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Leading Off
February 13, 2006
Call Waiting
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February 13, 2006

Leading Off

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Call Waiting

After being tackled at the goal line on a keeper in the second quarter of Super Bowl XL (inset), Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looked for the line judge's signal with Seahawks linebacker D.D. Lewis. The touchdown call, which was upheld upon review, put the Steelers up 7-3 and propelled them to a 21-10 victory on Sunday in Detroit (page 52).

Gold Rush

Early in the third quarter running back Willie Parker outraced the Seattle defense for a 75-yard score (inset), as Terrible Towel-- waving Steelers fans anticipated his arrival in the Ford Field end zone. Parker's run, which surpassed Marcus Allen's 74-yard dash in XVIII for the longest in Super Bowl history, gave Pittsburgh a 14-3 lead.

Sack, Rattle and Roll

Casey Hampton, the Steelers' 325-pound Pro Bowl nosetackle, showed he was light on his feet after a fourth-quarter sack (inset), one of three times Pittsburgh's defense got to Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Although Hasselbeck passed for 273 yards, he was intercepted once and threw for only one touchdown.

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