The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most legendary NFL teams. Here, we will take a look at their best Super Bowl performances. Not only quarterbacks will surface on this list, but several other roles also contributed to the team’s success.
Without further ado, here are the best Steelers Super Bowl performances in history.
6. Super Bowl XIV: Terry Bradshaw
- Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
This season was not a good one for quarterbacks. However, Pittsburgh’s Terry Bradshaw threw for 309 yards and 2 TDs making him the automatic MVP. This game however showcased other key pieces of the Steelers’ lineup; Franco Harris scored 2 rushing touchdowns while gaining 46 yards on 20 carries. Lynn Swann was the main man in the air with 5 catches, recording 79 receiving yards.
5. Super Bowl XL: Hines Ward
- Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10
In a sloppy game, Super Bowl XL highlighted how a single play can turn the tide in a matter of seconds. Hines Ward is proof of this. He was able to clinch a ring thanks to a late 43-yard touchdown catch off a pass from wide receiver Antwaan Randle, It was one of the best trick plays in Super Bowl history. Steelers tailback Willie Parker had 93 rushing yards including a 75-yard touchdown.
4. Super Bowl X: Lynn Swann
- Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
Pittsburgh’s wide receiver Lynn Swann led the league with a total of 11 touchdown catches in the 1975 regular season, It did not come as a surprise he was able to show his talents at Super Bowl X. His catches were for: 32, 53, 12 and 64 yards. The 53-yarder is one of the most incredible and well-known, with him outdueling Cowboys safety Mark Washington. The 64-yard catch resulted in a fourth-quarter touchdown that gave the Steelers a 21-10 lead and the trophy soonafter.
3. Super Bowl XIII: Terry Bradshaw
- Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
Bradshaw led his team once more to a Super Bowl title, going 17-of-30 for 318 yards and 4 touchdowns. Swann and John Stallworth combined for 10 catches, 239 yards and 3 touchdowns. This matchup was an offensive showcase. The 66 points were the highest total at the time. Since then this has been surpassed three times.
2. Super Bowl IX: Franco Harris
- Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
Pittsburgh’s Franco Harris holds the record for most carries (101) and rushing yards (354) in Super Bowl history. Super Bowl IX was his best out of his four l appearances. His 34 carries in IX are the second-highest in any Super Bowl. On top of that, Harris rushed for a total of 141 more yards than Minnesota, which carried the ball 21 times for a mere 17 yards.
1. Super Bowl XLIII: Santonio Holmes
- Pittsburgh Steelers 27 – Arizona Cardinals 23
Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes pushed himself into stardom after his legendary catch in the last minute that gave Pittsburgh another Super Bowl trophy. Holmes grabbed a pass from Ben Roethlisberger near the sideline in the end zone, barely placing his toes inbounds for the game-winning. Holmes had 9 catches for 131 yards in the game. A pair of other catches were nullified by penalties.