The NFL offseason, especially after the draft takes place, is usually full of lists and rankings in order to keep a steady stream of content flowing. This offseason is not any different and it’s always interesting to see the kind of lists and rankings that get pushed out to the masses from the major media outlets post draft and until the start of training camps.
On Tuesday, the NFL released a video ranking of the 15 most iconic touchdowns in Super Bowl history and the only reason that I’m passing it on is because over a quarter of them feature the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Checking in at 14th overall on the video rankings is the 43-yard touchdown pass from Antwaan Randle El to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL. That trick play, in case you forgot, came on a 1st and 10 play from the Seattle Seahawks 43-yard-line with 9:04 left in the fourth quarter and the Steelers leading the game 14-10.
Checking in at 13th overall on this list is the 64-yard touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw to Lynn Swann in Super Bowl X against the Dallas Cowboys. That play, by the way, came on a 3rd and 4 from the Cowboys 36-yard-line with 3:04 left in the fourth quarter and the Steelers leading 15-10.
Ranked ninth on the list is the 100-yard interception return for a touchdown by James Harrison to close out the first half of Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals.
Finally, the 6-yard touchdown pass From Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes with 42 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIII is ranked No. 1 on the NFL’s list of plays. That play, by the way, came on 2nd and 6 and as you all remember was reviewed before it was ultimately confirmed a score.
Are there any other iconic touchdowns in Super Bowl history that got snubbed?