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2011 Super Bowl: Hines Ward Catches Touchdown Pass, Steelers Down 21-10 At Half

Ben Roethlisberger comes up big, finally, with a minute left before halftime, completing three big passes to Hines Ward (two of them in some pretty serious traffic), the last of which was for a touchdown to the deep right corner of the end zone. The Steelers now trail 21-10 with 39 seconds left to play in the half.

Before this drive, Roethlisberger had three passing first downs and two interceptions, even though he had actually been getting some nice protection from the Steelers’ much-maligned offensive line. So it’s nice to see him come to life a bit. Shaun Suisham uncharacteristically pins the kickoff deep in the end zone, and the Packers will run out the clock. The Steelers will head to the locker room down 11 points. Given the interceptions, it could have been worse. It was a nice half for Rashard Mendenhall, Antwaan Randle El, and Ward, but a rough one for Roethlisberger and the Steelers' secondary.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.