Happy Halloween: 5 scariest moments in Arizona Cardinals history

2 of 5

Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of Super Bowl XLIII championship ring to commemorate the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on February 1, 2009 on display at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport

Santonio Holmes touchdown catch to clinch Super Bowl XLIII victory for the Pittsburgh Steelers February 1, 2009

While there were certainly some super moments of this game that all Cardinals fans will remember, this one certainly was a heart-stopper for Cardinals fans.  While it is still debated today whether Holmes was actually all the way in the end zone or not the fact is, the Cardinals let the Steelers run down the field without issue with less than two minutes left and the Cardinals leading 27-23 at the time.

The game itself was full of ups and downs.  The Steelers looked to be fully in control after a James Harrison’s interception return for touchdown at the end of the first half and then took a 20-7 lead at one point in the third quarter and the Cardinals unable to move the ball much.

Then quarterback Kurt Warner and receiver Larry Fitzgerald happened.  The Cardinals eventually not only got back in the game but took the 27-23 lead late in the game.  It appeared the Cardinals had come to win, not just show up and say they made it to Tampa.

Unfortunately though a lot of hearts in Arizona got a bolt that still makes us sad to the day.  Holmes did make a very nice catch and the rest is history.  The Cardinals have now built a team that hopes to get back to the Super Bowl and help make this moment a forgotten one.

Next: The tip of the iceburg