Fans of the Arizona Cardinals can find their football fix when NBCSN re-airs Super Bowl XLIII Wednesday night.
For football fans wanting a little action, NBCSN will have your fix. Starting Monday, the network will begin re-airing some classic Super Bowl matchups, beginning with a Monday night game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII. On Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET, the cable network will show the Arizona Cardinals versus the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.
With live sporting events in short supply these days, ESPN, and FOX/FS1 have done a great job re-running some very good games. All the matchups that will run this week on the network were originally aired on NBC and will offer commentary throughout the rebroadcast, with Liam McHugh interviewing some of the players who participated in the selected Super Sunday events.
As for the game between the Cardinals and Steelers, fans will recall many highlights, despite not caring much for the final score, 27-23. The game, played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, was exciting late as Arizona would make a run and be more than competitive right up to the final gun.
For Pittsburgh, it was a sixth Super Bowl Championship. For the Cardinals, it was a hard-fought loss that would also thrust quarterback Kurt Warner back on to the main stage, since leading the St. Louis Rams to a win in Super Bowl XXXIV, and earning MVP honors.
Arizona would storm back to score 16 consecutive points, led by a huge 64-yard touchdown reception by soon-to-be Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald. His score would allow the Cardinals to take the lead for the first time in the game with only 2:37 left in regulation. However, that lead would be short-lived, as Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes would answer with a 78-yard touchdown reception to give the Steelers the lead for good with only 35 seconds left on the clock.