Cardinals, Steelers to meet in Super Bowl
The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to the Super Bowl for the seventh time, while the Arizona Cardinals are making their first trip.
Pittsburgh, behind a suffocating defense, defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-14 in the AFC Championship on Sunday. The Steelers intercepted Baltimore rookie quarterback Joe Flacco three times.
The Arizona Cardinals, the No. 4 seed in the NFC, surprised the Philadelphis Eagles 32-25 in the championship on Sunday.
The teams will meet in two weeks in Tampa, Fla.
The matchup is intriguing -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin vs. the Cardinals' Ken Whisenhunt, the offensive coordinator when the Steelers won the Super Bowl three seasons ago who went to Arizona after being passed over for Pittsburgh's job.
Whisenhunt and his top assistant, Russ Grimm, left after the Steelers unexpectedly hired Tomlin, who has done something even Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher couldn't do by taking Pittsburgh to the Super Bowl in his second season.
Only the Steelers, 49ers and Cowboys have won five Supoer Bowl, and Pittsburgh can be the first to win six. If the Steelers beat Arizona, the 36-year-old Tomlin would be the youngest coach to win an NFL championship.