Steelers Had One More Play If Harrison Had Been Ruled Down
Lost in the excitement of the interception by linebacker James Harrison for a touchdown as the first half expired in Super Bowl 43 is the fact that the Steelers would have had one more play. If Harrison would have been ruled down at the half foot line, the Steelers would of been allowed one more play because of the personal foul facemask penalty on Cardinals tackle Elton Brown, before the turnover occurred. The Steelers would have been given the ball half the distance from the spot of the tackle and given one more play even with the clock being expired in the half. VP of Officiating, Mike Pereira, explained this on Tuesday on the NFL Network. The play was properly ruled by instant replay review as Harrison was never down after falling on the Cardinal player going into the endone.