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VIDEO: Remembering When Antwaan Randle El Fooled the Seahawks With This Incredible Trick Play in Super Bowl XL

Max Staley
VIDEO: Remembering when Antwaan Randle El helped seal Super Bowl XL on this trick play.
VIDEO: Remembering when Antwaan Randle El helped seal Super Bowl XL on this trick play. / YouTube/Hyperchain
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There is, perhaps, no game more worthy of being a "kitchen-sink game" than the Super Bowl. Teams will try anything to catch the defense slipping and score some easy points. But the play call the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL might be the most iconic trick play the Super Bowl has ever seen.

With a 4-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh ran what was essentially a hybrid of a reverse and a flea flicker. All that window dressing worked, as Hines Ward was deep down the field with a few steps on his defender. But none of that matters if wide receiver Antwaan Randle El doesn't make a perfect throw. And boy, is this throw perfect.

The former Indiana Hoosiers QB delivered an absolute laser while on the run, hitting Ward in stride. That put Pittsburgh up, 21-10, and the team would go on to win the game by that same final score.

While the "Philly Special" is iconic in its own right, it's hard to argue that it's better than this 43-yard strike from Randle El.


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