couldn't agree more, i think hookem's NTdaily summed it up pretty well
Seahawks’ blunders, bad luck hand Steelers Super Bowl win
Struggling QB enough for title ring
By Michael Neglia
February 07, 2006
The Pittsburgh Steelers became the NFL champions on Sunday night defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10, in a game that was as sloppy as it was boring.
Seattle out-gained and held a small edge in play against Pittsburgh throughout the first half, yet all they had to show for it was a 7-3 deficit. The Seahawks’ sloppiness and lack of luck led to them trailing at the end of the first half.
On its second drive of the game, the Seahawks made its first penetration into Steelers territory. The only problem was that guard Chris Gray was called for holding, thus ending the Seahawks threat.
After the Steelers’ offense was done boring everyone and punted, the Seahawks ran into some bad luck. Wide receiver Darrell Jackson caught a 16-yard touchdown pass, and while trying to get open, made the slightest push off. In what could be argued as a bad call, Jackson was called for offensive pass interference and the Seahawks had to settle for a field goal.
Seattle’s next malfunction was letting the Steelers convert a third-and-28 play when Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a 37-yard pass to wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward. The Steelers then scored three players later on a 1-yard run by Roethlisberger that was considered controversial to Seahawks fans. However, the right call was made.
If that wasn’t enough, the Seahawks had a chance to take the lead or cut its deficit to one before halftime. With under a minute remaining in the second quarter, the Seahawks wasted 35 seconds between plays and were forced to attempt a 54-yard field goal that sailed wide right.
The second half wasn’t much better for Seattle as the second play from scrimmage was a 75-yard touchdown run by Steelers running back Willie Parker.
After the Seahawks cut the lead to 14-10 after an awful pass by Roethlisberger, Seattle’s next blunder occurred.
Hasselbeck was able to find tight end Jeremy Stevens, who was finally able to hold onto the ball (he had four drops in the game), down the middle of the field at the 1-yard line. Another questionable call went against the Seahawks, when a holding was called on tackle Sean Locklear. Three plays later, Hasselbeck threw his only interception of the game.
Late in the contest, down 11 points, the Seahawks managed to get into field goal range, but bad decisions and time management forced Seattle to a fourth down pass that Stevens dropped.
With all that being said, the Steelers deserved to win. Pittsburgh played a better-executed game (not by much), made big plays when it counted (such as the reverse pass for a touchdown), and forced Seattle into a lot of its mistakes. Also, when a team makes that many mistakes it doesn’t deserve to win any game, let alone the Super Bowl.
So when the Seahawks go home and their fans complain about the game, they should realize that they cannot blame anyone for the loss except themselves.