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The little things mattered in SB XLIII

Originally Published: February 2, 2009
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders

Super Bowl XLIII was a game of inches and sleights of hand. It wasn't just the tiptoes of Santonio Holmes or the inches forward Kurt Warner's arm failed to take, though.

It was the three inches Ben Roethlisberger didn't get on a first-quarter dive and the inches James Harrison did get with no time left at the end of the half. It was the step backward by an offensive lineman that nearly tripped Warner on what ended up being his first touchdown pass, and the step that Justin Hartwig didn't ...

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