Parker, Herndon set Super Bowl records

Updated: February 5, 2006, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

 Kelly Herndon
 Willie Parker
DETROIT -- Willie Parker of Pittsburgh and Kelly Herndon of Seattle set Super Bowl records for long plays in the third quarter Sunday.

Parker ran 75 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the second half, 1 yard longer than Marcus Allen's touchdown run for the Los Angeles Raiders against Washington in 1984.

Parker's run put the Steelers up 14-3.

With the Steelers apparently driving for another score, Herndon stepped in front of Cedrick Wilson at the Seattle 4, grabbed the pass thrown by Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 76 yards to the Steelers' 20. Seattle scored three plays later to make it 14-10.

Herndon's return was 1 yard longer than Willie Brown's interception return for a touchdown against Minnesota in 1977.

Parker, the Steelers' leading rusher this season with 1,202 yards, was limited to 11 yards on six carries in the first half. But coach Bill Cowher said at halftime the Steelers had to stay with the run, and they did so by getting Parker free on a second-and-10 play.

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