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Troy Polamalu helped carry the Steelers through Ben Roethlisberger’s four-game suspension at the start of the 2010 season.
In doing so, this was his most acrobatic highlight.
The Steelers led 19-3 at Tennessee with 1:13 left, but the Titans were making things interesting. They had a 1st-and-goal at the Steelers’ 1.
Then it was Polamalu to the rescue, and he looked like a superhero flying through the air as he timed the snap and leaped over the line of scrimmage to drop Titans quarterback Kerry Collins for a 1-yard loss.
The Titans scored a touchdown 10 seconds later, made the two-point conversion, recovered the onside kick and reached the Steelers’ 31 with 20 seconds left. But that was as close as they’d get. The most spectacular of Polamalu’s signature line-of-scrimmage leaps cost the Titans precious seconds.
The Steelers won 19-11 and improved to 2-0. They went 3-1 in Roethlisberger’s absence in what turned out to be a Super Bowl season.