Super Bowl

Long-Suffering Cards Confront Steelers

Super Bowl XLIII, between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, promises to pit "stability against futility," as the Los Angeles Times puts it. The Steelers want a record-breaking sixth Super Bowl ring to go with the five they already have. The Cardinals haven't won a championship in 61 years, the longest dry spell of any NFL team, and made it into the championship by the skin of their teeth, pulling consecutive playoff victories over Atlanta, Carolina, and Philadelphia in a series of upsets. "We are definitely the underdogs," Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said. Pittsburgh is favored to win by a touchdown.