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Flashback Friday: Parker, Holmes Lead Steelers To Blowout Win Over Panthers In 2006

Sometimes, two teams in the NFL are so far apart in talent level that blowouts transpire and the game looks easy for one side, while appearing foreign for the other.

That was the case on December 17, 2006 in Charlotte, North Carolina in a nonconference matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers — one year removed from the Super Bowl XL title — and the moribund Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

That afternoon, in what was the third-to-last game of Bill Cowher’s career as head coach of the Steelers, saw Pittsburgh cruise to a 37-3 win in completely dominant fashion thanks to a great rushing attack, some big special teams plays, and a punishing defense that recorded five sacks on the afternoon.