It wasn't Bill Leavy this time, and it wasn't the Super Bowl. But once again, the Steelers benefited from some over zealous officiating in a playoff win.
I believe ESPN columnist Gregg Easterbrook says it best:
"A ticky-tacky holding penalty wiped out a 55-yard punt return touchdown for Baltimore in the fourth quarter; the Ravens settled for a field goal. A ticky-tacky, and quite rare, holding penalty against a Baltimore defensive lineman converted a Steelers' third-and-goal at the 3 into a first-and-goal at the 1 in the final moments. Both calls were the sort that could be made against any team on any snap of any game, and both went against the visitor in the fourth quarter of a postseason contest. On the defensive holding at the goal line, to me it seemed the Steelers, not the Ravens, were the ones holding. The punt call cost the Ravens four points and the goal-line call all but awarded the Steelers four points -- had it gone against Pittsburgh, a field goal was the likely result of the possession. That's eight fourth-quarter points for the home team in a game it won by seven points."
I've said it countless times, let the players decide the outcome. Officials shouldn't be throwing flags on marginal calls that could go either way, that could be called on most plays, and that directly impact the outcome of a game.
And they sure as hell shouldn't be making such calls in the 4th quarter of a close playoff game.