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|Colours:||Black & gold|
|Hall of Famers:||Jerome Bettis, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Bill Dudley, Joe Greene, Kevin Greene, Jack Ham, Franco Harris, John Henry Johnson, Walt Kiesling, Jack Lambert, Bobby Layne,John McNally, John Stallworth, Ernie Stautner, Lynn Swann, Mike Webster & Rod Woodson|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Chuck Noll|
|Rivals:||Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Las Vegas Raiders, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans & Dallas Cowboys|
|Legends:||Joe Greene, Ernie Stautner, L.C. Greenwood, Greg Lloyd & Hines Ward|
|Retired Numbers:||70 & 75|
|Conference:||American Football Conference|
|Super Bowl Championships:||6: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005 & 2008|
|Conference Championships:||8: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008 & 2010|
The Steelers provided one of the longest waits before their fans and the franchise saw them lift a championship of any sort. That wait lasted 40 years, for the oldest franchise in the AFC and the seventh oldest in the NFL as before that they couldn’t capitalize early on with their star powers, but their fortunes started to change in the late 60s.
The Steelers were on the verge of something in the late 60s and early 70s but in 1969 really set the foundation for the Steelers for future success for the franchise that was established in 1933.
Although the Steelers finished last in the 1969 season in the Century Division winning one game, the team was stacked with talent featuring Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Terry Bradshaw, Mel Blount and Franco Harris, they were coached by Chuck Noll.
By the turn of the decade the Steelers became one of the most formidable franchises in the NFL as they finally saw brighter days in the 70s. The Steelers were always moving up the table from 1969 to 1971 and by 1972 after almost half a century of waiting, the Steelers finished on top of the AFC Central to claim their first trophy of any sort in 40 years.
Although they lost the 1972 AFC Championship game to the Miami Dolphins by four points, this was just the beginning of the Steelers golden generation. Two years later, it seemed the Steelers learned from their AFC Championship defeat. The Steelers began their 1974 campaign by being the only team in NFL history to draft four future Hall of Famers in the one draft.
Pittsburgh played with a hard nosed defense with Jack Lambert winning Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1974 and Defensive Player of the Year in 1976, Joe Greene winning Defensive Player of the Year in 1974 and Mel Blount winning Defensive Player of the Year in 1975.
The Steelers dominated this time, winning their first AFC Championship in 1974 before going on to win their first Super Bowl in that same year allowing a maximum of 14 points across all three playoff games. They went back-to-back in 1975 with Lynn Swann winning Finals MVP and 17 points being the most they allowed during the playoffs.
Two ‘down’ years in 1976 and 1977 saw them still win their division but unable to make the Super Bowl before Terry Bradshaw led the team back to ultimate glory. Bradshaw won NFL and Super Bowl MVP in 1978 leading the Steelers to their third Super Bowl victory before leading them back in 1979. Pittsburgh would win back-to-back Super Bowls for the second time in six years, with Bradshaw winning his second straight Super Bowl MVP.
The year of 1980 saw the Steelers plagued with injuries and marked the end of their golden era with key players retiring. Pittsburgh would only make the playoffs five times in the next 12 seasons before a change of coach to Bill Cowher in 1992 brought six straight playoff appearances, including a lost Super Bowl to the Dallas Cowboys in 1995.
The year of 2004 saw the Pittsburgh Steelers draft Ben Roethlisberger who would go on to win Offensive Rookie of the Year and then lead the team to their fifth Super Bowl in 2005, with wide receiver Hines Ward winning Super Bowl MVP.
The year of 2007 saw a coaching change to Mike Tomlin and in just his second year, Tomlin won Coach of the Year and led the Steelers to another Super Bowl, their sixth and most recent. James Harrison won Defensive Player of the Year and wide receiver Santonio Holmes won Super Bowl MVP for his 131 yard, 1 touchdown performance.
Two years later, Pittsburgh was back in the Super Bowl and despite having Troy Polamalu win Defensive Player of the Year, they were overpowered by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Pittsburgh has been a steady and consistent team over the last nine years since that Super Bowl loss. Five playoff appearances, with one Conference Championship game and never having a season below .500, but with reigning MVP, Lamar Jackson, leading divisional rivals the Baltimore Ravens, Big Ben and the Steelers have a tough road back to the Super Bowl.
The Steelers kicked off 2020 with an 11-0 run, their best start to a season in franchise history. However even with 11 consecutive wins behind them, Pittsburgh did not have many (if any) victories against top tier teams and although they had a formidable defense, the Steelers inability to run the ball (last in the league – 84.4 yards per game) made it tough to see them as contenders.
Pittsburgh lost four of their final five games of the regular season, securing a playoff berth after the Miami Dolphins lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14 and clinching their first AFC North title since 2017 with a Week 16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
In terms of 12-4 seasons in the history of the NFL, the 2020 Steelers were far from one of the best, having hardly been recognised as the best team in their conference let alone the NFL during the 2020 season.
The Steelers faced their division rivals in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, hosting the Browns in Pittsburgh. Cleveland piled on 28 first quarter points to zero, leaving Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense too much to do in the final three quarters. Roethlisberger finished the game with 501 yards and 4 touchdowns, however the Steelers QB also turned the ball over on five occassion (four interceptions and lost a fumble), as Cleveland defeated Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for the first time since 2003.
The Big Ben era is over in Pittsburgh and it ended without a bang. As the Steelers were dispatched by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the playoffs. 2022 will be an interesting year in the ‘Burg.
If you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Pittsburgh Steelers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
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Mike Tomlin returns for his 16th season at the helm of the Pittsburgh Steelers and he is arguably one of the most underrated coaches in all of the National Football League. In 15 years as the head coach of the Steelers he has never posted a losing record and he already has a Super Bowl ring to his name.
He has an overall record of 162-94-2 and has made two Super Bowl appearances. He has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to back to back playoff appearances and will be looking for yet another AFC North division. However, he is often criticized for his early playoff exits over the last several seasons.
Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky, and Mason Rudolph are all competing for the starting spot for the Steelers quarterback position this season. If recent reports are true it’ll be the rookie Pickett that gets the nod to start in Week 1. Najee Harris is going to be the starting running back for the second straight season.
They brought in rookie George Pickens to replace the production of Juju Smith Schuster after he left over the off-season. However, the big question mark on this offensive unit is going to be their offensive line, as they were rated as one of the worst in football last season and will need to improve a ton this season if they want to return to the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has always been the staple of their team and that looks to be the case again this season. As normal TJ Watt will be the centerpiece of this unit on the defensive line while new signing Larry Ogunjobi will play opposite of him on the left side.
Devin Bush and Myles Jack will fill the linebacker spots as they look to be one of the best tandems in the league. Alex Highsmoth and Levi Wallace will play the other two LBs spots. While Terrell Edmunds, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Cameron Sutton have the chance to be one of the best defensive backfields in the league as well.
Last season the Pittsburgh Steelers finished with a record of 9-7-1 and they are expected to regress and be worse then they were during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to win around seven of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season.
The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (-125), while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (+105) heading into the 2022-23 season. Their odds to win their division are currently (+1000), while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+5000) at the moment.
Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+9000) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season. This puts them as one of the longshots to bring home the title this season. They are currently the favorites in three of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road.
They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in zero of their seventeen games and two possession underdogs in one of their seventeen games this season as they are 9.5 point underdogs against the Buffalo Bills.
It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a stacked conference like the AFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the Pittsburgh Steelers being on the less successful end of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.
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Where do the Pittsburgh Steelers play?
The Pittsburgh Steelers play their home games at Heinz Field.
Who owns the Pittsburgh Steelers?
The Rooney family owns the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Has the Pittsburgh Steelers won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six Super Bowls.
Who is the Pittsburgh Steelers coach?
Mike Tomlin is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Do the Pittsburgh Steelers play tonight?
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What is the Pittsburgh Steelers record?
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2021 season with a 9-7-1 record.
Did the Pittsburgh Steelers win last night?
Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Pittsburgh Steelers worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Pittsburgh Steelers are worth $3.43 billion.
Who do the Pittsburgh Steelers play tonight?
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How to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers?
You can watch the Pittsburgh Steelers on CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket & on Steelers.com. You can also stream Steelers games on the Steelers app, Yahoo sports app, CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass & NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on Steelers Nation Radio (SNR) and NFL Game Pass app.
Will the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs this year?
The Pittsburgh Steelers did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 9-7-1 record, second in the AFC North and seventh in the AFC.
When do the Pittsburgh Steelers play?
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When is the next Pittsburgh Steelers game?
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Where did the Pittsburgh Steelers finish the season?
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished second in the AFC North and seventh in the AFC.
How many games did the Pittsburgh Steelers win?
The Pittsburgh Steelers won 9 games in the 2021 NFL season.
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