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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, Oakland 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|
|1st 2020 Draft Pick:||#49 Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame|
|2020 Power Ranking:||16|
|Team in a Tweet:||If Big Ben is healthy, you better not doubt.|
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|Week 1||@ Giants||26-16 W|
|Week 2||vs Broncos||26-21 W|
|Week 3||vs Texans||28-21 W|
|Week 5||vs Eagles||38-29 W|
|Week 6||vs Browns||38-7 W|
|Week 7||@ Titans||27-24 W|
|Week 8||@ Ravens||28-24 W|
|Week 9||@ Cowboys||24-19 W|
|Week 10||vs Bengals||TBA|
|Week 11||@ Jaguars||TBA|
|Week 12||vs Ravens||TBA|
|Week 13||vs Washington||TBA|
|Week 14||@ Bills||TBA|
|Week 15||@ Bengals||TBA|
|Week 16||vs Colts||TBA|
|Week 17||@ Browns||TBA|
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.
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 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Pittsburgh Steelers have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Pittsburgh Steelers:
After five years of assistant positions at the collegiate level, Mike Tomlin began his NFL coaching career in 2001 as a defensive backs coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quickly climbing the ranks, Tomlin then became the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, before being appointed to his current position as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007.
In Tomlin’s 13-year coaching career he has made the playoffs eight times with a 141-80-1 record, has not had a singular losing season and most notably, coached the franchise to Super Bowl success in 2008, becoming the youngest head coach to ever win a Super Bowl. However, with a resume as padded as this, Tomlin still finds himself under pressure for his position.
The Steelers are an organization littered with history and success, when they say every year that their goal is to win the Super Bowl, they mean it. So for Tomlin, three playoff wins since 2014, just doesn’t cut it. There is no doubt that Mike Tomlin is a great coach, however, if Pittsburgh are to miss the playoff this season it would be the first time they missed the three-consecutive postseason since 1998-2000, and Tomlin would be held accountable.
Following a breakout year in 2018, JuJu Smith-Schuster was voted the Steelers MVP by his teammates for his 111 reception, 1,426 yards and 7 touchdown season. The 2019 season was a statistical and performance regression for Smith-Schuster, only accumulating 42 receptions for 552 yards, and 3 touchdowns. After missing 4 games though injuries in 2019, Smith-Schuster is coming into the 2020 season healthy.
As is future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who missed 14 games in 2019 with an elbow injury. With a healthy Ben Roethlisberger throwing the football, along with a running game will increase Juju’s numbers.
However, Smith-Schuster does need to prove that he can perform as the number one receiver in Pittsburgh, having had his best season as the second receiver behind Antonio Brown. 2020 will be a defining year for JuJu’s reputation in the league, proving whether his one great season was a fluke, or his one poor season was an anomaly.
After a remarkable 2019 season, 25-year-old T.J Watt took the family bragging rights from brother J.J (Houston) as the best football player in the family. Following a strong rookie season in 2017, Watt made a name for himself in his second and third years as a pro.
In 2018, Watt racked up 13.0 sacks, 21 quarterback hits and six forced fumbles. Before raising the bar in 2019 and ranking in the top five in the NFL for sacks (14.5), quarterback hits (36), forced fumbles (8) and fumble recoveries (4), as well as bringing in two interceptions.
Watt earned back to back Pro Bowl invitations in 2018/2019 and was voted the 2019 Steelers MVP in his first All Pro First Team season. Watt, who was a finalist for 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is set for a substantial pay day in 2022. And if he can maintain his health throughout the next two seasons he’ll be worth every dollar.
The Steelers never really got off running throughout their 2019 NFL campaign. The Steelers began their season being marked at +1210 on September 9 ahead of their opening clash against the New England Patriots. However, by September 24 after suffering three defeats in their opening three games they rose up to +8000.
The Steelers managed to respond after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on October 10, but even that wasn’t enough to influence the odds during that period of time as two days after they broke their winning drought they were marked at +24667.
The next two games before the bye provided some mixed results for the Steelers as they won one and lost one and went into their break with a value of +7867 between October 17 and October 25.
Ahead of the Steelers re-start they were valued at +8333 on October 26, and by November 11 they were +4000 as they resumed after the bye with a bang winning three games in a row defeating Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams. They suffered their fifth defeat on November 15 when they fell to the Cleveland Browns which meant their value rose up again to +10867 by November 21.
However, by four days later on November 25 they were valued at +8867 heading into their clash with Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers got their season on track when they endured a three game winning streak as the defeated Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Falcons and by December 14 they were at +800.
But that was the lowest they got during the season as they ended their season with a three game losing streak and by December 24 they finished their season on +208333.
Despite the Steelers finishing with an 8-8 record they still finished second in the AFC North. They had a relatively good against the record spread record as they were in the top 20 in the NFL for all categories.
They were ranked ninth in the overall standings with a 9-7-0 record and second in the AFC North. When they were the home team they were ranked third with a record of 5-3-0 (first in the AFC North). They dropped to 19th in the NFL (and 3rd in the AFC North) when they were on the road with a record of 4-4-0.
The Steelers over/under record wasn’t that great compared to their against the spread records as the highest ranking when it came to over/under was when they were the home team with a record of 3-5-0 which earned them 26th in the NFL (fourth in the AFC North).
The Steelers then had the second worst record when it came to the overall record and when they were on the road as they both were ranked 31st in the league (both fourth in AFC North) with an overall record of 4-12-0 and an away record of 1-7-0, respectively.
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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 new season of the NFL has begun! The Pittsburgh Steelers finished with an 8-8 win loss record in the 2019 season.
Did the Pittsburgh Steelers win last night?
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How much is the Pittsburgh Steelers worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Pittsburgh Steelers are worth $3 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?
Good news for all you NFL fans, the new season has started! At this stage we do not know whether the Pittsburgh Steelers will make the playoffs this year, but they didn’t make the playoffs in the 2019 season.
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 standings in the 2019 season.
How many games did the Pittsburgh Steelers win?
The Pittsburgh Steelers won eight games in the 2019 NFL season.
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