January 5, 1998
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers * Time: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. * TV: Channel 4. * Radio: KNX (1070). * Records: Broncos 14-4, Steelers 12-5. * The Line: Steelers by 1 1/2. * Broncos by the numbers (with NFL ranking): Offense--367.0 (1st) Passing--218.4 (9th) Rushing--148.6 (3rd) Defense--291.9 (5th) vs. Pass--179.3 (5th) vs. Rush--112.7 (16th) * Steelers by the numbers (with NFL ranking): Offense--346.4 (6th) Passing--191.4 (23rd) Rushing--154.9 (1st) Defense--294.1 (6th) vs. Pass--211.
October 4, 1998 |
Dan Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, still walks to his office in Three Rivers Stadium every day from the house where his parents once lived on the North Side. On Sundays, he'll often have his pregame meal with the reporters in the media lounge.
February 2, 2006 |
If the state of mind of their second-year quarterback concerns the Pittsburgh Steelers entering Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, Ben Roethlisberger may have helped ease their fears Wednesday. While teammates and coaches sat at tables and podiums surrounded by reporters during a 45-minute interview session, Roethlisberger laughingly worked the room, digital camera in hand and biting comments at the ready.
February 5, 2006 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers are so much better than the Seattle Seahawks this year that the only reason to play today's game is to avoid disappointing the throngs of party-goers who have turned the Super Bowl into an unofficial national holiday. At the moment, the one-sided nature of this game isn't commonly realized because Pittsburgh was seeded sixth among AFC teams this season whereas Seattle was clearly No. 1 in the NFC. Yet those rankings are misleading, as rankings often are.
January 23, 2006 |
Before considering the potential ramifications of a Seattle-Pittsburgh Super Bowl -- coffee versus ketchup, microbrews versus many brews, Starbucks versus the Star Bus -- let us consider where some key Super Bowl XL participants were a decade ago. Seahawks: For a few minutes in 1995, this team was bound for Anaheim, with then-owner Ken Behring swooping in to capitalize on a city suffering from Ram withdrawal and hoping to leverage a new Seattle stadium out of the flirtation.
September 8, 2006 |
Seven months after winning one for the thumb, the Pittsburgh Steelers won the NFL opener with one big arm tied behind their back. With recuperating quarterback Ben Roethlisberger cheering him on from the sideline -- and Heinz Field shaking from rafters to pilings -- Pittsburgh backup Charlie Batch threw three touchdown passes to power the defending champions to a 28-17 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Dolphins. But Batch didn't do it alone.
September 29, 2008 |
The Baltimore Ravens are 2-0. That's short for two and Ohio. The Ravens, whose two victories have come against the winless Cincinnati Bengals and 1-3 Cleveland Browns, will face their first big test tonight when they play at Pittsburgh with the AFC North lead at stake. It will be the first road game for Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco, and the pressure will be on Baltimore's defense to prove its first two games were no mirage.
December 9, 2007 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It's just another game. That's what first-year Pittsburgh Coach Mike Tomlin has been telling his players all week, trying to dial down the expectations and anticipation heading into today's showdown against undefeated New England. Never mind that the Steelers have a chance to derail the Patriots' designs on joining the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only NFL teams to finish with an unblemished record. "Their quest to go undefeated is not our story," Tomlin said.