You could say that the Steelers are still doing it, only this time, they are doing it in different fashion. When the Steelers first rose to prominence as an NFL power in the early 1970s, they did so behind the backbone of perhaps the finest defense in NFL history, the mighty Steel Curtain, a unit that simply smothered opposing offenses and bludgeoned them into submission. In the 1974 AFC Championship Game, the Steelers limited the Raiders to 29 yards rushing and then checked the Minnesota Vikings on 17 yards rushing in the Super Bowl.
The current edition of the Steelers is all about lighting it up. In 2015 the Steelers were the third-best offense in the NFL and the fifth-best passing offense. But they haven’t forgot what made them famous. The Steelers were also the fifth-best defense at stopping the run.
When you consider that it took the Pittsburgh Steelers 39 years as an NFL team just to make the playoffs, what they’ve accomplished since is quite impressive.
The Steelers won their first division title in 1972, winning the AFC Central and reaching the AFC Championship Game. It launched a run of eight straight years in the playoffs, a stretch that included four Super Bowl triumphs and a half-dozen apperances in the AFC Championship Game.
Pittsburgh has just kept on rolling, never going more than four years in succession without making a postseason appearance. Pittsburgh’s 15 AFC Championship Games are an NFL record, as are the Steelers’ 11 home championship games. The Steelers have won a record six Super Bowls and share the lead in Super Bowl appearances with eight.
Tomlin is just the third head coach the Steelers have known since 1969. Prior to Tomlin, Bill Cowher was at the helm from 1992-2006, and before him, it was Chuck Noll from 1969-91. All three of them won the Super Bowl.
Over the same time frame, the Cincinnati Bengals have employed nine head coaches and the Cleveland Browns have utilized 18 head coaches. The Baltimore Ravens, only in existence since 1996, have also used three head coaches.
Who Does Pittsburgh Steelers Play Next
The first step to formulate a solid betting strategy is to make sure you know everything about the Steelers next encounter, especially the game odds, both of which can be seen below.
Pittsburgh Steelers Game Schedule
The Pittsburgh Steelers game schedule is ready below for your perusal. It offers a glimpse into the future, and provides a primary resource for avid bettors.
Pittsburgh Steelers Standings Today
Here’s where the Pittsburgh Steelers’ up to date standings in the AFC North can be located so check the page regularly to ensure you’re on top of your betting profile.
How To Make Money Betting On Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are still the talk of the AFC North. And they will be for at least another few years. Their offense is one of the most electric in the league and they are outstanding at home. The Black and Yellow are a formidable team who is expected to contend for the AFC crown until Big Ben can no longer play at an elite level. And who knows when that will be.
For now, back the Steelers for the over and strongly consider them as futures bets. They aren't the best defensive team in the world but what they lack on that side of the ball they more than make up for on offense.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, because in Pittsburgh, it always rings for Big Ben. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger arrived in the NFL winning and he hasn't stopped.
At 23, Roethlisberger was the youngest winning quarterback in Super Bowl history. He's one of only six QBs in NFL history to post a win against at least 31 different teams. His .710 career winning percentage is fourth-best in NFL history among QBs with at least 100 career starts.
Roethlisberger is one of the NFL's most effective passers. He rates ninth all-time in passer rating (94.0), and is tied for 10th all-time in completion percentage (63.85 per cent).