36 Facts About Pittsburgh Steelers


Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference North division.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have won eight AFC championships, tied with the Denver Broncos, but behind the Patriots' record eleven AFC championships.

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The ownership of the Pittsburgh Steelers has remained within the Rooney family since the organization's founding.

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In 1970, the year they moved into Three Rivers Stadium and the year of the AFL–NFL merger, the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of three old-guard NFL teams to switch to the newly formed American Football Conference, in order to equalize the number of teams in the two conferences of the newly merged league.

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Pittsburgh Steelers did not use the term "retire", leaving open a possible return to the NFL as coach of another team.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers recorded their 400th victory in 2012 after defeating the Washington Redskins.

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Pittsburgh Steelers is the first Pittsburgh coach to never post a losing season.

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Two minority investors the Pittsburgh Steelers would bring in during this ownership restructuring have since gone on to become majority owners of their own teams:.

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In recent seasons the Pittsburgh Steelers have generally performed well, qualifying for the playoffs six times in the past ten seasons, while winning their division four times.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have the best winning percentage, earned the most All-Pro nominations, and have accumulated the most Super Bowl wins since the modern game started in 1970.

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Pittsburgh Steelers were a part of the NFL Eastern Division from 1933 to 1943 and were briefly in the Western Division in 1944, before retuning back to the Eastern Division until 1949.

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Pittsburgh Steelers have used black and gold as their colors since the club's inception, the lone exception being the 1943 season when they merged with the Philadelphia Eagles and formed the "Steagles"; the team's colors at that time were green and white as a result of wearing Eagles uniforms.

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Pittsburgh Steelers are the only NFL team that puts its logo on only one side of the helmet .

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The uniforms were so popular among fans that the Pittsburgh Steelers' organization decided to keep them and use them as a third option during home games only.

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In 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers introduced a new third uniform, consisting of a yellow jersey with black horizontal lines with black lettering and black numbers placed inside a white box, to represent the jerseys worn by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 1934 season.

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Also in 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers introduced its alternate black Color Rush uniforms.

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In 2018, the Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled a third uniform based on those worn by the Steel Curtain teams of the 1970s.

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Pittsburgh Steelers have three primary rivals, all within their division: .

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Raiders–Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry was one of the most heated of the 1970s and early to mid-1980s.

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However, Pittsburgh Steelers fired back with two straight AFC Championship victories over the Raiders in 1974 and 1975 to reach the Super Bowl.

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In 2011, after appearing in Super Bowl XLV, the Pittsburgh Steelers had their campaign to repeat as AFC Champions dashed in Denver after a stunning overtime upset by the Tim Tebow-led Broncos in January 2012, in what would become known as the "316 game".

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Pittsburgh Steelers did not exact revenge for the two losses until ending the Patriots' record-setting 21-game winning streak in week 6 of the 2004 NFL season.

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The only other franchises with winning AFC playoff records against Pittsburgh Steelers include the Los Angeles Chargers, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Broncos .

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The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the rivalry during the Houston era and defeated the Oilers in all three of their playoff matchups.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have sold out every home game since the 1972 season.

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Pittsburgh Steelers have numerous unofficial fan clubs in many cities throughout the country, that typically meet in bars or taverns on game days.

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Pittsburgh Steelers were the first NFL team to have a cheerleading squad, they were known as the Steelerettes.

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From 1964 to 1969, the Pittsburgh Steelers played exclusively at the on-campus facility before moving with the Pirates to Three Rivers Stadium on the city's Northside.

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Pittsburgh Steelers hold training camp east of the city at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

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Chuck Noll had the longest term as head coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers; he is one of only four coaches to coach a single NFL team for 23 years.

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Pittsburgh Steelers hold a national contract with Grupo Imagen for radio rights to their games in Mexico; Imagen broadcasts the Pittsburgh Steelers on their stations in 17 Mexican cities.

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Pittsburgh Steelers franchise has a rich history of producing well-known sportscasters over the years.

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Several former Pittsburgh Steelers players have gone on to careers in media after completing their playing careers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are portrayed in the following big-budget Hollywood films:.

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In June 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced an inaugural charity walk to raise money for the foundation.

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