38 Facts About Steelers


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

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

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

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

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Two minority investors the 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 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 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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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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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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Steelers logo was introduced in 1962 and is based on the "Steelmark", originally designed by Pittsburgh's U S Steel and now owned by the American Iron and Steel Institute .

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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 Steelers' organization decided to keep them and use them as a third option during home games only.

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In 2012, the 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 Steelers in their 1934 season.

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

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In 2018, the 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–Steelers rivalry was one of the most heated of the 1970s and early to mid-1980s.

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In 2011, after appearing in Super Bowl XLV, the 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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The only other franchises with winning AFC playoff records against Steelers include the Los Angeles Chargers, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Broncos .

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

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Steelers have a tradition of having a large fanbase, which has spread from Pittsburgh.

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

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For 31 seasons, the Steelers shared Forbes Field with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1933 to 1963.

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From 1964 to 1969, the 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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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 Steelers; he is one of only four coaches to coach a single NFL team for 23 years.

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

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

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

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Steelers Digest is the only official newspaper for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

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

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