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Chad Brown. Chad Brown played for the Steelers for four years and in that time, recorded 30 sacks. Kevin Greene was only here for three years but when he left, he had gathered 35.5 sacks. Mike Merriweather played for six years and got to the QB 31 times.
6. The Steelers went to the Championship game in 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978 and 1979 and won four of them on their way to winning four Super Bowls: IX in January 1975 (16-6 vs Minnesota), X in January 1976 (21-17 vs. Dallas), XIII in January 1979 (35-31 v Dallas), and XIV in January 1980 (31-19 vs LA Rams).
Terry Bradshaw. "Mean" Joe Greene was the Steelers #1 pick in 1969. Shanklin was The Steelers 2nd pick in the '70 draft and Bloundt was the third.
Joe Greene. "Mean" Joe Greene racked up 5 sacks while playing against the Houston Oilers. L.C. Greenwood came close to tying that mark in 1979 but fell half a sack short. Chad Brown came close in 1996 when he snagged the QB 4.5 times.
|Which opposing QB threw six touchdown passes against the Steelers in the same game back in the early 1990s?
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Jim Kelly. Jim Kelly threw 6 touchdowns against the Steelers on September 8th, 1991. In that same game, Don Beebe caught 4 of those TD passes.
Martin Kottler. Martin Kottler set the mark of 99 yards for a touchdown way back in 1933 while playing the Chicago Cardinals.
|Since the AFL/NFL merger back in 1970, the Steelers have built a reputation for being a strong defensive team that controls the clock on offense. However, they have been known to put up a lot of points every once in a while too. In fact, back in 1952 they beat the Giants and set their "All Time Scoring" record by scoring how many points?||The Steelers of Pittsburgh
63 points. In a game played on November 30th, 1952 the Steelers beat the NY Giants 63-7. This game also set the "largest margin of victory" record of 56 points.
|The Green Bay Packers dished out the Steelers worst loss in franchise history when they beat them 54-7 in 1941. Which team later beat the Steelers even worse in terms of the point differential, when they won 51-0?||The Steelers of Pittsburgh
Cleveland Browns. As much as it hurts any true Steelers fan to admit, Cleveland gave the Steelers their worst loss in team history back in 1989 when they came into Three Rivers Stadium on opening day and threw the Steelers a 51-0 shut out. Green Bay beat them twice. Once in '33 and once in '41, both times by 47 points. New England beat them by 34 points back in 1987 and Detroit spanked them by 42 points in 1983.
|Which Steelers QB broke Bill Nelson's "Most Consecutive Passes Completed" mark, that had stood since 1967? ||The Steelers of Pittsburgh
Bubby Brister. Bubby Brister broke the long standing record of 13 in 1989 when he managed to complete 15 in a row against the Detroit Lions.
|Running back John Henry Johnson set a record when he gained 200 yards in one game back on October 10, 1964. Which Steelers running back was the first to break that record? ||The Steelers of Pittsburgh
John Fuqua. Barry Foster ran for 190 yards against the New York Jets in 1992, breaking Henry's home game record but John "Frenchy" Fuqua broke Henry's all time record in 1964 when he ran for 218 yards.
Courtney Hawkins. Courtney Hawkins broke the record on Novemebr 1, 1998 against the Titans with 14 receptions. Wilburn's record had stood since October 22, 1967 when he caught 12 passes against the Dallas Cowboys.
|How many head coaches have there been BETWEEN the Steelers first coach, Forrest "Jap" Douds, and coach Bill Cowher?
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13 coaches. This is a tricky question because Kiesling was co-head coach with Greasy Neale in 1943 and with Phil Handler in 1944. Due to World War II, the Steelers had to merge with the Eagles and Cardinals respectively so that they didn't have to temporarily shut down or fold completely.
Detroit Lions. The Steelers only won one game in 1969 and that was against the Detroit Lions in a 16-13 victory.
Chicago. Their first win was on Wednesday September 27, 1933: a 14-13 victory over the Chicago Cardinals (who finished the season 1-9-1). Pittsburgh trailed 0-13 at half time! This was their 2nd came of the season.
|Between October 5, 1975, and December 13, 1975, the Steelers set a new mark for "Most Consecutive Victories in the Regular Season", when they won _________ consecutive games? ||The Steelers of Pittsburgh
11. After losing the second game of the season to Buffalo, the Steelers won 11 games in a row. They lost their final game of the regular season to the Rams 3-10 but they made up for that late season let down by winning Super Bowl 10 when they beat Dallas 21-17
Neil O'Donnell. Even after his horrible 4th quarter in the Super Bowl, Neil O'Donnell was voted the Steelers "Most Valuable Player". Woodson won it in '93 and Lloyd in '94. Bettis was not a member of the '95 squad but did win it in '96, his first year with the team.
|The Steelers were not always known as the Steelers. What did they go by when they first came into the league?
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Pittsburgh Pirates. The Steelers were originally named the Pittsburgh Pirates. They changed their name to the Steelers in 1940 in the hopes to generate a little more interest in the team by allowing the fans to vote on what the new name should be.
|The "Longest Pass Play" record of 90 yards was set in 1981, and matched on two subsequent occasions: in 1990 it was the Brister to Stone connection, and in 2001 it was the Stewart to Shaw connection. The record-setter in 1981 was thrown by Terry Bradshaw: who was the receiver that caught the pass for a 90 touchdown against Seattle?||The Steelers of Pittsburgh
Mark Malone. Terry Bradshaw threw a 90 yard bomb to Mark Malone (a rookie QB at the time). It was the only completion Terry completed to Mark that season but they made it count.
Frank Pollard. Of these four, Pollard and Abercrombie were the only two on the '85 squad. Pollard ran for 991 yards and Abercrombie ran for 851 yards.
Terry Bradshaw. The others listed never threw more than 20 as a Steeler. Bradshaw was a career Steeler from 1970-1983. His 28 touchdown passes in 1978 still saw him fall short of 3000 season passing yards. In 1979, he threw for 26 TDs and 3724 passing yards.
|When this wide receiver left, he had the team's season record of 1398 receiving yards, breaking John Stallworth's record. Who was this six-season Steeler?||Your Pittsburgh Steelers!
Yancy Thigpen. None listed came close. Thigpen played for the Steelers from 1992-1997, and made each season count. His 1398 yards in 1997 was the second time that he reached 1300 yards in a season for Pittsburgh. Lipps reached the 1000-yard plateau only once with 1134 in 1985. Wilburn, who played from 1966-1970, never reached the 1000-yard mark, nor did Swann. John Stallworth had a tremendous season in 1984, and had the team record with 1395 until Thigpen broke it.
|One of the worst seasons in the Steelers history came in 1969 when they won only one game in the season. Which team was the victim of their sole victory?||Your Pittsburgh Steelers!
Detroit Lions. The other teams all went to a championship game in the season, and would have been embarrassed had they been the victim. The Steelers opened the 1969 season with an impressive 16-13 win over the Lions, then things fell apart. The Steelers were trying to turn things around after not coming up with a win in their last six games of the 1968 season.
Mel Blount. Blount was another loyal and career Steeler. He played for 14 seasons from 1970-1983. Mel helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins, and was a five-time Pro Bowler.
Pittsburgh Pirates. In the team's first season, they went 3-6-2, including a 0-0 tie with the Cincinnati Reds, and a 3-3 tie with the Brooklyn Dodgers. They kept the Pirates name for eight seasons, then became the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1941.
|The Steelers ruled the NFL in the 1970s by winning four Super Bowls. Which team did they defeat twice in the big one in the decade?||Your Pittsburgh Steelers!
Dallas Cowboys. The other teams were all AFC teams as were the Steelers, and could not have met Pittsburgh in a Super Bowl. It began in Super Bowl IX with a 16-6 win over the Vikings. In Super Bowl X, the Cowboys were the victims by losing 21-17, then again in XIII by a score of 35-31. The Steelers' fourth title came in Super Bowl XIV, 31-19 against the Los Angeles Rams.
|When this running back retired, he was at the head of the Steeler class with 11,950 yards rushing. Who was this back who wore the number 32?||Your Pittsburgh Steelers!
Franco Harris. 12 of Harris' 13 seasons were with the Steelers from 1972-1983. Eight times he was a 1000-yard rusher, and made it to the Pro Bowl nine times in his career. Franco ran for 91 Steeler touchdowns and caught another nine. Jerome Bettis rushed for a career 13,662 yards, but almost 2500 yards were as a Ram.
Bill Cowher. Cowher replaced Chuck Noll after 23 seasons at the helm in 1992. Cowher had a 149-90-1 record as a Steeler, and Noll was 193-148-1. Cowher had a 1-1 Super Bowl record, while Noll was 4-0.
|How many players from the 1979 Steelers had played prior for another professional team other than the Steelers?||The Pittsburgh Steelers
0. The Steelers became the first team to fill their roster with players who were drafted by the Steelers, or signed as undrafted free agents. None of the players had worn the uniform of another NFL team.
16. Rocky was drafted in the 16th round, with the 417th overall pick. He would be drafted a second time in 1969, although this time it was by the U.S. Army. He served a tour in Vietnam where he was wounded and told he would never play football again. Blier would go on to play on all four of Pittsburgh's Super Bowl championship teams in the 1970s.
Art Rooney, Sr.. Legend has it that after a good day at the race track, Rooney used his winnings to pay the franchise fee. In 2008, the Steelers were still the 5th oldest franchise still operating in the NFL.
|The 1972 playoff game in Pittsburgh against the Oakland Raiders produced perhaps the most famous play in NFL history. Franco Harris caught a pass that was ruled to have touched Steeler RB Frenchy Fuqua, then Raiders safety Jack Tatum. Harris then scored on what has become known as what?||The Pittsburgh Steelers
The Immaculate Reception. NFL Films had chosen this play as the greatest of all-time. Raiders fans would probably disagree, and name this 'the illegal catch'.