The Steelers have won the past six meetings with the Colts, including a 26-24 triumph last season. The regular season will conclude on January 3 with a Week 17 meeting against the Browns, the team's 11th consecutive year facing an AFC North foe in the final game. The Steelers are 7-8-1 against the Browns over the last two seasons.
The last time out was November 24 when they lost to Indianapolis 30-27 at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was their first loss at home this season and it came after a five-game winning streak. Ben Roethlisberger threw for four touchdowns without an interception during that span. He also ran for another score. Le'Veon Bell had 155 yards from scrimmage and three TDs while Antonio Brown had nine receptions for 116 yards and two scores in the win.
They'll be looking to get back on track away from Heinz Field where they're 1-4 this season. Pittsburgh is coming off a 23-20 defeat at the hands of Baltimore. They failed to cover as a road underdog for the second straight week. The Ravens beat them by one point last season after trailing by 14 points early in the fourth quarter. This is also just the third time this decade that the Steelers have been defeated by both New England and Baltimore.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a turbulent 2020 NFL season. Despite COVID-19's troubles, this squad managed to win its first 11 games. The Steelers play their first playoff game since the 2017 season this week, and they do so in practically full health. Don't be surprised if they come out firing on all cylinders.
The postseason starts with the Divisional Round this Sunday, January 13th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS. The Steelers will face the Cincinnati Bengals. Assuming no one gets hurt during the course of the game, there will be two more weekends of football until we find out who moves on to the NFC Championship Game and who stays home.
It's been a long time since the Steelers were involved in the playoffs, but with some healthy new additions this offseason, there's no reason why they can't bring back some championship glory once again. Start planning your weekend now; these games start early.
With a 1-6 record at Pitt Stadium, the Steelers concluded the season with a losing record for the first time since 1999. This is also the first time they've had six losses in a single season.
They hadn't lost six games in one year since 1947 when they dropped seven in front of 78,000 fans at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees were so impressed that they invited the Steelers to play two more games in New York before Christmas. The deal included tickets for four children from local hospitals. The NFL allowed teams to use hospital seats as long as they donated money to charity. The Steelers agreed to donate $10,000 ($150,000 in today's dollars) for each loss they suffered during the season.
Since their comeback victory over Oakland in the final game of 1947, the Steelers have gone 182-93-1 at home. The only other team to win more games at their home stadium than Pittsburgh is Chicago (191-67-10).
Even with their sixth loss, many people thought the Steelers would still be able to make the playoffs because they were undefeated in December prior to their 6-6 tie with Miami. That game ended any chance at an unbeaten season and eliminated them from playoff contention.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2020 NFL playoffs next week. The league revealed the dates and times for all of the games, and the Steelers will play the Browns in the weekend finale. Sunday, Jan 13 at 1:00 PM EST.
The winner will advance to play the San Francisco 49ers in the next round. The loser will go home.
This will be the first playoff game in Pittsburgh since 2015 when the Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 24-14 in the AFC Championship Game. It'll be also be the first postseason game at Heinz Field since it opened in 2001. The Browns won't have much experience on paper but they do have something the Steelers don't - hope. Last year's Cinderella story began with a 43-37 win over the Bengals in Cincy before going on to beat the Patriots and Saints en route to becoming champions.
Cleveland is making its first trip to the playoffs since 2016, and it'll be playing under new head coach Gregg Williams who was hired after John Fox was fired after one season. He'll be trying to lead the Browns back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
On May 7, the Steelers' 2020 schedule was released. Intra-division opponents are highlighted in bold language. Graham Gano, NYG 10:34, 21-yard field goal
The Pittsburgh Steelers have played 61 seasons in all. Their first season took place in 1960, and their most recent season took place in 2020. Have the Pittsburgh Steelers used any other monikers? The Pittsburgh Steelers have been recognized as such since 1960.
No matter what happens in their last game, the Steelers are in the playoffs. If they win, they will be a No. 5, 6, or 7 seed in the playoffs. If they lose, they will be a No. 4 seed.
In either case, the Steelers will play at home in the first round of the playoffs. They will need to win or get some kind of tiebreaker with another team to make it there. However, even if they don't have any more regular season games left to play, which is possible since there are several ways you can finish 4-4, the team who wins the division gets the fifth spot. Since the Ravens won the AFC North, the Steelers will face Baltimore in the wild card round.
The winner of that game will travel to New England for the Divisional Round where they will meet one of the top three seeds from the Patriots, Colts, or Dolphins. This would be the second consecutive year the Steelers have made it to the NFL Championship Game after losing to Denver last year. This year, they will be going up against the winner of this weekend's other playoff game between Seattle and Arizona.
If Pittsburgh loses today and Baltimore beats Cleveland, then the Titans will be awarded the sixth seed over Pittsburgh because they had a better record during the season.