28 Nov

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Super Bowl Championships: 6
  • Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 42
  • Claim to Fame: Have won the most Super Bowls (6) and are the only team to win 4 Super Bowls in a span of six seasons
  • Claim to Shame: Just 1 division title in their first 40 years of existence

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the true glamour franchises in the NFL.

Founded by Arthur J Rooney in 1933, the team had a very rough first 40 years, with just one division title to its name in that span. That changed in 1974, though, when the Steelers won Super Bowl 9.

It turned into a banner decade in the Steel City. They were the first team to win four Super Bowls, and the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls twice.

It was quite a drought from there, as the Steelers went 0-for-the-80s and 0-for-the-90s in their quest for Lombardi trophies, which included a loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl 30.

A decade later, they joined the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys in the five-time champions club with a win in Super Bowl 40. Just three years later, the Steelers became the first team to claim six titles with a win in Super Bowl 43 over the Arizona Cardinals.

For much of the 2010s, the team was defined by their Killer Bs – quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell, and WR Antonio Brown. In 2017, these Killer Bs led Pittsburgh to an impressive 13-3 record. But again, they came up short in the playoffs, getting upset by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Round.

Flash forward to 2019, and the Killer Bs are down to one: Roethlisberger remains, but Bell and Brown both left the team under less than ideal circumstances.

That could be addition by subtraction, though. JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Connor keep the skill positions filled with talent, while the defense has been bulked up with the likes of Devin Bush. Since 2014 the Steelers have been a top-three team in adjusted offensive DVOA three times, and finished 7th and 13th in the others. It’s safe to assume a similar output in 2019.

That said, with Roethlisberger now year-to-year in his decision-making process, the Steelers’ window for a seventh Super Bowl may be closing.

ATS Record

Overall Home Away
8-4-0 5-2-0 3-2-0

Over/Under Record

Overall Home Away
3-9-0 3-4-0 0-5-0

Team defense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG Allowed 6 18.8
YPG Allowed 5 317.2
Passing YPG Allowed 7 213.5
Rushing YPG Allowed 12 103.7
Turnovers Forced 1 29

Team offense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 24 19.7
YPG 28 291.3
Passing YPG 29 200.5
Rushing YPG 26 90.8
Turnovers Committed 21 19

Team standings

Name Record Div Record Streak
BAL 10-2-0 3-1-0 8W
CIN 1-11-0 0-4-0 1W
CLE 5-7-0 2-1-0 1L
PIT 7-5-0 3-2-0 2W

Team leaders

Name Score Achievement
Mason Rudolph 1,636 Passing
James Conner 390 Rushing
James Washington 578 Receiving
Mason Rudolph 12 Touchdowns
T.J. Watt 13 Sacks
Minkah Fitzpatrick 5 Interceptions

Injury reports

Player Injury Status Notes
Artie Burns Knee questionable Burns has missed the past two games with a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will play against the Cardinals on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019
James Conner Shoulder questionable Conner has been held out of the previous two games with an AC joint sprain, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Cardinals on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019
Sean Davis Shoulder IR Davis has been placed on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. Lasted Updated: 09/17/2019
Ulysees Gilbert III Back IR Gilbert III has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a back injury. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
Lavon Hooks Achilles IR Hooks is on the injured reserve list due to an Achilles injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019
Roosevelt Nix Knee IR Nix has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 11/19/2019
Maurkice Pouncey Suspension out Pouncey has been suspended two games for his role in an altercation. He is likely to be reinstated in time for the team's Sunday clash versus the Cardinals. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019
Ben Roethlisberger Elbow IR Roethlisberger has been placed on injured reserve due to right elbow surgery. Lasted Updated: 09/24/2019
Ryan Shazier Spine IR Shazier is expected to sit out the entire 2019 season while on the PUP list as he recuperates from spinal stabilization surgery. Lasted Updated: 07/29/2019
JuJu Smith-Schuster Knee questionable Smith-Schuster has sat out the last two games with a knee injury and a concussion. He has passed concussion protocol, but it is unknown if he will be available Sunday versus the Cardinals. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019
Ryan Switzer Back IR Switzer is on the injured reserve list due to a back injury. Lasted Updated: 11/14/2019
Stephon Tuitt Pectoral IR Tuitt has landed on the injured reserve list due to a torn pectoral. Lasted Updated: 10/15/2019
L.T. Walton Knee IR Walton has been added to the injured reserve list after having a procedure conducted on his meniscus. Lasted Updated: 11/19/2019
SBT's score