Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers


11 - 5
record
1643
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #1
The Steelers will hold their position in their division.
AFC
NFL #3/16
IronRank #3/16
AFC North
NFL #1/4
IronRank #1/4

Steelers Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Monday, Sep 12
Washington Redskins at Redskins WIN 16-38 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
Cincinnati Bengals vs Bengals WIN 24-16 WIN
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Philadelphia Eagles at Eagles WIN 34-3 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
Kansas City Chiefs vs Chiefs WIN 43-14 WIN
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
New York Jets vs Jets WIN 31-13 WIN
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 16
Miami Dolphins at Dolphins WIN 30-15 LOSS
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
New England Patriots vs Patriots WIN 16-27 LOSS
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 6
Baltimore Ravens at Ravens WIN 21-14 LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
Dallas Cowboys vs Cowboys WIN 30-35 LOSS
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 20
Cleveland Browns at Browns WIN 9-24 WIN
Week 12
Thursday, Nov 24
Indianapolis Colts at Colts WIN 7-28 WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
New York Giants vs Giants WIN 24-14 WIN
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Buffalo Bills at Bills LOSS 20-27 WIN
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Cincinnati Bengals at Bengals WIN 20-24 WIN
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 25
Baltimore Ravens vs Ravens WIN 31-27 WIN
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Cleveland Browns vs Browns WIN 27-24 WIN
Wild Card
Sunday, Jan 8
Miami Dolphins vs Dolphins WIN 30-12 WIN
Divisional
Sunday, Jan 15
Kansas City Chiefs at Chiefs LOSS 16-18 WIN
Conference
Sunday, Jan 22
New England Patriots at Patriots LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#1
div. rank
#3
conf. rank
11-5-0
record

Steelers OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Steelers compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#5 Steelers
7.6
AFC
6.8
Great passing by the Steelers:
279 yds Dec 25, 2016 vs Ravens
281 yds Oct 23, 2016 vs Patriots
311 yds Jan 17, 2016 at Broncos

rushing

#7 Steelers
6.8
AFC
6.6
Great rushing by the Steelers:
171 yds Jan 15, 2017 at Chiefs
240 yds Dec 11, 2016 at Bills
167 yds Jan 9, 2016 at Bengals

red zone performance

#8 Steelers
7.4
AFC
7.3
Great red zone performance by the Steelers:
100% Nov 24, 2016 at Colts
80% Nov 13, 2016 vs Cowboys
100% Sep 18, 2016 vs Bengals

scoring points

#2 Steelers
8.0
AFC
7.0
High points scored by the Steelers:
27 pts Dec 11, 2016 at Bills
28 pts Nov 24, 2016 at Colts
30 pts Nov 13, 2016 vs Cowboys

Steelers Stats

How the Steelers compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
263
yds/game
#5
of 32
Rushing Offense
110
yds/game
#14
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
59
%
#12
of 32
Fumbles Caused
21
fum
#17
of 32
Interceptions
13
int
#16
of 32
Sacks
38
sacks
#10
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The Pittsburgh Steelers are members of the American Football Conference in the NFL and were founded in 1933 by Art Rooney.  The team was originally called the Pittsburgh Pirate, named after the MLB baseball team of the same name. It was common practice for NFL teams to be named after baseball teams during this time. The franchise changed its name to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940 and has played under the name ever since. The club’s ownership has also remained in the Rooney family for its entire existence, as Art Rooney passed the franchise onto his son.

The Steelers struggled throughout much of their early history and did not qualify for the playoffs until 1947. The club did not play another post season game for twenty five more years. In 1970, the Steelers were one of three teams to switch conferences, moving from the NFC to the AFC when the NFL and AFL merged into one league.

It was during the 1970’s that the football club became a dynasty, winning four Super Bowls over a six year period. They were also the first team to win more than two Super Bowl titles. Much of the club’s success came out of the 1974 entry draft, where the team selected four future hall of famers including quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

During the mid 1980’s, many of the team’s top players began to retire and the team did not see a championship during this decade. In 1995, the Steelers made their fifth Super Bowl appearance, but lost the contest to the Dallas Cowboys. Ten years later, the team defeated the Seattle Seahawks to claim their fifth Super Bowl Championship. The club won a record-breaking sixth Super Bowl title in 2009 when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals. In 2011, the Steelers appeared in a record eighth Super Bowl but lost the game to the Green Bay Packers. Since the 1970’s, the Steelers have been one of the NFL’s most consistent teams, qualifying for the playoffs on 25 occasions.

In 2001, the Steelers moved from Three Rivers Stadium where they had played their home games since 1963, and began playing at the newly constructed Heinz Field. Prior to 1963, the club played at Forbes Field for the majority of the time. However, the club has also played several seasons at Pit Stadium, as well as Chicago’s Comiskey Stadium when the team merged with the Chicago Cardinals for the 1944 season. This was done because many players were unavailable due to WWII, causing many NFL teams to merge with one another. That season, the club went 0 to 10, the only winless season in franchise history.

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