Tuesday, January 25, 2011
By the numbers: Steelers in Super Bowls
By James Walker
No NFL team has a more accomplished resume in Super Bowls than the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here are some interesting playoff and Super Bowl notes, courtesy of the Steelers:
- Pittsburgh will play in its eighth Super Bowl on Feb. 6 against the Green Bay Packers. Pittsburgh is tied with the Dallas Cowboys (eight) for the most appearances but own one more Super Bowl win than the Cowboys (five).
- The Steelers are tied with the Cowboys for the most all-time postseason victories with 33.
- Pittsburgh's 20 home playoff victories is the most in NFL history. The Steelers' win over the New York Jets last weekend surpassed Dallas (19) and the Oakland Raiders (19).
- The Steelers are 5-1 in the postseason under head coach Mike Tomlin.
- Tomlin joins Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs as the only head coaches to reach two Super Bowls in their first four seasons.
- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 10-2 in the playoffs and 2-0 in Super Bowls.