Winning teams can't get too high

The Colts, Titans, Packers and Panthers are on an emotional high. But they know that can only carry them so far.

Updated: January 8, 2004, 5:08 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

During the halcyon days for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a stretch of the 1970s in which the franchise captured a remarkable four Super Bowl titles in six years, Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll regularly cautioned his troops about the flip side of success.

As the highest profile team in the league, Noll told his players, they could expect to elicit passionate performances from even the lowliest club on the schedule. Noll knew that the Steelers were squarely positioned in every opponent's crosshairs, ...

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