A Video Reflection: Steelers Stairway To Seven

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the old saying goes, "What a difference a year makes." 
Heading into the 2009 NFL season, fresh off of their unprecedented 6th Super Bowl trophy, Pittsburgh Steelers fans around the globe were confident their team could rebound and make a solid run at a repeat Super Bowl appearance in Miami. What a tale of two seasons 2008 and 2009 ended up being.
In 2008, in games decided by a touchdown or less, the Steelers sported an 8-2 record.  The team fielded perhaps the league's best defense ever—a defense that was supported by an opportunistic, yet very battered offense.
The 2008 offense, while not amassing amazing yardage or scoring numbers, was able to capitalize on its critical, yet limited scoring opportunities time and again.
The 2009 season told a different tale. 
In seven point games, Pittsburgh fared far worse sporting a 5-7 record.  The offense set records across the board in several categories, yet the defense seemed to be a mere shadow of its former...

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