The Steelers Dynasty of the 70’s Came Down To a Coin Toss

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Did the NFL’s most dominant team in the 1970’s owe four of their Super Bowl titles to the whim of a coin toss?
Possibly so. 
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the most successful franchise of the modern era. Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 the Steelers rank first in wins, winning percentage, winning seasons, division titles and All-Pro nominations. 
However it is their six Lombardi Trophies attest to the Steelers’ success more than any other measure. 
Four of those Super Bowl titles were won in a six-year period during the 1970’s when the Steelers dominated the NFL. However, it is possible that the Steelers never would have won those trophies had they not been the beneficiary of arguably the most important coin toss in NFL history. 
The Steelers of the 50’s and 60’s are remembered for getting rid of a rookie quarterback (and Pittsburgh native) named Johnny Unitas, as well as passing up Jim Brown in the NFL draf...

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