2005 Pittsburgh Steelers season

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers season

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Bill Cowher
General manager Kevin Colbert
Owner The Rooney Family
Home field Heinz Field
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd in AFC North
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 31–17
Won Divisional Playoffs (Colts) 21–18
Won AFC Championship (Broncos) 34–17
Won Super Bowl XL (Seahawks) 21–10
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Team MVP Casey Hampton
Hines Ward
Team ROY Heath Miller
Timeline
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Defending champions the New England Patriots at the eventual Super Bowl winners the Steelers, September 25, 2005

The 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers season began with the team trying to improve on their 15–1 record from 2004 in which they lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Heinz Field. The Steelers, with the sixth and final seed to the playoffs, became just the second team ever (and the first in 20 years) to win three road games on their way to the Super Bowl. They defeated the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL to secure their league-tying fifth Super Bowl title. In doing so, they also became the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to win a Super Bowl without playing a single home playoff game.

Contents

Personnel

Staff

Notable additions include Heath Miller and Nate Washington.

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff (ET) TV Opponent Result Game site NFL Recap
1 Sun. Sep. 11 1:00 pm CBS Tennessee Titans W 34–7 Heinz Field Recap
2 Sun. Sep. 18 1:00 pm CBS at Houston Texans W 27–7 Reliant Stadium Recap
3 Sun. Sep. 25 4:15 pm CBS New England Patriots L 23–20 Heinz Field Recap
4 Bye Week
5 Mon. Oct. 10 9:00 pm ABC at San Diego Chargers W 24–22 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
6 Sun. Oct. 16 1:00 pm CBS Jacksonville Jaguars L 23–17 (OT) Heinz Field Recap
7 Sun. Oct. 23 1:00 pm CBS at Cincinnati Bengals W 27–13 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
8 Mon. Oct. 31 9:00 pm ABC Baltimore Ravens W 20–19 Heinz Field Recap
9 Sun. Nov. 6 1:00 pm CBS at Green Bay Packers W 20–10 Lambeau Field Recap
10 Sun. Nov. 13 8:30 pm ESPN Cleveland Browns W 34–21 Heinz Field Recap
11 Sun. Nov. 20 1:00 pm CBS at Baltimore Ravens L 16–13 (OT) M&T Bank Stadium Recap
12 Mon. Nov. 28 9:00 pm ABC at Indianapolis Colts L 26–7 RCA Dome Recap
13 Sun. Dec. 4 1:00 pm CBS Cincinnati Bengals L 38–31 Heinz Field Recap
14 Sun. Dec. 11 1:00 pm FOX Chicago Bears W 21–9 Heinz Field Recap
15 Sun. Dec. 18 1:00 pm CBS at Minnesota Vikings W 18–3 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Recap
16 Sat. Dec. 24 1:00 pm CBS at Cleveland Browns W 41–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
17 Sun. Jan. 1 1:00 pm FOX Detroit Lions W 35–21 Heinz Field Recap

Game summaries

Playoffs

Week Date Kickoff (ET) TV Opponent Result Game site NFL Recap
WC Sun. Jan. 8 4:30 pm CBS at Cincinnati Bengals W 31–17 Paul Brown Stadium [1]
DIV Sun. Jan. 15 1:00 pm CBS at Indianapolis Colts W 21–18 RCA Dome [2]
AFCCG Sun. Jan. 22 3:00 pm CBS at Denver Broncos W 34–17 Invesco Field at Mile High [3]
SB XL Sun. Feb. 5 6:30 pm ABC vs. Seattle Seahawks W 21–10 Ford Field [4]

Game Summaries

AFC Wild Card Playoff (Sunday January 8, 2006): at Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 14 3 31
Bengals 10 7 0 0 17

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

AFC Divisional Playoff (Sunday January 15, 2006): at Indianapolis Colts

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 0 7 0 21
Colts 0 3 0 15 18

at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

AFC Championship Game (Sunday January 22, 2006): at Denver Broncos

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 21 0 10 34
Broncos 0 3 7 7 17

at INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Super Bowl XL (Sunday February 5, 2006): vs. Seattle Seahawks

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 7 0 10
Steelers 0 7 7 7 21

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

The Pittsburgh Steelers become the 4th wild card team to win the Super Bowl.

Standings

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 .688 5–1 7–5 421 350 L2
(6) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 389 258 W4
Baltimore Ravens 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 265 299 L1
Cleveland Browns 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 232 301 W1

Honors and awards

Super Bowl winners Ben Roethlisberger and Jerome Bettis with sportscaster Chris Berman at Super Bowl XL media day

Pro Bowl Representatives

See: 2006 Pro Bowl

References

  1. ^ 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ "http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/2005_roster.htm". 
  5. ^ "http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/2006_roster.htm".