2005 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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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
Previous season Next season
< 2004 2006 >
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.

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • Chairman – Daniel M. Rooney
  • President – Arthur J. Rooney II
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Administration Advisor – Chuck Noll
  • Director of Business – Mark Hart
  • Controller – Jim Ellenberger
  • Human Relations/Office Coordinator – Geraldine Glenn
  • Business Operations Coordinator – Omar Khan
  • Accounting Manager – Jodie Spagnolli
  • Communications Coordinator – Dave Lockett
  • Public Relations/Media Manager – Burt Lauten
  • Community Relations Manager – Michele Rosenthal
  • Information Technology Administrator – Scott Phelps
  • Marketing and Merchandising
  • Director of Marketing – Tony Quatrini
  • Marketing Coordinator – Rick Giugliano
  • Marketing Manager – John Wodarek
  • Producer/Broadcasting Manager – Rick Fairbend
  • Broadcasting Assistant – Pete Gergely
  • Marketing/Community Relations Manager – Lynne Molyneaux
  • Marketing Assistant – John Simpson
  • Marketing Assistant – Mike Marchinsky
  • Ticket Operations
  • Ticket Manager – Ben Lentz
  • Season Ticket Assistant – Libby Patcher
  • Football Operations
  • Director of Football Operations – Kevin Colbert
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Ron Hughes
  • Pro Scouting Coordinator – Doug Whaley
  • Special Assistant/Pro and College Personnel – Joe Greene
  • Pro/College Scout – Phil Kreidler
  • College Scout – Mark Gorscak
  • College Scout – Kelvin Fisher
  • College Scout – Bruce McNorton
  • College Scout – Dan Rooney
  • College Personnel – Bill Nunn
  • BLESTO Scout – David Petett

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coach – Chet Fuhrman
  • Conditioning Assistant – Marcel Pastoor
  • Medical Staff
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. James P. Bradley
  • Opthalmologist – Dr. Francis Mah
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Consultant – Dr. Abraham J. Twerski
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Training Staff
  • Head Athletic Trainer – John Norwig
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Ryan Grove
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Ariko Iso
  • Football Staff
  • Player Development – Raymond Jackson
  • Equipment Manager - Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Field Manager – Rich Baker
  • Field/Equipment Assistant – Kalvin Jones
  • Video Coordinator – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Andy Lizanich
  • Video Assistant – Rob Brakel
  • Photographer – Mike Fabus

[1]

Notable additions include Heath Miller and Nate Washington.

Roster[edit]

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

> Post-Season Roster Inactive

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

* On 53 Man Roster Inactive

Linebackers

+ Super Bowl XL Roster Inactive

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

[2] [3] [4] [5]


Rookies in italics
57 Active, 2 Inactive, 6 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Further information: NFL playoffs, 2005–06
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[edit]

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

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 .688 5–1 7–5 421 350 L2
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[edit]

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

Pro Bowl Representatives[edit]

See: 2006 Pro Bowl

References[edit]

  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".