2012 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers season
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Steelers 80th Anniversary Logo
Head coach Mike Tomlin
General manager Kevin Colbert
Owner The Rooney Family
Home field Heinz Field
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC North
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers TE Heath Miller
C Maurkice Pouncey
Team MVP Heath Miller
Team ROY Mike Adams
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 80th season as a member of the National Football League (NFL). It was the 13th season under the leadership of general manager Kevin Colbert and the 6th under head coach Mike Tomlin. The Steelers failed to improve on their 12–4 record from 2011 and did not reach the postseason for the first time since 2009. The Steelers finished the season with a record of 8–8, their first non-winning season since 2006. The 2012 Steelers set a new NFL record for the most games decided on the last play, with 6.[1]

This season marked the sixth consecutive time the Steelers missed the playoffs in a season CBS aired the Super Bowl, having previously missed in 1991, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 (the last time the Steelers made the playoffs in a "Super Bowl on CBS" season was 1989).

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • Chairman Emeritus – Daniel M. Rooney
  • President – Arthur J. Rooney II
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Administration Advisor – Chuck Noll
  • Administrative Assistant – Diane Lowe
  • Business Office
  • Director of Business – Mark Hart
  • Controller – Bob Tyler
  • Director of Football and Business Administration – Omar Khan
  • Business Administration – Dan Ferens
  • Assistant Controller – Jodie Spagnolli
  • Payroll/Benefits Administrator – Kelly Serafin
  • Administrative Assistant – Rebecca Mihalcik
  • Administrative Assistant – Colleen Kimmel
  • Media Relations
  • Communications Coordinator – Burt Lauten
  • Public Relations/Media Manager – Nathan LoCascio
  • Public Relations Assistant – Ryan Scarpino
  • Community Relations
  • Community Relations Manager – Michele Rosenthal
  • Administrative Assistant – Stacie Lawrence
  • Information Technology
  • Technology Manager – Scott Phelps
  • IT/Network Support Technician – Jon Pugliano
  • Digital Media Assistant – Scott Graham
  • Steelers.com/Steelers Digest
  • Editor – Bob Labriola
  • Assistant Editor/Website – Teresa Varley
  • Photography
  • Team Photographer – Karl Roser
  • Football Operations
  • General Manager – Kevin Colbert
  • Player Personnel Coordinator – Dan Rooney, Jr.
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Ron Hughes
  • Pro Personnel Coordinator – Brandon Hunt
  • Special Assistant/Pro and College Personnel – Joe Greene
  • Pro/College Scout – Phil Kreidler
  • College Scout – Kelvin Fisher
  • College Scout – Mark Gorscak
  • College Scout – Bruce McNorton
  • College/Pro Scout – David Petett
  • College Personnel Assistant – Bill Nunn
  • BLESTO Scout – Mark Bruener
  • Administrative Assistant – Maureen Mannion
  • Administrative Assistant – Karen Mercalde

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator– Al Everest
  • Assistant Special Teams – Amos Jones

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coach – Garrett Giemont
  • Conditioning Assistant – Marcel Pastoor
  • Player Development – Raymond Jackson
  • Administrative Assistant – Chrissy Bulger
  • Administrative Assistant – Mia Daudet
  • Medical Staff
  • Physician, Internal Medicine – Dr. Mark Duca
  • Physician, Internal Medicine – Dr. Tony Yates
  • Physician, NeuroSurgery – Dr. Joseph Maroon
  • Physician, Orthopedic Surgery – Dr. James P. Bradley
  • Athletic Training Staff
  • Head Athletic Trainer – John Norwig
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Ryan Grove
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Sonia Gysland
  • Football Equipment Staff
  • Equipment Manager - Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Field Manager/Assistant Equipment Manager – Patrick Noone
  • Video
  • Video/Facilities Coordinator – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Andy Lizanich
  • Video Assistant – Jason McMann

[2]

Roster[edit]

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 13 Inactive, 6 Practice squad

2012 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2012 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 24 David DeCastro Guard Stanford
2 56 Mike Adams Tackle Ohio State
3 86 Sean Spence Linebacker Miami (Fl)
4 109[a] Alameda Ta'amu Defensive Tackle Washington
5 159 Chris Rainey Running Back Florida
7 231 Toney Clemons Wide Receiver Colorado
240[b] David Paulson Tight End Oregon
246[b] Terrence Frederick Cornerback Texas A&M
248[b] Kelvin Beachum Guard SMU
^[a] Note: Pick from Raiders through the Washington Redskins (The Steelers traded selections 119 and 193 to the Redskins for selection 109).
^[b] Note: All three of these selections are compensatory selections.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Steelers' preseason schedule was announced on April 4.

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 9 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles L 23–24 0–1 Lincoln Financial Field KDKA Recap
2 August 19 8:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts W 26–24 1–1 Heinz Field NBC Recap
3 August 25 7:00 p.m. at Buffalo Bills W 38–7 2–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium KDKA Recap
4 August 30 7:30 p.m. Carolina Panthers W 17–16 3–1 Heinz Field KDKA Recap

Regular season[edit]

The Steelers' regular season schedule was announced on April 17.

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 8:20 p.m. at Denver Broncos L 19–31 0–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High NBC Recap
2 September 16 4:25 p.m. New York Jets W 27–10 1–1 Heinz Field CBS Recap
3 September 23 4:25 p.m. at Oakland Raiders L 31–34 1–2 O.co Coliseum CBS Recap
4 Bye
5 October 7 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles W 16–14 2–2 Heinz Field Fox Recap
6 October 11 8:20 p.m. at Tennessee Titans L 23–26 2–3 LP Field NFLN[a] Recap
7 October 21 8:20 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals W 24–17 3–3 Paul Brown Stadium NBC Recap
8 October 28 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins W 27–12 4–3 Heinz Field Fox Recap
9 November 4 4:25 p.m. at New York Giants W 24–20 5–3 MetLife Stadium CBS Recap
10 November 12 8:30 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs W 16–13 (OT) 6–3 Heinz Field ESPN[b] Recap
11 November 18 8:20 p.m. Baltimore Ravens L 10–13 6–4 Heinz Field NBC Recap
12 November 25 1:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns L 14–20 6–5 Cleveland Browns Stadium CBS Recap
13 December 2 4:25 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens W 23–20 7–5 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 9 1:00 p.m. San Diego Chargers L 24–34 7–6 Heinz Field CBS Recap
15 December 16 4:25 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys L 24–27 (OT) 7–7 Cowboys Stadium CBS Recap
16 December 23 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals L 10–13 7–8 Heinz Field CBS Recap
17 December 30 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns W 24–10 8–8 Heinz Field CBS Recap
LEGEND
Bold indicates division games.
^[a] Simulcast locally on WPCW.
^[b] Simulcast locally on WTAE-TV.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week One: Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 3 6 19
Broncos 0 7 7 17 31

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information
First quarter

No Scoring

Second quarter

Steelers 3–0 – S. Suisham 21 Yard Field Goal (10:10)

Broncos 7–3 – K. Moreno 7 Yard Run (M. Prater Kick) (5:16)

Steelers 10–7 – H. Miller 4 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (0:28)

Third quarter

Steelers 13–7 – S. Suisham 35 Yard Field Goal (6:05)

Broncos 14–13 – D. Thomas 71 Yard Pass from P. Manning (M. Prater Kick) (5:29)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 19–14 – M. Wallace 3 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (Pass Incomplete) (14:11)

Broncos 22–19 – J. Tamme 1 Yard Pass from P. Manning (Pass Complete) (9:23)

Broncos 25–19 – M. Prater 26 Yard Field Goal (3:00)

Broncos 31–19 – 43 Yard Interception Return by T. Porter (Run No Good) (1:58)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2012 season facing the Denver Broncos, the team that had stunned them in the AFC Wildcard Playoffs to end their 2011 season. The game was even more important, as it was former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning's first game with the Broncos, and his first since recovering from neck surgery following the 2010 season. The Steelers were playing their first game with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley, but were missing long-time team leaders Hines Ward and James Farrior. The first quarter of the game featured multiple punts by both teams, as neither offense could establish any consistency in moving the football. The Steelers scored first, scoring on a 21-yard field goal to take a 3–0 lead early in the second quarter. The Broncos would respond by going no-huddle and scoring the games first touchdown on a 7-yard run by Knowshon Moreno. The Steelers would end the first half scoring on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Heath Miller, giving them a 10–7 lead. The Steelers would begin the third quarter by methodically driving the offense down the field and kicking a 35-yard field goal, capping off a drive that kept Manning and the Broncos offense on the sideline for nearly 10-minutes. However, it would only take Manning 36-seconds to put the Broncos back on top 14–13, when a short screen pass to Demaryius Thomas resulted in a 71-yard touchdown. The Steelers would put the first points of the fourth quarter on the board, when Roethlisberger found Mike Wallace for a 3-yard touchdown pass. The Steelers would fail to convert on their 2-point conversion attempt, leading 19–14. The Broncos would once again go no-huddle and score on a 1-yard pass to Jacob Tamme, and also convert a two-point attempt, giving the Broncos back the lead, 22–19. After a 26-yard field goal with only 3-minutes remaining in the game, The Steelers were given one more chance to come back and win. However, a Roethlisberger pass would be intercepted and returned 43-yards for a touchdown, sealing the Broncos win over the Steelers 31–19 as the team began their season 0–1 for the 2nd straight year.

Week 2: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Two: New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 3 0 0 10
Steelers 3 10 7 7 27

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Steelers 3–0 – S. Suisham 45 Yard Field Goal (9:07)

Jets 7–3 – S. Holmes 14 Yard Pass from M. Sanchez (N. Folk Kick) (4:19)

Second quarter

Jets 7–6 – S. Suisham 45 Yard Field Goal (14:56)

Jets 10–6 – N. Folk 38 Yard Field Goal (9:35)

Steelers 13–10 – H. Miller 1 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (1:03)

Third quarter

Steelers 20–10 – M. Wallace 37 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (8:44)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 27–10 – I. Redman 2 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (3:34)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers began week two looking to avoid a 0–2 start to their season. They would move the ball down the field on their opening possession, but could only come away with 3-points. The New York Jets responded by scoring the game's first touchdown, and would lead 7–3 at the end of the first quarter. The Steelers would score off another field goal early in the second quarter and a one-yard pass late in the second quarter to lead 13–10 at halftime. The Steelers would come out after halftime and quickly take control of the game, scoring on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace. The Steelers defense dominated the Jets offense, completely shutting down Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and his receivers. The Steelers would score one more touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give them a 27–10 victory and move them to 1–1 in the standings.

Week 3: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Three: Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 3 14 0 31
Raiders 7 7 7 13 34

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: September 23
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 69 °F (21 °C), Cloudy/Warm
  • Game attendance: 62,373
  • Referee: David White (128)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Game Book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers 7–0 – H. Miller 4 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (11:33)

Tied 7–7 – D. McFadden 64 Yard Run (S. Janikowski Kick) (10:33)

Steelers 14–7 – H. Miller 4 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (3:49)

Second quarter

Tied 14–14 – D. Heyward-Bey 3 Yard Pass from C. Palmer (S. Janikowski Kick) (1:54)

Steelers 17–14 – S. Suisham 33 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Third quarter

Steelers 24–14 – M. Wallace 22 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (11:40)

Steelers 24–21 – R. Gordon 1 Yard Pass from C. Palmer (S. Janikowski Kick) (6:35)

Steelers 31–21 – Fumble Recovered by A. Brown in End Zone (S. Suisham Kick) (1:31)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 31–28 – D. Moore 6 Yard Pass from C. Palmer (S. Janikowski Kick) (12:13)

Tied 31–31 – S. Janikowski 32 Yard Field Goal (6:30)

Raiders 34–31 – S. Janikowski 43 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers headed to Oakland, CA in week three to take on their long-time rivals. The Steelers would score first on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to tight end Heath Miller, but the Raiders would respond when running back Darren McFadden would break loose on a run and take it 64-yards for a touchdown. Heath Miller would catch another 4-yard touchdown pass, and the Raiders would once again respond with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Darrius Heyward-Bey. The Steelers would kick a 33-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give them a 17–14 lead. The Steelers would begin the second half by driving down the field and scoring on a 22-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace. But the Raiders would yet again respond with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Richard Gordon. The Steelers would again drive down the field easily, but Antonio Brown would fumble the football in the endzone. After review, it was determined that Brown had recovered his own fumble and the Steelers found themselves leading the game 31–21 with 1:31 left in the third quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy, playing for the injured Troy Polamalu, committed a helmet-to-helmet hit on Oakland receiver Heyward-Bey. The hit knocked Heyward-Bey unconscious and he was taken to the hospital with a concussion and sprained neck. (Mundy was not flagged for the illegal hit by the replacement referees, but would be fined by the NFL a few days later.) The Steelers secondary issues from the past few years continued, as they could not stop Carson Palmer and the Raiders passing attack. The Raiders would score on a 6-yard touchdown pass and a 32-yard field goal to tie the game at 31. The Steelers had a chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter, but the Raiders defense held them to a 3-and-out and forced them to punt the ball back. Palmer would again exploit Pittsburgh's suspect secondary and kicker Janikowski would kick a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give the Raiders a 34–31 victory over the Steelers, their first of the season. The Steelers would head into their bye-week 1–2, and eventually ended up being the only AFC North team to lose to the Raiders.

Week 5: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Five: Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 7 14
Steelers 0 10 0 6 16

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

No scoring

Second quarter

Steelers 7–0 – R. Mendenhall 13 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (5:01)

Steelers 10–0 – S. Suisham 20 Yard Field Goal (0:06)

Third quarter

Steelers 10–7 – L. McCoy 15 Yard Pass from M. Vick (A. Henery Kick) (6:32)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 13–7 – S. Suisham 34 Yard Field Goal (14:51)

Eagles 14–13 – B. Celek 2 Yard Pass from M. Vick (A. Henery Kick) (6:33)

Steelers 16–14 – S. Suisham 34 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

After a scoreless first quarter, the Steelers drew first blood as Ben Roethlisberger connected with Rashard Mendenhall for a 13-yard catch for a TD to take a 7–0 lead. With 0:06 left in the first half, the Steelers increased their lead to 10–0 with a 20-yard field goal from Shaun Suisham going into halftime. In the 3rd quarter, the Eagles responded with Michael Vick's TD pass to WR LeSean McCoy to shorten the lead 10–7 for the only score of that quarter. The Steelers responded in the 4th quarter with Shaun Suisham kicking a 34-yard field goal to make the score 13–7. The Eagles however took the lead with Vick hooking up with Brent Celek for a 2-yard TD pass as the Eagles moved ahead 14–13. However, the Steelers were able to move down the field in the final seconds and capitalize their victory with another 34-yard field goal from Shaun Suisham as they went on to win the game 16–14.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 2–2. They would also increase their record at home to 2–0.

Week 6: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Six: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 0 3 10 23
Titans 6 10 0 10 26

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter

Titans 3–0 – R. Bironas 22 Yard Field Goal (10:53)

Tied 3–3 – S. Suisham 29 Yard Field Goal (7:24)

Steelers 10–3 – M. Wallace 82 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (5:25)

Steelers 10–6 – R. Bironas 38 Yard Field Goal (1:11)

Second quarter

Titans 13–10 – J. Harper 1 Yard Run (R. Bironas Kick) (14:20)

Titans 16–10 – R. Bironas 47 Yard Field Goal (0:04)

Third quarter

Titans 16–13 – S. Suisham 28 Yard Field Goal (9:08)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 20–16 – B. Batch 1 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (13:39)

Steelers 23–16 – S. Suisham 52 Yard Field Goal (8:18)

Tied 23–23 – K. Britt 5 Yard Pass from M. Hasselbeck (R. Bironas Kick) (4:19)

Titans 26–23 – R. Bironas 40 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Still hungry for their first road win of the season, the Steelers traveled to LP Field to take on longtime and former divisional rivals the Tennessee Titans. Scoring began early in the first quarter as the Titans took a 3–0 lead after Rob Bironas's 22-yard field goal. The Steelers responded with Suisham's 29-yard field goal to tie the game 3–3. The Steelers took the lead after Roethlisberger connected with Mike Wallace for an 82-yard touchdown pass to take a 10–3 lead. The Titans drew closer with Bironas's 38-yard field goal to shorten the lead 10–6. In the 2nd quarter, the Titans retook the lead with Jamie Harper's 1-yard touchdown run to make the score 13–10. They would increase their lead with yet another Bironas field goal from 47 yards out to increase their lead 16–10 at halftime. The Steelers moved down the field in spite of a 28-yard field goal to make the score 16–13 for the only score of the 3rd quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Steelers retook the lead with Baron Batch's 1-yard TD run to make the score 20–16 and then increased their lead with Suisham's 52-yard field goal for a 23–16 lead. After thinking all was lost, the Titans drove down the field for a comeback attempt. Matt Hasselbeck threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt to tie the game at 23–23. After Suisham missed a game-winning 54-yard field goal, the Titans again drove down the field and ended the game with Bironas's 40-yard field goal to make the final score 26–23. The loss to the Titans was the first for the Steelers since their 31–14 loss against them in 2008 which was also in Tennessee. The Steelers fell back under .500 and sat at 2–3 and 3rd place in the AFC North while sitting at 0–3 in road games during this point of the season.

Week 7: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Seven: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 11 3 7 24
Bengals 7 7 3 0 17

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), Clear
  • Game attendance: 63,411
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman (34)
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Game Book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers 3–0 – S. Suisham 42 Yard Field Goal (10:26)

Bengals 7–3 – C. Peerman 5 Yard Run (M. Nugent Kick) (2:17)

Second quarter

Bengals 14–3 – A. Green 8 Yard Pass from A. Dalton (M. Nugent Kick) (8:29)

Bengals 14–6 – S. Suisham 47 Yard Field Goal (3:07)

Tied 14–14 – H. Miller 9 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (Pass Complete) (0:24)

Third quarter

Bengals 17–14 – M. Nugent 48 Yard Field Goal (11:09)

Tied 17–17 – S. Suisham 42 Yard Field Goal (8:17)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 24–17 – C. Rainey 11 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (14:16)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Looking for their first road win of the season the Steelers traveled to Paul Brown Stadium to take on their division rivals Bengals. In the first quarter, the Steelers would score first with Shaun Suisham kicking a 42-yard field goal to make it 3–0. The Bengals responded with Cedric Peerman's 5-yard run for a TD to make it 7–3 as the Bengals took the lead. In the second quarter, the Bengals increased their lead as Andy Dalton connected with A.J. Green on an 8-yard TD pass to make it 14–3. The Steelers responded with a 47-yard field goal from Suisham to make the score 14–6. After an interception from Andy Dalton, the Steelers moved down the field as Ben Roethlisberger connected with Heath Miller for a TD pass with the 2-point conversion successful, the score was tied 14–14 at halftime. After the break, the Bengals score first in the 3rd quarter after Mike Nugent kicked a 48-yard field goal for them to take the lead 17–14. The Steelers however tied the game back up with Suisham kicking a 47-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Steelers would retake the lead with RB Chris Rainey running into the end zone for an 11-yard TD to move ahead 24–17. After consecutive 3 and outs by the Bengals, the Steelers would run the clock out after the 2-minute warning giving them the victory.

With their 5th straight win over the Bengals, the Steelers improved to 3–3 and have yet to be above .500 for the season. Also, the team improved to 1–3 in road games and 11–2 at Paul Brown Stadium.

Week 8: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Eight: Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 6 3 3 12
Steelers 10 10 7 0 27

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Steelers 7–0 – L. Pope 1 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (7:55)

Steelers 10–0 – S. Suisham 48 Yard Field Goal (2:49)

Second quarter

Steelers 10–6 – S. Moss 2 Yard Pass from R. Griffin (K. Forbath Kick Blocked) (11:33)

Steelers 17–6 – H. Miller 7 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (6:17)

Steelers 20–6 – S. Suisham 27 Yard Field Goal (1:56)

Third quarter

Steelers 20–9 – K. Forbath 48 Yard Field Goal (11:52)

Steelers 27–9 – W. Johnson 1 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (5:13)

Fourth quarter

Steelers 27–12 – K. Forbath 45 Yard Field Goal (12:06)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Steelers returned home to take on the Redskins. Scoring began early in the game as the Steelers would score on Roethlisberger's 1-yard pass to Leonard Pope to take a 7–0 lead. Shaun Suisham then kicked a 48-yard field goal to make it 10–0. In the 2nd quarter, the Redskins got on the board as RG3 found Santana Moss for a 2-Yard TD Pass (with a blocked PAT) and the score was left at 10–6. The Steelers didn't hesitate however as they pushed ahead by double-digits as Ben Roethlisberger connected with Heath Miller for a 7-yard pass to make the score 17–6. Suisham increased their lead with a 27-yard field goal as the team lead 20–6 at halftime. Coming into the 3rd quarter, the Redskins scored first with a 48-yard field goal from Kai Forbath to make the score 20–9. However, the Steelers responded with Roethlisberger connecting with Will Johnson for a 1-Yard TD pass to make the score 27–9. In the fourth quarter, the Redskins tried to rally a comeback as Forbath kicked a 45-yard field goal to make the score 27–12. They would then be kept from scoring anymore points for the remainder of the game by the Steelers' defense.

With the win, the Steelers improved to over .500 and outright second place in the AFC North at 4–3 and also 3–0 during home games.

Week 9: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Nine: Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 0 14 24
Giants 0 14 6 0 20

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 4
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C), Mostly Clear
  • Game attendance: 80,991
  • Referee: Bill Leavy (127)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Game Book
Game information
First quarter

No Scoring

Second quarter

Steelers 7–0 – E. Sanders 4 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (12:09)

Tied 7–7 – A. Brown 1 Yard Run (L. Tynes Kick) (7:01)

Giants 14–7 – M. Boley 70 Yard Fumble Return (L. Tynes Kick) (5:11)

Giants 14–10 – S. Suisham 99 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Third quarter

Giants 17–10 – L. Tynes 50 Yard Field Goal (8:25)

Giants 20–10 – L. Tynes 23 Yard Field Goal (1:32)

Fourth quarter

Giants 20–17 – M. Wallace 51 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (14:05)

Steelers 24–20 – I. Redman 2 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (4:02)

Top passers
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Top receivers

Due to Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, the Steelers flew to New Jersey on game day because the team was unable to find a hotel in New York.

Pittsburgh at Baltimore on December 2

After a scoreless first quarter punt fest, the Steelers drew first blood with Ben Roethlisberger's 4-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders for a 7–0 lead. The Giants however responded to tie the game with RB Andre Brown's 1-Yard Run to make it 7–7. After recovering a fumble, the Giants would take the lead as Michael Boley returned it 70 yards for a TD to move ahead 14–7. The Steelers would shorten the lead to 4 with Shaun Suisham's 30-yard field goal to make the score 14–10 at halftime.

After the break, the Giants would increase their lead from 7 to 10 points with 2 Lawrence Tynes field goals from 50 and 23 yards out making the score at first 17–10 then 20–10. However, the Steelers responded in the 4th quarter with Roethlisberger finding Mike Wallace for a 51-yard catch and run pass to shorten the Giants' lead to 3 making it 20–17. After pressuring Eli and the Giants' offense, the Steelers then drove down the field and took the lead with Redman's 2-Yard Run to make it 24–20. Getting the ball back after the Giants' last 3 and out, Roethlisberger took a knee to end the game as the team improved to 5–3, snapping the Giants' 4-game winning streak. Also, the Steelers would improve to 2–3 in road games and 3–0 against the NFC East.

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Week 10: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Ten: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Chiefs 7 3 0 3 0 13
Steelers 0 10 0 3 3 16

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Chiefs 7–0 – J. Charles 12 Yard Run (R. Succop Kick) (8:37)

Second quarter

Chiefs 10–0 – R. Succop 22 Yard Field Goal (14:20)

Chiefs 10–3 – S. Suisham 35 Yard Field Goal (9:02)

Tied 10–10 – M. Wallace 7 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (3:16)

Third quarter

No Scoring

Fourth quarter

Steelers 13–10 – S. Suisham 31 Yard Field Goal (12:37)

Tied 13–13 – R. Succop 46 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Overtime

Steelers 16–13 – S. Suisham 23 Yard Field Goal (14:05)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

After a tough road win over the Giants, the Steelers returned home for a game against the Chiefs. With the win, the Steelers improved to 6–3 and also 4–0 in home games and 1–2 against the AFC West. However, Roethlisberger (9/18, 84 yards, 1TD) would be knocked out of the game in the 3rd quarter with a shoulder injury and is reported to be out for next week's home game against the AFC North-leading Ravens.

Week 11: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Eleven: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 10 0 3 0 13
Steelers 7 0 3 0 10

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Steelers 7–0 – B. Leftwich 31 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (14:17)

Steelers 7–3 – J. Tucker 26 Yard Field Goal (8:22)

Ravens 10–7 – J. Jones 63 Yard Punt Return (J. Tucker Kick) (3:16)

Second quarter

No Scoring

Third quarter

Ravens 13–7 – J. Tucker 39 Yard Field Goal (6:49)

Ravens 13–10 – S. Suisham 22 Yard Field Goal (0:34)

Fourth quarter

No Scoring

Top passers
Top rushers
  • BAL – R. Rice (20 Car, 40 Yds, 0 TD)
  • PIT – J. Dwyer (12 Car, 55 Yds, 0 TD)
Top receivers

With their 3rd straight loss to the Ravens, the Steelers dropped to 6–4 and 2 games behind them in the AFC North. They are also now 1–1 in division games and 4–1 at home.

Week 12: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Twelve: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 0 0 14
Browns 3 10 7 0 20

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter

Steelers 7–0 – L. Timmons 53 Yard Interception Return (S. Suisham Kick) (13:49)

Steelers 7–3 – P. Dawson 28 Yard Field Goal (8:25)

Second quarter

Browns 10–7 – J. Cameron 5 Yard Pass from B. Weeden (P. Dawson Kick) (12:20)

Browns 13–7 – P. Dawson 32 Yard Field Goal (3:26)

Steelers 14–13 – C. Rainey 1 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (0:01)

Third quarter

Browns 20–14 – T. Richardson 15 Yard Run (P. Dawson Kick) (5:19)

Fourth quarter

No Scoring

Top passers
  • PIT – C. Batch (20/34, 199 Yds, 0 TD, 3 INT)
  • CLE – B. Weeden (17/26, 158 Yds, 1 TD, 1 INT)
Top rushers
Top receivers

By losing their first game to the Cleveland Browns in three years, the Steelers fall to 6–5 on the season, 1–2 against division rivals, 2–4 on the road, and 11–3 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. This is only the third time Pittsburgh has lost a game in Ohio ever since their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, an Ohio native who was sitting out of the game due to injury, was drafted by them in 2004. Also, Mike Tomlin's record against the Browns all-time would drop to 9–2. The Browns would eventually become the only division rival whom the Steelers would lose to on the road during the season, after winning in Cincinnati on Sunday Night Football and before winning in Baltimore the next week; the 2000 season was the last time these three events occurred together.

Week 13: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Thirteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 3 7 10 23
Ravens 0 13 7 0 20

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,442
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron (57)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Game Book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers 3–0 – S. Suisham 46 Yard Field Goal (7:12)

Second quarter

Tied 3–3 – J. Tucker 45 Yard Field Goal (13:52)

Ravens 6–3 – J. Tucker 23 Yard Field Goal (9:34)

Ravens 13–3 – A. Boldin 28 Yard Pass from J. Flacco (J. Tucker Kick) (3:16)

Ravens 13–6 – S. Suisham 41 Yard Field Goal (0:32)

Third quarter

Tied 13–13 – J. Dwyer 16 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (11:05)

Ravens 20–13 – R. Rice 34 Yard Run (J. Tucker Kick) (4:50)

Fourth quarter

Tied 20–20 – H. Miller 7 Yard Pass from C. Batch (S. Suisham Kick) (7:24)

Steelers 23–20 – S. Suisham 42 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Top passers
  • PIT – C. Batch (25/36, 276 Yds, 1 TD, 1 INT)
  • BAL – J. Flacco (16/34, 188 Yds, 1 TD, 1 INT)
Top rushers
  • PIT – J. Dwyer (16 Car, 49 Yds, 1 TD)
  • BAL – R. Rice (12 Car, 78 Yds, 1 TD)
Top receivers

Coming off an 8 turnover performance against the Browns, the Steelers looked to avoid a three-game losing streak. Pittsburgh 3rd-string quarterback, Charlie Batch led the Steelers a 3–0 lead for the first quarter and then after 13 unanswered points by the Ravens, the Steelers outscored the Ravens 20–7 through the rest of the game, giving them a 23–20 victory over the Ravens. This was the Steelers' first win against the Ravens since the 2010–2011 season.

Week 14: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Fourteen: San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 10 14 7 34
Steelers 0 3 7 14 24

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C), Cloudy
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Game Book
Game information
First quarter

Chargers 3–0 – N. Novak 51-yard Field Goal (3:06)

Second quarter

Chargers 10–0 – D. Alexander 39-yard pass from P. Rivers (N. Novak Kick) (3:40)

Chargers 13–0 – N. Novak 39 Yard Field Goal (0:50)

Chargers 13–3 – S. Suisham 49 Yard Field Goal (0:00)

Third quarter

Chargers 20–3 – M. Floyd 3-yard pass from P. Rivers (N. Novak Kick) (5:28)

Chargers 27–3 – Q. Jammer fumble recovery in end zone (N. Novak Kick) (5:16)

Chargers 27–10 – M. Wallace 40-yard pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (2:33)

Fourth quarter

Chargers 34–10 – D. Alexander 15-yard pass from P. Rivers (N. Novak Kick) (9:46)

Chargers 34–17 – M. Wallace 11-yard pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (6:07)

Chargers 34–24 – A. Brown 1-yard pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (0:58)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

With the loss the Steelers dropped to 7–6 overall, 4–2 in home games, 1–3 against the AFC West, and 14–1 all-time at home against the San Diego Chargers despite Big Ben returning to the field from injury. They became the only AFC North team to lose to the Chargers, win less than three games against all four AFC West teams, and not win any of those matchups in regulation.

With losses by the Ravens and Bengals on the same day, the AFC North title remains in sight for Pittsburgh, who will travel to Dallas next week to take on the Cowboys, a team they have faced three times out of their eight appearances in the Super Bowl. Both teams share the NFL-record number of Super Bowl appearances for a franchise, tied at eight, and remain the only two teams to face each other more than twice in Super Bowl matchups.

Week 15: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Fifteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Steelers 0 10 7 7 0 24
Cowboys 3 7 7 7 3 27

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 16
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Clear Skies
  • Game attendance: 95,595
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman (34)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Game Book
Game information
First quarter
  • Cowboys 3–0 – D. Bailey 50 Yard Field Goal (8:41)
Second quarter
  • Cowboys 10–0 – J. Witten 17 Yard Pass from T. Romo (D. Bailey Kick) (11:02)
  • Cowboys 10–3 – S. Suisham 32 Yard Field Goal (6:07)
Third quarter
  • Cowboys 17–10 – D. Bryant 24 Yard Pass from T. Romo (D. Bailey Kick) (6:03)
  • Tied 17–17 – J. Dwyer 1 Yard Run (S. Suisham Kick) (4:16)
Fourth quarter
  • Steelers 24–17 – A. Brown 7 Yard Pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham Kick) (12:37)
  • Tied 24–24 – D. Murray 3 Yard Run (D. Bailey Kick) (3:08)
Overtime
  • Cowboys 27–24 – D. Bailey 21 Yard Field Goal (0:39)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception during their second play of overtime, handing the win to Dallas. With the overtime loss, the Steelers enabled the arch-rival Ravens (9–5) to secure their fifth consecutive playoff berth by dropping to 7–7 on the season, thus moving them down to third place in the AFC North with their playoff hopes in jeopardy. Pittsburgh also finished their regular season at 3–5 in road games after dropping to 0–2 at Cowboys Stadium (the other loss there was to the Packers in Super Bowl XLV).

The Steelers hope to rebound at home against the second-place Bengals (8–6) next week in what is a must-win game for both AFC North rivals, as only one of them will be able to join Baltimore in the playoffs, unless the Indianapolis Colts lose their final two games or the Miami Dolphins lose at least one of their final two games. It will be the fourth straight week in which the Steelers will be featured on NFL on CBS's marquee game.

Week 16: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Sixteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 3 0 3 13
Steelers 0 7 3 0 10

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 35 °F (2 °C)
  • Game attendance: 63,236
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Game Book
Game information
First quarter

Bengals 7–0 – L. Hall 17-yard interception return (J. Brown kick) (02:15)

Second quarter

Bengals 10–0 – J. Brown 41-yard Field Goal (01:53)

Bengals 10–7 – A. Brown 60-yard pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (01:09)

Third quarter

Tied – 10–10 – S. Suisham 40-yard Field Goal (04:01)

Fourth quarter

Bengals – 13–10 – J. Brown 43-yard Field Goal (00:04)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, for the second week in a row, would throw a costly interception with a chance to win the game. With the loss, the Steelers not only fell to 7–8, but have also been eliminated from the playoff race for the first time since 2009 and faced their first non-winning season since 2006. It is also worth noting that the Steelers have missed the playoffs whenever they lost at least one game to Cincinnati during a given season from 2006 to 2012.

Pittsburgh hopes to avoid getting swept by the Browns for the first time since 1988 during their home finale in Week 17, and facing their first losing season since 2003, which was also the last time the Browns have won a game in Pittsburgh. By virtue of the Browns' loss later that afternoon in Denver, the Steelers are assured of third place in the AFC North for the season.

Week 17: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Seventeen: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 3 7 0 10
Steelers 0 10 7 7 24

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter

Steelers – 3–0 – S. Suisham 41 yd. field goal (7:53)

Browns – 3–3 – P. Dawson 51 yd. field goal (3:48)

Steelers – 10–3 – L. Pope 1 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (0:47)

Third quarter

Browns – 10–10 – G. Little 7 yd. pass from T. Lewis (P. Dawson kick) (11:03)

Steelers – 17–10 – A. Brown 9 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (4:39)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 24–10 – P. Burress 12 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (3:20)

Top passers
  • CLE – T. Lewis (204)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (134)
Top rushers
  • CLE – B. Jackson (54)
  • PIT – J. Dwyer (52)
Top receivers
  • CLE – B. Watson (64)
  • PIT – E. Sanders (28)

After losing to the Bengals, the Steelers stayed home for a regular season finale against the 5–10 Browns. After a scoreless first quarter, the Steelers would draw first blood moving ahead 3–0 off of a Shaun Suisham 41-yard field goal. However, the Browns managed to tie it up with Phil Dawson's 51-yard field goal at 3–3. The Steelers pulled away not long before halftime with Roethlisberger's 1-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Pope to take a 10–3 lead at halftime. After the break, Browns 3rd string QB Thaddeus Lewis to WR Greg Little to tie the game 10–10. However, the Steelers responded with Roethlisberger's 9-yard touchdown pass to WR Antonio Brown to move ahead 17–10. In the fourth quarter, the Steelers would increase their lead with Roethlisberger's 12-yard touchdown pass to WR Plaxico Burress to make it 24–10. The defense shut down the Browns' offense and therefore the team saved their season and finished 8–8.

During the game, the Steelers' defense forced 4 turnovers (1 interception, 3 lost fumbles) in retaliation for their 8 turnovers during their 20–14 loss at Cleveland when the Browns' defense got 3 interceptions and 5 lost fumbles. This brings the Steelers' yearly total of turnovers against the Browns to 5 in both games (2 interceptions, 3 lost fumbles). Heinz Field's turnout of 51,831 fans was the smallest for a Steelers game since their current stadium's opening in 2001.

Standings[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Ravens(4) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 398 344 L1
Cincinnati Bengals(6) 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 391 320 W3
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 336 314 W1
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 2–4 5–7 302 368 L3

Transactions[edit]

  • On February 7, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers named Todd Haley as offensive coordinator.[4]
  • On February 8, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agents (WR) Juamorris Stewart and (LB) Brandon Hicks.[5]
  • On February 29, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers released (WR) Hines Ward.[6]
  • On March 21, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agents (TE) Wes Lyons and (FB) Will Johnson.[10]
  • On April 10, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed unrestricted free agent (TE) Leonard Pope to a 1-year contract.[11]
  • On April 12, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed unrestricted free agent (T) Trai Essex to a 1-year contract.[12]
  • On April 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed unrestricted free agent (QB) Charlie Batch to a 1-year contract.[13]
  • On April 26, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed unrestricted free agent (QB) Byron Leftwich to a 1-year contract.[14]
  • On May 8, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed seventh round pick (WR) Toney Clemons to a 4-year contract.[18]
  • On May 10, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed seventh round draft pick (G) Kelvin Beachum to a 4-year contract.[21]
  • On May 29, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed third round draft pick (LB) Sean Spence to a 4-year contract.[22]
  • On May 30, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent (QB) Kordell Stewart to a 1-day contract and announced his retirement.[23]
  • On July 17, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed free agent (OT) Max Starks to a 1-year contract.[25]
  • On July 23, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free agent (OT) Bridger Buche to a 1-year contract.[27]
  • On July 24, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed Mike Tomlin to a 3-year contract extension (5-year contract) through the 2016 season.[28]
  • On July 24, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed first round pick (OG) David DeCastro to a 4-year contract.[29]
  • On July 27, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed (WR) Antonio Brown to a 5-year contract extension through 2017.[30]
  • On July 31, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free agent (WR) Paul Cox to a 1-year contract and released (OT) Bridger Buche.[31]
  • On August 3, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent (CB) Josh Victorian to a 1-year contract and placed (CB) Terry Carter on the Waived/Injured List.[32]
  • On August 23, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers fired special teams coordinator Al Everest.[33]
  • On August 28, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed restricted free agent (WR) Mike Wallace to a 1-year contract and released (RB) Jason Ford.[36]
  • On September 7, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent (CB) DeMarcus Van Dyke to a 1-year contract.[39]
  • On October 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers signed (DE) Corbin Bryant to the active roster, signed (G) Jacques McClendon to the practice squad and released (TE) Jamie McCoy.[40]
  • On October 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers suspended (NT) Alameda Ta'amu for two games.[41]
  • On October 20, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers promoted (OL) John Malecki to the active roster and released (DE) Corbin Bryant.[42]
  • On October 27, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers promoted (S) Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith to the active roster and released (OL) John Malecki.[43]
  • On November 26, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers promoted (OL) John Malecki to the active roster and released (WR) David Gilreath.[49]
  • On December 11, 2012 the Pittsburgh Steelers suspended (RB) Rashard Mendenhall for one game for conduct detrimental to the team and promoted (RB) Baron Batch to the active roster.[51]

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