2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Mike Tomlin
General manager Kevin Colbert
Owner The Rooney Family
Home field Heinz Field
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd AFC North
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Antonio Brown, Troy Polamalu
Team MVP Antonio Brown
Team ROY Le'Veon Bell
Uniform
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Players warming up before Week 16 at Green Bay

The 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 81st season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. It also marked the 14th season under leadership of general manager Kevin Colbert and the seventh under head coach Mike Tomlin.

The Steelers finished the season 8–8, competing with the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, and San Diego Chargers for the final AFC playoff spot going into Week 17. The Steelers tried to prevent their worst start since 1934 in Week 4, but the Minnesota Vikings would defeat them 34-27. The Ravens, Dolphins, and Chargers were 8–7 going into Week 17, while the Steelers were 7–8. This meant that the Steelers had to win and the Ravens, Dolphins, and Chargers all had to lose. Despite a win from the Steelers and losses from the Ravens and Dolphins, the Chargers went on to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27–24 in overtime, taking the playoff spot.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2013 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
  • Business Administration – Dan Ferens
  • HR Manager – Katrina Smith
  • 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
  • Steelers TV/Steelers.com Reporter – Missi Matthews
  • Photography
  • Team Photographer – Karl Roser
  • Football Operations
  • General Manager – Kevin Colbert
  • Director of Football and Business Administration – Omar Khan
  • Football Administration Coordinator – Samir Suleiman
  • Player Personnel Coordinator – Dan Rooney, Jr.
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Phil Kreidler
  • Pro Scouting Coordinator – Brandon Hunt
  • Senior Assistant Player Personnel – Bill Nunn
  • Senior Assistant College Scouting – Ron Hughes
  • College Scout – Mark Bruener
  • College Scout – Mike Butler
  • College/Pro Scout – Dan Colbert
  • College Scout – Mark Gorscak
  • BLESTO Scout – Chidi Iwuoma
  • College Scout – Bruce McNorton
  • Pro/College Scout – David Petett
  • Administrative Assistant – Maureen Mannion
  • Administrative Assistant – Karen Mercalde

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

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 – Todd Lewis

[1]

Roster[edit]

2013 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, 12 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Draft class[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
2013 Pittsburgh Steelers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 Jarvis Jones  LB Georgia
2 48 Le'Veon Bell  RB Michigan State
3 79 Markus Wheaton  WR Oregon State
4 111 Shamarko Thomas  S Syracuse Pick from CLE[a]
4 115 Landry Jones  QB Oklahoma
5 150 Terry Hawthorne  CB Illinois
6 186 Justin Brown  WR Oklahoma
6 206 Vince Williams  LB Florida State Compensatory[b]
7 223 Nicholas Williams  DT Samford
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career
Notes
^[a] The Steelers acquired this fourth-round selection in a trade that sent their 2014 third-round selection to the Cleveland Browns.
^[b] Compensatory selection.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2013 Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season schedule was announced on April 4.

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 10 7:30 p.m. New York Giants L 13–18 0–1 Heinz Field KDKA Recap
2 August 19 8:00 p.m. at Washington Redskins L 13–24 0–2 FedEx Field ESPN Recap
3 August 24 7:30 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs L 20–26 (OT) 0–3 Heinz Field KDKA Recap
4 August 29 7:30 p.m. at Carolina Panthers L 10–25 0–4 Bank of America Stadium KDKA Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule released on April 18, 2013.[2]

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans L 9–16 0–1 Heinz Field CBS Recap
2 September 16 8:40 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–20 0–2 Paul Brown Stadium ESPN[a] Recap
3 September 22 8:30 p.m. Chicago Bears L 23–40 0–3 Heinz Field NBC Recap
4 September 29 1:00 p.m. at Minnesota Vikings L 27–34 0–4 Wembley Stadium (London, England) CBS Recap
5 Bye
6 October 13 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets W 19–6 1–4 MetLife Stadium CBS Recap
7 October 20 4:25 p.m. Baltimore Ravens W 19–16 2–4 Heinz Field CBS Recap
8 October 27 4:05 p.m. at Oakland Raiders L 18–21 2–5 O.co Coliseum CBS Recap
9 November 3 4:25 p.m. at New England Patriots L 31–55 2–6 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
10 November 10 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills W 23–10 3–6 Heinz Field CBS Recap
11 November 17 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions W 37–27 4–6 Heinz Field Fox Recap
12 November 24 1:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns W 27–11 5–6 FirstEnergy Stadium CBS Recap
13 November 28 8:30 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens L 20–22 5–7 M&T Bank Stadium NBC Recap
14 December 8 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins L 28–34 5–8 Heinz Field CBS Recap
15 December 15 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals W 30–20 6–8 Heinz Field NBC Recap
16 December 22 4:25 p.m. at Green Bay Packers W 38–31 7–8 Lambeau Field CBS Recap
17 December 29 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns W 20–7 8–8 Heinz Field CBS Recap
LEGEND
Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
^[a] Simulcast on WTAE-TV.
 #  Blue/Red indicates the International Series game in London.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week One: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 7 3 6 16
Steelers 2 0 0 7 9

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Steelers 2–0 – Darius Reynaud Downs Ball In Own End Zone (14:57)

Second quarter

Titans 7–2 – Jackie Battle 3 Yard Run (Rob Bironas Kick) (0:44)

Third quarter

Titans 10–2 – Rob Bironas 26 Yard Field Goal (4:29)

Fourth quarter

Titans 13–2 – Rob Bironas 44 Yard Field Goal (6:01)

Titans 16–2 – Rob Bironas 27 Yard Field Goal (3:53)

Titans 16–9 – Jerricho Cotchery 4 Yard Pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham Kick) (1:23)

Top passers
  • TEN – J. Locker (125)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (191)
Top rushers
  • TEN – C. Johnson (70)
  • PIT – L. Stephens-Howling (19)
Top receivers
  • TEN – N. Washington (46)
  • PIT – A. Brown (71)
Top tacklers
  • TEN – Z. Brown (8)
  • PIT – R. Clark (7)

The Steelers started their 2013 season at home against the Titans. They scored first when Darius Reynaud down the ball in their own end zone to give the Steelers a safety for a 2–0 lead in the first quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the Titans took the lead as Jackie Battle ran for a 3-yard TD to make the score 7–2 at halftime. After the break, the Titans went right back to work as Rob Bironas nailed 3 field goals starting off in the 3rd quarter when he nailed one from 26 yards and also 2 in the 4th quarter from 44 and 27 yards out to take leads of 10–2, 13–2, and 16–2 respectively. The Steelers then tried their luck at a comeback attempt but only came up short as Ben Roethlisberger found Jerricho Cotchery on a 4-yard TD pass for a final score of 16–9 and their 3rd straight 0–1 seasonal start.

Week 2: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Two: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 0 0 10
Bengals 7 3 7 3 20

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter

Steelers 3–0 – Shaun Suisham 44 Yard Field Goal (10:42)

Bengals 7–3 – Giovani Bernard 7 Yard Run (Mike Nugent Kick) (0:57)

Second quarter

Bengals 10–3 – Mike Nugent 41 Yard Field Goal (13:16)

Tied 10–10 – Derek Moye 1 Yard Pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham Kick) (1:54)

Third quarter

Bengals 17–10 – Giovani Bernard 27 yd pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick) (5:08)

Fourth quarter

Bengals 20–10 – Mike Nugent 25 Yard Field Goal (6:51)

Top passers
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (251)
  • CIN – A. Dalton (280)
Top rushers
  • PIT – F. Jones (37)
  • CIN – B. Green-Ellis (75)
Top receivers
  • PIT – E. Sanders (78)
  • CIN – J. Gresham (66)
Top tacklers
  • PIT – J. Jones (6)
  • CIN – V. Burfict (5)

After a tough season-opening loss, the Steelers traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. The Steelers scored first when Shaun Suisham scored a field goal from 44 yards out to make the score 3–0. The Bengals took the lead as Giovani Bernard ran for a 7-yard touchdown making the score 7–3. The Bengals scored again in the 2nd quarter as Mike Nugent nailed a 41 yard field goal to make the score 10–3 followed up by Ben Roethlisberger finding Derek Moye on a 1-yard pass to tie the game at 10–10 halftime. The Bengals retook the lead in the 3rd quarter as Andy Dalton found Bernard on a 27-yard pass retaking the lead 17–10 and then it was followed up by Nugent's 25-yard field goal in the 4th quarter for a final score of 20–10.

With their 2nd straight loss to the Bengals, the Steelers started a season 0–2 for the first time since 2002.

Week 3: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Three: Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 17 7 3 13 40
Steelers 0 10 10 3 23

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Bears 3–0 – Robbie Gould 47 Yard Field Goal (8:02)

Bears 10–0 – Matt Forte 5 Yard Run (Robbie Gould Kick) (5:05)

Bears 17–0 – Michael Bush 1 Yard Run (Robbie Gould Kick) (2:01)

Second quarter

Bears 17–3 – Shaun Suisham 27 Yard Field Goal (13:36)

Bears 24–3 – Major Wright 38 Yard Interception Return (Robbie Gould Kick) (8:57)

Bears 24–10 – Antonio Brown 33 Yard Pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham Kick) (6:27)

Third quarter

Bears 27–10 – Robbie Gould 32 Yard Field Goal (10:54)

Bears 27–13 – Shaun Suisham 36 Yard Field Goal (5:38)

Bears 27–20 – Antonio Brown 21 Yard Pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham Kick) (1:50)

Fourth quarter

Bears 27–23 – Shaun Suisham 44 Yard Field Goal (10:38)

Bears 34–23 – Earl Bennett 17 Yard Pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick) (5:48)

Bears 40–23 – Julius Peppers 42 Yard Fumble Return (Robbie Gould Kick No Good) (3:57)

Top passer
  • CHI – J.Cutler (159)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (406)
Top rusher
  • CHI – M. Forte (87)
  • PIT – J. Dwyer (39)
Top receiver
  • CHI – B. Marshall (52)
  • PIT – A. Brown (196)
Top tackler
  • CHI – C. Conte (6)
  • PIT – L. Timmons (7)

The Steelers returned home after a tough road loss to the Bengals to take on the Bears. The first quarter was all Bears as they scored 17 unanswered points with Robbie Gould nailing a 47-yard field goal for a 3–0 lead followed up by Matt Forte's 5-yard touchdown run to make the score 10–0 and then Michael Bush's 1-yard touchdown run for a 17–0 lead. The Steelers managed to get on the board in the 2nd quarter when Shaun Suisham nailed a 27-yard field goal to shorten the lead to 17–3, however the Bears increased their lead when Major Wright returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown to make the score 24–3. The Steelers came within 14 points at halftime as Ben Roetlisberger found Antonio Brown on a 33-yard touchdown pass to shorten the score 24–10. After the break, Gould kicked a 32-yard field goal increasing the Bears' lead to 27–10, but the Steelers answered with 13 straight points starting in the 3rd heading into the 4th quarter as Suisham nailed a 36-yard field goal for a 14-point deficit 27–13 and then a 21-yard pass to Brown from Roethlisberger again shortening the lead to 7 at 27–20. In the 4th quarter, the Steelers came within 4 points as Suisham nailed a 44-yard field goal to make the score 27–23. However, the Bears were able to seal the victory with Jay Cutler's 17-yard pass to Earl Bennett for a score of 34–23 and then Julius Peppers' 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown (with a failed PAT) for a final score of 40–23.

With the loss, the Steelers dropped to 0–3 but on a positive note the team's 21-point deficit is the largest erased deficit in the franchise's history.

Week 4: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

NFL International Series
Week Four: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 7 10 27
Vikings 10 10 14 0 34

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

Game information
First quarter

Vikings – 0–3 – B. Walsh 54 yd. Field Goal (12:08)

Vikings – 0–10 – G. Jennings 70 yd. pass from M. Cassel (B. Walsh kick) (8:06)

Vikings – 7–10 – L. Bell 8 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (4:02)

Second quarter

Vikings – 7–17 – A. Peterson 60 yd. run (B. Walsh kick) (12:42)

Vikings – 10–17 – S. Suisham 26 yd. Field Goal (3:39)

Vikings – 10–20 – B. Walsh 37 yd. Field Goal (0:39)

Third quarter

Vikings – 17–20 – L. Bell 1 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (11:28)

Vikings – 17–27 – A. Peterson 7 yd. run (B. Walsh kick) (7:52)

Vikings – 17–34 – G. Jennings 16 yd. pass from M. Cassel (B. Walsh kick) (5:11)

Fourth quarter

Vikings – 24–34 – J. Cotchery 15 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberge (S. Suisham kick) (12:42)

Vikings – 27–34 – S. Suisham 28 yd. Field Goal (3:37)

Top passer
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (383)
  • MIN – M. Cassel (248)
Top rusher
  • PIT – L. Bell (57)
  • MIN – A. Peterson (140)
Top receiver
  • PIT – J. Cotchery (103)
  • MIN – J. Simpson (124)
Top tackler
  • PIT – L. Timmons (6)
  • MIN – J. Robinson (12)

The Steelers traveled to London, England and were considered the visitor team against a Matt Cassel-led Vikings team. The Vikes got off to a fast start as Blair Walsh nailed a 54-yard field goal for a 3–0 lead followed up by Matt Cassel hooking up with Greg Jennings on a 70-yard touchdown pass for a 10–0 lead. The Steelers managed to get on the board later on in the first quarter when rookie RB Le'Von Bell ran for an 8-yard touchdown to make the game 10–7. The Vikes moved ahead by double digits in the second quarter as Adrian Peterson ran for a 60-yard touchdown for a 17–7 lead. Shaun Suisham got the Steelers within a touchdown by nailing a 26-yard field goal for a 17–10 lead. Walsh moved the Vikes ahead by 10 at halftime by kicking a 37-yard field goal for a 20–10 lead. The Steelers came within 3 as Le'Von Bell ran for a 1-yard touchdown shortening the lead to 20–17 but the Vikes managed to move ahead 27–17 after Peterson ran for a 7-yard touchdown and then Cassel found Jennings again on a 16-yard touchdown pass to make the lead 34–17. In the 4th quarter, Jerricho Cotchery hooked up with Ben Roethlisberger on a 15-yard touchdown pass for a 34–24 lead, and then tried to rally as Suisham nailed a 28-yard field goal. The Steelers' comeback attempt was ruined again as Roethlisberger was sacked and fumbled the ball with less than a minute left in the game sealing the victory for the Vikes.

With this loss, the Steelers are off to their worst start since the AFL–NFL merger. They had last started 0–4 in 1968, when they started 0–6. This is also the first time since 2006 in which the team would fall to 4 games below .500 when they started that season 2–6.

Week 6: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Six: Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 9 7 3 19
Jets 3 3 0 0 6

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,957
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Bill Cowher
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Jets – 0–3 – N. Folk 25 yd. Field Goal (3:29)

Second quarter

Steelers – 3–3 – S. Suisham 46 yd. Field Goal (12:12)

Steelers – 6–3 – S. Suisham 33 yd. Field Goal (5:28)

Steelers – 9–3 – S. Suisham 48 yd. Field Goal (0:49)

Steelers – 9–6 – N. Folk 39 Yd. Field Goal (0:05)

Third quarter

Steelers – 16–6 – E. Sanders 55 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (12:39)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 19–6 – S. Suisham 32 Yd. Field Goal (12:12)

Top passers
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (264)
  • NYJ – G. Smith (201)
Top rushers
  • PIT – L. Bell (34)
  • NYJ – B. Powell (30)
Top receivers
  • PIT – A. Brown (86
  • NYJ – J. Cumberland (59)
Top tacklers
  • PIT – R. Clark (8)
  • NYJ – D. Harris (10)

Coming off of their bye week, the Steelers traveled to East Rutherford, NJ to take on the Jets. The Jets scored first in the first quarter when Nick Folk scored a 25-yard field goal for a 3–0 lead for the only score of that period. The Steelers managed to tie it at first in the 2nd quarter followed by taking the lead with 2 other field goals as Suisham kicked field goals from 46, 33, and 48 yards out for scores of 3–3, 6–3, and 9–3 respectively. The Jets tried to rally as Folk nailed a 39-yard field goal for a 9–6 score at halftime. In the 2nd half, it was all Steleers as they pulled away when Ben Roethlisberger found Emmanuel Sanders on a 55-yard touchdown pass for a 16–6 lead in the 3rd quarter which was then followed up by Suisham's 32-yard field goal for a final score of 19–6.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 1–4.

Week 7: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Seven: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 3 3 0 10 16
Steelers 7 3 3 6 19

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,295
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers – 7–0 – H. Miller 3 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (5:24)

Ravens – 7–3 – J. Tucker 46 yd. field goal (0:05)

Second quarter

Steelers – 10–3 – S. Suisham 34 yd. field goal (9:59)

Ravens – 10–6 – J. Tucker 38 yd. field goal (0:08)

Third quarter

Steelers – 13–6 – S. Suisham 28 yd. field goal (2:56)

Fourth quarter

Ravens – 13–9 – J. Tucker 32 yd. field goal (13:04)

Steelers – 16–9 – S. Suisham 38 yd. field goal (9:59)

Ravens – 16–16 – D. Clark 1 yd. pass from J. Flacco (J. Tucker kick) (1:58)

Steelers – 19–16 – S. Suisham 42 yd. field goal (0:00)

Top passers
  • BAL – J. Flacco (215)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (160)
Top rushers
  • BAL – R. Rice (45)
  • PIT – L. Bell (93)
Top receivers
  • BAL – T. Smith (61)
  • PIT – A. Brown (50)
Top tacklers
  • BAL – D. Smith (9)
  • PIT – L. Timmons (17)

After a road win, the Steelers returned home to take on the Ravens. The Steelers scored first in the first quarter as Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Heath Miller on a 3-yard touchdown pass making the score 7-0. Justin Tucker then got the Ravens on the board after nailing a 36-yard field goal shortening the lead to 7-3. In the 2nd quarter, the Steelers moved ahead by a touchdown as Shaun Suisham nailed a 34-yard field goal to make the score 10-3. The Ravens moved within 4 as Tucker nailed a 38-yard field goal for a 10-6 game at halftime with the Steelers leading. After the break, the Steelers went back to work in the 3rd quarter as Suisham kicked a 28-yard field goal for a 13-6 lead. The Ravens drew within 4 points again in the fourth quarter as Tucker kicked a 32-yard field goal for a 13-9 score. Again, the Steelers retaliated and moved ahead by 7 points as Suisham kicked a 38-yard field goal for a 16-9 lead. However, Joe Flacco was able to find Dallas Clark on a 1-yard touchdown pass tying the game at 16-16. The Steelers managed to drive down the field for the game-winning field goal as Suisham nailed it from 42 yards out for a final score of 19-16 sending the Steelers to a 2-4 start.

Week 8: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Eight: Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 15 18
Raiders 14 7 0 0 21

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information
First quarter

Raiders – 0–7 – T. Pryor 93 yd. run (S. Janikowski kick) (14:41)

Raiders – 0–14 – D. McFadden 7 yd. run (S. Janikowski kick) (7:28)

Second quarter

Raiders – 14–3 – S. Suisham 47 yd. field goal (14:14)

Raiders – 21–3 – D. McFadden 4 yd. run (S. Janikowski kick) (1:55)

Fourth quarter

Raiders – 21–10 – E. Sanders 9 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (12:11)

Raiders – 21–18 – L. Bell 2 yd. run (E. Sanders run for 2 pt. conversion) (1:24)

Top passers
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (275)
  • OAK – T. Pryor (88)
Top rushers
  • PIT – L. Bell (24)
  • OAK – T. Pryor (106)
Top receivers
  • PIT – E. Sanders (88)
  • OAK – R. Streater (45)
Top tacklers
  • PIT – R. Clark (12)
  • OAK – B. Ross (6)

After winning at home against the Ravens, the Steelers traveled to Oakland to take on the Raiders. The Raiders got off to a fast start in the 1st quarter when Terrelle Pryor ran for a 93-yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. This remains the largest touchdown run by any QB in NFL history. Darren McFadden ran into the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-0. The Steelers managed to get on the board in the 2nd quarter when Shaun Suisham nailed a 47-yard field goal for a 14-3 deficit. But the Raiders moved ahead as McFadden ran for another touchdown from 4 yards out for a 21-3 score at halftime. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the Steelers went back to work in the 4th quarter as Ben Roethlisberger found Emmanuel Sanders on a 9-yard touchdown pass to make the score 21-10 and then Le'Veon Bell ran for a 4-yard touchdown with the successful 2-point conversion to make the final score 21-18 as their comeback attempt again was cut short and the team fell to 2-5. On a positive note, they had won 2 out of their last 3 games coming off their bye week.

Week 9: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Nine: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 14 7 31
Patriots 7 17 3 28 55

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C), partly cloudy, cool and windy
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Game information
First quarter

Patriots – 0–7 – D. Amendola 34 yd. pass from T. Brady (S. Gostkowski kick) (4:00)

Second quarter

Patriots – 0–14 – R. Gronkowski 19 yd. pass from T. Brady (S. Gostkowski kick) (10:30)

Patriots – 3–14 – S. Suisham 30 yd. field goal (7:36)

Patriots – 3–17 – S. Gostkowski 20 yd. field goal (3:51)

Patriots – 10–17 – A. Brown 27 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (1:55)

Patriots – 10–24 – S. Ridley 1 yd. run (S. Gostkowski kick) (0:10)

Third quarter

Patriots – 17–24 – J. Cotchery 20 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (11:02)

Steelers – 24–24 – J. Cotchery 8 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (7:10)

Patriots – 24–27 – S. Gostkowski 32 yd. field goal (2:39)

Fourth quarter

Patriots – 24–34 – A. Dobson 17 yd. pass from T. Brady (S. Gostkowski kick) (13:46)

Patriots – 24–41 – S. Ridley 5 yd. run (S. Gostkowski kick) (9:16)

Patriots – 31–41 – J. Cotchery 6 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (6:15)

Patriots – 31–48 – A. Dobson 81 yd. pass from T. Brady (S. Gostkowski kick) (5:15)

Patriots – 31–55 – L. Blount 5 yd. run (S. Gostkowski kick) (2:41)

Top passers
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (400)
  • NE – T. Brady (432)
Top rushers
  • PIT – L. Bell (74)
  • NE – S. Ridley (115)
Top receivers
  • PIT – E. Sanders (98)
  • NE – R. Gronkowski (143)
Top tacklers
  • PIT – L. Timmons (11)
  • NE – D. McCourty (6)

After a tough loss to the Raiders, the Steelers traveled to Foxborough to take on the Patriots. The Patriots scored first when Danny Amendola caught a 34-yard TD pass from Tom Brady to make the score 7–0. In the 2nd quarter, the Patriots increased their lead as Brady found Rob Gronkowski on a 19-yard pass to make the score 14–0. The Steelers finally got on the board when Shaun Suisham kicked a 30-yard field goal to make it 14–3, but the Pats went ahead by 2 touchdowns again as Stephen Gostkowski nailed a field goal from 20 yards out making the score 17–3. Ben Roethlisberger regardless was able to find Antonio Brown for his 200th career TD pass a 27-yarder to come behind by 7, 17–10. But the Pats pulled away as Steven Ridley ran for a 1-yard TD to make it 24–10 at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, Roethlisberger found Cotchery again on a 20-yard pass cutting the lead to 24–17 and again on an 8-yard pass tying the game at 24. However, the Patriots pulled away again as Gostkowski kicked a 32-yard field goal to make the score 27–24. They continued to dominate in the 4th quarter scoring a total of 17 straight points as Brady found Aaron Dobson on a 17-yard pass to make the score 34–24 and Ridley again ran for another TD from 5-yards out making the score 41–24. Roethlisberger and Cotchery hooked up again on a 6-yard pass to shorten the lead to 41–31, however the Patriots were able to pull away as Brady found Dobson again on an 81-yard pass to make the score 48–31 and ended it with LeGarrette Blount's 5-yard run making the final score 55–31.

With the loss, the Steelers dropped to 2–6. The team's first such start since 2006. It may also be noted that since 2006 whenever the team has been below .500 in a season, they would eventually finish with 8 wins or more, but at the same time, miss out on the playoffs. Also, the 55 points are the most points ever scored against the Steelers as the Patriots became the first team to score 50+ points against the team since the Bills' victory of 52–34 in 1991.

Week 10: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Ten: Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 0 0 7 10
Steelers 0 10 7 6 23

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,406
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Bills – 0–3 – D. Carpenter 20 yd. field goal (6:16)

Second quarter

Steelers – 3–3 – S. Suisham 36 yd. field goal (8:47)

Steelers – 10–3 – J. Cotchery 5 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (1:55)

Third quarter

Steelers – 17–3 – L. Bell 4 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (3:02)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 20–3 – S. Suisham 37 yd. field goal (8:00)

Steelers – 23–3 – S. Suisham 23 yd. field goal (4:34)

Steelers – 23–10 – C. Gragg 2 yd. pass from E. Manuel (D. Carpenter kick) (0:03)

Top passers
  • BUF – E. Manuel (155)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (204)
Top rushers
  • BUF – F. Jackson (55)
  • PIT – L. Bell (57)
Top receivers
  • BUF – S. Johnson (48)
  • PIT – A. Brown (104)
Top tacklers
  • BUF – K. Alonso (10)
  • PIT – W. Gay (11)

After a tough road loss to the Patriots, the Steelers traveled home to take on the Bills. The Bills scored first in the first quarter when Dan Carpenter nailed a 20-yard field goal for a 3–0 lead and the only score of the quarter. The Steelers however, responded by doing it big starting off in the 2nd quarter tying the game at 3 when Shaun Suisham nailed a 36-yard field goal. They would increase their lead as Ben Roethlisberger found Jerricho Cotchery on a 5-yard TD pass giving them a 10–3 halftime lead. After the break, the Steelers went back to work as Le'Von Bell ran for a 4-yard TD increasing their lead to 17–3. They followed up in the 4th quarter with 2 Suisham field goals from 37 and 23 yards out for a lead of 20–3 and then 23–3 respectively. The Bills finally managed to score a TD in the final seconds of the game when EJ Manuel found Chris Gragg on a 2-yard pass, making the final score 23–10 sealing the win for the Steelers improving themselves to 3-6.

Week 11: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Eleven: Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 27 0 0 27
Steelers 14 6 3 14 37

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter

Steelers – 7–0 – A. Brown 34 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (6:20)

Steelers – 14–0 – A. Brown 47 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (3:58)

Second quarter

Steelers – 14–3 – D. Akers 35 yd. field goal (14:05)

Steelers – 17–3 – S. Suisham 25 yd. field goal (10:31)

Steelers – 17–10 – C. Johnson 79 yd. pass from M. Stafford (D. Akers kick) (10:13)

Steelers – 20–10 – S. Suisham 34 yd. field goal (7:19)

Steelers – 20–17 – C. Johnson 19 yd. pass from M. Stafford (D. Akers kick) (3:52)

Lions – 20–24 – J. Bell 2 yd. run (D. Akers kick) (1:42)

Lions – 20–27 – D. Akers 19 yd. field goal (0:04)

Third quarter

Lions – 23–27 – S. Suisham 21 yd. field goal (5:14)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 30–27 – W. Johnson 1 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (4:46)

Steelers – 37–27 – J. Cotchery 20 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (2:29)

Top passers
  • DET – M. Stafford (362)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (367)
Top rushers
  • DET – J. Bell (49)
  • PIT – L. Bell (36)
Top receivers
  • DET – C. Johnson (179)
  • PIT – A. Brown (147)
Top tacklers
  • DET – D. Levy (12)
  • PIT – W. Allen (9)

After defeating the Bills, the Steelers stayed home to take on the visiting Lions. They started off scoring in the 1st quarter as Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown on 2 consecutive TD passes from 34 and 47 yards out for leads of 7–0 and then 14–0. The Lions were able to get on the board as David Akers nailed a 35-yard field goal to make the score 14–3. The Steelers managed to pull away by 2 touchdowns as Shaun Suisham nailed a 25-yard field goal for a 17–3 lead. The Lions drew closer as Matthew Stafford found Calvin Johnson on a 79-yard TD pass shortening the lead to 17–10 not long before Suisham nailed a 34-yard field goal to make the score 20–10. Just then, the Lions managed to take the lead scoring 17 straight points when Stafford found Calvin Johnson again on a 19-yard pass making the score 20–17 and with the Lions taking the lead as Joique Bell ran for a 4-yard TD moving them ahead 24–20 and then finally wrapped things up in the first half as Akers nailed a 19-yard field goal to take a 27–20 lead at halftime. After the break, the Steelers got back to work as Suisham nailed a 21-yard field goal to shorten the Lions' lead to 27–23. They took the lead in the 4th quarter as Roethlisberger found Will Johnson on a 1-yard pass making the score 30–27. After a failed fake field goal attempt by the Lions, the Steelers set the ball up at their own 3-yard line. Due to a huge penalty against the team, the Steelers were able to move further down the field and seal the win for themselves as Roethlisberger found Jerricho Cotchery on a 20-yard pass for a final score of 37–27.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 4-6.

Week 12: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Twelve: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 7 7 27
Browns 3 0 0 8 11

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 20 °F (−7 °C), cold, snow
  • Game attendance: 71,513
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers – 3–0 – S. Suisham 47 yd. field goal (10:03)

Browns – 3–3 – B. Cundiff 49 yd. field goal (7:21)

Second quarter

Steelers – 10–3 – A. Brown 41 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (2:33)

Steelers – 13–3 – S. Suisham 32 yd. field goal (0:07)

Third quarter

Steelers – 20–3 – E. Sanders 4 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (7:43)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 27–3 – W. Gay 21 yd. interception return (S. Suisham kick) (4:27)

Steelers – 27–11 – J. Gordon 1 yd. pass from B. Weeden (B. Weeden pass to D. Bess for two-point conversion) (3:13)

Top passers
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (217)
  • CLE – B. Weeden (209)
Top rushers
  • PIT – L. Bell (80)
  • CLE – C. Ogbonnaya (26)
Top receivers
  • PIT – A. Brown (92)
  • CLE – J. Gordon (237)
Top tacklers
  • PIT – L. Timmons (7)
  • CLE – T. Ward (9)

After a win over the Lions, the Steelers traveled to Cleveland to take on the Browns. They drew first blood as Shaun Suisham nailed a field goal from 47 yards out to take a 3–0 lead. The Browns managed to tie the game as Billy Cundiff helped them tie it at 3–3 in the first quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the Steelers moved back into the lead scoring 24 unanswered points in the process. Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown on a 41-yard touchdown pass to make the score 10–3 followed by another Suisham field goal this time from 32 yards out to make the score 13–3 at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, Roethlisberger found Emmanuel Sanders on a 4-yard touchdown pass increasing their lead to 20–3 followed by William Gay who picked off Brandon Weeden and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown making the score 27–3. The Browns would score a touchdown of their own as Weeden found Josh Gordon on a 1-yard touchdown pass followed by a successful 2-point conversion pass to Davone Bess to make the final score 27–11 as the Steelers improved to 5–6 winning 3 straight and taking their trend to winning 5 out of their last 7.

Week 13: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Thanksgiving Day game
Week Thirteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 13 20
Ravens 7 3 6 6 22

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 71,005
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Ravens – 0–7 – T. Smith 7 yd. pass from J. Flacco (J. Tucker kick) (9:18)

Second quarter

Ravens – 0–10 – J. Tucker 43 yd. field goal (3:01)

Third quarter

Ravens – 0–13 – J. Tucker 34 yd. field goal (9:21)

Ravens – 7–13 – E. Sanders 8 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (6:26)

Ravens – 7–16 – J. Tucker 38 yd. field goal (3:49)

Fourth quarter

Ravens – 7–19 – J. Tucker 45 yd. field goal (13:59)

Ravens – 14–19 – L. Bell 1 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (9:32)

Ravens – 14–22 – J. Tucker 48 yd. field goal (5:37)

Ravens – 20–22 – J. Cotchery 1 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (2 point pass conversion failed) (1:03)

Top passers
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (257)
  • BAL – J. Flacco (251)
Top rushers
  • PIT – L. Bell (73)
  • BAL – B. Pierce (35)
Top receivers
  • PIT – H. Miller (86)
  • BAL – T. Smith (93)
Top tacklers
  • PIT – J. Worilds (10)
  • BAL – J. Ihedigbo (10)

After a win at Cleveland, the Steelers traveled to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in what would be the Thanksgiving Primetime Game and of course their first game on Thanksgiving Day since 1998. The Ravens drew first blood as Joe Flacco found Torrey Smith on a 7-yard pass to make the score 7-0 in the first quarter. In then 2nd quarter, Justin Tucker nailed a 43-yard field goal for a 10-0 halftime lead. After the break, the Ravens went back to work in the 3rd quarter as Tucker nailed a 34-yard field goal for a 13-0 lead. The Steelers finally got on the board as Ben Roethlisberger found Emmanuel Sanders on an 8-yard touchdown pass for a 13-7 score. The Ravens then pulled away as Tucker kicked yet another field goal putting his team ahead by 9, 16-7. In the 4th quarter, Tucker kicked yet another field goal this one from 45 yards out for a score of 19-7. The Steelers managed to draw within 5 points 19-14 when Le'Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard touchdown. Tucker then kicked a 48-yard field goal to make the score 22-14. The Steelers started their comeback attempt as Roethlisberger found Jerricho Cotchery on a 1-yard touchdown pass for a 22-20 score. After this, they tried the 2-point conversion to tie the game and send it into OT, but they would come up short and miss the conversion with 1:03 left in the game.

This dropped the team to 5-7 and 3rd place in the AFC North.

Week 14: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Fourteen: Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 7 14 10 34
Steelers 7 0 14 7 28

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 25 °F (−4 °C), light snow
  • Game attendance: 52,489
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers – 7–0 – E. Sanders 5 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (4:20)

Steelers – 7–3 – C. Sturgis 30 yd. field goal (0:40)

Second quarter

Dolphins – 7–10 – C. Clay 6 yd. pass from R. Tannehill (C. Sturgis kick) (8:15)

Third quarter

Dolphins – 7–17 – D. Thomas 4 yd. run (C. Sturgis kick) (10:15)

Dolphins – 14–17 – A. Brown 43 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (8:58)

Steelers – 21–17 – T. Polamalu 19 yd. interception return (S. Suisham kick) (8:05)

Dolphins – 21–24 – B. Hartline 4 yd. pass from R. Tannehill (C. Sturgis kick) (4:52)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 28–24 – J. Cotchery 16 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (14:56)

Dolphins – 28–31 – C. Clay 12 yd. pass from R. Tannehill (C. Sturgis kick) (2:53)

Dolphins – 28–34 – C. Sturgis 27 yd. field goal (1:08)

Top passers
  • MIA – R. Tannehill (200)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (349)
Top rushers
  • MIA – D. Thomas (105)
  • PIT – L. Bell (61)
Top receivers
  • MIA – C. Clay (97)
  • PIT – A. Brown (137)
Top tacklers
  • MIA – C. Clemons (12)
  • PIT – C. Heyward (10)

After a tough road loss to the Ravens, the Steelers went home for a game against the Dolphins. They would score first as Ben Roethlisberger found Emmanuel Sanders on a 5-yard pass for a 7-0 lead. The Dolphins managed to get on the board as Caleb Sturgis kicked a 30-yard field goal making the score 7-3. In the 2nd quarter, Charles Clay caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill as the Phins took the lead 10-7 at halftime. After the break, the Dolphins went right back to work as Daniel Thomas ran for a 4-yard touchdown making the score 17-7. The Steelers then came within 3 when Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown on a 43-yard touchdown pass making the score 17-14 and would eventually score again when Troy Polamalu picked off Tannehill and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown as they retook the lead 21-17. The Dolphins however moved back into the lead as Tannehill found Brian Hartline on a 4-yard pass for a 24-21 score. In the 4th quarter, Roethlisberger found Jerricho Cotchery on a 16-yard touchdown pass as they moved ahead 28-24. Clay then caught a pass from Tannehill making the score 31-28 as the Dolphins retook the lead. They would stop scoring after Sturgis kicked a 27-yard field goal for a 34-28 lead. Under a minute to go in the quarter, the Steelers got the ball back with Roethlisberger throwing to Brown and then Brown running for what seemed to be the game-tying (and eventually game-winning touchdown and PAT), but officials reviewed the play and it was determined that Brown had stepped out of bounds during the run ending the game dropping the team to 5-8.

Week 15: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Fifteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 0 13 20
Steelers 21 6 3 0 30

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 26 °F (−3 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 45,873
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers – 7–0 – L. Bell 1 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (9:58)

Steelers – 14–0 – A. Brown 12 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (2:16)

Steelers – 21–0 – A. Brown 67 yd. punt return (S. Suisham kick) (1:12)

Second quarter

Steelers – 24–0 – S. Suisham 25 yd. field goal (9:36)

Steelers – 24–7 – G. Bernard 1 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (5:14)

Steelers – 27–7 – S. Suisham 45 yd. field goal (1:14)

Third quarter

Steelers – 30–7 – S. Suisham 26 yd. field goal (6:18)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 30–14 – T. Eifert 1 yd. pass from A. Dalton (M. Nugent kick) (14:09)

Steelers – 30–20 – M. Jones 13 yd. pass from A. Dalton (2 point pass conversion failed) (5:46)

Top passers
  • CIN – A. Dalton (230)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (191)
Top rushers
  • CIN – G. Bernard (33)
  • PIT – L. Bell (57)
Top receivers
  • CIN – A. Green (93)
  • PIT – A. Brown (66)
Top tacklers
  • CIN – V. Burfict (6)
  • PIT – C. Allen (6)

The Steelers stayed home for a SNF duel against longtime division rival Bengals. The first quarter was all Steelers as they scored touchdowns in 3 different ways: Le'Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard, Antonio Brown caught a 12-yard pass, and then returned a punt 67 yards putting up scores of 7-0, 14-0, and 21-0. This remains the most points in their franchise history they have scored in the first quarter while it remains the largest number of points the Bengals have allowed in the first quarter alone. This streak of points stood at 24 straight as Shaun Suisham kicked a 25-yard field goal. The Bengals finally got on the board as Gio Benard ran for a 1-yard touchdown making the score 24-7. Suisham then nailed a 45-yard field goal to move his team ahead 27-7 at halftime. After this, the Steelers went back to work in the 3rd quarter coming away with another field goal from 26 yards out for a 30-7 lead. The 4th quarter however, was all Bengals as Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert connected on a 1-yard touchdown pass making the score 30-14 not long before Dalton found Marvin Jones on a 13-yard pass making the score 30-20, but the 2-point conversion failed as the Steelers would eventually win the game with that score as the final sending them to 6-8. Coupled with losses of the Ravens, Chargers, and Dolphins, the Steelers also remained in the playoff hunt.

Week 16: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Sixteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 21 7 38
Packers 7 7 7 10 31

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 23 °F (−5 °C), snow
  • Game attendance: 77,999
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Packers – 0–7 – J. Boykin 5 yd. pass from M. Flynn (M. Crosby kick) (4:02)

Steelers – 7–7 – E. Sanders 1 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (0:01)

Second quarter

Packers – 7–14 – E. Lacy 14 yd. run (M. Crosby kick)(1:53)

Packers – 10–14 – S. Suisham 31 yd. field goal (0:02)

Third quarter

Steelers – 17–14 – B. Roethlisberger 13 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (11:51)

Packers – 17–21 – E. Lacy 2 yd. run (M. Cosby kick) (5:19)

Steelers – 24–21 – M. Spaeth 11 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (1:55)

Steelers – 31–21 – C. Allen 40 yd. interception return (S. Suisham kick) (1:37)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 31–24 – M. Crosby 22 yd. field goal (12:04)

Packers – 31–31 – J. Kuhn 1 yd. run (M. Crosby kick) (7:14)

Steelers – 38–31 – L. Bell 1 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (1:25)

Top passers
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (167)
  • GB – M. Flynn (232)
Top rushers
  • PIT – L. Bell (124)
  • GB – E. Lacy (84)
Top receivers
  • PIT – A. Brown (105)
  • GB – J. Jones (84)
Top tacklers
  • PIT – R. Clark (10)
  • GB – M. Burnett (8)

After the win at home against the Bengals, the Steelers traveled to take on the Packers. Coming into this game with a record of 2–5 in road games, the Packers scored first when Matt Flynn found Jarrett Boykin on a 5-yard pass for a 7–0 lead. The Steelers managed to tie it up late in the first quarter when Ben Roethlisberger found Emmanuel Sanders on a 1-yard pass taking the game to 7–7. In the 2nd quarter, the Packers retook the lead as Eddie Lacy ran for a 14-yard touchdown making the score 14–7. This was followed up by the Steelers coming within 4 as Suisham kicked a 31-yard field goal as for a 14–10 score at halftime. After the break, the Steelers took the lead as Roethlisberger rushed for a touchdown himself from 13 yards out making the score 17–14. The Packers took the lead back as Lacy ran for a 2-yard touchdown making the score 21–17. The Steelers then moved back into the lead as Roethlisberger found Matt Speath on an 11-yard pass making the score 24–21 and then Cortez Allen picked off Matt Flynn returning the ball 40 yards for a touchdown making the score 31–21. In the 4th quarter, the Packers tried a comeback attempt as Mason Crosby nailed a 22-yard field goal to come within 7 31–24. Eventually, they managed to tie the game when John Kuhn ran for a 1-yard touchdown at 31–31. The Steelers moved back into the lead as Le'Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard touchdown for a 38–31 lead. Matt Flynn moved the Packers down the field but his last attempt within the final 3 seconds was incomplete sealing the win for the Steelers as they improved to 7–8 while finishing 3–5 in road games.

Week 17: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

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

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), light rain
  • Game attendance: 56,361
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter

Steelers – 7–0 – A. Brown 9 yd. pass from B. Roethlisberger (S. Suisham kick) (9:53)

Second quarter

Steelers – 14–0 – L. Bell 5 yd. run (S. Suisham kick) (4:22)

Third quarter

Steelers – 17–0 – S. Suisham 30 yd. field goal (3:50)

Fourth quarter

Steelers – 20–0 – S. Suisham 32 yd. field goal (8:26)

Steelers – 20–7 – F. Whittaker 35 yd. pass from J. Campbell (B. Cundiff kick) (2:46)

Top passers
  • CLE – J. Campbell (240)
  • PIT – B. Roethlisberger (179)
Top rushers
  • CLE – E. Baker (69)
  • PIT – L. Bell (90)
Top receivers
  • CLE – J. Gordon (82)
  • PIT – A. Brown (87)
Top tacklers
  • CLE – D. Jackson (5)
  • PIT – J. Jones (8)

The Steelers' final game of the season would be at home against the Browns. They would draw first blood as Ben Roethlisberger found Jerricho Cotchery on a 9-yard pass for a 7-0 lead. Le'Veon Bell ran for a touchdown from 5 yards out making the score 14-0 at halftime. Shaun Suisham would go on to kicked 2 field goals in the 3rd and 4th quarters from 30 and 32 yards out making the score 17-0, and 20-0. Later on in the quarter, the Browns managed to score their only 7 points of the whole game as Jason Campbell found Forswhitt Whittaker on a 35-yard pass for a final score of 20-7.

The team finished the season with another 8-8 record and despite losses by the Ravens and Dolphins, the Steelers were eliminated from playoff contention for the second consecutive season after the Chargers defeated the Chiefs. This would be the first time since 1999 and 2000 that the Steelers would fail to make the playoffs in consecutive seasons.

Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL History [3] to record at least five catches and 50 yards in every game.[4]

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 W3
Baltimore Ravens 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 L2
Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 L7

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Denver Broncos (1) West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 207 W2
2 zNew England Patriots (2) East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 106 W2
3[a] yCincinnati Bengals (3) North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 125 W2
4 yIndianapolis Colts (4) South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 55 W3
Wild cards
5 wKansas City Chiefs (5) West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 125 L2
6 wSan Diego Chargers (6) West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 48 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 9 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 -32 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 -97 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 -18 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 -19 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 -49 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 -131 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 -202 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 -98 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 -152 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42–28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19–6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19–3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19–9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32–28).
  9. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

Statistics[edit]

Updated December 30, 2013[7]

Team[edit]

Pittsburgh Opponent
Total First Downs 312 303
Rushing First Downs 81 106
Passing First Downs 207 174
By Penalty First Downs 24 23
Third Down Conversions 82/216 91/230
Fourth Down Conversions 9/15 9/20
Total Offensive Yards 5,400 5,395
Offensive Plays 1,023 1,036
Average Yards per Play 5.3 5.2
Total Rushing Yards 1,383 1,849
Rushing Plays 394 433
Rushing Yards per Play 3.5 4.3
Total Passing Yards 4,017 3,546
Passing Completions/Attempts 377/586 329/569
Interceptions 14 10
Passing Yards per Play 7.3 6.6
Sacks 34.0 43.0
Field Goals 30/32 28/31
Touchdowns 41 41
Rushing Touchdowns 9 18
Passing Touchdowns 28 21
Return Touchdowns 1 0
Defensive Touchdowns 3 2
Time of Possession 30:53 29:06
Turnover Ratio -4 −4

Passing[edit]

Regular season
Player ATT COMP YDS COMP % YDS/ATT TD TD % INT INT % LONG SCK LOST RATING
Ben Roethlisberger 584 375 4,261 64.2 7.3 28 4.8 14 2.4 67 42 282 92.0
Mat McBriar 1 1 30 100.0 30.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 30 0 0 118.8
Antonio Brown 1 1 15 100.0 15.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 1 7 118.8

Rushing[edit]

Regular season
Player ATT YDS YDS/ATT LONG TD
Bell, Le'VeonLe'Veon Bell 244 860 3.5 43 8
Dwyer, JonathanJonathan Dwyer 49 197 4.0 30 0
Jones, FelixFelix Jones 48 184 3.8 14 0
Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger 27 99 3.7 19 1
Redman, IsaacIsaac Redman 10 12 1.2 8 0
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 7 4 0.6 10 0
Stephens-Howling, LarodLarod Stephens-Howling 6 19 3.2 5 0
Cotchery, JerrichoJerricho Cotchery 1 -5 −5 -5.0 −5.0 -5 −5 0
Sanders, EmmanuelEmmanuel Sanders 1 25 25.0 25 0
Suisham, ShaunShaun Suisham 1 -12 −12 -12.0 −12.0 -12 −12 0
Total 394 1383 3.5 9

Receiving[edit]

Regular season
Player ATT YDS YDS/REC LONG TD
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 110 1499 13.6 56 8
Sanders, EmmanuelEmmanuel Sanders 67 740 11.0 55 6
Miller, HeathHeath Miller 58 593 10.2 31 1
Cotchery, JerrichoJerricho Cotchery 46 602 13.1 36 10
Bell, Le'VeonLe'Veon Bell 45 399 8.9 43 0
Jones, FelixFelix Jones 9 63 7.0 15 0
Dwyer, JonathanJonathan Dwyer 8 64 8.0 23 0
Johnson, WillWill Johnson 8 41 5.1 9 1
Paulson, DavidDavid Paulson 6 102 17.0 34 0
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 6 64 10.7 21 0
Johnson, DavidDavid Johnson 4 70 17.5 32 0
Redman, IsaacIsaac Redman 4 14 3.5 7 0
Moye, DerekDerek Moye 2 20 10.0 19 1
Stephens-Howling, LaRodLaRod Stephens-Howling 2 11 5.5 7 0
Palmer, MichaelMichael Palmer 1 8 8.0 8 0
Spaeth, MattMatt Spaeth 1 11 11.0 11 1
Total 377 4,301 11.4 28

Field Goals[edit]

Regular season
Player 1–19 20–29 30–39 40–49 50+
Suisham, ShaunShaun Suisham 0/0 9/9 15/13 8/8 0/0
Total 0/0 9/9 15/13 8/8 0/0
Opponent Total 1/1 8/8 10/10 10/8 2/1

Punting[edit]

Regular season
Player Punts AVG TB In 20 LONG BLK
Mat McBriar 40 41.3 3 13 70 1
Zoltan Mesko 34 42.5 2 3 65 0
Ben Roethlisberger 1 28.0 0 1 28 0
Total 75 41.1 5 17 70 1
Opponent Total 79 43.0 8 22 61 0

Punt Returns[edit]

Regular season
Player RT FC YDS/RET LONG TD
Antonio Brown 32 23 12.8 67 1
Total 32 23 12.8 67 1
Opponent Total 35 16 8.9 43 0

Kick Returns[edit]

Regular season
Player RT YDS YDS/RET LONG TD
Jones, FelixFelix Jones 23 510 22.2 42 0
Sanders, EmmanuelEmmanuel Sanders 10 268 26.8 46 0
Dwyer, JonathanJonathan Dwyer 4 90 22.5 27 0
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 2 37 18.5 25 0
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 1 16 16 16 0
Heyward, CameronCameron Heyward 1 11 11 11 0
Palmer, MichaelMichael Palmer 1 5 5 5 0
Stephens-Howling, LaRodLaRod Stephens-Howling 1 25 25 25 0
Total 43 962 22.4 46 0
Opponent Total 55 1,233 22.4 73 0

Defense[edit]

Regular season
Player T S A SCK F
Timmons, LawrenceLawrence Timmons 126 86 40 3 1
Clark, RyanRyan Clark 104 61 43 0 0
Gay, WilliamWilliam Gay 63 55 8 1 2
Taylor, IkeIke Taylor 63 52 11 0 0
Polamalu, TroyTroy Polamalu 69 50 19 2 5
Allen, CortezCortez Allen 51 44 7 0 0
Worilds, JasonJason Worilds 63 43 20 8 2
Williams, VinceVince Williams 53 40 13 0 0
Heyward, CameronCameron Heyward 59 35 24 5 0
Jones, JarvisJarvis Jones 40 30 10 1 0
Hood, ZiggyZiggy Hood 39 26 13 3 0
Allen, WillWill Allen 34 25 9 0 1
Thomas, ShamarkoShamarko Thomas 29 22 7 0 0
Keisel, BrettBrett Keisel 29 20 9 4 1
McLendon, SteveSteve McLendon 33 20 13 0 1
Woodley, LaMarrLaMarr Woodley 36 20 16 5 1
Garvin, TerenceTerence Garvin 11 11 0 0 0
Golden, RobertRobert Golden 14 10 4 0 1
Blake, AntwonAntwon Blake 11 8 3 0 0
Wilson, KionKion Wilson 12 8 4 0 0
Woods, AlAl Woods 16 8 8 2 0
Sylvester, StevensonStevenson Sylvester 12 7 5 0 0
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 7 7 0 0 0
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown 7 6 1 0 0
Johnson, WillWill Johnson 7 6 1 0 0
Suisham, ShaunShaun Suisham 7 6 1 0 1
Carter, ChrisChris Carter 5 4 1 0 0
Foote, LarryLarry Foote 8 3 5 0 0
Sanders, EmmanuelEmmanuel Sanders 3 3 0 0 0
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 2 2 0 0 0
Cotchery, JerrichoJerricho Cotchery 2 2 0 0 0
Palmer, MichaelMichael Palmer 2 2 0 0 0
Velasco, FernandoFernando Velasco 2 2 0 0 0
Wallace, CodyCody Wallace 2 2 0 0 0
Adams, MikeMike Adams 1 1 0 0 0
Beachum, KelvinKelvin Beachum 1 1 0 0 0
Cromartie-Smith, Da'MonDa'Mon Cromartie-Smith 1 1 0 0 0
DeCastro, DavidDavid DeCastro 1 1 0 0 0
Foster, RamonRamon Foster 1 1 0 0 0
Moye, DerekDerek Moye 1 1 0 0 0
Spaeth, MattMatt Spaeth 1 1 0 0 0
Van Dyke, DeMarcusDeMarcus Van Dyke 1 1 0 0 0
Whimper, GuyGuy Whimper 1 1 0 0 0
Total 1,071 774 297 34 16
Opponent Total 1,072 745 327 43 12

Interceptions[edit]

Regular season
Player INT YDS YDS/INT LONG TD
Allen, CortezCortez Allen 2 43 21.5 40 1
Clark, RyanRyan Clark 2 50 25.0 37 0
Polamalu, TroyTroy Polamalu 2 36 18.0 19 1
Timmons, LawrenceLawrence Timmons 2 26 13.0 23 0
Allen, WillWill Allen 1 27 27.0 27 0
Gay, WilliamWilliam Gay 1 21 21.0 21 1
Total 10 203 20.3 40 3
Opponent Total 14 170 12.1 57 1

Transactions[edit]

The Steelers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2013 season:

Trades[edit]

April 27, 2013[8] To Cleveland Browns
2013 fourth-round pick
(#111–Shamarko Thomas)
To Pittsburgh Steelers
2014 third-round pick
August 23, 2013[9] To Philadelphia Eagles
Adrian Robinson
To Pittsburgh Steelers
Felix Jones
October 2, 2013[10] To Arizona Cardinals
Conditional Draft Pick
To Pittsburgh Steelers
Levi Brown

Player signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
William Gay[21] March 4, 2013 3 year/$4.5 million
Jonathan Dwyer[22] March 11, 2013 1 year/$1.323 million
Ramon Foster[23][24] March 11, 2013 3 year/$5.8 million
David Johnson[25] March 12, 2013 1 year/unknown
Larry Foote[26] March 12, 2013 3 year/$5.5 million
Plaxico Burress[27] March 12, 2013 1 year/$940,000
Greg Warren[28] March 13, 2013 1 year/unknown
Matt Spaeth[29] March 18, 2013 2 year/$2 million
Stevenson Sylvester[30] April 3, 2013 1 year/unknown
Emmanuel Sanders[31] April 14, 2013 1 year/$2.5 million
Isaac Redman April 18, 2013 1 year/$1.323 million
Steve McLendon[32] April 18, 2013 3 year/$7.25 million
Brian Arnfelt[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Alan Baxter[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Nik Embernate[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Reggie Dunn[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Mike Farrell[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Mike Golic Jr[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Cordian Hagans[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Chris Hubbard[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Omar Hunter[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Luke Ingram[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Joe Madsen[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Curtis McNeal[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Ivory Wade[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Anthony Rashad White[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
J.D. Woods[33] April 28, 2013 Unknown
Terence Garvin[34] May 6, 2013 Unknown
Guy Whimper[34] May 6, 2013 Unknown
Shamarko Thomas[35] May 16, 2013 4 year/$2,613,152
Vince Williams[36] May 20, 2013 4 year/$2,238,680
Justin Brown[37] May 23, 2013 4 year/$2,264,072
Markus Wheaton[38] May 23, 2013 4 year/$2,811,376
Terry Hawthorne[38] May 23, 2013 4 year/$2,350,052
Jarvis Jones[39] June 3, 2013 4 year/$8,705,502
Le'Veon Bell[40] June 3, 2013 4 year/$2.146 million
Nicholas Williams[41] June 3, 2013 4 year/$2,217,848
Peter Tuitupou June 3, 2013
Nigel Malone[42] June 6, 2013
Landry Jones[43] June 13, 2013 4 year/$2,599,220
Cody Wallace[44] September 1, 2013
Zoltan Mesko[45] September 2, 2013
Jonathan Dwyer[46] September 9, 2013
Shayne Graham[47] September 9, 2013
Fernando Velasco[48] September 9, 2013
Stevenson Sylvester[49] October 9, 2013
Will Allen[50] October 10, 2013
Richard Gordon[51] October 15, 2013
Mat McBriar[52] October 29, 2013
Eric Olsen[53] November 30, 2013
Rashad Butler[54] November 30, 2013
David Snow[55] December 3, 2013
Jamaal Westerman[56] December 17, 2013

Other[edit]

Player Date Details
Chris Rainey[57] January 10, 2013 Waived
James Harrison[58] March 9, 2013 Released
Willie Colon[59] March 13, 2013 Released
Ivory Wade[34] May 6, 2013 Waived
Anthony Rashad White[34] May 6, 2013 Waived
Joe Greene[60] May 6, 2013 Retired as Special Assistant
Zack Pianalto June 3, 2013 Waived (Injured)
John Malecki[61] September 1, 2013 Waived
Drew Butler[62] September 2, 2013 Released
Shayne Graham[63] September 17, 2013 Released
Isaac Redman[64] October 21, 2013 Waived
Zoltan Mesko[65] October 29, 2013 Waived
Rashad Butler[66] December 2, 2013 Left Team (Personal Reasons)
Richard Gordon[67] December 7, 2013 Released
Kion Wilson[68] December 14, 2013 Released

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