2014 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Mike Tomlin
General manager Kevin Colbert
Owner The Rooney Family
Home field Heinz Field
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st AFC North
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Ravens) 30–17
Pro Bowlers RB Le'Veon Bell
WR Antonio Brown
C Maurkice Pouncey
QB Ben Roethlisberger
ILB Lawrence Timmons
AP All-Pros Le'Veon Bell (1st team)
Antonio Brown (1st team)
Maurkice Pouncey (1st team)
Lawrence Timmons (2nd team)
Team MVP Le'Veon Bell
Team ROY Martavis Bryant
Uniform
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The Steelers play the Kansas City Chiefs, December 21.

The 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 82nd season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. It also marked the 15th season under leadership of general manager Kevin Colbert and the eighth under head coach Mike Tomlin.

The Steelers honored the 40th anniversary of their first Super Bowl winning team, Super Bowl IX, during their Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field on November 30. (The Steelers played the Super Bowl at Tulane Stadium that year.) The team wore a special patch and honored the players at halftime. Though it also serves as the team's annual alumni weekend, the team did not wear their alternate 1934 "Bumblebee" throwbacks for this game.[1] Instead, the Steelers wore the "Bumblebee" jerseys vs. the Indianapolis Colts on October 26.[2] They managed to improve from their 8-8 record from each of their previous two seasons with their week 15 victory against the Atlanta Falcons, and ensured their first winning season since 2011. They also clinched a playoff berth for the first time since that same year with their week 16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers won the AFC North division title, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round of the playoffs by a score of 30–17. The Steelers became the first team in NFL history to have a 4,500-yard passer, 1,500-yard receiver and 1,300-yard rusher in the same season.

2014 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL draft
2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft
Round # Player Position College
1 15 Ryan Shazier Linebacker Ohio State
2 46 Stephon Tuitt Defensive end Notre Dame
3 97 Dri Archer Running back Kent State
4 118 Martavis Bryant Wide receiver Clemson
5 157 Shaquille Richardson Cornerback Arizona
173 Wesley Johnson Offensive tackle Vanderbilt
6 192 Jordan Zumwalt Linebacker UCLA
215 Daniel McCullers Defensive tackle Tennessee
7 230 Rob Blanchflower Tight end Massachusetts
Compensatory selection
Draft trades
  • The Steelers traded their original third-round selection (No. 83 overall) to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns' 2013 fourth-round selection.

Staff[edit]

2014 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2014 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, 3 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 at New York Giants L 16–20 0–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 August 16 Buffalo Bills W 19–16 1–1 Heinz Field Recap
3 August 21 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–31 1–2 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
4 August 28 Carolina Panthers L 0–10 1–3 Heinz Field Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 Cleveland Browns W 30–27 1–0 Heinz Field Recap
2 September 11 at Baltimore Ravens L 6–26 1–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
3 September 21 at Carolina Panthers W 37–19 2–1 Bank of America Stadium Recap
4 September 28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24–27 2–2 Heinz Field Recap
5 October 5 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 17–9 3–2 EverBank Field Recap
6 October 12 at Cleveland Browns L 10–31 3–3 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
7 October 20 Houston Texans W 30–23 4–3 Heinz Field Recap
8 October 26 Indianapolis Colts W 51–34 5–3 Heinz Field Recap
9 November 2 Baltimore Ravens W 43–23 6–3 Heinz Field Recap
10 November 9 at New York Jets L 13–20 6–4 MetLife Stadium Recap
11 November 17 at Tennessee Titans W 27–24 7–4 LP Field Recap
12 Bye
13 November 30 New Orleans Saints L 32–35 7–5 Heinz Field Recap
14 December 7 at Cincinnati Bengals W 42–21 8–5 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
15 December 14 at Atlanta Falcons W 27–20 9–5 Georgia Dome Recap
16 December 21 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–12 10–5 Heinz Field Recap
17 December 28 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–17 11–5 Heinz Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 3 Baltimore Ravens (6) L 17–30 0–1 Heinz Field Recap

Game summaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 0 14 10 27
Steelers 10 17 0 3 30

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CLE – 14:57 Billy Cundiff 25-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:45 (PIT 27–20)
  • CLE – 11:15 Ben Tate 9-yard TD pass from Brian Hoyer, Billy Cundiff kick. Drive: 7 plays, 51 yards, 2:35 (TIE 27-27)
  • PIT – 0:00 Shaun Suisham 41-yard FG. Drive: 5 plays, 33 yards, 0:47 (PIT 30–27)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Steelers started their 2014 season at home against the Browns. In the first quarter, the Steelers would score first when Shaun Suisham kicked a 36-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. However, the Browns were able to tie it up when Billy Cundiff kicked a 39-yard field goal for a 3-3 game. The Steelers would score 27 unanswered points to end the first half with LaGarrette Blount running for a 7-yard TD to retake the lead 10-3. In the 2nd quarter, the Steelers continued their domination when Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown on a 35-yard TD for a 17-3 lead followed by Le'Veon Bell running in for a TD from 38 yards out to increase their lead to 24-3 followed by Suisham nailing yet another field goal from 34 yards out as they led 27-3 at halftime. After the break, in the 3rd quarter, the Browns went to work as Isisah Crowell ran for 2 touchdowns: from 3 and 15 yards out for a 27-10 and 27-17 game. In the 4th quarter, the Browns managed to come within a TD as Cundiff nailed a 25-yard field goal for a 27-20 game. Later on, Brian Hoyer hooked up with Travis Benjamein on a 9-yard TD pass to tie the game up 27-27. Regardless, Roethlisberger was able to move his team down the field and eventually, Suisham kicked the game-winning 41-yard field goal to win it 30-27 for the Steelers' only 3 points of the 2nd half.

With the win, the Steelers started their season 1-0 for the first time since 2010.

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Two: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 3 0 6
Ravens 7 3 7 9 26

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • BAL – 1:25 Justin Tucker 30-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 5:32. (BAL 10–0)
  • PIT – 2:50 Shaun Suisham 25-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 5:11. (BAL 10–3)
Third quarter
  • PIT – 10:30 Shaun Suisham 43-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 2:56. (BAL 10–6)
  • BAL – 3:58 Owen Daniels 1-yard TD pass from Joe Flacco, Justin Tucker kick. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:32. (BAL 17–6)
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – 14:11 Justin Tucker 23-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 3:51. (BAL 20–6)
  • BAL – 11:14 Justin Tucker 22-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards, 2:46. (BAL 23–6)
  • BAL – 4:31 Justin Tucker 20-yard FG. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 4:57. (BAL 26–6)
Top passers
  • PIT – Ben Roethlisberger 22/37, 217 yards, 1 INT
  • BAL – Joe Flacco 21/29, 166 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a close home win over the Browns, the Steelers traveled to Baltimore to take on the Ravens on Thursday Night Football. The Ravens scored first in the first quarter when Joe Flacco found Owen Daniels on a 2-yard TD pass for a 7-0 lead. They increased their lead in the 2nd quarter as Justin Tucker nailed a 30-yard field goal for a 10-0 lead. The Steelers finally got on the board when Shaun Suisham kicked a 25-yard field goal for a 10-3 game at halftime. Returning after the break, the Steelers went back to work and were able to move down the field for Suisham to kick another field goal from 43 yards out to come within 4 with for a 10-6 game. However, the Ravens started to take control later on when Flacco found Daniels again on a 1-yard TD pass making the score 17-6. In the 4th quarter, the Ravens sealed the game with 3 field goals kicked by Tucker from 23, 22, and 20 yards out for a 20-6, 23-6, and 26-6 final score.

The Steelers were held without a touchdown in a game for the first time since their 20-3 loss to the 49ers in 2011. The team dropped to 1-1.

Week 3: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Three: Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 6 14 14 37
Panthers 3 0 3 13 19

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information
First quarter
  • CAR – 6:45 Graham Gano 40-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:55 (CAR 3–0)
  • PIT – 0:11 Shaun Suisham 42-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 51 yards, 2:31 (TIE 3–3)
Second quarter
  • PIT – 5:40 Shaun Suisham 24-yard FG. Drive: 16 plays, 87 yards, 8:00 (PIT 6–3)
  • PIT – 0:03 Shaun Suisham 45-yard FG. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 1:35 (PIT 9–3)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a rough loss to the Ravens, the Steelers traveled down south to take on the Panthers. In the first quarter, the Panthers scored first when Graham Gano kicked a 40-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. However, the Steelers were able to tie it up when Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal for a 3-3 game. In the 2nd quarter, the Steelers increased their lead with 2 more field goals from 24 and 45 yards out for leads of 6-3 and then 9-3 at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, the Steelers got back to work as Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown on a 7-yard TD pass for a 16-3 lead. Gano got the Panthers within 10 with another field goal from 40 yards out for a 16-6 game. However, the Steelers pulled away as Roethlisberger found Brown again on a 7-yard TD pass for a 23-6 lead. In the 4th quarter, Cam Newton found Greg Olson on a 37-yard TD Pass coming within 10 23-13. However, the Steelers pulled away as Robert Golden recovered a fumble in the end zone for a 30-13 game. Later on, LaGarrette Blount ran for a 7-yard TD increasing their lead to 37-13. The Panthers tried their hand at coming back but could only come away with 6 points as 2nd-string QB Derek Anderson found Kelvin Benjamein on a 35-yard TD pass (with a failed 2-point conversion) for an eventual final score of 37-19.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 2-1.

Week 4: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Four: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 10 0 7 10 27
Steelers 10 7 7 0 24

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a huge win on the road, the Steelers returned home for a game against the Buccaneers. The Bucs scored first when Mike Glennon found Mike Evans on a 7-yard TD pass for a 7-0 lead. They increased their lead when Patrick Murray kicked a 50-yard field goal for a 10-lead. The Steelers finally got on the board when Shaun Suisham nailed a 25-yard field goal to come within a TD, 10-3 followed by Ben Roethlisberger hooking up with Antonio Brown on an 11-yard TD pass to tie the game up at 10-10. In the 2nd quarter, Roethlisberger found Brown again this time on a 27-yard TD pass to take the lead 17-10 at halftime. After the break, Doug Martin ran for a TD from 3 yards out to tie the game back up, 17-17. The Steelers pulled away as Roethlisberger found Heath Miller on a 5-yard TD pass for a 24-17 lead. In the 4th quarter, the Bucs pulled within 4 when Murray kicked a 27-yard field goal for a 24-20 game. Driving down the field, the Bucs were able to complete the comeback attempt as Glennon found Vincent Jackson on a 5-yard TD pass for a final score of 27-24.

The loss dropped the Steelers to 2-2.

Week 5: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Five: Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 0 7 17
Jaguars 3 3 3 0 9

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • JAX – 5:17 Josh Scobee 43-yard FG. Drive: 15 plays, 43 yards, 8:08 (JAX 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • JAX – 3:16 Josh Scobee 36-yard FG. Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:17 (PIT 10–9)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a tough home loss, the Steelers traveled down south again to take on the Jaguars. The Jags scored first as Josh Scobee kicked a 43-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead for the only score of the first quarter. The Steelers answered to tie the game when Shaun Suisham kicked a 24-yard field goal for a 3-3 game. They eventually took the lead when Ben Roetlisberger found Michael Palmer on a 1-yard TD pass to take a 10-3 lead. The Jags pulled within 4 before halftime when Scobee nailed a 35-yard field goal to make it a 10-6 game. In the 3rd quarter, the Jags came within a point as Scobee kicked a 36-yard field goal to make it a 10-9 game for the only score of the quarter. In the 4th quarter however, Brice McCain picked off Jags QB Blake Bortles and returned the interception for a 22-yard TD increasing their lead to the eventual final score of 17-9.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 3-2.

Week 6: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Six: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 7 10
Browns 0 21 3 7 31

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
  • PIT – 5:09 Shaun Suisham 20-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 6:11 (PIT 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CLE – 3:23 Billy Cundiff 40-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 58 yards, 2:52 (CLE 24–3)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Steelers traveled back up north to Cleveland to take on the Browns. In the first quarter, the Steelers score the only 3 points as Shaun Suisham nailed a 20-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead. The Browns however scored 21 unanswered points in the 2nd quarter when Isaiah Crowell ran for a 5-yard TD to take a 7-3 lead followed by Brian Hoyer hooking up with Jordan Cameron on a 51-yard TD pass for a 14-3 lead before finally Ben Tate ran for an 8-yard TD and took a 21-3 lead at halftime. The Browns continued their domination day in the 3rd quarter when Billy Cundiff kicked a 40-yard field goal for the only score of that quarter. In the 4th quarter, they sealed the game when Ben Tate ran for a 1-yard TD making the score 31-3. The Steelers drove down the field and Ben Roethlisberger found Lance Moore on a 26-yard TD pass for a final score of 31-10.

With the loss, the Steelers fell to 3-3 and last place in the AFC North.

Week 7: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Seven: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 7 6 0 10 23
Steelers 0 24 0 6 30

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Following a terrible loss to the Browns, the Steelers returned home for a duel against the Texans on Monday Night Football. The Texans started out strong when Ryan Fitzpatrick found Alfred Blue on an 11-yard pass for a 7-0 lead and the only score of the first quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the Texans increased their lead as Randy Bullock nailed 2 field goals from 39 and 38 yards out for 10-0 and 13-0 leads. The Steelers finally got on the board and scored 24 unanswered points: first starting with Shaun Suisham who nailed a 44-yard field goal for a 13-3 game followed up by Ben Roethlisberger finding Martavis Bryant on a 35-yard TD pass for a 13-10 game and eventually took the lead on Antonio Brown's 1-yard TD pass to Lance Moore 17-13 and lastly Roethlisberger hooking up with Le'Veon Bell on a 2-yard TD pass for a 24-13 halftime lead. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the Texans came within 8 as Bullock kicked a 31-yard field goal for a 24-16 game not long before the Steelers responded with 2 of their own from Suisham when he got them from 30 and 40 yards out for leads of 27-16 and 30-16. Finally, Fitzpatrick was able to find Arian Foster on a 1-yard TD pass and this led to the final score of 30-23.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 4-3.

Week 8: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Eight: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 17 14 0 34
Steelers 7 28 7 9 51

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C), (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 62,479
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a tough win over the Texans, the Steelers stayed home for a game against the Colts. In the first quarter, the Colts scored first as Adam Vinatieri nailed a 31-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. However, the Steelers took the lead later on in the quarter when Ben Roethlisberger found Markus Wheaton on an 18-yard TD pass for a 7-3 game. In the 2nd quarter, the Steelers would score again increasing their lead as Roethlisberger found Martavis Bryant on a 5-yard TD pass for a 14-3 game. This was followed by William Gay picking off Andrew Luck and returning it 33 yards for a TD as they increased their lead to 21-3. The Colts however responded as Andrew Luck threw a 21-yard TD pass to Dwayne Allen for a 21-10 game. However, the Steelers pulled away as Roethlisberger would find Antonio Brown on 2 consecutive TD passes: from 8 and 47 yards out to increase their lead at first from 28-10 to 35-10. The Colts responded with 10 straight points first being Luck who found T.Y. Hilton on a 28-yard TD Pass for a 35-17 game followed by Vinatieri kicking a 23-yard field goal before halftime to make the score 35-20. The Steelers went back to work in the 3rd quarter as Roethlisberger and Bryant hooked up again on a 2-yard TD pass to increase their lead making the score 42-20. The Colts however were able to come within 8 later on when Ahmad Bradshaw ran for a 12-yard TD followed by Luck finding Donte Moncrief on a 31-yard TD pass to make the score 42-27 and then 42-34. In the 4th quarter, it was all Steelers when a penalty was enforced on Luck in the end zone for a safety making the score 44-34. The Steelers were able to seal the game later on when Roethlisberger found Heath Miller on an 11-yard TD pass for a final score of 51-34.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 5-3.

Roethlisberger set franchise records with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns while picking up his 100th victory in his 150th start. Roethlisberger's yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. He became the first player in NFL history to go over 500 yards passing twice as the Steelers won consecutive games for the first time this season.

Week 9: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Nine: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 7 3 0 13 23
Steelers 0 22 0 21 43

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 63,971
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Steelers stayed home for a 3-game home stand and for a Sunday Night duel against the Ravens. The Ravens scored first when Joe Flacco hooked up with Torrey Smith 35-yard TD pass to take a 7-0 lead for the only score of the first quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the Steelers managed to tie the game up when Ben Roethlisberger found Le'Veon Bell on a 5-yard TD pass for a 7-7 game. They eventually took the lead when Roethlisberger found Martavis Bryant on a 19-yard TD pass to make it a 14-7 game. The Ravens came within 4 as Justin Tucker kicked a 46-yard field goal to make it 14-10 game. However, the Steelers would manage to go ahead by 12 before halftime when Roethlisberger found Markus Wheaton on a 47-yard TD pass followed by a successful 2-point conversion for a 22-10 lead at halftime. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the Steelers came out strong and went back to work in the 4th when Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown on a 54-yard TD pass making the score 29-10. The Ravens responded with a big play as Jacoby Jones ran a 108-yard kickoff return for a TD to make it a 29-17 game. Roethlisberger found Bryant again on an 18-yard TD pass to make the score 36-17. This was followed by the Ravens trying their hand at coming back when Flacco found Crockett Gillmore on a 1-yard TD pass (with a failed 2-point conversion) for a 36-23 score. But the Steelers were able to seal the game when Roethlisberger found Matt Spaeth on a 33-yard TD pass for a final score of 43-23.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 6-3.

A week after passing for a franchise-record six touchdowns against Indianapolis, Roethlisberger duplicated the feat to lead Pittsburgh to its third consecutive win. The 12 touchdown passes over the last two games broke the NFL record of 11 set by Tom Flores for Oakland in the AFL in 1963 and matched by New England's Tom Brady in 2007.

Week 10: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Ten: Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 10 13
Jets 17 0 3 0 20

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • PIT – 0:00 Shaun Suisham 53-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, 0:51 (NYJ 17–3)
Third quarter
  • NYJ – 4:34 Nick Folk 30-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 48 yards, 4:12 (NYJ 20–3)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Steelers then traveled further east to take on the Michael Vick-led Jets. The Jets scored in the first quarter when Nick Folk scored a 23-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. This was followed by 2 touchdowns by the Jets as Michael Vick found T.J. Graham and Jace Amaro on 67-yard and 5-yard TDs for scores of 10-0 and 17-0. The Steelers got on the board before halftime as Shaun Suisham nailed a 53-yard field goal for a 17-3 halftime score. In the 3rd quarter, the Jets went back to work as Folk scored a 30-yard field goal for a 20-3 game. The Steelers would then score 10 points in the 4th quarter: Suisham's 27-yard field goal to get within 2 TDs followed by Ben Roethlisberger hooking up with Martavis Bryant on an 80-yard TD pass to come within a TD. The Jets got the ball back and Vick took knees to end the game with a final score of 20-13. With the loss, the Steelers dropped to 6-4.

The Jets had forced 4 takeaways against the Steelers. Ben who had thrown 12 touchdowns and no picks in the 2 games before this one had thrown only 1 touchdown pass and threw 2 interceptions. On a positive note, Roethlisberger had thrown 13 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions in the last 3 games alone.

Week 11: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Eleven: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 13 0 0 14 27
Titans 7 10 7 0 24

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 25 °F (−4 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • PIT – 10:45 Shaun Suisham 49-yard FG. Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 4:15 (PIT 3–0)
  • PIT – 10:37 William Gay 28-yard interception return, Shaun Suisham kick. Drive: 1 play, 0 yards, 0:08 (PIT 10-0)
  • TEN – 8:08 Bishop Sankey 9-yard TD run, Ryan Succop kick. Drive: 5 plays, 67 yards, 2:29 (PIT 10-7)
  • PIT – 1:03 Shaun Suisham 23-yard FG. Drive: 14 plays, 85 yards, 7:05 (PIT 13–7)
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a tough loss to the Jets, the Steelers traveled to Titans Stadium to take on the Titans. In the first quarter, the Steelers scored first when Shaun Suisham kicked a 49-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. They increased their lead as William Gay picked off Zach Mettenberger and returned it 28 yards for a TD for a 10-0 lead. The Titans finally got on the board when Bishop Sankey ran for a 9-yard TD for a 10-7 game. However, the Steelers pulled away as Suisham kicked another field goal from 23 yards out for a 13-7 lead. In the 2nd quarter, it was all Titans when Ryan Succop kicked a 20-yard field goal to come within 3, 13-10. They eventually took the lead when Mettenberger found Nate Washington on an 80-yard TD pass and led the game 17-13 at halftime. After the break, the Titans went back to work in the 3rd quarter with Mettenberger finding Chase Coffman on a 4-yard TD pass for a 24-13. In the 4th quarter, the Steelers staged a comeback when Le'Veon Bell ran for a 5-yard TD to come within 4, 24-20. Then Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown on a 12-yard TD pass later on in the quarter to retake the lead 27-24. The defense was able to hold off the Titans offense and recovered the onside kick with less than 2 minutes remaining, sending the Steelers to 7-4 going into their bye week.

Le'Veon Bell ran for 204 yards, an NFL high for a single game so far in 2014. It was also the best game by a Steelers running back since 2010. This was the Steelers' only game outside of the Eastern Time Zone time zone during the 2014 season.

Week 13: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Thirteen: New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 14 14 7 35
Steelers 3 3 7 19 32

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
  • PIT – 6:05 Shaun Suisham 49-yard FG. Drive: 7 plays, 34 yards, 3:37 (PIT 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off of their bye week, the Steelers traveled back home to take on the Saints. In the first quarter, the Steelers scored when Shaun Suisham nailed a 49-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead for the only score. They increased their lead when Suisham kicked a 31-yard field goal for a 6-0 game. The Saints took the lead as Drew Brees found Benjamein Watson on a 15-yard TD pass for a 7-6 game. This was followed up by Brees finding Eric Long on a 4-yard pass for a 14-6 halftime lead. After the break, the Saints got back to work as Brees found Nick Toon on an 11-yard TD pass to go ahead 21-6. The Steelers were able to pull within 8 as Le'Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard TD for a 21-13 game. The Saints pulled away as Brees found Kenny Stills on a 69-yard TD pass for a 28-13 game. In the 4th quarter, the Steelers scored another field goal thanks to Suisham kicking it from 47 yards out for a 28-16 game. However, the Saints pulled away as Brees hooked up with Marques Coltson on a 3-yard TD pass for a 35-16 game. Ben Roethlisberger would throw his 2 touchdowns of the whole game both to Antonio Brown as time expired from 4 and 3 yards out with successful 2-point conversions tacked on with scores of 35-24 and a final score of 35-32.

With the loss, the Steelers dropped to 7-5.

Week 14: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Fourteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 7 25 42
Bengals 0 14 7 0 21

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,512
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a tough loss at home, the Steelers traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. After a scoreless first quarter, the Steelers were the first to score in the 2nd when Ben Roethlisberger found Heath Miller on a 1-yard TD pass for a 7-0 lead. Afterwards, the Bengals would tie it at 7-7 when Andy Dalton hooked up with Jermaine Gresham on a 10-yard TD pass. They took the lead when Dalton ran for a 20-yard TD himself for a 14-7 game. The Steelers wrapped up the scoring of the first half coming within 4 when Shaun Suisham kicked a 22-yard field goal for a 14-10 game at halftime. The Steelers retook the lead in the 3rd quarter when Roethlisberger found Le'Veon Bell on a 10-yard TD pass for a 17-14 game. However, the Bengals took the lead back when Dalton found A.J. Green on an 81-yard TD pass to make the score 21-17. In the 4th quarter, it was all Steelers when they scored 25 consecutive points: First coming within 1 as Suisham kicked a 44-yard field goal for a 21-20 game followed by 3 straight touchdowns: Le'Veon Bell ran for a 13-yard TD with a successful 2-point conversion as they retook the lead 28-21, followed by Roethlisberger finding Martavis Bryant on a 94-yard TD pass to move ahead 35-21 and finally Bell ran for another TD from 22 yards out for the eventual final score of 42-21.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 8-5 with their odds of winning the AFC North and playoff hopes looking really bright.

Week 15: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Fifteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 6 14 0 7 27
Falcons 0 7 6 7 20

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 71,161
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • PIT – 9:09 Shaun Suisham 38-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 5:51 (PIT 3–0)
  • PIT – 0:02 Shaun Suisham 38-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards, 5:02 (PIT 6–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • ATL – 11:00 Matt Bryant 28-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 4:00 (PIT 20–10)
  • ATL – 2:40 Matt Bryant 22-yard FG. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:04 (PIT 20–13)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a huge win over the Bengals, the Steelers traveled down south to take on the Falcons. In the first quarter, it was all Steelers as Shaun Suisham scored 2 38-yard field goals for 3-0 and 6-0 leads. In the 2nd quarter, the Steelers would increase their lead when William Gay picked off Matt Ryan and returned the interception 51 yards for a TD for a 13-0 game. The Falcons finally got on the board when Ryan found Devin Hester on a 17-yard TD pass to shorten the lead to 13-7. Le'Veon Bell would wrap up the scoring before halftime with a 1-yard run for a 20-7 halftime lead. In the 3rd quarter, it was all Falcons as Matt Bryant kicked 2 field goals: from 28 and 22 yards out to shorten the lead to 20-10 then 20-13. The Steelers however managed to pull away in the 4th quarter when Bell ran for a 13-yard TD for a 27-13 game. The Falcons tried their hand at coming back when Ryan found Roddy White on a 4-yard TD pass for a 27-20 game. With minutes left, the Steelers recovered the onside kick and moved down the field. Ben Roethlisberger took knees to end the game with that final score.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 9-5 and endured their first winning season since 2011.

Ben Roethlisberger set a new Steelers franchise passing yardage record, surpassing his previous franchise record from 2009. He also became the sixth QB in NFL history to record a win against all other teams in the NFL. Le'Veon Bell also broke the Steelers franchise record of yards from scrimmage, breaking the mark held by Barry Foster. William Gay also set a new Steelers franchise record when he recorded his third interception return for a touchdown on the year.

Week 16: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Sixteen: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 3 0 6 12
Steelers 3 7 7 3 20

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 21
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 32 °F (0 °C), (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 60,865
  • Referee: Ron Torbert
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • PIT – 9:15 Shaun Suisham 23-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:45 (PIT 3–0)
  • KC – 2:06 Cairo Santos 35-yard FG. Drive: 14 plays, 65 yards, 7:09 (TIE 3–3)
Second quarter
  • KC – 9:25 Cairo Santos 25-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 44 yards, 6:10 (KC 6–3)
  • PIT – 4:18 Le'Veon Bell 1-yard TD run, Shaun Suisham kick. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:07 (PIT 10-6)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • KC – 10:18 Cairo Santos 43-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 5:16 (PIT 17–9)
  • PIT – 4:04 Shaun Suisham 23-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 70 yards, 6:14 (PIT 20–9)
  • KC – 1:37 Cairo Santos 23-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 45 yards, 2:27 (PIT 20–12)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After a close win against the Falcons, the Steelers returned home for a game against the Chiefs. They were facing a WIN AND IN scenario for the playoffs. They would score first in the first quarter when Shaun Suisham kicked a 23-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. The Chiefs managed to tie it up later on in the quarter when Cairo Santos nailed a 35-yard field goal for a 3-3 game. The Chiefs took the lead in the 2nd quarter when Santos kicked a 25-yard field goal for a 6-3 game. The Steelers later on in the quarter retook the lead as Le'Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard TD for a halftime score of 10-6. After the break, the Steelers got back to work in the 3rd quarter as Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown on a 3-yard TD pass for a 17-6 game. In the 4th quarter, the Chiefs came within 8 when Santos kicked another field goal from 43 yards out for a 17-9 game. The Steelers however pulled away as Suisham kicked a 20-yard field goal for a 20-9 game. Santos would later on kick a 23-yard field goal for the eventual final score of 20-12.

With the win, the Steelers improved to 10-5 and endured their first playoff appearance since 2011.

Antonio Brown finished the game with 122 catches on the season, the third-highest single-season total in league history while Jamaal Charles was held to his second-lowest rushing total of the season.

Week 17: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Seventeen: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 3 0 7 17
Steelers 7 13 0 7 27

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 35 °F (2 °C), (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 64,697
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After clinching a playoff spot, the Steelers stayed for a Sunday Night Football duel against the Bengals with the AFC North division title on the line with them also riding a 3-game winning streak.

In the first quarter, the Steelers took an early lead when Antonio Brown ran a punt return 71 yards for a touchdown for a 7-0 game. The Bengals tied it up when Andy Dalton found Giovani Bernard on a 17-yard TD pass for a 7-7 game. The Bengals took the lead in the 2nd quarter when Mike Nugent kicked a 39-yard field goal for a 10-7 game. But the Steelers managed to tie the game up 10-10 when Shaun Suisham kicked a 29-yard field goal. This was followed up by the Steelers retaking the lead as Ben Roethlisberger found Martavis Bryant on a 21-yard TD pass for a 17-10 lead followed by Suisham kicking another field goal from 25 yards out for a 20-10 halftime lead. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, both teams traded touchdowns in the 4th: Dalton found Jermaine Gresham on a 4-yard pass to shorten the lead to 20-17, but the Steelers pulled away as Roethlisberger found Brown on a 63-yard pass to seal the game with the final score being 27-17.

With the win the Steelers finished 11-5 and won their first division title since 2010. Also they swept the Bengals for the first time since 2011.

Roethlisberger tied Drew Brees for top passer in 2014 with 4,952 yards, Le'Veon Bell finished 2nd in rushing yards with 1,361, and Antonio Brown finished 1st in receiving yards with 1,698 and tied for 2nd in receiving touchdowns with 13. The Steelers offense finished 2nd in total yards per game (411.1), tied for 1st in yards per play (6.2) and 7th in points per game (27.2). The defense finished 18th in total yards allowed per game (353.4), 27th in passing yards allowed per game (253.1), 6th in rushing yards allowed per game (100.3) and 18th in points per game (23.0)

Postseason[edit]

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: vs. #6 Baltimore Ravens[edit]

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#6) Baltimore Ravens at (#3) Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 10 10 10 30
Steelers 3 6 0 8 17

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
  • PIT – 1:29 Shaun Suisham 45-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 33 yards, 5:36 (PIT 3–0)
Second quarter
  • BAL – 12:28 Bernard Pierce 5-yard TD run, Justin Tucker kick. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:01 (BAL 7-3)
  • PIT – 5:40 Shaun Suisham 22-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 82 yards, 6:48 (BAL 7–6)
  • BAL – 2:41 Justin Tucker 45-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 2:59 (BAL 10–6)
  • PIT – 0:37 Shaun Suisham 47-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 2:04 (BAL 10–9)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Ben Roethlisberger was sacked five times and threw two interceptions in the loss, eliminating the Steelers from the playoffs. Baltimore's 13-point victory was the fourth-biggest win by a road team in Steelers postseason history. The Steelers fell to 9-1 when facing a team for a third time in the same season. The Ravens advanced to the divisional round for the sixth time since 2008. It would also mark safety Troy Polamalu's final game in a Steelers' uniform, as he announced his retirement on April 9, 2015.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 W4
(5) Cincinnati Bengals 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 L1
(6) Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 L5

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] *New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 155 L1
2[a] zDenver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 482 354 128 W1
3[b] yPittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 68 W4
4[b] yIndianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 89 W1
Wild Cards
5 wCincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 21 L1
6 wBaltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 107 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 65 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 353 281 72 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 348 348 0 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 54 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 15 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 –38 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 –118 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 –163 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 253 452 –199 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 –184 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7). Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record. Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13). San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ 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 homefield advantage

Statistics[edit]

Updated December 30, 2014[5]

Team[edit]

Pittsburgh Opponent
Total First Downs 379 314
Rushing First Downs 98 88
Passing First Downs 243 193
By Penalty First Downs 38 33
Third Down Conversions 93/208 71/189
Fourth Down Conversions 5/10 10/14
Total Offensive Yards 6,577 5,654
Offensive Plays 1,061 940
Average Yards per Play 6.2 6.0
Total Rushing Yards 1,752 1,605
Rushing Plays 423 368
Rushing Yards per Play 4.1 4.4
Total Passing Yards 4,997 4,243
Passing Completions/Attempts 411/612 350/543
Interceptions 10 11
Passing Yards per Play 8.2 7.8
Sacks 33.0 33.0
Field Goals 29/32 30/32
Touchdowns 49 40
Rushing Touchdowns 10 9
Passing Touchdowns 33 30
Return Touchdowns 1 1
Defensive Touchdowns 5 0
Time of Possession 32:24 27:36
Turnover Ratio 0

Passing[edit]

Regular season
Player ATT COMP YDS COMP % YDS/ATT TD TD % INT INT % LONG SCK LOST RATING
Ben Roethlisberger 608 408 4,952 67.1 8.1 32 5.3 9 1.5 94 33 172 103.3
Robert Golden 1 1 25 100.0 25.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 0 0 118.8
Antonio Brown 2 2 20 100.0 10.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 17 0 0 147.9
Brad Wing 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0 0 0.0

Rushing[edit]

Regular season
Player ATT YDS YDS/ATT LONG TD
Bell, Le'VeonLe'Veon Bell 290 1,361 4.7 81 8
Blount, LeGarretteLeGarrette Blount 65 266 4.1 50 2
Archer, DriDri Archer 10 40 4.0 15 0
Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger 33 27 0.8 8 0
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 4 19 4.8 12 0
Harris, JoshJosh Harris 9 16 1.8 4 0
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 4 13 3.3 9 0
Bryant, MartavisMartavis Bryant 3 12 4.0 9 0
Johnson, WillWill Johnson 2 0 0.0 0 0
Wing, BradBrad Wing 1 0 0.0 0 0
Gradkowski, BruceBruce Gradkowski 2 −2 −1.0 −1 0
Total 423 1,752 4.1 10

Receiving[edit]

Regular season
Player ATT YDS YDS/REC LONG TD
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 129 1,698 13.2 63 13
Bell, Le'VeonLe'Veon Bell 83 854 10.3 48 3
Miller, HeathHeath Miller 66 761 11.5 49 3
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 53 644 12.2 47 2
Bryant, MartavisMartavis Bryant 26 549 21.1 94 8
Moore, LanceLance Moore 14 198 14.1 29 2
Brown, JustinJustin Brown 12 94 7.8 18 0
Archer, DriDri Archer 7 23 3.3 15 0
Blount, LeGarretteLeGarrette Blount 6 36 6.0 13 0
Johnson, WillWill Johnson 6 41 6.8 18 0
Heyward-Bey, DarriusDarrius Heyward-Bey 3 33 11.0 17 0
Spaeth, MattMatt Spaeth 3 46 15.3 33 1
Pouncey, MaurkiceMaurkice Pouncey 1 0 0.0 0 0
Palmer, MichaelMichael Palmer 1 1 1.0 1 1
Blake, AntwonAntwon Blake 1 25 25.0 25 0
Total 411 4,997 8.2 33

Field Goals[edit]

Regular season
Player 1–19 20–29 30–39 40–49 50+
Suisham, ShaunShaun Suisham 0/0 13/12 6/6 10/10 3/1
Total 0/0 13/12 6/6 10/10 3/1
Opponent Total 0/0 12/12 11/11 7/6 2/1

Punting[edit]

Regular season
Player Punts AVG TB In 20 LONG BLK
Brad Wing 61 43.7 4 20 74 0
Total 61 43.7 4 20 74 0
Opponent Total 68 45.3 3 20 69 0

Punt Returns[edit]

Regular season
Player RT FC YDS/RET LONG TD
Antonio Brown 30 16 10.6 71 1
Dri Archer 1 0 2.0 2 0
Vince Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total 32 16 10.0 71 1
Opponent Total 27 18 8.1 33 0

Kick Returns[edit]

Regular season
Player RT YDS YDS/RET LONG TD
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 20 494 24.7 41 0
Archer, DriDri Archer 9 161 17.9 23 0
Blount, LeGarretteLeGarrette Blount 5 103 20.6 29 0
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 2 37 18.5 25 0
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total 35 758 21.7 41 0
Opponent Total 54 1,249 23.1 108 1

Defense[edit]

Regular season
Player T S A SCK F
Timmons, LawrenceLawrence Timmons 132 87 45 2.0 0
Mitchell, MikeMike Mitchell 71 53 18 0.0 2
Gay, WilliamWilliam Gay 69 58 11 0.0 0
Polamalu, TroyTroy Polamalu 61 40 21 0.0 1
Worilds, JasonJason Worilds 59 39 20 7.5 1
Spence, SeanSean Spence 53 34 19 1.0 0
Heyward, CameronCameron Heyward 53 33 20 7.5 0
Harrison, JamesJames Harrison 45 29 16 5.5 0
Williams, VinceVince Williams 44 28 16 0.0 0
Blake, AntwonAntwon Blake 42 37 5 0.0 1
Allen, CortezCortez Allen 41 36 5 0.0 0
Shazier, RyanRyan Shazier 36 24 12 0.0 0
Allen, WillWill Allen 36 22 14 0.0 1
McCain, BriceBrice McCain 25 16 9 0.0 0
Moats, ArthurArthur Moats 23 17 6 4.0 2
McLendon, SteveSteve McLendon 21 12 9 1.0 0
Thomas, CamCam Thomas 18 11 7 0.5 0
Jones, JarvisJarvis Jones 18 9 9 2.0 1
Tuitt, StephonStephon Tuitt 17 11 6 1.0 1
Keisel, BrettBrett Keisel 17 8 9 1.0 0
Taylor, IkeIke Taylor 16 11 5 0.0 0
Garvin, TerenceTerence Garvin 16 10 6 0.0 0
Golden, RobertRobert Golden 10 5 5 0.0 0
Heyward-Bey, DarriusDarrius Heyward-Bey 7 5 2 0.0 1
Ventrone, RossRoss Ventrone 7 5 2 0.0 0
Thomas, ShamarkoShamarko Thomas 5 5 0 0.0 1
Miller, HeathHeath Miller 4 4 0 0.0 0
Johnson, WillWill Johnson 4 3 1 0.0 0
Bell, Le'VeonLe'Veon Bell 3 3 0 0.0 0
Warren, GregGreg Warren 3 1 2 0.0 0
Woods, AlAl Woods 16 8 8 2 0
Webb, B.W.B.W. Webb 2 2 0 0.0 0
Palmer, MichaelMichael Palmer 2 2 0 0.0 0
Wheaton, MarkusMarkus Wheaton 2 2 0 0.0 0
Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown 2 2 0 0.0 0
McCullers, DanDan McCullers 2 1 1 0.0 0
Beachum, KelvinKelvin Beachum 1 1 0 0.0 0
Spaeth, MattMatt Spaeth 1 1 0 0.0 0
Pouncey, MaurkiceMaurkice Pouncey 1 1 0 0.0 0
Foster, RamonRamon Foster 1 1 0 0.0 0
Gilbert, MarcusMarcus Gilbert 1 1 0 0.0 0
DeCastro, DavidDavid DeCastro 1 1 0 0.0 0
Wing, BradBrad Wing 1 1 0 0.0 0
Adams, MikeMike Adams 1 1 0 0 0
Suisham, ShaunShaun Suisham 1 0 1 0.0 0
Total 1,006 704 302 33.0 12
Opponent Total 1,136 748 388 33.0 9

Interceptions[edit]

Regular season
Player INT YDS YDS/INT LONG TD
Gay, WilliamWilliam Gay 3 113 37.7 52 3
McCain, BriceBrice McCain 3 56 18.7 31 1
Allen, CortezCortez Allen 2 27 13.5 27 0
Worilds, JasonJason Worilds 1 30 30.0 30 0
Blake, AntwonAntwon Blake 1 0 0.0 0 0
Keisel, BrettBrett Keisel 1 16 16.0 16 0
Total 11 242 22.0 52 4
Opponent Total 10 29 2.9 13 0

Transactions[edit]

The Steelers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014 season:

Free agents[edit]

Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Mike Mitchell Carolina Panthers March 11, 2014 5 year/$25 million
Al Woods Tennessee Titans March 12, 2014 2 year/$4 million
David Johnson San Diego Chargers March 12, 2014 2 year/$1.7 million
Ziggy Hood Jacksonville Jaguars March 13, 2014 4 year/$16 million
Cam Thomas San Diego Chargers March 14, 2014 2 year/$4 million
Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos March 15, 2014 3 year/$15 million
Jerricho Cotchery Carolina Panthers March 20, 2014 2 year/$8.015 million
Jonathan Dwyer Arizona Cardinals March 20, 2014 1 year/$790,000
Lance Moore New Orleans Saints March 21, 2014 2 year/$3 million
Arthur Moats Buffalo Bills March 24, 2014 1 year/$795,000
LeGarrette Blount New England Patriots March 28, 2014 2 year/$3.85 million
Brice McCain Houston Texans April 1, 2014 1 year/$795,000
Darrius Heyward-Bey Indianapolis Colts April 2, 2014 1 year/$795,000
Adam Podlesh Chicago Bears April 15, 2014 1 year/$855,000

Waivers[edit]

Player Claimed from Lost to Date
Deion Belue Miami Dolphins May 28, 2014
Jasper Collins Cincinnati Bengals June 5, 2014
B.W. Webb Dallas Cowboys August 29, 2014

Signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
Brad Wing January 3, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Bryce Davis January 3, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Miguel Maysonet January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Daniel Molls January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Lanear Sampson January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Devin Smith January 7, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Al Lapuaho January 9, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Jasper Collins January 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Jordan Dangerfield January 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Tauren Poole January 27, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Vic So'oto January 27, 2014 1 year/$570,000
Danny Coale January 28, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Jason Worilds March 4, 2014 1 year/$9.75 million
Heath Miller March 5, 2014 2-year extension/$8 million
Troy Polamalu March 5, 2014 2-year extension/$11.75 million
Will Allen March 5, 2014 1 year/$1.02 million
Greg Warren March 11, 2014 1 year/$920,000
Cody Wallace March 12, 2014 3 year/$3.48 million
Guy Whimper March 17, 2014 1 year/$920,000
Michael Palmer March 21, 2014 1 year/$730,000
Chris Elkins May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Ethan Hemer May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Kaycee Ike May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Howard Jones May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Brendon Kay May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Josh Mauro May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Roy Philon May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Will Simmons May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Eric Waters May 10, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Daniel McCullers May 19, 2014 4 year/$2.29 million
Rob Blanchflower May 19, 2014 4 year/$2.27 million
Wesley Johnson May 27, 2014 4 year/$2.36 million
Jordan Zumwalt May 27, 2014 4 year/$2.32 million
Shaquille Richardson May 29, 2014 4 year/$2.41 million
Deion Belue May 29, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Emmanuel McCray May 29, 2014 1 year/$420,000
C.J. Goodwin June 4, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Ryan Shazier June 5, 2014 4 year/$9.5 million
Martavis Bryant June 9, 2014 4 year/$2.66 million
Maurkice Pouncey June 12, 2014 5-year extension/$44 million
Dri Archer June 13, 2014 4 year/$2.72 million
Stephon Tuitt June 18, 2014 4 year/$4.61 million
Jordan Hall June 18, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Lewis Toler July 25, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Josh Harris July 29, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Shaun Suisham August 1, 2014 4-year extension/$9.60 million
Jawan Jamison August 1, 2014 1 year/$420,000
James Shaw August 6, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Stephen Houston August 13, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Luke Ingram August 14, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Graham Pocic August 18, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Dayonne Nunley August 18, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Marcus Gilbert August 19, 2014 6-year extension/$30.81 million
Brett Keisel August 20, 2014 2 year/$3 million
Cortez Allen September 6, 2014 5-year extension/$24.6 million
James Harrison September 23, 2014 1 year/$910,000
LaDarius Perkins November 19, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Joe Kruger November 24, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Clifton Geathers December 1, 2014 1 year/$420,000
Ben Tate December 30, 2014 1 year/$645,000

Other[edit]

Name Date Details
Jack Bicknell, Jr. January 3, 2014 Terminated as offensive line coach
Mike Munchak January 23, 2014 Hired as offensive line coach
James Saxon January 28, 2014 Hired as running backs coach
Joey Porter February 11, 2014 Hired as defensive assistant coach
Levi Brown March 5, 2014 Released
Curtis Brown March 5, 2014 Released
Larry Foote March 5, 2014 Released
LaMarr Woodley March 11, 2014 Released
Nik Embernate May 29, 2014 Waived
Kaycee Ike May 29, 2014 Waived
Jasper Collins June 4, 2014 Waived
Deion Belue June 18, 2014 Released
Kion Wilson July 25, 2014 Released
Jawan Jamison August 11, 2014 Waived
James Shaw August 18, 2014 Released
Al Lapuaho August 20, 2014 Released
Jordan Hall August 26, 2014 Released
Miguel Maysonet August 26, 2014 Released
C.J. Goodwin August 26, 2014 Released
Kashif Moore August 26, 2014 Released
Eric Waters August 26, 2014 Released
Jordan Dangerfield August 26, 2014 Released
Devin Smith August 26, 2014 Released
Lewis Toler August 26, 2014 Released
Vic So'oto August 26, 2014 Released
Brian Arnfelt August 26, 2014 Released
Hebron Fangupo August 26, 2014 Released
Chris Elkins August 26, 2014 Released
Emmanuel McCray August 26, 2014 Released
Luke Ingram August 26, 2014 Released
Tauren Poole August 26, 2014 Released
Rob Blanchflower August 30, 2014 Released
Bryce Davis August 30, 2014 Released
David Paulson August 30, 2014 Released
Isaiah Green August 30, 2014 Released
Dayonne Nunley August 30, 2014 Released
Shaquille Richardson August 30, 2014 Released
Ross Ventrone August 30, 2014 Released
Josh Harris August 30, 2014 Released
Stephen Houston August 30, 2014 Released
Ethan Hemer August 30, 2014 Released
Josh Mauro August 30, 2014 Released
Roy Philon August 30, 2014 Released
David Paulson August 30, 2014 Released
Nick Williams August 30, 2014 Released
Chris Carter August 30, 2014 Released
Howard Jones August 30, 2014 Released
Dan Molls August 30, 2014 Released
Brendon Kay August 30, 2014 Released
Derek Moye August 30, 2014 Released
Lanear Sampson August 30, 2014 Released
Graham Pocic August 30, 2014 Released
Will Simmons August 30, 2014 Released
Guy Whimper August 30, 2014 Released
Adam Podlesh September 30, 2014 Released
Wesley Johnson October 11, 2014 Released
LeGarrette Blount November 18, 2014 Released
Justin Brown December 30, 2014 Released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steelers To Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Team's First Championship Pittsburgh Steelers (06/09/2014)
  2. ^ Bryan, Dave (June 12, 2014). "Steelers To Wear Bumblebee Throwback Jerseys In 2014 Against Colts". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers | Team Statistics". Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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