Opening this year’s NFL Season, the Pittsburgh Steelers, together with the last season’s champions, the New England Patriots are going to battle it out on September 10. The Steelers are definitely hungry for that Super Bowl win this year. Fans should expect a more aggressive team as they try to make a comeback after their defeat last season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers was founded in 1933 by Art Rooney and is the oldest franchise in the American Football Conference (AFC). They have 6 Super Bowl wins to date and currently hold the record for the team with the most Super Bowl wins. The Steelers are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and you can find them playing and practicing in the Heinz Field also in Pittsburgh.
Mike Tomlin is the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He joined the Steelers in 2007 and is the first African-American coach in Steelers history. He is also the youngest coach to win the Super Bowl in 2009 when he led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Tomlin is looking to repeat that win this year as he leads the Steelers to the playoffs. He is banking on the teams talented players and coaching staff to help them win their 7th Super Bowl title.
The team’s practice and preseason games have shown how the Steelers still have much to improve but it’s still a long road to the finals so the coaching staff is not that worried. Tomlin is still working with his 3 key players, Antonio Brown, Ben Rothlisberger and Le’ Veon Bell, to help the Steelers secure a spot in the finals. Antonio, Ben and Le’ Veon are sometimes known as the “3 Bs” of the team.
Antonio Brown is currently the best wide receiver among the Steelers’ receiver roster. Brown’s performance last season gave the team the needed boost to make them reach the finals. He was the leader in yardage and reception and gained 1,698 yards with 129 successful catches. His touchdown record also showed how incredible he was at ensuring that the passes he received resulted into scores for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown was drafted by the Steelers in 2010 and is still with the team to date.
Ben Rothlisberger also known as “Big Ben” is the team’s best quarterback and has been with the Steelers since 2004. He led the Steelers to 2 Super Bowl wins and was the youngest quarterback to win the Super Bowl at 23 years old. He was on his second year with the Steelers back then. He again led the Steelers to its second Super Bowl win in 2008. He just renewed his contract with the Steelers this year and is raring to win his third Super Bowl Championship this year.
Le'Veon Bell is only on his 3rd season with the Steelers but he’s proving to be one of the best running back the team has ever seen. He went All-Pro during his second year on the team and he finished second in the league for total rushing yards in 2014, just a few yards behind DeMarco Murray of the Cowboys who was first overall.
The Steelers fans are excited to see their favorite team in action on Sept 10. You can bet they will put on a great game, so be sure to watch the opening game of the season.
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