The Pittsburgh Steelers was an American football team that played in the National Football League. The 2007 season marked the 75th anniversary of the team’s existence. The team went 8-8 last year and ended the season on a high note with the playoffs. The 2007 season was the Steelers’ first under head coach Mike Tomlin. They were one of the top teams in the NFL, and this season was no exception.
The Steelers had their best season since 2005 and were a shining example of consistency. The Steelers began the year at 1-0, and won seven of eight games. They also beat the Bengals for first time since 2004. In addition, Hines Ward passed John Stallworth for the most career touchdown receptions. Overall, the Steelers were a formidable team and the season has just begun.
The Steelers’ offense struggled in the first half, and it was the defense that stood up to the challenge. Najeh Davenport scored a TD run in the first quarter and Fred Taylor added a one-yard TD run in the second quarter. Rasheem Mathis returned an interception for a touchdown and David Garrard completed a 43-yard TD pass to Jones-Drew.
With a record of 10-6, the Steelers finished the season in first place in AFC North. Coach Mike Tomlin took over the team in 2006 and was successful in his first season. He brought back key players such as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And despite his mediocre start, his team finished the season strong with a wild-card spot.
Despite the difficult schedule, the Steelers won the 18th division title since the 1970 merger. The AFC North will be up for grabs with the Baltimore Ravens improving and a bruising schedule. The Steelers are a formidable team with a great quarterback and a strong defense. They have a chance to win the division. The offensive line has the potential to make the Steelers one of the best in the NFL, so it’s no surprise they remained in the playoff picture.
The Pittsburgh Steelers started off the year with their Week 2 home game against the Buffalo Bills. They debuted their special throwback uniforms for the game. Roethlisberger made a few key plays that helped them hold the Bills at bay for the first half. A 34-yard field goal by kicker Jeff Reed in the first quarter and two more in the second quarter were crucial in keeping the Steelers in the game. They then took control of the game with their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He completed a 1-yard TD pass to rookie TE Matt Spaeth.
After a slow start, the Steelers drove to San Francisco 49ers’ 4 yard line. Mike Nolan overturned a fumbled pass from Heath Miller at the 49ers 2 yard line and the Steelers won the scoring drive. A Jeff Reed field goal from 36 yards extended the Steelers’ lead to 17-6. The Steelers led by one touchdown after the Steelers’ drive ended with a touchdown from Roethlisberger to Jerame Tune.