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2005 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Bill Cowher
Home Field Heinz Field
Results
Record 11–5
Place 2nd in AFC North
Playoff Finish Won Super Bowl XL
Pro Bowlers
Team MVP Casey Hampton
Hines Ward
Team ROY Heath Miller
Timeline
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2004 2006

The 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers season began with the team trying to improve on their 15–1 record from 2004 in which they lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Heinz Field. The Steelers, with the sixth and final seed to the playoffs, became just the second team ever (and the first in 20 years) to win three road games on their way to the Super Bowl. After becoming the first sixth seed ever to win both a Divisional Playoff game and a Conference Championship, they defeated the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL to secure their league-tying fifth Super Bowl title. In doing so, they also became the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to win a Super Bowl without playing a single home playoff game.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site NFL Recap
1 Sunday September 11 Tennessee Titans W 34–7 Heinz Field Recap
2 Sunday September 18 Houston Texans W 27–7 Reliant Stadium Recap
3 Sunday September 25 New England Patriots L 23–20 Heinz Field Recap
4 Bye Week
5 Monday October 10 San Diego Chargers W 24–22 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
6 Sunday October 16 Jacksonville Jaguars L 23–17 (OT) Heinz Field Recap
7 Sunday October 23 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–13 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
8 Monday October 31 Baltimore Ravens W 20–19 Heinz Field Recap
9 Sunday November 6 Green Bay Packers W 20–10 Lambeau Field Recap
10 Sunday November 13 Cleveland Browns W 34–21 Heinz Field Recap
11 Sunday November 20 Baltimore Ravens L 16–13 (OT) M&T Bank Stadium Recap
12 Monday November 28 Indianapolis Colts L 26–7 RCA Dome Recap
13 Sunday December 4 Cincinnati Bengals L 38–31 Heinz Field Recap
14 Sunday December 11 Chicago Bears W 21–9 Heinz Field Recap
15 Sunday December 18 Minnesota Vikings W 18–3 Metrodome Recap
16 Saturday December 24 Cleveland Browns W 41–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
17 Sunday January 1 Detroit Lions W 35–21 Heinz Field Recap

Game summaries

Playoffs

Further information: 2005–06 NFL playoffs
Week Date Opponent Result Game site NFL Recap
WC Sunday January 8 Cincinnati Bengals W 31–17 Paul Brown Stadium [1]
DIV Sunday January 15 Indianapolis Colts W 21–18 RCA Dome [2]
AFCCG Sunday January 22 Denver Broncos W 34–17 Invesco Field at Mile High [3]
SB XL Sunday February 5 Seattle Seahawks W 21–10 Ford Field [4]

Game Summaries

Roster

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen
  • 72 Barrett Brooks T
  • 79 Trai Essex T
  • 66 Alan Faneca G
  • 64 Jeff Hartings C
  • 68 Chris Kemoeatu G
  • 56 Chukky Okobi C/G
  • 73 Kendall Simmons G
  • 77 Marvel Smith T
  • 78 Max Starks T


Defensive Linemen

  • 98 Casey Hampton NT/DT
  • 76 Chris Hoke DT
  • 99 Brett Kiesel DE
  • 90 Travis Kirschke DE
  • 67 Kimo von Oelhoffen DE
  • 91 Aaron Smith DE


Linebackers
  • 51 James Farrior ILB
  • 50 Larry Foote ILB
  • 94 Andre Frazier OLB
  • 53 Clark Haggans OLB
  • 92 James Harrison OLB
  • 57 Clint Kriewaldt ILB
  • 55 Joey Porter OLB
  • 54 Rian Wallace ILB

Defensive Backs

  • 23 Tyrone Carter FS
  • 21 Ricardo Colclough CB
  • 28 Chris Hope FS
  • 29 Chidi Iwuoma CB
  • 31 Mike Logan SS
  • 20 Bryant McFadden CB
  • 43 Troy Polamalu SS
  • 33 Russell Stuvaints S
  • 24 Ike Taylor CB
  • 26 Deshea Townsend CB
  • 27 Willie J. Williams CB

Special Teams

  •  3 Jeff Reed K
  •  17 Chris Gardocki P
  • 60 Greg Warren LS

Standings

Template:2005 AFC North standings

Honors and awards

Pro Bowl Representatives

See: 2006 Pro Bowl

References

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