Yes they are.
Tommy Maddox was the Steelers starting quarterback in the 2002 playoffs.
No. They did not make the playoffs in 2009.
No, they did not. The Steelers finished the 2009 season with a 9-7 record and missed the playoffs.
No. For the 2012 season, where the playoffs began in 2013, the Steelers failed to make it. They also did not make the playoffs for the 2013 season.
The Patriots have beaten the Steelers three times in the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens played three times in the playoffs. The Steelers lead 3-0 in their postseason meetings.
The Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers played three times in the playoffs. The Steelers lead 3-0 in their postseason meetings.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets have played each other two times in the playoffs. The Steelers won both games.
No. The Steelers did not make the 2009 playoffs. So they cannot defend their Super Bowl.