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.
It depends, during the the regular season the Dodgers play 81 games at Dodger Stadium, but they are in the playoffs so there will be at least two more home games but it could be more depending how far they make it in the playoffs.
The 49ers did not make the 2009 season playoffs.
Current through week 2 of 2011 NFL season: New England Patriots as they won eight straight to end 2010 season and first two of 2011 season to make 10 games straight. Counting playoffs would make it Green Bay Packers who won last two games of 2010 season, four during playoffs to win super bowl, and first two games of 2011 season to make eight straight.
Since the NFL went to it's current twelve game playoff format in 1990 eleven team who have been three games below .500 at any point during the regular season have gone on to make the playoffs. The last team to start the season 1-4 and make the playoffs were the 2002 NY Jets who not only made the playoffs but won the AFCE. The 2008 Chargers are the only team since 1990 to ever be four games below .500 at any point during the regular season and make the playoffs. SD won the AFCW in a tie breaker with the Denver Broncos.
They play preseason games in August, then regular season games September through December - if they make the playoffs they play in January until either they lose or the playoffs end in the Superbowl in early February.
Not 2011 season
Teams make the playoffs on the basis of the number of wins earned during the season. The number of points is immaterial (although they may be taken into account as a tie-breaker...after head to head games, division wins, etc.)
The 2009 season was the last time the Steelers failed to make the playoffs.
After the 1966 regular season.
You have to be at least the 8th seed to make the playoffs so no matter how many games aslong as your not below that 8th spot in the conference the team woll make it to the playoffs
VARIES FROM SEASON TO SEASON!