The Steelers failed to make the playoffs the following season three times after winning the Super Bowl. The seasons they missed were 1980, 2006 and 2009.
The Steelers made the playoffs following their wins in Superbowls IX, X and XIII. They failed to make the playoffs after winning Super Bowls XIV, XL and XLIII.
The Steelers failed to make the playoffs three timesafter making the Super Bowl (1980, 2006, 2009).
The Steelers missed the playoffs three times after winning a Super Bowl the previous year.1980 season - following SB XIV2006 season - following SB XL2009 season - following SB XLIII
The 2009 Steelers and 1995 Cowboys
Pittsburgh Steelers (2007)
The steelers 2009-10
No. The Steelers did not make the 2009 playoffs. So they cannot defend their Super Bowl.
Since the Super Bowl began, the Steelers have made the playoffs 26 times. This is through the 2011 season.
For the 2005 playoffs, the Steelers went in as the sixth seed. They won Super Bowl XL after winning in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Denver.
This has happened four times in the history of the NFL since the Super Bowl began. 1988 - Redskins and Broncos were in Super Bowl XXII (1987), both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 1988. 1999 - Broncos and Falcons were in Super Bowl XXXIII (1998), both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 1999. 2002 - Patriots and Rams were in Super Bowl XXXVI (2001); both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2002. 2003 - Tampa Bay and Oakland were in Super Bowl XXXVII (2002); both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2003.
The Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers in 2007
The Steelers won the following Super Bowls : IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL & XLIII.
As of September 29th, 2014, The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently 2-2. It is still early in the season and it is unknown as to whether or not they will make the playoffs or the Super Bowl.
As of Super Bowl XLIII, the Cardinals and Steelers have met 57 times with the Steelers leading the all time series, 31-23-3. Super Bowl XLIII will be the first time they have met in the playoffs.
No they're not in the same division.The NFL Playoffs consists of three rounds (Wild Card, Division and Conference). The Packers did beat the Steelers once in the postseason (Super Bowl XLV).
As of October 2nd, 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-2. It is still very early in the season so it is difficult to determine if the Pittsburgh Steelers will make the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl. Stay tuned.
A pattern: 2004 = lost in the playoff's 2005 = won Super Bowl XL 2006 = miss playoffs 2007 = lost in the playoffs 2008 = won Super Bowl XLIII 2009 = miss playoffs (barely ... stupid Colts) 2010 = lost in the playoffs Mostly the same team, Basically the same coach and the same ownership throughout the above run. I personally LOVE the Steelers' chances next year.
The Steelers were named the Super Bowl champions for the following seasons:1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, 2008.
The 2008 NFL playoffs began in January 2009.January 11th - (Divisional) Steelers defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-24January 18th - (Conference) Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-14February 1st - (Super Bowl XLIII) Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23
Pittsburgh Steelers & New York Giants
Once; Super Bowl XLV.