For the 2005 playoffs, the Steelers went in as the sixth seed. They won Super Bowl XL after winning in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Denver.
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.
No. The Steelers did not make the 2009 playoffs. So they cannot defend their Super Bowl.
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
Steelers, not by more than 10 points
Pittsburgh Steelers have the most super bowls winning it 6 times
The Steelers failed to make the playoffs three timesafter making the Super Bowl (1980, 2006, 2009).
Since the Super Bowl began, the Steelers have made the playoffs 26 times. This is through the 2011 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been to 7 Super Bowls, winning 6. Terry Bradshaw won 4 and Ben Roethlisberger has won 2.
The Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers won six Super Bowls and lost two, this comes out to a .750 winning percentage.