1997 Pittsburgh Steelers season
The 1997 Pittsburgh season was considered a transitional year due to many key http://www.officialchargersjerseyshop.com/12_robert_meachem_jersey_authentic_black_limited_cheap.html free agent losses in the offseason, as well as the first season of Kordell Stewart starting at quarterback.
However, the finished with an 115 record, their fourth consecutive AFC Central crown, and their sixth straight playoff appearance. In doing so, head coach Bill Cowher tied Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown with most consecutive playoff appearances to start a head coaching career in the NFLa record Cowher Robert Meachem Authentic Jersey still coowns with Brown, as the missed the playoffs the following year.
The had 572 rushing attempts in 1997, the most in the 1990s. Their 2,479 total rushing yards Manti Te'o Elite Jersey were the thirdmost of the decade by any team.
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Both of the postseason matchups were rematches from the regular season. The had a firstround bye, then faced the AFC East champion (and defending AFC champion) New England at home. The game, which was a homecoming for young players Pittsburgh area natives Ty Law and Curtis Martin (Martin was in fact playing in his last game with New England before signing with the New York Jets that offseason), was also a rematch of the previous year's AFC Divisional matchup, which took place in Foxborough.
After defeating the Pats, the would lose to the eventual Super Bowl XXXII champion Denver Broncos 2421 in Elway's last trip to Pittsburgh.
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