Champion Steelers Look To Avoid Replay of 2006


Published: April 16, 2009


... fatal motorcycle accident cast a dark cloud over the Steelers that stayed with them all year.

After the accident, more bad luck awaited the Steelers.  There were appendectomies, concussions, and interceptions...lots of interceptions.

Pittsburgh dug themselves into a 2-6 hole that they were unable to climb out of. 

The Steelers found out the hard way that defending the title was not so easy.  When you are the champions, every opponent is going to turn it up a notch when they play you.

Despite knocking the rival Bengals out of the playoffs on the final weekend, the 8-8 season was a huge disappointment.  Week after week, the Steelers failed to match their opponents' intensity.

This season will mark the second time in four years that this current team of Steelers will be trying to repeat as champions.  Something tells me this time will be different.

They return for this season pretty much the same team that won Super B...

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