The Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Immaculate” History


Published: March 20, 2009


... Steelers, there have been many great plays over the years but three stick out as truly ground breaking.

These plays were unexpected, they ultimately won games, they were miraculous on many levels to a franchise that knows something about football miracles. In Pittsburgh, these players will always be known as the "Immaculates."

Prior to 1972 to the Steelers were so great, in fact, they stunk. They were the losingest team of the NFL's first 50 years and made it to the post season one time. There were some competitive teams but they all had an uncanny ability to find some way to lose the game.

Apart from their rough style of play nobody feared Pittsburgh. Yet.

New head coach Chuck Noll certainly turned things around in his first four years with the Steelers. He began building the roster that would lead him to four world championships and in 1972 the team was ready to make a run.

In the teams first home game in their 40 years history the menacing Oak...

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