DECEMBER 5, 1994
Led by Levon Kirkland and Rod Woodson, Pittsburgh reforged the Steel Curtain in '94 with the league's second-best scoring defense.
SEPTEMBER 1, 1997
In his first full season as the Steelers' starting quarterback, Kordell Stewart (10) shook up defenses with a breakout season—3,020 passing yards, 21 touchdown passes and 11 rushing scores.
NOVEMBER 24, 1997
Jerome Bettis pounded to a career-high 1,665 yards in '97.
DECEMBER 10, 2001
Stewart had a career year on his way to the Pro Bowl.
NOVEMBER 15, 2004
Hines Ward and Plaxico Burress burned defenses all year.
NOVEMBER 14, 2005
Troy Polamalu brought even more fire to the Pittsburgh D.
JANUARY 23, 2006
Ben Roethlisberger made the tackle that stunned the Colts.
JANUARY 30, 2006
The title game was never close; Bettis rolled home to Detroit.
FEBRUARY 13, 2006
Ward's 141 total yards and touchdown in Super Bowl XL clinched one for the thumb, and won him a trip to Disney World.
JANUARY 16, 2006
Bettis helped spoil Cincinnati's first playoff game in 15 years.