Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Season

Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Season

Coming off of a disappointing 9-7 season in 2009 the Pittsburgh Steelers looked to rally back in 2010.Before the season would start however there were two important events that shaped how the entire season would go.The first event involved Ben Roethlisberger.Even though charges were never presented against him, Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Roethlisberger for the first four games of the season (originally six games but then reduced) for violating the personal conduct policy of the NFL.The other event was the offseason changes that were made.Among the notables leaving the team in the offseason were Willie Parker, Joey Galloway, and Santonio Holmes.The team however was able to added great talent in Larry Foote, Antwaan Randle El, Byron Leftwich, Bryant McFadden, and Maurkice Pouncey.

In Roethlisberger’s absence over the course of the first four games of the regular season the Steelers were able to come out with a 3-1 record.In the first two weeks the team was able to barely get by the Falcons and Titans, blew away the Buccaneers, and lost in a heartbreaker to the Ravens by a field goal.All in all the team had held up well and with Roethlisberger back in the roster the team finished the season 9-3 to finish at 12-4 and make it to the playoffs.

In the 2010 AFC Playoffs the Steelers had to first get by their rival Baltimore Ravens, and were barely able to do so with a touchdown run by Rashard Mendenhall in the fourth quarter.In the AFC Championship game the Steelers faced off against the New York Jets and dominated through most of the game with their potent defense.Even with a last ditch effort during the final quarter by Sanchez, the Steelers were able to make it to the Super Bowl for their eighth time.In Super Bowl XLV started off poorly, with the defense allowing two easy touchdowns in the first quarter.A great effort by Roethlisberger could not help the Steelers overcome the Packers as they lost the game 31 to 25.And thus ended the 2010 NFL season for the Pittsburgh Steelers; a great season overall, but one that came up just short.

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