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mesaSteeler
04-15-2009, 11:28 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 Regular Season Opponents Fun Facts
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N584356236_1159201_7521_tiny by Blitzburgh on Apr 15, 2009 7:38 PM EDT Comment 9 comments

Some fun facts and figures as the excitement surrounding the release of the 2009 schedule settles.

0 - Number of question marks surrounding Mike Tomlin's ability to lead this franchise to greatness heading into this coming season, which wasn't exactly the case a year ago despite the general aura of positivity and excitement about Tomlin's first year in the 'Burgh in 2007.

1 - The Steelers have won six straight years In Week 1, or Opening Weekend of the NFL Season. There's lots we don't know about the schedule, but we do know it all begins with a Thursday game against the Tennessee Titans to commence the season. If that streak is going to continue to lucky number seven, it will have to come against a quality opening opponent.

2 -Week 2 has not been a great one for the Steelers in recent years. Since the start of the decade in 2000, the Steelers are just 4-5 in the second week of the season.

3 -Number of times Steelers RB Willie Parker has started off the season with back-to-back 100+ yard games (2008, 2007, 2005)

4 - The last time the Steelers squared off against the NFC North foes in 2005, which rotates in cycles every four years, the Steelers went 4-0 in route to winning the franchise's fifth Super Bowl.

5 -Number of teams on the 2009 schedule that the Steelers have all time losing records against (Denver, Minnesota, Oakland, Chicago, Green Bay)

6 - Number of times Hines Ward has started his season with at least 1 TD reception on Opening Weekend. In case you forgot, it's also the number of Super Bowls the Steelers have won, more than any franchise in league history.

7- Number of Receiving Yards Hines Ward needs to pass Muhsin Muhammad for 21st place on the NFL all time career reception list.

8 - Number of teams on the 2009 schedule with a team QB rating under the league average of 81.5 last year.

9 - Number of teams on the 2009 schedule with fewer defensive sacks than the league average of 32.5 in 2008.

10 - Number of 2009 opponents who have changed head coaches since the Steelers won their 5th Super Bowl in 2005.

11 - Number of teams on 2009 schedule that had a record of .500 or worse in 2008.

12- Number of teams on the 2009 schedule that were in either the bottom 10 in the league in pass defense, rush defense or both in 2008.

13 - Number of games against divisional opponents that the Steelers have played during the Mike Tomlin era, playoffs included. The team's record in such games is 12-1.

14- Age difference between Mike Tomlin and the youngest player on the team Lawrence Timmons.

15 - Number of players on the Steelers roster who are currently 30 years of age or older or will be during the 2009 season.

16 - Number of teams on 2009 schedule with fewer Super Bowl victories than the Pittsburgh Steelers

17 - Number of players on the Steelers roster who will be free agents at the end of the 2010 season. Due to the way the Steelers typically do business, 2009 will be a big year for a healthy portion of our roster.

MasterOfPuppets
04-16-2009, 01:44 AM
15 - Number of players on the Steelers roster who are currently 30 years of age or older or will be during the 2009 season.
these next few drafts are gonna be huge....:doh:

CPanther95
04-16-2009, 08:32 AM
18 - The minimum age you should have to be to attend the opening game this year.

vasteeler
04-16-2009, 11:09 AM
18 - The minimum age you should have to be to attend the opening game this year.

Huh:huh:

stlrtruck
04-16-2009, 11:51 AM
18 - The minimum age you should have to be to attend the opening game this year.

21 might be a better age limit.

Huh:huh:

With the way fans are going to be about the stomping of the towel.

Dynasty
04-16-2009, 04:48 PM
21 might be a better age limit.



With the way fans are going to be about the stomping of the towel.

Hell, I'm 15 and if I go to that game I'll be just as into it as anyone else... Believe me no need for an age limit haha

Steel-Bryan
04-16-2009, 07:45 PM
we only verse 13 diff. teams, #16 is wrong

vasteeler
04-17-2009, 11:19 AM
21 might be a better age limit.



With the way fans are going to be about the stomping of the towel.

oh! forgive me a was a little slow to catch that. I thought maybe lindale white was going to remove his shirt and let his man boobs hang out and we wouldnt want the kids to see that.

SteelersinCA
04-17-2009, 11:42 AM
I can't wait to watch us smash the little titties.