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The AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NORTH DIVISION, or AFC NORTH, is a division of the National Football League
National Football League
's (NFL) American Football Conference (AFC). It was created as the AFC CENTRAL in 1970 following the completion of the AFL–NFL merger when two of the NFL teams—the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
and the Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
—moved from the "old" NFL to join the former American Football League
American Football League
teams in the AFC, in order to give the two conferences an equal number of teams. The division adopted its current name in 2002 , when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams.

CONTENTS

* 1 Formation

* 2 History

* 2.1 1970s * 2.2 1980s * 2.3 1990s * 2.4 2000s * 2.5 2010s

* 3 Division lineups * 4 Division champions * 5 Wild Card qualifiers * 6 See also * 7 Total playoff berths * 8 References

FORMATION

The AFC North currently has four members: Baltimore Ravens , Cincinnati Bengals , Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
, and Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
. The original four members of the AFC Central were the Browns, Bengals, Steelers and Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans ).

The AFC North is the only division in the AFC that does not contain a charter team from the original American Football League
American Football League
. However, the Cincinnati Bengals were an AFL expansion team in the 1968 AFL season (the Steelers and Browns joined the AFC in 1970), although the Bengals joining the AFL was contingent on the team joining the NFL after the AFL–NFL merger was finalized in 1970], as Paul Brown was not a supporter of the AFL.

Three of the teams have interlocked histories. Both the Bengals and the Browns were founded by Paul Brown , while the Ravens and the city of Cleveland
Cleveland
have their own unique relationship. Only the Steelers, who are older than the original Browns, have no direct history involving Paul Brown.

HISTORY

1970S

The division was formed when the Browns and Steelers moved to the AFC in 1970, joining the newly formed "AFC Central" with the Houston Oilers (from the AFL 's East Division ) and Cincinnati Bengals (from the AFL's West Division ).

Although the Bengals won the first AFC Central Division Championship in 1970, the Steelers dominated the division for most of the 1970s. The Steelers also would win four Super Bowls in the decade.

1980S

The 1980 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
broke the Steelers' six-year run as division champions, but failed to advance past the divisional round of the playoffs, losing to the Oakland Raiders as a result of Red Right 88 . The Bengals were the only team to represent the AFC Central in the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
during the decade, appearing in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII . Both appearances resulted in close losses to the San Francisco 49ers .

1990S

The Steelers returned as the dominant team in the division in 1992. They won five divisional titles in six years, and played in Super Bowl XXX , in which they lost to the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
.

In 1992, the Oilers were involved in one of the most famous playoff games in NFL history. In a game now known as The Comeback , the Oilers surrendered a 32-point lead to the Buffalo Bills and lost in overtime, 41–38. It is the largest deficit ever overcome in the history of the NFL.

In 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars joined the league through expansion and were placed in the AFC Central. It was the first change to the structure of the division since its inception, and added a second team to the U.S. South. In 1996, in one of the most controversial decisions in American sports history, the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
moved to Baltimore and were rechristened as the Baltimore Ravens . Then in 1997, the Oilers moved to Tennessee
Tennessee
but remained in the division (the team later was renamed the Titans in 1999). The makeup of the AFC Central changed once again in 1999 when the NFL "reactivated" the Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns. The division had six teams for the 1999, 2000 and 2001 seasons.

Aside from Pittsburgh's appearance in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXX , the only other appearance in the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
for the division in the decade was the Titans in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXIV , who came up one yard short of the first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
to go into overtime. Along the way, the team got revenge on the Bills seven years after the Comeback in the Wild Card round by defeating the Bills 22–16 as a result of the Music City Miracle .

2000S

The decade began with the Ravens winning Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXV . The team's defense, led by linebacker Ray Lewis , was arguably one of the best defenses of all time.

In 2002, the NFL realigned into eight divisions of four teams. The Jaguars and Titans—the latter winning the AFC Central title in 2000—were both moved to the new AFC South , while the rest of the AFC Central remained intact and was renamed the AFC North. The Bengals, Browns, and Steelers were guaranteed to remain in a division together in any circumstance; this was part of the NFL's settlement with the city of Cleveland
Cleveland
in the wake of the 1995 Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns relocation controversy . The division, geographically-speaking, thus became the shortest driving distance between each team among the NFL's eight divisions, as three of the teams are located within close proximity of Interstate 70 (with the one city that isn't, Cleveland, being two hours north of I-70), and the distance between Baltimore
Baltimore
and Cincinnati
Cincinnati
(the two teams furthest away from each other) being only 526 miles apart. The Browns and Steelers, the two closest rivals, even ride a bus to their games instead of flying.

The division rivals also have shared media conglomerates: all of the markets except Cleveland
Cleveland
have a station owned by Hearst Television ( WBAL-TV in Baltimore, WLWT in Cincinnati, and WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh), while all of the markets except Cleveland
Cleveland
also have stations owned and/or operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group ( WBFF , WNUV , & WUTB in Baltimore, WKRC-TV & WSTR-TV in Cincinnati, and WPGH-TV & WPNT in Pittsburgh), and every market except Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
has a station owned by E. W. Scripps Company ( WMAR-TV in Baltimore, WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, and flagship station WEWS in Cleveland), though Scripps did own the Pittsburgh Press before selling it off to Block Communications in 1992 during a labor strike involving it and the Block-owned Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Additionally, Raycom Media has stations in Cincinnati ( WXIX-TV ) and Cleveland
Cleveland
( WOIO & WUAB ) while CBS
CBS
Television Stations own stations in Baltimore
Baltimore
( WJZ-TV ) and Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
( KDKA-TV & WPCW ). This has occasionally led to stations that have sister stations in rival markets to have friendly rivalries amongst themselves. This is especially true with WJZ-TV and KDKA-TV (both former Group W stations), who are both CBS
CBS
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Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns

Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore Ravens

TEAM NOT IN DIVISION DIVISION WON SUPER BOWL DIVISION WON AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

A In 1970 the division formed in American Football Conference. B After the 1995 season, the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
franchise was deactivated; personnel, moved to the enfranchised Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens. The Cleveland Browns franchise was reactivated in 1999. The Browns, Ravens, and NFL officially consider the post-1999 Browns to be a continuation of the original team founded in 1946. C Houston moved to Memphis as Tennessee
Tennessee
Oilers in 1997, moved to Nashville in 1998 (still known as Oilers). Team was renamed Tennessee Titans in 1999. D Jacksonville Jaguars enfranchised (1995 season). E Baltimore Ravens enfranchised (1996 season) F AFC Central renamed AFC North. Jacksonville and Tennessee
Tennessee
moved to AFC South.

DIVISION CHAMPIONS

SEASON TEAM RECORD PLAYOFF RESULTS

AFC CENTRAL

1970 Cincinnati Bengals 8–6–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1971 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
9–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1972 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11–3–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1973 Cincinnati Bengals 10–4–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1974 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
10–3–1 WON SUPER BOWL IX

1975 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
12–2–0 WON SUPER BOWL X

1976 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
10–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1977 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
9–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1978 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
14–2–0 WON SUPER BOWL XIII

1979 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
12–4–0 WON SUPER BOWL XIV

1980 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
11–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1981 Cincinnati Bengals 12–4–0 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XVI

1982+ Cincinnati Bengals 7–2–0 Lost AFC First Round

1983 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
10–6–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1984 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
9–7–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1985 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
8–8–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1986 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
12–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1987 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
10–5–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1988 Cincinnati Bengals 12–4–0 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIII

1989 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
9–6–1 Lost AFC Championship Game

1990 Cincinnati Bengals 9–7–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1991 Houston Oilers 11–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1992 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1993 Houston Oilers 12–4–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1994 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
12–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1995 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11–5–0 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXX

1996 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
10–6–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1997 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11–5–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1998 Jacksonville Jaguars 11–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

1999 Jacksonville Jaguars 14–2–0 Lost AFC Championship Game ++

2000 Tennessee Titans 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs ++

2001 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
13–3–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

AFC NORTH

2002 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

2003 Baltimore Ravens 10–6–0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs

2004 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
15–1–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

2005 Cincinnati Bengals 11–5–0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs ++

2006 Baltimore Ravens 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs

2007 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
10–6–0 Lost AFC Wild Card playoffs

2008 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
12–4–0 WON SUPER BOWL XLIII

2009 Cincinnati Bengals 10–6–0 Lost AFC Wild Card playoffs

2010 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
12–4–0 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLV

2011 Baltimore Ravens 12–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

2012 Baltimore Ravens 10–6–0 WON SUPER BOWL XLVII

2013 Cincinnati Bengals 11–5–0 Lost AFC Wild Card playoffs

2014 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11–5–0 Lost AFC Wild Card playoffs ++

2015 Cincinnati Bengals 12–4–0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs ++

2016 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11-5–0 Lost AFC Championship Game

+ A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games. Because of the strike, the league used for its playoffs a special 16-team " Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Tournament" just for this year. Division standings were not formally acknowledged (although every division wound up sending at least one team to the playoffs); Cincinnati
Cincinnati
had the best record of the division teams.

++ Loss came against another AFC Central/ AFC North team.

WILD CARD QUALIFIERS

SEASON TEAM RECORD PLAYOFF RESULTS

AFC CENTRAL

1972 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
10-4-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1973 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
10-4-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1975 Cincinnati Bengals 11-3-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1978 Houston Oilers 10-6-0 Lost AFC Championship Game ++

1979 Houston Oilers 11-5-0 Lost AFC Championship Game ++

1980 Houston Oilers 11-5-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1982+ Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
6-3-0 4-5-0 Lost AFC First Round Lost AFC First Round

1987 Houston Oilers 9-6-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1988 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Houston Oilers 10-6-0 10-6-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs ++ Lost Divisional Playoffs

1989 Houston Oilers Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
9-7-0 9-7-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs ++ Lost Divisional Playoffs

1990 Houston Oilers 9-7-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs ++

1992 Houston Oilers 10-6-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1993 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
9-7-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1994 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
11-5-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs ++

1996 Jacksonville Jaguars 9-7-0 Lost AFC Championship Game

1997 Jacksonville Jaguars 11-5-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1999 Tennessee Titans 13-3-0 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXIV

2000 Baltimore Ravens 12–4–0 WON SUPER BOWL XXXV

2001 Baltimore Ravens 10–6–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs ++

AFC NORTH

2002 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
9–7–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs ++

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
11–5–0 WON SUPER BOWL XL

2008 Baltimore Ravens 11–5–0 Lost AFC Championship Game ++

2009 Baltimore Ravens 9–7–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

2010 Baltimore Ravens 12–4–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs ++

2011 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cincinnati Bengals 12–4–0 9–7–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs Lost Wild Card Playoffs

2012 Cincinnati Bengals 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

2014 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens 10–5–1 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs Lost Divisional playoffs

2015 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
10–6–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

+ A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games, so the league used a special 16-team playoff tournament just for this year.

++ Loss came against another AFC Central/ AFC North team.

SEE ALSO

* Bengals–Browns rivalry * Bengals–Steelers rivalry * Browns–Steelers rivalry
Browns–Steelers rivalry
* Ravens–Steelers rivalry

TOTAL PLAYOFF BERTHS

At the conclusion of the 2015 season

Teams with Division titles Division Championships Playoff Berths AFC Titles Super Bowl wins

Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
22 29 8 6

Cincinnati Bengals 10 14 2 0

Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
6 14 0 0

Baltimore Ravens 4 10 2 2

Tennessee Titans * 3 12 1 0

Jacksonville Jaguars * 2 4 0 0

* Includes records of Houston ">

* ^ http://articles.courant.com/2001-05-21/features/0105210578_1_afc-north-divisions-of-four-teams-realignment * ^ http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10363/1114033-66.stm * ^ Charter member of division in 1970. * ^ Moved in from the AFL West in 1970. * ^ This refers to the team that the league officially views as one continuous franchise that entered the division in 1970, suspended operations from 1996–1998, and resumed play in 1999. * ^ This refers to the team that the league officially views as an expansion team that began play in 1996. * ^ Moved in from the AFL East in 1970 . Known as the Houston Oilers until 1996, as the Tennessee
Tennessee
Oilers in 1997 and 1998, and the Tennessee Titans since 1999. Realigned into the AFC South in 2002 . * ^ Realigned into the AFC South in 2002 .

* v * t * e

National Football League
National Football League
(2017 )

AFC

East North South West

* Buffalo Bills * Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
* New England Patriots * New York Jets

* Baltimore Ravens * Cincinnati Bengals * Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
* Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers

* Houston Texans * Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
* Jacksonville Jaguars * Tennessee Titans

* Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
* Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
* Los Angeles Chargers * Oakland Raiders

NFC

East North South West

* Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
* New York Giants * Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
* Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins

* Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
* Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
* Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
* Minnesota Vikings

* Atlanta Falcons * Carolina Panthers * New Orleans Saints * Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

* Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
* Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
* San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
* Seattle Seahawks

SEASONS

* Seasons (by team )

* Preseason

* Hall of Fame Game * American Bowl
American Bowl

* Regular season

* Kickoff game * Monday Night Football * International Series * Thanksgiving games * Christmas
Christmas
games

* Playoffs

* Streaks * Droughts * AFC Championship * NFC Championship

* Super Bowl
Super Bowl

* champions * quarterbacks

* Pro Bowl

HISTORY

* League history

* Executive history * Championship history

* AFL Championship (1960–1969) * NFL Championship (1920–1969) * Playoff Bowl
Playoff Bowl

OTHER

* Owners * Officials * Properties * Stadiums (chronology )

* Timeline

* Defunct franchises * Franchise moves and mergers * Los Angeles team history

* Records

* individual * team * Super Bowl
Super Bowl
* All time win–loss * Last undefeated

* All-Pro * Numbers (retired ) * Hall of Fame * Lore * Nicknames

* AFL

* Merger

* International

* Foreign players * London

* Toronto

* Bills Series

* List of games played outside the U.S.

* Media

* TV

* NFL Network

* Radio

* Management Council * Competition Committee * Collective Bargaining Agreement * NFLPA

* Player conduct

* Suspensions * Player misconduct

* Combine * Draft * Training camp * Rivalries * NFL Foundation * Tied games * Canceled games * Lockouts * Controversies * Cheerleading * Mascots * Color Rush

* v * t * e

Baltimore Ravens

* Founded in 1996 * Based in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND * Headquartered in OWINGS MILLS, MARYLAND

FRANCHISE

* History * Seasons * Owners * General managers * Head coaches * Starting quarterbacks * First-round draft picks * Draft history * Ring of Honor

STADIUMS

* Memorial Stadium * Mborder-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Baltimore\'s Marching Ravens (The Band That Wouldn\'t Die ) * Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders * Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
relocation controversy * Edgar, Allan, and Poe * Mile High Miracle

RIVALRIES

* Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
* New England Patriots

DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (4)

* 2003 * 2006 * 2011 * 2012

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (2)

* 2000 * 2012

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS (2)

* 2000 (XXXV) * 2012 (XLVII)

CURRENT LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS

* League: National Football League
National Football League
* Conference: American Football Conference * Division: North Division

SEASONS (22)

* 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 * 2015 * 2016 * 2017

Championship seasons in BOLD

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Cincinnati Bengals

* Founded in 1968 * Based and headquartered in CINCINNATI, OHIO

FRANCHISE

* Franchise * History * Seasons * Coaches * Players * First-round draft picks * Draft history * Starting quarterbacks

STADIUMS

* Nippert Stadium * Riverfront Stadium
Riverfront Stadium
* Paul Brown Stadium

RIVALRIES

* Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
* Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers

CULTURE AND LORE

* Freezer Bowl * Ickey Shuffle * Ben–Gals * Bengalized * Laura Vikmanis

DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (9)

* 1970 * 1973 * 1981 * 1988 * 1990 * 2005 * 2009 * 2013 * 2015

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (2)

* 1981 * 1988

RETIRED NUMBERS

* 54

MEDIA

* Broadcasters

* Radio network

* Flagships: WCKY * WEBN * WLW

* Television: WKRC-TV

CURRENT LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS

* League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) * Conference: American Football Conference * Division: North Division

FORMER LEAGUE AFFILIATION

* League: American Football League
American Football League
(1968–1969)

SEASONS (48)

* 1968 * 1969 * 1970 * 1971 * 1972 * 1973 * 1974 * 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 * 1979 * 1980 * 1981 * 1982 * 1983 * 1984 * 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1990 * 1991 * 1992 * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 * 2015 * 2016 * 2017

* v * t * e

Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns

* Founded in 1946 * Based in CLEVELAND , OHIO * Headquartered in BEREA , OHIO

FRANCHISE

* History * Players * Head coaches * Seasons * Logos and uniforms * First-round draft picks * 1999 expansion draft * Starting quarterbacks * Pro Bowlers

STADIUMS

* Cleveland
Cleveland
Stadium * FIRSTENERGY STADIUM

KEY PERSONNEL

* Owners: Jimmy Haslam * Dee Haslam * President (de facto): Paul DePodesta * General manager (de facto): Sashi Brown * Head coach: Hue Jackson

CULTURE AND LORE

* Art Modell * Cleveland
Cleveland
sports curse * Dawg Pound * Draft Day * Hot Tub Time Machine * Kardiac Kids * Marty Ball * Paul Brown * Red Right 88 * Relocation controversy * "The Best Man" * The Drive * The Express * The Fortune Cookie * The Fumble

RIVALRIES

* Cincinnati Bengals * Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (28)

* 1946 * 1947 * 1948 * 1949 * 1950 * 1951 * 1952 * 1953 * 1954 * 1955 * 1957 * 1958 * 1964 * 1965 * 1967 * 1968 * 1969 * 1971 * 1972 * 1980 * 1982 * 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1994 * 2002

DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (12)

* 1946 * 1947 * 1948 * 1967 * 1968 * 1969 * 1971 * 1980 * 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1989

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (11)

* 1950 * 1951 * 1952 * 1953 * 1954 * 1955 * 1957 * 1964 * 1965 * 1968 * 1969

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS (8)

* 1946 * 1947 * 1948 * 1949 * 1950 * 1954 * 1955 * 1964

RETIRED NUMBERS

* 14 * 32 * 45 * 46 * 76

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

* Players: Brown * DeLamielleure * Ford * Gatski * Graham * Groza * Hickerson * Kelly * Lavelli * McCormack * Mitchell * Motley * Newsome * Warfield * Willis * Coach: Brown

MEDIA

* Broadcasters

* Radio network

* Flagships: WKNR * WKRK-FM * WNCX

* Television: WEWS-TV * SportsTime Ohio
Ohio

CURRENT LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS

* League: National Football League
National Football League
(1950–present) * Conference: American Football Conference * Division: North Division

FORMER LEAGUE AFFILIATION

* League: All-America Football Conference (1946–1949)

SEASONS (69)

* 1946 * 1947 * 1948 * 1949 * 1950 * 1951 * 1952 * 1953 * 1954 * 1955 * 1956 * 1957 * 1958 * 1959 * 1960 * 1961 * 1962 * 1963 * 1964 * 1965 * 1966 * 1967 * 1968 * 1969 * 1970 * 1971 * 1972 * 1973 * 1974 * 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 * 1979 * 1980 * 1981 * 1982 * 1983 * 1984 * 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1990 * 1991 * 1992 * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 * 2015 * 2016 * 2017

Championship seasons in BOLD

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Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers

* Founded in 1933 * Formerly the PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1933–39) * Based and headquartered in PITTSBURGH , PENNSYLVANIA

FRANCHISE

* History * All-Time Team * Seasons * Logos and uniforms * Coaches * Players * Starting quarterbacks * First-round draft picks * Statistics

STADIUMS

* Home fields: Forbes Field * Pitt Stadium * Three Rivers Stadium * Heinz Field

* Training facilities: Rooney Field * Point Stadium * UPMC Sportsplex * Chuck Noll Field

CULTURE

* Football in Western PA * Rooney family * Myron Cope * Steeler Nation * Terrible Towel * Steel Curtain * Evening Shade * "Right Here, Right Now " * "Renegade " * "Here We Go " * " Black and Yellow " * YinzCam * This Is Us

LORE

* Steelers lore * J.P. Rooneys * Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Keystoners * " Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Polka " * Steagles
Steagles
* Card-Pitt * Steelerettes * Immaculate Reception * Black Sunday * Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story * 1995 AFC Championship Game * The Chief

RIVALRIES

* Baltimore Ravens * Cincinnati Bengals * Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
* Tennessee Titans * Oakland Raiders * Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
* Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles

MEDIA

* Broadcasters * KDKA-TV * WPCW-TV

* Root Sports Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

* Charlie Batch
Charlie Batch
* Chris Hoke * Bob Pompeani

* Radio Network

* WDVE-FM * WBGG-AM * Bill Hillgrove * Tunch Ilkin * Craig Wolfley

* Steelers figures in broadcasting

DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (21)

* 1972 * 1974 * 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 * 1979 * 1983 * 1984 * 1992 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 2001 * 2002 * 2004 * 2007 * 2008 * 2010 * 2014 * 2016

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (8)

* 1974 * 1975 * 1978 * 1979 * 1995 * 2005 * 2008 * 2010

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS (6)

* 1974 (IX) * 1975 (X) * 1978 (XIII) * 1979 (XIV) * 2005 (XL) * 2008 (XLIII)

RETIRED NUMBERS

* 70 * 75

HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

* Players: Bettis * Blount * Bradshaw * Butler * Dawson * Dudley * Greene * Ham * Harris * Johnson * Lambert * Layne * Stallworth * Stautner * Swann * Webster * Woodson

* Coaches and administration: Bell * Kiesling * Noll * Art Rooney * Dan Rooney

CURRENT LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS

* League: National Football League
National Football League
* Conference: American Football Conference * Division: North Division

SEASONS (83)

* 1933 * 1934 * 1935 * 1936 * 1937 * 1938 * 1939 * 1940 * 1941 * 1942 * 1943 * 1944 * 1945 * 1946 * 1947 * 1948 * 1949 * 1950 * 1951 * 1952 * 1953 * 1954 * 1955 * 1956 * 1957 * 1958 * 1959 * 1960 * 1961 * 1962 * 1963 * 1964 * 1965 * 1966 * 1967 * 1968 * 1969 * 1970 * 1971 * 1972 * 1973 * 1974 * 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 * 1979 * 1980 * 1981 * 1982 * 1983 * 1984 * 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1990 * 1991 * 1992 * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 * 2015 * 2016

Championship season

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