Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 7/15/13
If the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs in 2013, and at least one of their regular-season wins came on the road against another playoff team, bet on the Steelers to go to Super Bowl XLVIII. The Steelers’ last three Super Bowl teams defeated one playoff team on the road in each of those seasons. Previously, we talked about road wins by 20 or more points as a sign of the Steelers’ Super Bowl chops (click here). Why all this focus on road games? Stockpiling a few wins at home is almost a given for the Steelers. They haven’t had a losing record at home since they went 6-10 in 1999. Since then, they’ve missed the playoffs five times and even had a losing season despite a winning home record. History has shown that the Steelers’ aptitude as a Super Bowl team is revealed on the road. That could be true of any team, but in the Steelers’ case, this theory is backed by data. We established previously that since Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie year in 2004, the 2005, 2008 and 2010 editions w...
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