Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Pittsburgh Steelers are no longer one of the first teams that come to mind when people think of consistently successful NFL franchises. A model franchise can be counted on to make the playoffs every season with rare exceptions. The Steelers are not in that category. In the 21st century, the Steelers have missed the playoffs every third year. They made the playoffs in 2001 and 2002, but missed them in 2003. They made the playoffs in 2004 and 2005, but fell short in 2006. They made the playoffs in 2007 and 2008, but didn’t in 2009. They made the playoffs in 2010 and 2011, but once again failed to make a third straight playoff appearance this season. The last three times the Steelers have paired together playoff seasons, they’ve gone to the Super Bowl in one of those years (2005, 2008 and 2010). However, the Steelers’ non-playoff seasons have become too frequent to be forgiven by periodic Super Bowl appearances, especially since they lost their last Super Bowl and it’s been five ye...
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