First known as the Pirates, the
team changed its nickname to Steelers in 1940. The franchise
struggled for its first 40 years but made up for those tribulations
in the 1970s. In one of the most famous streaks in all
of sports, the Steelers dominated the NFL during that decade.
Pittsburgh advanced to the playoffs eight straight seasons and
won four Super Bowl championships in a six-year span.
SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS OBTAINED FROM NFL.COM,
WHO IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH NFLTEAMHISTORY.com
This site has been designed to further promote NFL football. For more
information please visit NFL.com
NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National
The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of
the teams indicated.