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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 2000 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: 0.6, Defense: 3.3, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 321 points (20.1/g), 17th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 255 points (15.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 66 points (4.1/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Bill Cowher (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kevin Gilbride
 Defensive Coordinator: Tim Lewis
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Miller (Offensive Assistant) and Mike Mularkey (Tight Ends)

Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

General Manager Kevin Colbert
Chairman Dan Rooney
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 321 4766 1009 4.7 21 11 31 283 217 439 2518 12 10 5.2 128 527 2248 19 4.3 124 190 29.5 9.5 Own 32.9 2:39 5.47 24.9 1.54
Team Defense 255 4713 985 4.8 35 18 17 252 280 521 3020 13 17 5.4 153 425 1693 9 4.0 82 191 26.7 9.4 Own 31.2 2:24 5.3 24.1 1.26
Lg Rank Offense 17 18 3 8 19 29 29 28 1 22 2 4 4 11 18 31 24 8 18 21 19
Lg Rank Defense 6 7 8 3 3 12 9 5 13 9 13 12 6 12 25 9 18 10 13 9 6

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 Baltimore Ravens 0 16 12 223 193 30 1 18 336 196 140
2 Bye Week
3 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-2 @ Cleveland Browns 20 23 19 336 166 170 1 14 377 316 61 1
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-3 Tennessee Titans 20 23 20 364 249 115 1 15 372 287 85 3
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W 1-3 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 24 13 22 332 123 209 3 17 206 180 26 2
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-3 @ New York Jets 20 3 21 330 137 193 12 206 94 112 4
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-3 Cincinnati Bengals 15 0 13 274 171 103 12 232 112 120 3
8 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-3 Cleveland Browns 22 0 17 248 105 143 5 104 55 49 3
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 5-3 @ Baltimore Ravens 9 6 14 231 111 120 1 14 274 139 135 3
10 Sun November 5 boxscore L 5-4 @ Tennessee Titans 7 9 10 167 93 74 3 21 364 216 148 1
11 Sun November 12 boxscore L OT 5-5 Philadelphia Eagles 23 26 21 322 140 182 1 21 290 202 88 1
12 Sun November 19 boxscore L 5-6 Jacksonville Jaguars 24 34 15 302 155 147 5 20 417 177 240 2
13 Sun November 26 boxscore W 6-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 48 28 21 372 187 185 23 309 100 209 3
14 Sun December 3 boxscore W 7-6 Oakland Raiders 21 20 19 311 112 199 1 20 390 273 117 2
15 Sun December 10 boxscore L 7-7 @ New York Giants 10 30 17 264 217 47 1 20 394 326 68
16 Sat December 16 boxscore W 8-7 Washington Redskins 24 3 21 374 174 200 1 14 271 207 64 5
17 Sun December 24 boxscore W 9-7 @ San Diego Chargers 34 21 21 316 185 131 2 6 171 140 31 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Kordell Stewart 28 QB 16 11 7-4-0 151 289 52.2 1860 11 3.8 8 2.8 45 6.4 6.0 12.3 116.3 73.6 30 150 5.36 4.92 9.4 1 1
11 Kent Graham 32 qb 12 5 2-3-0 66 148 44.6 878 1 0.7 1 0.7 77 5.9 5.8 13.3 73.2 63.4 13 70 5.02 4.86 8.1
36 Jerome Bettis 28 RB 16 16 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -22.50 0.0
Team Total 26.3 16 9-7-0 217 439 49.4 2738 12 2.7 10 2.3 77 6.2 5.8 12.6 171.1 68.9 43 220 5.22 4.79 8.9 1 1
Opp Total 16 280 521 53.7 3249 13 2.5 17 3.3 6.2 5.27 11.6 203.1 67.6 39 229 5.4 4.5 7.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
36 Jerome Bettis 28 RB 16 16 355 1341 8 30 3.8 83.8 22.2 13 97 7.5 0 25 0.8 6.1 1438 8 1
10 Kordell Stewart 28 QB 16 11 78 436 7 45 5.6 27.3 4.9 436 7 8
33 Richard Huntley 28 13 0 46 215 3 30 4.7 16.5 3.5 10 91 9.1 0 19 0.8 7.0 306 3 1
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 23 rb 7 1 21 149 1 23 7.1 21.3 3.0 11 107 9.7 0 25 1.6 15.3 256 1 0
11 Kent Graham 32 qb 12 5 8 7 0 7 0.9 0.6 0.7 7 0 1
21 Amos Zereoue 24 12 0 6 14 0 11 2.3 1.2 0.5 14 0 0
86 Hines Ward 24 WR 16 15 4 53 0 23 13.3 3.3 0.3 48 672 14.0 4 77 3.0 42.0 725 4 2
81 Troy Edwards 23 wr 14 1 3 4 0 15 1.3 0.3 0.2 18 215 11.9 0 27 1.3 15.4 219 0 1
38 Jon Witman 28 fb 6 5 3 5 0 2 1.7 0.8 0.5 5 33 6.6 0 11 0.8 5.5 38 0 0
35 Dan Kreider 23 FB 10 7 2 24 0 22 12.0 2.4 0.2 5 42 8.4 0 14 0.5 4.2 66 0 0
4 Josh Miller 30 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
82 Bobby Shaw 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 672 16.8 4 45 2.5 42.0 672 4 2
80 Plaxico Burress 23 WR 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 273 12.4 0 39 1.8 22.8 273 0 1
88 Courtney Hawkins 31 wr 13 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 238 12.5 1 33 1.5 18.3 238 1 0
87 Mark Bruener 28 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 192 11.3 3 30 1.1 12.0 192 3 0
48 Matt Cushing 25 te 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 17 4.3 0 5 0.6 2.4 17 0 0
85 Cory Geason 25 te 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 66 22.0 0 36 0.3 7.3 66 0 0
89 Will Blackwell 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 23 11.5 0 14 0.4 4.6 23 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 527 2248 19 45 4.3 140.5 32.9 217 2738 12.6 12 77 13.6 171.1 4986 31 24
Opp Total 16 425 1693 9 4.0 105.8 26.6 280 3020 10.8 13 17.5 188.8 4713 22 25

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Hank Poteat 23 KR/PR 15 0 36 467 1 54 13.0 24 465 0 31 19.4 932
81 Troy Edwards 23 wr 14 1 15 298 0 37 19.9 517
89 Will Blackwell 25 5 0 10 281 1 98 28.1 304
86 Hines Ward 24 WR 16 15 7 186 0 57 26.6 911
88 Courtney Hawkins 31 wr 13 5 4 15 0 9 3.8 253
82 Bobby Shaw 25 16 0 2 17 0 10 8.5 0 -8 0 -8 681
35 Dan Kreider 23 FB 10 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 66
84 Jerame Tuman 24 te 16 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1
Team Total 26.3 16 42 499 1 54 11.9 58 1221 1 98 21.1 6706
Opp Total 16 44 371 0 8.4 69 1496 0 21.7

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
4 Josh Miller 30 P 16 0 90 3944 67 1 43.8
3 Kris Brown 24 K 16 0 1 1 8 8 10 9 9 6 2 1 30 25 83.3% 33 32 97.0%
Team Total 26.3 16 1 1 8 8 10 9 9 6 2 1 30 25 83.3% 33 32 97.0% 90 3944 67 1 43.8
Opp Total 16 34 29 85.3% 24 24 100.0% 84 3637 43.3

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
50 Earl Holmes 27 RILB 16 16 1.0 1 0 1 4 0 87 41
99 Levon Kirkland 31 LILB 16 16 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 65 21
92 Jason Gildon* 28 LOLB 16 16 13.5 4 0 4 22 1 58 19
20 Dewayne Washington 28 RCB 16 16 5 59 0 31 0 69 9
41 Lee Flowers 27 SS 14 14 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 61 24
27 Brent Alexander 29 FS 16 16 1.5 3 31 0 15 0 1 0 1 0 0 61 15
30 Chad Scott 26 LCB 16 16 5 49 0 33 0 0 0 2 6 0 64 6
55 Joey Porter 23 ROLB 16 16 10.5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 32 1 43 17 1
91 Aaron Smith 24 LDE 16 15 4.0 28 14
76 Kevin Henry 32 RDE 15 15 0 0 1 0 0 26 18
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 29 NT 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 26 13
26 Deshea Townsend 25 16 0 3.5 22 7
28 Ainsley Battles 22 db 16 1 1.0 0 1 2 -1 0 13 4
23 Jason Simmons 24 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 15 1
74 Chris Sullivan 27 de 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 8 9
47 Scott Shields 24 db 10 1 0 1 2 -5 0 10 2
96 Kendrick Clancy 22 9 0 5 3
94 Jeremy Staat 24 7 0 4 5
10 Kordell Stewart 28 QB 16 11 0 8 3 -1 0
57 John Fiala 27 16 0 4 2
56 Mike Vrabel 25 15 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2
22 Hank Poteat 23 KR/PR 15 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
73 Chris Combs 24 6 0 3 0
86 Hines Ward 24 WR 16 15 0 2 1 0 0
36 Jerome Bettis 28 RB 16 16 0 1 1 1 0
4 Josh Miller 30 P 16 0 0 1 1 -18 0
82 Bobby Shaw 25 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
80 Plaxico Burress 23 WR 12 9 0 1 0 0 0
24 Nakia Codie 24 6 0 1 14 0 14 0
62 Roger Duffy 33 c 13 7 0 1 0 -10 0
81 Troy Edwards 23 wr 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
66 Alan Faneca 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
72 Wayne Gandy 29 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
11 Kent Graham 32 qb 12 5 0 1 0 0 0
33 Richard Huntley 28 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Tom Myslinski 32 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 38.0 17 154 0 33 0 15 24 30 30 2 677 232 1
Opp Total 16 43 25 7

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Kris Brown 24 K 16 0 32 25 107
36 Jerome Bettis 28 RB 16 16 8 8 48
10 Kordell Stewart 28 QB 16 11 7 7 42
82 Bobby Shaw 25 16 0 4 4 24
86 Hines Ward 24 WR 16 15 4 4 24
33 Richard Huntley 28 13 0 3 3 1 20
87 Mark Bruener 28 TE 16 16 3 3 18
55 Joey Porter 23 ROLB 16 16 1 1 1 8
89 Will Blackwell 25 5 0 1 1 6
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 23 rb 7 1 1 1 6
92 Jason Gildon* 28 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
88 Courtney Hawkins 31 wr 13 5 1 1 6
22 Hank Poteat 23 KR/PR 15 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 19 12 1 1 2 35 1 32 25 1 321
Opp Total 16 9 13 2 24 29 255