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2001 Pittsburgh Steelers

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.4, Offense: 1.5, Defense: 5.8, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 352 points (22.0/g), 7th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 212 points (13.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 140 points (8.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.3-3.7.

Coach: Bill Cowher (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Mularkey
 Defensive Coordinator: Tim Lewis
 Other Notable Asst.: Tom Clements (Quarterbacks), Mike Miller (Offensive Assistant) and Ken Whisenhunt (Tight Ends)

Stadium: Heinz Field
 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 352 5887 1065 5.5 21 9 16 314 274 454 3113 16 12 6.4 150 580 2774 17 4.8 148 182 34.6 11.5 Own 32.5 3:03 6.09 32.2 1.76
Team Defense 212 4137 919 4.5 28 12 24 254 295 525 2942 19 16 5.1 160 339 1195 5 3.5 70 178 18.5 11.8 Own 29.6 2:21 5.3 23.0 1.10
Lg Rank Offense 7 3 2 5 6 28 21 24 2 7 1 1 2 2 5 24 18 1 1 2 6
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 16 14 1 18 4 13 17 3 1 1 1 5 31 17 27 1 8 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-1 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 3 21 15 281 161 120 4 16 299 198 101 -19.63 1.44 -2.38
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 20 3 16 270 100 170 14 172 120 52 2 1.36 22.95 -4.82
4 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-1 Cincinnati Bengals 16 7 19 413 138 275 2 15 214 149 65 1 -3.45 7.73 6.73
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 17 16 316 113 203 19 271 106 165 1 0.13 3.47 -3.01
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 10 17 344 124 220 3 19 278 214 64 1 6.60 2.93 -1.11
7 Mon October 29 boxscore W 5-1 Tennessee Titans 34 7 24 405 272 133 15 214 157 57 4 19.39 8.97 -0.89
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 5-2 Baltimore Ravens 10 13 21 348 225 123 1 10 183 142 41 1 -1.44 10.74 -12.22
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W OT 6-2 @ Cleveland Browns 15 12 20 428 181 247 1 15 187 113 74 -0.20 8.97 -5.84
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 7-2 Jacksonville Jaguars 20 7 20 402 257 145 14 234 186 48 3 6.01 16.22 -8.51
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 8-2 @ Tennessee Titans 34 24 20 377 247 130 21 405 324 81 2 11.76 -1.67 -1.98
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 9-2 Minnesota Vikings 21 16 21 364 157 207 2 12 385 340 45 3 6.73 -1.65 3.83
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 10-2 New York Jets 18 7 23 345 211 134 14 220 159 61 8.49 1.45 -1.46
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 11-2 @ Baltimore Ravens 26 21 22 476 318 158 15 207 149 58 1 16.44 -2.54 -8.61
15 Sun December 23 boxscore W 12-2 Detroit Lions 47 14 25 429 214 215 11 151 77 74 3 22.14 21.54 -7.19
16 Sun December 30 boxscore L OT 12-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 23 26 16 313 240 73 5 32 544 403 141 3 -15.76 0.40 12.70
17 Sun January 6 boxscore W 13-3 Cleveland Browns 28 7 19 376 155 221 3 12 173 105 68 3 4.64 11.94 4.82
Playoffs
Division Sun January 20 boxscore W 14-3 Baltimore Ravens 27 10 21 297 143 154 1 7 150 128 22 4 -4.21 29.83 -7.03
ConfChamp Sun January 27 boxscore L 14-4 New England Patriots 17 24 23 306 248 58 4 15 259 192 67 -8.43 9.67 -8.83

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 29 QB 16 16 13-3-0 266 442 60.2 3109 14 3.2 11 2.5 90 7.0 6.5 11.7 194.3 81.7 29 175 6.23 5.77 6.2 1 1
8 Tommy Maddox 30 3 0 7 9 77.8 154 1 11.1 1 11.1 57 17.1 14.3 22.0 51.3 116.2 1 4 15.00 12.50 10.0
36 Jerome Bettis* 29 RB 11 11 1 2 50.0 32 1 50.0 0 0.0 32 16.0 26.0 32.0 2.9 135.4 0 0 16.00 26.00 0.0
86 Hines Ward* 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 3 -1.50 -1.50 50.0
Team Total 26.3 16 13-3-0 274 454 60.4 3295 16 3.5 12 2.6 90 7.3 6.8 12.0 205.9 83.4 31 182 6.42 5.96 6.4 1 1
Opp Total 16 295 525 56.2 3309 19 3.6 16 3.0 6.3 5.66 11.2 206.8 74.5 55 367 5.1 4.5 9.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 29 RB 11 11 225 1072 4 48 4.8 97.5 20.5 8 48 6.0 0 16 0.7 4.4 1120 4 3
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 24 rb 16 5 120 453 3 46 3.8 28.3 7.5 16 127 7.9 1 54 1.0 7.9 580 4 0
10 Kordell Stewart* 29 QB 16 16 96 537 5 48 5.6 33.6 6.0 537 5 11
21 Amos Zereoue 25 14 0 85 441 1 32 5.2 31.5 6.1 13 154 11.8 1 62 0.9 11.0 595 2 3
33 R.J. Bowers 27 3 0 18 84 1 21 4.7 28.0 6.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.3 0.0 84 1 0
86 Hines Ward* 25 WR 16 16 10 83 0 36 8.3 5.2 0.6 94 1003 10.7 4 34 5.9 62.7 1086 4 1
35 Dan Kreider 24 fb 13 1 7 29 1 12 4.1 2.2 0.5 2 5 2.5 0 5 0.2 0.4 34 1 0
8 Tommy Maddox 30 3 0 6 9 1 8 1.5 3.0 2.0 9 1 1
81 Troy Edwards 24 KR 16 0 5 28 1 12 5.6 1.8 0.3 19 283 14.9 0 57 1.2 17.7 311 1 1
38 Jon Witman 29 FB 15 12 5 24 0 14 4.8 1.6 0.3 6 32 5.3 0 12 0.4 2.1 56 0 0
3 Kris Brown 25 K 16 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 6 0 1
17 Tee Martin 23 1 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8.0 1.0 8 0 0
4 Josh Miller 31 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
80 Plaxico Burress 24 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 66 1008 15.3 6 43 4.1 63.0 1008 6 1
82 Bobby Shaw 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 409 17.0 2 90 1.5 25.6 409 2 1
87 Mark Bruener 29 TE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 98 8.2 0 21 1.3 10.9 98 0 0
84 Jerame Tuman 25 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 96 13.7 1 32 0.4 6.0 96 1 0
48 Matt Cushing 26 te 13 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 24 4.8 1 9 0.4 1.8 24 1 0
89 Will Blackwell 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 1.0 8.0 8 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 580 2774 17 48 4.8 173.4 36.3 274 3295 12.0 16 90 17.1 205.9 6069 33 28
Opp Total 16 339 1195 5 3.5 74.7 21.2 295 2942 10.0 19 18.4 183.9 4137 24 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 24 PR 13 0 36 292 0 39 8.1 16 250 0 30 15.6 542
81 Troy Edwards 24 KR 16 0 10 83 0 28 8.3 20 462 0 81 23.1 856
83 Lenzie Jackson 24 12 0 6 125 0 25 20.8 125
82 Bobby Shaw 26 16 0 4 45 0 23 11.3 1 2 0 2 2.0 456
89 Will Blackwell 26 1 0 2 36 0 20 18.0 44
31 Mike Logan 27 db 16 1 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.3 16 50 420 0 39 8.4 46 884 0 81 19.2 7373
Opp Total 16 28 334 0 11.9 73 1561 1 21.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
3 Kris Brown 25 K 16 0 7 7 20 15 15 6 2 2 44 30 68.2% 37 34 91.9% 3 106 46 0 35.3
4 Josh Miller 31 P 16 0 59 2505 64 1 42.5
Team Total 26.3 16 7 7 20 15 15 6 2 2 44 30 68.2% 37 34 91.9% 62 2611 64 1 42.1
Opp Total 16 20 9 45.0% 24 23 95.8% 87 3680 42.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 28 LILB 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 85 33
97 Kendrell Bell* 23 RILB 16 16 9.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 69 13
30 Chad Scott 27 LCB 15 15 5 204 2 62 19 71 9
20 Dewayne Washington 29 RCB 16 16 1.0 1 15 0 15 18 0 0 1 63 1 66 11
27 Brent Alexander 30 FS 16 16 2.0 4 39 0 22 10 1 0 0 0 0 52 17
55 Joey Porter 24 ROLB 15 15 9.0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 47 14
92 Jason Gildon*+ 29 LOLB 16 16 12.0 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 2 27 1 43 13
41 Lee Flowers 28 SS 15 15 1.0 0 0 0 0 4 48 13
91 Aaron Smith 25 LDE 16 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 7
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 30 RDE 15 15 4.0 0 0 2 0 0 20 8
31 Mike Logan 27 db 16 1 2.0 2 2 0 2 8 1 0 2 14 0 20 3
26 Deshea Townsend 26 db 16 1 2.0 2 7 0 7 8 20 4
98 Casey Hampton 24 NT 16 11 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 10 13
40 Myron Bell 30 db 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 13 0
51 Mike Jones 32 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 3
94 Rodney Bailey 22 de 16 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 8 4
96 Kendrick Clancy 23 dt 16 4 1 3 0 3 1 6 4
10 Kordell Stewart* 29 QB 16 16 0 11 5 -11 0
23 Jason Simmons 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
53 Clark Haggans 24 lb 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2
22 Hank Poteat 24 PR 13 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 0
36 Jerome Bettis* 29 RB 11 11 0 3 2 0 0
57 John Fiala 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
21 Amos Zereoue 25 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
90 Justin Kurpeikis 24 3 0 1 1
3 Kris Brown 25 K 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
73 Chris Combs 25 2 0 1 0
81 Troy Edwards 24 KR 16 0 0 1 1 32 1
79 Oliver Ross 27 rg 16 8 0 0 2 0 0
87 Mark Bruener 29 TE 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
80 Plaxico Burress 24 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
8 Tommy Maddox 30 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 Josh Miller 31 P 16 0 0 1 0 -9 0
82 Bobby Shaw 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Hines Ward* 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 55.0 16 270 2 62 88 15 28 27 116 3 621 175
Opp Total 16 31 27 15 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 25 K 16 0 34 30 124
80 Plaxico Burress 24 WR 16 16 6 6 36
10 Kordell Stewart* 29 QB 16 16 5 5 30
36 Jerome Bettis* 29 RB 11 11 4 4 24
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 24 rb 16 5 3 1 4 24
86 Hines Ward* 25 WR 16 16 4 4 24
81 Troy Edwards 24 KR 16 0 1 1 2 12
30 Chad Scott 27 LCB 15 15 2 2 12
82 Bobby Shaw 26 16 0 2 2 12
21 Amos Zereoue 25 14 0 1 1 2 12
33 R.J. Bowers 27 3 0 1 1 6
48 Matt Cushing 26 te 13 3 1 1 6
92 Jason Gildon*+ 29 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
35 Dan Kreider 24 fb 13 1 1 1 6
8 Tommy Maddox 30 3 0 1 1 6
84 Jerame Tuman 25 te 16 7 1 1 6
20 Dewayne Washington 29 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 17 16 3 2 38 34 30 352
Opp Total 16 5 19 1 1 1 23 9 2 212