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2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC North Division  · 2005 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.8, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 389 points (24.3/g), 9th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 258 points (16.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 131 points (8.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

Coach: Bill Cowher (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Whisenhunt
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau
 Other Notable Asst.: Ray Horton (Assistant Coach)

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 389 5149 960 5.4 23 9 33 297 228 379 2926 21 14 7.1 144 549 2223 21 4.0 120 183 36.1 10.9 Own 33.5 2:46 5.41 28.1 2.00
Team Defense 258 4544 998 4.6 30 15 21 275 315 549 3168 15 15 5.3 179 402 1376 10 3.4 75 181 27.1 11.0 Own 30.7 2:35 5.7 25.0 1.36
Lg Rank Offense 9 15 6 5 17 32 24 12 9 2 1 5 5 12 7 28 27 5 25 11 7
Lg Rank Defense 3 4 11 5 9 24 16 2 19 3 5 3 7 1 25 13 19 17 24 9 4

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 11 boxscore W 1-0 Tennessee Titans 34 7 18 424 218 206 16 303 206 97 4 21.98 7.59 -0.18
2 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-0 @ Houston Texans 27 7 18 388 253 135 16 221 108 113 1 12.69 6.64 3.24
3 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-1 New England Patriots 20 23 14 269 190 79 1 24 426 346 80 3 -1.79 1.71 -1.51
4 Bye Week
5 Mon October 10 boxscore W 3-1 @ San Diego Chargers 24 22 25 311 207 104 1 20 279 213 66 2 8.67 -1.25 -5.03
6 Sun October 16 boxscore L OT 3-2 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 23 16 218 145 73 4 17 246 153 93 1 -20.20 11.28 2.40
7 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 27 13 20 304 83 221 2 20 302 211 91 2 3.85 4.16 6.31
8 Mon October 31 boxscore W 5-2 Baltimore Ravens 20 19 19 261 160 101 2 20 318 246 72 3 -1.38 4.21 0.29
9 Sun November 6 boxscore W 6-2 @ Green Bay Packers 20 10 13 213 59 154 1 16 268 203 65 3 -7.04 20.35 -4.11
10 Sun November 13 boxscore W 7-2 Cleveland Browns 34 21 25 382 223 159 16 303 242 61 2 17.05 1.40 -4.25
11 Sun November 20 boxscore L OT 7-3 @ Baltimore Ravens 13 16 17 282 212 70 2 18 241 137 104 2 -16.51 21.69 -7.37
12 Mon November 28 boxscore L 7-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 7 26 10 197 111 86 2 17 366 239 127 1 -16.84 -0.95 0.81
13 Sun December 4 boxscore L 7-5 Cincinnati Bengals 31 38 28 474 379 95 4 21 324 222 102 5.48 -8.49 -5.98
14 Sun December 11 boxscore W 8-5 Chicago Bears 21 9 20 363 173 190 15 268 185 83 7.48 2.76 0.63
15 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 18 3 14 275 133 142 1 11 185 131 54 3 -2.86 16.47 3.83
16 Sat December 24 boxscore W 10-5 @ Cleveland Browns 41 0 20 457 248 209 1 12 186 123 63 1 24.87 22.39 -9.62
17 Sun January 1 boxscore W 11-5 Detroit Lions 35 21 20 331 132 199 2 16 308 203 105 2 14.69 -6.00 9.83
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 8 boxscore W 12-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 31 17 19 346 202 144 19 327 243 84 2 18.99 -0.37 -3.06
Division Sun January 15 boxscore W 13-5 @ Indianapolis Colts 21 18 21 295 183 112 2 15 305 247 58 -2.34 -0.14 5.19
ConfChamp Sun January 22 boxscore W 14-5 @ Denver Broncos 34 17 20 358 268 90 16 308 211 97 4 13.83 -0.54 -2.21
SuperBowl Sun February 5 boxscore W 15-5 N Seattle Seahawks 21 10 14 339 158 181 2 20 396 259 137 1 -0.53 5.54 6.97

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
7 Ben Roethlisberger 23 QB 12 12 9-3-0 168 268 62.7 2385 17 6.3 9 3.4 85 8.9 8.7 14.2 198.8 98.6 23 129 7.75 7.53 7.9 2 2
8 Tommy Maddox 34 qb 5 2 0-2-0 34 71 47.9 406 2 2.8 4 5.6 32 5.7 3.7 11.9 81.2 51.7 8 43 4.59 2.82 10.1
16 Charlie Batch 31 qb 4 2 2-0-0 23 36 63.9 246 1 2.8 1 2.8 43 6.8 6.1 10.7 61.5 81.5 1 6 6.49 5.81 2.7 1 1
82 Antwaan Randle El 26 PR/WR 16 15 3 3 100.0 67 1 33.3 0 0.0 51 22.3 29.0 22.3 4.2 158.3 0 0 22.33 29.00 0.0
17 Chris Gardocki 35 P 16 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.5 16 11-5-0 228 379 60.2 3104 21 5.5 14 3.7 85 8.2 7.6 13.6 194.0 89.4 32 178 7.12 6.61 7.8 3 3
Opp Total 16 315 549 57.4 3480 15 2.7 15 2.7 6.3 5.66 11.0 217.5 74.0 47 312 5.3 4.7 7.9

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
39 Willie Parker 25 RB 15 15 255 1202 4 80 4.7 80.1 17.0 18 218 12.1 1 48 1.2 14.5 1420 5 4
36 Jerome Bettis 33 12 0 110 368 9 39 3.3 30.7 9.2 4 40 10.0 0 16 0.3 3.3 408 9 0
34 Verron Haynes 26 14 0 74 274 3 20 3.7 19.6 5.3 11 113 10.3 0 18 0.8 8.1 387 3 2
22 Duce Staley 30 rb 5 1 38 148 1 17 3.9 29.6 7.6 6 34 5.7 0 9 1.2 6.8 182 1 1
7 Ben Roethlisberger 23 QB 12 12 31 69 3 13 2.2 5.8 2.6 69 3 2
82 Antwaan Randle El 26 PR/WR 16 15 12 73 0 43 6.1 4.6 0.8 35 558 15.9 1 63 2.2 34.9 631 1 4
16 Charlie Batch 31 qb 4 2 11 30 1 15 2.7 7.5 2.8 30 1 1
8 Tommy Maddox 34 qb 5 2 8 26 0 16 3.3 5.2 1.6 26 0 2
86 Hines Ward 29 WR 15 15 3 10 0 7 3.3 0.7 0.2 69 975 14.1 11 85 4.6 65.0 985 11 1
35 Dan Kreider 28 FB 16 8 3 21 0 12 7.0 1.3 0.2 7 43 6.1 0 9 0.4 2.7 64 0 0
38 Noah Herron 23 2 0 3 2 0 1 0.7 1.0 1.5 2 0 0
80 Cedrick Wilson 27 wr 16 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 26 451 17.3 0 46 1.6 28.2 451 0 1
83 Heath Miller 23 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 459 11.8 6 50 2.4 28.7 459 6 0
11 Quincy Morgan 28 KR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 150 16.7 2 31 0.6 9.4 150 2 1
84 Jerame Tuman 29 te 15 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 57 19.0 0 27 0.2 3.8 57 0 0
88 Matt Kranchick 26 te 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.3 1.5 6 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 549 2223 21 80 4.0 138.9 34.3 228 3104 13.6 21 85 14.3 194.0 5327 42 22
Opp Total 16 402 1376 10 3.4 86.0 25.1 315 3168 10.1 15 19.7 198.0 4544 25 30

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
82 Antwaan Randle El 26 PR/WR 16 15 44 448 2 81 10.2 1 16 0 16 16.0 1095
11 Quincy Morgan 28 KR 16 0 23 583 0 74 25.3 733
21 Ricardo Colclough 23 14 0 22 473 0 63 21.5 473
24 Ike Taylor 25 LCB 16 15 1 19 0 19 19.0 3 59 0 24 19.7 78
80 Cedrick Wilson 27 wr 16 1 3 53 0 29 17.7 504
99 Brett Keisel 27 16 0 2 23 0 12 11.5 23
92 James Harrison 27 lb 16 3 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -2
29 Chidi Iwuoma 27 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
35 Dan Kreider 28 FB 16 8 1 3 0 3 3.0 67
Team Total 27.5 16 46 470 2 81 10.2 56 1208 0 74 21.6 7005
Opp Total 16 37 336 0 9.1 77 1685 0 21.9

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 Jeff Reed 26 K 16 0 9 9 9 9 9 6 2 29 24 82.8% 45 45 100.0%
17 Chris Gardocki 35 P 16 0 67 2803 65 0 41.8
7 Ben Roethlisberger 23 QB 12 12 2 72 39 0 36.0
Team Total 27.5 16 9 9 9 9 9 6 2 29 24 82.8% 45 45 100.0% 69 2875 65 0 41.7
Opp Total 16 30 24 80.0% 25 24 96.0% 80 3464 43.3

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
51 James Farrior 30 LILB 14 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 76 45
50 Larry Foote 25 RILB 16 16 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 27 0 76 26 1
43 Troy Polamalu*+ 24 SS 16 16 3.0 2 42 0 36 8 1 0 2 78 1 74 18
28 Chris Hope 25 FS 16 16 3 60 0 55 5 1 0 1 6 0 70 27
24 Ike Taylor 25 LCB 16 15 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 2 8 0 75 16
53 Clark Haggans 28 LOLB 13 13 9.0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 42 19
55 Joey Porter* 28 ROLB 16 16 10.5 2 9 0 9 4 4 0 1 0 0 40 17
26 Deshea Townsend 30 RCB 16 15 3.0 2 26 0 26 12 1 0 1 2 0 41 14
92 James Harrison 27 lb 16 3 3.0 1 25 0 25 3 0 0 1 0 0 36 9
91 Aaron Smith 29 LDE 16 16 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 30 10
98 Casey Hampton* 28 NT 16 15 25 17
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 34 RDE 16 16 3.5 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 23 12
99 Brett Keisel 27 16 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 23 10
21 Ricardo Colclough 23 14 0 1.0 1 14 0 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 24 6
57 Clint Kriewaldt 29 lb 16 2 0 0 0 0 1 25 6
23 Tyrone Carter 29 16 0 1.0 1 3 0 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 20 6
31 Mike Logan 31 db 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 8
20 Bryant McFadden 24 db 12 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 9 0 17 1
29 Chidi Iwuoma 27 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 3
90 Travis Kirschke 31 16 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 7 6
94 Andre Frazier 23 11 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
76 Chris Hoke 29 15 0 3 3
39 Willie Parker 25 RB 15 15 0 4 2 0 0
82 Antwaan Randle El 26 PR/WR 16 15 0 4 0 0 0
33 Russell Stuvaints 25 4 0 2 0
16 Charlie Batch 31 qb 4 2 0 1 2 0 0
34 Verron Haynes 26 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
7 Ben Roethlisberger 23 QB 12 12 0 2 1 -1 0
66 Alan Faneca*+ 29 LG 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
8 Tommy Maddox 34 qb 5 2 0 2 0 -9 0
22 Duce Staley 30 rb 5 1 0 1 1 0 0
54 Rian Wallace 23 4 0 1 0
80 Cedrick Wilson 27 wr 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
64 Jeff Hartings* 33 C 16 16 0 1 0 -9 0
83 Heath Miller 23 TE 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
81 Sean Morey 29 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Quincy Morgan 28 KR 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Hines Ward 29 WR 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
60 Greg Warren 24 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 47.0 15 179 0 55 83 21 22 28 111 1 764 279 1
Opp Total 16 32 30 15

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 Jeff Reed 26 K 16 0 45 24 117
86 Hines Ward 29 WR 15 15 11 11 66
36 Jerome Bettis 33 12 0 9 9 54
83 Heath Miller 23 TE 16 15 6 6 36
39 Willie Parker 25 RB 15 15 4 1 5 30
34 Verron Haynes 26 14 0 3 3 18
82 Antwaan Randle El 26 PR/WR 16 15 1 2 3 18
7 Ben Roethlisberger 23 QB 12 12 3 3 18
11 Quincy Morgan 28 KR 16 0 2 2 12
16 Charlie Batch 31 qb 4 2 1 1 6
43 Troy Polamalu*+ 24 SS 16 16 1 1 6
22 Duce Staley 30 rb 5 1 1 1 6
50 Larry Foote 25 RILB 16 16 1 2
Team Total 27.5 16 21 21 2 1 45 45 24 1 389
Opp Total 16 10 15 1 24 24 258