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2006 Pittsburgh Steelers

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC North Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.4, Offense: 3.0, Defense: 0.4, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 353 points (22.1/g), 12th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 315 points (19.7/g), 11th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.4/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-6.9.

Coach: Bill Cowher (8-8-0)
 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 353 5725 1041 5.5 37 14 26 327 312 523 3733 23 23 6.5 201 469 1992 16 4.2 100 188 31.4 18.1 Own 28.0 2:41 5.68 30.3 1.77
Team Defense 315 4805 976 4.9 29 9 21 269 319 529 3393 21 20 6.0 176 408 1412 9 3.5 72 188 27.7 18.1 Own 33.1 2:28 5.3 25.6 1.49
Lg Rank Offense 12 7 29 21 6 14 9 12 30 7 14 10 8 11 16 4 3 10 10 7 12
Lg Rank Defense 11 9 13 24 9 24 20 16 6 16 6 3 4 3 26 9 3 8 9 10 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Thu September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Dolphins 28 17 20 342 196 146 1 15 278 240 38 2
2 Mon September 18 boxscore L 1-1 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 0 9 9 153 127 26 2 17 362 252 110 1
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-2 Cincinnati Bengals 20 28 27 365 195 170 5 15 246 159 87 3
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-3 @ San Diego Chargers 13 23 16 265 197 68 2 22 341 222 119 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore W 2-3 Kansas City Chiefs 45 7 23 457 238 219 1 14 213 175 38 3
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L OT 2-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 38 41 27 473 418 55 3 24 399 226 173 2
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 2-5 @ Oakland Raiders 13 20 15 360 271 89 4 9 98 17 81 1
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 2-6 Denver Broncos 20 31 27 499 403 96 6 13 336 221 115
10 Sun November 12 boxscore W 3-6 New Orleans Saints 38 31 19 467 250 217 29 513 393 120 3
11 Sun November 19 boxscore W 4-6 @ Cleveland Browns 24 20 23 338 261 77 3 15 302 203 99 2
12 Sun November 26 boxscore L 4-7 @ Baltimore Ravens 0 27 17 172 151 21 3 19 275 161 114
13 Sun December 3 boxscore W 5-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 3 13 267 191 76 1 16 254 144 110 4
14 Thu December 7 boxscore W 6-7 Cleveland Browns 27 7 26 528 225 303 1 11 294 276 18 2
15 Sun December 17 boxscore W 7-7 @ Carolina Panthers 37 3 20 306 147 159 12 240 197 43 2
16 Sun December 24 boxscore L 7-8 Baltimore Ravens 7 31 16 251 188 63 3 23 359 256 103 3
17 Sun December 31 boxscore W OT 8-8 @ Cincinnati Bengals 23 17 29 482 275 207 2 15 295 251 44

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
7 Ben Roethlisberger 24 QB 15 15 7-8-0 280 469 59.7 3513 18 3.8 23 4.9 67 7.5 6.1 12.5 234.2 75.4 45.93 46 280 6.28 4.97 8.9 2 3
16 Charlie Batch 32 qb 8 1 1-0-0 31 53 58.5 492 5 9.4 0 0.0 87 9.3 11.2 15.9 61.5 121.0 87.67 3 13 8.55 10.34 5.4 1 1
80 Cedrick Wilson 28 WR 15 12 1 1 100.0 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 21.0 21.0 21.0 1.4 118.7 100 0 0 21.00 21.00 0.0
Team Total 27.3 16 8-8-0 312 523 59.7 4026 23 4.4 23 4.4 87 7.7 6.6 12.9 251.6 80.2 49 293 6.53 5.52 8.6 3 4
Opp Total 16 319 529 60.3 3619 21 4.0 20 3.8 6.8 5.93 11.3 226.2 78.3 39 226 6.0 5.1 6.9

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
39 Willie Parker* 26 RB 16 16 337 1494 13 76 4.4 93.4 21.1 31 222 7.2 3 25 1.9 13.9 1716 16 7
44 Najeh Davenport 27 KR 13 0 60 221 1 48 3.7 17.0 4.6 15 193 12.9 1 32 1.2 14.8 414 2 2
7 Ben Roethlisberger 24 QB 15 15 32 98 2 20 3.1 6.5 2.1 98 2 5
34 Verron Haynes 27 7 0 15 78 0 13 5.2 11.1 2.1 18 95 5.3 0 16 2.6 13.6 173 0 1
16 Charlie Batch 32 qb 8 1 13 15 0 12 1.2 1.9 1.6 15 0 1
85 Nate Washington 23 wr 16 2 3 8 0 8 2.7 0.5 0.2 35 624 17.8 4 49 2.2 39.0 632 4 0
86 Hines Ward 30 WR 14 14 2 30 0 21 15.0 2.1 0.1 74 975 13.2 6 70 5.3 69.6 1005 6 2
80 Cedrick Wilson 28 WR 15 12 2 14 0 14 7.0 0.9 0.1 37 504 13.6 1 38 2.5 33.6 518 1 2
42 John Kuhn 24 9 0 2 18 0 16 9.0 2.0 0.2 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.7 33 0 0
10 Santonio Holmes 22 PR 16 4 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.8 0.1 49 824 16.8 2 67 3.1 51.5 837 2 5
35 Dan Kreider 29 FB 16 12 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 8 62 7.8 0 15 0.5 3.9 67 0 0
20 Bryant McFadden 25 rcb 16 9 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 0
83 Heath Miller 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 393 11.6 5 87 2.1 24.6 393 5 0
84 Jerame Tuman 30 te 15 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 73 10.4 1 21 0.5 4.9 73 1 0
81 Sean Morey 30 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 29 14.5 0 15 0.1 1.8 29 0 1
18 Walter Young 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.5 8.5 17 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 469 1992 16 76 4.2 124.5 29.3 312 4026 12.9 23 87 19.5 251.6 6018 39 27
Opp Total 16 408 1412 9 3.5 88.3 25.5 319 3393 10.6 21 19.9 212.1 4805 30 16

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
10 Santonio Holmes 22 PR 16 4 26 264 1 65 10.2 18 436 0 42 24.2 1537
44 Najeh Davenport 27 KR 13 0 21 448 0 40 21.3 862
81 Sean Morey 30 16 0 8 202 0 76 25.3 231
21 Ricardo Colclough 24 3 0 4 6 0 3 1.5 1 26 0 26 26.0 32
24 Ike Taylor 26 LCB 16 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 72 0 23 18.0 72
80 Cedrick Wilson 28 WR 15 12 2 4 0 3 2.0 1 11 0 11 11.0 533
15 Willie Reid 24 1 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 1 19 0 19 19.0 30
90 Travis Kirschke 32 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 34 285 1 65 8.4 55 1214 0 76 22.1 7517
Opp Total 16 38 219 0 5.8 70 1570 1 22.4

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
3 Jeff Reed 27 K 16 0 1 1 7 6 11 8 7 4 1 1 27 20 74.1% 41 41 100.0%
17 Chris Gardocki 36 P 16 0 65 2687 56 0 41.3
Team Total 27.3 16 1 1 7 6 11 8 7 4 1 1 27 20 74.1% 41 41 100.0% 65 2687 56 0 41.3
Opp Total 16 27 21 77.8% 36 36 100.0% 86 3767 43.8

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
51 James Farrior 31 LILB 16 16 4.0 1 1 0 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 83 43
50 Larry Foote 26 RILB 16 16 4.0 1 11 0 11 3 2 0 1 0 0 61 29
43 Troy Polamalu* 25 SS 13 13 1.0 3 51 0 49 9 1 0 0 0 0 57 19
53 Clark Haggans 29 LOLB 15 15 6.0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 51 25
24 Ike Taylor 26 LCB 16 11 2 34 0 34 12 0 0 1 0 0 60 9
25 Ryan Clark 27 FS 13 12 1 -1 0 -1 4 0 0 3 5 0 48 24
91 Aaron Smith 30 LDE 16 16 4.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 44 17
20 Bryant McFadden 25 rcb 16 9 3 39 0 39 12 0 0 3 0 0 47 7
55 Joey Porter 29 ROLB 14 14 7.0 2 49 1 42 5 40 15
99 Brett Keisel 28 RDE 16 16 5.5 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 38 17
26 Deshea Townsend 31 RCB 16 12 2.0 2 6 0 6 11 2 0 0 0 0 37 4
23 Tyrone Carter 30 db 16 3 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 30 12
98 Casey Hampton* 29 NT 15 15 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 25 15
27 Anthony Smith 23 db 16 4 2 40 0 20 5 22 6
92 James Harrison 28 lb 11 1 14 6
57 Clint Kriewaldt 30 14 0 1 12 0 12 1 12 5
81 Sean Morey 30 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 3
31 Mike Logan 32 12 0 11 2
37 Anthony Madison 25 13 0 10 2
76 Chris Hoke 30 nt 16 1 9 3
97 Arnold Harrison 24 lb 7 2 9 1
54 Rian Wallace 24 12 0 1 30 1 30 1 5 3
90 Travis Kirschke 32 16 0 2.0 3 5
34 Verron Haynes 27 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
94 Chad Brown 36 9 0 1.0 3 4
44 Najeh Davenport 27 KR 13 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 2
39 Willie Parker* 26 RB 16 16 0 7 0 0 0 1 0
93 Rodney Bailey 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
10 Santonio Holmes 22 PR 16 4 0 5 1 0 0 1 0
42 John Kuhn 24 9 0 3 1
83 Heath Miller 24 TE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
7 Ben Roethlisberger 24 QB 15 15 0 5 0 -1 0 1 0
21 Ricardo Colclough 24 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
86 Hines Ward 30 WR 14 14 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
85 Nate Washington 23 wr 16 2 3 0
29 Chidi Iwuoma 28 2 0 2 1
3 Jeff Reed 27 K 16 0 2 1
80 Cedrick Wilson 28 WR 15 12 0 2 1 -7 0 1 0
28 Jovon Johnson 23 2 0 1 1
66 Alan Faneca*+ 30 LG 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
95 Richard Seigler 26 2 0 1 0
16 Charlie Batch 32 qb 8 1 0 1 0 0 0
64 Jeff Hartings 34 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
68 Chris Kemoeatu 23 g 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
77 Marvel Smith 28 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 39.0 20 272 2 49 83 12 27 22 -2 0 764 288
Opp Total 16 49 16 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 Jeff Reed 27 K 16 0 41 20 101
39 Willie Parker* 26 RB 16 16 13 3 16 96
86 Hines Ward 30 WR 14 14 6 6 36
83 Heath Miller 24 TE 16 16 5 5 30
85 Nate Washington 23 wr 16 2 4 4 24
10 Santonio Holmes 22 PR 16 4 2 1 3 18
44 Najeh Davenport 27 KR 13 0 1 1 2 12
7 Ben Roethlisberger 24 QB 15 15 2 2 12
55 Joey Porter 29 ROLB 14 14 1 1 6
84 Jerame Tuman 30 te 15 4 1 1 6
54 Rian Wallace 24 12 0 1 1 6
80 Cedrick Wilson 28 WR 15 12 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 16 16 23 1 2 42 41 20 353
Opp Total 16 9 21 1 2 3 36 21 315