Pittsburgh Steelers News - 2013 Steelers NFL Updates
Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers struggled to just their fourth third-place finish since the turn of the century (other seasons being 2003, 2006, and 2009, making for an intriguing three year cycle). Steeler fans have to be hoping the pattern repeats itself again in 2013, as each season following a third place finish saw the Steelers atop the AFC’s North Division – with 2010’s squad advancing to the Super Bowl
, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers
Big Ben Roethlisberger is feeling good after an offseason which saw him undergo knee surgery; he threw strongly during the Steelers’ last day of OTAs. While leading receiver Mike Wallace decamped for sunnier climes in Miami, longtime star Plaxico Burress returns to Steeltown, joining fellow tight end Heath Miller as prime targets; while running backs Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman will have some company in training camp in the presence of former Michigan State standout Le’Veon Bell, a second round selection in this spring’s draft.
However as always, it’s the defense, the vaunted Steel Curtain, where Pittsburgh remains strongest – first overall in fewest passing yards allowed per game, second leaguewide in fewest rushing yards allowed per game. The Steelers achieved this with minimal input from safety Troy Polamalu, who spent much of 2012 injured, only playing in seven of 16 games. The Steel Curtain also features linebackers James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons (who tied with Harrison in sacks with 6.0, and led the team in interceptions with three), and Larry Foote.
All in all, Terrible Towels should be waving at Heinz Field throughout 2013! What games on the Pittsburgh Steelers schedule are Steeler Nation most excited about this season? Two of the most anticipated Steelers games will feature division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals
and Baltimore Ravens
. Both the Bengals and Ravens represented the AFC North in the NFL Playoffs
last season, with Baltimore winning the Super Bowl. Ravens vs. Steelers tickets on October 20th start at $122 in the end zone and reach $1,015 for seats between the 40 and 50-yard lines on the Steelers sideline. Pittsburgh football fans wanting to see a great game at a lower price will find cheap Steelers tickets when the Bengals come to town in December. Although a key game, the get-in price for Bengals vs. Steelers ticket is $80, 34% less than Ravens vs. Steelers.