THE STORY OF THE 2011 PITTSBURGH STEELERS
The Steelers long have been a team of talent and tradition, as well as a team of great heart. In 2011, that heart was tested from the beginning. Following a 35-7 loss to the rival Ravens in the opener, many experts predicted a bleak year ahead in Pittsburgh. But the Steelers spent the rest of the season proving the strength of their “Heart”.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and young receivers Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown sparked an electrifying passing attack. Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley once again led a ferocious defense. The unit some had called “too old” after the opener turned out to be the NFL’s top-ranked defense, and gave up the league’s fewest points. And while 2011 marked the end for longtime Steelers greats like Hines Ward, it also proved that the team still has the pieces in place for another championship run.
All the excitement of the Steelers 2011 season is here as the team marched to its eighth playoff appearance in the past 11 years. Exclusive game wires with Ben Roethlisberger, head Coach Mike Tomlin and defensive end Brett Keisel take you onto the sidelines and into the huddles. It is a true inside look at the Steelers’ passion, their intensity, and above all, their “Heart.”