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2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference North Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Mike Tomlin
QuarterbacksKen Anderson
Offensive CoordinatorBruce Arians
LinebackersKeith Butler
Tight EndsJames Daniel
Wide ReceiversRandy Fichtner
Defensive BacksRay Horton
Assistant Special TeamsAmos Jones
Defensive CoordinatorDick LeBeau
Special TeamsBob Ligashesky
Defensive LineJohn Mitchell
Running BacksKirby Wilson
Offensive LineLarry Zierlein
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/8/2008HPhiladelphia Eagles16-10WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field57410
Thu8/14/2008ABuffalo Bills21-24LToronto, ONRogers Centre48434
Sat8/23/2008AMinnesota Vikings12-10WMinneapolis, MNHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome62625
Thu8/28/2008HCarolina Panthers19-16WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field50485
Sun9/7/2008HHouston Texans38-17WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field64001
Sun9/14/2008ACleveland Browns10-6WCleveland, OHCleveland Browns Stadium73048
Sun9/21/2008APhiladelphia Eagles6-15LPhiladelphia, PALincoln Financial Field69144
Mon9/29/2008HBaltimore Ravens23-20WOTPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field64038
Sun10/5/2008AJacksonville Jaguars26-21WJacksonville, FLJacksonville Municipal Stadium65908
Sun10/19/2008ACincinnati Bengals38-10WCincinnati, OHPaul Brown Stadium65860
Sun10/26/2008HNew York Giants14-21LPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field64991
Mon11/3/2008AWashington Redskins23-6WLandover, MDFedExField90512
Sun11/9/2008HIndianapolis Colts20-24LPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field64043
Sun11/16/2008HSan Diego Chargers11-10WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field62051
Thu11/20/2008HCincinnati Bengals27-10WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field59854
Sun11/30/2008ANew England Patriots33-10WFoxborough, MAGillette Stadium68756
Sun12/7/2008HDallas Cowboys20-13WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field60594
Sun12/14/2008ABaltimore Ravens13-9WBaltimore, MDM&T Bank Stadium71502
Sun12/21/2008ATennessee Titans14-31LNashville, TNLP Field69143
Sun12/28/2008HCleveland Browns31-0WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field63553
Sun1/11/2009HSan Diego Chargers35-24WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field63899AFC Divsional Playoff
Sun1/18/2009HBaltimore Ravens23-14WPittsburgh, PAHeinz Field65350AFC Championship
Sun2/1/2009AArizona Cardinals27-23WTampa, FLRaymond James Stadium77074Super Bowl XLIII
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
46/55Patrick BaileyLB6'423523Duke120
81Dallas BakerWR6'320626Florida80
17Mitch BergerP6'422436Tyler JC; Colorado130
31Fernando BryantCB5'1017831Alabama20
23Tyrone CarterFS5'819232Minnesota162
25Ryan ClarkFS5'1120329Louisiana State1414
74Willie ColonROT6'331525Hofstra1616
44Najeh DavenportRB6'124729Miami (Florida)40
53Bruce DavisLB6'325123UCLA50
38Carey DavisFB5'1023027Illinois143
2Dennis DixonQB6'320423Oregon10
93Nick EasonDE6'330528Clemson150
5Paul ErnsterP6'021726Northern Arizona30
79Trai EssexOT6'432426Northwestern70
51James FarriorLILB6'224333Virginia1616
50Larry FooteRILB6'023728Michigan1616
57Keyaron FoxLB6'323526Georgia Tech130
54Andre FrazierLB6'524726Cincinnati150
22William GayRCB5'1019023Louisville164
98Casey HamptonNT6'132331Texas1313
92James HarrisonROLB6'024230Kent State1515
62Justin HartwigC6'430730Kansas1616
76Chris HokeNT6'330232Brigham Young163
10Santonio HolmesWR5'1119124Ohio State1515
99Brett KeiselRDE6'528430Brigham Young; Snow JC; Brigham Young1010
68Chris KemoeatuLOG6'334425Utah1616
90Travis KirschkeRDE6'329334UCLA166
4Byron LeftwichQB6'524628Marshall50
30Roy LewisCB5'1119023San Jose State; Washington10
37Anthony MadisonCB5'918027Alabama160
20Bryant McFaddenRCB6'019027Florida State108
49Sean McHughTE6'526426Penn State153
34Rashard MendenhallHB5'1022521Illinois41
83Heath MillerTE6'525626Virginia1414
21Mewelde MooreRB5'1120926Tulane164
39Willie ParkerHB5'1020928North Carolina1111
65Jeremy ParquetOG6'632126Southern Mississippi20
71Scott PaxsonDT6'429225Penn State10
43Troy PolamaluSS5'1020927Southern California1616
3Jeff ReedK5'1122429North Carolina160
61Jared RetkofskyDE6'526025Texas Christian90
7Ben RoethlisbergerQB6'524126Miami (Ohio)1616
96Orpheus RoyeDE6'430935Jones County JC; Florida State60
33Gary RussellRB5'1121522Minnesota120
73Kendall SimmonsROG6'331529Auburn44
91Aaron SmithLDE6'529532Northern Colorado1616
27Anthony SmithS6'019725Syracuse140
77Marvel SmithLOT6'531730Arizona State55
89Matt SpaethTE6'727025Minnesota1613
72Darnell StapletonROG6'330523Hudson Valley JC; Rutgers1412
78Max StarksLOT6'834026Florida1611
14Limas SweedWR6'422024Texas110
24Ike TaylorLCB6'119328Louisiana-Lafayette1616
94Lawrence TimmonsLOLB-ROLB6'123422Florida State162
26Deshea TownsendRCB5'1018733Alabama124
86Hines WardWR6'020332Georgia1615
60Greg WarrenC6'325227North Carolina70
85Nate WashingtonWR6'118325Tiffin161
56LaMarr WoodleyLOLB6'226524Michigan1515
95Donovan WoodsLB6'223023Oklahoma State50
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Rashard Mendenhall123RBIllinois
Limas Sweed253WRTexas
Bruce Davis388DEUCLA
Tony Hills4130TTexasfrom NYG
Dennis Dixon5156QBOregon
Mike Humpal6188LBIowa
Ryan Mundy6194DBWest Virginiafrom GB/NYG
OFFENSIVE PLAYSPLAYSRUSHPASSYDSRUSH YDSPASS YDSFDTDFLINT
Dallas Baker1931653-5583101
Willie Colon100445355149511663328827734915
Najeh Davenport7616424200
Carey Davis130854562526436142910
Dennis Dixon541141130000
Trai Essex51321926111115018600
Justin Hartwig101345855549991674332527935915
Santonio Holmes82032449643341283305122521811
Chris Kemoeatu100945755249651674329127734915
Byron Leftwich86473938210128125500
Sean McHugh1551272834829751361003
Rashard Mendenhall3422129570255101
Heath Miller80738342439891470251921828910
Mewelde Moore5151653502738680205816018610
Willie Parker367222145171578493180932
Jeremy Parquet11744811372100
Troy Polamalu990-9-900000
Ben Roethlisberger92440951546031562304125430915
Gary Russell5736211817410720502
Kendall Simmons190959579637142550632
Marvel Smith277134143134652182576933
Matt Spaeth516314202218399111921242244
Darnell Stapleton80735245540931245284822228613
Max Starks72131940235391102243719826612
Limas Sweed86216538610528122305
Hines Ward87634353346251357326824326815
Nate Washington66923343637231003272020916611
DEFENSIVE PLAYSPLAYSRUSHPASSYDSRUSHYDSPASSYDSFDTDFLINT
Patrick Bailey954912-32100
Fernando Bryant35233202919312101
Tyrone Carter1845712762114747441324
Ryan Clark82533049533331069226420218716
Nick Eason1787310575929646356325
James Farrior91536455136271182244521418618
Larry Foote525278247195281211401111127
Keyaron Fox2312116343205101
Andre Frazier5321321876212515301
William Gay457147310187955713221138413
Casey Hampton392220172150866284682726
James Harrison89634854835391120241921017718
Chris Hoke2179811971023247849816
Brett Keisel44518126416425391103911115
Travis Kirschke447177270181660912071126511
Anthony Madison175129222706100
Bryant McFadden45019026017075871120106738
Troy Polamalu93837756137471232251522018620
Orpheus Roye68313721210610612211
Aaron Smith81432449032161007220918518514
Anthony Smith602436153109449000
Ike Taylor95137757437851243254222114720
Lawrence Timmons4951603352040607143312613515
Deshea Townsend427130297177050712631015410
LaMarr Woodley88235552733831160222320214720
Donovan Woods11476817515100
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals47106871043
Opponents Totals546529750
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:2929093179189222441.131225.095812
Opponents Totals28:3124073149187122631.4102147.691801
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jeff Reed0363797.300273187.10117
Hines Ward7000000042
Mewelde Moore6000000036
Santonio Holmes5000000030
Willie Parker5000000030
Heath Miller3000000018
Gary Russell3000000018
Nate Washington3000000018
Ben Roethlisberger2000100012
Tyrone Carter100000006
Byron Leftwich100000006
Deshea Townsend100000006
LaMarr Woodley100000006
James Harrison000000012
Team Totals38363797.301273187.11347
Opponents Totals212121100.000242788.92223
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jeff Reed273187.11/19/98/98/101/2
Team Totals273187.11/19/98/98/101/2
Opponents Totals242788.90/011/129/94/50/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Willie Parker2107913.834t529400
Mewelde Moore1405884.232t536400
Ben Roethlisberger341013.01728004
Gary Russell28772.815311000
Rashard Mendenhall19583.11202000
Carey Davis12352.91102000
Nate Washington5183.6801000
Santonio Holmes294.51001000
Byron Leftwich471.88t11000
Najeh Davenport252.5302000
Hines Ward144.0400000
Mitch Berger100.0000000
Dennis Dixon2-3-1.5-100000
Team Totals46016903.734t1693804
Opponents Totals39012843.341773413
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Ben Roethlisberger46928159.917333017.011.765t173.6153.246284301716235780.1
Byron Leftwich362158.3153038.414.45025.600.03222811741104.3
Dennis Dixon11100.0033.03.0300.000.000300079.2
Team Totals50630359.918836077.111.965t193.8153.049306330117939881.9
Opponents Totals53330156.521228615.49.565t122.3203.851350251114923263.4
RECEIVINGTARRECPCTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Hines Ward81104312.9497551521
Santonio Holmes5582114.9485401022
Heath Miller4851410.722329401
Nate Washington4063115.865t325740
Mewelde Moore403208.025117301
Matt Spaeth171368.01306000
Limas Sweed66410.71704001
Carey Davis5275.41401001
Sean McHugh3248.01501000
Willie Parker3134.3500000
Rashard Mendenhall2178.51101000
Dallas Baker166.0600000
Gary Russell1-2-2.0-200000
Ben Roethlisberger1-7-7.0-700000
Team Totals49930360.7360711.965t191793987
Opponents Totals30156.528619.565t121492321
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Troy Polamalu7598.4230
Tyrone Carter36421.332t1
Deshea Townsend22713.525t1
Bryant McFadden200.000
Lawrence Timmons18989.0890
James Harrison13333.0330
William Gay11212.0120
LaMarr Woodley166.060
Ike Taylor100.000
Ryan Clark100.000
Team Totals2029014.5892
Opponents Totals1523415.683t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Mitch Berger66272841.361041947243240536.4
Paul Ernster1237931.64300460437531.3
Team Totals78310739.8610423107247278035.6
Opponents Totals91386842.5641628247350138.5
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Santonio Holmes3472266.7350302
Mewelde Moore612213.5120001
Limas Sweed1000.000001
Team Totals41192476.0350304
Opponents Totals40172476.2460
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Jeff Reed79489461.919681314010
Mitch Berger316153.700343000
Team Totals82505561.619711357010
Team Totals6195010130
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Gary Russell16037123.2430810
Najeh Davenport10021721.7270800
Rashard Mendenhall6011519.2270400
Mewelde Moore10018518.5240500
Carey Davis6010617.7240201
Tyrone Carter101616.0160000
Matt Spaeth1133.030000
Team Totals501101320.34302711
Opponents Totals710135719.1400
SACKSNOYDS
James Harrison16.0114.5
LaMarr Woodley11.585.0
Aaron Smith5.538.5
Lawrence Timmons5.043.0
James Farrior3.523.0
Travis Kirschke2.011.0
Larry Foote1.58.5
Nick Eason1.57.0
Brett Keisel1.09.0
Casey Hampton1.06.0
Andre Frazier1.03.0
Bryant McFadden1.00.0
Chris Hoke0.51.5
Team Totals51.0350.0
Opponents Totals49.0306.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Willie Colon0020200
Carey Davis2010100
James Farrior0001100
Keyaron Fox00112180
James Harrison10000-180
Santonio Holmes4120200
Chris Kemoeatu0020200
Travis Kirschke0001100
Bryant McFadden0001100
Heath Miller1100000
Mewelde Moore2000000
Ben Roethlisberger147303-50
Limas Sweed2110100
Lawrence Timmons0001100
Deshea Townsend1010100
Hines Ward1000000
LaMarr Woodley0004491
Team Totals2810391241
Opponents Totals2291310230
DEFENSEPDQHTFLFFTKLTTTADTDATKLRTKLPASTRASTPSTTSTAMTMABL
Patrick Bailey000016115010010114000
Dallas Baker000000000000000000
Mitch Berger000022000000020000
Fernando Bryant000033030030000000
Tyrone Carter401016124113292111000
Ryan Clark600088523650332624231023000
Willie Colon000000000000000000
Najeh Davenport000021100000011000
Bruce Davis000000000000000000
Carey Davis000065100000051000
Dennis Dixon000000000000000000
Nick Eason122017107107735200000
Paul Ernster000000000000000000
Trai Essex000000000000000000
James Farrior5691133894489445336321200000
Larry Foote35316334293429221222700000
Keyaron Fox000016115111010104000
Andre Frazier0110107340310033001
William Gay7010413382664224272000
Casey Hampton1110221391391129000000
James Harrison31918710167345933293024981000
Justin Hartwig000022000000000200
Chris Hoke0210161241241111300000
Santonio Holmes000000000000000000
Brett Keisel2140412219221916618100000
Chris Kemoeatu000011000000000100
Travis Kirschke0720463016301624614200000
Byron Leftwich000000000000000000
Roy Lewis000000000000000000
Anthony Madison000019172100100162000
Bryant McFadden8110413743644321310000
Sean McHugh000011000000000100
Rashard Mendenhall000000000000000000
Heath Miller000055000000000500
Mewelde Moore000011000000000100
Willie Parker000022000000000200
Jeremy Parquet000000000000000000
Scott Paxson000000000000000000
Troy Polamalu170507354195419302413600000
Jeff Reed000055000000050000
Jared Retkofsky000021100000011000
Ben Roethlisberger000022000000000200
Orpheus Roye100063333303000000
Gary Russell000096300000053100
Kendall Simmons000010100000000010
Aaron Smith41080604416441635912400000
Anthony Smith000098121201060000
Marvel Smith000000000000000000
Matt Spaeth000021100000001100
Darnell Stapleton000000000000000000
Max Starks000011000000000100
Limas Sweed000022000000010100
Ike Taylor1500065501547159388730000
Lawrence Timmons312716543223522132213980000
Deshea Townsend8000201641642142200000
Hines Ward000011000000000100
Greg Warren000021100000011000
Nate Washington000011000000000100
LaMarr Woodley2171626041194119202114500000
Donovan Woods000042200000022000
Team Totals9084801211017623396433083273162238599302011
Opponents Totals78899420116777938868134937131024710278372020
PENALTIESTotalDeclinedAcceptedYDSYdsNullifiedFD
Mitch Berger2021000
Ryan Clark3034903
Willie Colon13211751300
Bruce Davis10110110
Dennis Dixon101500
Nick Eason101500
James Farrior4133102
Larry Foote101501
Keyaron Fox2021500
Andre Frazier110000
William Gay3121500
Casey Hampton101501
James Harrison3032302
Justin Hartwig20220160
Chris Hoke101201
Santonio Holmes211500
Chris Kemoeatu8264000
Bryant McFadden101501
Sean McHugh1011040
Heath Miller51440-30
Mewelde Moore101300
Willie Parker1011200
Scott Paxson1011000
Jeff Reed2022000
Ben Roethlisberger7073520
Gary Russell1011500
Kendall Simmons211500
Aaron Smith2021000
Anthony Smith30340160
Marvel Smith101500
Darnell Stapleton6242500
Max Starks2022050
Limas Sweed5144090
Ike Taylor4049604
Lawrence Timmons211600
Deshea Townsend3121002
Hines Ward82645100
Nate Washington20225420
LaMarr Woodley5232001
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