They won their next nine games, giving up a grand total of 27 points, and pitching five(!) Explaining an NFL Reserve/Future contract, and what it means. On the arm of Kelly Holcomb, the Browns had jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, and controlled most of this contest. The Browns continued their dominance in the NFL as they appeared in six straight NFL Championship games from 1950 to 1955, winning the NFL title in 1950, 1954, and 1955. September 10, 1989Pittsburgh 0Cleveland 51, October 15, 1989Pittsburgh 17Cleveland 7. Pittsburgh Steelers lead series 77-61-1 SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 77-59-1. But for one week, the Steelers and Browns made the scoreboards spin. Instead Noll’s team loses in the Divisional round 24-23 to the Denver Broncos, who will go on to beat Cleveland in the AFC Title game for the third time in four years. They have also tied 1 time. (It may also be memorable as one of Ben Roethlisberger’s worst games, as Big Ben committed five turnovers.) STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), … A member of the NFL’s 75th anniversary team, he still holds the all-time record for yards per carry, with a ridiculous 5.7 average. LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 38-7 on Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh . (Take that, Lamar Jackson.) They didn’t win either, but when your team is on a 1-31 streak, moral victories often as good as it gets. In this contest, Paul Brown, Otto Graham, and company jumped out to 20-point leads twice, and were never really challenged. It is the only playoff game the Cleveland Browns have played since their reboot in 1999, and had they won, would have been the team’s first road playoff victory since 1969. Amazingly, the Browns were 7-4 when that run started. For his career, the Browns No. Bell finished the game with 96 yards from scrimmage to give him 1,259 on the season, passing Franco Harris (1,235) for the most yards from scrimmage by a rookie in a single-season in team history. 12. That was a pretty good era for Cleveland. This was Cleveland’s home opener on their return to the league after Art Modell had moved the original franchise to Baltimore. Pittsburgh 664-583-22 (.532)Cleveland 531-514-14 (.505) *Includes 47-4-3 record in AAFCCleveland 469-490-11 (.486) *NFL results only, Pittsburgh 502-315-3 (.614)Cleveland 289-419-4 (.407). Cleveland offensive coordinator Bruce Ariens (yup) dialed up a wild game plan, and Holcomb wound up throwing for 429 yards and three touchdowns. The 1999 Steelers are the only NFL team since at least 1940 to concede so many as five safeties in one season. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The following day, Browns head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley would both be fired. The 82.6% win rate against the Browns is the highest by any team against a single opponent (min. On the Steelers' first drive, QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Jerricho Cotchery connected on two straight plays. This is the name of the annual Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State rivalry. All-time Passing Leader: Ben Roethlisberger 5,050/7,838, 60,348 yds, 396 TD . shutouts. Which remaining team are Steelers fans pulling for on Championship Weekend? SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 77-59-1. The Browns had 5 turnovers. RECORD VS. Although the Steelers salary cap situation looks bad going into 2021, there are ways around it depending on what they want to do. Do-everything Steelers quarterback, Joe Geri (who? September 9, 2018 Pittsburgh 21Cleveland 21. RECORD VS. Pittsburgh : Team of the 1970s (1972-79)102-31-1 (.764) overall record14-4 (.778) postseason record 13 Hall of FamersFour Super Bowl Titles. 1 overall pick back in 1999 recorded 64 touchdowns, 67 interceptions, and a 75.1 passer rating. Cleveland : Team of the 1950s (1946-58)137-34-5 (.790) overall record / 85-30-2 (.733) in NFL only9-5 (.645) postseason record / 4-5 (.444) in NFL only9 Hall of Famers.Three NFL Titles, four AAFC Titles. The Steelers have posted a dominating 18-3 record against the Browns since their return to the league in 1999. The Steelers would finish 6-6 (which qualifies as a gigantic success for the floundering franchise). Pittsburgh : 1976 – Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier both exceed 1000 yards.Cleveland : 1985 – Kevin Mack and Ernest Byner both exceed 1000 yards. It is one of the more important games in the Browns-Steelers matchup since 1999. I’ve always thought Belichick, like Richard Nixon, probably keeps an enemies list. In opening weekend, the Browns hand the Steelers their worst loss in team history. We mention this because Roethlisberger and the Steelers eked out a 21-18 Week 1 win at FirstEnergy Stadium, which now means Roethlisberger -- who, we reiterate, plays for the Steelers -- … Couch ended up with the Browns for five seasons, and then was out of the league before his 27th birthday. He’ll be fired the next year after his Browns collapse to 5-11 (0-2 against the Steelers). Score, Pittsburgh Offense........289 (28th).......206 (27th)........83 (27th).......21.5 (19th)Cleveland Defense.......356 (17th).......221 (7th)........135 (27th).......24.6 (21st), Cleveland Offense........348 (19th).........225 (18th).....124 (13th).......19.0 (26th)Pittsburgh Defense........332 (12th)........227 (12th)....105 (17th).......20.1 (10th), Pittsburgh : +13 (2nd)Cleveland : -8 (28th), Pittsburgh : 82.8 (6th)Cleveland : 99.4 (22nd), Pittsburgh : 4 (4th)Cleveland : 8 (16th), Pittsburgh : 11 (1st)Cleveland : 25 (20th), Pittsburgh : 3.5 (28th)Cleveland : 5.2 (2nd), Pittsburgh : 3.9 (7th)Cleveland : 4.9 (28th), Joe Haden (Browns 2010-16, 1st Rd, 7 overall / signed by Steelers as free agent 2017). Seasons: 88 (1933 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 643-556-21 Playoff Record: 36-26 Super Bowls Won: 6 (8 Appearances) Championships Won *: 6 . Haden hasn’t had the same success in Pittsburgh, but he has absolutely held down the CB1 position for the three years he’s been in town. 15 att.) LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 38-7 on Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh. In that contest, Rudolph, a freshman, led a frantic 14 point comeback in the final five minutes to win in overtime. If Ben Roethlisberger decides to hang up his cleats, the Steelers should attempt to trade TJ Watt to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson. Sep. 19 at Baltimore Ravens: PSInet Stadium: 1:00 p.m. CBS: W 23–20 2–0 3 Sun. The 1999 Cleveland Browns season was the Browns 51st season overall and 47th in the NFL. With the win, the Steelers recorded at least eight victories for the 10th straight regular season. The day after the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill, the Steelers hosted the Cleveland Browns and won a game that wasn’t this close. First, Roethlisberger and Cotchery converted a third-and-10 with a 12-yard pass, and on the very next play, Roethlisberger threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Cotchery. K Shaun Suisham made a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter to give Pittsburgh a 20-0 lead. It marked the return of professional football to the city of Cleveland, Ohio for the first time since the 1995 season, when the franchise was temporarily deactivated following the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy, which ultimately established the Baltimore Ravens. The Browns were uneven though, highlighted by Kevin Johnson’s four catches for 140 yards (on 12 targets, though), versus William Green’s 25 rushes for only 30 yards. In a galling follow-up, the NFL itself sold photos of Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi on their own merch website. With a win Sunday, the Browns will have gone undefeated against the Steelers for an entire season for the first time since returning in 1999. Quarterbacks, explosiveness headline championship clashes, Vance McDonald anunció su retiro despues de 8 temporadas en la NFL, 4 con los SteelersÂ, Vance McDonald retired after eight seasons in the NFL, four with the Steelers, Vance McDonald released a statement on Friday morning, © 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers. The previous season low in yardage was against the Jets a month before with 216. Cleveland is the worst team in the NFL this millennium. WR Antonio Brown finished with game-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (87). This is the Steelers' record against the Browns since Cleveland returned to the NFL in 1999. Advertisement. It marked Cotchery's team-leading 10th receiving touchdown of the season. A complete breakdown of Steelers vs. Browns. SPREAD - Steelers 9-6; Browns 6-9. Offseason NFL draft ... Record 1 Sun. Share this article 286 shares share tweet text email link Allison Koehler. Browns vs. Steelers: Week 1 start time, ... since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Browns are 6-31 against Pittsburgh, a streak that includes 21 losses in their last 24 meetings. The Browns had -3 yards of passing offense mostly because Buffalo recorded 7 sacks. Bill Cowher played for Cleveland 1980-82 under Sam Rutigliano, and coached for the Browns (as secondary coach and defensive coordinator) 1985-88 under Marty Schottenheimer. Pittsburgh 212-115-2 (.648)Cleveland 93-210-1 (.306). Pittsburgh Steelers Franchise Encyclopedia. LAST WEEK - Steelers beat Colts 28-24; Browns lost to Jets 23-16 . Late in the second quarter, RB Le'Veon Bellscored on a five-yard run to give the Steelers a 14-0 advantage. SPREAD - Steelers 9-6; Browns 6-9. Podcast: Don’t fret over the Haskins signing, Steelers fans. One could be forgiven for thinking the NFL had decided to cripple the Steelers by hook or by crook. follow June 17, 2020 11:14 pm. Cleveland led 33-21 with only 3:06 left in the game, when Steeler Tommy Maddox (the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year for 2002) hit Hines Ward (11 catches on the day) for a five yard score. Harrison, always known as a bully (see also: “Deebo”) nonetheless did not have a reputation as a dirty player coming into this week. Suisham finished the season 30-of-32 on field goals, which are the third-most made field goals in a single-season in franchise history. The Steelers are 35-7-1 against the Brown since the 1999 season. In the NFL’s 100th season, a look at the Steelers and Browns, now and through history. … Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak against Cleveland is tied as the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL, third best between divisional opponents. October 28, 2018Pittsburgh 33Cleveland 18. AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. After beating the Houston Oilers in the House of Pain (the nail in Jerry Glanville’s coffin) during the Wildcard round, the Steelers nearly get a rubber match in Cleveland for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, this game didn’t amount to much because Steelers lost next week to the Tennessee Titans, when Dewayne Washington was flagged for roughing the kicker in overtime, giving Tennessee a short kick and victory. Both of these games were the home stretch of seasons that ended with the Steelers winning the Super Bowl. SPREAD - Steelers 9-6; Browns 6-9. ), led the team in passing (9-18, 122yds, 1TD, 1INT), rushing (23 carries, 145 yards), and kicked a field goal and both PATs. The Steelers are the winningest team in the NFL since 1970. in the regular season. After the contest, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (responding to PR pressure after Rutgers player Eric LaGrand was paralyzed on the field) made a no-warning example of Harrison, fining the linebacker an unprecedented $75,000 for the two hits, neither of which were flagged in-game. 29, 2013Heinz Field (56,361). This was perhaps the greatest defense in NFL history; Dan Rooney always said it was the best Steeler team. October 17, 2010Pittsburgh 28Cleveland 10. Pittsburgh : 1w (or 7-0-1, depending on how you quantify that tie), Pittsburgh : 12 games (2003-09)Cleveland : 8 games (1950-53), October 7, 1950Pittsburgh 17Cleveland 30. A case study in the “every game counts” theory, this tie probably cost the Steelers a playoff berth in 2018. I include it here because this is the week James Harrison obliterated both Mohamed Massaquoi and his former college teammate, Josh Cribbs, with then-legal sledgehammer hits. The Steelers have defeated the Browns in each of the previous two Week One match-ups: Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7Dec. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. A blowout win on the way to their third Super Bowl berth in five years, this game barely registers in Steelers history. Up and down all year, the young Steelers wind up (somehow) in the playoffs. Steelers complete a three-game sweep of Bill Belichick’s Browns by beating them in the playoffs, ending their most successful season on his watch. By … The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing a lot of players to Reserve/Future contracts. RECORD VS. His FG percentage of 93.8 was a franchise best (min. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: A Complete History of the Rivalry, There could be a Watt Family Reunion this season, in Houston. Motley was one of the first African-American players to re-integrate professional football after years of unofficial segregation – and he was one of the great running backs of all time. It’s possible some members on this list my not be in black and gold in 2021. Dawson went on to the Hall of Fame after starting two of the first four Super Bowls with the Kansas City Chiefs. Meanwhile, the aforementioned duo of 1000 yard rushers, Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier (only the second teammates ever to go over the mark), had their historic season in 76, allowing rookie Mike Kruczek to win out without throwing a single touchdown pass. ClevelandBud Carson (Cleveland Head Coach 1989-90) served as Defensive Coordinator for Steelers 1972-77 under Chuck Noll (Carson was defensive coordinator for five years and helped build the Steel Curtain; in his first game as Browns head coach in 1989, he handed Noll and Steelers their worst loss in franchise history). Mayfield’s Sooners won 2015-17. After forcing a punt in the final minutes, Maddox brought the Steelers back down again, hitting Ward and Plaxico Burress downfield twice each and leading to Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala’s game winning touchdown with 54 seconds left. Against Cleveland, the Steelers’ didn’t just lose the game; the Browns otherwise-unremarkable DE Turkey Jones famously pile drove Terry Bradshaw into the turf after the whistle had blown, knocking the quarterback unconscious, and taking him off the field for two months. This was also the year that defenders realized they could tee-off on Big Ben with little repercussions, again for PR reasons (following Roethlisberger’s suspension), and that Hines Ward’s crackback blocks began to be criminalized. They began with a blowout loss to their bitter rival, the Oakland Raiders, and fell to 1-4 with this loss to the Browns. October 10, 1976 Pittsburgh 16Cleveland 18. SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 77-59-1. During that time the Steelers were among the NFL's worst teams. Opening week last season, this is the only tie ever between these two teams. For the first time since 2002, the Browns have a chance to sweep the Bengals in the Battle of Ohio and are currently 5-0 vs. "animal" teams this season. All-time Receiving Leader: Hines Ward 1,000 rec, 12,083 yds, 85 TD 6, Browns No. January 5, 2003 (AFC Wild Card Game)Pittsburgh 36*OTCleveland 33. He came out of retirement in 1955, but the Browns traded him to Pittsburgh, where he played linebacker for seven games, and then retired for good. I’ll bet he hates the Steelers for life for this one. September 12, 1999Pittsburgh 43Cleveland 0. STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (32), PASS (16). OPENING LINE - Browns by 10. This is probably my all-time favorite Steelers squad ever. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: A Complete History of the Rivalry In the NFL’s 100th season, a look at the Steelers and Browns, now and through history. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. He was a free agent for about 10 minutes before the Steelers snapped him up and cut previous starter Ross Cockrell. Then (in the coaching job of his life) Chuck Noll turns around this Bad News Bears squad, and they beat the powerhouse Browns in Cleveland in week 6. They would finish the 1950 season 10-2, and win the NFL championship. Pittsburgh is 15-5-1 in Cleveland since the Browns returned in 1999. The Steelers enter the game with their first 4-0 record since 1979, but those wins have come against opponents with a current combined record of … We explain what that means... 6 Steelers whose cap savings highly outweighs their dead money if released in 2021. Pittsburgh is 36-7-1 against Cleveland since 1999. pass from Ccampbell (Cundiff kick), 9/26/1959 Pittsburgh 17, Cleveland 7 – at Pittsburgh, 9/10/1989 Cleveland 51, Pittsburgh 0 – at Pittsburgh, 9/9/1990 Cleveland 13, Pittsburgh 3 – at Cleveland, 9/12/1999 Pittsburgh 43, Cleveland 0 – at Cleveland, 9/9/2007 Pittsburgh 34, Cleveland 7 – at Cleveland. It may go down as a coming out party for T.J. Watt, who recorded three sacks and blocked a kick. Brown became the first player in NFL history to record at least five receptions and 50 receiving yards in all 16 regular-season contests. The Steelers have won 22 of the last 27 meetings with the Browns and are currently on a two game win-streak. LAST WEEK - Steelers … PittsburghChuck Noll played for Browns 1953-59 under Paul Brown (Brown called him “The Professor” because, “Chuck Noll is never wrong”). Possible replacements for Vance McDonald’s tight end spot, The Steelers will be in desperate need of some reinforcements at the tight end position following McDonald’s retirement, The Steelers have options for managing the 2021 salary cap, they just have decisions to make. He had 81 yards on the ground. For the Steelers, this game represented the biggest playoff comeback in team history, as the team trailed by as much as 17 early in the second half. Saturday Night Steelers Open Thread: Duds, Defense, and Dogs, Matthew Wright signs a Reserve/Future contract with the Detroit Lions. The two teams have met each other 139 times (including 3 postseason games), with the Cleveland Browns winning 61 games and the Pittsburgh Steelers winning 77 games. Antonio Brown and James Conner each scored two touchdowns, and Joe Haden recorded his only interception against the team that drafted him – picking off Baker Mayfield in the second quarter. After leading the AAFC and NFL in rushing and winning a handful of world championships, Motley retired in 1954. That gives the team a 3-29 record since the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2014. The Browns claimed a wildcard spot in the playoffs with a 24-22 victory on Sunday, improving their meager record vs. Pittsburgh since re-entering the NFL in 1999 to 8-35. K Shaun Suisham made a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter to give Pittsburgh a 20-0 lead. The Cleveland Browns take their 4-1 record over to Pittsburgh to face the 4-0 Steelers Sunday afternoon. All Rights Reserved. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Sep. 12 at Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns Stadium: 8:20 p.m. ESPN: W 43–0 1–0 2 Sun. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. In the aftermath, the Steelers defense held a players-only meeting, and came out the following week maniacally focused. Steelers vs. Browns: A rivalrous history . * The phenomenon of two teammates both rushing for 1000 yards in the same season has only happened six times in NFL history. Browns had just entered the league, after winning all four AAFC crowns. Green’s inability to run out the clock would probably doom the Browns in this one. One of the other players singled out that day (Brandon Meriweather) had a much more legit claim to be the face of dirty play, but somehow (probably because he was a better player) James Harrison wore the albatross. LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 38-7 on Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh . Dating back to 1950, the Browns have played the Steelers 137 times and their record is 77-59-1. Geri wound up a first-team All Pro and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of him. The Browns and Steelers first met in 1950, the Browns' first NFL season after dominating the All-America Football Conference. Welcome back. Oh, also, the Browns would defeat this team again in two weeks, 45-7. So every week for the rest of the year, I’ll post a retrospective preview, considering the two teams and setting up for the upcoming game. It may have signaled the rough year ahead for Chris Boswell, who missed a potential game-winning field goal late. Classy, low-key, and a reliable locker room leader, he is undoubtedly the best Steeler cornerback since Ike Taylor. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), Whitaker 35-yd. The two teams will meet for the sixth time on Kickoff Weekend in a regular season series history that dates back to 1950. Opponent. In 1976, the two-time defending champion Steelers opened with their eyes closed. 8. Neither are important in and of themselves, but there’s a lesson in here: keep an eye out if the Steelers shut out the Browns in December. With all the NFL 100th Season lists, I’ve been thinking about the histories of various Steeler rivalries. Cotchery 9-yd. But I think what most people remember is that, after an 0-16 season in 2017, the Cleveland Browns didn’t lose. Longest Current Home Winning Streaks vs. December 28, 2008Pittsburgh 31Cleveland 0, December 24, 2005Pittsburgh 41Cleveland 0. LAST WEEK - Steelers … Their loss to the Packers in Super Bowl 45 was tragic (to my thinking) partially just because I thought the Steelers deserved the retribution against Goodell and the morality police. Mayfield had lost his eligibility that season, and didn’t play that day. The Browns are 27th in wins, and 31st in winning percentage. The Browns ran 39 plays for a total of 26 yards of offense, 14 lower then their 41-0 loss on opening night of 1999 to the Steelers, Buffalo ran 72 plays including 215 yards rushing. The Steelers are the #2 team in the NFL this millennium. Pittsburgh holds a 77-59-1 advantage in the series overall and a 28-38-1 record on the road. Since their return to the NFL in 1999, the Browns have faced the Steelers 44 times. The Steelers, who drafted Dawson in 1957, cut him in 1959; the Browns who acquired him in 1960, cut him in 1961. Through these years, Mason Rudolph led OSU, Baker Mayfield quarterbacked OU. Rudolph’s Cowboys won in 2014. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Marion Motley (Browns 1946-53 / traded to Pittsburgh in 1955 after a brief retirement, for someone named Ed Modzelewski). Get team statistics for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns football game. Pittsburgh : James Harrison body-slams drunken imbecile at Browns 35 yards line, 2004Cleveland : Myles Garrett gets punched in the face by angry moron in downtown traffic, 2019, Pittsburgh : Cutting Johnny Unitas (1955), Passing on Dan Marino (1983) Also considered: trading away Earl Morrall (1958) and cutting Jack Kemp (1957), Cleveland : Passing on Ben Roethlisberger (2004), Drafting Johnny Manziel (2014)Also considered: drafting Brandon Weeden (2012) and drafting Brady Quinn (2007). Haden was a two-time Pro Bowler in Cleveland and a second-team All Pro in 2013, before the Browns shockingly cut him on the eve of the 2017 season. 1999 Cleveland Browns Statistics & Players: 2-14 (6th in AFC Central), Coach: Chris Palmer … After clinching the AFC North and snapping a three-game slide last week with a win over Indianapolis, the Steelers are resting QB Ben Roethlisberger, who is 23-2-1 in his career against the Browns. It may also represent the complicated blessing that is James Conner, who was pressed into duty when LeVeon Bell surprisingly declined to report and sign his franchise tag, exploding for 192 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns, but also lost a late fumble, and immediately stopped running with an edge, as the Steelers failed to put this game away. I am surprised to note that this is most consequential game in a storied rivalry. Pittsburgh : 2001-11128-57-1 (.750) overall record12-5 (.667) postseason recordFive AFC championship appearancesThree AFC titlesTwo Super Bowl championships Could have been considered “team of the decade” if not for New England Patriots, Cleveland : 1963-69 69-27-2 (.741) overall record3-4 (.429) postseason recordFive division titlesFour NFL championship game appearancesOne NFL championshipCould have been considered “team of the decade” if not for Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh : 1933-71 173-284-19 (.371)One* playoff appearance (a non-scheduled tie-breaker game, which they lost 21-0)Zero playoff winsSeven winning seasons in 38 years Low Point: 3-24-1 (.109) over 1968-69, Cleveland : 1999-present 95-224-1 (.297)One playoff appearance (a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002)Zero playoff winsTwo winnings seasons in 19 years Low Point: 1-31 (.032) over 2016-17. A Lombardi may follow. January 7, 1995 (AFC Divisional Playoffs)Pittsburgh 29Cleveland 9. Suisham finished the season 30-of-32 on field goals, which are the third-most made field goals in a single-season in franchise history. Pittsburgh ended its 2013 campaign with three straight wins, including a 20-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the season finale at Heinz Field. All-time Rushing Leader: Franco Harris 2,881 att, 11,950 yds, 91 TD . View the 1999 Cleveland Browns schedule, results and scores for regular season, preseason and postseason NFL games. Cleveland RB Fozzy Whittaker scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass from QB Jason Campbell late in the contest to prevent the Pittsburgh shutout. The 1999 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise’s 67th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.. For the second consecutive season the Steelers failed to make the playoffs after starting off the season by winning 5 of their first 8 games. 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