The Steelers have won six Super Bowls, but none since 2008. Is the Super Bowl window open or closed?
The Steelers last Super Bowl victory was after the 2008 regular season. Eleven years and counting is an eternity for fans who remember the glory days of the 1970s when we won four Super Bowls over a span of six seasons.
I think the Steelers Super Bowl drought begs this question: “Is the Super Bowl window open or closed?” The answer to that question may not be as simple as you would think. If you are an optimist, you would answer the question in the affirmative. If you are a pessimist, you would answer the question in the negative.
Regardless of your viewpoint, I think we can acknowledge this: Without our franchise QB, the 2019 season was a lost season. Once Ben Roethlisberger went down for the count, so to speak, I knew it was going to take a herculean effort for us to be part of the playoff mix.
As it turned out, despite finishing the season with the 30th ranked offense, according to NFL.com, the Steelers still had a ‘fighters’ chance to make the playoffs. Obviously, that did not come to fruition, but the fact that we were in the conversation until the end is a testament to how well the Steelers defense played.
The ‘D’ finished the 2019 season ranked 5th in average yards per game. Had ‘Big Ben’ stayed healthy and assuming the defense played as well as they did without him, would the Steelers have won the AFC North? Would the Steelers have advanced to the AFC Championship game? Would the Steelers have won the Super Bowl?
No one can answer the above questions, but let’s try to answer the question as to whether or not the Steelers Super Bowl window is open.