10 NFL records held by seven Pittsburgh Steelers

Running back Franco Harris #32 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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Chris Boswell #9 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Most Field Goals in a Single Playoff Game – 6

The Steelers have always had good placekickers over the years. Matt Bahr, Gary Aderson, and Norm Johnson. Chris Boswell certainly belongs on that list as well. Perhaps not the most reliable placekicker in Steeler history, but he has still managed to win several games at the last second for the Steelers in his career.

On January 15, 2017, Boswell not only won the game for the Steelers, but he also managed to make the record books. Chris Boswell set this record in the 2016 Divisional round playoff game against the  Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers, despite 31 passes and 224 passing yards and another 171 rushing yards,  failed to score a single touchdown in the entire game. They had to rely on Boswell’s leg for the victory. He kicked his sixth and game-winning field goal with 9:49 remaining in the fourth quarter, as the Steeler defense foiled a Kansas City two-point conversion attempt to tie the game with 2:43 remaining in the game.

While six field goals are not by far the most ever kicked in a regulation game, that belongs to Rob Bironas, who set the regular-season record with 8 in 2007. No Steeler kicker has ever kicked more than six field goals in the regular season, it has happened four times by Gary Anderson, Jeff Reed, and twice by Chris Boswell. Playoffs are a different matter. To date, no one else has ever kicked more than five in a playoff game leaving  11  placekickers tied in second with five playoff field goals in a single playoff game.