10 greatest single-season performances in Pittsburgh Steelers history

Pittsburgh Steelers, Rod Woodson
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4. Rod Woodson, 1993

Rod Woodson didn't have the Super Bowl win with the Steelers as the best part of his NFL career took place in the '90s, but in terms of personal accolades, stats, and longevity, he's one of the best defensive backs to ever play the game.

Woodson's Steelers career was so good that there are a number of seasons we could choose from when considering the best single seasons in franchise history. In 1990 and 1994, Woodson earned an Approximate Value of 20 --tying the best mark ever by a Steelers player in a single season. However, I decided to go with his 1993 season.

While Pittsburgh was just an average team this year, Woodson was arguably the best player in the NFL. In addition to earning Defensive Player of the Year honors in '93, the All-Pro cornerback recorded 95 tackles and 8 interceptions which he returned for 138 yards and a touchdown.

Woodson was a force to be reckoned with, and opposing quarterbacks should have known better than to look his way. The Hall of Fame cornerback would be the DPOY runner-up the following year in 1994.