The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the regular season with a 11-5 record. They went 7-1 at home and 4-4 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers went 12-6. Their final game was a loss in the Conference Championship to the Denver Broncos.
The 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers played in the Central Division of the American Football Conference.
During the regular season, the 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers went 6-2 against their AFC Central opponents.
The Steelers won the AFC Central in the 1997 season with a 11-5 record. The Jaguars finished with the same record but lost on a tiebreaker. The Oilers finished 3 games back with a 8-8 record. The Bengals finished 4 games back with a 7-9 record. The Ravens finished 4.5 games back with a 6-9-1 record.
|Opponent||Record||Win Percentage %||Point Differential|
Among qualifying months, the 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers had their best month in October, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was November, when they went 3-2 and had a 60% win percentage.
|Month||Record||Win Percentage %||Point Differential|
Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers made the Playoffs in 1997. They won their first game against the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round. They eventually lost against the Denver Broncos in the Conference Championship.
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the regular season with a point differential of +65. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Steelers could have been expected to have about 9.8 wins, or a 10-6 record in the regular season.
In close, one-score games, the 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers went 6-2. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Steelers went 5-2.
During the regular season, the 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers went 3-0 in overtime games.
The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers was a 5 game winning streak.
The longest losing streak that the Pittsburgh Steelers had during the 1997 regular season was 1 game, which occured 5 separate times.
= Playoff Team
Bold = Division Opponent
|1||Sun, Aug 31, 1997||vs Dallas Cowboys||Loss 7 - 37|
|2||Sun, Sep 7, 1997||vs Washington Redskins||Win 14 - 13|
|4||Mon, Sep 22, 1997||@ Jacksonville Jaguars||Loss 21 - 30|
|5||Sun, Sep 28, 1997||vs Tennessee Oilers||Win 37 - 24|
|6||Sun, Oct 5, 1997||@ Baltimore Ravens||Win 42 - 34|
|7||Sun, Oct 12, 1997||vs Indianapolis Colts||Win 24 - 22|
|8||Sun, Oct 19, 1997||@ Cincinnati Bengals||Win 26 - 10|
|9||Sun, Oct 26, 1997||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||Win 23 - 17||OT|
|10||Mon, Nov 3, 1997||@ Kansas City Chiefs||Loss 10 - 13|
|11||Sun, Nov 9, 1997||vs Baltimore Ravens||Win 37 - 0|
|12||Sun, Nov 16, 1997||vs Cincinnati Bengals||Win 20 - 3|
|13||Sun, Nov 23, 1997||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 20 - 23|
|14||Sun, Nov 30, 1997||@ Arizona Cardinals||Win 26 - 20||OT|
|15||Sun, Dec 7, 1997||vs Denver Broncos||Win 35 - 24|
|16||Sat, Dec 13, 1997||@ New England Patriots||Win 24 - 21||OT|
|17||Sun, Dec 21, 1997||@ Tennessee Oilers||Loss 6 - 16|
|Div Divisional Round||Sat, Jan 3, 1998||vs New England Patriots||Win 7 - 6|
|CC Conference Championship||Sun, Jan 11, 1998||vs Denver Broncos||Loss 21 - 24|