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2000 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Bill Cowher
Home field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 9-7
Place 3rd in AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers OLB Jason Gildon
AP All-Pros none
Team MVP Jerome Bettis
Team ROY Dan Kreider
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1999 2001

The 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers season began with the team trying to improve on their 6-10 record from 1999 in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs. While Pittsburgh did improve to 9-7 and had their first winning season since 1997, it was not enough for the team to qualify for the playoffs. This season also marked the Steelers' last season at Three Rivers Stadium.

Contents

Regular season

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday September 3 Baltimore Ravens Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM CBS L 16-0 0-1
2 Sunday September 10 Bye
3 Sunday September 17 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium 1:00 PM CBS L 23-20 0-2
4 Sunday September 24 Tennessee Titans Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM CBS L 23-20 0-3
5 Sunday October 1 Jacksonville Jaguars Alltel Stadium 1:00 PM CBS W 24-13 1-3
6 Sunday October 8 New York Jets Giants Stadium 1:00 PM CBS W 20-3 2-3
7 Sunday October 15 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM CBS W 15-0 3-3
8 Sunday October 22 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 4:05 PM CBS W 22-0 4-3
9 Sunday October 29 Baltimore Ravens PSInet Stadium 1:00 PM CBS W 9-6 5-3
10 Sunday November 5 Tennessee Titans Adelphia Coliseum 1:00 PM CBS L 9-7 5-4
11 Sunday November 12 Philadelphia Eagles Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM FOX L 26-23 (OT) 5-5
12 Sunday November 19 Jacksonville Jaguars Three Rivers Stadium 8:30 PM ESPN L 34-24 5-6
13 Sunday November 26 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium 1:00 PM CBS W 48-28 6-6
14 Sunday December 3 Oakland Raiders Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM CBS W 21-20 7-6
15 Sunday December 10 New York Giants Giants Stadium 1:00 PM CBS L 30-10 7-7
16 Saturday December 16 Washington Redskins Three Rivers Stadium 12:30 PM FOX W 24-3 8-7
17 Sunday December 24 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 4:05 PM CBS W 34-21 9-7

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 3, 2000): vs. Baltimore Ravens

1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 10 3 3 0 16
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 77°F (Mostly Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 55,049
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 2 (Sunday September 10, 2000): Bye Week

Week 3 (Sunday September 17, 2000): at Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 10 0 20
Browns 14 0 3 6 23

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 73,018
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Gus Johnson (play by play), Brent Jones (color commentator)

Week 4 (Sunday September 24, 2000): vs. Tennessee Titans

1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 10 0 3 10 23
Steelers 3 3 0 14 20

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 60°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 51,769
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 5 (Sunday October 1, 2000): at Jacksonville Jaguars

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 10 7 0 24
Jaguars 3 3 0 7 13

at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 64,351
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Don Criqui (play by play), Steve Tasker (color commentator)

Steelers get first ever win in Jacksonville.

During the game, rookie WR Plaxico Burress caught a third down pass and went down without being touched. He spiked the football to celebrate, but since he was never touched down, the ball became live and the Jaguars recovered the fumble.

Week 6 (Sunday October 8, 2000): at New York Jets

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 0 10 20
Jets 0 3 0 0 3

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 78,441
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Kevin Harlan (play by play), Randy Cross (color commentator)

Week 7 (Sunday October 15, 2000): vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 7 3 3 2 15

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 59°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 54,238
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Gus Johnson (play by play), Brent Jones (color commentator)

Week 8 (Sunday October 22, 2000): vs. Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 3 10 3 6 22

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 4:05 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 70°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 57,659
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 9 (Sunday October 29, 2000): at Baltimore Ravens

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 9 0 9
Ravens 0 6 0 0 6

at PSINet Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 69,405
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Ian Eagle (play by play), Mark May (color commentator)

Week 10 (Sunday November 5, 2000): at Tennessee Titans

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Titans 0 3 0 6 9

at Adelphia Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 68,498
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Don Criqui (play by play), Steve Tasker (color commentator)

Week 11 (Sunday November 12, 2000): vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Eagles 3 7 3 10 3 26
Steelers 0 6 7 10 0 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 42°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 56,702
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (FOX) Kenny Albert (play by play), Tim Green (color commentator)

Week 12 (Sunday November 19, 2000): vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 17 17 0 34
Steelers 7 3 0 14 24

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Week 13 (Sunday November 26, 2000): at Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 10 21 3 48
Bengals 7 7 7 7 28

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 63,925
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Bill Macatee (play by play), Charles Mann (color commentator)

Week 14 (Sunday December 3, 2000): vs. Oakland Raiders

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 17 0 3 20
Steelers 7 0 7 7 21

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 31°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 54,881
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Kevin Harlan (play by play), Daryl Johnston (color commentator)

Week 15 (Sunday December 10, 2000): at New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 7 10
Giants 3 10 7 10 30

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 78,164
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Greg Gumbel (play by play), Phil Simms (color commentator)

Week 16 (Saturday December 16, 2000): vs. Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 0 0 0 3
Steelers 0 17 0 7 24

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: 39°F (Rain)
  • Game attendance: 58,183
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (FOX) Dick Stockton (play by play), Matt Millen (color commentator)

This was the last game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Week 17 (Sunday December 24, 2000): at San Diego Chargers

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 17 0 10 34
Chargers 14 0 7 0 21

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Game time: 4:05 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,809
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Gus Johnson (play by play), Brent Jones (color commentator)

Roster

2000 Pittsburgh Steelers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Standings

AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Tennessee Titans 13 3 0 .813 346 191
Baltimore Ravens 12 4 0 .750 333 165
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 321 255
Jacksonville Jaguars 7 9 0 .438 367 327
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 185 359
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 161 419

References

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Cleveland Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
Tennessee
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