The 1989 Steelers inspired like no other non-Super Bowl Steelers team. The pundits never gave this group a chance, while true fans always knew in their gut that this team had something special.
True to form the 1989 Steelers flirted with oblivion and teased championship greatness – all in one season.
Steel Curtain Rising paid homage to those men last season, chronicling their efforts week in and week out, allowing readers to discover or relive one Steelers Nation's less frequently told stories.
Steel Curtain Rising now brings you entire 1989 Pittsburgh Steelers series on one page.
Each link below takes you to a story on the 1989 Steelers, starting with the Steelers 1989 draft and running all the way through the St. Valentine’s day disaster – aka Chuck Noll’s hire of Joe Walton in February 1990.
At anytime you can click on the 1989 Steelers tag to access all of the stories at once.*
The 1989 Pittsburgh Steelers at a Glance:
Gems Amidst the Fools Gold: The 1989 Steelers Draft
Latrobe 1989: Prelude to the Emperor’s Last Hurrah
Why Remember the 1989 Steelers?
Browns Pulverize ’89 Steelers 51-0 on Opening Day
Bengals Trash ’89 Steelers in 41-10
Vultures Circle Three Rivers as Steelers Start 1989 Season 92-10
1989 Steelers Shock Vikings, NFL, 27-14
Barry Who? ’89 Steelers Shut Down Rookie Barry Sanders in 23-3 Victory at Detroit
So Close, Yet So Far: ’89 Steelers Tease Upset then Fall to James Brooks and the Bengals
Revenge is Best Served Brown! Steelers Grab First Win at Cleveland since 1981
Bristerless Steelers Blanked in the House of Pain, 27-0
Dramatic Goal Line Stand Seals ’89 Steelers Victory over Kansas City
Broncos Bounce Steelers 34-7 in Mile High
1989 Steelers Shut Out for the Third Time by Bears, Appear Done for Year
’89 Steelers Surge to the Playoffs Begins: Special Teams Spark Victory over San Diego
Splish, Splash, ’89 Steelers Give Miami a Bath
Pete Axehelm’s Video Tribute to the AFC Central
Oilers Get 4th Time Out, Sweep Steelers in Regular Season
Steelers Shut Out Jets – The NFL Discovers Greg Lloyd
Patriots are Road Kill on the ’89 Steelers Surge Toward Playoffs
1989 Steelers Defeat Tampa Bay Finish 9-7, Make Playoffs!
Steelers Shock the World, Upset Houston Oilers in the House of Pain
Merril Hoge Shines, But the Steelers Fall Short in Denver, 24-23
The St. Valentine’s Day Disaster: Chuck Noll Hires Joe Walton
* The Steelers 1989 Season tag displays all stories in the series, with the most recently published on top, so you’ll need scroll around.
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