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Some of the Steelers' worst losses

The Steelers' loss to the Broncos in the playoffs still is fresh in my head, even though in was way back in wild-card weekend.

Also notable from that loss was a comment made by Hines Ward after the Steelers' surprising loss 29-23 loss:
"This will stick with (us) a lot as one of the worst games we ever lost."
Yeah, that was a tough loss to take, but I'm not sure it cracks this list:
  • Steelers lose 24-7 to the Raiders in the 1976 AFC Championship Game. The Raiders beat a Steelers team without Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier. This was probably the best Steelers team of all time and the injuries prevented the Steelers from winning three straight Super Bowls.
  • Steelers lose to Cowboys 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX. Neil O'Donnell makes Larry Brown the Super Bowl MVP. 
  • Steelers lose to Patriots 24-21 in AFC Championship Game in January 2002. Troy Brown returns a punt for a TD.
  • Steelers lose to Chargers 17-13 in AFC Championship Game in 1995. Ugly loss to a team the Steelers should have beaten. Game-winning drive stopped 3 yards short.
  • Steelers lose to Patriots 41-27 in AFC Championship Game in January 2005. That's the year the Steelers went 15-1.
  • Steelers lose to Packers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. Remember Rashard Mendenhall's fumble?
  • Steelers lose to Broncos 24-21 in AFC Championship Game in January 1998. Kordell Stewart comes up with some key turnovers.
  • Steelers lose to Titans 34-31 in playoffs. The infamous roughing the kicker call gave the Titans another shot to win the game.
  • Steelers lose to Jags 31-29 in playoffs. The Steelers rallied, only to lose at the end.
  • Steelers lose 23-20 to the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 7. The loss essentially put the Steelers in wild-card weekend and that matchup against the Broncos.
  • Steelers lose to Raiders 27-24 in 2009. That was the game with the Raiders' big fourth-quarter comeback.
  • Steelers lose to Texans 24-6. This was the game the Steelers piled up a thousand yards of offense (it was actually around 400) to the Texans total of under 100. Somehow, the Steelers lost.
What losses stick out in your mind?


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