Falcons-Steelers Series History

Hi, this is a first of sixteen (counting the division foes twice) of Falcons series history against the teams on their 2010 schedule.

The Steelers hold an 11-2-1 lead in the series going back to 1966, when the Steelers won the first ever meeting, 57-33 in Atlanta.

Since then, it's been pretty ugly. A few blow outs and a few close calls. I'm not going to list all the games, because there's no need to.

The Falcons have never won in Pittsburgh, the closest they've come to winning is the 34-34 tie in 2002, when Michael Vick (remember him?) led the team back from a 34-17 deficit late to tie, but missed opportunities by both teams, and an almost miracle play by then QB Tommy Maddox would of won the game for the Steelers, but the WR whose name I can't recall, caught the bal short of the goal line as time ran out. The Falcons treated it as a victory, while the Steelers treated it as a loss. Over 1,000 yards of offense in the game.

The last time these two met was in 2006, and again, Michael Vick led the team back from another double digit deficit to force OT. Taking advantage of Steeler miscues, the Falcons were able to overcome a furious and exciting fourth quarter, and win the game in OT by a Morten Andersen FG, 41-38. Things don't last forever, and hopefully that this Sunday, the Falcons will end another dubious streak by finally winning a game in Pittsburgh.

Next week, the Cardinals.

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