First known as the Pirates, this NFL team changed their nickname in 1940 to become the Pittsburgh Steelers. Competing in the Northern Division of the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers struggled for their first 40 years but transformed themselves with monumental victories in the 1970s. In one of the most famous streaks in all of sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the NFL for a decade. The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the playoffs 8 consecutive seasons and won 4 Super Bowl championships in 6 years. The Pittsburgh Steelers then added a record-tying fifth Super Bowl crown in the 2005 season.
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