By The Numbers: It's playoff time

The Steelers have a rich postseason history and it continues today when they take on the Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game. Here is a look at some numbers that tell a little bit of that postseason history story.


The Steelers have earned 28 postseason berths since the 1970 NFL merger, the most by any franchise in the National Football League.


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leads the Steelers with the most postseason experience, having played in 15 postseason games during his career.


The Steelers and Bengals have met only once in the postseason, a 33-17 Steelers win in the AFC Wild Card round on Jan. 8, 2006. The Steelers went into the game as the No. 6 seed and it was the first win on the road to being Super Bowl XL champions.


During their history the Steelers have played in 56 postseason games, including eight Super Bowls.


Linebacker William Gay and tight end Ben Roethlisberger both have extensive postseason experience as well, playing in 13 postseason games. Harrison played one of his postseason games during his short stint with the Cincinnati Bengals.


Saturday will be a first for 15 players who have zero experience playing in the postseason, including the team's specialists, kicker Chris Boswell and punter Jordan Berry.


Roethlisberger leads all Steelers quarterbacks with 279 completions in the postseason in his career. He surpassed Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, who had 261 completions, during the playoffs last year.


Miller ranks fifth in Steelers history with 573 receiving yards in postseason play. Hines Ward leads all receivers with 1,181 postseason receiving yards.


The Steelers have played in eight AFC Wild Card games in their history.

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