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January 3, 2011

Pittsburgh's NFL Dynasty

ESPN's Chad Millman revisits the 1970s Steelers and their archrivals in Dallas, two teams that embodied their cities' divergent characters and economic fortunes.

Pete Croatto

Before Chuck Noll became the Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach in 1969, the organization was adrift. Pittsburgh had won 11 games, total, in the previous three seasons; in its first 36 seasons, the team recorded a winning record just eight times. Thanks to Noll's shrewdness, owner Art Rooney's patience, and some outstanding drafting, the Steelers won four Super Bowls from 1975 to 1980.

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