Pittsburgh Steelers' Top 5 Turnaround Seasons

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Pittsburgh Steelers' Top 5 Turnaround Seasons
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The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers have already lost two games in the fourth quarter, surrendering a potential 2-1 record or better and entering the bye week below .500. Though a losing start is hardly reason for alarm after only three weeks, the manner in which the team has fallen is an obvious source of concern.

After all, the Steel City identities itself with its football team, a community with blue-collar roots that admires the Steelers' physical brand and defensive prowess. To date, both elements have been lacking.

Yet before Black and Gold loyalists hit the panic button, they should remember that the franchise is no stranger to rebounding. Indeed, the Men of Steel have overcome adversity in the past, with end results that range from qualifying for the playoffs to winning the Super Bowl.

Indeed, against the odds, the Steelers have more than once flirted with notion of winning the Lombardi Trophy, and they have even succeeded in attaining it.

Before forfeiting hope in the midst of a slow start, allow the following five Steelers seasons to serve as a glimmer of hope. After all, three games do not define an entire season, and the complexion of a team can change at the most unlikely times. Just look at the 2011 New York Giants.

These are the five greatest rebound seasons in modern Steelers history.

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