Leads the team with 7 receptions for a total of 99 yards
and a long of 39 yards, the longest yardage passing play of the game. Tommy Maddox leads the decisive drive,
for 15 and 11 yards and Jay
Riemersma for 12 ahead of Jeff Reed's game winning field goal,
which left no time for Oakland to respond.
@ Baltimore Ravens
With 6 receptions for 151 yards, this is one of the best games of Ward's
career, including a 58 yard catch from rookie Ben Roethlisberger after Maddox
is injured in the third quarter. The
hit that injured Maddox leads to a fumble recovery by Terrell Suggs. Ward makes the tackle to stop the play. This is his second
highest receiving yardage total and his ninth 100-yard game. In the only loss of the regular season, the
Ravens take it 13-30.
@ Miami Dolphins
torrential rain caused by the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne, for the third
straight game, Ward leads the team, falling just short of another 100 yard
game. He makes 9 receptions for 99 yards, a season high. Ward makes the only TD in the game, diving and making what should have
been an impossible catch on a low pass from Roethlisberger, who starts in his
first NFL game.
Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Ward carries the ball once for a 10 yard gain, and again leads the
Steelers for the fourth straight game with 6 receptions from Roethlisberger for
Vs. Cleveland Browns
Roethlisberger, becoming more comfortable and more productive with
each start, passes to Ward for 6 receptions for 61 yards. Ward moves past
Lynn Swann into third place in Steelers history with 5,506 yards receiving.
@ Dallas Cowboys
Ward leads the team for the fifth time in six games with nine
receptions for 76 yards. Roethlisberger becomes the first Pittsburgh quarterback to win in
Dallas since Bradshaw in 1982.
Vs. New England Patriots
Ward ties Randle El for team high 6 receptions for 58 yards and a
rush of 11 yards. The Steelers defeat
the Patriots, breaking the Patriots 21 game winning streak.
Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Ward has his first TD since the September 26 game against Miami, finishing
with 2 TD's, 1 rushing and 1 reception. Ward scores the first rushing TD of his career
on a 16-yard run, and passes Louis Lipps for fourth place on the Steelers'
all-time TD list (40).
@ Cleveland Browns
Ward has three receptions for 42 yards. Throws a crunching block on defensive end
Orpheus Roye on a run by Roethlisberger. Ward also makes the tackle on Daylon
McCutcheon after he intercepts Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger becomes the first rookie
quarterback to begin 7-0 since the 1970 merger as the Pittsburgh Steelers
beat the Browns.
@ Cincinnati Bengals
In a slow game for Ward, he has 3 catches for 15 yards. With the win the Steelers are 9-1 for the
first time since 1978, when they won their third Super Bowl in five years.
Vs. Washington Redskins
Ward extends his streak of games with a
reception to 99. He leads the team for seventh time this season, finishing
with 3 receptions for 42 yards. The
Steelers' nine-game winning streak is their longest since they won their
final nine in 1976. They are 10-1 for the first time since 1975, the second
of their four Super Bowl championship seasons.
@ Jacksonville Jaguars
Ward extends his reception record to 100, making the first score of
the game with a 37 yard TD from Roethlisberger. He finishes with 4 receptions
for 80 yards.
Vs. New York Jets
With this game belonging to Jerome Bettis, who surpasses the
13,000-yard rushing mark early in the fourth quarter, Ward still manages to
make 2 receptions for 38 yards, extending his streak to 101 games with a
reception. The Steelers win a club-record tying 11 in a row.
@ New York Giants
Ward leads the team with 9 for 134 yards, having his tenth career 100
yard game. He
becomes only the third receiver to surpass 6,000 yards, and reaches 500
receptions, only the second Steeler to achieve that mark. Bettis also sets a Steelers' record
with his 48th 100-yard rushing game, one more than Franco Harris and fifth
best in NFL history.
Vs. Baltimore Ravens
With the Steelers
playing a run heavy offense, Ward ties with Plaxico Burress and Randle El
with a team-high three receptions for 21 yards. The franchise-record winning streak
extends to 13 games and eliminates the Ravens from playoff contention.
@ Buffalo Bills
Ward has 2 receptions from Maddox for 11 yards, his play being
limited to prepare for the playoffs, as was Roethlisberger's. He tops 1,000 yards
for the fourth straight season. The
Steelers become just the fourth team in NFL history -- and first in the AFC
-- to finish 15-1.
AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15/05
Vs. New York Jets
Ward leads the team with 10 receptions for 105 yards and the second 100-yard receiving postseason performance of his
career. Reed's 33-yarder with
just more than 12 minutes gone in overtime wins the game for the Steelers.
W 20-17 in OT
Vs. New England Patriots
Ward produces his second straight 100-yard receiving game and leads
the team with five receptions for 109 yards, including a 30-yard TD reception. Ward has nine passes in back-to-back
postseason games. After a 15-1 season,
the Steelers take a devastating loss to the Patriots.
Selected to the 2005 Pro Bowl, his fourth
straight trip (more than any other Steelers' receivers).
Ward earns the Associated Press second-team
All-Pro honors for the second consecutive season
Leads the team for the fifth straight season (tied for lead in 1999)
with 80 receptions for 1,004 yards, his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season?
Leads the team in the postseason with consecutive 100-yard receiving
Finishes the postseason with an impressive 15 receptions for 214
yards and two TDs
Ward caught four TD passes and scored first career rushing TD.