Debuting in the AFL (2011)Edit
With any new expansion team, expectations weren't very high for the Power during its debut season. These feelings either vanished or were reaffirmed after the Power lost to its divisional rival Philadelphia Soul in a game that was played into overtime. Expectations were raised when the Power pulled off a two game winning streak against the Iowa Barnstormers and Milwaukee Mustangs. Expectations were once again lowered after Pittsburgh only put up a measly twenty points against the then called Tulsa Talons, then lost again to the up-start Jacksonville Sharks the following week, putting their record at 2-3. Something sparked in the Pittsburgh team after losing to the Sharks as they went 4-1 in the next few weeks, putting them in the playoff race midway through the season with a record of 6-4. The spark eventually vanished as the Power went 1-2 the next few weeks, including a devastating 40-81 loss to the Utah Blaze. The struggles continued as the Power suffered a three game losing streak late in the regular season, putting them at 8-9. They would go on to win their final game against a struggling Philadelphia Soul team, putting their overall record for the 2011 regular season at 9-9. They did not make the playoffs.
Power Struggles (2012)Edit
With a decent debut season, the Power had decided not to re-sign starting quarterback Bernard Morris. With the 2012 season ahead, the Power looked to improve upon their offensive standpoint. To begin the season, the Power pulled off a win against the Orlando Predators. From then on, their struggles began to multiply. Pittsburgh would go on to lose three straight games heading into week five. Their next win came against the same opponent they defeated last time, the Orlando Predators, in an overtime thriller. The Power than slid down the division by losing six games in a row, including three games decided by six points or less. During this stretch, Pittsburgh fired head coach Chris Siegfried midway through the season and brought in former New Orleans VooDoo head coach Derek Stingley to take over the Power. Siegfried went 11-16 as head coach of the Power. In a bizarre twist, the Power's first win under Stingley resulted in a forfeit by the Cleveland Gladiators as not enough players reported to the Cleveland sideline to compete in a fair match-up, bringing the Power's record to 3-9. The Power finished off the rest of the regular season with a 2-4 record, bringing the overall record for the 2012 regular season to a 5-13.
|Total Seasons in AFL||4|
|Most Points Scored in a Game||76 (5/28/11)|
|Least Points Scored in a Game||20 (7/13/13)|
|Best Single-Season Record||15-3 (2014)|
|Worst Single-Season Record||4-14 (2013)|
|Longest Winning Streak||12|
|Longest Losing Streak||7|
|Longest Home Winning Streak||8|
|Longest Road Winning Streak||6|