With 10 weeks of a mix of some dominant and harrowing game performances in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team has outlasted all challengers and risen to a 9-0 record. After a Week 1 victory and most recently a 26-point victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, The Steelers have risen against and defeated all of their opponents thus far.
Utilizing new and familiar offensive weapons such as wide reciever Chase Claypool (a second round draft pick this year) and perennial quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, as well as a best-in-league defense with an average of 4 sacks per game as well as the most total sacks and other impressive statistics, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not an opponent to be trifled with.
After tying an NFL record for the most consecutive winning seasons, Mike Tomlin had this to say about the team’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys to bring them up to an 8-0 record: ““We’re humbled and honored to be that group, it was not without its trials today.”
The Steelers faced a scare from COVID-19 when several players including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger were placed onto reserve due to possible virus exposure, but consecutive negative tests allowed Roethlisberger as well as 3 teammates to be activated and allowed to play against the Bengals Sunday. When asked about COVID protocol and specific player eligibility, Mike Tomlin said “I don’t have a crystal ball”.
Pittsburgh will play the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 P.M., EST.