Steelers look to remain undefeated through Week 10


Gene J. Puskar

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) is greeted by teammates in the end zone after intercepting a pass buy Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and taking it in for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh

Max Radcliffe, Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Steelers have dominated the NFL for the past nine games, and are now 9-0.  This is the first time in the  Steelers’ franchise history.

The last time the Steelers started off this hot was back in 1978 when they began their season with a record of 7-0.  Not only did the 1978 team start off with a championship demeanor, but they also proved it by winning Super Bowl XIII the same year against the Dallas Cowboys.

The statistics behind this legendary performance is mind-blowing.  For example, every NFL team from 1970 who started the season 9-0 have all made the playoffs.  Also, out of the 20 teams who started 9-0, 12 of the teams made it to the Super Bowl.  Out of the 12 teams who made it to the Super Bowl, seven of those teams won.

The Steelers have a great matchup this week, Nov. 22, against the Jacksonville Jaguars who are last in the AFC South with a record of 1-8.

The Steelers should look to explode out of the gate and not give the Jaguars any chances.  This is likely to happen because of the porous defense the Jaguars possess.  The Steelers could really make a name for themselves this season with a win to push their record to 10-0.

According to Behind the Steel Curtain, “The 16 teams who have started the season winning their first ten games since the 1970 merger have made the playoffs 100% of the time with 63% making the Super Bowl and 38% winning the championship game.”

Although the Steelers seem like the obvious winner this week, the Jaguars have kept games close and within reach as of late, so the Steelers can’t pretend as if it’s an easy game.

Steeler’s head coach Mike Tomlin stated: “We understand what we’re going into in Jacksonville.  It’s a group that is trying to kick our butt, a professional group, a capable group.  We’re preparing with that understanding.”

Evidently, Tomlin is not taking this game lightly and is looking to hand Jacksonville their ninth loss in a row.

In all, the Steelers have proved their talent through the first nine games and there are no signs of them slowing down.

The team is prepared and ready to turn that 9 into 10 and show the world what they are capable of.

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