Mike Tomlin boasts an impressive record following a loss
Oh, the life and times of being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. While I personally don’t succumb to one extreme or the other regarding wins and losses in September, Steelers Nation shared a collective “gloom and doom” sentiment after the Steelers were soundly defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday by a 34-3 score. To put that score into perspective – it was Pittsburgh’s largest margin of defeat since 1989. 1989!
However, margin of victory and margin of loss don’t go in the W-L column. The Steelers have the stage set for a big rebound week, as they host the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night at Heinz Field. A primetime matchup, at home, with Le’Veon Bell returning? What an enticing scenario.
Outside of the obvious need to improve in several areas, well, almost every area, from last Sunday’s performance, Pittsburgh has a few factors going for them that should give everyone a reason to be optimistic:
- The Steelers are 7-2 under Mike Tomlin coming off the first loss of a season.
- Pittsburgh is 14-7 in home primetime games since 2011.
- The Steelers are 5-2 against the Chiefs in primetime, and 1-0 at home.
- Pittsburgh is currently on a five-game winning streak on Sunday Night Football.
If history is any indication, it’s a safe bet that Coach Tomlin will have the Steelers ready to avenge their embarrassing loss last week, as they look to improve to 3-1 to close out the first quarter of the 2016 season.