Coach Mike Tomlin has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a perfect record as we approach Week 12 of the season. They’ve registered some eye-catching wins against the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals.
They are on track to match the perfect 16-0 record set by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in 2007. The duo led the AFC East franchise to a 16-0 record and made it to the Super Bowl in post-season. Of course, the Eli Manning-led New York Giants put an end to their fairytale run by a 17-14 scoreline in the final.
Can Mike Tomlin’s boys repeat the same run (with a different ending, though)?
Popular host Mike Greenberg was joined by analysts Greg McElroy and Adam Schefter on today’s installment of ESPN’s Get Up. Greenberg put forth 2 scenarios to both his guests, the Steelers going 16-0 or the Jets losing 0-16 in 2020.
While the trio agreed that the latter was a much more realistic scenario, Schefter added that Pittsburgh might just equal the Patriots’ record set in 2007.
He said, “I think the Bills game is the one that I would look at the Steelers and say, you know, you caution that game. So I do think as you look at that Pittsburgh Steelers’ remaining schedule they look like they got a shot at it.
“I think you go Bills, and potentially Colts can both give them a run depending on where it is for the Steelers they’re going to be playing with a second to last game and even the Browns the last game.
“I think that’s where it gets dicey when you start sitting players potentially for Playoffs. So all those things come into effect when you’re talking about the Jets.
“I think there’s no question you’re going to go over and it doesn’t matter. So that’s why I went that direction,” Schefter said on the show.
The Steelers play the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday night after their game was postponed from Thanksgiving Day. The visitors will be without star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has been placed on the COVID-19 list.