PITTSBURGH — Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin set a significant milestone with Monday night’s Steelers win over the Chicago Bears.
He won his 150th game, the fourth-fastest head coach in NFL history to do so, and in the process, passed Bill Cowher for second place in coaching wins in Steelers history.
“I’m just appreciative of the standards that have been set by those that have come before me,” Tomlin said after the game. “All of us here are. That standard, it’s inspirational for us. It inspires us, it challenges us. I’m just thankful to be a part of this thing that is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and I work to do my job to uphold the standard.”
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been beside Tomlin for almost all of them, and said that there is a common appreciation for the history of the Steelers franchise that came before them that makes playing in Pittsburgh special.
“This team is full of tradition and history,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m sure that he’s proud of it, and he should be. There’s a lot of — I guess there’s not a lot of great coaches, but the coaches that have been here have been pretty historic. So, a pretty cool thing.”
Roethlisberger set some of his own history on Monday, winning his 50th fourth-quarter comeback. T.J. Watt became the fourth-fastest players to 60 career sacks and the Steelers won their 20th straight home game on Monday Night Football.