With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Acrisure Stadium, Mike Tomlin now has a win over all other 31 NFL teams. Tomlin was 0-3 against the Saints prior to Sunday, with losses in 2010, 2014 and 2018. The last time the Steelers beat the Saints was nearly 16 years ago to the day (Nov. 12, 2006) at Heinz Field.
Defeating all 31 other teams is certainly an accomplishing feat, as Bill Belichick, Tony Dungy, John Fox, Mike Holmgren, Bill Parcells, Andy Reid and Mike Shanahan are the only NFL head coaches in NFL history to beat all 32 teams. Tomlin has only been a head coach with the Steelers, so that accomplishment isn’t attainable. Parcells and Dungy are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while Belichick and Reid are locks to be in Canton someday. Holmgren and Shanahan are possible Hall of Famers, as well.
Tomlin gets a lot of flak from the fanbase, but it’s hard to argue that he doesn’t have a Hall of Fame resume. He’s never had a losing season in the 15 years that he’s been the Steelers’ head coach, which is an NFL record for a coach to start his career. He also has a Super Bowl title. Belichick, Dungy, Holmgren, Parcells, Reid and Shanahan are all Super Bowl winners, as well.
Tomlin is now 157-91-2 in his career as the Steelers’ head coach in regular-season games. He ranks 18th all-time in career wins and it’s possible that he’ll move up to 16th by the end of the season, as Bud Grant (158) and Holmgren (161) are within reach. Tomlin’s 157 career wins ranks second in franchise history, behind only Hall of Famer Chuck Noll (209). Tomlin has a franchise-best .631 winning percentage. Tomlin has never lost to the Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers during his career as the Steelers’ head coach.