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Mike Tomlin Ties Bill Cowher with 10th Postseason Appearance



BALTIMORE — Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin moved into a tie for second place in franchise history with his 10th playoff appearance, earned when the Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens and got the help they needed to clinch an NFL postseason berth.

The 10 playoff appearances moves Tomlin into a tie for second place in Steelers history with Bill Cowher, who went to the playoffs 10 times in 15 seasons between 1992 and 2006. Tomlin has also been to the playoffs 10 times in 15 seasons.

Chuck Noll holds the Steelers’ record with 12 appearances over 23 seasons from 1969-91. He is seventh among all NFL head coaches.

Tomlin’s 10th moved him into a tied for 13th with Cowher, Bill Parcells, Joe Gibbs, Steve Owen and Bill Cowher.

Don Shula had been the NFL’s all-time leader with 19 playoff appearances, but Bill Belichick matched him at 19 this season. Andy Reid has 17 and Pete Carroll 11 among other active head coaches.

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