With the Steelers’ 24-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the team improved to 8-0 to start the 2020 season, setting a franchise record for the best start to a season and also tying a personal NFL record for head coach Mike Tomlin.
With the win, the Steelers can finish 8-8 at worst this season, securing the 14th consecutive season that Tomlin has avoided a losing season.
The 14 years, which represent all of Tomlin’s tenure in the league, tie him with Marty Schottenheimer, who started his career with 14 straight non-losing seasons at the helm of the Kansas City Chiefs from 1984-97.
Tomlin now has a regular season career record of 141-74-1. Schottenheimer was 94-49-1 in his first 14 seasons in Kansas City.
Of Tomlin’s seasons, he’s gone 8-8 three times, in 2012, 2013 and 2019, 9-7 once in 2009 and 9-6-1 in 2018. He’s won at least 10 games in eight of his 14 seasons.
Tomlin’s 141 career wins have him two behind Marv Levy’s 143 for 21st all-time in NFL history, and he is only eight wins from tying the 149 by his predecessor, Bill Cowher. Tomlin trails only Andy Reid and Bill Belichick in wins among active coaches.