The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns Monday night, 26-14, and with the win, clinched another non-losing season and kept head coach Mike Tomlin’s career as head coach, free of a losing season.
The win against the Browns gives the Steelers their eighth win of the season, making them 8-7-1 on the year. Even with a loss next Sunday in the final game of the season away at the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers will finish above .500. This makes it 18 consecutive seasons that the Steelers have had a season at or above. 500, with the last losing season coming in 2003.
The 18 consecutive non-losing seasons is the longest currently in the NFL, with the next-best team, the Kansas City Chiefs, having nine.
years since posting a losing record
18 – PIT
9 – KC
6 – TEN
5 – LAR
3 – BUF, GB
2 – TB, ARI, IND
1 – LAC, DAL, SF, PHI, NE, CIN, LV
0 – DEN, ATL, NYG, JAX, NYJ, DET, CAR, HOU, MIN, WAS, SEA, CHI, CLE
TBD – NO, BAL, MIA
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 4, 2022
The Dallas Cowboys hold the record for the most consecutive non-losing seasons in NFL History with 21, all under legendary head coach Tom Landry, from 1965-85.
This win also gives Tomlin another non-losing season, which he has done every season since taking the job in 2007, making it 15 seasons of being Steelers head coach with no losing season on his record.
The 15 seasons of non-losing seasons for Tomlin to start his head coaching career is an NFL record, breaking the record set by the late Marty Schottenheimer, who had 14 non-losing seasons from 1984-97 during his time with the Browns and the Chiefs.