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Steelers Defense Breaks NFL Sack Streak Record

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The Steelers defense now stands alone in NFL history after setting the new record for consecutive games with at least one sack as a unit. Pittsburgh’s pass rush has registered a sack in 70 straight games, which is a streak that goes back 4 years.

Tyson Alualu’s sack in the second quarter broke the record set by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who recorded at least one sack in 69 straight games from 1999 to 2003, a streak that also culminated in that defense leading Tampa to the franchises only Super Bowl title following the 2002 season.

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If the Steelers defense keeps up this pace and finishes the season with the most overall sacks for a team, they will also make history as the first team to lead the NFL in sacks 4 straight seasons. More importantly, the Steelers hope to turn their defensive prowess into postseason success. Tampa advanced to 3 straight NFC Championship Games and won a Super Bowl during their steak while the Steelers missed the playoffs back-to-back seasons in 2018 and 2019. No matter what, the Steelers will get their chance to put their exclamation point on their historic season after officially clinching a postseason birth.

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