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.
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.