The Steelers defense keeps making history, this time now tying an NFL record. Robert Spillane’s sack in the first quarter against the Washington Football Team on Monday evening gave the Steelers defense its 69th consecutive game registering at least one sack.
Pittsburgh’s strong pass rush will now look to stand alone in league history next week against Buffalo. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1999-2003) held the record prior to this season. The Steelers are currently scheduled to face the Bills and go for the record this Sunday night.
If the 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 prior to the 2020 campaign.