Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers knock off a trendy Super Bowl contender in the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but they also made some history in the process.
According to the NFL Media Research Department and the Elias Sports Bureau, the Steelers became just the second team in league history to win a Week 1 game after trailing by at least ten points and being shutout at the half.
Teams had previously been 1-104-1 in such situations.
Crazy-go-nuts note from @NFLResearch and @EliasSports:— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 13, 2021
Steelers are the 2nd team in @NFL history to win a Week 1 game after trailing by 10+ points and getting shut out at the half.
Rest of the league was 1-104-1 when facing similar deficits.