The Pittsburgh Steelers tied their franchise record for sacks in a single season in Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Pittsburgh recorded their 56th sack of the season Sunday, tying the franchise record set in 2017. The Steelers sacked Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield four times on the afternoon.
Our defense now has 56 sacks this season, which ties the franchise record set in 2017! pic.twitter.com/TMFwon3e3i— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 3, 2021
The Steelers also extended their NFL sack streak record as well, having now recorded in a sack in 73-straight games, the longest streak
Pittsburgh secured its fourth-straight 50-sack season in last week’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts, and became the first team in NFL history to lead the league in sacks four consecutive years.
They entered the regular season finale against Cleveland leading the NFL in sacks in large part due to outside linebacker T.J. Watt, who’s 15 sacks paced the league.
The Steelers were without Watt on Sunday, but still had four different players record a sack, including rookie outside linebacker Alex Highsmith, who also led the team with nine tackles.