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Mike Tomlin's Record When Steelers Fall Below .500 is Incredible

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during warmups before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Heinz Field on September 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the third week of the NFL season 0-2, and their franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the year after undergoing elbow surgery.

That's not ideal and would spell doom for most teams, but the Mike Tomlin-led Steelers should cheer up and still remain confident because of his impeccable leadership.

You see that number? Tomlin's Steeler teams entered a game with a losing record just 27 times over his tenure, and they've won over 70% of those games.

The rest of the league wins fewer than 41% of them.

Pittsburgh will head on the road to face the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which the Steelers are 6.5-point underdogs with backup Mason Rudolph under center.

This is Tomlin's 13th season in Pittsburgh, and while plenty of fans want a change, the dude has never had a losing season and these types of numbers prove exactly why. He knows how to game plan and rally the troops when the odds are against him.

I wouldn't want to be the 49ers this week.