Can the Steelers improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2010?
The Steelers are off to a good start in their 2020 campaign with a 26-16 win over the Giants in New Jersey last Monday night and a 26-21 victory over the Broncos yesterday afternoon at Heinz Field. It's the first time since 2017 that the Steelers have begun a season 2-0. It's quite the transition from the past two seasons when the Steelers got out of the gates slow; beginning the 2018 season 1-2-1 in their first four games and last year starting off 1-3.
Since the Steelers hired Mike Tomlin as their head coach in 2007, the Steelers have started off the season 2-0 five times -- 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016 and 2017. In every one of those seasons, the Steelers made the postseason, reaching the Super Bowl twice and winning the big game in the 2008 season against the Cardinals.
The Steelers will have the chance on Sunday against the Texans to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2010. The Texans are 0-2, but they have faced arguably the two best teams in the league -- the Chiefs and the Ravens. Under Tomlin, the Steelers have begun a season 3-0 just twice -- 2007 and 2010. They finished the 2007 season 10-6 and lost to the Jaguars in the Wild Card game and were 12-4 in 2010 and lost to the Packers in the Super Bowl.
If the Steelers beat the Texans on Sunday to begin the season 3-0, their chances to make the playoffs are very good, even at 2-0 the odds are good. Keep stacking wins at the early portion of the season, and who knows, a Super Bowl trip may be in the cards come February. It's still very early, however. One game at a time.