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Steelers are 5-0 for the first time since 1978

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

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The Steelers just continue to stack wins and accomplish feats that haven't been done since the 1970s this year. Last week, when they beat the Eagles, 38-29, they were the first Steelers' team since 1979 to start a season 4-0, and now, with yesterdays 38-7 win over the Browns, they are the first Steelers' team since 1978 to start 5-0 in a season.

Both the 1978 and 1979 teams ended their season hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. The Steelers are off to a promising start, but they'll be tested in Nashville on Sunday against the also unbeaten 5-0 Titans. The 2020 Steelers are just the second team in franchise history to start a season 5-0. The 1978 team began their season 7-0 until losing to the Oilers in Week 8.

Per the Steelers and Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 84 teams have started 5-0 since the 1970 merger; 76 of those teams reached the playoffs. Sunday's meeting between the Steelers and Titans will be the eighth meeting in league history of undefeated and untied teams with at least five victories, according to Michael Bertsch, who is the communications manager for the Steelers.

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