Originally Posted by mikegrimey
The worst we've started under Tomlin "halfway" through. Season is 5-3, 4 of his 5 years we've been 6-2, you think we're winning those games by virtue of forfeit?
I seriously doubt the team has a strategy to not win every game
But the current team has a history of playing down to the level of its competition and losing to inferior teams
On the other hand, the former Sports Illustrated NFL writer Paul Zimmerman (aka Dr. Z) noted how the 1970s Steelers handled inferior competition:
You want to know what is meant by "a dynasty?" Try this statistic, which I think I must have mentioned triple-figure times: During the period of the Steelers' playoff run of the '70s, 1972 through '79, their record against teams that eventually finished the season below .500 was -- get ready -- 50-1. They simply did not lose to the bad teams. They were bullies, tough guys. A dynasty.