There’s a lot that can be said about how teams play in primetime situations. Some quarterbacks, specifically are worse under the bright lights, while others seem to thrive. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, though, it comes down to how excellent their head coach is on Monday Night Football.
Obviously, with the Steelers set to take on the rival Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football tonight, there’s plenty of storylines. But if history is any indication, you have to like the Steelers chances of getting yet another primetime win.
As Twitter user Blitzburgh pointed out, Mike Tomlin has gone 11-2 as a head coach with the Steelers in Monday night games.
Steelers are 11-2 on MNF under Mike Tomlin. #Steelers
— Blitzburgh (@Steel_Curtain4) December 4, 2017
Interestingly, though, as Blitzburgh also pointed out, the last loss that Tomlin and the Steelers suffered on Monday Night Football came against the Bengals back in 2013.
Obviously, that was a long time ago and these are two different teams, but the Bengals are definitely going to be a tough out in the Week 13 finale.