Steelers jump to 8-0 start


Stanford Wells, Reporter

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL have had a phenomenal start since the beginning of football season. They have played eight games and won all of them. The last time that this has been done was back in 1978, or 42 years ago. This was surprising to many Steelers fans, considering that they didn’t even make the playoffs in 2019. Many fans, players, and coaches are fired up by this start and want to take that momentum into future games.

Truth be told, the Steelers have had a rocky last few years. From losing their best wide receiver, Antonio Brown, and their best running back, Le’Veon Bell, the team lost momentum for a while. Their star quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger even got injured. Since Big Ben has healed and returned to the field, the team has put in some major work. With players like Juju Smith-Schuster, James Conner, and an astounding defense, Pittsburgh has proven that this year, they are here to play. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers could potentially be considered one of the best teams of all time. They have won the Super Bowl six times, which is only tied by the New England Patriots. This is the first time in history that the Steelers have had an 8-0 start. They have gone 7-0 before in 1978, and went on to win the Super Bowl, that very same year. They say that history repeats itself, and with the current streak that the Steelers are on, it could very well happen. 

All throughout the franchise history, the Steelers have had star players that brought fame and victory to the team: Terry Bradshaw, Jerome Bettis, Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu, and many other stars. While some teams are very famous for defense or offense, the Steelers have been famous for both a good defense and offense at certain points since the birth of the team. 

With the current team, there is a lot of potential for success. If the players continue to work hard, hustle, stay healthy, and seize opportunities on the field, they are likely to have a very successful season. Their next game is on Sunday, November 15, against the Cincinnati Bengals.