Minkah Fitzpatrick reveals biggest reason behind Steelers’ perfect season
For the first time in their storied history, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opened the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record. It’s a remarkable feat, and defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick says it’s all thanks to a shared mentality from each player on the team.
As part of a media appearance on Thursday (h/t Steelers Depot), Fitzpatrick noted that there are “no individuals” on the Steelers’ roster and “not a lot of ego” getting in the way, meaning everyone is on the same page and working toward the same goal.
Pittsburgh’s current 9-0 record replaces an impressive mark that was previously held by the 1978 Steelers — a team that started the regular season with a 7-0 record. Notably, that team went on to win Super Bowl XIII over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Steelers are fresh off a 36-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Though Pittsburgh struggled to find production on the ground, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came in clutch with 333 yards through the air for four touchdowns.
The Steelers will be back in action on Nov. 22, when they’ll travel to Jacksonville for a matchup against the Jaguars. Should Pittsburgh improve to 10-0 as expected, the franchise will be stepping into some truly rare air.
The 16 teams who have started the season winning their first ten games since the 1970 merger have made the playoffs 100% of the time with 63% making the Super Bowl and 38% winning the championship game.
Kickoff for Sunday’s game is set for 1:00 p.m. ET, with CBS having live broadcast coverage.