Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin make history in win over Falcons
With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Atlanta Falcons, 41-17, on Sunday, Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger set a new team record with 108 combined regular season wins together. The duo passed Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw, who held the previous record of 107 wins.
Sunday’s 41-17 win over the Falcons was much more than just getting back on track for the Steelers. It was a record-breaking day for head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The two have been together since 2007, and they’ve left their mark on the legendary franchise in many instances. The duo won Super Bowl 43 together and they’ve never suffered a losing season together.
And now, Tomlin and Roethlisberger have 108 regular season wins together – a Steelers record. The two broke a tie with the legendary quarterback-coach combination of Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw.
Also, Tomlin and Roethlisberger are now tied for third in NFL history with New Orlean’s Sean Payton and Drew Brees, and only behind New England’s Tom Brady and Bill Belichick (199), and Miami’s Dan Marino and Don Shula (116).
With Roethlisberger under contract through 2019 and Tomlin’s contract extension until 2020, the combination seems far from done racking up the wins. It’s safe to say, the duo of Tomlin and Roethlisberger will go down in the record books forever.