Mike Tomlin Still Owns Monday Night Football

Tyler Maher
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach continued his impressive run of success on Monday Night Football in Week 12.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach continued his impressive run of success on Monday Night Football in Week 12. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Mike Tomlin's Pittsburgh Steelers aren't very good this year. They're currently 4-7 and tied for last place in the AFC North, putting them in danger of their first losing season during Tomlin's tenure. Their offense has sputtered in its first season without Ben Roethlisberger, and their typically strong defense has taken a surprising step back.

When it comes to Monday Night Football, however, Tomlin still knows how to win.

Steelers Monday Night Football

With their 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, the Steelers improved to 19-3 on MNF under Tomlin. That's the second-best winning percentage (.864) for anyone who's coached at least 10 Monday Night Football games, trailing only the legendary John Madden (.885).

Clearly, Tomlin gets an edge from having an extra day to prepare for his opponents. In this case, at least, it also helped that Pittsburgh was going up against a Colts team with a losing record and a rookie head coach in Jeff Saturday (advantage: Tomlin).

The Steelers are now 2-1 since their bye week with their lone loss coming by a touchdown to the Cincinnati Bengals, so perhaps they've finally started to turn the corner. They still have a long way to go to make the playoffs, but at least they have another winnable game this week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Pittsburgh is currently listed as a 1.5-point road favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 13 NFL odds.

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