Steelers need to score points in the 1st quarter against the Packers
3, 6, or 7 points
Here is a peculiar stat regarding points Pittsburgh scored going back to 2004 in the first quarter, the Steelers are 28-12 when they score a touchdown only in the first quarter. That’s a .757 winning percentage. If they score only three points, they are 28-12 and have a .700 winning percentage.
Here is the peculiar part if the Steelers score some combination of six points in the first quarter, they have a 9-1 record, thus a .900 winning percentage. They do better when they get six points in the first quarter as opposed to three or seven.
How 1st quarter scoring affects the Green Bay game
So now Pittsburgh faces the Green Bay Packers Sunday. This game will have looming implications for the Steelers as they can improve to 2-2 or drop to 1-3. So how do the black and gold fare against Green Bay when they score first?
The Steelers have a 15-6 record against the Packers when scoring in the first quarter. Their last loss when scoring first against Green Bay goes back to 1992, and all other losses when scoring first are 1970 or earlier. Also, in Green Bay, they are 7-3 when scoring first.