Steelers Bears matchup produce numerous milestones and odd stats
Home Sweet Home
Sure the Steelers at home lose occasionally, it happens. Depending on the stat, sometimes they are unbeaten. Pittsburgh improved to an unbelievable 132-0-2 home record when entering the 4th quarter with a 14 point lead with a victory with Chicago, their latest victim.
If their unbeaten home streak was not impressive enough, the Steelers improved to 11-1 on Monday night at Heinz Field. When holding a 14 point lead entering the 4th quarter on Monday night, the Steelers improved to an amazing 20-0 record.
Despite coming away with the win, the Steelers allowed 414 total yards, the most in 2021. So far they allowed 425 to the Raiders and their second win allowing 414 plus total yards since a 28-24 win over Baltimore on 11/1/2020. So allowing 400 plus total yards is not too uncommon for the Steelers. However, it is the most yards they had allowed to the Chicago Bears since 11/23/1947 when the Bears had 522 total yards and only the second most against Chicago since 11/25/1945. Also, it’s the Steelers first-ever win over the bears allowing that many total yards
On Monday night, it’s the most allowed since their 9/24/2018 win over Tampa Bay and the only third-most since 2003
Even Odder Yet
However, this next stat is even a bit odder, relating to the Steelers giving up that many total yards. When the Steelers have allowed 414 plus yards on Monday night, they are 3-1 against NFC teams and 0-2 against AFC teams. They have not even given up 414 plus yards to any AFC team since 1980-1981.
Next Week the Steelers face another NFC North foe and another old franchise, the Detroit Lions, and it is certain to produce another slew of odd stats or milestones.