5 teams the Pittsburgh Steelers have the best record against in NFL history

  • The NFC South should be scared of the Steelers
  • One uncommon opponent might as well throw in the towel before kickoff

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3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Being an NFC team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are an uncommon opponent for Pittsburgh, and these two teams play each other just once every four years. Regardless of the lack of frequency in these matchups, the Steelers have owned the Buccaneers since their very first 42-0 victory back in 1976.

Historically, the Steelers have an all-time record of 10-2 against Tampa Bay. This gives them an 83.3 win percentage since their first matchup. Since 2000, Pittsburgh has just one loss against the Bucs, which came in a 27-24 defeat at Heinz Field in 2014.

Pittsburgh got the last laugh against Tom Brady in their most recent matchup in a game where Mitch Trubisky helped lead them to a 20-18 victory. But for the most part, they haven't had to face many great quarterbacks going against this opponent.

Perhaps the Buccaneers will finally peak against the Steelers the next time these two teams face. It just so happens to work out that Pittsburgh faces Tampa Bay when they are currently in a rough patch. Based on the current trajectory of both teams, it's reasonable to think that the Steelers could be favored when these two teams next meet, but a lot can change in a few years.