Steelers vs. Browns: 5 things to know about Pittsburgh's Week 2 matchup

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History on Steelers’ side following 20+ point loss, and home game against Browns on MNF

Coming off a 23-point loss to San Francisco in the opener, the Steelers have positive history on their side going into week 2. 

According to, Pittsburgh has only had 12 losses by 20 points or more since 2007, when coach Mike Tomlin took over. The Steelers own a 10-2 record (.833) in the games following those dozen losses, the highest winning percentage of that sort in the NFL during that time.

Pittsburgh has only suffered seven losses by 23 points or more under Tomlin, including Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Only New England (six) has fewer defeats of that margin or more during that span. 

The Steelers are 6-1 (.857) following losses of 23 points or more under Tomlin, the highest winning percentage across the NFL in that category since 2007. 

Pittsburgh has also won 20 consecutive Monday Night Football home games. The last time the Steelers lost at home on a Monday night was on Oct. 14, 1991, against the New York Giants (23-20), and that game was at Three Rivers Stadium.

Since MNF debuted in 1970, the Steelers are a league-best 52-25 (.675) in Monday night games overall. The last time Pittsburgh hosted Cleveland on a Monday Night Football telecast was January 3, 2022, the final home game of former QB Ben Roethlisberger’s career. Big Ben led the Steelers to a 26-14 victory over the Browns.

The Steelers are 21-1 (.955) against the Browns in regular-season games at Acrisure Stadium. That mark is the third-highest in NFL history against an opponent at one stadium (min. 10 games).  

In his 16 years at the helm, Tomlin is 25-6-1 overall (.797) against Cleveland, including a perfect 16-0 mark at Acrisure Stadium.

Overall, Pittsburgh leads the all-time series with the Browns, 80-62-1 (51-22 at home; 29-40-1 on the road).