The Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a rough 0-4 start. Eventually they won two games, but carry a 2-5 record heading into a match against the New England Patriots. The Steelers are also in last place in a division that includes the Cleveland Browns.
Just like their season, rough starts to the games have put them at a disadvantage. The Steelers have been outscored 54-19 in the first quarter of the season and 84-54 in the first half. The Steelers have spent most of the season trying to come from behind. Tomlin is downplaying that as well.
“The starts of games don’t determine the outcomes of games,” he said. ”We need to keep that in mind as we prepare, too. I don’t want to get lulled into a sense of comfort if we should go up to New England and come out and have a successful start. We’ve got to play football for 60 minutes and winning football.”
Tomlin also remains adamant that his team can turn it around.
“They know what we are capable of,” Tomlin said. ”They work. They put their hand in the pile. They see why we are successful. They see why we are unsuccessful, and they realize they have control over that.”