Steelers tie franchise sack record

The Steelers tied a franchise record on Sunday with 56 sacks for the season, tying a record that was set in 2017 when they had 56 sacks.

The team went into the day with 52 sacks, and with four sacks of quarterback Baker Mayfield they tied the record. The Steelers got sacks from Chris Wormley, Alex Highsmith, Jayrone Elliott and the tying one by Stephon Tuitt.

Since setting the record in 2017, the Steelers have recorded 50 or more sacks in each of the past four seasons, 2017-20. They are the first team in the NFL to have recorded 50 or more sacks in four consecutive seasons since the New York Giants did so from 1985-88.

T.J. Watt, who was inactive on Sunday to rest for the playoffs, leads the team in sacks with 15, with Tuitt second with 11, and Bud Dupree, who is on the Reserve/Injured List, third with eight.

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