Coach Mike Tomlin says he can’t remember the last time a team had as many three-pointers made as the Steelers on Sunday night.
The Steelers scored 17 straight to take a 59-42 lead and then finished the game on a 17-2 run to seal a 24-19 victory over the Houston Texans.
“I don’t remember it,” Tomlin said.
“I think I’ve never seen something like that before.
I don’t think it’s ever been done before.
You don’t get it.
And it was just a freakish effort.
That’s all I can remember.”
The last time the Steelers scored more three-point tries in a game was at Houston in 2000, when they made 10.
Tomlin said he’d never seen the Steelers take three consecutive threes from the same team, and he was also unsure how many of them had been made with his team trailing.
“We were doing good work, and then it was kind of a letdown,” Tomli said.
“That’s the way we play the game.
If you’re ahead in the game, you make a lot of threes.
And if you’re behind, you get hit with a lot more threes.”
After a slow start to the season, the Steelers have been outscored by an average of 20.7 points per game in their last three wins.
The team has also made two of three free throws in the last three games, with the other two coming on consecutive possessions.
Tomli said he was “shocked” by the success that the Steelers had with three-pointer attempts.
“They just don’t like it when they do it, so it’s really hard for us to get into the rhythm,” he said.