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1998 Steelers 27 vs Packers 20 MNF

Kordell Stewart (15 of 22, 231 yds, 1 TD, plus 37 yds and 1 TD rushing) ends his slump by orchestrating four first-half scoring drives, leading the Steelers to a huge 24-0 lead in a near perfect half of football. Bettis is a workhorse, carrying 34 times for 100 yds. Poised to take a brutal 34-3 fourth quarter lead at the Packer 5-yard line, a ridiculous trick play that puts Stewart at WR and Tomzcak at QB backfires when when Reggie White NAILS Tomczak, who's fumble is returned 88 yards for a Packers TD. Suddenly, the Packers explode for 17 unanswered points to turn a laugher into a thriller. In spite of Green Bay's last-minute heroics, the Steelers completely dominate this game. Includes some nice pregame and postgame material. 
That Tomczak gadget play has never been explained, by anyone involved in that game. LOL
Before the game, a full edition of ABC's short-lived pregame show "Monday Night Blast" with features on Jerome Bettis and Brett Favre' grandmother. Frank Gifford narrates the latter, as he was finishing his contract with ABC Sports after being replaced in the MNF booth because of his extramarital activities. Also, a "Playbook" feature on Kordell from ESPN's Monday Night Countdown and an injury report, also from ESPN.

At halftime, plays of the week, sports news and notes, and comments from Al, Dan, and Boomer (Esiason, that is).

After the game on ABC, The Bus and Kordell talk to Lesley Visser.

After the game on ESPN, SportsCenter highlights, analysis from Anthony Munoz, and another Bus interview, this time with Ed Werder.