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1983 AFC Playoffs Steelers 10 at Raiders 38

The underdog Steelers seem to get off to a good start, driving 78 yds in 8 plays to the Raider 1-yd line. But on 4th down mere inches from the goal line, Chuck Noll elects to kick a FG for a 3-0 lead. I'm not saying the Steelers would've won had Noll gone for it and scored a TD... but I do view settling for a FG as the beginning of the end. On Pittsburgh's next drive, Lester Hayes perfectly diagnoses the play, comes off his man to step in front of a Cliff Stoudt pass intended for Calvin Sweeney and races 18 yards into the end zone with his arms and the ball raised triumphantly in the air. The Steelers never recover as the Raiders extend their lead to 31-3 before the out-gunned Steelers finally cross the goal line. A special thanks to Jay Korber for generously contributing this game! 
Even though he didn't play, this would be the last game Bradshaw would ever wear the Steeler uniform. I just thought of that when they showed him on the sideline. He probably knew that was going to be it too.
(02-27-2018, 10:37 AM)BlackAndGold7 Wrote: [ -> ]Even though he didn't play, this would be the last game Bradshaw would ever wear the Steeler uniform. I just thought of that when they showed him on the sideline. He probably knew that was going to be it too.

Yeah, painful seeing Terry on the sidelines, knowing that was it. 

He didn't officially retire until July of '84. Not sure when the team found out he was calling it quits, but I think it was well after the '84 draft. By that time, they'd already gotten David Woodley in place as a contingency (gee, that worked out well).