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1984 Steelers 20 at 49ers 17

The Steelers hand the heavily favored 49ers their only loss of the '84 season in a beautifully coached game by Chuck Noll. The Steelers come out hot, executing a perfect 12-play, 78-yd opening drive behind Mark Malone. After a penalty wipes a Niner FG off the board, the Steelers again muscle their way into Niners territory and Anderson hits a 48-yd FG for a 10-0 lead. Montana runs it in for a score just before the half and the 49ers seem to begin to put things together late with Wersching tying it at 10 early in the 4th. The tide seems to finally turn when Malone is hit as he throws and the ball goes right to Keena Turner who returns it to the Steeler 19. Wendell Tyler punches it in for the go-ahead TD a few plays later and the Niners seem to have finally put the pesky Steelers in their place. But Noll continues to stick to a power running game, eating the clock and keeping San Fran off the field. All told, the Steelers rush the ball a whopping 47 times and dominate time of possession 34:45 - 25:15. Malone ties the game following a marathon 15-play drive, capped by a short TD toss to Stallworth (who makes a marvelous catch). On the ensing drive, Brian Hinkle makes an incredible leaping INT near midfield and returns it 45 yards to the Niner 3, and Anderson kicks a short FG to take a 20-17 lead with 1:42 remaining. With no time outs, Montana conducts a beautiful last-minute drive to the Steeler 19-yd line only to see Ray Wersching's 37-yd FG attempt sail wide left as time expires. A special thanks to Matthew Simon and J.J. Cooper for generously providing us with this game!


The Steelers road losing streak began after this win over the 49ers! Loses to Indy, Cincy, NO, and Houston! But the eventual and defending World Champions were the bookends of the Steelers road losing streak! Wins at SF 49ers and L.A Raiders were the wins that won the AFC central division in 1984! Jay Randolph also was the NBC announcer in the 2 big Steelers wins!
The Steelers road losing streak began after this big win at S.F 49ers!! Loses to Indy, Cincy, NO and Houston! Then it ended at L.A over the Raiders! The eventual and defending World Champions were the bookends of the Steelers road losing streak! But big wins for the Steelers in route to the AFC central title! Don't know if Jay Randolph did the Bengals or Oilers loses! But he did the call in these 2 big Steelers wins on the road!
Lambert on one leg. Look how disgusted he was limping off the field one play after that open field tackle on Roger Craig on the last drive. I think he should have taken 1985 off and tried to play in 1986. I think if the team would have told him we'll wait he would have done it. He started playing ice hockey in local rink leagues because he wanted to compete.
also, a great game called by Jack Fleming and Myron Cope on the WTAE/Steelers Radio Network