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1999 Steelers 10 vs Seahawks 29

On the 3rd play of the game, a Kordell Stewart pass thrown well behind Will Blackwell is tipped into the air and picked off by Merton Hanks, who trots 23 yds into the end zone for a walk-in TD. On the ensuing drive, the Steelers go 3-and-out when a Stewart QB sneak on 3rd-and-inches fails to gain an inch. Return man Charlie Rogers takes Josh Miller's punt, sidesteps a pair of would-be tackles and outraces everyone for a 94 yd TD to give Seattle a 14-0 lead before they've run their first offensive play. On the very next drive, Cortez Kennedy strips the ball away from Kordell deep in Steeler territory, but Jerome Bettis dives in and somehow wrestles the ball away from the Seahawks to retain possession. By halftime, Kordell has thrown 2 more costly INTs, the Steelers trail 26-0 and Bill Cowher has seen enough, benching Stewart in favor of Mike Tomczak... who throws 2 INTs of his own.
I remember watching this one hungover in my dorm room, and thinking, even after two decent wins, this 1999 team was going to be awful. Kordell was never the same after he lost Thigpen and Chan Gailey.