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1994 Steelers 21 at Raiders 3

Once again, Blitzburgh's defense is simply amazing, adding 5 more sacks to their league-leading total. Jeff Hostetler takes a beating, finally succumbing to a Kevin Green hit and leaving the game with blurred vision. Mike Tomzcak suffers through a very shaky performance in relief of an injured Neil O'Donnell and Ron Erhardt calls some unbelievably questionable plays, but the Steelers avoid turnovers and the one-two punch of Foster and Morris eventually pounds the Raiders into submission. Network cuts away with 2 minutes remaining and the Steelers leading 21-3. 
At the end of this one, we get a brief clip of Bengals-Broncos, followed by highlights from NFL Prime Time.

I wonder why NBC switched games with the Steelers ahead by only eleven (it was only 14-3 at the time, Tim), even late in the game? The rule of thumb always was that one team had to have an eighteen-point fourth quarter lead (four possessions) in order for there to be a switch. Of course, the Steelers quickly scored their final touchdown to lead by eighteen, which made the whole argument moot.
(08-01-2017, 03:07 AM)Garrett Garlits Wrote: [ -> ]At the end of this one, we get a brief clip of Bengals-Broncos, followed by highlights from NFL Prime Time.

I wonder why NBC switched games with the Steelers ahead by only eleven (it was only 14-3 at the time, Tim), even late in the game? The rule of thumb always was that one team had to have an eighteen-point fourth quarter lead (four possessions) in order for there to be a switch. Of course, the Steelers quickly scored their final touchdown to lead by eighteen, which made the whole argument moot.

The Steelers scored before NBC switched to the Bengals-Broncos game. Since that was a 18 point margin, and there was so little time left, they went ahead and switched. After the Bengals-Broncos game was over, they switched to the Chiefs-Seahawks game. That's what i remember from watching that day.
Garrett, how long have the networks been switching away from blowout games to closer ones? Has it been since the 1970s or did that start in the 1980s?
I've seen CBS switch late in a game when the margin got to 18 points a few times, so it's nothing new. In this case, NBC might have wanted to get to the Bengals-Broncos game sooner and an 18 point margin with 2 minutes left is safe usually.

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I was at this game the Steelers brutalized the raiders on both sides of the ball. I was busy fighting for my life late in the game cus I had my Steelers Jersey