McMillen and Wife Steelers Message Board

Full Version: 2004 Steelers 16 vs Redskins 7
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
2004 Steelers 16 vs Redskins 7

Randle El scampers through the Redskins' coverage team on punt returns of 60 and 43 yards to set up two first-half scores -- Bettis' 4-yard touchdown run, his 11th of the season, and the first of Jeff Reed 's three field goals on a blustery day. Bettis starts when Duce Staley unexpectedly sits out a fourth straight game with a sore hamstring, and responds with 100 yards on 31 carries. His 47th career 100-yard game matches Franco Harris' team record. The Steelers are 10-1 for the first time since 1975, the second of their four Super Bowl championship seasons. 
Old-school, defense-driven football. The way it was meant to be. Steelers gained just 207 total yards, but the 'Skins managed just 156.

Bettis had 120 yards from scrimmage by himself against the 2004 NFL's number 1 ranked run defense.