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1997 Steelers 23 vs Jaguars 17 OT

Game joined in progress. The Steelers overcome a 10-0 deficit and a rough start by Kordell Stewart as Kordell bounces back to throw for 317 yds, much of it to a seemingly unstoppable Yancey Thigpen (11 catches, 196 yds). The game turns on a goal line stand when Coughlin decides to go for it on 4th-&-1 from the Pittsburgh 2. Greg Lloyd rips around the left tackle and catches RB James Stewart from behind for no gain. Pittsburgh then goes on a 15-play, 8-1/2 minute, 98-yd drive keyed by huge plays by Bettis and Thigpen and capped by leaping 1-yd TD dive by Stewart for a 14-10 Steeler lead. Jacksonville retakes the lead after a Bettis fumble deep in Pittsburgh territory, but a late Norm Johnson 19-yd FG sends it to overtime. The Steelers win the toss in OT and mount a 9-play, 77-yd drive capped by a Stewart shovel pass to Bettis, who rumbles 17-yds up the middle for the game-winning TD. 
At halftime, in addition to scores and highlights, we get a brief newscast from WKYC (Channel 3) Cleveland.
Something about this game, since it involves the World Series, is that Dick Enberg mentions that the first pitch for that was 10 minutes to 8; these days, NBC would have likely switched to the Raiders-Seahawks game first, and the first pitch would have been likely at 8:20.

This was the only time i remember NBC having a doubleheader before a World Series game where the second game ran late; i had Sunday Ticket, and can remember watching the Raiders-Seahawks game while my NBC station had the World Series pregame; they were waiting for the game in Seattle to finish?
(10-17-2017, 01:38 AM)danderson400 Wrote: [ -> ]Something about this game, since it involves the World Series, is that Dick Enberg mentions that the first pitch for that was 10 minutes to 8; these days, NBC would have likely switched to the Raiders-Seahawks game first, and the first pitch would have been likely at 8:20.

This was the only time i remember NBC having a doubleheader before a World Series game where the second game ran late; i had Sunday Ticket, and can remember watching the Raiders-Seahawks game while my NBC station had the World Series pregame; they were waiting for the game in Seattle to finish?


Not really sure how it played out with the networks and the World Series. I was at this game (Steelers/Jaguars) and remember making the 3 hour drive home (still lived in Ohio back then) while listening to the Indians lose on the radio.