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1983 Steelers 25 at Packers 21 - mcmillenandwife - 02-07-2018

1983 Steelers 25 at Packers 21

A complete contrast in styles. The Steelers run 59 times for 285 yds and their 4 offensive scores come on drives of 11, 8, 12 and 13 plays, while Packer drives come through the air and last only 2, 3, and 10 plays. The Steelers control the ball for over 41 minutes compared to just under 19 minutes for Green Bay. But despite Green Bay's inability to stop the run, the Packers hold a 14-13 halftime lead thanks to nearly identical bombs of 71 and 73 yds to James Lofton over Mel Blount of all people. Gary Anderson suffers one of the worst games of his career, having an extra point and two field goals blocked, all by the same player (Gary Lewis). A gutsy call by Noll to go for it 4th-and-goal from the 1 pays off as Frank Pollard bulls into the end zone to put Pittsburgh up 23-14 early in the 4th and the Steelers are able to hold off Green Bay rally, sacking Dickey for a safety late in the game.