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1983 Steelers 17 vs Buccaneers 12 - mcmillenandwife - 02-25-2018

1983 Steelers 17 vs Buccaneers 12

The Steelers overcome 7 turnovers (including 3 first half INTs by Stoudt) by jamming 17 points into the final 9 minutes of the game, capped by Frank Pollard's 2-yd game winner with just 31 seconds left to steal a victory from the hapless 0-9 Bucs. Tampa Bay RB James Wilder sets an NFL record with 42 carries (breaking Franco's '76 record of 41 carries in a game) for 126 yds, but the Bucs can only manage 4 FGs, allowing the Pittsburgh comeback. Features 20 minutes of pregame hosted by Rocky Bleier and featuring OT Ted Petersen. A big-time thanks to Jay Korber for providing us with this game! 


RE: 1983 Steelers 17 vs Buccaneers 12 - BlackAndGold7 - 02-26-2018

This is the game that taught me as a kid that you can't take anyone lightly. I kept hearing how this was going to be an easy win for the Steelers. The Steelers looked like a team that thought this would be a cakewalk, at least for the first 3 quarters. When the Steelers had to get desperate, they took care of business.


RE: 1983 Steelers 17 vs Buccaneers 12 - mcmillenandwife - 02-27-2018

(02-26-2018, 11:43 AM)BlackAndGold7 Wrote: This is the game that taught me as a kid that you can't take anyone lightly. I kept hearing how this was going to be an easy win for the Steelers. The Steelers looked like a team that thought this would be a cakewalk, at least for the first 3 quarters. When the Steelers had to get desperate, they took care of business.

Yes, proof of the old "on any given Sunday" axiom. 

Thank goodness for that defense! Man... it's not often you lose the turnover battle 7-0 and win. It's a testament to Noll's defense and also to a Buc's level of "awful" rivaled only perhaps by the modern-era Browns.


RE: 1983 Steelers 17 vs Buccaneers 12 - Garrett Garlits - 05-22-2018

The Steelers '83 pregame show features an interview with guest Ted Petersen, highlights of the game against Seattle from the previous week (including a "Steeler Song"), a Sam Nover feature on offensive lineman Rick Donnalley, a look at the Bucs, and a rundown of the Steeler injury report for the week.