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1981 Steelers 38 vs Jets 10 - mcmillenandwife - 05-24-2017

1981 Steelers 38 vs Jets 10

Bradshaw is sharp and Stallworth is outstanding (8 rec, 134 yds), but ultimately it's the multitude of Steeler running backs (Franco Harris, Russell Davis, Frank Pollard and Sidney Thornton) who simply pound the Jets into submission by scoring 5 TDs on the ground and piling up 343 rushing yards. Even Bradshaw rushes for 41 yards and a TD! Early on, Bradshaw uses the pass to set up the run and Pittsburgh achieves near-perfect balance on offense, while Jack Lambert and the aging Steel Curtain defense give Joe Walton's offense NOTHING! This is a good 'ole fashioned butt-kicking. 


RE: 1981 Steelers 38 vs Jets 10 - Guest - 05-24-2017

Steelers put in arguably their best performance of the season here. Obviously those 10 days of practice were worth it. Everyone looks sharp and effective against a Jets team that eventually were 11-5 and a playoff team. So it just goes to show that this Steelers team, minus the fumbles and bad kicking, could have been as good as anyone that year.


RE: 1981 Steelers 38 vs Jets 10 - mcmillenandwife - 05-24-2017

(05-24-2017, 10:01 PM)Guest Wrote: Steelers put in arguably their best performance of the season here. Obviously those 10 days of practice were worth it. Everyone looks sharp and effective against a Jets team that eventually were 11-5 and a playoff team. So it just goes to show that this Steelers team, minus the fumbles and bad kicking, could have been as good as anyone that year.

I agree, there was still gas in the tank. Bradshaw's broken hand vs. Oakland was the nail in the coffin. If Terry stays healthy, this team goes to the playoffs, even with Trout and the early-season foibles.


RE: 1981 Steelers 38 vs Jets 10 - Guest - 06-17-2017

https://youtu.be/W2yOLb8RuMc This was the game where Joe Tucker filled-in for Jack Fleming on the Steelers Radio Network with Stan Savran and Myron Cope