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1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17 - mcmillenandwife - 06-29-2017

1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17

Malone starts off a pitiful 1 of 11 passing, but rookie CB Delton Hall scoops up a Roger Craig fumble and streaks 50 yards for a TD to set the tone. Montana struggles all day, throwing 3 INTs against a defense ostensibly made up of no-name players (rookie Rod Woodson doesn't play due to his holdout over a contract dispute). Montana throws for over 300 yards but the 49er ground game is non-existent with only 47 yards on the day. Meanwhile, the Steelers grind out 183 yards on the ground (Earnest Jackson 103 yds), keeping the ball away from Montana and Rice and physically wearing down the Niners. An admirable and surprising performance by a decidedly sub-par Pittsburgh team. 


RE: 1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17 - Guest - 06-29-2017

Crazy-in the first quarter and the first play of the 2nd quarter there were at least 4 hits on defenseless receivers that were similar to burfict on ab of course no flags in those days. There was a flag on Haley for hitting Malone in the face which was a soft call. Amazing how different the game is. It's stark when you see a game like this (which I remember watching in my dorm my freshman year in college!)


RE: 1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17 - Guest - 06-29-2017

who had a winning record against theam "Team Of The 80's" 49ers? The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)


RE: 1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17 - Crash - 06-29-2017

I watched this game in a Denver sports bar.  First time I ever saw all those games at once via C-band satellite.   I was hooked.  As soon as I had the money to do it, I bought a C-band dish for this reason alone. Smile


RE: 1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17 - Guest - 06-30-2017

I wonder how many broadcasters can say they've worked for all three networks at the time? NBC CBS & ABC Jim Lampley might be one Byron Gumbel the other