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1998 Steelers 16 at Lions 19 OT (Coin Toss Game) - mcmillenandwife - 09-17-2017

1998 Steelers 16 at Lions 19 OT - Coin Toss Game

The infamous "Coin Toss" game. Barry Sanders is held to only 33 yards on 20 carries as Pittsburgh's defense dominates for 3 quarters before rookie QB Charlie Batch ignites the Lions' offense. A game that is poorly officiated start to finish takes an even more bizarre twist on the coin toss before overtime, when Jerome Bettis clearly calls tails as the coin is in the air, only to have referee Phil Luckett award the ball to the Lions after the coin lands tails. Luckett later claims Bettis originally called heads and changed his mind. Television replays tell a different story. In a season full of disappointment for the Steelers, they at least manage to score a major victory for the fans... the return of instant replay.


RE: 1998 Steelers 16 at Lions 19 OT (Coin Toss Game) - jschroe36 - 09-17-2017

Unbelievably inept officiating. Both teams got jobbed.

Terrible spot on that Bettis run w/ 20 seconds left in regulation. Got that first down by 1/2 a yard or more.