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1979 Steelers 30 at Chiefs 3 - mcmillenandwife - 04-19-2017

1979 Steelers 30 at Chiefs 3

Total domination. The Steel Curtain is definitely on their game and absolutely chokes the life out of Kansas City's offense, allowing only 127 total yds (65 rushing and 62 passing) & giving rookie QB Steve Fuller a brutal pounding with 5 sacks. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh's offense is nearly unstoppable, racking up a 20-0 halftime lead on the strength of Bradshaw TD passes to Swann (who makes an eye-popping "how'd he get both feet down" TD catch in the back of the end zone) & Stallworth (on a razzle-dazzle flea-flicker). Bradshaw finishes 17 of 29 for 232 yds and 3 TDs and the final score marks the 4th straight game the Steel Curtain holds their opponent to 7 points or less. Includes an interesting Spalding shoe commercial featuring Terry running through the woods with a dog and a full head of hair, a pregame interview on a local Pittsburgh talk show with John Stallworth and a short postgame segment focused on the incredible depth of the '79 Steelers team.


RE: 1979 Steelers 30 at Chiefs 3 - Guest - 04-28-2017

This was total domination. And KC was semi-decent. 7-9, but trapped in an insanely competitive AFC West. And they had some decent wins: 4-0 against the Raiders/Seahawks (one of those wins came a week after this game, and the week before this they gave the Chargers a good tough game in a close loss at Arrowhead.


RE: 1979 Steelers 30 at Chiefs 3 - mcmillenandwife - 04-28-2017

(04-28-2017, 03:13 PM)Guest Wrote: And KC was semi-decent. 7-9...

Yes, the Chiefs played pretty solid ball under Marv Levy. This game was a bad showing for KC, obviously, but firing Levy after the strike season was one of the biggest blunders in Chiefs history IMO.