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1977 Steelers 35 vs Browns 31 - mcmillenandwife - 04-25-2017

1977 Steelers 35 vs Browns 31

An all-out aerial assault amidst huge snowflakes. Anyone who doubts that Lynn Swann & John Stallworth belong in the Hall of Fame needs to watch this amazing game. The Browns score 1st on a Cockroft FG, but the Steelers explode for 28 unanswered points before the half. Swann & Stallworth are amazing, putting on a textbook display of how to make every kind of conceivable catch. Swann saves an 18-yarder by sliding on his knees at the sideline, and shortly thereafter hauls in a picture-perfect 39-yd TD bomb. Stallworth then breaks numerous tackles to turn a short pass into a 40-yd gain, followed by Swann's leaping 24-yd grab between two defenders at the 2 to set up a Bleier score. Stallworth then hauls in a beautiful 39-yd rainbow of a bomb for another TD, and Swann follows up with a diving, sliding, shoestring grab for a 25-yd gain to set up another score for a 28-3 halftime lead. The snow starts flying in the second half and a Franco fumble sets up a Browns TD, but Stallworth puts the nail in Cleveland's coffin a few plays later with a 10-yd TD grab. Bradshaw finishes 13 of 21 for 283 yds and 3 TDs with both Swann & Stallworth going over 100 yds, and Franco still manages to ramble for 99 yards and a TD amidst the aerial fireworks. Trailing 35-10, the Browns fight gallantly behind reserve QB Dave Mays (Sipe was knocked out of the game), narrowing the final score to 35-31, but the outcome was never really in question. 


RE: 1977 Steelers 35 vs Browns 31 - Guest - 06-24-2017

Does anyone watching these classic Steeler/Brown games try to spot Bill Cowher?


RE: 1977 Steelers 35 vs Browns 31 - mcmillenandwife - 06-24-2017

(06-24-2017, 04:36 PM)Guest Wrote: Does anyone watching these classic Steeler/Brown games try to spot Bill Cowher?

I know he gets some playing time in the 1980 game at Cleveland.