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1997 Steelers 24 vs Colts 22 SNF - mcmillenandwife - 10-11-2017

1997 Steelers 24 vs Colts 22 SNF

The Steelers overcome 6 turnovers and hang on to beat the winless Colts in spite of themselves. Bettis runs for 164 yards and a TD, but coughs up the ball twice, including a seemingly fatal fumble at the Pittsburgh 24-yard line with just three minutes remaining in the game. Faulk rushes three times without gaining a yard, and kicker Cary Blanchard hooks a 42-yard field goal attempt with 2:48 remaining to preserve Pittsburgh's narrow 24-22 victory. 


RE: 1997 Steelers 24 vs Colts 22 SNF - jschroe36 - 10-12-2017

Not sure I've ever seen a team turn it over on 4 consecutive possessions. And this was one of only 10 instances since 1991 that a team won with 6 or more turnovers.

It also marked one of two career games (out of 192) in which Bettis lost 2 fumbles in a game and in both instances, the Steelers actually won. At least both times it happened, Bettis did have otherwise good games (1996 @ Chiefs - 103 rushing yards, 1 TD, 40 receiving yards; 1997 vs IND - 164 rushing yards, 1 TD, 14 receiving yards)