1994 Steelers 21 at Raiders 3
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07-03-2017, 06:21 AM

1994 Steelers 21 at Raiders 3

Once again, Blitzburgh's defense is simply amazing, adding 5 more sacks to their league-leading total. Jeff Hostetler takes a beating, finally succumbing to a Kevin Green hit and leaving the game with blurred vision. Mike Tomzcak suffers through a very shaky performance in relief of an injured Neil O'Donnell and Ron Erhardt calls some unbelievably questionable plays, but the Steelers avoid turnovers and the one-two punch of Foster and Morris eventually pounds the Raiders into submission. Network cuts away with 2 minutes remaining and the Steelers leading 21-3. 
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08-01-2017, 03:07 AM

At the end of this one, we get a brief clip of Bengals-Broncos, followed by highlights from NFL Prime Time.

I wonder why NBC switched games with the Steelers ahead by only eleven (it was only 14-3 at the time, Tim), even late in the game? The rule of thumb always was that one team had to have an eighteen-point fourth quarter lead (four possessions) in order for there to be a switch. Of course, the Steelers quickly scored their final touchdown to lead by eighteen, which made the whole argument moot.
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08-02-2017, 11:09 AM

(08-01-2017, 03:07 AM)Garrett Garlits Wrote: At the end of this one, we get a brief clip of Bengals-Broncos, followed by highlights from NFL Prime Time.

I wonder why NBC switched games with the Steelers ahead by only eleven (it was only 14-3 at the time, Tim), even late in the game? The rule of thumb always was that one team had to have an eighteen-point fourth quarter lead (four possessions) in order for there to be a switch. Of course, the Steelers quickly scored their final touchdown to lead by eighteen, which made the whole argument moot.

The Steelers scored before NBC switched to the Bengals-Broncos game. Since that was a 18 point margin, and there was so little time left, they went ahead and switched. After the Bengals-Broncos game was over, they switched to the Chiefs-Seahawks game. That's what i remember from watching that day.
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08-02-2017, 11:21 AM

Garrett, how long have the networks been switching away from blowout games to closer ones? Has it been since the 1970s or did that start in the 1980s?
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08-03-2017, 05:21 AM

I've seen CBS switch late in a game when the margin got to 18 points a few times, so it's nothing new. In this case, NBC might have wanted to get to the Bengals-Broncos game sooner and an 18 point margin with 2 minutes left is safe usually.
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08-28-2017, 11:35 AM

I was at this game the Steelers brutalized the raiders on both sides of the ball. I was busy fighting for my life late in the game cus I had my Steelers Jersey
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02-26-2018, 12:42 PM

I remember the Steelers defense made the cover of Sports Illustrated after this game.
It was Brentson Buckner if I remember correctly.
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02-27-2018, 01:11 AM

(02-26-2018, 12:42 PM)ECboy Wrote: I remember the Steelers defense made the cover of Sports Illustrated after this game.
It was Brentson Buckner if I remember correctly.

You are correct! I've never been a big SI fan but I bought that issue because the Steelers were on it. Thumbsup  

[Image: si_cover_94]
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02-27-2018, 09:12 AM

(02-27-2018, 01:11 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(02-26-2018, 12:42 PM)ECboy Wrote: I remember the Steelers defense made the cover of Sports Illustrated after this game.
It was Brentson Buckner if I remember correctly.

You are correct! I've never been a big SI fan but I bought that issue because the Steelers were on it. Thumbsup  

[Image: si_cover_94]

Yeah buddy, that '94 defense was just soooo much fun to watch.
Capers, Marvin Lewis and Dick Lebeau put together some great defenses under Cowher but 1994 was just on another level.
I meant to say thank you for this website, this is without question the coolest gdamn Steeler website that I have seen since the 
internet came to be, without question.
I know there's people that don't understand why you'd wanna go back and rewatch a football game after the fact, knowing the score and result, but to me it makes perfect sense and is such a great site.
Thank you very much for putting it together for Steeler fans.
I actually have a pretty respectable Steeler VHS collection myself and would be interested in gettin you some games if you're interested.
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