1979 Steelers 15 at Bills 7 Preseason

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01-16-2018, 12:39 AM

1979 Steelers 15 at Bills 7 Preseason

Rookie Matt Bahr makes a sensational pro kicking debut, booting three field goals to lift the Steelers to a 15-7 victory in their preseason opener. Bahr connects on all three of his FG attempts - one in each of the last three periods - from 41, 39 and 25 yds to rally the Steelers from a 7-0 deficit. With 22 seconds remaining, a stunting John Banaszak pours in and DESTROYS Buffalo QB David Mays for his 3rd sack of the night, forcing a fumble that D-lineman Gary Dunn scoops up and rumbles 32 yds for the Steelers' only TD of the game. Unfortunately, Bahr misses the PAT, but his 3 clutch FGs play a large role in his bid to beat out Roy Gerela. A huge shout out to Jay Korber for generously providing us with this game! 
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04-05-2018, 04:17 PM

At halftime, Andy Russell interviews Dan Rooney on a wide range of subjects, including Lynn Swann's absence from training camp and the state of the trade which had sent Frank Lewis to the Bills the year before.
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11-25-2018, 10:47 PM

Did I hear correctly? Did the Steelers actually draft Dwaine Board? I am surprised we let him get away. He turned out to be an outstanding defensive end for the 49ers' '80's dynasty. Again if I heard correctly, I think this was one of the few mistakes the Steelers management made. Turned out good for Dwaine since he ended up being on 3 Super Bowl winning teams instead of just 1. But who knows if we could have gotten that elusive one for the thumb much sooner had we not cut him.
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