1977 Steelers 28 at Browns 14
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05-01-2017, 12:31 AM

1977 Steelers 28 at Browns 14

A real grind-it-out game from start to finish featuring HARD running by Franco and Rocky. Swann also shines, snagging 7 catches (including 2 of Bradshaw's 3 TD tosses) and displays remarkable speed on a great 30-yd punt return to set up Pittsburgh's opening score (Swannie's first TD catch of the day). The punt return is also notable because footage of Swann on special teams is fairly rare. A tipped Bradshaw pass results in an INT that puts Cleveland ahead 14-7 in the 2nd quarter. But on the ensuing drive, another tipped Bradshaw pass, this one on a bomb to Frank Lewis, bounces off rookie CB Oliver Davis before Lewis reels it in and trots into the end zone to tie the game on a 65-yd TD. Early in the 3rd, a muffed punt by Cleveland in their own red zone leads to Lynn Swann TD catch and the Steelers never look back. This game is also quite interesting because along with great play from names like Ham & Blount come outstanding performances from lesser known players like Loren Toews, Jim Allen, and Reggie Harrison. Perhaps most striking is how HARD Pittsburgh's reserves (who see considerable action late in the contest) play when they're given the opportunity. Some edited huddles, but very watchable. 
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03-05-2020, 06:27 PM

I am surprised that nobody has commented yet on the fact that this was the game with that famous play of Lambert knocking down Cleo Miller for no gain and then getting right in Miller's face by pointing his finger at him telling him basically that he's come to play today (I'm sure it was a little more "colorful" than that). So glad the video shows it, although it's on the back side where you cannot see the finger pointed. But it is definitely the play I remember NFL films getting on the front side. Glad to finally see this game.
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03-06-2020, 02:51 AM

(03-05-2020, 06:27 PM)Remington Steelers Wrote: I am surprised that nobody has commented yet on the fact that this was the game with that famous play of Lambert knocking down Cleo Miller for no gain and then getting right in Miller's face by pointing his finger at him telling him basically that he's come to play today (I'm sure it was a little more "colorful" than that).  So glad the video shows it, although it's on the back side where you cannot see the finger pointed.  But it is definitely the play I remember NFL films getting on the front side.  Glad to finally see this game.

Yeah I saw it (early in game, first series for the browns).

Steelers defense was still at it's peak. 

This is the way i like watching game, no huddles or commercials, just play after play. Thumbsup
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03-07-2020, 09:21 PM

(03-06-2020, 02:51 AM)Noll and Cowher teams no more Wrote: This is the way i like watching game, no huddles or commercials, just play after play. Thumbsup


Wow, so you're a fan of edited huddles, eh? Not my thing at all, but I do often skip through the games when I watch.

You may or may not know this, but as you're watching games on this site, you can SKIP forward and back in ten second increments by hitting your left/right cursor keys (arrows). Pretty handy for skipping though commercials, jumping quickly from play to play, etc. If it's not working, click on the video itself (which will pause it), then click it again and your arrow controls will work.

I'm pretty sure many folks don't know this, and it makes watching a lot more enjoyable for me.
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