1980 Steelers 16 vs Browns 13
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05-01-2017, 08:01 PM

1980 Steelers 16 vs Browns 13

Another incredibly emotional game between these two arch rivals comes down to the wire! Of all of my Browns/Steelers games, this one is probably my favorite ever... I still get goose bumps watching the wild finish. Bradshaw and Harris struggle throughout the game, but Lynn Swann is utterly magnificent, carrying the team with 10 clutch catches. Trailing 13-9 in the final moments of the game, the Steelers seem doomed when, after driving inside the Browns 5, Jim Smith flat out drops an easy TD pass and the Steelers turn the ball over on downs. Game over, right? Wrong... remember, this was the era of "the Three Rivers Jinx." The Browns make a fatal error when they try to pass from their own end zone on 3rd down, preserving just enough crucial time for Bradshaw & Swann to maneuver the ball back to the 3-yard line, where Bradshaw hits Swannie for the game-winner with just 8 seconds left! Features a brawl on the way to the locker room at halftime! 
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05-10-2017, 08:34 PM

Great ending! For one last time, Swann and the Steelers look like they could return to greatness.
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01-02-2018, 12:00 PM

(05-10-2017, 08:34 PM)Guest Wrote: Great ending! For one last time, Swann and the Steelers look like they could return to greatness.

Yes, incredible ending. Nerve-wracking. Man, when Smith drops that TD? It looks like we're finished. So many great Browns/Steelers games during that era and this was among the best.
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08-31-2018, 05:11 PM

Wow!
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08-31-2018, 11:56 PM

(08-31-2018, 05:11 PM)Vaughn_Doofus Wrote: Wow!

I know, right? Flippin' EPIC!
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