1978 AFC Playoffs Steelers 33 vs Broncos 10
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04-04-2017, 11:27 AM

1978 AFC Playoffs Steelers 33 vs Broncos 10

This playoff rematch in a cold, misty rain between the NFL's top two defenses remains relatively competitive until the 4th quarter when Terry Bradshaw suddenly and explosively BOMBS the Broncos into submission, connecting on a pair of beautiful deep TD strikes to Stallworth and Swann in the span of 44 seconds. With the Bronco's concentrating on stopping Lynn Swann via constant double coverage, John Stallworth is absolutely magnificent, undressing CB Steve Foley with one great catch after another en route to 156 yds on a playoff record 10 receptions. Meanwhile, Swannie works a little magic of his own with an unbelievable leaping TD grab at the goal line in spite of double coverage and having a Denver player draped all over him. Franco Harris is in typical playoff form, scoring 2 TDs and rumbling for 105 yds on 24 carries to set up Pittsburgh's aerial assault. All-Pro defensive players fill both rosters (incredibly, the two defensive squads combined have all 11 Pro Bowler starters). But while Pittsburgh's offensive line controls the line of scrimmage, protects Bradshaw (0 sacks) and is able to move the ball up and down the field almost at will against the Orange Crush, the Steel Curtain absolutely SMOTHERS Denver's offensive efforts, sacking QB combo of Morton and Weese 6 times (2 by Joe Greene, who also blocks a FG) as the Broncos are out-gained 425-218. Features some pregame and commercials, some halftime stuff, and TONS of post-game including interviews with Swann and Stallworth. 
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04-12-2017, 09:36 AM

Sweet mother of Mary, Bradshaw threw a fantastic deep ball. Thank you for posting.
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04-12-2017, 09:12 PM

(04-12-2017, 09:36 AM)Guest Wrote: Sweet mother of Mary, Bradshaw threw a fantastic deep ball. Thank you for posting.

The dude was a deep ball freak, no doubt.  Thumbsup Glad you enjoyed the game!
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04-14-2017, 11:13 AM

Amazing how Bradshaw, Swann and Stall rose up in big games and made such spectacular and signature plays.
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04-14-2017, 11:34 AM

(04-14-2017, 11:13 AM)Guest Wrote: Amazing how Bradshaw, Swann and Stall rose up in big games and made such spectacular and signature plays.

By the way, great site, I know you put a lot of time and effort into it!
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04-14-2017, 11:36 PM

(04-14-2017, 11:34 AM)Guest Wrote:
(04-14-2017, 11:13 AM)Guest Wrote: Amazing how Bradshaw, Swann and Stall rose up in big games and made such spectacular and signature plays.

By the way, great site, I know you put a lot of time and effort into it!

Thank you! Definitely a labor of love.  Thumbsup
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04-28-2017, 01:56 AM

thanks for posting it remember watching this game in my living room as a kid when I was 9 years old
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05-14-2017, 08:11 PM

Pretty impressive performance by the Steeler offense and defense. There is a great statistic in the 4th Quarter that shows you could fill the entire AFC Pro-Bowl with these two defenses, and yet Franco has a 100 yard day, and the Steelers put up 30-plus points. Great work. I would give the game ball to either Stallworth or Randy Grossman. Both came up with key plays.
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05-18-2017, 03:39 PM

(05-14-2017, 08:11 PM)Guest Wrote: Pretty impressive performance by the Steeler offense and defense. There is a great statistic in the 4th Quarter that shows you could fill the entire AFC Pro-Bowl with these two defenses, and yet Franco has a 100 yard day, and the Steelers put up 30-plus points. Great work. I would give the game ball to either Stallworth or Randy Grossman. Both came up with key plays.

Agreed. Inspired performance by the Steelers on both sides of the ball against a very solid Denver team. I find it particularly interesting that the Steelers really piled it on with explosions of points in a very short amount of time in all three of their '78 post-season games. Teams could hang with them only for so long, and then BOOM! The Steelers were suddenly leading by multiple TDs. Such a great, incredibly BALANCED team that year.
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08-05-2017, 10:48 PM

Highlights both at halftime and after the game, plus a postgame interview with Swann and Stallworth from Mike Adamle.
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