1977 Steelers 10 at Bengals 17
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05-18-2017, 03:55 PM

1977 Steelers 10 at Bengals 17

Second half only of game played on a frozen field in bitterly cold zero-degree weather (wind chill was 17 below zero). Video begins in the 3rd quarter with Steelers pinned in the shadow of their own goal post clinging to a 10-7 lead. Following a Steeler punt, Anderson hits Billy Brooks for a 57-yard bomb, but the Steelers stiffen and hold Cinci to a FG. On the ensuing kickoff, Jim Smith (filling in for an injured Lynn Swann) coughs up the ball and the Bengals recover. Ken Anderson immediately hits Pat McInally for a shocking 43-yard TD bomb, Cinci's second score in 15 seconds. Pittsburgh fights 'til the end but runs out of time and downs.
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05-28-2017, 06:33 AM

Very nice footage from an ice cold Riverfront in '77. It was cool to see "Spiderman" Jimmy Allen recover that fumble while wearing the full knitted facemask. Some guys had to go to the locker room due to frostbite. It was interesting to see Bob Trumpy in action and also nice to hear Curt Gowdy and John Brodie again. Great memories!
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06-14-2017, 04:40 AM

First of all, thanks for uploading all these Steelers games.

According to the Steelers media guide, this is still the coldest game that the Steelers have played in their history (it was 2 above zero at kick off).

I noticed something a bit odd with this game in regards to the set up with the sidelines. The Steelers and the Bengals were on the opposite sidelines they would normally be at Riverfront Stadium. In other words, the Bengals were on the visitor's sideline and the Steelers were on the home sideline.
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06-14-2017, 08:08 AM

(06-14-2017, 04:40 AM)Guest Wrote: I noticed something a bit odd with this game in regards to the set up with the sidelines. The Steelers and the Bengals were on the opposite sidelines they would normally be at Riverfront Stadium. In other words, the Bengals were on the visitor's sideline and the Steelers were on the home sideline.

Wow! Very interesting! I wonder if they did that so they could grab a little warmth from the sunshine on that side while keeping the Steelers in the shade?
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