1984 Steelers 13 at Raiders 7
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06-09-2017, 12:44 AM

1984 Steelers 13 at Raiders 7

Needing a win to clinch a playoff spot, the Steelers turn to their power running game and simply jam the ball down the Raiders' throats. The O-line is magnificent and completely dominates the line of scrimmage, neutralizing Howie Long and Lyle Alzado all afternoon. Pollard gains 79 yards on 19 attempts, but it's Walter Abercrombie who does the most damage with 111 yards on 28 carries and a back-breaking 59-yard catch-and-run to the 1-yard line on the last play of the 3rd quarter. Pollard's dive into the end zone to start the 4th quarter gives the Steelers a 10-0 lead and breaks the game open. The Steelers lead 13-0 with 3 minutes remaining when Jim Plunkett (who replaces an ineffective Marc Wilson) throws a short TD pass on 4th & goal that clearly is caught out of bounds, but the officials blow the call. Following a Steeler punt, the Raiders get the ball back at midfield with 2:30 left and a chance to win, but Donnie Shell snags his 2nd INT of the afternoon (43rd of his career) to seal the win and a playoff berth for the Steelers. A special thanks to "Keith "Crash" Froehlich" for graciously providing us with this game! 
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06-09-2017, 07:02 AM

Our NBC station in Youngstown, Ohio (WFMJ) joined the Steelers vs. Raiders game in progress at the 11 minute mark, because of the Cleveland Browns-Houston Oilers game that started at 1 PM ended at around 4:10 PM, and the Steelers-Raiders game kicked off at 4 PM, and was an NFL on NBC doubleheader, Week 16 1984.
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06-09-2017, 09:15 AM

Everybody thought Cincinnati had this division won when they beat the bills earlier in the day! Oh they saw the Raiders winning 38 to 10 again! Thats why they play the game!!!
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06-09-2017, 09:16 AM

(06-09-2017, 09:15 AM)Luther Wrote: That's why they play the game!!!

BOOM!  Thumbsup
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06-09-2017, 09:25 AM

Kept reminding myself that the Steelers were the only team to beat the 49ers all year! They did it on the road!
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06-09-2017, 11:07 AM

(06-09-2017, 09:25 AM)Luther Wrote: Kept reminding myself that the Steelers were the only team to beat the 49ers all year! They did it on the road!

I'd like to get my hands on that '84 Steelers/Niners game.
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06-09-2017, 03:03 PM

It used to be on you tube. So it's out there.
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06-09-2017, 04:56 PM

(06-09-2017, 03:03 PM)Crash Wrote: It used to be on you tube. So it's out there.

I just got two very generous offers from fellow fans/collectors for the '84 Niners game, so it's in the works (along with the '81 Steelers/Chiefs game).

Just the thought of that '81 KC game makes my blood boil with hatred for David Trout.  Laugh  Pi_supermad
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06-10-2017, 11:40 PM

Mr. McMillen, put this '84 Steelers-Raiders clash on youtube, baby. I love it!!!! And if I remember correctly, on the network's NFL pre-game shows: Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder (CBS, The NFL Today) and Pete "The Ax" Axthelm (NBC, NFL '84) they both picked the Raiders over our Steelers and picked the Bengals over the Bills, and they thought the Bengals would win the AFC Central. Well, the Bengals did their job, but if you remember NFL Films footage "Road To The Super Bowl" special and the 1984 Bengals highlight film "The Cincinnati Kids" as our Donnie Shell intercepted Jim Plunkett's pass late in the game, Sam Wyche and a group of Bengal players groaned, while in Steeler Nation, we celebrated as our Steelers took the AFC Central, and in the NFL Films 1984 Steelers highlight film "A New Beginning", the Steelers celebrated in their locker room in LA, no less.
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06-11-2017, 05:05 AM

(06-10-2017, 11:40 PM)Guest Wrote: Mr. McMillen, put this '84 Steelers-Raiders clash on youtube, baby.  I love it!!!!  And if I remember correctly, on the network's NFL pre-game shows: Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder (CBS, The NFL Today) and Pete "The Ax" Axthelm (NBC, NFL '84) they both picked the Raiders over our Steelers and picked the Bengals over the Bills, and they thought the Bengals would win the AFC Central.  Well, the Bengals did their job, but if you remember NFL Films footage "Road To The Super Bowl" special and the 1984 Bengals highlight film "The Cincinnati Kids" as our Donnie Shell intercepted Jim Plunkett's pass late in the game, Sam Wyche and a group of Bengal players groaned, while in Steeler Nation, we celebrated as our Steelers took the AFC Central, and in the NFL Films 1984 Steelers highlight film "A New Beginning", the Steelers celebrated in their locker room in LA, no less.

Glad you enjoyed it, my friend!  Thumbsup But why would I put it on YouTube when it's already right here for people to watch? The "YouTube police" will just block it or take it down. That's exactly why I decided to build this site.
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06-11-2017, 03:36 PM

This game probably should have been a Steeler shutout. Raiders were credited with a TD that they shouldn't have had. Made the game more interesting than it should have been toward the end. Steelers held on though with a gutsy win in a hostile environment against a good team.
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06-27-2017, 09:00 AM

Mr. McMillen, I'm sure that someone has Steelers-Raiders 1984 Week 16 highlights from KDKA-TV 2 "Eyewitness News" WTAE-TV "Channel 4 Action News" and WPXI-TV "NewsCenter 11" which included Myron Cope's "On Sports" Commentary
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06-30-2017, 10:47 PM

Thank you very much for adding this game. It brings back memories of watching with my father (a McKessport native) clearly. That season in particular was a great memory as we watched many of the games together in the Detroit area growing up. As the years go by without him, it is posts like these that allow me to remember fondly.
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07-01-2017, 01:12 AM

(06-30-2017, 10:47 PM)Guest Wrote: Thank you very much for adding this game. It brings back memories of watching with my father (a McKessport native) clearly. That season in particular was a great memory as we watched many of the games together in the Detroit area growing up. As the years go by without him, it is posts like these that allow me to remember fondly.

Pi_heartbeating  Fantastic. THIS is why this site exists.  Thumbsup
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07-31-2017, 03:09 AM

After the game, there's a full edition of WPXI's "The Fifth Quarter" featuring lots of highlights. They went through the highlights package twice, as it turned out, because satellite difficulties meant that there were no live interviews from the locker room. The show ended about ten minutes early because of this.

Lots of vintage local commercials for Pittsburghers, including John Cigna for Bageland (at least I think that's how they spelled it).

I've never heard of anyone else calling Gary Anderson "La Machine" the way Dee Thompson did here. Also, the Raider wide receiver who caught the touchdown was Dokie Williams, not Wilson.
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