1982 Steelers 35 vs Chiefs 14
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06-12-2017, 10:18 PM

1982 Steelers 35 vs Chiefs 14

Bradshaw, Stallworth and Lambert shine in an absolute butt-kicking. Bradshaw comes into the game with a sore shouder and it's rumored that Terry's elbow problems started in training camp in '82, but there's absolutely no evidence of any arm issues in this game. After a tipped pass is picked off early, Bradshaw is nearly flawless (15 of 20, 231 yds), striking deep repeatedly and exploding for 3 TDs in the first half, including a spectacular 74-yd TD strike to Stallworth (4 rec., 107 yds, 2 TD) in which Terry rifles the ball 50 yards downfield with a mere flick of his wrist, hitting Stallworth perfectly in stride. Bradshaw strikes deep again just before the half, uncorking a 51-yarder down the middle to Jim Smith to set up a 1-yd plunge by Harris that gives the Steelers a 28-7 halftime lead. Meanwhile, Chiefs QB Steve Fuller is pummeled mercilessly as the Steelers sack him 8 times (3 by Jack Lambert) with jailbreak after jailbreak and Donnie Shell adds to his NFL-leading INT total. With a comfortable lead and few signs of life from Kansas City, Cliff Stoudt enters the game in relief of Bradshaw in the 3rd quarter. Video includes halftime show with highlights from around the league. 
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10-10-2017, 01:42 AM

Man, looking at the strength of Bradshaw's arm in a game like this, I can't help but wonder... what would've happened in '83 if Terry hadn't had surgery in the off-season? The #3 defense and the #2 rushing attack... with Bradshaw under center? A missed opportunity.
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07-18-2020, 10:13 AM

(10-10-2017, 01:42 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: Man, looking at the strength of Bradshaw's arm in a game like this, I can't help but wonder... what would've happened in '83 if Terry hadn't had surgery in the off-season? The #3 defense and the #2 rushing attack... with Bradshaw under center? A missed opportunity.

I agree.  Man I LOVE this game.  When I was in High School the Chiefs were my favorite team.  Can't explain why but I really loved Lanier.  This game was an absolute butt kicking Smile
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07-18-2020, 03:16 PM

IMO, there was no one better than Bradshaw from '78-'82... and he was still getting better.

The two first quarter TDs to Stallworth Bradshaw throws in this game are QB perfection

The first happens at the 16:15 mark. It goes in the books as a only a 3-yard TD, but holy moly... that quick release! Scared It's Dan Marino-worthy how fast that ball is out of his hand, and it comes out like a 90-mph fastball. 

The next one is at the 25:00 mark. A 74-yard bomb to Stallworth, on a rope 50 yards downfield. Hits him perfectly in stride, again with the ridiculous release, feet not really set and thrown with pure arm strength... it's not of this earth.  Alien Laugh
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