1989 AFC Wildcard Steelers 26 at Oilers 23 OT
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06-26-2017, 11:05 PM

1989 AFC Wildcard Steelers 26 at Oilers 23 OT

So here they are... perhaps the unlikeliest playoff team in NFL history. Pounded in week 1 by Cleveland, 51-0. Pounded in week 2 by Cinci, 42-10. Pounded by Houston twice during the regular season, including a 27-0 drubbing in this very same "House of Pain." Yet here they are... two teams and two head coaches, each the antithesis of the other, who utterly despise one another. By the time the game finally ends on Gary Anderson's monster 50-yard field goal in overtime (set up by an explosive forced fumble and recovery by Rod Woodson), Chuck Noll is moving on in the playoffs with an unlikely trip to Denver in the midst of perhaps the finest coaching job of his Hall of Fame career. Meanwhile, Jerry Glanville heads back to Houston in disgrace, where a pink slip awaits. 
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07-17-2017, 04:29 PM

Noll dropping F bombs all day. Awesome.

They had a clip of this game in Noll's A football life on NFLN and he at one point said to the officials during the game: "You sons of bitches!"

I bet Marianne let him have it when he got home. LOL
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07-17-2017, 07:08 PM

I remember watching this on NYE, 1989 (AKA, the last night of the 80's).

I was pulling for the Steelers bigtime since I loved an underdog.

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