1978 Steelers 21 at Broncos 17
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04-07-2017, 07:27 AM

1978 Steelers 21 at Broncos 17 - better quality, edited huddles
1978 Steelers 21 at Broncos 17 - lesser quality, more complete broadcast

Bradshaw and Stallworth are superb as the Steelers jump out to 21-0 lead at Mile High Stadium in the final game of the regular seasons and then watch from the bench as the Steeler reserves hold off the Broncos in a tune up for the playoffs.

Action is highlighted by a ridiculous leaping TD grab in traffic by Stallworth, who outleaps and out-muscles two Denver defenders in the end zone to reel in a bomb from a scrambling Bradshaw. Terry, who plays only the first half, ties the NFL record for most TD passes in a season since the NFL/AFL merger on the score to Stallworth, then takes it all for himself minutes later with a scrambling across-the-grain strike to Jim Smith for his 28th TD pass of the season.

Denver comes back late in the game against Pittsburgh's second team players threatens to steal a win after a 48-yd pass interference call in the end zone on a Hail Mary puts the ball on the Steeler 1-yd line with 7 seconds left. But the Steel Curtain stuff Denver's goal line plunge as regulation ends to preserve the victory.

I have two versions of this game: One version has decent video quality initially but has severely edited huddles and deteriorates as the game progresses (flickers between color and black & white). The other version is largely unedited but the video quality is not very good.
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06-11-2017, 10:48 AM

Between the Baltimore blizzard game at Three Rivers, this game, and the playoff rematch at Three Rivers, the 1978 Steelers were the only team I can ever recall playing three consecutive Saturday games.

Heck, this was the only time I recall a team playing two consecutive Saturdays back when December had such games.

Sidenote- I miss those old late Saturday December games.
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06-16-2017, 02:51 AM

Was that Lambert that made the saving tackle at the goal line with no time left?
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06-16-2017, 10:04 AM

(06-16-2017, 02:51 AM)Guest Wrote: Was that Lambert that made the saving tackle at the goal line with no time left?

Yes, that was none other than Jack Lambert.  Pi_sharpteeth
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05-02-2018, 03:58 AM

Don't forget, there are bonus highlights from This Week in Pro Football on the left side of the game description!
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