1979 Steelers 38 vs Redskins 7
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04-18-2017, 04:10 PM

1979 Steelers 38 vs Redskins 7

For the 3rd straight week, the Steelers deliver an old-fashioned @$$-whuppin' to a playoff contender, putting up 38 points on a Redskins defense who came into the game as the NFL's stingiest when it came to points. Bradshaw is on fire and throws for 311 yards & 4 TDs while playing only the first half and one series into the 3rd quarter after getting his bell rung just before halftime. Terry spreads the ball around to everyone, from Swann to Stallworth to Cunningham to Thornton to Smith to Grossman, but the key plays are a pair of 30-40 yard passes to Swannie and a dazzling 65-yard TD catch and run by Stallworth in which Stallworth picks the ball out of the air with one hand after it bounces upward and then streaks 40 yds for the TD. Swann (5 catches for 105 yds) and Stallworth (6 catches for 126 yds and 2 TDs) each eclipse the century mark and enjoy substantial run-after-catch yardage. The Steelers exceed 500 yds of offense for the 3rd time in 5 weeks as the Steeler O-line simply mauls a very solid Redskins front 7. 
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05-26-2017, 03:41 PM

A very thorough ass-kicking of a solid Redskins team that was in it all year until the last weekend and their famous week 16 loss to Dallas (And given the state of the NFC being in flux, had there been a 2nd WC, they might have made it to Pasadena to face Pittsburgh.

They lost a lot of close games that year- save for this beatdown, their other 5 losses were by a combined 26 points.
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05-26-2017, 09:39 PM

(05-26-2017, 03:41 PM)Guest Wrote: A very thorough ass-kicking of a solid Redskins team that was in it all year until the last weekend and their famous week 16 loss to Dallas (And given the state of the NFC being in flux, had there been a 2nd WC, they might have made it to Pasadena to face Pittsburgh.

They lost a lot of close games that year- save for this beatdown, their other 5 losses were by a combined 26 points.

Thumbsup  Agreed.

Steelers vs Redskins was a Super Bowl match-up I really wanted to see as a kid. '82 seemed like it might happen, but Father Time finally took us out.
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05-27-2017, 02:45 AM

Along with John Goodson's shank punt and a BS penalty on Jack Ham.  Mad  

After that regular season loss I REALLY wanted to play the 49ers again, and I think it may have happened if Terry didn't break his hand.  They had won three in a row before that Oakland trip.
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07-23-2017, 11:16 PM

UPGRADED! A special thanks to Matthew Simon for generously providing us with an upgrade of this classic game!   Thumbsup
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08-27-2017, 07:48 PM

The way Bradshaw was going, he could have thrown for 500 yards and 7 TDs in this game. But perhaps it was best that Noll pulled him. Bradshaw would save some of that change for the Super Bowl!
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08-27-2017, 09:33 PM

(08-27-2017, 07:48 PM)Guest Wrote: The way Bradshaw was going, he could have thrown for 500 yards and 7 TDs in this game. But perhaps it was best that Noll pulled him. Bradshaw would save some of that change for the Super Bowl!

That 3-4 game stretch after win-less Cinci stunned us 34-10 was eye-popping. The way we just destroyed 5-2 Denver (42-7), 7-1 Dallas (14-3, and it was a much bigger @$$-whipping than the score implies) and 6-3 Washington (38-7) was shocking. We also obliterated 4-5 Kansas City (30-3), who had a pretty decent team under Marv Levy.

And then came the "wtf?" San Diego game.  Laugh
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