1979 Steelers 42 vs Broncos 7 MNF
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04-24-2017, 01:56 AM

1979 Steelers 42 vs Broncos 7 MNF

A special thanks to Russell "SteelBuck 6" for generously providing us with this classic game! It's hard not to feel at least a little sympathy for the Broncos in this one. The Steelers, fresh off a shocking 9-turnover defeat at the hands of the previously winless Bengals, are ill-tempered and out for blood, giving the Broncos their worst beat-down since 1968. From the outset, the Steelers are able to do anything and everything they want offensively, piling up 530 yards and out-gaining Denver 236 to 53 on the ground. Franco Harris (17 att, 121 yds, 2 TD) looks absolutely amazing in this game, gliding, cutting back and running people over while Terry Bradshaw (18 of 24, 267 yds, 2 TDs) is devastating and precise. Swann, back in action after missing time with a hamstring pull, rips Denver for 76 yds and a TD on his 2 catches. The Broncos manage to score early on a 64-yard bomb to Moses but soon settle in for an evening of offensive futility. While the Orange Crush fails to lay a hand on Bradshaw, Craig Morton is sacked 4 times and pressured into numerous off-target throws as the Steelers win easily and convincingly in front of Hoard Cossell, Dandy Don Meredith and Frank Gifford. 
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04-25-2017, 08:17 AM

(04-24-2017, 01:56 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: 1979 Steelers 42 vs Broncos 7 MNF

A special thanks to Russell "SteelBuck 6" for generously providing us with this classic game! It's hard not to feel at least a little sympathy for the Broncos in this one. The Steelers, fresh off a shocking 9-turnover defeat at the hands of the previously winless Bengals, are ill-tempered and out for blood, giving the Broncos their worst beat-down since 1968. From the outset, the Steelers are able to do anything and everything they want offensively, piling up 530 yards and out-gaining Denver 236 to 53 on the ground. Franco Harris (17 att, 121 yds, 2 TD) looks absolutely amazing in this game, gliding, cutting back and running people over while Terry Bradshaw (18 of 24, 267 yds, 2 TDs) is devastating and precise. Swann, back in action after missing time with a hamstring pull, rips Denver for 76 yds and a TD on his 2 catches. The Broncos manage to score early on a 64-yard bomb to Moses but soon settle in for an evening of offensive futility. While the Orange Crush fails to lay a hand on Bradshaw, Craig Morton is sacked 4 times and pressured into numerous off-target throws as the Steelers win easily and convincingly in front of Hoard Cossell, Dandy Don Meredith and Frank Gifford. 

Is there a way to download this game from your site?  If not, would you be willing to post this game on youtube?

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04-27-2017, 08:11 AM

"Is there a way to download this game from your site? If not, would you be willing to post this game on youtube?"

I use 'Video DownloadHelper' which is an add-on for firefox to download from this site. There may be similar add-ons for the other browsers, but VDH works great.

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05-19-2017, 02:17 PM

Excellent addition here. Great game. Thanks for the add.
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05-26-2017, 03:49 PM

This game showed the contrast in Denver and Pittsburgh.

Whereas Denver was a bit one-dimensional (predominantly good on defense, but erratic offense- kinda like a reverse San Diego) Pittsburgh was the total package.

If Denver fell behind early as they did here, you knew they weren't gonna come back if they were on the road (They did have a big comeback vs. Seattle from a sizeable margin, but the Steelers were a step up in weight class from the Seahawks.

Don't get me wrong, Denver wasn't a pushover (they were 5-2 going into this game and did make the playoffs), but when their offense fell into a hole as they did here, it was curtains.

Those Broncos were a classic example of a team that played better from ahead than behind (Witness their 45-10 beatdown of the Patriots a month later).

This was even more thorough a domination than the playoff game the prior year- that game for what it's worth was 19-10 after 3 quarters.

At halftime, Dandy Don could have sung Turn out the Lights. The party was over quickly for the Broncos on this night.
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05-26-2017, 09:47 PM

(05-26-2017, 03:49 PM)Guest Wrote: At halftime, Dandy Don could have sung Turn out the Lights. The party was over quickly for the Broncos on this night.


Laugh



(05-26-2017, 03:49 PM)Guest Wrote: This game showed the contrast in Denver and Pittsburgh.

Whereas Denver was a bit one-dimensional (predominantly good on defense, but erratic offense- kinda like a reverse San Diego) Pittsburgh was the total package.

If Denver fell behind early as they did here, you knew they weren't gonna come back if they were on the road (They did have a big comeback vs. Seattle from a sizeable margin, but the Steelers were a step up in weight class from the Seahawks.

Don't get me wrong, Denver wasn't a pushover (they were 5-2 going into this game and did make the playoffs), but when their offense fell into a hole as they did here, it was curtains.

Those Broncos were a classic example of a team that played better from ahead than behind (Witness their 45-10 beatdown of the Patriots a month later).

This was even more thorough a domination than the playoff game the prior year- that game for what it's worth was 19-10 after 3 quarters.


You're right, Denver was very solid. They won their next 4 games after this loss and were 9-3 before their late-season collapse saw them back into the playoffs. But you never wanted to be the team facing the Steelers the week after a loss... especially the kind that happened in Cinci.  Pi_sharpteeth
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