1979 Steelers 17 at Oilers 20 MNF
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04-24-2017, 09:31 PM

1979 Steelers 17 at Oilers 20 MNF

The Astrodome is rockin' with powder blue pom-poms in another bruising, brutally physical Steelers/Oilers game on Monday Night Football. This game is a bitter Steeler loss, but it also demonstrates how resilient and explosive the Steelers are. Houston puts on a magnificent performance and dominates statistically, running the ball a whopping 54 times for 190 yards with Earl Campbell carrying 33 times for 109 yds -- the only 100-yd game vs. Pittsburgh of Campbell's entire career -- also making him the only back to rush for more than 100 yds vs. the Steelers during the 1979 season. But despite Houston's strong performance, it takes a blown call by the officials overturning Larry Anderson's legal recovery of a perfectly executed onside kick at 1:59:10 to thwart a Steelers comeback. Replays prove the ball traveled the necessary 10 yds before Anderson's recovery, but the officials rule otherwise and Bahr's re-kick is recovered by Houston. Lynn Swann makes numerous incredible plays including snagging a pass that bounces out of Stallworth's hands and scoring a TD on a reverse. Stallworth is equally amazing, making an unbelievable TD grab of a 34-yard Bradshaw desperation bomb with 1:18 remaining at which point Howard Cosell exclaims with both admiration and disbelief, "They don't quit! They will NEVER quit!" 
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05-25-2017, 02:05 PM

Matt Bahr dropping an f bomb after the officials blew that call.

A pre-curser to Chuck Noll dropping F bombs in that 1989 playoff game, also in the Astrodome.
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05-25-2017, 11:23 PM

(05-25-2017, 02:05 PM)Crash Wrote: Matt Bahr dropping an f bomb after the officials blew that call.  

A pre-curser  to Chuck Noll dropping F bombs in that 1989 playoff game, also in the Astrodome.

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Yes, and Greg Lloyd dropping an F-bomb after the 1995 AFC Championship game and "flunking the on-air audition" (according to Greg Gumble).  Pi_bigsmile
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05-27-2017, 10:44 AM

THIS is football.

MNF, the teams, the atmosphere, the announcers.

It was also fascinating to watch this Monday Night game as a polar opposite of the Monday Night game that preceded this- 7 days prior to this showdown, New Orleans had that catastrophic defensive meltdown in the 2nd half against Oakland despite a 21-point 2nd half lead.

From one team that couldn't get a defensive stop to save their lives to two superb teams trading blows on both sides of the ball.
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05-27-2017, 11:40 AM

(05-27-2017, 10:44 AM)Guest Wrote: THIS is football.

Thumbsup  You're damn right, it is.  Smokin
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