1974 AFCC Steelers at Raiders (Dec 29, 1974) NBC TV synced w/Mutual Radio      


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1974 AFC Championship Steelers 24 at Raiders 13
Complete NBC TV broadcast with synced with Mutual Radio (Charlie Jones & Sam DeLuca)

The Steel Curtain bankrupts the hated Raiders in perhaps the most pivotal game in team history, limiting Oakland's #1-ranked offense to just 29 yards rushing in 21 attempts (a puny 1.4 yd avg) and forcing Ken Stabler into 3 crippling INTs, despite a career game by Cliff Branch (9 catches, 186 yds).

The Steelers physically dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball from the outset, but in spite of driving inside the Raider 10 multiple times, Pittsburgh has only 3 points to show for it after 3 quarters due to poor kicking, poor officiating (a beautiful one-handed TD catch by John Stallworth is incorrectly ruled out of bounds) and mental errors.

Undaunted, the Steelers continue to gouge the Raiders repeatedly with perfectly executed trap plays. Franco Harris finally punches it into the end zone on the first play of the 4th quarter, tying the game at 10 apiece as the Steelers begin a 21-point scoring explosion in the final period. Pittsburgh continues to pile it on courtesy of a brilliant Jack Ham INT (his 2nd of the day) which he returns to the Raider 9-yard line, setting up Terry Bradshaw's go-ahead 6-yard TD dart to Lynn Swann.

Franco Harris (29 carries, 111 yds, 2 TD) and Rocky Bleier (18 carries, 98 yds) benefit all afternoon from superb play by the Steeler O-line, punishing the Raiders for 224 yards on the ground. Again capitalizing on a Stabler INT (this time by J.T. Thomas), the Steelers finally seal their trip to the Super Bowl on Franco's 21-yd TD scamper in the final minute of the game.

Note: There are two versions of this game, both have excellent video quality. This version is the NBC TV broadcast of the game synced with the complete Mutual Broadcast radio call from Charlie Jones and Sam DeLuca, and we've synced in highlight video footage for many of the key missing plays. The other version is the same NBC broadcast with Curt Gowdy, Al Derogatis and Don Meredith calling the game. There are about 30 minutes of footage missing from this version.

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