1979 Steelers at Eagles (Sep 30, 1979)      


1979 Season

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1979 Steelers 14 at Eagles 17

The Jaworski-led 3-1 Eagles pull off a major upset against the 4-0 world champs.

John Stallworth has a productive day (5 catches, 102 yds, 1 TD), but the Steelers do little else offensively as Swann's absence really affects Bradshaw's play. Terry has a pretty miserable day, throwing one interception deep in Steeler territory to set up a short Wilbert Montgomery TD and later throwing a pick to Herman Edwards in the end zone after driving deep into the red zone late in the game.

The Steelers get another chance to tighten the score on their next drive, but Franco coughs up the ball at the Philly 1-foot line. The Steelers commit some terrible penalties throughout the afternoon, one allowing Philly to escape from a 4th & 40 situation and another overturning an onside kick that Pittsburgh had recovered. Hard to believe that in spite of playing so poorly, Pittsburgh still had themselves in position to win if not for the onside kick penalty.

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