1979 Steelers 38 vs Redskins 7
November 4, 1979
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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 that came into the game as the NFL's stingiest in terms of 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 35+ 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 the remaining 40 yds for a 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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