1982 Steelers 26 vs Bengals 20 Overtime
September 19, 1982
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1982 Steelers 26 vs Bengals 20 OT

Franco Harris rushes for only 6 yds on 3 carries but catches a career-high 11 passes for 88 yds in a thriller. QBs Bradshaw & Anderson both do great Montana impressions, dinking & dunking their way up & down the field all afternoon for over 600 yds passing with shockingly little running involved (just 26 yds rushing for Pittsburgh and 69 yds for Cinci).

But while Bradshaw throws 3 TD strikes and no INTs, Anderson is picked off 3 times (2 by Donnie Shell) including one in the end zone after Cinci had driven to the Steeler 3 yard line. Chris Collinsworth has a huge day (9 catches, 144 yds), but Jack Ham's consistent harassment of Anderson, a blocked chip-shot FG on the final play of regulation by Tom Beasley and Dwayne Woodruff's INT & subsequent return to the Bengal 2 early in overtime are game-savers for the Steelers.

On first and goal from the 2 in overtime, after a lengthy conference with Coach Chuck Noll during a timeout, Bradshaw surprisingly calls a pass play and hits Stallworth for a 2-yd TD to win it.

After this game, unfortunately, the NFL players went on strike. Video features some nice pregame & halftime footage.



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