1982 Steelers at Browns (Dec 19, 1982)      


1982 Season

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1982 Steelers 9 at Browns 10

The turnover-plagued Steelers are their own worst enemy in a quagmire of mud at Cleveland Stadium, and no one struggles more than Terry Bradshaw -- traditionally a great QB in bad weather -- who is sacked 3 times and throws 4 INTs (3 by rookie Hanford Dixon).

Compounding Bradshaw's struggles are a host of drops by Steeler receivers, including Hall of Famers. Swann is held to no catches and Stallworth finishes with only 1 reception for 6 yds (albeit a TD).

Defensively, the Steelers are outstanding, sacking Paul McDonald 6 times and limiting Cleveland to 224 total yds with just 38 on the ground. But a shanked 16-yd punt by John Goodson from his own end zone gives Cleveland fantastic field position late in the 3rd. Donnie Shell slips on a pass play resulting in a 22-yd reception by Ozzie Newsome to the 1, and Cleveland caps the drive with a goal line plunge to take a 10-7 lead.

Pittsburgh threatens only once after that, getting to the Cleveland 39 with 1:17 left before Bradshaw throws his 3rd INT of the day on 4th & 4.

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