1984 Steelers vs Browns (Dec 9, 1984)      


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1984 Steelers 23 vs Browns 20

Gary Anderson kicks a 34-yd FG with 5 seconds left to extend the Three Rivers Jinx to 15 games and keep Pittsburgh in first place in the AFC Central.

On Cleveland's opening drive, former Steeler kicker Matt Bahr appears to score a TD on a fake FG, taking a direct snap and sweeping left into the end zone, but a penalty nullifies the play and the Browns settle for 3. Cleveland is poised to extend their lead on their next drive, but Hall of Famer Donnie Shell picks off Paul McDonald in the end zone.

Rookie Louis Lipps makes them pay moments later, getting behind Minnifield on a Malone pump-fake for a 61-yd TD bomb. After a Cleveland 3-and-out, Lipps appears to score again on an electrifying 74-yd punt return, but a penalty overturns the play and the Steelers settle for a FG.

Action cuts to the 3rd quarter with the Steelers leading 17-13, and Bryan Hinkle picks off McDonald and returns it to the 2 to set up a short Anderson FG. Cleveland keeps fighting, tying the game on a McDonald 3-yd QB-keeper in the 4th quarter and intercepting Malone in the end zone on the following drive. But the Steelers get the ball back for one final drive and power their way into FG range from Anderson's game-winning kick.

Note: Recording is missing action from 9:15 left in the 2nd quarter to 5:18 left in the 3rd quarter, but features over 20 minutes of NBC pregame.

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