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1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17
Malone starts off a pitiful 1 of 11 passing, but rookie CB Delton Hall scoops up a Roger Craig fumble and streaks 50 yards for a TD to set the tone. Montana struggles all day, throwing 3 INTs against a defense ostensibly made up of no-name players (rookie Rod Woodson doesn't play due to his holdout over a contract dispute). Montana throws for over 300 yards but the 49er ground game is non-existent with only 47 yards on the day. Meanwhile, the Steelers grind out 183 yards on the ground (Earnest Jackson 103 yds), keeping the ball away from Montana and Rice and physically wearing down the Niners. An admirable and surprising performance by a decidedly sub-par Pittsburgh team.
1987 Steelers 28 at Falcons 12
Strike game! Steve Bono leads the Steelers at QB, Joey Clinkscales (???) shines at WR (6 catches, 150 yds, 1 TD) and Earnest Jackson (the only other "regular" to cross the picket line with Mike Webster) carries 29 times for 104 yds and a TD. Defensively, Larry Griffin performs well enough at DB to earn a roster spot that he will keep for 7 years, intercepting a pass in the end zone to thwart an Atlanta scoring opportunity and setting up a Steeler TD with a 2nd INT at midfield. Not NFL-calliber football, but not bad for a group who only had 10 days to prepare.
1987 Steelers 16 vs Saints 20
The 7-3 Saints visit the 6-4 Steelers with both teams fighting for a playoff spot and the Saints hoping to secure their first-ever winning season. The Steelers lead 14-10 with 9 minutes left when Rod Woodson loses the rain-soaked ball on a punt and the Saints recover at the Pittsburgh 21. Two plays later, Bobby Hebert hits Eric Martin for the go-ahead TD. Less than a minute later, Mark Malone throws a costly INT that's returned to the Pittsburgh 12, and Morten Andersen kicks a 32-yard FG to give New Orleans a 20-14 lead. The Saints appear to have the victory clinched when Sam Mills stops Pollard on the 1-foot line on 4th and goal and instead of risking a punt from their own end zone, the Saints take a safety with 1:05 left. But in 55 seconds, the Steelers move to the Saints' 3-yard-line and are poised to win. Unfortunately, Pat Swilling sacks Malone with 10 seconds left and Malone's desperation pass is intercepted as time expires. A special thanks to Matthew Simon for generously providing this game.
1988 Steelers 28 at Bills 36
Scott Norwood kicks 5 FGs and the Bills score a pair of 3rd-quarter TDs in a span of 2 minutes to turn a competitive game into a laugher. The Steelers trail only 16-14 at halftime, but Robb Riddick extends Buffalo's lead to 23-14 midway through the 3rd quarter on a 4th and goal 1-yd run. Steve Tasker blocks a Pittsburgh punt 2 minutes later later and Riddick scoops up the ball and scrambles 5 yds for a TD to make it 30-14. Norwood adds 2 more FGs in the 4th quarter after a Darryl Talley fumble recovery and a Brister INT by Kelso.
Trailing 36-14, Pittsburgh rallies with 2 TDs in the final 2 minutes following a Brister 1-yd plunge, a recovered onside kick and a 42-yd TD pass to Weegie Thompson. But a sloppy performance which includes 2 INTs, 3 lost fumbles and 2 blocked punts is ultimately too much for the Steelers to overcome.
1988 Steelers 37 at Oilers 34 SNF
In a Sunday Night game filled with big plays and a lot of disdain between the two teams, Bubby Brister completes 3 TD passes, including picture perfect long bombs of 80 and 65 yds to Louis Lipps and a 16-yd game-winner to Merril Hoge with 20 seconds left to give the Steelers a thrilling 37-34 victory. Dwight Stone gets the big plays started for Pittsburgh with an electric 92-yd kickoff return for a TD in the 2nd quarter, followed shortly thereafter by Brister's first TD bomb to Lipps for a 17-13 halftime lead. Brister connects deep with Lipps again midway through the 3rd for a 24-13 Pittsburgh lead. Despite 3 Warren Moon INTs in the 4th quarter, the Oilers get back in the game on a 90-yd kickoff return for a TD and actually take a 31-34 lead with 1:30 left in the game on a 3-yd Moon TD run. But thanks to some terrible tackling by Houston, Brister drives the Steelers 80 yds in just 6 plays capped by the winning score to Hoge. A special thanks goes out to Paul Wood for generously providing us with this game!