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1990 Steelers 35 vs Browns 0
I LOVE this one! The Browns suffer through a comedy of errors, fumbling the ball on the first snap of 3 consecutive drives and ultimately commiting an additional half dozen turnovers (9 total) before the afternoon is over. The shell-shocked Brownies never have a chance and the blank look of utter futility on coach Jim Shofner's hound dog face throughout the game is PRICELESS. Meanwhile, Bubby Brister throws 4 TDs and rookie Barry Foster has his very first 100 yard game.
1992 Steelers 29 at Oilers 24
Bill Cowher's first game as head coach! Trailing 14-0 early in the game, Cowher shows he has some major Kahunas, calling a brilliant fake punt that goes all the way to the 1 yard line to get the Steelers back in it. As usual, Rod Woodson is phenomenal, snagging 2 of Warren Moon's 5 interceptions including a HUUUGE drive-ending pick in the end zone and subsequent 60 yard return to set up the Steelers' winning TD. O'Donnell is particularly clutch all afternoon (14 of 23, 223 yds, 2 YD, 0 Int) and Barry Foster is nearly unstoppable (26 carries, 107 yds, 1 TD). A fantastic debut to Cowher's head coaching career and a portend of great things to come.
1996 Steelers 42 vs Rams 6
Bettis gets redemption, bulldozing through former team mates mercilessly as the Steelers crucify the Rams! The Bus gains 129 yds on 19 carries and scores 2 TDs while playing less than 3 full quarters before Cowher decides to rest him (in spite of Bettis' protests to continue his onslaught). Almost as satisfying as Bettis' success is the utter futility of his "replacement" in St. Louis, Lawrence Phillips, who gains an embarrassing 6 yards on 5 carries and is a total non-factor. An absolute @$$-whipping, start to finish.
Perspective: The Factory of Sadness
It's interesting (and illustrative of how consistently good the Steelers really are) that as bad as things seemed during the "Dark Years" of the 1980's, the Steelers still made the playoffs 4 times and only suffered 3 seasons with a losing record. Contrast those results with the last 14 years of futility from the Factory of Sadness in Cleveland: