Radio Only   1974 AFC Playoffs Steelers vs Bills (Dec 22, 1974)      






 





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RADIO ONLY - 1974 AFC Playoffs Steelers 32 vs Bills 14

RADIO BROADCAST ONLY called by Don Criqui and Frank Sweeny. The Steelers explode for 26 points in the 2nd quarter to earn a trip to the AFC Championship game. Early on, it doesn't look like a rout as the Bills jump out to a 7-3 lead. But Bradshaw's balanced play calling, elusiveness in the pocket and accuracy on the run soon blow things open.

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On Pittsburgh's first TD drive, Terry scrambles left for one first down, scrambles right for another, then cooly surveys the field to find Bleier on a beautiful 27-yd wheel route for the first TD catch of Rocky's career. In a portend of things to come, rookie Lynn Swann comes off the bench (!) in the 2nd quarter and immediately makes an impact with multiple huge plays to set up 2 TDs, including a 25-yd end around and a diving, sliding 35-yd catch at the 5.

With the O-line blowing people off the ball and controlling the tempo of the game, Franco Harris scores 3 TDs and rushes for 74 yds. Meanwhile, the Steel Curtain smothers the "Electric Company," limiting OJ Simpson to just 49 yds on 17 carries, his second lowest output of the season. Bradshaw finishes 12 of 19 for 203 yds, 1 TD with 5 rushes for 48 yds.


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