1980 Steelers vs Bengals (Oct 12, 1980)      


1980 Season

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1980 Steelers 16 vs Bengals 17

Probably the most damaging loss of the 1980 season in terms of injuries to key players and long-term impact.

Bradshaw is the punter in this one, nailing several 40+ yard kicks. Place kicker Matt Bahr, however, does not fare so well, missing a crucial PAT and 2 FGs, the last one devastating.

With Swann & Stallworth out of the lineup, the Steelers are out of sync early, fumbling on their first two plays. Add an awful Bradshaw pick and it's suddenly 17-0, Cinci.

But the Steelers explode in the 2nd half, using a Blount Int & a TD to Swann to close the gap to 13-17 before Cinci can even blink. Another FG late in 3rd makes it 16-17, and Bradshaw leads a masterful 2-minute drill to the Bengal 20 in the final moments, only to have Bahr miss on an AWFUL kick, giving Cinci their first-ever win at Three Rivers Stadium.

Edited huddles. After the game, there's coverage from WIIC's "Fifth Quarter" postgame show with host David Sullivan.

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