1980 Steelers vs Chiefs (Dec 14, 1980)      


1980 Season

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1980 Steelers 21 vs Chiefs 16

FAREWELL TO ROCKY! How fitting that in Bleier's final game at Three Rivers Stadium, "the Rock" scores the game-winning TD!

The Steelers start strong, driving right down the field and capping the drive with a Bradshaw to Swann TD pass. But three Bradshaw turnovers (a pair of INTs and a fumble) repeatedly set KC's floundering offense up with outstanding field position and allow easy points. Thankfully, the Steel Curtain forces FGs instead of TDs on most of these possessions and the Steelers are able to stay within striking distance.

Trailing 16-7 after 3 quarters in near-blizzard conditions in an UGLY game, the Steelers hang tough and their offense finally wakes up in the 4th quarter, scoring 2 TDs late in the contest to prevent the upset. Rocky Bleier's hard-hitting 11-yard TD burst up the middle puts Pittsburgh back in front, but the Chiefs drive deep into Steeler territory until Jack Ham's interception at the Steeler 18 seals it with 11 seconds left.

This is also the final home game for Mike Wagner, Dwight White (RIP) and Steve Furness (RIP).

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