1987 Steelers 16 at Oilers 24
December 20, 1987
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1987 Steelers 16 at Oilers 24

Includes a 3rd-quarter helmet-flinging fight leading to the ejection of 3 players -- Houston's Doug Smith and Richard Byrd and Pittsburgh's Frank Pollard -- as well as the infamous post-game finger-wagging confrontation between Chuck Noll and slimeball Houston Coach Jerry Glanville. The Steelers come into the game tied for first place with Cleveland and have a chance to eliminate Houston help solidify their own playoff hopes, but in typical late 80's Steeler fashion, they can't close the deal.

The game is ultimately decided in the red zone. Pittsburgh has the ball inside the Houston 20 five times (four times inside the 10) but comes away with only 1 TD and 3 FGs. In contrast, the Oilers drive inside the Steeler 20 only twice, but finish the day with 3 TDs and a FG. Moon completes 12 of 25 for 240 yds and throws 2 TDs to Drew Hill covering 52 and 30 yds. Hill finishes the game with 4 catches for 109 yds.

Meanwhile, Mark Malone hits just 12 of 27 for 181 yds and is intercepted 3 times, twice by Jeff Donaldson in the 4th quarter. After Hill's 2nd TD reception makes it 24-16 with 5:20 left, Pittsburgh drives to the Houston 8, but a pass from Malone to John Stallworth bounces off Patrick Allen and Donaldson picks if off to seal the game. Features some nice pregame material.

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