1994 Steelers vs Dolphins (Nov 20, 1994)      


1994 Season

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1994 Steelers 16 vs Dolphins 13 OT

An unlikely shootout between Dan Marino and Mike Tomczak (yes, Mike Tomczak) in a nail-biter! Although the Steelers hand the ball to Barry Foster 31 times, Foster averages just 2.7 yds a carry against the stingy Joe Greene-coached Dolphin defense. As a result, the gutty Tomczak -- who is making just his second start as a Steeler -- racks up 343 yds passing. Dan Marino is Dan Marino, hitting 31 of 45 for 312 yds and a TD, but the Steelers are even stingier against the run, giving up just 40 yards on the ground.

The turning point comes with Miami leading 10-6 and threatening in the 4th quarter. Marino drives the Dolphins to the Steeler 4 yd line, but a Gildon sack pushes the ball back to the 18 and Stoyanovich hooks the chip-shot FG. T-Zack immediately hits Mills for 40 yds (amazing grab), Green for 19 yds and Foster slices into the end zone from 10 yds out to give Pittsburgh a 13-10 lead. Marino takes over at his own 7yd line with 2 minutes left and drives Miami into FG range and Stoyanovich atones for his earlier miss with 48-yarder to tie the game.

But in overtime, the Steelers overcome a failed 4th & 1 attempt, and in spite of being absolutely robbed on a Marino fumble that was blown dead, force the Dolphins to punt. Tomzcak wastes no time, using smart passing to Foster, Williams and Green to move the Steelers into position for Gary Anderson's PERFECT 39-yd game winner.

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