1983 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1983 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 51st season in the National Football League. They were good enough to win ten games and claim the AFC Central Division title over the 9–7 Cleveland Browns. The clincher came in the penultimate game of the regular season, against the New York Jets in what was the final NFL game to be played at Shea Stadium. But to Steelers fans, this was a game that always will be remembered as Terry Bradshaw's final appearance at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1983 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coachChuck Noll
General managerDick Haley
OwnerArt Rooney
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record10–6
Division place1st AFC Central
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 38–10
Pro BowlersPK Gary Anderson
LB Jack Lambert
C Mike Webster
AP All-ProsJack Lambert (1st team)
Mike Webster (1st team)
Gary Anderson (2nd team)
Team MVPGary Anderson

Offseason

By the start of the 1983 season, the Steelers had endured many retirements, they had been forced to adapt to many changes. The Steel Curtain was no more, both from the standpoint of personnel, what with Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White and Ernie Holmes all retired, but also from the fact the scheme had been switched from a 4–3 to the 3–4. However, nothing was as dramatic as what they were about to live through for the first time in a very long time. Life without Terry Bradshaw.

In another season, Jack Lambert's career would be ended by a dislocated big toe, but at this point in franchise history the most important appendage to them was Bradshaw's right arm. More specifically, his right elbow.

Sometime in the months after the 1983 NFL season, a doctor would perform surgery on that very valuable elbow, but in September 1983, the medical plan agreed to by the Steelers and Bradshaw called for rest and treatment. Several times over the season, the false hope for Bradshaw's return to the starting lineup crystallized and then evaporated. Deadlines passed. More deadlines were set. They passed as well. And on and on it went.

The sporting press in Pittsburgh dutifully would attend each practice session from the start of the 1983 season and report the one thing everyone wanted to know, and it usually read like this:

Bradshaw didn’t throw today.

Coach Chuck Noll never was one who spent any time worrying – or even talking – about injured players, and so when the Steelers opened their regular season at Three Rivers Stadium against the Denver Broncos and rookie sensation John Elway, it was Cliff Stoudt starting at quarterback and fourth-year pro Mark Malone as the No. 2.

The 1983 Steelers had some talent, but they also had their flaws, and when they turned the ball over and/or were highly penalized they were unable to make the kinds of plays necessary to overcome those things. When they did that – three interceptions vs. Green Bay, five interceptions vs. Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, three fumbles and two interceptions vs. Cincinnati, two interceptions combined with 11 penalties in Cleveland – they lost decisively.

That it would be Bradshaw's last NFL game wasn't known at the time, but what was known was the Steelers needed a hero because they needed a win. They were a team that started 9–2 but found itself mired in a three-game losing streak that had it reeling at 9–5 and facing back-to-back road trips – at New York and then at Cleveland.

Personnel

Staff

1983 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Arthur J. Rooney
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Controller – Dennis P. Thimons
  • Assistant Controller – Dan Ferens
  • Traveling Secretary – James A. Boston
  • Public Relations Director – Ed Kiely
  • Publicity Director – Joe Gordon
  • Assistant Publicity Director – John Evenson
  • Director of Ticket Sales – Geraldine Glenn
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – William Nunn, Jr.
  • Pro Talent Scout – Tom Modrak
  • Talent Scout – West Coast – Bob Schmitz
  • College Talent Scout – Joe Krupa

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coach – Jon Kolb
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. David S. Huber
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. Paul Steele
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph C. Maroon
  • Dentist – Dr. George P. Boucek
  • Ophthalmologist – Dr. Phillip Buzzelli
  • Trainer – Ralph Berlin
  • Assistant Trainer – Gary Stragar
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Film Director – Bob McCartney
  • Photographers – Harry Homa, Bill Amatucci

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Roster

1983 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad [2] [3] [4]


Rookies in italics
51 Active, 4 Inactive, Practice squad

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Saturday, July 30 vs. New Orleans Saints Fawcett Stadium (Canton, Ohio) 2:00 p.m. ABC W 27–14 1–0
2 Saturday, August 6 vs. New England Patriots Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, Tennessee) 7:30 p.m. WPXI W 27–16 2–0
3 Friday, August 12 New York Giants Three Rivers Stadium 8:00 p.m. ABC L 22–13 2–1
4 Saturday, August 20 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 9:00 p.m. NBC W 24–7 3–1
5 Thursday, August 25 at Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium 7:30 p.m. WPXI W 10–3 4–1

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday, September 4 Denver Broncos Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 14–10 0–1
2 Sunday, September 11 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field 1:00 p.m. NBC W 25–21 1–1
3 Sunday, September 18 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 p.m. NBC W 40–28 2–1
4 Sunday, September 25 New England Patriots Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 28–23 2–2
5 Sunday, October 2 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 17–10 3–2
6 Monday, October 10 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC W 24–14 4–2
7 Sunday, October 16 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 44–17 5–2
8 Sunday, October 23 at Seattle Seahawks Kingdome 4:00 p.m. NBC W 27–21 6–2
9 Sunday, October 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS W 17–12 7–2
10 Sunday, November 6 San Diego Chargers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 26–3 8–2
11 Sunday, November 13 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium 2:00 p.m. NBC W 24–13 9–2
12 Sunday, November 20 Minnesota Vikings Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS L 17–14 9–3
13 Thursday, November 24 at Detroit Lions Pontiac Silverdome 12:30 p.m. NBC L 45–3 9–4
14 Sunday, December 4 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 23–10 9–5
15 Saturday, December 10 at New York Jets Shea Stadium 12:30 p.m. NBC W 34–7 10–5
16 Sunday, December 18 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 30–17 10–6

Week 15: at New York Jets

In New York, Terry Bradshaw dragged his 36-year-old right arm out for one grand finale in the media capital of the world. Clearly not himself, Bradshaw still mustered what he had and authored a final great performance.

Bradshaw played two complete series and directed touchdown drives of 77 yards in eight plays and 72 yards in nine plays. He completed 5-of-8 for 77 yards and the two scores – 17 yards to Gregg Garrity and 10 yards to Calvin Sweeney. Above all else, he inspired the team to a 34–7 win that clinched the division championship and a second straight appearance in the playoffs.

However, unfortunately for the Steelers, Terry Bradshaw's tenth trip to the playoffs would be only as a spectator. He still looked hale and hearty standing there on the sideline of the Los Angeles Coliseum in his uniform, but the self-described gunslinger had no more bullets.[19]

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 355 303 L1
Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 356 342 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 4–2 4–8 346 302 L1
Houston Oilers 2 14 0 .125 1–5 1–11 288 460 L1

Playoffs

AFC Divisional Playoff: at Los Angeles Raiders

Against a first-round opponent as formidable as the 1983 Raiders – who would go on to win the Super Bowl in a rout of the Washington Redskins – the Steelers would find themselves woefully short on weapons. Bradshaw's situation had drawn the most attention, but the 1983 Steelers also were without John Stallworth for the bulk of the season. Franco Harris averaged just 3.6 yards a carry, and after Calvin Sweeney, who led the team with 39 catches, no other wide receiver had even as many as 20.

If anything, the Steelers went to the West Coast for a playoff game against the Raiders on the strength of their defense, a unit that rolled up 50 sacks and 45 takeaways. Cliff Stoudt would finish with 12 touchdown passes as the starting quarterback in 15 games; the Steelers’ defense scored seven touchdowns itself.

Any hope the Steelers had to upset the 12–4 Raiders rested with its defense, but looming over everything was the specter of the turnovers.

The game was played on Sunday, January 1, and it wasn't much of one for long, and the fact it wasn't can be traced to two poor decisions by the Steelers, the first by their coach and the second by their quarterback.

Taking the opening kickoff, the Steelers marched 78 yards in eight plays, but Chuck Noll took the oomph factor out of the whole thing by opting for a field goal on fourth-and-inches from the Raiders goal line. The Steelers defense then forced a Raiders punt, and after Ray Guy pinned the Steelers offense deep in its territory, Stoudt was next in line to make a poor decision.

His out-pattern to Calvin Sweeney on first down was intercepted by Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes and returned 18 yards for a touchdown, and the impact on the respective teams was far more than the seven points it added to the scoreboard.

Hayes’ interception simultaneously inflated the Raiders and deflated the Steelers. The Raiders scored 10 more points before the end of the half, and then 17 more in their first three possessions of the second half.

When the 38–10 debacle was over, the Raiders were on their way to the third Super Bowl championship in their history, while the Steelers were about to embark on life without Terry Bradshaw. This time, permanently.[2]

References

  1. ^ 1983 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  2. ^ 1983 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  3. ^ 1984 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  4. ^ "1983 Pittsburgh Steelers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
  5. ^ Pro Football Reference Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers – September 4th, 1983
  6. ^ Pro Football Reference Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers – September 11th, 1983
  7. ^ Pro Football Reference Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Oilers – September 18th, 1983
  8. ^ Pro Football Reference New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers – September 25th, 1983
  9. ^ Pro Football Reference Houston Oilers at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 2nd, 1983
  10. ^ Pro Football Reference Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – October 10th, 1983
  11. ^ Pro Football Reference Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 16th, 1983
  12. ^ Pro Football Reference Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks – October 23rd, 1983
  13. ^ Pro Football Reference Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 30th, 1983
  14. ^ Pro Football Reference San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers – November 6th, 1983
  15. ^ Pro Football Reference Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Colts – November 13th, 1983
  16. ^ Pro Football Reference Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers – November 20th, 1983
  17. ^ Pro Football Reference Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions - November 24th, 1983
  18. ^ Pro Football Reference Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers - December 4th, 1983
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ Pro Football Reference Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – December 18th, 1983
  21. ^ Pro Football Reference Divisional Round - Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Raiders - January 1st, 1984
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Broncos Steelers
2 Broncos Sammy Winder 1-yard touchdown run, Rich Karlis kick good 7 0
2 Steelers Franco Harris 4-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 7 7
3 Steelers 31-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 7 10
4 Broncos Ron Egloff 2-yard touchdown reception from Steve DeBerg, Rich Karlis kick good 14 10
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 14 10
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Packers
1 Steelers Franco Harris 3-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 7 0
1 Packers James Lofton 71-yard touchdown reception from Lynn Dickey, Jan Stenerud kick good 7 7
2 Steelers Cliff Stoudt 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick no good (blocked) 13 7
2 Packers James Lofton 73-yard touchdown reception from Lynn Dickey, Jan Stenerud kick good 13 14
3 Steelers 30-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 16 14
4 Steelers Frank Pollard 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 23 14
4 Steelers James Lofton 13-yard touchdown reception from Lynn Dickey, Jan Stenerud kick good 23 21
4 Steelers Lynn Dickey tackled in end zone for a safety by Bob Kohrs 25 21
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 25 21
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Oilers
1 Steelers 49-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 0
1 Oilers Carl Roaches 97-yard kickoff return touchdown 3 7
1 Steelers 35-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 6 7
2 Steelers 20-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 9 7
2 Steelers 22-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 12 7
3 Steelers Franco Harris 6-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 19 7
3 Steelers Walter Abercrombie 30-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 26 7
4 Steelers Interception returned 14 yards for touchdown by Bryan Hinkle, Gary Anderson kick good 33 7
4 Oilers Larry Moriarty 1-yard touchdown run, Florian Kempf kick good 33 14
4 Oilers Earl Campbell 1-yard touchdown run, Florian Kempf kick good 33 21
4 Steelers Walter Abercrombie 50-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 40 21
4 Oilers Herkie Walls 28-yard touchdown reception from Archie Manning, Florian Kempf kick good 40 28
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 40 28
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Patriots Steelers
1 Steelers Calvin Sweeney 3-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 0 7
1 Patriots Clayton Weishuhn 27-yard run for touchdown off lateral pass from interception by Steve Nelson 7 7
2 Steelers 20-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 7 10
2 Patriots Derrick Ramsey 4-yard touchdown reception from Steve Grogan, John Smith kick good 14 10
2 Steelers 34-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 14 13
3 Patriots Tony Collins 4-yard touchdown run, John Smith kick good 21 13
4 Steelers 28-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 21 16
4 Steelers Walter Abercrombie 26-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 21 23
4 Patriots Stephen Starring 76-yard touchdown reception from Steve Grogan, John Smith kick good 28 23
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 28 23
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Oilers Steelers
2 Steelers Frank Pollard 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 0 7
2 Oilers 34-yard field goal by Florian Kempf 3 7
3 Oilers Earl Campbell 1-yard touchdown run, Florian Kempf kick good 10 7
4 Steelers Walter Abercrombie 51-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 10 14
4 Steelers 18-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 10 17
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 10 17
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP
1 Steelers Fumble recovery returned 38 yards for touchdown by Rick Woods, Gary Anderson kick good 7 0
2 Steelers 35-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 10 0
2 Bengals Pete Johnson 1-yard touchdown run, Jim Breech kick good 10 7
2 Bengals Interception returned 41 yards for touchdown by James Griffin, Jim Breech kick good 10 14
4 Steelers Interception returned 34 yards for touchdown by Johnson, Gary Anderson kick good 17 14
4 Steelers Interception returned 70 yards for touchdown by Harvey Clayton, Gary Anderson kick good/no good (blocked)/no good (miss right)/no good (miss left)/no good (miss short)/no good 24 14
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 14
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Browns Steelers
1 Steelers 18-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 0 3
1 Steelers Walter Abercrombie 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 0 10
1 Steelers Interception returned 31 yards for touchdown by Mike Merriweather, Gary Anderson kick good 0 17
1 Browns 27-yard field goal by Matt Bahr 3 17
1 Steelers 29-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 20
2 Browns Boyce Green 23-yard touchdown run, Matt Bahr kick good 10 20
2 Steelers Franco Harris 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 10 27
2 Steelers Calvin Sweeney 40-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 10 34
3 Browns Boyce Green 1-yard touchdown run, Matt Bahr kick good 17 34
4 Steelers 26-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 17 37
4 Steelers Fumble recovery returned 94 yards for touchdown by Greg Best, Gary Anderson kick good 17 44
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 44
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Seahawks
1 Steelers Franco Harris 9-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 7 0
2 Steelers Cliff Stoudt 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 14 0
2 Steelers Frank Pollard 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 21 0
2 Steelers 20-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 24 0
3 Seahawks Curt Warner 1-yard touchdown run, Norm Johnson kick good 24 7
4 Seahawks Steve Largent 21-yard touchdown reception from Dave Krieg, Norm Johnson kick good 24 14
4 Steelers 32-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 27 14
4 Seahawks Paul Johns 26-yard touchdown reception from Dave Krieg, Norm Johnson kick good 27 21
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 27 21
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Buccaneers Steelers
1 Buccaneers 26-yard field goal by Bill Capece 3 0
1 Buccaneers 49-yard field goal by Bill Capece 6 0
2 Buccaneers 27-yard field goal by Bill Capece 9 0
3 Buccaneers 28-yard field goal by Bill Capece 12 0
4 Steelers Wayne Capers 11-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 12 7
4 Steelers 42-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 12 10
4 Steelers Frank Pollard 2-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 12 17
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 12 17
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Chargers Steelers
1 Steelers Walter Abercrombie 6-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 0 7
1 Steelers 45-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 0 10
1 Steelers Fumble recovery returned 3 yards for touchdown by Mel Blount, Gary Anderson kick good 0 17
2 Chargers 39-yard field goal by Rolf Benirschke 3 17
2 Steelers 30-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 20
3 Steelers 49-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 23
4 Steelers 42-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 26
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 3 26
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Colts
1 Steelers Walter Abercrombie 11-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 7 0
1 Colts 46-yard field goal by Raul Allegre 7 3
2 Colts 37-yard field goal by Raul Allegre 7 6
2 Steelers 42-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 10 6
2 Steelers Calvin Sweeney 7-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 17 6
3 Colts Curtis Dickey 5-yard touchdown run, Raul Allegre kick good 17 13
4 Steelers Bennie Cunningham 2-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 24 13
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 13
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Vikings Steelers
1 Steelers Bennie Cunningham 3-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 0 7
1 Vikings Sam McCullum 30-yard touchdown reception from Steve Dils, Benny Ricardo kick good 7 7
3 Vikings Tony Galbreath 6-yard touchdown reception from Steve Dils, Benny Ricardo kick good 14 7
3 Vikings 39-yard field goal by Benny Ricardo 17 7
4 Steelers Cliff Stoudt 4-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 17 14
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 14
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Lions
1 Lions Billy Sims 2-yard touchdown run, Eddie Murray kick good 0 7
1 Lions 27-yard field goal by Eddie Murray 0 10
1 Lions Ulysses Norris 13-yard touchdown reception from Eric Hipple, Eddie Murray kick good 0 17
2 Steelers 38-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 17
2 Lions Ulysses Norris 4-yard touchdown reception from Eric Hipple, Eddie Murray kick good 3 24
3 Lions Billy Sims 2-yard touchdown run, Eddie Murray kick good 3 31
4 Lions Robbie Martin 81-yard punt return touchdown 3 38
4 Lions Jeff Chadwick 4-yard touchdown reception from Gary Danielson, Eddie Murray kick good 3 45
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 3 45
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP
1 Bengals Pete Johnson 1-yard touchdown run, Jim Breech kick good 7 0
1 Bengals Pete Johnson 16-yard touchdown run, Jim Breech kick good 14 0
2 Bengals 19-yard field goal by Jim Breech 17 0
2 Steelers 48-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 17 3
3 Bengals 27-yard field goal by Jim Breech 20 3
4 Steelers Franco Harris 29-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 20 10
4 Bengals 32-yard field goal by Jim Breech 23 10
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 23 10
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Jets
1 Steelers Gregg Garrity 17-yard touchdown reception from Terry Bradshaw, Gary Anderson kick good 7 0
2 Steelers Calvin Sweeney 10-yard touchdown reception from Terry Bradshaw, Gary Anderson kick good 14 0
2 Steelers 29-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 17 0
2 Steelers 40-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 20 0
3 Steelers Bennie Cunningham 13-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 27 0
3 Jets Johnny Lam Jones 27-yard touchdown reception from Pat Ryan, Pat Leahy kick good 27 7
4 Steelers Calvin Sweeney 18-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 34 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 34 7
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Browns
1 Steelers 34-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 0
1 Browns Rocky Belk 64-yard touchdown reception from Brian Sipe, Matt Bahr kick no good 3 6
1 Browns 30-yard field goal by Matt Bahr 3 9
2 Browns Harry Holt 3-yard touchdown reception from Brian Sipe, Matt Bahr kick good 3 16
2 Steelers Cliff Stoudt 3-yard touchdown run, Gary Anderson kick good 10 16
2 Browns Ricky Feacher 4-yard touchdown reception from Brian Sipe, Matt Bahr kick good 10 23
3 Browns Harry Holt 1-yard touchdown reception from Brian Sipe, Matt Bahr kick good 10 30
4 Steelers Franco Harris 2-yard touchdown reception from Mark Malone, Gary Anderson kick good 17 30
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 30
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Steelers Raiders
1 Steelers 17-yard field goal by Gary Anderson 3 0
1 Raiders Interception returned 18 yards for touchdown by Lester Hayes, Chris Bahr kick good 3 7
2 Raiders Marcus Allen 4-yard touchdown run, Chris Bahr kick good 3 14
2 Raiders 45-yard field goal by Chris Bahr 3 17
3 Raiders Kenny King 9-yard touchdown run, Chris Bahr kick good 3 24
3 Raiders Marcus Allen 49-yard touchdown run, Chris Bahr kick good 3 31
3 Steelers John Stallworth 58-yard touchdown reception from Cliff Stoudt, Gary Anderson kick good 10 31
3 Raiders Frank Hawkins 2-yard touchdown run, Chris Bahr kick good 10 38
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 10 38
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