1978 Steelers vs Seahawks (Sep 10, 1978)      


1978 Season

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1978 Steelers 21 vs Seahawks 10

After a scoreless opening quarter (thanks in part to a case of drop-itis by Steeler receivers), Pittsburgh opens up a 14-0 lead in the 2nd quarter on a pair of Bradshaw TD passes, a 4-yd dart to Swann and a 15-yd strike to a WIDE open Sidney Thornton.

The Steel Curtain applies steady pressure all afternoon, sacking Zorn 4 times (2 by a seemingly unstoppable L.C. Greenwood) and forcing several turnovers. John Banaszak forces a fumble at midfield (recovered by Jack Lambert) to set up Pittsburgh's first score. Lambert later adds a decisive INT while Jack Ham forces (and recovers) a fumble.

Despite being overmatched, Seattle's potent young offense -- led by Jim Zorn and Steve Largent -- keeps fighting and narrows the score to 14-10 early in the 3rd quarter. The Steelers seem a bit sluggish at times, falling victim to their own mental errors throughout the day and leaving a lot of potential points on the field with empty red zone trips.

But Pittsburgh ultimately wakes up and puts the game away with an impressive marathon 16-play, 75-yd TD drive capped by a Harris TD on 4th and goal (several minutes of this drive are missing), and the Steel Curtain closes out the win by forcing Seattle turnovers on their final two drives.

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