1978 Steelers vs Chiefs (Oct 29, 1978)      


1978 Season

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1978 Steelers 27 vs Chiefs 24

K.C. picks off Bradshaw's first pass to set up FG, but Terry responds by engineering three consecutive TD drives, each of them time consuming and perfectly balanced. Lynn Swann rips apart K.C.'s secondary with 5 catches for 80 yards in the first half alone and the Steel Curtain does its part by forcing a drive-ending interception (Jack Ham) at the Steeler 3-yd line as the Steelers head to the locker room with a commanding 20-3 halftime lead in what looks like a laugher.

But credit Marv Levy's Chiefs for refusing to fold. Kansas City fights back ferociously in the second half, scoring two touchdowns in the first 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter against the suddenly sleepwalking Steelers, courtesy of a Bradshaw fumble and INT on back-to-back possessions. Thankfully, Donnie Shell's late-game 17-yard "scoop and score" of a K.C. fumble (forced by Robin Cole) seals it for Pittsburgh.

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