1988 Steelers 37 at Oilers 34 SNF
December 4, 1988
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1988 Steelers 37 at Oilers 34 SNF

In a Sunday Night game filled with big plays and a lot of disdain between the two teams, Bubby Brister completes 3 TD passes, including picture perfect long bombs of 80 and 65 yds to Louis Lipps and a 16-yd game-winner to Merril Hoge with 20 seconds left to give the Steelers a thrilling 37-34 victory.

Dwight Stone gets the big plays started for Pittsburgh with an electric 92-yd kickoff return for a TD in the 2nd quarter, followed shortly thereafter by Brister's first TD bomb to Lipps for a 17-13 halftime lead. Brister connects deep with Lipps again midway through the 3rd for a 24-13 Pittsburgh lead.

Despite 3 Warren Moon INTs in the 4th quarter, the Oilers get back in the game on a 90-yd kickoff return for a TD and actually take a 31-34 lead with 1:30 left in the game on a 3-yd Moon TD run. But thanks to some terrible tackling by Houston, Brister drives the Steelers 80 yds in just 6 plays capped by the winning score to Hoge.

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