1972-Week 1 Raiders@Steelers

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Week 1
Sunday, September 17, 1972

Well, it looks like Oakland, with a record of 0-0-0 is all set to get this one underway … as they’re ready to kick off to the 0-0-0 Pittsburgh Steelers … from their 40 yard line …

~ 1st Quarter ~

OAK – 15:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – George Blanda with the kick off … … the Steelers will field it … about 3 yards into their endzone …

PIT – 14:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Preston Pearson returns the kick off 20 yards … to the Pittsburgh 17 yard line.

PIT – 14:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Terry Bradshaw sets up behind the center … now backs into Pistol Formation … takes the snap and gives to Preston Pearson … following the left guard … AND THEY’RE BOTH STEAMROLLED … no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 17 yard line.

PIT – 13:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Pittsburgh in Pistol Formation with 0 yards on the ground so far … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … he rams ahead … looking for a lane … and brought down by the Raiders … a 1 yard gain … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 9 from their own 18.

PIT – 13:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 9 and the Steelers are 0 for 0 on third down … Terry Bradshaw … has time … … throwing deep downfield … … … … … … … and … … just out of the reach of Ronnie Shanklin … incomplete … as he couldn’t get to it … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 9 from the Pittsburgh 18.

PIT – 13:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Pittsburgh is set in punt formation … … Bobby Walden takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

OAK – 13:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Tommy Maxwell fields it at the Oakland 37 … and returns the punt 4 yards … to the Oakland 41 yard line.

OAK – 12:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … going behind the left guard … and drilled to the turf just as he reaches the line … that’ll be a 1 yard gain … it’s 2nd and 9 from the Oakland 42 yard line.

OAK – 12:26 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 9 … there’s 12:45 left in the 1st Quarter … Ken Stabler … short pass to Mike Siani … HE MAKES AN ACROBATIC CATCH … and he’s tackled at the Pittsburgh 46 … a gain of 12 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 46.

OAK – 11:56 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Steelers are in deep coverage … and now they creep up to the line … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … trying to get to the outside … and he’s forced out of bounds … NO GAIN … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 46.

OAK – 11:24 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Raiders pickup the blitz … Ken Stabler lobs it to Raymond Chester at the Pittsburgh 43 … banging his way straight ahead … still going … and tackled at the Pittsburgh 30 yard line … a pickup of 16 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 30.

OAK – 10:54 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Ken Stabler drops back to pass … PRESSURE FROM THE OUTSIDE … he tucks it in … and takes off … to the sideline … and out of bounds … he scrambles for 5 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the Pittsburgh 25.

OAK – 10:24 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Oakland is running it on 2nd Down … and Pittsburgh has everyone up on the line … Ken Stabler gives it to Marv Hubbard … and he’s swallowed up at the line of scrimmage … the Steelers hold him to no gain … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Pittsburgh 25.

OAK – 10:09 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Raiders are 0 for 0 on third down … Ken Stabler getting outside pressure … steps up and throws to Mike Siani … in the middle of the field … and he’s bounced to the turf at the Pittsburgh 17 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 17.

OAK – 09:52 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Ken Stabler takes his drop … PRESSURE FROM THE OUTSIDE … he floats it over the middle … Fred Biletnikoff on the dead-run … pulls it in … and speeds into the end zone … it’s a 17-yard touchdown.

OAK – 09:52 – ( 7 – 0 ) – … and George Blanda’s point after is good !!

OAK – 09:37 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Raiders are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Offside). That places the football back to the Oakland 35 yard line.

OAK – 09:37 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Raiders kick it off … … and George Blanda sends a high, high kick … and the Steelers will field it … about 4 yards into their endzone …

PIT – 09:24 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Franco Harris is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Pittsburgh will scrimmage from their 20.

PIT – 08:54 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … running to his right … driving forward … looking for an opening … and he’s stopped after a 1 yard gain … it’s 2nd and 9 from the Pittsburgh 21 yard line.

PIT – 08:23 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Terry Bradshaw … pressured from both sides … steps up in the pocket … and Horace Jones drops him … and that’s a loss of 2 yards … that is Oakland’s 1st sack of the game … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 11 from their own 19 after that sack.

PIT – 08:05 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 11 and the Steelers are 0 for 1 on third down … Terry Bradshaw rolling to his right … now he throws all the way across field to Franco Harris at the Pittsburgh 22 … he’s got room … and he’s tripped up at the Pittsburgh 33 yard line … a pickup of 14 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 33.

PIT – 07:33 – ( 7 – 0 ) – We have 08:05 left in the 1st Quarter … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … hands it to Preston Pearson … he runs right … darts inside … HE’S GOT THE 1ST DOWN AND MORE … now he’s hit and dropped … a gain of 21 yards on the play … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 46.

PIT – 07:33 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Raiders are assessed a 10 yard penalty (Delay of Game). It’s now 1st and 10 from the Oakland 36 yard line.

PIT – 07:03 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Raiders have given up 23 yards on the ground thus far … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … he cuts to his right … and is tackled after a pickup of 3 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 7 from the Oakland 33.

PIT – 06:33 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Pittsburgh is set in the shotgun … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … running straight ahead … gets a block … and now the Raiders bring him down … a hard pickup of 6 yards … it’s now 3rd and 1 from the Oakland 27.

PIT – 06:03 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … turns and gives it to Franco Harris … running right … and he slips and falls … and the Raiders are quickly there to touch him down … no gain … and Franco Harris slaps his helmet … clearly not happy with himself … the Steelers now face a 4th and 1 from the Oakland 27.

PIT – 05:45 – ( 7 – 0 ) – From the 27 … the football will be spotted at the Oakland 34 yard line and the Steelers are looking at a 34 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Roy Gerela with the kick … … wide right … … NO GOOD !! … … the Steelers fail to cut into the lead as the score remains … Oakland 7 … and Pittsburgh 0 … the Raiders will now scrimmage at their 20.

OAK – 05:15 – ( 7 – 0 ) – There’s 05:45 left in the 1st Quarter … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Smith … delayed draw … … he bursts through the line … but he’s grabbed from behind and hauled down … that’ll be a pickup of 4 yards … it’s 2nd and 6 from the Oakland 24 yard line.

OAK – 05:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … he runs left … knocked over bowling pins litter the field … OH, HE HAD CLEAR SAILING … BUT LOST HIS FOOTING … a gain of 6 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 30.

OAK – 04:30 – ( 7 – 0 ) – We’ve got 05:00 left in the 1st Quarter … Ken Stabler … grabbed from behind … throws as he’s being pulled down … caught by Raymond Chester … and he’s broad-sided at the Oakland 32 yard line … a miniscule gain of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Oakland 32 yard line.

OAK – 04:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Pittsburgh with a heavy pass rush … Ken Stabler with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to Bob Moore … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Steelers … … great defensive coverage by the Steelers on that play … it’s a loss of -2 yards … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 30.

OAK – 03:25 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Raiders are 1 for 1 on third down … Blitz by Pittsburgh … the Raiders pick it up … Ken Stabler throws to Fred Biletnikoff … caught at the Oakland 41 … and he’s shoved out of bounds at the Pittsburgh 47 yard line … a pickup of 23 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 47.

OAK – 02:55 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Don Highsmith is the ball carrier … he runs for 0 yards and fumbles the football … Art Shell recovers the fumble … and he returns it for zero yards … … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 47.

OAK – 02:25 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Pittsburgh trying to conceal their coverage … Ken Stabler from shotgun … hands it off to Don Highsmith … sidesteps a tackle … but can’t beat the second man … no gain on the play … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 47.

OAK – 02:10 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Raiders are 2 for 2 on third down … the Raiders are in Pistol Formation … Pittsburgh with a delayed blitz … Ken Stabler dumps it to Bob Moore … and he’s hammered to the turf at the Pittsburgh 45 yard line … that’s a short gain of 2 yards … the Raiders now face a 4th and 8 from the Pittsburgh 45.

OAK – 02:10 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Oakland is set in punt formation … … Jerry DePoyster takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

PIT – 01:55 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Frank Lewis fields it at the Pittsburgh 12 … and returns the punt 16 yards … to the Pittsburgh 28 yard line.

PIT – 01:25 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Oakland with a heavy pass rush … Terry Bradshaw with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to John McMakin … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Raiders … … great defensive coverage by the Raiders on that play … it’s a loss of -2 yards … it’s 2nd and 12 from the Pittsburgh 26 yard line.

PIT – 01:10 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 12 … Terry Bradshaw audibles … it’s a long count … now Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … he retreats to the pocket … and throws to Preston Pearson … and it’s incomplete … Preston Pearson went left and the pass went right … … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 12 from their own 26.

PIT – 00:40 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 12 and the Steelers are 1 for 3 on third down … Terry Bradshaw looking deep … and goes there … John McMakin makes a circus catch at the Pittsburgh 47 … and he’s brought down at the Oakland 43 … a gain of 31 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 43.

PIT – 00:10 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Pittsburgh with a man in motion … there’s 00:40 left in the 1st Quarter … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … runs it right … stiff-arm … cuts back against the grain … and now he’s up-ended … a pickup of 13 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 30.

PIT – 00:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Terry Bradshaw from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … running to his left … not much there … breaks a tackle … and another one … and now he’s brought down after a decent pickup of 7 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 3 from the Oakland 23.

~ 2nd Quarter ~

PIT – 14:45 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Steelers break the huddle in the shotgun … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … he feigns right … now left … and brought to the turf … that’s a pickup of 6 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 17.

PIT – 14:15 – ( 7 – 0 ) – From the shotgun … Pittsburgh has picked up 58 yards on the ground thus far … and they’ll try to add to that total here as Terry Bradshaw gives it to Preston Pearson … he takes it up the middle … and he’s tackled at the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 17.

PIT – 13:42 – ( 7 – 0 ) – 2nd and 10 … the Steelers set up in the shotgun … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … he breaks through the line … hit and jarred sideways … and now tackled … a pickup of 11 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Oakland 6.

PIT – 13:12 – ( 7 – 0 ) – 1st and 6 … Terry Bradshaw from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … chugging through the line … and brought down by the Raiders … that’s a pickup of 5 yards … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Oakland 1.

PIT – 13:12 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Raiders are assessed a 0 yard penalty (Offside). It’s now 2nd and 1 from the Oakland 1 yard line.

PIT – 12:42 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Pittsburgh breaks the huddle in the shotgun … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … running off the right-tackle … his front line gives way … and he’s driven to the turf behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -2 yards … it’s now 3rd and goal from the Oakland 3.

PIT – 12:27 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 3 and the Steelers are 2 for 4 on third down … we’ve got 12:42 left in the 2nd Quarter … Terry Bradshaw barks out the signals … takes the snap and drops back … he throws it toward the sideline … … John McMakin is there … … but so is a Oakland defender who swats it away … it’s incomplete … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 3 from the Oakland 3.

PIT – 12:12 – ( 7 – 3 ) – From the 3 … the football will be spotted at the Oakland 10 yard line and the Steelers are looking at a 10 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Roy Gerela’s field goal from 10 yards … … … … … … GOOD !!! … and the Steelers cut into the Raiders lead … it’s now 7-3 for Oakland.

PIT – 12:12 – ( 7 – 3 ) – Pittsburgh with the kick … Roy Gerela sends this one deep … and the Raiders will play it … about 6 yards into their endzone …

OAK – 11:57 – ( 7 – 3 ) – George Atkinson is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Oakland will scrimmage from their 20.

OAK – 11:27 – ( 7 – 3 ) – Four wide outs … Ken Stabler … takes the snap and takes a two-step drop … now he gives it to Marv Hubbard … bad exchange … but he holds onto it … hits the Pittsburgh line … and he’s brought down for no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 20 yard line.

OAK – 10:57 – ( 7 – 3 ) – Ken Stabler … complete to Mike Siani … 21 yards on the play … he breaks the tackle … and fumbles the football … at the Oakland 41 … Raymond Chester recovers the fumble … and he returns it for -1 yard … … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 41.

OAK – 10:42 – ( 7 – 3 ) – Ken Stabler getting outside pressure … steps up and throws to Fred Biletnikoff … in the middle of the field … and he’s bounced to the turf at the Oakland 48 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … it’s 2nd and 2 from the Oakland 48 yard line.

OAK – 10:12 – ( 7 – 3 ) – Ken Stabler takes the snap … from the shotgun … and gives it to Charlie Smith … sifts his way past the line of scrimmage … there’s lots of room ahead … but he’s brought down before he can get there … a gain of 8 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 44.

OAK – 09:42 – ( 7 – 3 ) – Oakland breaks the huddle in T Formation … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Smith … running it off-tackle left side … and his front line collapses … he’s tackled behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -4 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 14 from the Pittsburgh 48.

OAK – 09:24 – ( 7 – 3 ) – We’ve got 09:42 left in the 2nd Quarter … Ken Stabler rolling to his right … now he throws all the way across field to Marv Hubbard at the Pittsburgh 45 … he’s got room … and he’s tripped up at the Pittsburgh 39 yard line … a pickup of 9 yards … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Pittsburgh 39.

OAK – 09:09 – ( 7 – 3 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and Oakland is 2 for 3 on third down … Ken Stabler looks over the secondary … now he takes the snap … sets up in the pocket … and he’s got to bail out … now throwing toward the sideline … and Mike Siani spears it … BUT HE’S RULED OUT OF BOUNDS … it’s incomplete … … the Raiders now face a 4th and 5 from the Pittsburgh 39.

OAK – 08:52 – ( 10 – 3 ) – From the 39 … the football will be spotted at the Pittsburgh 46 yard line and the Raiders are looking at a 46 yard field goal attempt … … … and George Blanda’s field goal from 46 yards … … is right through the uprights … IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Raiders the lead … it’s now 10-3 for Oakland.

OAK – 08:52 – ( 10 – 3 ) – George Blanda with the kick off … … … he drives this one deep … … and Pittsburgh has it … about 9 yards into their endzone …

PIT – 08:37 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Frank Lewis is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Pittsburgh will scrimmage from their 20.

PIT – 08:22 – ( 10 – 3 ) – We’ve got … 08:37 left in the 2nd Quarter … Terry Bradshaw from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … gets around the right corner … down the sideline … and sent head over heels out of bounds … a nice pickup of 9 yards … it’s 2nd and 1 from the Pittsburgh 29 yard line.

PIT – 07:50 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … from I Formation … he carries it … rounds the corner and streaks upfield … still going … and now he’s chopped down … a gain of 21 yards … first down … as it’s 1st and 10 right at midfield.

PIT – 07:50 – ( 10 – 3 ) – The Raiders are assessed a 10 yard penalty (Delay of Game). It’s now 1st and 10 from the Oakland 40 yard line.

PIT – 07:40 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Preston Pearson is the ball carrier … he runs for 3 yards and fumbles the football … John McMakin recovers the fumble … and he returns it for -3 yards … … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 40.

PIT – 07:10 – ( 10 – 3 ) – There’s 07:40 left in the 2nd Quarter … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … he will carry it himself … he runs to the left … and he won’t even make it back to the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -3 yards … it’s now 3rd and 13 from the Oakland 43.

PIT – 06:55 – ( 10 – 3 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and Pittsburgh is 2 for 5 on third down … Terry Bradshaw … play-action-pass … throws to Ronnie Shanklin … and it’s incomplete … knocked away by the Raiders defender … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 13 from the Oakland 43.

PIT – 06:55 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Pittsburgh is set in punt formation … … Bobby Walden takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

OAK – 06:40 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Cliff Branch … … near the sideline … … and it’s out of bounds … at the Oakland 17 yard line.

OAK – 06:10 – ( 10 – 3 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Raiders break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 116 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Jeff Queen … following his right guard … and now he’s yanked to the turf … that’s a gain of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Oakland 19 yard line.

OAK – 05:40 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … he sidesteps a hit … and now he’s dragged down … that’s a gain of 2 yards … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 6 from their own 21.

PIT – 05:25 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Ken Stabler drops back to pass … pressure from the outside … and the football is batted out of Ken Stabler’s hand … that’s a fumble … Ken Stabler recovers the fumble for the Raiders … and returns it -1 yard to the Oakland 13 yard line … and it’s fumbled again … Ralph Anderson recovers the fumble … and he returns it for zero yards … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 13 from the Oakland 13.

PIT – 04:55 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … he sidesteps a hit … and now he’s dragged down … that’s a gain of 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Oakland 11.

PIT – 04:25 – ( 10 – 3 ) – Oakland is looking run … it’s 2nd and 8 … the Steelers set up in Pistol Formation … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … he tries the left side … AND HE’S HAMMERED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -3 yards … it’s now 3rd and 11 from the Oakland 14.

PIT – 03:55 – ( 10 – 3 ) – It’s 3rd and 11 and the Steelers are 2 for 6 on third down … Oakland with a delayed blitz … Terry Bradshaw dumps it to John McMakin … and he’s hammered to the turf at the Oakland 7 yard line … that’s a short gain of 7 yards … the Steelers now face a 4th and 4 from the Oakland 7.

PIT – 03:40 – ( 10 – 6 ) – From the 7 … the football will be spotted at the Oakland 14 yard line and the Steelers are looking at a 14 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Roy Gerela’s field goal from 14 yards … … going … … going … … and GOOD !!! … and the Steelers cut into the Raiders lead … it’s now 10-6 for Oakland.

PIT – 03:40 – ( 10 – 6 ) – Roy Gerela with the kick off … … this one will be taken about a yard into the Oakland endzone …

OAK – 03:25 – ( 10 – 6 ) – Cliff Branch returns the kick off 28 yards … to the Oakland 27 yard line.

OAK – 02:55 – ( 10 – 6 ) – Oakland with 24 yards on the ground so far … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Smith … feeling his way as he moves forward … sidesteps a hit … and now he’s caught and flung out of bounds … that’s a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Oakland 29 yard line.

OAK – 02:25 – ( 10 – 6 ) – We’ve got … 02:55 left in the 2nd Quarter … Ken Stabler from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Smith … he bursts through the line … IT’S A FOOT RACE … and he’s caught from behind … a BIG GAIN of 19 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 48.

OAK – 02:00 – ( 10 – 6 ) – Oakland comes out in Pistol Formation … 1st and 10 … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … has room to run … follows a stream of blockers … and now he’s tripped up … a big pickup of 19 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 33.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

OAK – 01:45 – ( 10 – 6 ) – Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … going off-tackle … and smacked to the turf just as he reaches the line … that’ll be a 1 yard gain … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the Pittsburgh 32.

OAK – 01:30 – ( 10 – 6 ) – It’s 2nd and 9 … Ken Stabler … looking … looking … … now he throws to Fred Biletnikoff … and it’s incomplete … Fred Biletnikoff was well defended … and had little chance of coming up with that throw … … it’s now 3rd and 9 from the Pittsburgh 32.

OAK – 01:15 – ( 10 – 6 ) – It’s 3rd and 9 and the Raiders are 2 for 5 on third down … Ken Stabler … takes the snap and drops back … rifles it over the middle and … … it bounces four feet in front of Mike Siani … incomplete … … the Raiders now face a 4th and 9 from the Pittsburgh 32.

OAK – 01:00 – ( 13 – 6 ) – From the 32 … the football will be spotted at the Pittsburgh 39 yard line and the Raiders are looking at a 39 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s George Blanda’s field goal from 39 yards … … moving right to left … … and just inside the right upright … IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Raiders the lead … it’s now 13-6 for Oakland.

OAK – 01:00 – ( 13 – 6 ) – George Blanda with the kick off … … this one will be taken about a yard into the Pittsburgh endzone …

PIT – 00:45 – ( 13 – 6 ) – Rocky Bleier returns the kick off 13 yards … to the Pittsburgh 12 yard line.

PIT – 00:00 – ( 13 – 6 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Steelers with 101 yards rushing so far … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to John Fuqua … he bounces to the outside … reverses direction … leaps over a tackle and is spilled to the turf … … that’s a pickup of 5 yards … it’s 2nd and 5 from the Pittsburgh 17 yard line.

Time has run out … that’s the end of the 1st Half … both teams head to their locker rooms … with the score … the Oakland Raiders 13 … and the Pittsburgh Steelers 6.

~ 3rd Quarter ~

The Raiders kicked off to begin the game … now the Steelers will kick off to begin the second half …

PIT – 15:00 – ( 13 – 6 ) – Roy Gerela with the kick off … … … and the Raiders will field it … at the Oakland 14 …

OAK – 14:45 – ( 13 – 6 ) – Cliff Branch returns the kick off 28 yards … to the Oakland 42 yard line.

OAK – 14:15 – ( 13 – 6 ) – Pittsburgh is looking run … it’s 1st and 10 … the Raiders set up in Pistol Formation … Ken Stabler takes the snap … he tries the left side … AND HE’S HAMMERED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -1 yard … it’s 2nd and 11 from the Oakland 41 yard line.

OAK – 13:45 – ( 13 – 6 ) – It’s 2nd and 11 … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … glides through the line … spins off a hit … darts left … and finally hauled down … a big gain of 19 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 40.

OAK – 13:27 – ( 13 – 6 ) – We’ve got … 13:45 left in the 3rd Quarter … Ken Stabler from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Don Highsmith … going to the right side … tough sledding … as the Oakland and the Pittsburgh lines mash into one another … now he’s brought down … a 1 yard gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the Pittsburgh 39.

OAK – 13:12 – ( 13 – 6 ) – Ken Stabler is in Pistol Formation … he throws to Mike Siani … and it’s incomplete … … Mike Siani couldn’t come up with it … … it’s now 3rd and 9 from the Pittsburgh 39.

OAK – 12:57 – ( 13 – 6 ) – It’s 3rd and 9 and the Raiders are 2 for 6 on third down … Pittsburgh … doing a good job of concealing their coverage … Ken Stabler sends a man in motion … takes the snap and back-pedals … … high throw … Raymond Chester leaps … but it’s WAY-WAY over his head … and it’s incomplete … … the Raiders now face a 4th and 9 from the Pittsburgh 39.

OAK – 12:37 – ( 16 – 6 ) – From the 39 … the football will be spotted at the Pittsburgh 46 yard line and the Raiders are looking at a 46 yard field goal attempt … … … and George Blanda’s field goal from 46 yards … … IS HAMMERED ON A LINE … … AND IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Raiders the lead … it’s now 16-6 for Oakland.

OAK – 12:37 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Here’s George Blanda with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Steelers will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

PIT – 12:07 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Pittsburgh is in the shotgun … they have 106 yards on the ground so far … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … running off-tackle … right side … past the line of scrimmage … AND HE’S DECKED … a gain of 2 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Pittsburgh 22 yard line.

PIT – 11:37 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Terry Bradshaw is in the shotgun … slings a short one to Preston Pearson … he lunges ahead and is popped at the Pittsburgh 29 yard line … a small gain of 7 yards … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 1 from their own 29.

PIT – 11:07 – ( 16 – 6 ) – The Steelers break the huddle and come out in Wildcat Formation … Terry Bradshaw hands it off to John Fuqua … he runs it up the middle … NOTHING THERE … JUST A PILE OF BODIES… and Oakland holds him to no gain … the Steelers now face a 4th and 1 from the Pittsburgh 29.

PIT – 11:07 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Pittsburgh is set in punt formation … … Bobby Walden takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

OAK – 10:52 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Tommy Maxwell … calls for the fair catch … and Oakland will start 1st and 10 from their own 31 yard line.

OAK – 10:22 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Ken Stabler is in the shotgun … throws … left side … pulled in by Bob Moore … and the Steelers are there in droves … that’s a small pickup of 5 yards … it’s 2nd and 5 from the Oakland 36 yard line.

OAK – 10:07 – ( 16 – 6 ) – The Raiders are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Illegal Motion). It’s now 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 31 yard line.

OAK – 09:37 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Smith … carries it to the left side … met at the line … driven back … and he churns forward again … and the Steelers bring him down … just 1 yard gained … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 9 from their own 32.

OAK – 09:22 – ( 16 – 6 ) – It’s 3rd and 9 and the Raiders are 2 for 7 on third down … Ken Stabler fades back … … nobody open … … now he throws to Fred Biletnikoff … he got a hand on it … but can’t hang on … and it’s incomplete … … the Raiders now face a 4th and 9 from the Oakland 32.

OAK – 09:22 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Oakland is set in punt formation … … Jerry DePoyster takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

PIT – 09:07 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Frank Lewis … calls for the fair catch … and Pittsburgh will start 1st and 10 from their own 36 yard line.

PIT – 08:37 – ( 16 – 6 ) – 1st Down … and Oakland has seven up on the line … Terry Bradshaw gives it to Preston Pearson … and he’s wrapped up at the line of scrimmage … the Raiders hold him to no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 36 yard line.

PIT – 08:07 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Pittsburgh with 108 yards on the ground so far … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … runs right … not much there … but he squeezes through the line … and now he’s dumped after a decent pickup of 7 yards … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 43.

PIT – 07:27 – ( 16 – 6 ) – It’s 3rd and 3 … the Steelers set up in the shotgun … they’ve got 115 yards rushing so far … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … quick-hitter … through the line … bounces it to the outside … and is finally collared from behind … that’s a gain of 19 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 38.

PIT – 06:54 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Steven Davis is the ball carrier … he runs for 13 yards and fumbles the football … Bruce Van Dyke recovers the fumble … and he returns it for 12 yards … … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 13.

PIT – 06:44 – ( 16 – 6 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Steven Davis … he heads to the left side … now caught and driven to the turf behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 12 from the Oakland 15.

PIT – 06:29 – ( 16 – 6 ) – Terry Bradshaw … throws to Franco Harris … AND OAKLAND PICKS IT OFF !!! … NO … HE DROPPED IT !!! … and the Steelers coaching staff gasp a sigh of relief … … it’s now 3rd and 12 from the Oakland 15.

PIT – 06:14 – ( 16 – 6 ) – It’s 3rd and 12 and the Steelers are 3 for 9 on third down … Terry Bradshaw … throws to Ronnie Shanklin … and it’s incomplete … … Ronnie Shanklin got a hand on it … but couldn’t haul it in … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 12 from the Oakland 15.

PIT – 05:59 – ( 16 – 9 ) – From the 15 … the football will be spotted at the Oakland 22 yard line and the Steelers are looking at a 22 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Roy Gerela’s field goal from 22 yards … … cuts through the uprights … and the Steelers cut into the Raiders lead … it’s now 16-9 for Oakland.

PIT – 05:59 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Here’s Roy Gerela with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Raiders will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

OAK – 05:29 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Ken Stabler looking over the Steelers defensive set up from shotgun Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Don Highsmith … heading towards the sideline … BODIES FLYING EVERYWHERE … AND THE STEELERS SMACK HIM OUT OF BOUNDS … no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 20 yard line.

OAK – 05:14 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Pittsburgh … with some late personnel changes … Ken Stabler tries to take advantage … from the shotgun … quick hand off to Marv Hubbard … and he’s hammered to the turf as he tried to cut inside … no gain on the play … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 20.

OAK – 04:44 – ( 16 – 9 ) – The Steelers with tight coverage downfield … Ken Stabler … running out of time … he tucks it in and runs … weaving his way upfield … AND NOW HE’S THUMPED TO THE TURF … that’s a scramble of 3 yards for Ken Stabler … the Raiders now face a 4th and 7 from the Oakland 23.

OAK – 04:44 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Oakland is set in punt formation … … Jerry DePoyster takes the snap … … and just got the punt away … … …

PIT – 04:29 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Glen Edwards fields it at the Oakland 46 … and returns the punt 0 yards … to the Oakland 46 yard line.

PIT – 03:59 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Terry Bradshaw is in Pistol Formation … takes the snap … gives it to Franco Harris … hit behind the line … he keeps battling and just gets back to the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 46.

PIT – 03:44 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Terry Bradshaw is in the shotgun … throws to Ronnie Shanklin … and it’s incomplete … … Ronnie Shanklin is claiming he made the catch … but he’s over-ruled by the officiating crew, who say he trapped it against the turf … … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the Oakland 46.

PIT – 03:29 – ( 16 – 9 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and Pittsburgh is 3 for 10 on third down … Terry Bradshaw … throws to Ronnie Shanklin … and it’s incomplete … … good defensive play by the Raiders defender to get his hand in there to swat it away … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 10 from the Oakland 46.

PIT – 03:11 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Pittsburgh is set in punt formation … … Bobby Walden with the punt … … it’s BLOCKED!! … and the Steelers recover the football … -4 yards behind the line of scrimmage … Bobby Walden recovers the football … and he returns it for 13 yards … … Pittsburgh recovered the ball, but they’re short of the first down … Pittsburgh turns it over on downs … and the Raiders have the football at the Oakland 37 yard line.

OAK – 02:41 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Ken Stabler … complete to Mike Siani … 36 yards on the play … he breaks the tackle … and fumbles the football … at the Pittsburgh 27 yard line … … the ball rolls 0 zero yards … and goes out of bounds on the sideline … last controlled by Oakland … … it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 27.

OAK – 02:11 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Steelers shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 88 yards on the ground so far … Oakland is set up in the shotgun … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … he’s trying to get the outside corner … and the Steelers force him out of bounds … a 1 yard gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the Pittsburgh 26.

OAK – 01:53 – ( 16 – 9 ) – Ken Stabler is in the shotgun … dumps a short one to Bob Moore … tries to worm his way ahead … and he’s spilled at the Pittsburgh 22 yard line … a miniscule gain of 4 yards … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Pittsburgh 22.

OAK – 01:38 – ( 16 – 9 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and Oakland is 2 for 9 on third down … Ken Stabler … has time … now the blocking breaks down … throwing deep downfield … … … … … … … and … … just out of the reach of Marv Hubbard … incomplete … as he couldn’t get to it … … the Raiders now face a 4th and 5 from the Pittsburgh 22.

OAK – 01:23 – ( 19 – 9 ) – From the 22 … the football will be spotted at the Pittsburgh 29 yard line and the Raiders are looking at a 29 yard field goal attempt … … … and George Blanda’s field goal from 29 yards … … is right through the uprights … IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Raiders the lead … it’s now 19-9 for Oakland.

OAK – 01:23 – ( 19 – 9 ) – Here’s George Blanda with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Steelers will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

PIT – 00:43 – ( 19 – 9 ) – Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … he will carry it … going off-tackle right side … past the line of scrimmage … slows to avoid a hit … and is tackled from behind … a pickup of 7 yards … it’s 2nd and 3 from the Pittsburgh 27 yard line.

PIT – 00:28 – ( 19 – 9 ) – The Steelers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 2nd and 18 from the Pittsburgh 12 yard line.

PIT – 00:00 – ( 19 – 9 ) – Raiders shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 152 yards on the ground so far … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … he’ll run it … he punches his way forward … spins off a hit … and now pulled down … that’s a small gain of 2 yards on the play … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 16 from their own 14.

~ 4th Quarter ~

PIT – 14:30 – ( 19 – 9 ) – It’s 3rd and 16 and the Steelers are 3 for 11 on third down … Terry Bradshaw shovels it to Al Young behind the line … and he’s brought down at the Pittsburgh 18 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 4 yards … the Steelers now face a 4th and 12 from the Pittsburgh 18.

PIT – 14:30 – ( 19 – 9 ) – Pittsburgh is set in punt formation … … Bobby Walden takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

OAK – 14:15 – ( 19 – 9 ) – George Atkinson fields it at the Oakland 30 … and returns the punt -3 yards … to the Oakland 27 yard line.

OAK – 13:45 – ( 19 – 9 ) – Pittsburgh is looking run … it’s 1st and 10 … the Raiders set up in Pistol Formation … Ken Stabler takes the snap … he tries the left side … AND HE’S HAMMERED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -3 yards … it’s 2nd and 13 from the Oakland 24 yard line.

OAK – 13:00 – ( 25 – 9 ) – Ken Stabler takes the snap … hands it to Marv Hubbard … taking it far left … … and he’s surrounded … and dropped … NO … CAN HE SAW A LADY IN HALF TOO ?!? … … … UNBELIEVABLE !! … … a 76-yard touchdown.

OAK – 13:00 – ( 26 – 9 ) – … and George Blanda’s point after is good !!

OAK – 13:00 – ( 26 – 9 ) – George Blanda with the kick off … … … and the Steelers will field it … at the Pittsburgh 15 …

PIT – 12:45 – ( 26 – 9 ) – John McMakin returns the kick off 9 yards … to the Pittsburgh 24 yard line.

PIT – 12:15 – ( 26 – 9 ) – There’s 12:45 left in the 4th Quarter … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … quickly over the line of scrimmage … leaps a tackle … but loses his footing and is hauled down … a pickup of 7 yards … it’s 2nd and 3 from the Pittsburgh 31 yard line.

OAK – 12:00 – ( 26 – 9 ) – Preston Pearson is the ball carrier … he runs for -1 yard and fumbles the football … Otis Sistrunk recovers the fumble for Oakland … and returns it 1 yard to the Pittsburgh 29 yard line.

OAK – 11:30 – ( 26 – 9 ) – Pittsburgh with a great jump off the snap … Ken Stabler hands it to Charlie Smith … and he’s wrestled to the ground … the Steelers were all over Charlie Smith on that play … no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 29.

OAK – 10:50 – ( 26 – 9 ) – We’ve got … 11:30 left in the 4th Quarter … Ken Stabler is in Pistol Formation … he takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … running a sweep … right side … not much room down the sideline … tries to cut back inside … and is sent spinning to the turf … that’s a pickup of 3 yards … it’s now 3rd and 7 from the Pittsburgh 26.

OAK – 10:17 – ( 26 – 9 ) – It’s 3rd and 7 and the Raiders are 2 for 10 on third down … Pittsburgh in deep coverage … Ken Stabler throws it underneath to Fred Biletnikoff … grinding his way … and tackled at the Pittsburgh 22 yard line … that’s a short pickup of 4 yards … the Raiders now face a 4th and 3 from the Pittsburgh 22.

OAK – 10:02 – ( 29 – 9 ) – From the 22 … the football will be spotted at the Pittsburgh 29 yard line and the Raiders are looking at a 29 yard field goal attempt … … … and George Blanda’s field goal from 29 yards … … IS HAMMERED ON A LINE … … AND IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Raiders the lead … it’s now 29-9 for Oakland.

OAK – 10:02 – ( 29 – 9 ) – George Blanda with the kick off … … … he drives this one deep … … and Pittsburgh has it … about 9 yards into their endzone …

PIT – 09:47 – ( 29 – 9 ) – Glen Edwards is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Pittsburgh will scrimmage from their 20.

PIT – 09:32 – ( 29 – 9 ) – Terry Bradshaw … throws to Ronnie Shanklin … and it’s incomplete … Terry Bradshaw and Ronnie Shanklin weren’t on the same page … Ronnie Shanklin went one way and the throw went another way … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 20 yard line.

PIT – 09:02 – ( 29 – 9 ) – Oakland with great downfield coverage … Terry Bradshaw … runs out of the pocket … weaving thru traffic … AND NOW HE’S SENT SPRAWLING … that’s a scramble of 26 yards for Terry Bradshaw … it’s 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 46.

PIT – 08:47 – ( 29 – 9 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Terry Bradshaw … throws to Al Young … and it’s incomplete … … no flag on the play … Pittsburgh may have been guilty of offensive pass interference … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 46 yard line.

PIT – 08:32 – ( 29 – 9 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … Terry Bradshaw … drops back … … throws to John McMakin … and it’s swatted away … incomplete … … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 46.

PIT – 08:17 – ( 29 – 9 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Steelers are 3 for 12 on third down … Terry Bradshaw … throws to Ronnie Shanklin … and it’s incomplete … … Ronnie Shanklin trapped it against the turf … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 10 from the Pittsburgh 46.

PIT – 08:17 – ( 29 – 9 ) – Pittsburgh is set in punt formation … … Bobby Walden takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

OAK – 08:02 – ( 29 – 9 ) – Cliff Branch fields it at the Oakland 2 … no, he’s not going to play it … he peels off and lets it bounce … … and it bounces and rolls forward … and the Steelers will down the football at the Oakland 1 yard line.

OAK – 07:47 – ( 29 – 11 ) – Marv Hubbard runs for a loss of 1 yard and gives up a safety!! The Pittsburgh Steelers will get 2 points and the Raiders will have to kick the football from their own 20.

OAK – 07:47 – ( 29 – 11 ) – Jerry DePoyster is ready to punt following the Steelers safety … and here’s the punt … …

PIT – 07:30 – ( 29 – 11 ) – Preston Pearson fields it at the Pittsburgh 34 … and returns the punt 25 yards … to the Oakland 41 yard line.

PIT – 07:00 – ( 29 – 11 ) – Oakland with a great jump off the snap … Terry Bradshaw hands it to Preston Pearson … and he’s wrestled to the ground … the Raiders were all over Preston Pearson on that play … no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 41.

PIT – 06:30 – ( 29 – 11 ) – Pittsburgh comes out in the shotgun … 2nd and 10 … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Preston Pearson … he’s trapped behind the line of scrimmage … and snowed under … that will be a loss of -2 yards … it’s now 3rd and 12 from the Oakland 43.

PIT – 06:02 – ( 29 – 11 ) – It’s 3rd and 12 and the Steelers are 3 for 13 on third down … Terry Bradshaw shovel pass to Al Young at the Oakland 42 … HE’S GOT LOTS OF SPACE … weaving his way … still going … and pulled down at the Oakland 12 … a gain of 31 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 12.

PIT – 05:47 – ( 29 – 11 ) – Terry Bradshaw … throws to Ronnie Shanklin … and it’s complete for zero yards … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 12.

PIT – 05:17 – ( 29 – 11 ) – There’s 05:47 left in the 4th Quarter … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … and gives it to Franco Harris … hits the line … and breaks through … shakes off a hit … and now he’s sent tumbling to the turf … a pickup of 6 yards … it’s now 3rd and 4 from the Oakland 6.

PIT – 05:02 – ( 29 – 17 ) – Both lines are set … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … hands it off to Franco Harris … HE HEADS TO THE OUTSIDE … HE’S INSIDE THE PYLON … AND INTO THE END ZONE !!! … a 6-yard touchdown.

PIT – 05:02 – ( 29 – 18 ) – … and Roy Gerela’s point after is good !!

PIT – 05:02 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Here’s the kick off from Roy Gerela … … … kicked deep … into the endzone … and Oakland will play it … about 7 yards into their endzone …

OAK – 04:52 – ( 29 – 18 ) – George Atkinson is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Oakland will scrimmage from their 20.

OAK – 04:07 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Ken Stabler sets up behind center … 04:52 left in the 4th Quarter … Ken Stabler gives it to Marv Hubbard … going off-tackle … NOTHING THERE … and he’s stopped for no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 20 yard line.

OAK – 03:22 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Pittsburgh with a four-man front … Ken Stabler shifts his backfield … shotgun Formation … three wide outs … he takes the snap … gives it to Marv Hubbard … running to his left … and he’s stood up by a swarm of Steelers … no gain … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 20.

OAK – 03:02 – ( 29 – 18 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Raiders are 2 for 11 on third down … Ken Stabler with a short floater to Charlie Smith … he chugs forward and is tripped up at the Oakland 22 yard line … a pickup of 2 yards on the play … the Raiders now face a 4th and 8 from the Oakland 22.

OAK – 03:02 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Oakland is set in punt formation … … Jerry DePoyster takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

PIT – 02:47 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Preston Pearson fields it at the Pittsburgh 30 … and returns the punt 2 yards … to the Pittsburgh 32 yard line.

PIT – 02:17 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Terry Bradshaw with a quick toss to John McMakin … OH !!! … … will John McMakin still be in one piece … IF THEY EVEN FIND HIM UNDER THAT PILE … that’s a small gain of 7 yards … it’s 2nd and 3 from the Pittsburgh 39 yard line.

PIT – 02:17 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Terry Bradshaw’s pass for Preston Pearson … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Raiders have the ball at the Oakland 9 yard line …

OAK – 02:02 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Willie Brown returns the interception 9 yards … to the Oakland 18 yard line.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

OAK – 02:00 – ( 29 – 18 ) – The Raiders are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Illegal Substitution). It’s now 1st and 15 from the Oakland 13 yard line.

OAK – 01:45 – ( 29 – 18 ) – The Raiders come set … they’re in shotgun Formation … now they send a man in motion … Ken Stabler hands it off to Charlie Smith … banging his way forward … now he’s wrestled to the ground … the Steelers simply took away his time and space … no gain on the play … it’s 2nd and 15 from the Oakland 13 yard line.

01:45 – TIME-OUT – The Pittsburgh Steelers call their 1st Time-Out.

OAK – 01:30 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Oakland is set in the shotgun … they have 164 yards on the ground so far … Ken Stabler takes the snap … and gives it to Marv Hubbard … and he’s immediately met by the Steelers welcoming committee … that will be a loss of -1 yard … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 16 from their own 12.

01:30 – TIME-OUT – The Pittsburgh Steelers call their 2nd Time-Out.

OAK – 01:15 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Pittsburgh digging in … Ken Stabler shifts his backfield to I Formation … long count … takes the snap … gives it to Marv Hubbard … running to his left … gets by the first wave … but he’s snowed under by the second … no gain … the Raiders now face a 4th and 16 from the Oakland 12.

01:15 – TIME-OUT – The Pittsburgh Steelers call their 3rd and final Time-Out.

OAK – 01:15 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Oakland is set in punt formation … … Jerry DePoyster takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

PIT – 01:00 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Glen Edwards … calls for the fair catch … and Pittsburgh will start 1st and 10 from their own 48 yard line.

PIT – 00:45 – ( 29 – 18 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Terry Bradshaw is shifting his backfield … now they’re set … Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … high throw to Ronnie Shanklin … and it sails over his head … and it’s incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Pittsburgh 48 yard line.

PIT – 00:30 – ( 29 – 18 ) – Oakland digging in … Terry Bradshaw shifts his backfield to I Formation … long count … takes the snap … running to his left … gets by the first wave … but he’s snowed under by the second … no gain … Pittsburgh is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 48.

PIT – 00:15 – ( 29 – 18 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Steelers are 5 for 15 on third down … Terry Bradshaw takes a quick glance towards the Pittsburgh sideline … now Terry Bradshaw takes the snap … he’s hit but gets the throw off … … Al Young can’t get it … as he’s sandwiched between two defenders … and it’s incomplete … … the Steelers now face a 4th and 10 from the Pittsburgh 48.

PIT – 00:00 – ( 29 – 18 ) – The Steelers come out in Pistol Formation … Terry Bradshaw … throws to John McMakin … and it’s incomplete … … no flag on the play … as both John McMakin and the Raiders defender had equal opportunities for the football … … Pittsburgh turns it over on downs … and the Raiders have the football at the Pittsburgh 48 yard line.

Game Over – Final Score: Oakland Raiders 29 at Pittsburgh Steelers 18