Sunday, August 26, 2012

Steelers Hammer Bills 38-7; John Stallworth: Great Hands

Steelers Hammer Bills 38-7

Okay, it was a slow start out of the blocks (Brown dropped a Roethlisberg pass and then Ben was sacked, a play resulting in an injury to David DeCastro), but it ended with a rout. Steelers beat the Bills 38-7.

Steelers got their mojo going when Timmons stripped the ball from Spiller allowing Ziggy Hood to recover the ball. Redman carried the ball in for 2 yards out after just five plays. The Steelers dominated the remainder of the game closing the half with another touchdown.

Antonio Brown came up big with two TD's, and seven catches for 108 yards including a 39- yard catch from Leftwich.

Palamalu showed his usual stuff with an intercepted Vince Young pass that gave the ball to the Stellers on the Bills 39-yard line. That was followed by a beautiful 39-yard pass to Brown (39 proved to be a good number last night).

Roethlisberger ended the game with 169 yards, going 17 for 24.

"The defense continues to give us a short field which is big, " said Coach Tomlin. "Hopefully that's a signature of our ball here in 2012," he added.
(, AP)

John Stallworth: Key Figure In The Steelers 1979 Season

How good was John Stallworth? This good. He played in six AFC Championship Games and went to four Super Bowls. Until the arrival of Hines Ward, he held the franchise record for receptions at 537 for 8,723 yards. with 63 touchdowns.  He was a four-time Pro Bowler and Steeler MVP twice.

In Super Bowl XIV against the Rams, Stallworth made two great over-the-shoulder catches from Terry Bradshaw that helped put Stallworth on the cover of SI magazine (above). In that Super Bowl, won by the Steelers, he had 3 receptions for 121 yards.

Stallworth was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
(Hall of Fame and Wikipedia)

Last pre-season game: Carolina Panthers.  Thursday, Aug. 30th at Pittsburgh. 7:30

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