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  • tbpauly 11:26 am on January 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1980 Oakland Raiders, , , super bowl vii, Terry Bradshaw   

    Bums No More: Steelers over Packers 19-7, Win Super Bowl VII 

    Terry Bradshaw was named MVP of Super Bowl VII...

    Terry Bradshaw was named MVP of Super Bowl VII…

    The Pittsburgh Steelers became the first Wild Card team to win a Super Bowl (the 1980 Oakland Raiders were the first team to do so in real life) with a 19-7 verdict over Green Bay, with four Roy Gerela field goals proving to be the difference in the game’s outcome.

    Terry Bradshaw won the MVP trophy for some key runs, not for his 8 for 20 passing effort, good for 141 yards.  He run 6 times for 44 yards on top of that.  The Steelers failed to make a turnover the entire game, scoring each of the three times they were inside the Green Bay 20, once for a touchdown, twice on Gerela field goals.

    Green Bay’s lone score was a 68 yard punt return by Ken Ellis, who ran two punts back for TD’s in the Packers 17-16 win over Washington in the divisional playoffs.  Pittsburgh finished 12-5 on the year and takes home the Lombardi Trophy, while Green Bay finished 13-4.

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  • tbpauly 9:24 am on January 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Week 16 Roundup 

    It will be the upstart Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Green Bay Packers at the LA Coliseum for Super Bowl VII.

      2-Week
    
     Game Scores
     Pittsburgh 21 Cincinnati 3                  26 10-20 
     Green Bay 24 Dallas 7                       54 Calm  Rain           
    
     Rushing Leaders
    
     Receiving Leaders
    
     Passing Leaders
    
     Defensive Standouts
     Williams,C(GB)   3 Sk 8 Tk
    
     Special Teams
    
     
  • tbpauly 10:04 am on December 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Week 15 Roundup 

    In the conference championship round, it will be Pittsburgh going to Cincinnati while Dallas hosts Green Bay…

     1-Week
    
     Game Scores
     Pittsburgh 14 Miami 12                      75 0-5   
     Oakland 0 Cincinnati 17                     25 0-5   
     Los Angeles 0 Dallas 17                     59 15-25 
     Washington 14 Green Bay 17                  13 10-20 
    
     Rushing Leaders
     Harris,F(Pit)   18-130  2 TD
     Garrison(Dal)   17-113
     Morris(Mia)     21-103
    
     Receiving Leaders
    
     Passing Leaders
    
     Defensive Standouts
    
     Special Teams
     Yepremian(Mia) 4-4 FG 
     Ellis(GB)      6-139 Punt Ret  2 TD 
     
  • tbpauly 9:42 am on December 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Immaculate Elimination: Pittsburgh Over Miami, 14-12 

    Franco Harris broke the hearts of all the Dolphin fans in the southeast United States as a three yard run with 1:40 left gave the Steelers a 14-12 lead that held up for the win.  The Dolphins couldn’t find the end zone all day and had to settle for four Garo Yepremian field goals for their scoring.

    Pittsburgh moves on to face the Cincinnati-Oakland winner on the road for the AFC Championship.  The Dolphins, unlike their real life 1972 counterparts, finished 11-3-1 overall.

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  • tbpauly 7:18 pm on December 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Final Regular Season Standings 

    Teams who made the playoffs are noted in green...
    NFL 1972 Standings
    
     NFC - East       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Dallas           11  3  0  .786 280 20.0 228 16.3   3.7   6  1  0   7  1  0  10  1  0
    Washington       10  3  1  .750 339 24.2 213 15.2   9.0   6  1  0   6  2  0   8  3  0
    New York(N)       5  9  0  .357 260 18.6 297 21.2  -2.6   4  3  0   2  4  0   4  7  0
    St. Louis         5  9  0  .357 173 12.4 262 18.7  -6.4   3  4  0   3  5  0   4  7  0
    Philadelphia      3 11  0  .214 191 13.6 295 21.1  -7.4   3  4  0   1  7  0   3  8  0
    
     NFC - Central    W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Green Bay        11  3  0  .786 322 23.0 188 13.4   9.6   5  2  0   6  0  0   9  2  0
    Minnesota         9  5  0  .643 307 21.9 226 16.1   5.8   5  2  0   3  3  0   7  4  0
    Detroit           8  6  0  .571 301 21.5 259 18.5   3.0   6  1  0   3  3  0   5  6  0
    Chicago           0 14  0  .000 122  8.7 310 22.1 -13.4   0  7  0   0  6  0   0 11  0
    
     NFC - West       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Los Angeles       9  4  1  .679 265 18.9 249 17.8   1.1   4  3  0   5  0  1   8  2  1
    San Francisco     7  6  1  .536 247 17.6 243 17.4   0.3   4  2  1   2  3  1   4  6  1
    Atlanta           6  8  0  .429 255 18.2 254 18.1   0.1   3  4  0   2  4  0   5  5  0
    New Orleans       6  8  0  .429 238 17.0 289 20.6  -3.6   4  3  0   2  4  0   3  8  0
    
     AFC - East       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Miami            11  2  1  .821 361 25.8 122  8.7  17.1   6  0  1   7  0  1  10  0  1
    New York(A)       7  6  1  .536 278 19.9 329 23.5  -3.6   3  3  1   4  4  0   7  4  0
    Buffalo           6  8  0  .429 228 16.3 233 16.6  -0.4   3  4  0   4  4  0   6  5  0
    Baltimore         5  8  1  .393 223 15.9 254 18.1  -2.2   3  4  0   4  3  1   4  6  1
    New England       1 13  0  .071 162 11.6 443 31.6 -20.1   1  6  0   0  8  0   0 11  0
    
     AFC - Central    W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Cincinnati       11  2  1  .821 311 22.2 157 11.2  11.0   5  2  0   4  1  1   8  2  1
    Pittsburgh        9  5  0  .643 258 18.4 137  9.8   8.6   4  3  0   4  2  0   7  4  0
    Cleveland         6  8  0  .429 204 14.6 246 17.6  -3.0   3  4  0   2  4  0   3  8  0
    Houston           2 11  1  .179 178 12.7 343 24.5 -11.8   1  5  1   1  4  1   1  9  1
    
     AFC - West       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Oakland          10  4  0  .714 345 24.6 276 19.7   4.9   5  2  0   6  0  0   9  2  0
    Denver            9  5  0  .643 306 21.9 247 17.6   4.2   4  3  0   2  4  0   6  4  0
    Kansas City       6  8  0  .429 218 15.6 196 14.0   1.6   3  4  0   2  4  0   4  7  0
    San Diego         5  9  0  .357 245 17.5 321 22.9  -5.4   4  3  0   2  4  0   4  7  0
    
    PAIRINGS:
    AFC: Pittsburgh at Miami, Oakland at Cincinnati
    NFC: Los Angeles at Dallas, Washington at Green Bay
    
     
  • tbpauly 7:14 pm on December 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Week 14 Roundup 

    Franco Harris took Player Of The Week honors in the final week of the regular season…

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  • tbpauly 7:10 pm on December 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Stalemate: Miami And Baltimore Tie 10-10 

    After taking a 10-0 lead in the second half, the Baltimore Colts rallied back in the last six minutes of the game to tie the Dolphins 10-10 in the final 1972 regular season game for both teams.

    Miami goes to 11-2-1 and will be the top seed in the AFC bracket of the playoffs.  Baltimore finished at 5-8-1.

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  • tbpauly 10:28 am on December 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Week 13 Standings 

    NFL 1972 Standings
    
    
     NFC - East       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Dallas           10  3  0  .769 252 19.4 225 17.3   2.1   5  1  0   6  1  0   9  1  0
    Washington        9  3  1  .731 332 25.5 210 16.2   9.4   5  1  0   6  2  0   8  3  0
    New York(N)       5  8  0  .385 257 19.8 269 20.7  -0.9   4  2  0   2  4  0   3  7  0
    St. Louis         4  9  0  .308 156 12.0 259 19.9  -7.9   2  4  0   2  5  0   3  7  0
    Philadelphia      3 10  0  .231 188 14.5 278 21.4  -6.9   3  4  0   1  6  0   3  7  0
    
     NFC - Central    W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Green Bay        10  3  0  .769 290 22.3 185 14.2   8.1   5  2  0   6  0  0   8  2  0
    Detroit           8  5  0  .615 280 21.5 229 17.6   3.9   6  1  0   3  3  0   5  5  0
    Minnesota         8  5  0  .615 293 22.5 216 16.6   5.9   5  2  0   3  3  0   6  4  0
    Chicago           0 13  0  .000 108  8.3 283 21.8 -13.5   0  7  0   0  6  0   0 11  0
    
     NFC - West       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Los Angeles       8  4  1  .654 235 18.1 228 17.5   0.5   3  3  0   5  0  1   7  2  1
    San Francisco     7  5  1  .577 237 18.2 229 17.6   0.6   4  1  1   2  3  1   4  5  1
    Atlanta           6  7  0  .462 248 19.1 234 18.0   1.1   3  3  0   2  4  0   5  5  0
    New Orleans       6  7  0  .462 235 18.1 257 19.8  -1.7   4  2  0   2  4  0   3  7  0
    
     AFC - East       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Miami            11  2  0  .846 351 27.0 112  8.6  18.4   6  0  0   7  0  0  10  0  0
    New York(A)       6  6  1  .500 265 20.4 319 24.5  -4.2   2  3  1   4  4  0   6  4  0
    Buffalo           6  7  0  .462 225 17.3 226 17.4  -0.1   3  4  0   4  4  0   6  5  0
    Baltimore         5  8  0  .385 213 16.4 244 18.8  -2.4   3  4  0   4  3  0   4  6  0
    New England       1 12  0  .077 138 10.6 405 31.2 -20.5   1  6  0   0  8  0   0 10  0
    
     AFC - Central    W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Cincinnati       11  2  0  .846 294 22.6 140 10.8  11.8   5  2  0   4  1  0   8  2  0
    Pittsburgh        8  5  0  .615 234 18.0 123  9.5   8.5   4  3  0   4  2  0   6  4  0
    Cleveland         6  7  0  .462 194 14.9 233 17.9  -3.0   3  4  0   2  4  0   3  7  0
    Houston           2 11  0  .154 161 12.4 326 25.1 -12.7   1  5  0   1  4  0   1  9  0
    
     AFC - West       W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home      Div      Conf  
    Oakland           9  4  0  .692 318 24.5 262 20.2   4.3   4  2  0   6  0  0   9  2  0
    Denver            8  5  0  .615 268 20.6 223 17.2   3.5   3  3  0   2  4  0   5  4  0
    Kansas City       5  8  0  .385 198 15.2 189 14.5   0.7   3  4  0   2  4  0   4  7  0
    San Diego         5  8  0  .385 231 17.8 297 22.8  -5.1   4  2  0   2  4  0   4  6  0
    
     
  • tbpauly 10:26 am on December 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Calvin Hill   

    Week 13 Roundup 

    Calvin Hill of Dallas took the Player Of The Week award for Week 13.

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  • tbpauly 10:23 am on December 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Giant Upset: Giants over Dolphins, 23-20 

    On a cold Sunday at Yankee Stadium, a field goal by Pete Gogolak gave the Giants a 23-20 lead with 1:36 left in the game, with a quick Miami turnover sealing their fate shortly afterward.  Mercury Morris ran for 146 yards on 14 carries in a losing effort for the Dolphins, who fall to 11-2 on the season, while the Giants improved to 5-8.

    The Dolphins can still clinch the top seed in the AFC if they beat Baltimore at the Orange Bowl next week…

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