Dec. 3, 1973 -- Pittsburgh at Miami
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Miami opened up a 27-0 lead in the first half with the aid of two Dick Anderson interception returns for touchdowns. Terry Bradshaw, who didn't start because of a shoulder separation suffered in October, replaced starter Joe Gilliam, and brought the Steelers back with two touchdown passes. Bob Griese gave up a safety in the closing minutes to cut the Miami lead to 30-26, but the Steelers couldn't complete their comeback. In addition to his two TDs tying an NFL record, Anderson intercepted four passes on the night, tying an NFL record.

Scoring By Quarter
  1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 3 7 14 26
Miami 20 10 0 0 30

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
MIA TD Dick Anderson 27 YD interception return (Garo Yepremian kick), 1:04 MIAMI 7-0
MIA FG Garo Yepremian 28 YD, 6:26 MIAMI 10-0
MIA FG Garo Yepremian 46 YD, 12:02 MIAMI 13-0
MIA TD Jim Mandich 2 YD pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick), 14:38 MIAMI 20-0
2nd Quarter
MIA TD Dick Anderson 38 YD interception return (Garo Yepremian kick), 1:32 MIAMI 27-0
PIT FG Roy Gerela 37 YD, 6:47 MIAMI 27-3
MIA FG Garo Yepremian 14 YD, 11:58 MIAMI 30-3
3rd Quarter
PIT TD Preston Pearson 5 YD pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick), 5:55 MIAMI 30-10
4th Quarter
PIT TD Franco Harris 21 YD run (Roy Gerela kick), 4:50 MIAMI 30-17
PIT TD Barry Pearson 17 YD pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick), 10:22 MIAMI 30-24
PIT STY Safety, Dwight White sack of Bob Griese, 13:56 MIAMI 30-26

Team Statistics
  Pittsburgh Miami
Rushing Yards 178 123
Passing Yards 90 66
Total Yards 268 189

Passing
STEELERS CMP ATT YDS TD INT
Terry Bradshaw 14 35 117 2 3
Joe Gilliam 0 7 0 0 3
DOLPHINS CMP ATT YDS TD INT
Bob Griese 8 13 73 1 0

Rushing
STEELERS ATT YDS AVG TD
Franco Harris 15 105 7.0 1
John Fuqua 4 26 6.5 0
Preston Pearson 7 24 3.4 0
Steve Davis 6 21 3.5 0
Terry Bradshaw 2 3 1.5 0
Frank Lewis 1 -1 -1.0 0
DOLPHINS ATT YDS AVG TD
Mercury Morris 13 58 4.5 0
Larry Csonka 17 54 3.2 0
Jim Klick 6 17 2.8 0
Bob Griese 1 -6 -6.0 0

Receiving
STEELERS REC YDS AVG TD
Barry Pearson 4 56 14.0 1
John Fuqua 4 17 4.3 0
Ron Shanklin 2 16 8.0 0
Franco Harris 2 14 7.0 0
Larry Brown 1 9 9.0 0
Preston Pearson 1 5 5.0 1
DOLPHINS REC YDS AVG TD
Jim Klick 3 33 11.0 0
Jim Mandich 3 24 8.0 1
Paul Warfield 1 10 10.0 0
Mercury Morris 1 6 6.0 0

Interceptions
STEELERS INT YDS TD
None
DOLPHINS INT YDS TD
Dick Anderson 4 121 2
Curtis Johnson 1 2 0
Jake Scott 1 17 0



 
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