Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4) 22, Green Bay Packers (3-5-1) 20
Sunday November 2nd 1980 (at Pittsburgh)
(PITTSBURGH) - The victory that snapped the Steelers' three-game losing streak was neither big nor easy. But the come- from-behind 22-20 decision over the Green Bay Packers more than satisfied Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh's usually hard-to-please coach. "We lost three games in a row. After that, any kind of victory is impressive," Noll said. "We're headed in the right direction." It took two second-half field goals of 27 and 18 yards by Matt Bahr, a 4-yard touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw to late-game substitute Rocky Bleier and some strong defense to snap the Steelers' longest losing streak since 1976. But Noll said he wasn't worried that the victory was so hard to come by. Bahr's 27-yard field goal four minutes into the third period pulled Pittsburgh to within 14-12 and his 18-yarder about six minutes later put the Steelers ahead, 15-14. With less than five minutes remaining in the game, Bradshaw hit Bleier with a 4-yard scoring pass to give the Steelers the lead, 22-14. Green Bay then drove 84 yards in 13 plays to pull within 22-20 with 34 seconds to go on a 14-yard TD pass from Lynn Dickey to Aundra Thompson. The extra point attempt was blocked, and Green Bay tried an onside kick but Pittsburgh's Dwayne Woodruff recovered. Green Bay had taken a 14-9 halftime lead on touchdown passes of 7 and 69 yards from Dickey to Gerry Ellis. The Pittsburgh defense had been largely responsible for the team's three prior defeats, but in the first half against Green Bay it was the Steelers' offense that sputtered. Green Bay piled up 216 total yards during the first half, while the Steelers managed just 89. The Packers' halftime lead might have been larger if the Pittsburgh defense had not intercepted three of Dickey's passes, including one snared by DB J.T. Thomas in the end zone to save a touchdown. Bradshaw, meanwhile, also turned the ball over three times in the first half - once on an interception and twice on fumbles. 
GREEN BAY  -  7  7  0  6 - 20
PITTSBURGH -  2  7  6  7 - 22
                       GREEN BAY    PITTSBURGH
First downs                   18            18
Rush-yards-TDs           25-77-0      37-160-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-39-289-3-3 12-28-135-2-2
Sacked-yards                3-23          2-14
Net pass yards               266           121
Total yards                  343           281
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           3-2
Turnovers                      3             4
Penalties-yards             4-42          7-54
1st - PITT - Safety, ball snapped out of the end zone PITTSBURGH 2-0
1st - GB - Ellis, 7-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 7-2
2nd - PITT - Lynn Swann, 7-yd pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick) PITTSBURGH 9-7
2nd - GB - Ellis, 69-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 14-9
3rd - PITT - Bahr, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-12
3rd - PITT - Bahr, 18-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 15-14
4th - PITT - Rocky Bleier, 4-yard pass from Bradshaw (Bahr kick) PITTSBURGH 22-14
4th - GB - Thompson, 14-yard pass from Dickey (Kick failed) PITTSBURGH 22-20
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 12-32, Terdell Middleton 4-22, Steve Atkins 4-16, Gerry Ellis 4-7, David Beverly 1-0
PITTSBURGH - Franco Harris 15-56, Sidney Thornton 13-55, Rocky Bleier 5-39, Terry Bradshaw 4-10
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 38-20-289 3 TD 3 INT, David Beverly 1-0-0
PITTSBURGH - Terry Bradshaw 28-12-135 2 TD 2 INT
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 7-106 2 TD, James Lofton 4-83, Aundra Thompson 4-44 1 TD, Paul Coffman 3-44, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-12
PITTSBURGH - Sidney Thornton 3-17, Theo Bell 2-53, Jim Smith 2-32, Lynn Swann 2-19 1 TD, Bennie Cunningham 1-7, Rocky Bleier 1-4 1 TD, Franco Harris 1-3