The Pittsburgh Steelers' rivalry with the Raiders was legendary during the 1970s, which unfortunately for me was before my time. The Steelers knocked the Raiders out of the playoffs in three of four consecutive seasons in the early 1970s, the first of them being the Immaculate Reception game. This should really piss you off........
That is until the Raiders finally beat the Steelers in the 1976 AFC Championship and went on to win Super Bowl XI.
During the 1975 AFC Championship game, Raiders strong safety George Atkinson delivered a hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Lynn Swann that gave him a concussion.When the two teams met in the 1976 season opener, Atkinson hit Swann again and gave him another concussion. After the second incident, Steelers head coach Chuck Noll referred to Atkinson as part of the "criminal element" in the NFL. Atkinson subsequently filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit against Noll and the Steelers, which he lost.
Catch @1:42 and @2:25...... HAHAHAHAHA LYNN SWANN...... SOFT!!!!!!!
But that being the past, we now live in a different era of NFL Football. Last year, as most of you remember, the Raiders beat these girls 27-24 in Pittsburgh on December 6, 2009. Most will remember the fight in the team to drive down the field and win with 9 seconds remaining. Some will remember Mike Tomlin's comment "We are going to unleash hell." which was his battle cry after the Steelers lost three straight games to the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens. Again, in the past but relevant.