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Six Decades Later Pittsburgh Steelers’ First Playoff Game All But Forgotten

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Contrary to popular belief, the Steelers' first playoff game was not the "Immaculate Reception" game against the Raiders in 1972.

It actually took place 25 years earlier in 1947. 

Since their first season in 1933, the Steelers hadn't experienced much success.  Following a disappointing season in 1946, the Steelers star player Bill Dudley abruptly quit the team because of his disdain for the coach Jock Sutherland.

After Dudley made it clear he was not returning, owner Art Rooney reluctantly traded him to the Lions.  It was now up to Sutherland to get the most out of the remaining talent on the team.

Sutherland did just that.  He managed to coax a good year out...

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