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Press author Richard “Pete” Peterson on the Steelers/Eagles rivalry

Oct 13th, 2020

Press author Richard “Pete” Peterson gives you the low down on the Steelers/Eagles rivalry in the Pittsburgh Quarterly.

“The rivalry reached a climax on Saturday night, October 23, 1954 when the Steelers played the Eagles at a sold-out Forbes Field in arguably the greatest game to that point in Steelers’ history—and it also featured a miraculous catch. Late in the game, with the Steelers clinging to a 10-7 lead, Quarterback Jim Finks, playing with a catcher’s mask attached to his helmet to protect a broken jaw that he had suffered in an earlier game, lofted a pass just as he was hit in the jaw by an Eagles defender.”

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