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THE WEEK AHEAD
Peter King
October 22, 1990
Steelers at 49ers. San Francisco went 18-1 in 1984, and its only defeat came on Pittsburgh's last visit to Candlestick Park. The game was decided when Joe Montana threw an interception to Steeler linebacker Bryan Hinkle, whose 43-yard return set up Gary Anderson's 21-yard field goal, which won the game 20-17. "One of these days, I'm going to be on a game show, and the million-dollar question is going to be, Who beat the 49ers for their only loss in 1984?" says Steeler cornerback Dwayne Woodruff. "I'm going to yell, 'Pittsburgh Steelers!' and I'm going to be a rich man."
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October 22, 1990

The Week Ahead

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Steelers at 49ers. San Francisco went 18-1 in 1984, and its only defeat came on Pittsburgh's last visit to Candlestick Park. The game was decided when Joe Montana threw an interception to Steeler linebacker Bryan Hinkle, whose 43-yard return set up Gary Anderson's 21-yard field goal, which won the game 20-17. "One of these days, I'm going to be on a game show, and the million-dollar question is going to be, Who beat the 49ers for their only loss in 1984?" says Steeler cornerback Dwayne Woodruff. "I'm going to yell, ' Pittsburgh Steelers!' and I'm going to be a rich man."

Broncos at Colts. In July it appeared that a decent Indianapolis defense would keep the Colts in enough games to allow Eric Dickerson and heralded rookie quarterback Jeff George to lead them to eight or nine victories. But Dickerson was suspended for the first six weeks of the season, and George pulled an abdominal muscle in practice that forced him to the sideline in Week 3. Now with Jack Trudeau, who was the third-string signal caller when camp opened, and Dickerson's understudy, Albert Bentley (275 yards rushing, 258 yards receiving), leading the way, the 2-3 Colts have beaten Philadelphia and Kansas City in their two most recent games. George, who has been healthy for two weeks, remains on the bench, and Dickerson rejoins the team this week.

Cowboys at Bucs. Let's call this Florida West at Tampa Bay because Dallas has nine coaches and eight players on the active roster who were affiliated with universities in Florida. "It's like a home game away from home," says Cowboy guard Crawford Ker, a Florida alumnus. "I haven't played in Florida in six years." It's the first time Dallas has played in Tampa.

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