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Steelers Finish 9-5 with 27-24 Win Over Redskins

Dec. 16, 1962 - Pittsburgh’s three old reliables — the arm of Bobby Layne (right), the foot of Lou Michaels, and a traditionally tough defense — climaxed the best season in Steeler history today with a 27-24 victory over the Washington Redskins. Layne tossed touchdown passes of 39 and 23 yards to Buddy Dial and Preston Carpenter and a 40-yarder to set up Pittsburgh’s third touchdown, which came on Dick Hoak’s 1-yard plunge. Michaels contributed a couple of booming 38 and 33-yard field goals, as the Steelers hit an all-time club high of nine wins against five losses. The Steelers, founded in 1933, have never won an NFL championship.

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