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The 1978 season was MNF's last to feature the Baltimore Colts. This battle in Foxboro saw a huge Colt comeback, spearheaded by running back Joe Washington. He threw one TD pass, caught another, and ran a kickoff for a touchdown as Baltimore overcame New England.
Pittsburgh had started 7-0, and was a well-balanced team, taking the new passing rules to their advantage. But the dream of a perfect season came down to defeat before their most talented division rival. Houston, emerging with "Luv Ya Blue" attitude, was overjoyed with the Oilers' upset at Three Rivers Stadium, fueled by Rookie of the Year Earl Campbell's three TDs.moreless
The Steelers saved their only two losses of 1978 for the ABC audience. At least that's what this game implied. The Rams, perennial champions of the NFC West, dealt the perennial AFC Central champions the second and last loss of Pittsburgh's season.
The Astrodome is the site for what many consider the greatest MNF game ever. Houston's Rookie of the Year, running back Earl Campbell, had the game of his life in an Oiler victory.