Reliving the Steelers past Thanksgiving matchups by ranking them from worst to best

  • Thanksgiving in 1983 was very special
  • The infamous coin toss debacle
  • 2016 blowout win will forever be remembered

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The best Thanksgiving game in Steelers history remains their 2016 blowout win

It might not have been the most exciting Thanksgiving matchup for the Steelers, but it was their most dominant. They went into this game against the Colts facing a backup quarterback against one of the best offenses in the NFL. This was prime Killer B season with Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown at the helm of the offense.

It was fun to see the Steelers' offense willingly move the ball up and down the field, which is nearly extinct today. Scott Tolzien was the starter for Indianapolis that day and he did not accomplish much in front of his home crowd. The team did not go scoreless, so there was that, but they only totaled seven points. The Steelers won the game 28-7.

The Killer B offense combined for all four touchdowns that day with Roethlisberger throwing three to Brown and Bell adding one on the ground. It was a fun game to watch as it was something you could enjoy and witness the black and gold stroll to victory. Indianapolis' defense did not help much either as they did not register a sack.

Perhaps the highlight of the game came from a fake punt that resulted in a 35-yard pass from Pittsburgh's own Pat McAfee of the Colts. It was their most explosive play of the game as the Steelers would take it from there. Thanksgiving was a good time that year as Pittsburgh fans got to witness a fun and relaxing game while they ate as much food as possible.