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1966 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-8-1, Finished 6th in NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.5, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -3.3, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 316 points (22.6/g), 7th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (24.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -31 points (-2.2/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-7.8.

Coach: Bill Austin (5-8-1)

Stadium: Pitt Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Rhode Island (Kingston, Rhode Island)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
General Manager Francis Fogarty
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 316 3446 842 4.1 39 17 25 207 188 401 2354 18 22 5.0 117 375 1092 13 2.9 65
Team Defense 347 4291 903 4.8 40 16 26 238 192 397 2505 27 24 5.8 105 468 1786 11 3.8 107
Lg Rank Offense 7 15 10 10 14 9 11 7 7 9 14 15 6 15
Lg Rank Defense 12 10 5 6 6 6 10 14 4 11 12 10 5 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore T 0-0-1 New York Giants 34 34 25 404 266 138 3 8 279 247 32 5
2 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-0-1 Detroit Lions 17 3 15 256 143 113 1 9 158 89 69 4
3 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-1-1 Washington Redskins 27 33 15 278 206 72 6 17 320 228 92 2
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-2-1 @ Washington Redskins 10 24 16 249 180 69 4 11 333 249 84
5 Sat October 8 boxscore L 1-3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 10 41 12 204 182 22 6 31 467 226 241 2
6 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 31 14 178 91 87 3 22 281 93 188 3
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 1-5-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 52 6 119 112 7 4 24 425 233 192 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 2-5-1 Cleveland Browns 16 6 12 267 132 135 19 307 176 131 6
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-5-1 St. Louis Cardinals 30 9 6 150 102 48 3 14 251 195 56 4
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-6-1 Dallas Cowboys 7 20 16 163 110 53 3 16 258 134 124 1
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-7-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 3 6 8 78 46 32 2 15 228 29 199 1
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 3-8-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 27 15 250 155 95 2 19 304 124 180 2
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 4-8-1 @ New York Giants 47 28 20 392 297 95 1 15 310 191 119 2
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 5-8-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 57 33 27 458 332 126 1 18 370 291 79 5

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Ron Smith 24 QB 9 7 2-5-0 79 181 43.6 1249 8 4.4 12 6.6 84 6.9 4.8 15.8 138.8 54.3 0 1
14 Bill Nelsen 25 qb 5 5 3-1-1 63 112 56.3 1122 7 6.3 1 0.9 68 10.0 10.9 17.8 224.4 107.8 1 0
15 George Izo 29 qb 4 2 0-2-0 35 81 43.2 360 2 2.5 8 9.9 37 4.4 0.5 10.3 90.0 25.3
11 Ron Meyer 22 4 0 7 19 36.8 59 0 0.0 1 5.3 19 3.1 0.7 8.4 14.8 23.8
42 Dick Hoak 27 HB 13 0 4 6 66.7 87 1 16.7 0 0.0 42 14.5 17.8 21.8 6.7 149.3
30 Willie Asbury 23 FB 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
49 Amos Bullocks 27 8 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.6 14 5-8-1 188 401 46.9 2877 18 4.5 22 5.5 84 7.2 5.6 15.3 205.5 63.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 192 397 48.4 2849 27 6.8 24 6.0 7.2 5.82 14.8 203.5 69.8 38 344 5.8 4.5 8.7

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
30 Willie Asbury 23 FB 14 0 169 544 7 45 3.2 38.9 12.1 19 228 12.0 2 37 1.4 16.3 772 9 6
42 Dick Hoak 27 HB 13 0 81 212 1 16 2.6 16.3 6.2 23 239 10.4 0 31 1.8 18.4 451 1 3
23 Cannonball Butler 23 14 0 46 114 2 19 2.5 8.1 3.3 4 93 23.3 1 66 0.3 6.6 207 3 4
49 Amos Bullocks 27 8 0 29 83 1 13 2.9 10.4 3.6 5 64 12.8 1 18 0.6 8.0 147 2 1
37 Bobby Smith 24 8 0 24 93 0 21 3.9 11.6 3.0 3 26 8.7 0 21 0.4 3.3 119 0 2
31 Dick Leftridge 22 4 0 8 17 2 5 2.1 4.3 2.0 17 2 1
14 Bill Nelsen 25 qb 5 5 6 18 0 9 3.0 3.6 1.2 18 0 1
10 Ron Smith 24 QB 9 7 4 -9 0 2 -2.3 -1.0 0.4 -9 0 2
38 Mike Lind 26 6 0 3 4 0 3 1.3 0.7 0.5 4 0 0
87 Roy Jefferson 23 PR/SE 14 0 2 36 0 24 18.0 2.6 0.1 32 772 24.1 4 84 2.3 55.1 808 4 3
15 George Izo 29 qb 4 2 2 -18 0 -4 -9.0 -4.5 0.5 -18 0 2
11 Ron Meyer 22 4 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.5 0.3 -2 0 1
82 John Hilton 24 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 603 13.1 4 32 3.3 43.1 603 4 1
85 Gary Ballman 26 FL/KR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 663 16.2 5 79 3.2 51.0 663 5 2
86 J.R. Wilburn 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 103 14.7 0 42 0.5 7.4 103 0 1
25 Jerry Simmons 24 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 68 11.3 1 21 0.5 5.2 68 1 1
84 Tony Jeter 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 18 9.0 0 11 0.2 2.0 18 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 375 1092 13 45 2.9 78.0 26.8 188 2877 15.3 18 84 13.4 205.5 3969 31 34
Opp Total 14 468 1786 11 3.8 127.6 33.4 192 2505 13.0 27 13.7 178.9 4291 38 37

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
85 Gary Ballman 26 FL/KR 13 0 20 477 0 70 23.9 1140
23 Cannonball Butler 23 14 0 17 454 1 93 26.7 661
87 Roy Jefferson 23 PR/SE 14 0 12 29 0 12 2.4 837
25 Jerry Simmons 24 13 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 10 196 0 38 19.6 264
26 Brady Keys* 30 RCB 14 0 5 11 0 11 2.2 1 18 0 18 18.0 29
47 Marv Woodson 25 LCB 14 0 6 113 0 20 18.8 113
24 Jim Bradshaw 27 9 0 2 3 0 2 1.5 3
20 Paul Martha 24 RS 12 0 2 39 0 20 19.5 39
34 Andy Russell 25 RLB 14 0 2 12 0 7 6.0 12
50 Bill Saul 26 MLB 14 0 2 35 0 22 17.5 35
53 John Campbell 28 LLB 13 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
82 John Hilton 24 TE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 603
31 Dick Leftridge 22 4 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 27
38 Mike Lind 26 6 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 19
Team Total 25.6 14 21 43 0 12 2.0 64 1384 1 93 21.6 5396
Opp Total 14 42 242 0 5.8 63 1485 1 23.6

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
46 Frank Lambert 23 P 14 0 78 3284 63 0 42.1
83 Mike Clark* 26 K 14 0 4 4 10 7 8 4 9 6 1 32 21 65.6% 34 34 100.0%
34 Andy Russell 25 RLB 14 0 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 14 4 4 10 7 8 4 9 6 1 32 21 65.6% 35 35 100.0% 78 3284 63 0 42.1
Opp Total 14 33 19 57.6% 42 38 90.5% 64 2419 37.8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Willie Asbury 23 FB 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
26 Brady Keys* 30 RCB 14 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
24 Jim Bradshaw 27 9 0 4 82 1 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Roy Jefferson 23 PR/SE 14 0 0 3 2 0 0
23 Cannonball Butler 23 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
53 John Campbell 28 LLB 13 0 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 8 0
73 Ray Mansfield 25 C 14 0 0 1 3 -20 0
20 Paul Martha 24 RS 12 0 3 44 0 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Bill Saul 26 MLB 14 0 2 21 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
28 Clendon Thomas 31 LS 14 0 2 24 0 24 0 0 0 2 23 1
47 Marv Woodson 25 LCB 14 0 4 91 1 56 0
85 Gary Ballman 26 FL/KR 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
71 Charlie Bradshaw 30 LT 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
63 Rod Breedlove 28 11 0 2 10 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Dick Hoak 27 HB 13 0 0 3 0 0 0
25 Jerry Simmons 24 13 0 0 1 2 0 0
79 Larry Gagner 23 LG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
74 Riley Gunnels 29 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 George Izo 29 qb 4 2 0 2 0 0 0
31 Dick Leftridge 22 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
60 Ben McGee* 27 LDE 14 0 0 0 2 9 0
14 Bill Nelsen 25 qb 5 5 0 1 1 0 0
37 Bobby Smith 24 8 0 0 2 0 0 0
10 Ron Smith 24 QB 9 7 0 2 0 0 0
49 Amos Bullocks 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 John Hilton 24 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Tony Jeter 22 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Ken Kortas 24 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Frank Lambert 23 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Mike Magac 28 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Ron Meyer 22 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Roger Pillath 25 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Ralph Wenzel 23 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 J.R. Wilburn 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 24 280 2 56 0 0 34 33 20 1
Opp Total 14 66 37 21

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
83 Mike Clark* 26 K 14 0 34 21 97
30 Willie Asbury 23 FB 14 0 7 2 9 54
85 Gary Ballman 26 FL/KR 13 0 5 5 30
23 Cannonball Butler 23 14 0 2 1 1 4 24
82 John Hilton 24 TE 14 0 4 4 24
87 Roy Jefferson 23 PR/SE 14 0 4 4 24
49 Amos Bullocks 27 8 0 1 1 2 12
31 Dick Leftridge 22 4 0 2 2 12
34 Andy Russell 25 RLB 14 0 1 1 1 7
24 Jim Bradshaw 27 9 0 1 1 6
42 Dick Hoak 27 HB 13 0 1 1 6
25 Jerry Simmons 24 13 0 1 1 6
28 Clendon Thomas 31 LS 14 0 1 1 6
47 Marv Woodson 25 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 13 18 1 1 2 1 36 35 21 1 314
Opp Total 14 11 27 1 2 1 38 19 347