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1967 Pittsburgh Steelers

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4-9-1, Finished 4th in NFL Century Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.4, Offense: -2.7, Defense: -0.7, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 281 points (20.1/g), 10th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 320 points (22.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -39 points (-2.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 5.9-8.1.

Coach: Bill Austin (4-9-1)

Stadium: Pitt Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

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
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 281 3908 903 4.3 45 16 24 252 214 442 2511 19 29 5.3 145 431 1397 13 3.2 83
Team Defense 320 3955 844 4.7 39 13 20 228 201 397 2578 22 26 6.1 128 418 1377 12 3.3 80
Lg Rank Offense 10 11 15 13 6 6 10 9 15 10 12 12 9 16
Lg Rank Defense 9 8 6 9 8 8 9 10 5 11 7 3 6 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Bears 41 13 23 393 198 195 2 6 95 79 16 6
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-1 St. Louis Cardinals 14 28 17 237 143 94 6 12 283 137 146 1
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24 34 19 318 165 153 3 17 319 271 48 1
4 Sat October 7 boxscore L 1-3 @ Cleveland Browns 10 21 20 278 208 70 4 24 361 183 178 3
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-4 New York Giants 24 27 16 259 197 62 2 18 381 305 76 2
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 1-5 Dallas Cowboys 21 24 29 379 298 81 2 14 378 290 88 1
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 2-5 @ New Orleans Saints 14 10 19 267 88 179 4 19 308 225 83 1
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 2-6 Cleveland Browns 14 34 14 301 229 72 3 21 313 132 181 1
9 Sun November 12 boxscore T 2-6-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 14 14 21 274 192 82 1 19 258 145 113 3
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 2-7-1 @ New York Giants 20 28 18 281 210 71 3 18 238 171 67 4
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 2-8-1 Minnesota Vikings 27 41 7 117 52 65 6 16 212 102 110 5
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 3-8-1 @ Detroit Lions 24 14 19 330 233 97 1 18 254 167 87 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 3-9-1 Washington Redskins 10 15 20 280 226 54 5 11 246 155 91 3
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 4-9-1 @ Green Bay Packers 24 17 10 194 72 122 3 15 309 216 93 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Kent Nix 23 QB 12 9 3-6-0 136 268 50.7% 1587 8 3.0 19 7.1 66 5.9 3.3 11.7 132.3 49.5
14 Bill Nelsen 26 qb 8 5 1-3-1 74 165 44.8% 1125 10 6.1 9 5.5 58 6.8 5.6 15.2 140.6 65.3 2 1
42 Dick Hoak* 28 14 0 4 8 50.0% 69 1 12.5 1 12.5 21 8.6 5.5 17.3 4.9 79.7
83 Mike Clark 27 K 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.8 14 4-9-1 214 442 48.4% 2781 19 4.3 29 6.6 66 6.3 4.2 13.0 198.6 55.6 2 1
Opp Total 14 201 397 50.6% 2854 22 5.5 26 6.5 7.2 5.35 14.2 203.9 65.4 29 276 6.1 4.3 6.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
25 Don Shy 22 HB/KR 14 0 99 341 4 33 3.4 24.4 7.1 12 152 12.7 1 55 0.9 10.9 493 5 5
23 Cannonball Butler 24 11 0 90 293 0 24 3.3 26.6 8.2 4 23 5.8 0 13 0.4 2.1 316 0 1
30 Willie Asbury 24 FB 12 0 80 315 4 73 3.9 26.3 6.7 3 52 17.3 0 21 0.3 4.3 367 4 4
38 Earl Gros 27 12 0 72 252 1 23 3.5 21.0 6.0 19 175 9.2 0 22 1.6 14.6 427 1 1
42 Dick Hoak* 28 14 0 52 142 1 11 2.7 10.1 3.7 17 111 6.5 1 20 1.2 7.9 253 2 2
10 Kent Nix 23 QB 12 9 15 45 2 15 3.0 3.8 1.3 45 2 2
14 Bill Nelsen 26 qb 8 5 9 -19 0 11 -2.1 -2.4 1.1 -19 0 7
36 Charlie Bivins 29 2 0 7 23 1 9 3.3 11.5 3.5 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.5 12.0 47 1 0
87 Roy Jefferson 24 13 0 5 -11 0 20 -2.2 -0.8 0.4 29 459 15.8 4 58 2.2 35.3 448 4 1
45 Dick Compton 27 SE 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 42 507 12.1 1 40 3.5 42.3 508 1 1
82 John Hilton 25 TE 13 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.2 0.1 26 343 13.2 5 43 2.0 26.4 358 5 0
86 J.R. Wilburn 24 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 767 15.0 5 66 3.6 54.8 767 5 1
46 Chet Anderson 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 141 17.6 2 48 0.6 10.1 141 2 0
89 Marshall Cropper 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.6 11 0 0
85 Jerry Marion 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 2.3 16 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 431 1397 13 73 3.2 99.8 30.8 214 2781 13.0 19 66 15.3 198.6 4178 32 33
Opp Total 14 418 1377 12 3.3 98.4 29.9 201 2578 12.8 22 14.4 184.1 3955 34 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
25 Don Shy 22 HB/KR 14 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 21 473 0 45 22.5 961
20 Paul Martha 25 RS 14 0 18 403 0 32 22.4 403
24 Jim Bradshaw 28 PR 13 0 16 97 0 26 6.1 97
23 Cannonball Butler 24 11 0 10 223 0 32 22.3 539
28 Clendon Thomas 32 LS 13 0 9 34 0 17 3.8 34
34 Andy Russell 26 RLB 14 0 6 97 0 26 16.2 97
26 Brady Keys 31 6 0 2 5 0 8 2.5 5
53 John Campbell 29 LLB 14 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 25
82 John Hilton 25 TE 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 358
87 Roy Jefferson 24 13 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 458
85 Jerry Marion 23 7 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 18
59 Ray May 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 30 143 0 26 4.8 58 1221 0 45 21.1 5542
Opp Total 14 39 277 1 7.1 56 1300 1 23.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
6 Jim Elliott 23 P 14 0 72 2744 55 2 38.1
83 Mike Clark 27 K 14 0 3 2 6 5 3 1 8 4 2 22 12 54.5%% 35 35 100.0%%
Team Total 25.8 14 3 2 6 5 3 1 8 4 2 22 12 54.5%% 35 35 100.0%% 72 2744 55 2 38.1
Opp Total 14 30 16 53.3%% 39 36 92.3%% 70 2723 38.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
14 Bill Nelsen 26 qb 8 5 0 7 3 0 0
47 Marv Woodson* 26 LCB 14 0 7 49 0 24 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Paul Martha 25 RS 14 0 4 41 0 23 0 0 1 2 0 0
25 Don Shy 22 HB/KR 14 0 0 5 2 0 0
30 Willie Asbury 24 FB 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
24 Jim Bradshaw 28 PR 13 0 0 2 2 0 0
29 Bob Hohn 26 RCB 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Brady Keys 31 6 0 2 8 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
10 Kent Nix 23 QB 12 9 0 2 2 -3 0
78 John Baker 32 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Dick Hoak* 28 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
73 Ray Mansfield 26 C 14 0 0 2 1 -21 0
34 Andy Russell 26 RLB 14 0 3 50 0 42 0
28 Clendon Thomas 32 LS 13 0 2 39 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 John Campbell 29 LLB 14 0 2 52 0 30 0
45 Dick Compton 27 SE 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
87 Roy Jefferson 24 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
50 Bill Saul 27 MLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Bruce Van Dyke 23 RG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
23 Cannonball Butler 24 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
83 Mike Clark 27 K 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
6 Jim Elliott 23 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 John Foruria 23 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Earl Gros 27 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Mike Haggerty 22 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Chuck Hinton 28 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 27 1
75 Ken Kortas 25 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 5 1
60 Ben McGee 28 LDE 10 0 1 21 1 21 0
65 Lloyd Voss 25 RDE 13 0 1 4 0 4 0
86 J.R. Wilburn 24 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 26 264 1 42 0 0 33 30 8 2
Opp Total 14 30 26 13 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
83 Mike Clark 27 K 14 0 35 12 71
82 John Hilton 25 TE 13 0 5 5 30
25 Don Shy 22 HB/KR 14 0 4 1 5 30
86 J.R. Wilburn 24 FL 14 0 5 5 30
30 Willie Asbury 24 FB 12 0 4 4 24
87 Roy Jefferson 24 13 0 4 4 24
46 Chet Anderson 22 14 0 2 2 12
42 Dick Hoak* 28 14 0 1 1 2 12
10 Kent Nix 23 QB 12 9 2 2 12
36 Charlie Bivins 29 2 0 1 1 6
45 Dick Compton 27 SE 12 0 1 1 6
38 Earl Gros 27 12 0 1 1 6
64 Chuck Hinton 28 RDT 14 0 1 1 6
75 Ken Kortas 25 LDT 14 0 1 1 6
60 Ben McGee 28 LDE 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 13 19 2 1 35 35 12 281
Opp Total 14 12 22 1 1 2 1 36 16 1 320

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-17 CHI W, 41-13 1 43 pass John Hilton 43 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
2 1967-09-17 CHI W, 41-13 2 1 rush Willie Asbury 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
3 1967-09-17 CHI W, 41-13 3 2 rush Charlie Bivins 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
4 1967-09-17 CHI W, 41-13 3 1 rush Willie Asbury 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
5 1967-09-17 CHI W, 41-13 4 6 pass Dick Compton 6 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
6 1967-09-24 STL L, 14-28 2 5 pass Chet Anderson 5 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
7 1967-09-24 STL L, 14-28 3 1 rush Willie Asbury 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
8 1967-10-01 @ PHI L, 24-34 1 25 rush Willie Asbury 25 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
9 1967-10-01 @ PHI L, 24-34 2 4 rush Dick Hoak 4 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
10 1967-10-01 @ PHI L, 24-34 4 18 pass J.R. Wilburn 18 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
11 1967-10-07 @ CLE L, 10-21 3 8 pass Dick Hoak 8 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
12 1967-10-15 NYG L, 24-27 1 1 rush Kent Nix 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
13 1967-10-15 NYG L, 24-27 2 27 pass Don Shy 27 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
14 1967-10-15 NYG L, 24-27 3 8 pass John Hilton 8 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
15 1967-10-22 DAL L, 21-24 2 5 pass John Hilton 5 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
16 1967-10-22 DAL L, 21-24 4 1 rush Kent Nix 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
17 1967-10-22 DAL L, 21-24 4 11 pass J.R. Wilburn 11 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
18 1967-10-29 @ NOR W, 14-10 4 5 pass J.R. Wilburn 5 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
19 1967-10-29 @ NOR W, 14-10 4 33 rush Don Shy 33 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
20 1967-11-05 CLE L, 14-34 2 18 pass Roy Jefferson 18 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
21 1967-11-05 CLE L, 14-34 4 13 pass J.R. Wilburn 13 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
22 1967-11-12 @ STL T, 14-14 2 4 rush Don Shy 4 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
23 1967-11-12 @ STL T, 14-14 4 6 pass Roy Jefferson 6 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
24 1967-11-19 @ NYG L, 20-28 2 58 pass Roy Jefferson 58 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
25 1967-11-19 @ NYG L, 20-28 4 10 pass John Hilton 10 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
26 1967-11-26 MIN L, 27-41 1 20 pass Chet Anderson 20 yard pass from Dick Hoak (Mike Clark kick)
27 1967-11-26 MIN L, 27-41 3 12 pass Roy Jefferson 12 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
28 1967-11-26 MIN L, 27-41 4 5 fumble Ken Kortas 5 yard fumble return (Mike Clark kick)
29 1967-12-03 @ DET W, 24-14 1 1 rush Don Shy 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
30 1967-12-03 @ DET W, 24-14 2 1 rush Don Shy 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
31 1967-12-03 @ DET W, 24-14 2 66 pass J.R. Wilburn 66 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
32 1967-12-10 WAS L, 10-15 4 3 pass John Hilton 3 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
33 1967-12-17 @ GNB W, 24-17 1 21 interception Ben McGee 21 yard interception return (Mike Clark kick)
34 1967-12-17 @ GNB W, 24-17 2 22 rush Earl Gros 22 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
35 1967-12-17 @ GNB W, 24-17 3 27 fumble Chuck Hinton 27 yard fumble return (Mike Clark kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-17 CHI L, 13-41 1 103 kickoff Gale Sayers 103 yard kickoff return
2 1967-09-17 CHI L, 13-41 1 37 fumble Rosey Taylor 37 yard fumble return (Mac Percival kick)
3 1967-09-24 STL W, 28-14 1 23 rush Jim Hart 23 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1967-10-01 @ PHI W, 34-24 1 5 pass Izzy Lang 5 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
5 1967-10-01 @ PHI W, 34-24 2 29 pass Ben Hawkins 29 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
6 1967-10-01 @ PHI W, 34-24 2 4 pass Jim Kelly 4 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
7 1967-10-01 @ PHI W, 34-24 4 8 pass Ben Hawkins 8 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
8 1967-10-07 @ CLE W, 21-10 2 17 pass Paul Warfield 17 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
9 1967-10-07 @ CLE W, 21-10 3 49 pass Ralph Smith 49 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
10 1967-10-07 @ CLE W, 21-10 3 15 pass Ernie Green 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
11 1967-10-15 NYG W, 27-24 1 19 pass Joe Morrison 19 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Chuck Mercein kick)
12 1967-10-15 NYG W, 27-24 2 1 rush Earl Morrall 1 yard rush (Chuck Mercein kick)
13 1967-10-15 NYG W, 27-24 4 7 rush Fran Tarkenton 7 yard rush
14 1967-10-15 NYG W, 27-24 4 59 pass Joe Morrison 59 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Wendell Harris kick)
15 1967-10-22 DAL W, 24-21 1 55 pass Bob Hayes 55 yard pass from Craig Morton (Danny Villanueva kick)
16 1967-10-22 DAL W, 24-21 2 35 pass Bob Hayes 35 yard pass from Craig Morton (Danny Villanueva kick)
17 1967-10-22 DAL W, 24-21 4 5 pass Pettis Norman 5 yard pass from Craig Morton (Danny Villanueva kick)
18 1967-10-29 @ NOR L, 10-14 2 2 rush Jim Taylor 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
19 1967-11-05 CLE W, 34-14 1 3 pass Gary Collins 3 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
20 1967-11-05 CLE W, 34-14 1 41 pass Leroy Kelly 41 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
21 1967-11-05 CLE W, 34-14 2 52 punt Ben Davis 52 yard punt return (Lou Groza kick)
22 1967-11-05 CLE W, 34-14 3 27 rush Ernie Green 27 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1967-11-12 @ STL T, 14-14 2 2 rush Johnny Roland 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
24 1967-11-12 @ STL T, 14-14 4 6 pass Jackie Smith 6 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
25 1967-11-19 @ NYG W, 28-20 2 35 pass Aaron Thomas 35 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1967-11-19 @ NYG W, 28-20 2 6 pass Randy Minniear 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1967-11-19 @ NYG W, 28-20 3 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1967-11-19 @ NYG W, 28-20 3 1 rush Randy Minniear 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1967-11-26 MIN W, 41-27 2 27 pass Dave Osborn 27 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
30 1967-11-26 MIN W, 41-27 2 2 pass John Beasley 2 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
31 1967-11-26 MIN W, 41-27 4 0 fumble Jim Hargrove 0 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
32 1967-11-26 MIN W, 41-27 4 32 interception Earsell Mackbee 32 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
33 1967-11-26 MIN W, 41-27 4 11 rush Joe Kapp 11 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
34 1967-12-03 @ DET L, 14-24 3 3 pass Mel Farr 3 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
35 1967-12-03 @ DET L, 14-24 4 3 rush Tom Nowatzke 3 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
36 1967-12-10 WAS W, 15-10 2 2 rush A.D. Whitfield 2 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
37 1967-12-10 WAS W, 15-10 4 33 pass Charley Taylor 33 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen
38 1967-12-17 @ GNB L, 17-24 2 29 pass Travis Williams 29 yard pass from Don Horn (Don Chandler kick)
39 1967-12-17 @ GNB L, 17-24 4 25 rush Travis Williams 25 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)