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1969 Pittsburgh Steelers

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1-13-0, Finished 4th in NFL Century Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.0, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -7.9, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 218 points (15.6/g), 15th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 404 points (28.9/g), 16th.
 Differential of -186 points (-13.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 2.6-11.4.

Coach: Chuck Noll (1-13-0)

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

Team Info

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 218 3626 843 4.3 49 20 210 176 391 2084 17 29 4.7 115 400 1542 8 3.9 81 67 659 14
Opp. Stats 404 4401 898 4.9 41 16 260 227 410 2669 27 25 6.0 142 455 1732 17 3.8 101 79 793 17
Lg Rank Offense 15 14 16 15 13 9 13 13 16 14 9 11 14 11
Lg Rank Defense 16 10 4 4 13 10 12 14 3 12 11 8 13 7

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 16 13 12 237 128 109 4 14 236 156 80 4
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 41 19 355 254 101 2 19 460 318 142 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-2 St. Louis Cardinals 14 27 20 345 245 100 5 17 344 241 103 4
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-3 @ New York Giants 7 10 19 231 84 147 4 14 208 132 76 1
5 Sat October 18 boxscore L 1-4 @ Cleveland Browns 31 42 20 320 183 137 8 16 283 139 144 4
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-5 Washington Redskins 7 14 17 301 130 171 2 14 214 117 97 3
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 1-6 Green Bay Packers 34 38 19 346 204 142 4 14 318 236 82 5
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 1-7 @ Chicago Bears 7 38 10 86 55 31 4 25 379 107 272 4
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 1-8 Cleveland Browns 3 24 15 278 107 171 4 23 390 263 127 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 1-9 @ Minnesota Vikings 14 52 10 145 97 48 5 25 329 215 114 4
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 1-10 @ St. Louis Cardinals 10 47 10 187 110 77 4 25 401 205 196 2
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 1-11 Dallas Cowboys 7 10 14 217 140 77 1 13 202 109 93 3
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 1-12 New York Giants 17 21 14 311 206 105 2 18 297 184 113 1
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 1-13 @ New Orleans Saints 24 27 11 267 141 126 23 340 247 93 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
17 Dick Shiner 27 QB 12 9 1-8-0 97 209 46.4 1422 7 3.3 10 4.8 63 6.8 5.3 14.7 118.5 60.3 24 157 5.43 4.10 10.3 1 1
5 Terry Hanratty 21 qb 8 5 0-5-0 52 126 41.3 716 8 6.3 13 10.3 41 5.7 2.3 13.8 89.5 41.7 20 168 3.75 0.84 13.7
10 Kent Nix 25 5 0 25 53 47.2 290 2 3.8 6 11.3 47 5.5 1.1 11.6 58.0 37.2 7 39 4.18 0.35 11.7
42 Dick Hoak 30 HB 14 13 2 3 66.7 30 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 10.0 10.0 15.0 2.1 99.3 1 10 5.00 5.00 25.0
Team Total 25.9 14 1-13-0 176 391 45.0 2458 17 4.3 29 7.4 63 6.3 3.8 14.0 175.6 49.4 52 374 4.70 2.53 11.7 1 1
Opp Total 14 227 410 55.4 2973 27 6.6 25 6.1 7.3 5.82 13.1 212.4 75.0 33 304 6.0 4.7 7.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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
42 Dick Hoak 30 HB 14 13 151 531 2 13 3.5 37.9 10.8 20 190 9.5 1 26 1.4 13.6 721 3 4
38 Earl Gros 29 FB 13 11 116 343 4 16 3.0 26.4 8.9 17 131 7.7 3 20 1.3 10.1 474 7 4
46 Warren Bankston 22 14 4 62 259 1 15 4.2 18.5 4.4 6 6 1.0 0 8 0.4 0.4 265 1 6
36 Don McCall 25 13 0 30 98 0 14 3.3 7.5 2.3 2 2 1.0 0 5 0.2 0.2 100 0 1
17 Dick Shiner 27 QB 12 9 14 55 1 18 3.9 4.6 1.2 55 1 3
5 Terry Hanratty 21 qb 8 5 10 106 0 31 10.6 13.3 1.3 106 0 3
10 Kent Nix 25 5 0 10 70 0 20 7.0 14.0 2.0 70 0 1
87 Roy Jefferson*+ 26 SE 14 14 4 46 0 22 11.5 3.3 0.3 67 1079 16.1 9 63 4.8 77.1 1125 9 3
86 J.R. Wilburn 26 FL 10 9 2 29 0 35 14.5 2.9 0.2 20 373 18.7 0 53 2.0 37.3 402 0 0
23 Bob Campbell 22 KR/PR 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 1 32 32.0 0 32 0.1 2.3 37 0 5
24 Jon Henderson 25 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 188 15.7 3 45 1.3 20.9 188 3 0
82 John Hilton 27 TE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 231 19.3 0 34 1.1 21.0 231 0 0
89 Marshall Cropper 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 116 12.9 0 19 2.3 29.0 116 0 0
85 Bob Adams 23 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 80 13.3 0 19 0.4 5.7 80 0 0
43 Erwin Williams 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 14 4.7 1 6 0.3 1.6 14 1 0
83 Don Alley 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 2.0 16 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 400 1542 8 35 3.9 110.1 28.6 176 2458 14.0 17 63 12.6 175.6 4000 25 36
Opp Total 14 455 1732 17 3.8 123.7 32.5 227 2669 11.8 27 16.2 190.6 4401 44 25

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
23 Bob Campbell 22 KR/PR 14 0 28 133 0 23 4.8 26 522 0 46 20.1 692
36 Don McCall 25 13 0 21 532 1 101 25.3 632
87 Roy Jefferson*+ 26 SE 14 14 4 23 0 9 5.8 4 80 0 27 20.0 1228
46 Warren Bankston 22 14 4 4 89 0 41 22.3 354
57 Sam Davis 25 g 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0
20 Paul Martha 27 RS 14 14 3 0 0 0 0.0 0
42 Dick Hoak 30 HB 14 13 1 9 0 9 9.0 730
55 Jon Kolb 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
47 Marv Woodson 28 8 7 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Team Total 25.9 14 37 165 0 23 4.5 60 1241 1 101 20.7 5459
Opp Total 14 41 396 1 9.7 46 962 1 20.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
39 Bobby Walden* 31 P 14 0 77 3254 61 0 42.3
11 Gene Mingo 31 K 14 0 6 5 4 1 7 4 9 2 26 12 46.2% 26 26 100.0%
Team Total 25.9 14 6 5 4 1 7 4 9 2 26 12 46.2% 26 26 100.0% 77 3254 61 0 42.3
Opp Total 14 26 17 65.4% 50 49 98.0% 65 2606 40.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Paul Martha 27 RS 14 14 5 37 0 15 0 0 3 1 0 0
23 Bob Campbell 22 KR/PR 14 0 0 5 3 0 0
29 Bob Hohn 28 LCB 11 11 5 64 0 24 0 0 0 3 3 0
46 Warren Bankston 22 14 4 0 6 0 0 0
38 Earl Gros 29 FB 13 11 0 4 1 0 0
64 Chuck Hinton 30 RDT 14 14 1 7 0 7 0 0 1 3 0 0
21 Jim Shorter 30 RCB 14 12 3 47 0 23 0 0 0 2 50 0
42 Dick Hoak 30 HB 14 13 0 4 0 0 0
87 Roy Jefferson*+ 26 SE 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
17 Dick Shiner 27 QB 12 9 0 3 1 0 0
5 Terry Hanratty 21 qb 8 5 0 3 0 0 0
61 Brian Stenger 22 14 3 3 36 0 19 0
66 Bruce Van Dyke 25 RG 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
44 Lee Calland 28 8 3 2 0 0 0 0
89 Marshall Cropper 25 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
57 Sam Davis 25 g 12 2 0 2 0 0 0
69 Jerry Hillebrand 29 LLB 10 10 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Ray May 24 MLB 14 14 2 4 0 4 0
36 Don McCall 25 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Andy Russell 28 RLB 14 14 2 48 0 26 0
77 Mike Taylor 24 LT 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
65 Lloyd Voss 27 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
47 Marv Woodson 28 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Bob Adams 23 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
55 Jon Kolb 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Ray Mansfield 28 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
10 Kent Nix 25 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Clancy Oliver 22 9 2 0 0 1 0 0
67 Clarence Washington 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 25 257 0 26 0 0 36 32 53 0
Opp Total 14 25 9 52 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
11 Gene Mingo 31 K 14 0 26 26 12 26 62
87 Roy Jefferson*+ 26 SE 14 14 9 9 54
38 Earl Gros 29 FB 13 11 4 3 7 42
24 Jon Henderson 25 9 3 3 3 18
42 Dick Hoak 30 HB 14 13 2 1 3 18
46 Warren Bankston 22 14 4 1 1 6
36 Don McCall 25 13 0 1 1 6
17 Dick Shiner 27 QB 12 9 1 1 6
43 Erwin Williams 22 9 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 8 17 1 26 26 26 12 26 218
Opp Total 14 17 27 1 1 1 3 49 50 17 26 2 404

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1969-09-21 DET W, 16-13 4 6 rush Warren Bankston 6 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
2 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 1 8 pass Earl Gros 8 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
3 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 3 3 rush Dick Hoak 3 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
4 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 4 14 pass Roy Jefferson 14 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
5 1969-10-05 STL L, 14-27 1 2 pass Roy Jefferson 2 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
6 1969-10-05 STL L, 14-27 3 47 pass Roy Jefferson 47 yard pass from Kent Nix (Gene Mingo kick)
7 1969-10-12 @ NYG L, 7-10 4 18 rush Dick Shiner 18 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
8 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 2 4 rush Dick Hoak 4 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
9 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 4 15 pass Earl Gros 15 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
10 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 4 10 pass Roy Jefferson 10 yard pass from Kent Nix (Gene Mingo kick)
11 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 4 15 pass Roy Jefferson 15 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
12 1969-10-26 WAS L, 7-14 1 8 pass Earl Gros 8 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
13 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 1 38 pass Roy Jefferson 38 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
14 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 2 3 pass Dick Hoak 3 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
15 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 3 6 pass Erwin Williams 6 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
16 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 4 53 pass Roy Jefferson 53 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
17 1969-11-09 @ CHI L, 7-38 4 2 rush Earl Gros 2 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
18 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 2 101 kickoff Don McCall 101 yard kickoff return (Gene Mingo kick)
19 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 3 10 pass Jon Henderson 10 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
20 1969-11-30 @ STL L, 10-47 4 20 pass Jon Henderson 20 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
21 1969-12-07 DAL L, 7-10 4 29 pass Jon Henderson 29 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
22 1969-12-14 NYG L, 17-21 2 15 pass Roy Jefferson 15 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
23 1969-12-14 NYG L, 17-21 2 9 pass Roy Jefferson 9 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
24 1969-12-21 @ NOR L, 24-27 1 8 rush Earl Gros 8 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
25 1969-12-21 @ NOR L, 24-27 1 16 rush Earl Gros 16 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
26 1969-12-21 @ NOR L, 24-27 3 7 rush Earl Gros 7 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1969-09-21 DET W, 16-13 4 12 pass Earl McCullouch 12 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
2 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 2 28 pass Ben Hawkins 28 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
3 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 2 28 pass Ben Hawkins 28 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
4 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 3 47 pass Ben Hawkins 47 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
5 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 3 15 pass Ben Hawkins 15 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
6 1969-09-28 @ PHI L, 27-41 4 56 pass Harold Jackson 56 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
7 1969-10-05 STL L, 14-27 2 26 rush Willis Crenshaw 26 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1969-10-05 STL L, 14-27 2 4 rush Willis Crenshaw 4 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1969-10-05 STL L, 14-27 4 58 pass John Gilliam 58 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1969-10-12 @ NYG L, 7-10 1 7 pass Joe Morrison 7 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 1 4 pass Gary Collins 4 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
12 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 2 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
13 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 3 55 interception Erich Barnes 55 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
14 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 4 40 interception Walt Sumner 40 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
15 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 4 48 pass Gary Collins 48 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1969-10-18 @ CLE L, 31-42 4 1 rush Reece Morrison 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1969-10-26 WAS L, 7-14 3 10 rush Sonny Jurgensen 10 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
18 1969-10-26 WAS L, 7-14 3 17 pass Charley Taylor 17 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
19 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 2 2 rush Don Horn 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 2 83 punt Travis Williams 83 yard punt return (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 3 96 kickoff Travis Williams 96 yard kickoff return (Mike Mercer kick)
22 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 4 1 rush Travis Williams 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
23 1969-11-02 GNB L, 34-38 4 43 pass Carroll Dale 43 yard pass from Bart Starr (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1969-11-09 @ CHI L, 7-38 1 25 pass Brian Piccolo 25 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)
25 1969-11-09 @ CHI L, 7-38 1 2 rush Gale Sayers 2 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
26 1969-11-09 @ CHI L, 7-38 2 12 pass Bob Wallace 12 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)
27 1969-11-09 @ CHI L, 7-38 3 1 rush Gale Sayers 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
28 1969-11-16 CLE L, 3-24 1 26 pass Gary Collins 26 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1969-11-16 CLE L, 3-24 4 12 pass Paul Warfield 12 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
30 1969-11-16 CLE L, 3-24 4 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
31 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 1 77 interception Paul Krause 77 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
32 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 2 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
33 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 3 28 pass John Henderson 28 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
34 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 3 60 fumble John Beasley 60 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
35 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 4 6 pass Oscar Reed 6 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
36 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 4 1 rush Oscar Reed 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
37 1969-11-23 @ MIN L, 14-52 4 7 pass John Henderson 7 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
38 1969-11-30 @ STL L, 10-47 1 7 pass Dave Williams 7 yard pass from Jim Hart
39 1969-11-30 @ STL L, 10-47 3 2 rush Cid Edwards 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
40 1969-11-30 @ STL L, 10-47 4 5 pass Dave Williams 5 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
41 1969-11-30 @ STL L, 10-47 4 9 pass Dave Williams 9 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
42 1969-11-30 @ STL L, 10-47 4 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
43 1969-11-30 @ STL L, 10-47 4 1 rush Roy Shivers 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
44 1969-12-07 DAL L, 7-10 2 12 rush Craig Morton 12 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
45 1969-12-14 NYG L, 17-21 1 34 pass Ernie Koy 34 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
46 1969-12-14 NYG L, 17-21 2 10 pass Joe Morrison 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
47 1969-12-14 NYG L, 17-21 4 4 pass Ernie Koy 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
48 1969-12-21 @ NOR L, 24-27 2 3 pass Ray Poage 3 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
49 1969-12-21 @ NOR L, 24-27 3 13 pass Ray Poage 13 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
50 1969-12-21 @ NOR L, 24-27 4 3 rush Andy Livingston 3 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)