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1970 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -5.9, Defense: -1.5, SoS: -3.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 210 points (15.0/g), 21st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 272 points (19.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of -62 points (-4.4/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-9.1.

Coach: Chuck Noll (5-9-0)

Stadium: Three Rivers 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
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 210 3752 844 4.4 48 16 25 206 150 384 2037 12 32 4.9 97 432 1715 13 4.0 84
Team Defense 272 3996 906 4.4 38 15 14 225 191 393 2317 21 23 5.5 120 487 1679 8 3.4 91
Lg Rank Offense 21 20 25 19 19 16 18 19 26 21 16 12 9 12
Lg Rank Defense 16 14 7 12 15 19 17 24 6 11 25 12 7 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 20 boxscore L 0-1 Houston Oilers 7 19 11 214 143 71 1 17 305 133 172
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-2 @ Denver Broncos 13 16 14 245 227 18 3 12 226 144 82 4
3 Sat October 3 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 15 17 263 129 134 4 8 199 130 69 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 1-3 Buffalo Bills 23 10 12 209 38 171 16 285 200 85 5
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 2-3 @ Houston Oilers 7 3 11 241 186 55 4 17 259 124 135 4
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-4 @ Oakland Raiders 14 31 24 266 138 128 5 15 346 184 162 2
7 Mon November 2 boxscore W 3-4 Cincinnati Bengals 21 10 13 281 195 86 1 18 282 143 139 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-4 New York Jets 21 17 14 277 123 154 2 20 246 142 104 3
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5 Kansas City Chiefs 14 31 15 202 99 103 6 21 424 257 167 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 4-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 34 23 321 183 138 6 17 332 146 186 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 5-6 Cleveland Browns 28 9 15 425 257 168 2 16 171 129 42 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 5-7 Green Bay Packers 12 20 13 274 143 131 6 14 317 235 82 4
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 5-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 16 27 14 193 94 99 6 11 221 74 147 2
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 5-9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 30 10 341 82 259 2 23 383 276 107 4

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
12 Terry Bradshaw 22 QB 13 8 3-5-0 83 218 38.1 1410 6 2.8 24 11.0 87 6.5 2.1 17.0 108.5 30.4 25 242 4.81 0.86 10.3
5 Terry Hanratty 22 qb 13 6 2-4-0 64 163 39.3 842 5 3.1 8 4.9 72 5.2 3.6 13.2 64.8 46.1 3 33 4.87 3.31 1.8 1 1
42 Dick Hoak 31 12 0 2 2 100.0 40 1 50.0 0 0.0 27 20.0 30.0 20.0 3.3 158.3 0 0 20.00 30.00 0.0
39 Bobby Walden 32 P 13 0 1 1 100.0 20 0 0.0 0 0.0 20 20.0 20.0 20.0 1.5 118.7 0 0 20.00 20.00 0.0
Team Total 25.6 14 5-9-0 150 384 39.1 2312 12 3.1 32 8.3 87 6.0 2.9 15.4 165.1 35.4 28 275 4.94 2.03 6.8 1 1
Opp Total 14 191 393 48.6 2555 21 5.3 23 5.9 6.5 4.94 13.4 182.5 63.1 26 238 5.5 4.1 6.2

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
26 Preston Pearson 25 RB 14 14 173 503 2 30 2.9 35.9 12.4 6 71 11.8 0 18 0.4 5.1 574 2 6
33 John Fuqua 24 FB 14 14 138 691 7 85 5.0 49.4 9.9 23 289 12.6 2 57 1.6 20.6 980 9 7
42 Dick Hoak 31 12 0 40 115 1 13 2.9 9.6 3.3 4 25 6.3 0 18 0.3 2.1 140 1 1
12 Terry Bradshaw 22 QB 13 8 32 233 1 22 7.3 17.9 2.5 233 1 3
46 Warren Bankston 23 4 0 26 122 2 31 4.7 30.5 6.5 7 30 4.3 0 20 1.8 7.5 152 2 1
30 Terry Cole 25 10 0 9 8 0 6 0.9 0.8 0.9 3 31 10.3 0 20 0.3 3.1 39 0 1
86 J.R. Wilburn 27 6 4 5 25 0 10 5.0 4.2 0.8 6 77 12.8 0 15 1.0 12.8 102 0 1
5 Terry Hanratty 22 qb 13 6 4 -5 0 0 -1.3 -0.4 0.3 -5 0 1
32 Hubie Bryant 24 PR 14 7 3 25 0 24 8.3 1.8 0.2 8 154 19.3 0 63 0.6 11.0 179 0 3
88 Dave Smith 23 WR 14 7 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 30 458 15.3 2 87 2.1 32.7 464 2 1
82 Dennis Hughes 22 TE 11 8 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.7 0.1 24 332 13.8 3 72 2.2 30.2 324 3 1
25 Ron Shanklin 22 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 691 23.0 4 81 2.1 49.4 691 4 1
2 Jon Staggers 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 118 19.7 1 31 0.5 9.8 118 1 2
85 Bob Adams 24 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 36 12.0 0 17 0.2 2.6 36 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 432 1715 13 85 4.0 122.5 30.9 150 2312 15.4 12 87 10.7 165.1 4027 25 30
Opp Total 14 487 1679 8 3.4 119.9 34.8 191 2317 12.1 21 13.6 165.5 3996 29 29

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
32 Hubie Bryant 24 PR 14 7 37 159 0 33 4.3 338
2 Jon Staggers 22 12 0 13 70 0 15 5.4 14 333 0 46 23.8 521
47 Mel Blount 22 KR/LCB 14 10 1 52 0 52 52.0 18 535 0 91 29.7 587
26 Preston Pearson 25 RB 14 14 4 114 0 35 28.5 688
44 Lee Calland 29 RCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
73 Rick Sharp 22 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
67 Clarence Washington 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
62 Ralph Wenzel 27 14 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 25.6 14 51 281 0 52 5.5 40 997 0 91 24.9 5305
Opp Total 14 51 304 0 6.0 49 1068 1 21.8

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
39 Bobby Walden 32 P 13 0 75 3393 66 0 45.2
21 Gene Mingo 32 K 10 0 2 2 6 1 7 2 3 18 5 27.8% 17 17 100.0%
14 Allan Watson 26 k 4 0 2 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 10 5 50.0% 8 7 87.5%
12 Terry Bradshaw 22 QB 13 8 3 52 39 1 17.3
Team Total 25.6 14 4 4 8 3 1 11 3 4 28 10 35.7% 25 24 96.0% 78 3445 66 1 44.2
Opp Total 14 32 15 46.9% 32 29 90.6% 85 3562 41.9

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
33 John Fuqua 24 FB 14 14 0 7 5 0 0
44 Lee Calland 29 RCB 14 14 7 38 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Preston Pearson 25 RB 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
58 Chuck Allen 31 MLB 14 14 4 48 0 30 0 0 0 2 6 0
32 Hubie Bryant 24 PR 14 7 0 3 2 0 0
69 Jerry Hillebrand 30 LLB 12 10 2 14 0 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
48 John Rowser 26 7 4 3 27 0 12 0 0 0 1 10 0
34 Andy Russell* 29 RLB 14 14 3 64 0 37 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 22 QB 13 8 0 3 0 0 0
46 Warren Bankston 23 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Fred Barry 22 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Chuck Beatty 24 SS 12 12 2 49 1 30 0
47 Mel Blount 22 KR/LCB 14 10 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
5 Terry Hanratty 22 qb 13 6 0 1 1 0 0
42 Dick Hoak 31 12 0 0 1 1 -2 0
56 Ray Mansfield 29 C 14 14 0 0 2 4 0
60 Ben McGee 31 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
2 Jon Staggers 22 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
28 Ocie Austin 23 FS 7 7 1 22 0 22 0
30 Terry Cole 25 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
64 Chuck Hinton 31 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
82 Dennis Hughes 22 TE 11 8 0 1 0 0 0
25 Ron Shanklin 22 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
88 Dave Smith 23 WR 14 7 0 1 0 0 0
49 John Sodaski 22 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
65 Lloyd Voss 28 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
86 J.R. Wilburn 27 6 4 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 23 266 1 37 0 0 30 29 18 0
Opp Total 14 28 29 14 3

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
33 John Fuqua 24 FB 14 14 7 2 9 54
21 Gene Mingo 32 K 10 0 17 5 32
25 Ron Shanklin 22 WR 14 14 4 4 24
14 Allan Watson 26 k 4 0 7 5 22
82 Dennis Hughes 22 TE 11 8 3 3 18
46 Warren Bankston 23 4 0 2 2 12
26 Preston Pearson 25 RB 14 14 2 2 12
88 Dave Smith 23 WR 14 7 2 2 12
37 Chuck Beatty 24 SS 12 12 1 1 6
12 Terry Bradshaw 22 QB 13 8 1 1 6
42 Dick Hoak 31 12 0 1 1 6
2 Jon Staggers 22 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 13 12 1 26 24 10 210
Opp Total 14 8 21 1 1 1 29 15 3 272