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1974 Pittsburgh Steelers

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.8, Offense: 2.3, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 305 points (21.8/g), 6th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 189 points (13.5/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 116 points (8.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

Coach: Chuck Noll (10-3-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

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


Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Dick Haley
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 305 4375 950 4.6 40 19 17 251 166 386 1958 12 21 4.8 98 546 2417 19 4.4 136
Team Defense 189 3074 863 3.6 47 22 30 200 147 339 1466 14 25 3.7 83 472 1608 7 3.4 87
Lg Rank Offense 6 8 24 25 9 10 21 15 14 20 4 2 5 4
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 1 1 3 6 1 13 3 1 12 6 2 4

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 15 boxscore W 1-0 Baltimore Colts 30 0 18 392 289 103 2 11 166 48 118 4
2 Sun September 22 boxscore T OT 1-0-1 @ Denver Broncos 35 35 33 484 324 160 4 20 332 176 156 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-1-1 Oakland Raiders 0 17 16 203 86 117 4 17 247 70 177
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-1-1 @ Houston Oilers 13 7 18 386 202 184 3 10 240 121 119 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-1-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 34 24 19 321 202 119 4 19 257 199 58 9
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-1-1 Cleveland Browns 20 16 15 231 66 165 1 16 262 127 135 3
7 Mon October 28 boxscore W 5-1-1 Atlanta Falcons 24 17 21 355 120 235 4 13 167 59 108 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-1-1 Philadelphia Eagles 27 0 20 375 137 238 10 143 77 66 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 6-2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 17 20 289 128 161 1 22 329 193 136 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 7-2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 26 16 10 314 81 233 6 13 218 138 80 7
11 Mon November 25 boxscore W 8-2-1 @ New Orleans Saints 28 7 18 334 62 272 4 15 178 69 109 4
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 8-3-1 Houston Oilers 10 13 6 84 9 75 3 11 158 61 97
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 9-3-1 @ New England Patriots 21 17 16 253 69 184 2 12 184 105 79 3
14 Sat December 14 boxscore W 10-3-1 Cincinnati Bengals 27 3 21 354 183 171 2 11 193 23 170 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 22 boxscore W 11-3-1 Buffalo Bills 32 14 29 438 203 235 15 264 164 100 1
ConfChamp Sun December 29 boxscore W 12-3-1 @ Oakland Raiders 24 13 20 319 95 224 3 15 278 249 29 3
SuperBowl Sun January 12 boxscore W 13-3-1 N Minnesota Vikings 16 6 17 333 84 249 2 9 119 102 17 5

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 Joe Gilliam 24 qb 9 6 4-1-1 96 212 45.3 1274 4 1.9 8 3.8 61 6.0 4.7 13.3 141.6 55.4 7 79 5.46 4.18 3.2 1 1
12 Terry Bradshaw 26 QB 8 7 5-2-0 67 148 45.3 785 7 4.7 8 5.4 56 5.3 3.8 11.7 98.1 55.2 10 104 4.31 2.92 6.3 1 1
5 Terry Hanratty 26 qb 3 1 1-0-0 3 26 11.5 95 1 3.8 5 19.2 35 3.7 -4.2 31.7 31.7 15.5 1 13 3.04 -4.56 3.7 1 0
Team Total 25.3 14 10-3-1 166 386 43.0 2154 12 3.1 21 5.4 61 5.6 3.8 13.0 153.9 48.9 18 196 4.85 3.10 4.5 3 2
Opp Total 14 147 339 43.4 1872 14 4.1 25 7.4 5.5 3.03 12.7 133.7 44.3 52 406 3.7 1.6 13.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
32 Franco Harris* 24 FB 12 11 208 1006 5 54 4.8 83.8 17.3 23 200 8.7 1 31 1.9 16.7 1206 6 9
20 Rocky Bleier 28 RB 12 7 88 373 2 18 4.2 31.1 7.3 7 87 12.4 0 24 0.6 7.3 460 2 2
35 Steve Davis 26 KR 14 0 71 246 2 22 3.5 17.6 5.1 11 152 13.8 1 61 0.8 10.9 398 3 3
26 Preston Pearson 29 9 2 70 317 4 53 4.5 35.2 7.8 11 118 10.7 0 31 1.2 13.1 435 4 0
33 John Fuqua 28 9 2 50 156 2 14 3.1 17.3 5.6 6 68 11.3 0 18 0.7 7.6 224 2 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 26 QB 8 7 34 224 2 34 6.6 28.0 4.3 224 2 1
17 Joe Gilliam 24 qb 9 6 14 41 1 13 2.9 4.6 1.6 41 1 5
46 Reggie Harrison 23 4 0 6 30 1 15 5.0 7.5 1.5 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.3 0.5 32 1 0
43 Frank Lewis 27 WR 12 11 2 25 0 22 12.5 2.1 0.2 30 365 12.2 4 31 2.5 30.4 390 4 1
82 John Stallworth 22 wr 13 3 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.7 0.1 16 269 16.8 1 56 1.2 20.7 260 1 0
88 Lynn Swann 22 PR 12 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.2 0.1 11 208 18.9 2 54 0.9 17.3 222 2 5
5 Terry Hanratty 26 qb 3 1 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -2.0 0.3 -6 0 1
25 Ron Shanklin 26 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 324 17.1 1 35 1.6 27.0 324 1 0
87 Larry Brown 25 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 190 11.2 1 35 1.2 13.6 190 1 0
84 Randy Grossman 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 164 12.6 0 32 0.9 11.7 164 0 0
72 Gerry Mullins 25 RG 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 1 7 0.1 0.6 7 1 0
Team Total 25.3 14 546 2417 19 54 4.4 172.6 39.0 166 2154 13.0 12 61 11.9 153.9 4571 31 33
Opp Total 14 472 1608 7 3.4 114.9 33.7 147 1466 10.0 14 10.5 104.7 3074 21 38

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
88 Lynn Swann 22 PR 12 2 41 577 1 69 14.1 2 11 0 11 5.5 810
27 Glen Edwards 27 FS 14 14 16 128 0 19 8.0 2 31 0 19 15.5 159
35 Steve Davis 26 KR 14 0 12 269 0 34 22.4 667
26 Preston Pearson 29 9 2 12 258 0 29 21.5 693
22 Dick Conn 23 12 0 10 69 0 18 6.9 1 34 0 34 34.0 103
47 Mel Blount 26 RCB 13 13 5 152 0 60 30.4 152
46 Reggie Harrison 23 4 0 4 72 0 27 18.0 104
20 Rocky Bleier 28 RB 12 7 3 67 0 35 22.3 527
45 Jimmy Allen 22 db 14 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 25.3 14 67 774 1 69 11.6 42 901 0 60 21.5 6246
Opp Total 14 47 413 0 8.8 56 1275 0 22.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 36 P 14 0 78 3040 65 0 39.0
10 Roy Gerela* 26 K 14 0 9 8 12 8 7 4 1 29 20 69.0% 35 33 94.3%
Team Total 25.3 14 9 8 12 8 7 4 1 29 20 69.0% 35 33 94.3% 78 3040 65 0 39.0
Opp Total 14 17 12 70.6% 22 21 95.5% 91 3749 41.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
32 Franco Harris* 24 FB 12 11 0 9 2 0 0
27 Glen Edwards 27 FS 14 14 5 153 1 59 0 0 1 3 10 0
17 Joe Gilliam 24 qb 9 6 0 5 2 -8 0
88 Lynn Swann 22 PR 12 2 0 5 2 0 0
75 Joe Greene*+ 28 LDT 14 14 1 26 0 26 0 0 1 4 7 0
59 Jack Ham*+ 26 LLB 14 14 5 13 0 10 0 0 0 1 2 0
24 J.T. Thomas 23 LCB 14 14 5 22 0 14 0 0 1 0 14 1
23 Mike Wagner 25 SS 13 13 2 13 0 9 0 0 1 3 84 0
47 Mel Blount 26 RCB 13 13 2 74 1 52 0 0 0 3 5 0
58 Jack Lambert 22 MLB 14 14 2 19 0 13 0 0 1 1 11 0
35 Steve Davis 26 KR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
68 L.C. Greenwood*+ 28 LDE 14 14 0 0 3 9 0 1
51 Loren Toews 23 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
20 Rocky Bleier 28 RB 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
86 Reggie Garrett 23 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Andy Russell* 33 RLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Donnie Shell 22 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Jimmy Allen 22 db 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 26 QB 8 7 0 1 0 0 0
50 Jim Clack 27 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Gordon Gravelle 25 RT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
5 Terry Hanratty 26 qb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
54 Marv Kellum 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
55 Jon Kolb 27 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
43 Frank Lewis 27 WR 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
89 John McMakin 24 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.3 14 25 320 2 59 0 0 33 35 134 1 1
Opp Total 14 18 38 16

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Roy Gerela* 26 K 14 0 33 20 93
32 Franco Harris* 24 FB 12 11 5 1 6 36
43 Frank Lewis 27 WR 12 11 4 4 24
26 Preston Pearson 29 9 2 4 4 24
35 Steve Davis 26 KR 14 0 2 1 3 18
88 Lynn Swann 22 PR 12 2 2 1 3 18
20 Rocky Bleier 28 RB 12 7 2 2 12
12 Terry Bradshaw 26 QB 8 7 2 2 12
33 John Fuqua 28 9 2 2 2 12
47 Mel Blount 26 RCB 13 13 1 1 6
87 Larry Brown 25 TE 14 14 1 1 6
27 Glen Edwards 27 FS 14 14 1 1 6
17 Joe Gilliam 24 qb 9 6 1 1 6
46 Reggie Harrison 23 4 0 1 1 6
72 Gerry Mullins 25 RG 12 10 1 1 6
25 Ron Shanklin 26 WR 12 12 1 1 6
82 John Stallworth 22 wr 13 3 1 1 6
24 J.T. Thomas 23 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
68 L.C. Greenwood*+ 28 LDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.3 14 19 12 1 1 2 35 33 20 1 305
Opp Total 14 7 14 1 21 12 189