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1975 Pittsburgh Steelers

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.2, Offense: 5.4, Defense: 8.8, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 373 points (26.6/g), 5th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 162 points (11.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 211 points (15.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.3-1.7.

Coach: Chuck Noll (12-2-0)
 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 373 4887 949 5.1 32 20 14 288 191 337 2254 21 12 6.1 125 581 2633 22 4.5 149
Team Defense 162 3661 870 4.2 37 10 26 214 183 396 1836 9 27 4.2 97 431 1825 8 4.2 91
Lg Rank Offense 5 7 7 22 5 23 14 5 2 8 5 2 5 2
Lg Rank Defense 2 4 13 23 3 18 4 1 4 5 3 8 3 22

Team Games & Schedule

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 @ San Diego Chargers 37 0 24 443 238 205 2 9 146 58 88 4
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-1 Buffalo Bills 21 30 19 353 231 122 5 21 434 124 310 1
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 42 6 23 501 367 134 19 221 99 122 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-1 Denver Broncos 20 9 14 327 190 137 2 17 277 153 124 4
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Bears 34 3 25 303 146 157 16 242 46 196 1
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-1 @ Green Bay Packers 16 13 23 332 84 248 3 11 161 98 63 2
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 30 24 20 369 130 239 4 17 367 298 69 3
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-1 Houston Oilers 24 17 22 352 169 183 2 18 298 206 92 3
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-1 Kansas City Chiefs 28 3 23 420 181 239 2 12 201 123 78 2
10 Mon November 24 boxscore W 9-1 @ Houston Oilers 32 9 22 367 139 228 5 13 257 131 126 4
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 10-1 @ New York Jets 20 7 21 326 113 213 16 270 129 141 4
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 11-1 Cleveland Browns 31 17 17 258 98 160 2 15 237 115 122 4
13 Sat December 13 boxscore W 12-1 Cincinnati Bengals 35 14 21 319 128 191 1 16 317 194 123 2
14 Sat December 20 boxscore L 12-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 3 10 14 217 40 177 4 14 233 62 171 1
Playoffs
Division Sat December 27 boxscore W 13-2 Baltimore Colts 28 10 16 287 76 211 5 10 154 72 82 3
ConfChamp Sun January 4 boxscore W 14-2 Oakland Raiders 16 10 16 332 215 117 7 18 321 228 93 5
SuperBowl Sun January 18 boxscore W 15-2 N Dallas Cowboys 21 17 13 339 190 149 14 270 162 108 3

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* 27 QB 14 14 12-2-0 165 286 57.7 2055 18 6.3 9 3.1 59 7.2 7.0 12.5 146.8 88.0 31 290 5.57 5.43 9.8 1 3
17 Joe Gilliam 25 4 0 24 48 50.0 450 3 6.3 3 6.3 53 9.4 7.8 18.8 112.5 77.6 0 0 9.38 7.81 0.0 0 1
39 Bobby Walden 37 P 14 0 2 3 66.7 39 0 0.0 0 0.0 20 13.0 13.0 19.5 2.8 109.7 0 0 13.00 13.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 14 12-2-0 191 337 56.7 2544 21 6.2 12 3.6 59 7.5 7.2 13.3 181.7 86.7 31 290 6.13 5.80 8.4 1 4
Opp Total 14 183 396 46.2 2194 9 2.3 27 6.8 5.5 2.93 12.0 156.7 42.8 43 358 4.2 1.8 9.8

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
32 Franco Harris* 25 FB 14 14 262 1246 10 36 4.8 89.0 18.7 28 214 7.6 1 44 2.0 15.3 1460 11 9
20 Rocky Bleier 29 RB 11 11 140 528 2 17 3.8 48.0 12.7 15 65 4.3 0 13 1.4 5.9 593 2 7
33 John Fuqua 29 rb 14 3 74 285 1 18 3.9 20.4 5.3 18 146 8.1 0 21 1.3 10.4 431 1 1
46 Reggie Harrison 24 14 0 43 191 3 17 4.4 13.6 3.1 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 195 3 0
12 Terry Bradshaw* 27 QB 14 14 35 210 3 27 6.0 15.0 2.5 210 3 6
44 Mike Collier 22 KR 14 0 21 124 3 23 5.9 8.9 1.5 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.5 131 3 2
88 Lynn Swann* 23 WR 14 12 3 13 0 11 4.3 0.9 0.2 49 781 15.9 11 43 3.5 55.8 794 11 4
43 Frank Lewis 28 WR 10 4 2 36 0 24 18.0 3.6 0.2 17 308 18.1 2 40 1.7 30.8 344 2 0
5 Terry Hanratty 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0
82 John Stallworth 23 wr 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 423 21.2 4 59 1.8 38.5 423 4 0
87 Larry Brown 26 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 244 15.3 1 27 1.1 17.4 244 1 2
86 Reggie Garrett 24 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 178 13.7 1 45 0.9 12.7 178 1 0
84 Randy Grossman 23 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 135 12.3 1 21 0.8 9.6 135 1 0
31 Donnie Shell 23 db 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 39 19.5 0 20 0.1 2.8 39 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 581 2633 22 36 4.5 188.1 41.5 191 2544 13.3 21 59 13.6 181.7 5177 43 34
Opp Total 14 431 1825 8 4.2 130.4 30.8 183 1836 10.0 9 13.1 131.1 3661 17 22

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
36 Dave Brown 22 13 0 22 217 0 48 9.9 6 126 0 26 21.0 343
27 Glen Edwards* 28 FS/PR 14 14 25 267 0 25 10.7 267
44 Mike Collier 22 KR 14 0 22 523 1 94 23.8 654
47 Mel Blount*+ 27 RCB 14 14 8 139 0 23 17.4 139
88 Lynn Swann* 23 WR 14 12 7 64 0 21 9.1 858
33 John Fuqua 29 rb 14 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 431
32 Franco Harris* 25 FB 14 14 1 27 0 27 27.0 1487
Team Total 26.3 14 54 548 0 48 10.1 38 815 1 94 21.4 6540
Opp Total 14 36 199 0 5.5 64 1304 0 20.4

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 37 P 14 0 69 2717 67 1 39.4
10 Roy Gerela 27 K 14 0 4 4 7 7 7 5 2 1 1 21 17 81.0% 46 44 95.7%
Team Total 26.3 14 4 4 7 7 7 5 2 1 1 21 17 81.0% 46 44 95.7% 69 2717 67 1 39.4
Opp Total 14 18 11 61.1% 19 15 78.9% 90 3609 40.1

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
47 Mel Blount*+ 27 RCB 14 14 11 121 0 47 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Franco Harris* 25 FB 14 14 0 9 3 0 0
20 Rocky Bleier 29 RB 11 11 0 7 2 0 0
23 Mike Wagner* 26 SS 12 12 4 122 0 65 0 0 1 3 8 0
12 Terry Bradshaw* 27 QB 14 14 0 6 0 0 0
88 Lynn Swann* 23 WR 14 12 0 4 1 0 0
27 Glen Edwards* 28 FS/PR 14 14 3 68 0 47 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Mike Collier 22 KR 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
58 Jack Lambert* 23 MLB 14 14 2 35 0 24 0 0 0 1 21 0
24 J.T. Thomas 24 LCB 14 14 3 44 0 33 0
45 Jimmy Allen 23 14 0 2 0 0 0 0
87 Larry Brown 26 TE 14 13 0 2 0 0 0
59 Jack Ham*+ 27 LLB 14 14 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Gerry Mullins 26 RG 14 13 0 0 2 2 1
31 Donnie Shell 23 db 14 2 1 29 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 John Banaszak 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Dave Brown 22 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 John Fuqua 29 rb 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
71 Gordon Gravelle 26 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
63 Ernie Holmes 27 RDT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
54 Marv Kellum 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 John Stallworth 23 wr 11 9 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 27 421 0 65 0 0 34 21 52 2 1
Opp Total 14 31 22 12

Scoring Summary

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 27 K 14 0 44 17 95
32 Franco Harris* 25 FB 14 14 10 1 11 66
88 Lynn Swann* 23 WR 14 12 11 11 66
44 Mike Collier 22 KR 14 0 3 1 4 24
82 John Stallworth 23 wr 11 9 4 4 24
12 Terry Bradshaw* 27 QB 14 14 3 3 18
46 Reggie Harrison 24 14 0 3 3 18
20 Rocky Bleier 29 RB 11 11 2 2 12
43 Frank Lewis 28 WR 10 4 2 2 12
87 Larry Brown 26 TE 14 13 1 1 6
33 John Fuqua 29 rb 14 3 1 1 6
86 Reggie Garrett 24 wr 14 3 1 1 6
84 Randy Grossman 23 te 14 1 1 1 6
72 Gerry Mullins 26 RG 14 13 1 1 6
24 J.T. Thomas 24 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
78 Dwight White 26 RDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 26.3 14 22 21 1 2 46 44 17 1 373
Opp Total 14 8 9 2 15 11 162