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1976 Pittsburgh Steelers

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10-4-0, AFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 15.3, Offense: 5.7, Defense: 9.6, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 342 points (24.4/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 138 points (9.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 204 points (14.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.5-1.5.

Coach: Chuck Noll (10-4-0)
 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 342 4637 957 4.8 31 19 14 271 143 277 1666 10 12 5.5 94 653 2971 33 4.5 163
Team Defense 138 3323 866 3.8 46 24 17 182 158 373 1866 9 22 4.5 96 452 1457 5 3.2 69
Lg Rank Offense 5 9 7 18 6 28 22 21 3 13 1 1 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 5 3 1 16 6 3 9 6 4 1 1 1

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 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Oakland Raiders 28 31 24 438 242 196 3 28 440 324 116 4
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-1 Cleveland Browns 31 14 16 298 77 221 1 16 330 185 145 4
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-2 New England Patriots 27 30 24 416 247 169 6 18 399 257 142 4
4 Mon October 4 boxscore L 1-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 6 17 12 225 52 173 6 11 178 26 152 4
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 1-4 @ Cleveland Browns 16 18 13 196 85 111 3 15 326 179 147 2
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 2-4 Cincinnati Bengals 23 6 16 253 52 201 2 11 171 96 75 3
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 3-4 @ New York Giants 27 0 18 331 101 230 10 151 63 88 2
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-4 San Diego Chargers 23 0 20 361 106 255 3 7 134 90 44 5
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 45 0 26 451 121 330 1 14 257 223 34 6
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 6-4 Miami Dolphins 14 3 19 354 96 258 14 224 108 116
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-4 Houston Oilers 32 16 17 248 105 143 2 12 225 124 101 4
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 8-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 3 20 347 143 204 2 9 225 115 110 2
13 Sun December 5 boxscore W 9-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42 0 26 385 163 222 1 8 105 11 94 4
14 Sat December 11 boxscore W 10-4 @ Houston Oilers 21 0 20 334 76 258 1 9 158 65 93 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 19 boxscore W 11-4 @ Baltimore Colts 40 14 29 526 301 225 1 12 170 99 71 2
ConfChamp Sun December 26 boxscore L 11-5 @ Oakland Raiders 7 24 13 237 165 72 1 15 220 63 157

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
12 Terry Bradshaw 28 QB 10 8 4-4-0 92 192 47.9 1177 10 5.2 9 4.7 50 6.1 5.1 12.8 117.7 65.4 16 164 4.87 3.88 7.7
15 Mike Kruczek 23 qb 10 6 6-0-0 51 85 60.0 758 0 0.0 3 3.5 64 8.9 7.3 14.9 75.8 74.5 11 105 6.80 5.40 11.5
Team Total 26.8 14 10-4-0 143 277 51.6 1935 10 3.6 12 4.3 64 7.0 5.8 13.5 138.2 68.2 27 269 5.48 4.36 8.9 0 0
Opp Total 14 158 373 42.4 2179 9 2.4 22 5.9 5.8 3.67 13.8 155.6 45.2 41 313 4.5 2.6 9.9

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* 26 FB 14 14 289 1128 14 30 3.9 80.6 20.6 23 151 6.6 0 39 1.6 10.8 1279 14 8
20 Rocky Bleier 30 RB 14 14 220 1036 5 28 4.7 74.0 15.7 24 294 12.3 0 32 1.7 21.0 1330 5 4
46 Reggie Harrison 25 12 0 54 235 4 27 4.4 19.6 4.5 2 19 9.5 0 10 0.2 1.6 254 4 1
12 Terry Bradshaw 28 QB 10 8 31 219 3 17 7.1 21.9 3.1 219 3 7
15 Mike Kruczek 23 qb 10 6 18 106 2 22 5.9 10.6 1.8 106 2 2
35 Jack Deloplaine 22 14 0 17 91 2 19 5.4 6.5 1.2 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 94 2 3
33 John Fuqua 30 14 0 15 63 1 12 4.2 4.5 1.1 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 67 1 2
39 Bobby Walden 38 P 14 0 3 7 0 7 2.3 0.5 0.2 7 0 1
43 Frank Lewis 29 WR 12 12 2 24 1 16 12.0 2.0 0.2 17 306 18.0 1 64 1.4 25.5 330 2 0
22 Ernest Pough 24 KR 14 2 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.6 0.1 8 161 20.1 1 50 0.6 11.5 169 1 1
88 Lynn Swann 24 WR 12 10 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 28 516 18.4 3 47 2.3 43.0 518 3 0
83 Theo Bell 23 PR 13 1 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 3 43 14.3 1 19 0.2 3.3 48 1 5
84 Randy Grossman 24 te 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 181 12.1 1 35 1.1 12.9 181 1 0
82 John Stallworth 24 wr 8 3 0 47 1 47 5.9 0.0 9 111 12.3 2 25 1.1 13.9 158 3 0
87 Larry Brown 27 TE 13 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 97 13.9 0 35 0.5 7.5 97 0 0
89 Bennie Cunningham 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 49 9.8 1 20 0.4 4.1 49 1 0
Team Total 26.8 14 653 2971 33 47 4.5 212.2 46.6 143 1935 13.5 10 64 10.2 138.2 4906 43 40
Opp Total 14 452 1457 5 3.2 104.1 32.3 158 1866 11.8 9 11.3 133.3 3323 14 42

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
83 Theo Bell 23 PR 13 1 39 390 0 35 10.0 438
35 Jack Deloplaine 22 14 0 17 150 0 36 8.8 17 385 0 39 22.6 629
22 Ernest Pough 24 KR 14 2 18 369 0 29 20.5 538
33 John Fuqua 30 14 0 11 77 0 13 7.0 4 75 0 16 18.8 219
88 Lynn Swann 24 WR 12 10 3 11 0 7 3.7 529
50 Jim Clack 29 RG 11 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
27 Glen Edwards* 29 FS 14 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
46 Reggie Harrison 25 12 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 280
Team Total 26.8 14 71 636 0 36 9.0 41 855 0 39 20.9 6397
Opp Total 14 36 206 0 5.7 61 1284 0 21.0

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 38 P 14 0 76 2982 58 0 39.2
10 Roy Gerela 28 K 14 0 2 2 6 2 10 6 7 4 1 26 14 53.8% 43 40 93.0%
Team Total 26.8 14 2 2 6 2 10 6 7 4 1 26 14 53.8% 43 40 93.0% 76 2982 58 0 39.2
Opp Total 14 24 14 58.3% 14 12 85.7% 94 3525 37.5

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* 26 FB 14 14 0 8 2 0 0
58 Jack Lambert*+ 24 MLB 14 14 2 32 0 22 0 0 0 8 36 0
83 Theo Bell 23 PR 13 1 0 5 4 0 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 28 QB 10 8 0 7 2 -4 0
47 Mel Blount* 28 RCB 14 14 6 75 0 28 0 0 1 1 0 0
27 Glen Edwards* 29 FS 14 14 6 95 0 55 0
20 Rocky Bleier 30 RB 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
87 Larry Brown 27 TE 13 8 0 0 4 0 0
64 Steve Furness 26 dt 9 3 0 1 3 5 0
59 Jack Ham*+ 28 LLB 14 14 2 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 17 0
15 Mike Kruczek 23 qb 10 6 0 2 2 0 0
35 Jack Deloplaine 22 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
24 J.T. Thomas* 25 LCB 14 14 2 43 0 38 0 0 1 0 27 0
76 John Banaszak 26 rde 13 5 0 0 2 0 0
33 John Fuqua 30 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
46 Reggie Harrison 25 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
63 Ernie Holmes 28 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
22 Ernest Pough 24 KR 14 2 0 1 1 0 0
31 Donnie Shell 24 14 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Mike Wagner* 27 SS 14 14 2 0 0 0 0
39 Bobby Walden 38 P 14 0 0 1 1 -12 0
52 Mike Webster 24 C 14 14 0 2 0 -15 0
50 Jim Clack 29 RG 11 8 0 1 0 0 0
89 Bennie Cunningham 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 L.C. Greenwood* 30 LDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
55 Jon Kolb 29 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
56 Ray Mansfield 35 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
72 Gerry Mullins 27 RT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
34 Andy Russell 35 RLB 14 12 1 0 0 0 0
78 Dwight White 27 RDE 9 7 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 22 262 0 55 0 0 40 42 54 0 1
Opp Total 14 27 42 18

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
32 Franco Harris* 26 FB 14 14 14 14 84
10 Roy Gerela 28 K 14 0 40 14 82
20 Rocky Bleier 30 RB 14 14 5 5 30
46 Reggie Harrison 25 12 0 4 4 24
12 Terry Bradshaw 28 QB 10 8 3 3 18
82 John Stallworth 24 wr 8 3 1 2 3 18
88 Lynn Swann 24 WR 12 10 3 3 18
35 Jack Deloplaine 22 14 0 2 2 12
15 Mike Kruczek 23 qb 10 6 2 2 12
43 Frank Lewis 29 WR 12 12 1 1 2 12
83 Theo Bell 23 PR 13 1 1 1 6
89 Bennie Cunningham 22 12 0 1 1 6
33 John Fuqua 30 14 0 1 1 6
84 Randy Grossman 24 te 14 6 1 1 6
22 Ernest Pough 24 KR 14 2 1 1 6
51 Loren Toews 25 lb 14 2 1 2
Team Total 26.8 14 33 10 43 40 14 1 342
Opp Total 14 5 9 12 14 138