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1982 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-3-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.2, Offense: 3.4, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 204 points (22.7/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 146 points (16.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 58 points (6.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-2.8.

Coach: Chuck Noll (6-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer
 Other Notable Asst.: Tony Dungy (Defensive Backs)

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 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 204 2970 583 5.1 25 9 11 171 141 275 1783 17 16 6.1 91 289 1187 7 4.1 69
Team Defense 146 2874 599 4.8 25 8 14 174 176 329 2112 12 17 5.8 111 236 762 5 3.2 49
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 22 10 12 16 17 2 24 12 12 8 14 6
Lg Rank Defense 4 17 7 18 19 26 23 17 4 12 4 1 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 13 boxscore W 1-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 36 28 23 388 241 147 1 28 436 341 95 4
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W OT 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals 26 20 20 295 269 26 24 379 310 69 3
3 Sun November 21 boxscore W 3-0 @ Houston Oilers 24 10 20 362 199 163 3 16 292 199 93 4
4 Sun November 28 boxscore L 3-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 0 16 12 218 135 83 5 21 290 166 124 1
5 Sun December 5 boxscore W 4-1 Kansas City Chiefs 35 14 20 376 275 101 2 16 238 179 59 2
6 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-2 @ Buffalo Bills 0 13 6 94 -2 96 4 20 339 155 184 2
7 Sun December 19 boxscore L 4-3 @ Cleveland Browns 9 10 15 222 124 98 5 15 224 186 38 2
8 Sun December 26 boxscore W 5-3 New England Patriots 37 14 28 494 282 212 2 14 331 283 48 1
9 Sun January 2 boxscore W 6-3 Cleveland Browns 37 21 27 521 260 261 3 20 345 293 52 6
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 9 boxscore L 6-4 San Diego Chargers 28 31 26 422 325 97 2 29 479 333 146 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Terry Bradshaw 34 QB 9 9 6-3-0 127 240 52.9% 1768 17 7.1 11 4.6 74 7.4 6.7 13.9 196.4 81.4 18 131 6.34 5.74 7.0 1 1
18 Cliff Stoudt 27 6 0 14 35 40.0% 154 0 0.0 5 14.3 24 4.4 -2.0 11.0 25.7 14.2 1 8 4.06 -2.19 2.8
Team Total 26.1 9 6-3-0 141 275 51.3% 1922 17 6.2 16 5.8 74 7.0 5.6 13.6 213.6 70.3 19 139 6.06 4.77 6.5 1 1
Opp Total 9 176 329 53.5% 2385 12 3.6 17 5.2 7.2 5.65 13.6 265.0 67.5 34 273 5.8 4.4 9.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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 32 FB 9 9 140 604 2 21 4.3 67.1 15.6 31 249 8.0 0 20 3.4 27.7 853 2 1
44 Frank Pollard 25 RB 9 8 62 238 2 18 3.8 26.4 6.9 6 39 6.5 0 11 0.7 4.3 277 2 3
45 Russell Davis 26 7 0 24 72 0 9 3.0 10.3 3.4 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.6 83 0 0
34 Walter Abercrombie 23 6 0 21 100 2 34 4.8 16.7 3.5 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.2 2.3 114 2 0
27 Greg Hawthorne 26 rb 9 1 15 68 0 11 4.5 7.6 1.7 12 182 15.2 3 46 1.3 20.2 250 3 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 27 6 0 11 28 0 8 2.5 4.7 1.8 28 0 1
12 Terry Bradshaw 34 QB 9 9 8 10 0 6 1.3 1.1 0.9 10 0 5
38 Sidney Thornton 28 4 0 6 33 1 13 5.5 8.3 1.5 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.3 1.0 37 1 0
82 John Stallworth* 30 WR 9 9 1 9 0 9 9.0 1.0 0.1 27 441 16.3 7 74 3.0 49.0 450 7 2
88 Lynn Swann 30 WR 9 8 1 25 0 25 25.0 2.8 0.1 18 265 14.7 0 60 2.0 29.4 290 0 0
89 Bennie Cunningham 28 TE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 277 13.2 2 31 2.3 30.8 277 2 0
86 Jim Smith 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 387 22.8 4 51 2.1 48.4 387 4 1
85 Calvin Sweeney 27 wr 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 50 10.0 0 17 0.7 7.1 50 0 0
74 Ray Pinney 28 LT 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 1 3 0.1 0.3 3 1 0
Team Total 26.1 9 289 1187 7 34 4.1 131.9 32.1 141 1922 13.6 17 74 15.7 213.6 3109 24 18
Opp Total 9 236 762 5 3.2 84.7 26.2 176 2112 12.0 12 19.6 234.7 2874 17 17

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
83 Willie Sydnor 23 PR 8 0 22 172 0 21 7.8 2 37 0 20 18.5 209
23 Fred Bohannon 24 KR 7 0 14 329 0 57 23.5 329
22 Rick Woods 23 5 0 13 142 0 20 10.9 142
34 Walter Abercrombie 23 6 0 7 139 0 46 19.9 253
20 Ernest French 23 3 0 2 38 0 26 19.0 38
55 Rick Donnalley 24 5 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
57 Mike Merriweather 22 9 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
39 Rick Moser 26 6 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
88 Lynn Swann 30 WR 9 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 290
Team Total 26.1 9 36 317 0 21 8.8 28 569 0 57 20.3 3995
Opp Total 9 28 182 0 6.5 36 821 0 22.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
17 John Goodson 22 P 9 0 49 1981 66 0 40.4
1 Gary Anderson 23 K 9 0 4 4 2 1 5 5 1 12 10 83.3%% 22 22 100.0%%
Team Total 26.1 9 4 4 2 1 5 5 1 12 10 83.3%% 22 22 100.0%% 49 1981 66 0 40.4
Opp Total 9 14 9 64.3%% 17 17 100.0%% 53 2019 38.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
65 Tom Beasley 28 RDE 7 7 6.0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Donnie Shell*+ 30 SS 9 9 1.0 5 27 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 34 QB 9 9 0 5 1 -3 0
67 Gary Dunn 29 NT 9 9 6.0
58 Jack Lambert*+ 30 RILB 8 8 4.0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 0
49 Dwayne Woodruff 25 LCB 9 9 1.0 5 53 0 30 0
56 Robin Cole 27 ROLB 9 9 5.0
59 Jack Ham 34 LOLB 8 8 3.0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Rick Woods 23 5 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
51 Loren Toews 31 LILB 9 9 2.5 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Fred Bohannon 24 KR 7 0 0 3 0 0 0
90 Bob Kohrs 24 9 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Frank Pollard 25 RB 9 8 0 3 0 0 0
34 Walter Abercrombie 23 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
29 Ron Johnson 26 FS 9 9 2 5 0 5 0
82 John Stallworth* 30 WR 9 9 0 2 0 0 0
73 Craig Wolfley 24 LG 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
95 John Goodman 24 LDE 9 9 1.5
47 Mel Blount 34 RCB 9 9 1 2 0 2 0
77 Steve Courson 27 RG 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
32 Franco Harris 32 FB 9 9 0 1 0 -13 0
53 Bryan Hinkle 23 lb 9 1 1.0
50 David Little 23 lb 9 1 0 0 1 2 0
64 Edmund Nelson 22 de 8 2 0 0 1 0 0
86 Jim Smith 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 27 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Lynn Swann 30 WR 9 8 0 0 1 0 0
93 Keith Willis 23 9 0 1.0
Team Total 26.1 9 34.0 17 127 0 30 0 0 18 17 -13 0
Opp Total 9 19 17 9

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Gary Anderson 23 K 9 0 22 10 52
82 John Stallworth* 30 WR 9 9 7 7 42
86 Jim Smith 27 8 0 4 4 24
27 Greg Hawthorne 26 rb 9 1 3 3 18
34 Walter Abercrombie 23 6 0 2 2 12
89 Bennie Cunningham 28 TE 9 9 2 2 12
32 Franco Harris 32 FB 9 9 2 2 12
44 Frank Pollard 25 RB 9 8 2 2 12
74 Ray Pinney 28 LT 9 9 1 1 6
87 John Rodgers 22 7 0 1 1 6
38 Sidney Thornton 28 4 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 9 7 17 1 25 22 10 1 202
Opp Total 9 5 12 17 9 146

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-13 @ DAL W, 36-28 1 8 pass John Stallworth 8 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw
2 1982-09-13 @ DAL W, 36-28 2 7 pass Jim Smith 7 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
3 1982-09-13 @ DAL W, 36-28 3 1 rush Frank Pollard 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
4 1982-09-13 @ DAL W, 36-28 3 15 pass Jim Smith 15 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
5 1982-09-19 CIN W, 26-20 1 15 pass John Stallworth 15 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
6 1982-09-19 CIN W, 26-20 3 2 pass Bennie Cunningham 2 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
7 1982-09-19 CIN W, 26-20 5 2 pass John Stallworth 2 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw
8 1982-11-21 @ HOU W, 24-10 2 17 pass Greg Hawthorne 17 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
9 1982-11-21 @ HOU W, 24-10 3 17 pass Bennie Cunningham 17 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
10 1982-11-21 @ HOU W, 24-10 4 27 pass Jim Smith 27 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
11 1982-12-05 KAN W, 35-14 1 3 pass John Stallworth 3 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
12 1982-12-05 KAN W, 35-14 1 74 pass John Stallworth 74 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
13 1982-12-05 KAN W, 35-14 2 5 pass Greg Hawthorne 5 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1982-12-05 KAN W, 35-14 2 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
15 1982-12-05 KAN W, 35-14 4 2 rush Sidney Thornton 2 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
16 1982-12-19 @ CLE L, 9-10 2 6 pass John Stallworth 6 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
17 1982-12-26 NWE W, 37-14 1 1 rush Frank Pollard 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
18 1982-12-26 NWE W, 37-14 2 9 pass John Stallworth 9 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
19 1982-12-26 NWE W, 37-14 4 46 pass Greg Hawthorne 46 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
20 1982-12-26 NWE W, 37-14 4 1 rush Walter Abercrombie 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
21 1983-01-02 CLE W, 37-21 1 3 pass Ray Pinney 3 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
22 1983-01-02 CLE W, 37-21 2 18 blocked punt John Rodgers 18 yard blocked punt return (run failed)
23 1983-01-02 CLE W, 37-21 3 6 rush Franco Harris 6 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
24 1983-01-02 CLE W, 37-21 4 38 pass Jim Smith 38 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gary Anderson kick)
25 1983-01-02 CLE W, 37-21 4 1 rush Walter Abercrombie 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-13 @ DAL L, 28-36 1 4 pass Drew Pearson 4 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
2 1982-09-13 @ DAL L, 28-36 2 12 pass Doug Cosbie 12 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
3 1982-09-13 @ DAL L, 28-36 4 45 pass Tony Hill 45 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
4 1982-09-13 @ DAL L, 28-36 4 5 pass Billy Joe DuPree 5 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
5 1982-09-19 CIN L, 20-26 3 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
6 1982-09-19 CIN L, 20-26 4 9 rush Pete Johnson 9 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
7 1982-11-21 @ HOU L, 10-24 3 9 pass Dave Casper 9 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Florian Kempf kick)
8 1982-11-28 @ SEA W, 16-0 3 11 pass Paul Johns 11 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick)
9 1982-12-05 KAN L, 14-35 2 1 rush Billy Jackson 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
10 1982-12-05 KAN L, 14-35 4 3 pass Willie Scott 3 yard pass from Steve Fuller (Nick Lowery kick)
11 1982-12-12 @ BUF W, 13-0 2 1 rush Roosevelt Leaks 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
12 1982-12-19 @ CLE W, 10-9 3 1 rush Johnny Davis 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
13 1982-12-26 NWE L, 14-37 3 23 pass Lin Dawson 23 yard pass from Matt Cavanaugh (John Smith kick)
14 1982-12-26 NWE L, 14-37 4 75 pass Stanley Morgan 75 yard pass from Matt Cavanaugh (John Smith kick)
15 1983-01-02 CLE L, 21-37 2 1 pass Ricky Feacher 1 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
16 1983-01-02 CLE L, 21-37 4 8 pass Dave Logan 8 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
17 1983-01-02 CLE L, 21-37 4 12 pass Ricky Feacher 12 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)