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1983 Pittsburgh Steelers

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.1, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 1.1, SoS: -3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 355 points (22.2/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 303 points (18.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of 52 points (3.2/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Chuck Noll (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 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
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 355 5014 1075 4.7 43 20 15 312 211 409 2404 15 23 5.2 141 614 2610 17 4.3 156
Team Defense 303 4732 1006 4.7 45 17 27 278 238 447 2899 19 28 5.8 151 509 1833 14 3.6 100
Lg Rank Offense 14 22 19 20 15 27 27 23 15 27 2 4 10 10
Lg Rank Defense 7 3 8 13 2 3 5 6 3 12 14 7 12 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 Denver Broncos 10 14 21 314 191 123 7 14 139 1 138 3
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 25 21 27 471 186 285 17 363 276 87 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-1 @ Houston Oilers 40 28 25 451 176 275 3 16 311 254 57 5
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-2 New England Patriots 23 28 30 448 238 210 3 12 296 208 88 1
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-2 Houston Oilers 17 10 14 225 88 137 19 270 147 123 3
6 Mon October 10 boxscore W 4-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 24 14 9 168 112 56 2 22 281 176 105 5
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 5-2 Cleveland Browns 44 17 19 332 186 146 2 27 449 290 159 7
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 6-2 @ Seattle Seahawks 27 21 26 340 158 182 2 14 254 197 57 4
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 7-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 12 21 338 209 129 7 13 236 105 131
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 8-2 San Diego Chargers 26 3 19 288 132 156 2 11 218 159 59 4
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 9-2 @ Baltimore Colts 24 13 24 366 152 214 1 16 334 199 135 3
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 9-3 Minnesota Vikings 14 17 14 236 128 108 1 20 338 188 150 2
13 Thu November 24 boxscore L 9-4 @ Detroit Lions 3 45 10 218 84 134 5 25 328 129 199 1
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 9-5 Cincinnati Bengals 10 23 9 154 70 84 5 21 354 159 195
15 Sat December 10 boxscore W 10-5 @ New York Jets 34 7 22 380 138 242 1 13 251 215 36 5
16 Sun December 18 boxscore L 10-6 @ Cleveland Browns 17 30 22 285 156 129 2 18 310 196 114 1
Playoffs
Division Sun January 1 boxscore L 10-7 @ Los Angeles Raiders 10 38 17 331 169 162 2 24 413 225 188

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
18 Cliff Stoudt 28 QB 16 15 9-6-0 197 381 51.7 2553 12 3.1 21 5.5 52 6.7 4.9 13.0 159.6 60.6 51 339 5.13 3.49 11.8 2 2
16 Mark Malone 25 2 0 9 20 45.0 124 1 5.0 2 10.0 38 6.2 2.7 13.8 62.0 42.5 1 11 5.38 2.05 4.8
12 Terry Bradshaw 35 qb 1 1 1-0-0 5 8 62.5 77 2 25.0 0 0.0 24 9.6 14.6 15.4 77.0 133.9 0 0 9.63 14.63 0.0
Team Total 26.2 16 10-6-0 211 409 51.6 2754 15 3.7 23 5.6 52 6.7 4.9 13.1 172.1 61.9 52 350 5.21 3.62 11.3 2 2
Opp Total 16 238 447 53.2 3260 19 4.3 28 6.3 7.3 5.32 13.7 203.8 64.9 50 361 5.8 4.1 10.1

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 33 FB 16 16 279 1007 5 19 3.6 62.9 17.4 34 278 8.2 2 29 2.1 17.4 1285 7 10
30 Frank Pollard 26 rb 16 3 135 608 4 32 4.5 38.0 8.4 16 127 7.9 0 17 1.0 7.9 735 4 5
34 Walter Abercrombie 24 RB 15 13 112 446 4 50 4.0 29.7 7.5 26 391 15.0 3 51 1.7 26.1 837 7 2
18 Cliff Stoudt 28 QB 16 15 77 479 4 23 6.2 29.9 4.8 479 4 10
27 Greg Hawthorne 27 rb 10 4 5 47 0 20 9.4 4.7 0.5 19 300 15.8 0 52 1.9 30.0 347 0 0
43 Tim Harris 22 14 0 2 15 0 10 7.5 1.1 0.1 15 0 2
44 Henry Odom 24 KR 16 0 2 7 0 4 3.5 0.4 0.1 7 0 2
85 Calvin Sweeney 28 WR/wr 16 16 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 39 577 14.8 5 42 2.4 36.1 575 5 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 35 qb 1 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 3.0 1.0 3 0 0
89 Bennie Cunningham 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 442 12.6 3 29 2.2 27.6 442 3 4
86 Gregg Garrity 23 wr 15 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 279 14.7 1 38 1.3 18.6 279 1 1
80 Wayne Capers 22 wr 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 185 18.5 1 36 0.9 16.8 185 1 0
82 John Stallworth 31 WR 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 100 12.5 0 20 2.0 25.0 100 0 0
81 Paul Skansi 22 PR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 39 13.0 0 21 0.2 2.6 39 0 5
87 John Rodgers 23 te 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 36 18.0 0 25 0.1 2.4 36 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 614 2610 17 50 4.3 163.1 38.4 211 2754 13.1 15 52 13.2 172.1 5364 32 42
Opp Total 16 509 1833 14 3.6 114.6 31.8 238 2899 12.2 19 14.9 181.2 4732 33 34

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
81 Paul Skansi 22 PR 15 0 43 363 0 57 8.4 402
44 Henry Odom 24 KR 16 0 39 756 0 35 19.4 763
43 Tim Harris 22 14 0 3 12 0 8 4.0 18 289 0 32 16.1 316
22 Rick Woods 24 FS 15 9 5 46 0 13 9.2 46
54 Craig Bingham 24 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
90 Bob Kohrs 25 9 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
55 Rick Donnalley 25 rg 16 7 0 2 0 2 2
Team Total 26.2 16 51 421 0 57 8.3 59 1068 0 35 18.1 6853
Opp Total 16 44 418 1 9.5 65 1507 1 23.2

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
5 Craig Colquitt 29 P 16 0 80 3352 58 0 41.9
1 Gary Anderson* 24 K 16 0 2 2 9 8 10 9 10 8 31 27 87.1% 39 38 97.4%
Team Total 26.2 16 2 2 9 8 10 9 10 8 31 27 87.1% 39 38 97.4% 80 3352 58 0 41.9
Opp Total 16 20 15 75.0% 37 36 97.3% 88 3617 41.1

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
93 Keith Willis 24 de 14 4 14.0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 28 QB 16 15 0 10 2 0 0
32 Franco Harris 33 FB 16 16 0 10 0 0 0
92 Keith Gary 24 de 16 2 7.5 0 0 2 17 0
58 Jack Lambert*+ 31 RILB 15 15 4.0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Robin Cole 28 ROLB 16 16 5.0 0 0 2 20 0
81 Paul Skansi 22 PR 15 0 0 5 2 0 0
22 Rick Woods 24 FS 15 9 5 53 0 31 0 0 0 2 38 1
67 Gary Dunn 30 NT 13 12 6.0
30 Frank Pollard 26 rb 16 3 0 5 1 0 0
31 Donnie Shell 31 SS 16 16 5 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Mike Merriweather 23 LOLB 16 16 0.5 3 55 1 31 0 0 0 2 0 0
47 Mel Blount 35 RCB 16 16 4 32 0 21 0 0 0 1 3 1
89 Bennie Cunningham 29 TE 16 16 0 4 1 0 0
65 Tom Beasley 29 RDE 16 14 2.5 0 0 2 0 0
29 Ron Johnson 27 fs 12 7 3 84 1 34 0 0 0 1 5 0
49 Dwayne Woodruff 26 LCB 15 15 1.0 3 85 0 47 0
33 Harvey Clayton 22 14 0 2.0 1 70 1 70 0
43 Tim Harris 22 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
53 Bryan Hinkle 24 16 0 1 14 1 14 0 0 0 2 4 0
64 Edmund Nelson 23 nt 16 5 3.0
44 Henry Odom 24 KR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
90 Bob Kohrs 25 9 0 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 1
34 Walter Abercrombie 24 RB 15 13 0 2 0 0 0
86 Gregg Garrity 23 wr 15 3 0 1 1 0 0
66 Ted Petersen 28 LT 13 13 0 0 2 0 0
69 Gabe Rivera 22 6 0 2.0
52 Mike Webster*+ 31 C 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
25 Greg Best 23 13 0 0 0 1 94 1
71 Emil Boures 23 t 16 3 0 1 0 0 0
95 John Goodman 25 LDE 14 11 1.0
27 Greg Hawthorne 27 rb 10 4 0 0 1 0 0
62 Tunch Ilkin 26 RT 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
16 Mark Malone 25 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Sam Washington 23 16 0 1 25 0 25 0
73 Craig Wolfley 25 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 50.0 28 435 4 70 0 0 42 37 181 3 1
Opp Total 16 52 34 17

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Gary Anderson* 24 K 16 0 38 27 119
34 Walter Abercrombie 24 RB 15 13 4 3 7 42
32 Franco Harris 33 FB 16 16 5 2 7 42
85 Calvin Sweeney 28 WR/wr 16 16 5 5 30
30 Frank Pollard 26 rb 16 3 4 4 24
18 Cliff Stoudt 28 QB 16 15 4 4 24
89 Bennie Cunningham 29 TE 16 16 3 3 18
25 Greg Best 23 13 0 1 1 6
47 Mel Blount 35 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
80 Wayne Capers 22 wr 11 4 1 1 6
33 Harvey Clayton 22 14 0 1 1 6
86 Gregg Garrity 23 wr 15 3 1 1 6
53 Bryan Hinkle 24 16 0 1 1 6
29 Ron Johnson 27 fs 12 7 1 1 6
57 Mike Merriweather 23 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
22 Rick Woods 24 FS 15 9 1 1 6
90 Bob Kohrs 25 9 0 1 2
Team Total 26.2 16 17 15 3 4 39 38 27 1 355
Opp Total 16 14 19 1 1 2 36 15 303