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1976 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Central Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Defensive CoordinatorBud Carson
Offensive BacksDick Hoak
Defensive LineGeorge Perles
Offensive LineDan Radakovich
Offensive AssistantJohn Spezzaferro
ReceiversLionel Taylor
LinebackersWoody Widenhofer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri7/23/1976ACollege All-Stars24-0WChicago, ILSoldier Field52895
Sat7/31/1976ANew Orleans Saints24-14WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome56039
Mon8/9/1976APhiladelphia Eagles14-7WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium16823
Sat8/14/1976AWashington Redskins27-7WWashington, DCRFK Stadium45527
Fri8/20/1976HNew York Giants0-17LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50199
Sat8/28/1976ADallas Cowboys10-20LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64264
Sat9/4/1976HNew York Jets41-6WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50246
Sun9/12/1976AOakland Raiders28-31LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51371
Sun9/19/1976HCleveland Browns31-14WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49169
Sun9/26/1976HNew England Patriots27-30LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47379
Mon10/4/1976AMinnesota Vikings6-17LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47809
Sun10/10/1976ACleveland Browns16-18LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75769
Sun10/17/1976HCincinnati Bengals23-6WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48311
Sun10/24/1976ANew York Giants27-0WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium69783
Sun10/31/1976HSan Diego Chargers23-0WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium45484
Sun11/7/1976AKansas City Chiefs45-0WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium60760
Sun11/14/1976HMiami Dolphins14-3WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48945
Sun11/21/1976HHouston Oilers32-16WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47947
Sun11/28/1976ACincinnati Bengals7-3WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55142
Sun12/5/1976HTampa Bay Buccaneers42-0WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium43385
Sat12/11/1976AHouston Oilers21-0WHouston, TXAstrodome44743
Sun12/19/1976ABaltimore Colts40-14WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60020AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/26/1976AOakland Raiders7-24LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53739AFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
45Jimmy AllenLCB-RCB6'219424Los Angeles Pierce JC; UCLA100
76John BanaszakRDE6'324226Eastern Michigan135
83Theo BellWR5'1118023Arizona131
53Greg BlankenshipLLB-RLB6'121222Hayward State60
20Rocky BleierRB5'1120530Notre Dame1414
47Mel BlountRCB6'320528Southern University1414
12Terry BradshawQB6'321028Louisiana Tech108
87Larry BrownTE6'427027Kansas138
50Jim ClackROG6'325029Wake Forest118
89Bennie CunninghamTE6'426022Clemson120
57Sam DavisLOG6'124532Allen1412
35Jack DeloplaineRB5'1020522Salem140
67Gary DunnLDT-RDT6'327023Miami (Florida)50
217Glen EdwardsRS6'018529Florida A&M1414
33John FuquaRB5'1120030Morgan State140
64Steve FurnessRDE-LDE-LDT-RDT6'425526Rhode Island93
10Roy GerelaK5'1018528New Mexico State140
71Gordon GravelleOT6'525527Brigham Young61
75Joe GreeneLDT6'427030North Texas1414
68L.C. GreenwoodLDE6'624630Arkansas-Pine Bluff1313
84Randy GrossmanTE6'122524Temple146
59Jack HamLLB6'322428Penn State1414
32Franco HarrisRB6'222526Penn State1414
46Reggie HarrisonRB5'1122025Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Cincinnati120
63Ernie HolmesRDT6'326028Texas Southern1414
54Marv KellumMLB6'222524Wichita State140
55Jon KolbLOT6'224029Oklahoma State1414
15Mike KruczekQB6'120523Boston College106
58Jack LambertMLB6'422024Kent State1414
43Frank LewisWR6'119629Grambling State1212
56Ray MansfieldC6'325235Washington147
72Gerry MullinsROT-OG6'324427Southern California1413
74Ray PinneyC-LOT-ROT6'427422Washington140
85Ernie PoughWR6'117424Texas Southern142
34Andy RussellRLB6'322135Missouri1412
31Donnie ShellLS-RS5'1119824South Carolina State140
82John StallworthWR6'220224Alabama A&M83
88Lynn SwannWR6'018024Southern California1210
24J.T. ThomasLCB6'219625Florida State1414
51Loren ToewsRLB6'322025California142
23Mike WagnerLS6'120027Western Illinois1414
39Bobby WaldenP6'019238Georgia140
52Mike WebsterC6'226024Wisconsin1414
78Dwight WhiteRDE6'425327Texas A&M-Commerce97
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bennie Cunningham128TEClemson
Ray Pinney237CWashingtonfrom CHIB
Mike Kruczek247QBBoston Collegefrom BAL
Jim Files256CMcNeese State
Ron Coder370DTPenn Statefrom GB
Ernie Pough388WRTexas Southern
Wonderful Monds4112DBNebraskafrom GB
Theo Bell4120WRArizona
Rodney Norton5152LBRice
Gary Dunn6159DTMiami (Florida)from SD/STL
Jack Deloplaine6182RBSalem
Barry Burton7209TEVanderbilt
Ed McAleney8237DTMassachusetts
Wentford Gaines9265DBCincinnati
Gary Campbell10291LBColorado
Rolland Fuchs11319RBArkansas
Bill Carroll12347WRTexas A&M-Commerce
Larry Kain13375TEOhio State
Wayne Fields14403DBFlorida
Mel Davis15431DENorth Texas
Randy Butts16459RBNebraska-Kearney
Kelvin Kirk17487WRDayton
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals448590123
Opponents Totals15442950
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27116394148321139.3111836
Opponents Totals1826996176021228.380630
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Franco Harris140000084
Roy Gerela0404393.0142653.8082
Rocky Bleier50000030
Reggie Harrison40000024
Terry Bradshaw30000018
John Stallworth30000018
Lynn Swann30000018
Jack Deloplaine20000012
Mike Kruczek20000012
Frank Lewis20000012
Theo Bell1000006
Bennie Cunningham1000006
John Fuqua1000006
Randy Grossman1000006
Ernie Pough1000006
Loren Toews0000012
Team Totals43404393.0142653.81342
Opponents Totals14121485.7142458.30138
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roy Gerela142653.82/22/66/104/70/1
Team Totals142653.82/22/66/104/70/1
Opponents Totals142458.31/14/50/28/131/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Franco Harris28911283.93014
Rocky Bleier22010364.7285
Reggie Harrison542354.4274
Terry Bradshaw312197.1173
Mike Kruczek181065.922t2
Jack Deloplaine17915.4192
John Fuqua15634.2121
John Stallworth04747tL1
Frank Lewis22412.016t1
Ernie Pough284.060
Bobby Walden372.370
Theo Bell155.050
Lynn Swann122.020
Team Totals65329714.563t*33
Opponents Totals45214573.2245
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Terry Bradshaw1929247.99111776.112.850105.294.716164101365.4
Mike Kruczek855160.0317588.914.96400.033.51110565374.5
Team Totals27714351.612219357.013.564103.6124.327269166668.2
Opponents Totals37315842.419321795.813.869t92.4225.941313186645.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Lynn Swann2851618.4473
Rocky Bleier2429412.3320
Franco Harris231516.6390
Frank Lewis1730618.0641
Randy Grossman1518112.1351
John Stallworth911112.3252
Ernie Pough816120.1501
Larry Brown79713.9350
Bennie Cunningham5499.8201
Theo Bell34314.3191
Reggie Harrison2199.5100
Jack Deloplaine133.030
John Fuqua144.040
Team Totals143193513.56410
Opponents Totals158217913.869t9
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Glen Edwards69515.8550
Mel Blount67512.5280
J.T. Thomas24321.5380
Jack Lambert23216.0220
Jack Ham2136.5130
Mike Wagner200.000
Donnie Shell144.040
Andy Russell100.000
Team Totals2226211.9550
Opponents Totals121068.8300
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Walden76298239.25801322206251633.1
Team Totals76298239.25801322206251633.1
Opponents Totals94352237.5631411636280629.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Theo Bell39239010.0350
Jack Deloplaine1701508.8360
John Fuqua110777.0130
Lynn Swann30113.770
Glen Edwards1088.080
Team Totals7126369.0360
Opponents Totals3642065.7320
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Deloplaine1738522.6390
Ernie Pough1836920.5290
John Fuqua47518.8260
Reggie Harrison12626.0260
Jim Clack100.000
Team Totals4185520.9390
Opponents Totals61128421.0470
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John Banaszak0002200
Theo Bell540400
Rocky Bleier400000
Mel Blount101100
Terry Bradshaw7202-40
Larry Brown0022400
Jim Clack100000
Bennie Cunningham0001100
Jack Deloplaine300000
John Fuqua200000
Steve Furness103350
L.C. Greenwood0001100
Jack Ham00022170
Franco Harris820200
Reggie Harrison110100
Ernie Holmes0002200
Jon Kolb0010100
Mike Kruczek220200
Jack Lambert00178360
Ray Mansfield0010100
Gerry Mullins0010100
Ernie Pough101100
Donnie Shell0001100
J.T. Thomas1000270
Bobby Walden1101-120
Mike Webster2000-150
Dwight White0001100
Team Totals4022182442540
Opponents Totals42241518330
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