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1978 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Central Division 14-2-0 .875
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Offensive BacksDick Hoak
ReceiversTom Moore
Defensive CoordinatorGeorge Perles
StrengthLou Riecke
Administrative AssistantPaul Uram
Defensive AssistantDick Walker
Linebackers/SecondaryWoody Widenhofer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1978ABaltimore Colts22-10WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium37437
Sat8/12/1978HAtlanta Falcons13-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46444
Sat8/19/1978ANew York Giants6-13LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium43339
Sat8/26/1978ADallas Cowboys13-16LIrving, TXTexas Stadium59747
Sun9/3/1978ABuffalo Bills28-17WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium64147
Sun9/10/1978HSeattle Seahawks21-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48277
Sun9/17/1978ACincinnati Bengals28-3WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium50260
Sun9/24/1978HCleveland Browns15-9WOTPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49573
Sun10/1/1978ANew York Jets28-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium52058
Sun10/8/1978HAtlanta Falcons31-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48202
Sun10/15/1978ACleveland Browns34-14WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81302
Mon10/23/1978HHouston Oilers17-24LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48021
Sun10/29/1978HKansas City Chiefs27-24WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48185
Sun11/5/1978HNew Orleans Saints20-14WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48525
Sun11/12/1978ALos Angeles Rams7-10LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum63089
Sun11/19/1978HCincinnati Bengals7-6WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47578
Mon11/27/1978ASan Francisco 49ers24-7WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park51657
Sun12/3/1978AHouston Oilers13-3WHouston, TXAstrodome54261
Sat12/9/1978HBaltimore Colts35-13WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium41957
Sat12/16/1978ADenver Broncos21-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium74104
Sat12/30/1978HDenver Broncos33-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48921AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/7/1979HHouston Oilers34-5WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49417AFC Championship
Sun1/21/1979ADallas Cowboys35-31WMiami, FLOrange Bowl79484Super Bowl XIII
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
69Fred AndersonDE-DT6'425024Oregon State; Prairie View A&M160
30Larry AndersonRCB5'1118822Louisiana Tech161
76John BanaszakRDT-RDE-LDE6'324228Eastern Michigan1615
65Tom BeasleyRDT-LDE6'524824Virginia Tech152
83Theo BellWR5'1118025Arizona160
20Rocky BleierRB5'1120532Notre Dame1616
47Mel BlountRCB6'320530Southern University1616
12Terry BradshawQB6'321030Louisiana Tech1616
79Larry BrownROT6'427029Kansas85
56Robin ColeRLB-LLB6'222523New Mexico168
5Craig ColquittP6'218324Cleveland State JC; Tennessee160
77Steve CoursonROG6'127523South Carolina161
89Bennie CunninghamTE6'426024Clemson66
57Sam DavisLOG6'124534Allen1616
35Jack DeloplaineRB5'1020524Salem100
21Tony DungyFS6'019023Minnesota162
67Gary DunnRDT6'327025Miami (Florida)161
64Steve FurnessRDT6'425528Rhode Island105
36Wentford GainesCB6'018525Ferrum JC; Tennessee Tech; Cincinnati10
10Roy GerelaK5'1018530New Mexico State160
75Joe GreeneLDT6'427032North Texas1616
68L.C. GreenwoodLDE6'624632Arkansas-Pine Bluff1414
84Randy GrossmanTE6'122526Temple1610
59Jack HamLLB6'322430Penn State1414
32Franco HarrisRB6'222528Penn State1616
29Ron JohnsonLCB5'1020022Eastern Michigan1616
55Jon KolbLOT6'224031Oklahoma State1616
15Mike KruczekQB6'120525Boston College90
58Jack LambertMLB6'422026Kent State1616
87Jim MandichTE6'221430Michigan100
28Alvin MaxsonRB5'1120127Southern Methodist50
39Rick MoserRB6'021022Rhode Island150
72Gerry MullinsROG6'324429Southern California1615
25Ray OldhamS5'1119227Middle Tennessee State40
66Ted PetersenC-OT6'524823Eastern Illinois150
74Ray PinneyROT6'427424Washington1311
40Randy ReutershanWR5'1018223Pittsburgh110
31Donnie ShellSS5'1119826South Carolina State1616
86Jim SmithWR6'220523Michigan90
82John StallworthWR6'220226Alabama A&M1616
88Lynn SwannWR6'018026Southern California1616
41Nat TerryCB5'1116522Florida State60
38Sidney ThorntonRB5'1123024Northwestern State (Louisiana)160
51Loren ToewsRLB6'322027California1110
23Mike WagnerFS6'120029Western Illinois1414
52Mike WebsterC6'226026Wisconsin1616
78Dwight WhiteRDE6'425329Texas A&M-Commerce1511
53Dennis WinstonLB6'022823Arkansas160
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ron Johnson122DBEastern Michigan
Willie Fry249DENotre Dame
Craig Colquitt376PTennessee
Larry Anderson4101DBLouisiana Tech
Randy Reutershan6160WRPittsburgh
Mark Dufresne7187TENebraska
Rick Moser8208RBRhode Islandfrom STL
Andre Keys8214WRCal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
Lance Reynolds9241OTBrigham Young
Doug Becker10268LBNotre Dame
Tom Jurich10276KNorthern Arizonafrom OAK/TB
Nat Terry11279DBFlorida Statefrom TB
Tom Brzoza11300CPittsburgh
Brad Carr12327LBMaryland
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6313576766
Opponents Totals66357690
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals3161331493411123347.6109948
Opponents Totals265106119409023139.0109987
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Roy Gerela0444597.8122646.2080
Lynn Swann110000066
John Stallworth90000054
Franco Harris80000048
Rocky Bleier60000036
Sidney Thornton30000018
Bennie Cunningham20000012
Jim Smith20000012
Larry Anderson1000006
Theo Bell1000006
Terry Bradshaw1000006
Randy Grossman1000006
Donnie Shell1000006
Team Totals46444597.8122646.20356
Opponents Totals22212295.5142653.80195
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roy Gerela122646.21/15/63/93/80/2
Team Totals122646.21/15/63/93/80/2
Opponents Totals142653.80/08/97/113/61/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Franco Harris31010823.5378
Rocky Bleier1656333.8245
Sidney Thornton712643.7272
Rick Moser421533.6150
Terry Bradshaw32932.9171
Jack Deloplaine11494.5190
Alvin Maxson492.370
Lynn Swann177.070
Mike Kruczek571.480
Team Totals64122973.63716
Opponents Totals51317743.53011
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Terry Bradshaw36820756.314129157.914.170287.6205.421222269384.7
Mike Kruczek11545.54464.29.22100.0218.2440617.8
Franco Harris100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals38021255.814629617.814.070287.4225.825262269981.5
Opponents Totals44222150.019427556.212.549102.3276.144361239451.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Lynn Swann6188014.46211
John Stallworth4179819.5709
Randy Grossman3744812.1261
Franco Harris221446.5150
Rocky Bleier171689.9321
Bennie Cunningham1632120.1482
Jim Smith68313.829t2
Theo Bell6538.815t1
Sidney Thornton56613.2241
Rick Moser1-1-1.0-10
Terry Bradshaw011L0
Team Totals212296114.07028
Opponents Totals221275512.54910
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Dungy69515.8650
Mel Blount45513.8350
Jack Lambert44110.3240
Ron Johnson4246.0210
Donnie Shell3217.0200
Jack Ham372.370
Mike Wagner23417.0200
Loren Toews11212.0120
Team Totals2728910.7650
Opponents Totals222129.6310
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Craig Colquitt66264240.0580414239232335.2
Team Totals66264240.0580414239232335.2
Opponents Totals82322839.4601618451265732.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Randy Reutershan2001487.4180
Theo Bell2121527.2180
Jim Smith90657.2130
Nat Terry708011.4240
Donnie Shell1066.060
Team Totals5824517.8240
Opponents Totals3892396.3420
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Anderson3793025.195t1
Alvin Maxson23316.5210
Sidney Thornton13737.0370
Jack Deloplaine11919.0190
Jim Smith11616.0160
Rick Moser188.080
Gerry Mullins100.000
Team Totals44104323.795t1
Opponents Totals60133622.3420
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Larry Anderson200000
Theo Bell0010100
Rocky Bleier610100
Terry Bradshaw8101-30
Steve Courson0010100
Bennie Cunningham100000
Sam Davis0010100
Tony Dungy0002280
Gary Dunn0001100
Steve Furness00011120
Joe Greene0005500
L.C. Greenwood0001100
Randy Grossman100000
Jack Ham0002200
Franco Harris410100
Ron Johnson0001100
Jon Kolb0010100
Mike Kruczek110100
Jack Lambert0002200
Alvin Maxson200000
Rick Moser320200
Gerry Mullins0010100
Ray Pinney0010100
Donnie Shell00055211
Jim Smith100000
John Stallworth210100
Sidney Thornton310100
Mike Webster1000-20
Dwight White0001100
Dennis Winston0010100
Team Totals3520152136361
Opponents Totals33211217291
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