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1979 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Central Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Offensive LineRollie Dotsch
Offensive BacksDick Hoak
ReceiversTom Moore
Defensive CoordinatorGeorge Perles
Administrative AssistantPaul Uram
Defensive AssistantDick Walker
Linebackers/SecondaryWoody Widenhofer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979ABuffalo Bills15-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium34370
Sat8/11/1979HNew York Giants10-3WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46624
Fri8/17/1979ANew York Jets27-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium46159
Sat8/25/1979ADallas Cowboys14-16LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64543
Mon9/3/1979ANew England Patriots16-13WOTFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60978
Sun9/9/1979HHouston Oilers38-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49792
Sun9/16/1979ASt. Louis Cardinals24-21WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50416
Sun9/23/1979HBaltimore Colts17-13WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49483
Sun9/30/1979APhiladelphia Eagles14-17LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70352
Sun10/7/1979ACleveland Browns51-35WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81260
Sun10/14/1979ACincinnati Bengals10-34LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium52381
Mon10/22/1979HDenver Broncos42-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49699
Sun10/28/1979HDallas Cowboys14-3WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50199
Sun11/4/1979HWashington Redskins38-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49462
Sun11/11/1979AKansas City Chiefs30-3WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium70132
Sun11/18/1979ASan Diego Chargers7-35LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium52426
Sun11/25/1979HCleveland Browns33-30WOTPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48773
Sun12/2/1979HCincinnati Bengals37-17WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46521
Mon12/10/1979AHouston Oilers17-20LHouston, TXAstrodome55293
Sun12/16/1979HBuffalo Bills28-0WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48002
Sun12/30/1979HMiami Dolphins34-14WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50214AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/6/1980HHouston Oilers27-13WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50475AFC Championship
Sun1/20/1980HLos Angeles Rams31-19WPasadena, CARose Bowl103985Super Bowl XIV
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
33Anthony AndersonRB6'019723Temple160
30Larry AndersonCB5'1118823Louisiana Tech160
9Matt BahrK5'1017523Penn State160
76John BanaszakRDE6'324229Eastern Michigan1616
65Tom BeasleyLDE-DT6'524825Virginia Tech135
83Theo BellWR5'1118026Arizona131
20Rocky BleierRB-FB5'1120533Notre Dame167
47Mel BlountRCB6'320531Southern University1616
12Terry BradshawQB6'321031Louisiana Tech1616
79Larry BrownROT6'427030Kansas1514
56Robin ColeRLB6'222524New Mexico138
5Craig ColquittP6'218325Cleveland State JC; Tennessee160
77Steve CoursonROG-LOG6'127524South Carolina168
89Bennie CunninghamTE6'426025Clemson157
57Sam DavisLOG6'124535Allen1312
35Jack DeloplaineRB5'1020525Salem10
63Thom DornbrookLOG-C6'224023Kentucky161
67Gary DunnRDT-LDT6'327026Miami (Florida)1615
64Steve FurnessRDT6'425529Rhode Island122
50Tom GravesLB6'322824Michigan State110
75Joe GreeneLDT6'427033North Texas1515
68L.C. GreenwoodLDE6'624633Arkansas-Pine Bluff1211
84Randy GrossmanTE6'122527Temple169
59Jack HamLLB6'322431Penn State1515
32Franco HarrisFB6'222529Penn State1515
27Greg HawthorneRB6'223023Baylor150
29Ron JohnsonLCB5'1020023Eastern Michigan1111
55Jon KolbLOT6'224032Oklahoma State1412
14Mike KruczekQB6'120526Boston College80
58Jack LambertMLB6'422027Kent State1615
38Rick MoserRB6'021023Rhode Island160
72Gerry MullinsROG6'324430Southern California1511
66Ted PetersenLOT-ROT-C6'524824Eastern Illinois166
31Donnie ShellSS5'1119827South Carolina State1616
86Jim SmithWR6'220524Michigan154
82John StallworthWR6'220227Alabama A&M1616
88Lynn SwannWR6'018027Southern California1311
24J.T. ThomasFS-LCB6'219628Florida State1413
38Sidney ThorntonRB5'1123025Northwestern State (Louisiana)1310
51Loren ToewsLB6'322028California110
54Zack ValentineLB6'222222East Carolina160
23Mike WagnerFS6'120030Western Illinois87
52Mike WebsterC6'226027Wisconsin1616
78Dwight WhiteDE6'425330Texas A&M-Commerce110
53Dennis WinstonRLB-MLB6'022824Arkansas1610
48Dwayne WoodruffLCB5'1119522Louisville161
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Greg Hawthorne128RBBaylor
Zack Valentine256LBEast Carolina
Russell Davis486RBMichiganfrom TB/DET
Calvin Sweeney4110WRSouthern California
Dwaine Board5137DENorth Carolina A&T State
Bill Murrell6157TEWinston-Salem Statefrom SD
Dwayne Woodruff6161DBLouisvillefrom NE
Matt Bahr6165KPenn State
Bruce Kimball7192GMassachusetts
Tom Graves8220LBMichigan State
Rick Kirk9248DEDenison
Tod Thompson10275TEBrigham Young
Charlie Moore11303CWichita State
Ed Smith12322LBVanderbiltfrom PHI
Mike Almond12330WRNorthwestern State (Louisiana)
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals89114621456
Opponents Totals5710453480
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals3371411791710623545.1108866
Opponents Totals26095135307624730.894732
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Matt Bahr0505296.2183060.00104
Franco Harris120000072
Sidney Thornton100000060
John Stallworth80000048
Lynn Swann60000036
Rocky Bleier40000024
Bennie Cunningham40000024
Jim Smith20000012
Anthony Anderson1000006
Larry Brown1000006
Randy Grossman1000006
Greg Hawthorne1000006
Rick Moser1000006
Dennis Winston1000006
Team Totals52505296.2183060.00416
Opponents Totals31283190.3162661.50262
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Matt Bahr183060.00/05/56/117/130/1
Team Totals183060.00/05/56/117/130/1
Opponents Totals162661.50/07/85/84/90/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Franco Harris26711864.471t11
Sidney Thornton1185855.0756
Rocky Bleier924344.770t4
Greg Hawthorne281234.4191
Anthony Anderson181186.6311
Terry Bradshaw21834.0280
Rick Moser11333.081
Mike Kruczek4205.0220
Jim Smith11212.0120
Lynn Swann199.09t1
Team Totals56126034.67525
Opponents Totals50617093.4349
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Terry Bradshaw47225954.918837247.914.465t265.5255.324196352877.0
Mike Kruczek201365.061537.711.83100.015.032612767.3
Team Totals49227255.319438777.914.365t265.3265.327222365576.6
Opponents Totals48022647.122729126.112.964t194.0275.649351256156.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
John Stallworth70118316.965t8
Lynn Swann4180819.7655
Bennie Cunningham3651214.228t4
Franco Harris362918.1211
Rocky Bleier312778.9280
Jim Smith1724314.3252
Sidney Thornton1623114.4324
Randy Grossman1221718.1541
Greg Hawthorne8475.9170
Theo Bell36120.3310
Rick Moser166.060
Larry Brown111.01t1
Team Totals272387714.365t26
Opponents Totals226291212.964t19
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Lambert6294.8230
Donnie Shell5102.080
Mike Wagner4317.8190
Dennis Winston34816.041t1
Mel Blount310.310
Jack Ham284.060
Dwayne Woodruff13131.0310
Ron Johnson12020.0200
Larry Anderson11919.0190
John Banaszak133.030
Team Totals272007.451*1
Opponents Totals2640115.477t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Craig Colquitt68273340.2610819276229733.8
Team Totals68273340.2610819276229733.8
Opponents Totals100399540.0590622523335233.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Smith1611469.1380
Theo Bell4573788.4270
Lynn Swann13-1-1.0-10
Thom Dornbrook1000.000
Team Totals63115238.3380
Opponents Totals31102768.9680
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Anderson3473221.5440
Anthony Anderson1320015.4260
Greg Hawthorne24623.0230
Rick Moser166.060
Robin Cole133.030
Team Totals5198719.4440
Opponents Totals81166820.6380
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Anthony Anderson101100
Larry Anderson410100
John Banaszak0001100
Theo Bell1202220
Rocky Bleier400000
Mel Blount00011150
Terry Bradshaw10404-100
Larry Brown0010100
Robin Cole0001100
Steve Courson0010100
Bennie Cunningham0010100
Thom Dornbrook100000
Gary Dunn0002200
Steve Furness0001100
Jack Ham0001100
Franco Harris1100000
Greg Hawthorne210100
Ron Johnson0001100
Mike Kruczek100000
Gerry Mullins0010100
Donnie Shell0002200
Jim Smith110100
John Stallworth430300
Sidney Thornton710100
Mike Webster0020220
Dwight White0001100
Dennis Winston0003300
Team Totals4728191534290
Opponents Totals32151626422
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