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1977 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Record: 9-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division
NFL Season Summary

Scored 283 points (20.2/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL.
 Allowed 243 points (17.4/g), 17th.
 Differential of 40 points (2.9/g), 10th.
 Expected W-L: 8.3-5.7.

 Takeaway/Giveaway Differential -5 (-0.4/g), 17th.

Simple Rating System: Total 6.2, Offense: 3.9, Defense: 2.3, SoS: 3.4, versus averages of 0.0.

Coached by Chuck Noll (9-5-0)

1977 Statistics / Starters & Roster / Games & Schedule / Team Draftees

Team Games & Schedule

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Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 19 box W 1-0 San Francisco 49ers 27 0 19 308 133 175 1 8 101 19 82 3
2 Sun September 25 box L 1-1 Oakland Raiders 7 16 18 369 217 152 5 13 247 107 140
3 Sun October 2 box W 2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 28 14 21 361 143 218 2 16 165 85 80 5
4 Sun October 9 box L 2-2 @ Houston Oilers 10 27 21 389 211 178 9 15 267 169 98 2
5 Mon October 17 box W 3-2 Cincinnati Bengals 20 14 18 253 87 166 3 20 311 208 103 5
6 Sun October 23 box W 4-2 Houston Oilers 27 10 19 352 227 125 6 10 119 -14 133 6
7 Sun October 30 box L 4-3 @ Baltimore Colts 21 31 18 383 219 164 6 22 318 158 160
8 Sun November 6 box L 4-4 @ Denver Broncos 7 21 19 216 97 119 2 12 174 75 99
9 Sun November 13 box W 5-4 Cleveland Browns 35 31 25 420 249 171 4 23 421 283 138 4
10 Sun November 20 box W 6-4 Dallas Cowboys 28 13 17 320 92 228 1 20 337 201 136 2
11 Sun November 27 box W 7-4 @ New York Jets 23 20 15 238 124 114 1 21 268 59 209 6
12 Sun December 4 box W 8-4 Seattle Seahawks 30 20 22 393 157 236 2 17 376 210 166 4
13 Sat December 10 box L 8-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 17 21 362 239 123 5 17 413 302 111 3
14 Sun December 18 box W 9-5 @ San Diego Chargers 10 9 13 281 192 89 2 14 175 107 68 4
Playoffs
Division Sat December 24 box L 9-6 @ Denver Broncos 21 34 18 304 177 127 4 15 258 155 103 1

Team Stats and Rankings

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Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD TO FL 1stPy
Team Offense 283 4645 949 4.9 266 173 341 2387 17 21 6.5 124 581 2258 20 3.9 122 49 28 20
Team Defense 243 3692 882 4.2 228 157 357 1969 16 31 5.1 112 493 1723 9 3.5 80 44 13 36
Lg Rank Offense 7 4 7 16 5 8 13 2 6 7 2 13 27 28
Lg Rank Defense 17 7 14 16 12 22 1 11 8 5 7 5 5 16

Passing

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No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk%
12 Terry Bradshaw 29 QB 14 14 9-5-0 162 314 51.6 2523 17 5.4 19 6.1 65 8.0 6.4 15.6 180.2 71.4 26 235 6.7 5.2 7.6
16 Neil Graff 27 4 0 6 12 50.0 47 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 3.9 3.9 7.8 11.8 60.1 1 10 2.8 2.8 7.7
21 Tony Dungy 22 14 0 3 8 37.5 43 0 0.0 2 25.0 18 5.4 -5.9 14.3 3.1 16.1 0 0 5.4 -5.9 0.0
15 Mike Kruczek 24 2 0 2 7 28.6 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 2.7 2.7 9.5 9.5 39.6 0 0 2.7 2.7 0.0
Team Total 26.4 14 9-5-0 173 341 50.7 2632 17 5.0 21 6.2 65 7.7 5.9 15.2 188.0 67.5 27 245 6.5 4.8 7.3
Opp Total 14 157 357 44.0 2254 16 4.5 31 8.7 6.3 3.3 14.4 161.0 43.8 32 285 5.1 2.3

Rushing & Receiving

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
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*+ 27 FB 14 14 300 1162 11 61 3.9 83.0 21.4 11 62 5.6 0 15 0.8 4.4 1224 11 10
20 Rocky Bleier 31 RB 13 0 135 465 4 16 3.4 35.8 10.4 18 161 8.9 0 30 1.4 12.4 626 4 6
46 Reggie Harrison 26 14 1 36 175 0 33 4.9 12.5 2.6 3 11 3.7 0 7 0.2 0.8 186 0 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 29 QB 14 14 31 171 3 26 5.5 12.2 2.2 171 3 10
38 Sidney Thornton 23 13 0 27 103 2 18 3.8 7.9 2.1 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 108 2 1
28 Alvin Maxson 26 7 0 18 56 0 8 3.1 8.0 2.6 5 70 14.0 0 34 0.7 10.0 126 0 1
37 Laverne Smith 23 7 0 14 55 0 16 3.9 7.9 2.0 55 0 1
82 John Stallworth 25 WR 14 14 6 47 0 15 7.8 3.4 0.4 44 784 17.8 7 49 3.1 56.0 831 7 1
16 Neil Graff 27 4 0 5 3 0 4 0.6 0.8 1.3 3 0 0
21 Tony Dungy 22 14 0 3 8 0 6 2.7 0.6 0.2 8 0 1
88 Lynn Swann* 25 WR 14 14 2 6 0 14 3.0 0.4 0.1 50 789 15.8 7 46 3.6 56.4 795 7 1
35 Jack Deloplaine 23 8 0 2 7 0 5 3.5 0.9 0.3 7 0 0
15 Mike Kruczek 24 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 1
39 Bobby Walden 39 P 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 2
89 Bennie Cunningham 23 TE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 347 17.4 2 43 1.7 28.9 347 2 0
43 Frank Lewis 30 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 263 23.9 1 65 1.1 26.3 263 1 0
84 Randy Grossman 25 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 57 11.4 0 20 0.4 4.4 57 0 0
86 Jim Smith 22 RET 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 80 20.0 0 26 0.3 5.7 80 0 3
85 Ernest Pough 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 3 0 0
Team Total 26.4 14 581 2258 20 61 3.9 161.3 41.5 173 2632 15.2 17 65 12.4 188.0 4890 37 41
Opp Total 14 493 1723 9 3.5 123.1 35.2 157 1969 12.5 16 11.2 140.6 3692 25 28

Kick & Punt Returns

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Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
86 Jim Smith 22 RET 14 0 36 294 0 30 8.2 16 381 0 37 23.8 755
37 Laverne Smith 23 7 0 16 365 0 33 22.8 420
88 Lynn Swann* 25 WR 14 14 9 88 0 31 9.8 883
85 Ernest Pough 25 14 0 7 111 0 22 15.9 114
28 Alvin Maxson 26 7 0 5 120 0 43 24.0 246
35 Jack Deloplaine 23 8 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 1 18 0 18 18.0 32
Team Total 26.4 14 46 389 0 31 8.5 45 995 0 43 22.1 6274
Opp Total 14 34 1 48 1080 0 22.5

Kicking & Punting

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
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
39 Bobby Walden 39 P 13 0 67 2482 65 1 37.0
10 Roy Gerela 29 K 14 0 5 4 2 2 6 3 1 14 9 64.3% 37 34 91.9%
17 Rick Engles 23 1 0 5 169 48 0 33.8
Team Total 26.4 14 5 4 2 2 6 3 1 14 9 64.3% 37 34 91.9% 72 2651 65 1 36.8
Opp Total 14 21 14 66.7% 29 27 93.1% 79 3184 40.3

Defense & Fumbles

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
45 Jimmy Allen 25 12 0 5 76 0 48 2 2 0 0
20 Rocky Bleier 31 RB 13 0 6 1 0 0
47 Mel Blount 29 RCB 14 13 6 65 0 37 0 1 15 0
12 Terry Bradshaw 29 QB 14 14 10 4 -3 0
79 Larry Brown 28 RT 14 14 0 1 0 0
56 Robin Cole 22 8 0 0 2 0 0
60 Brad Cousino 24 3 0 0 1 0 0
21 Tony Dungy 22 14 0 3 37 0 29 1 0 -2 0
27 Glen Edwards 30 FS 13 8 3 116 0 51 0 1 0 0
64 Steve Furness 27 RDT/lde 14 14 0 1 0 0
10 Roy Gerela 29 K 14 0 0 1 0 0
75 Joe Greene+ 31 LDT 13 13 0 1 0 0
59 Jack Ham*+ 29 LLB 14 14 4 17 0 9 1 1 0 0
32 Franco Harris*+ 27 FB 14 14 10 0 0 0
46 Reggie Harrison 26 14 1 0 1 0 0
15 Mike Kruczek 24 2 0 1 0 -3 0
54 Dave LaCrosse 22 14 0 0 1 0 0
58 Jack Lambert* 25 MLB 11 10 1 5 0 5
28 Alvin Maxson 26 7 0 1 0 0 0
31 Donnie Shell 25 SS 12 12 3 14 0 8 0 1 0 0
86 Jim Smith 22 RET 14 0 3 0 0 0
37 Laverne Smith 23 7 0 1 0 0 0
82 John Stallworth 25 WR 14 14 1 0 0 0
88 Lynn Swann* 25 WR 14 14 1 0 0 0
24 J.T. Thomas 26 LCB 14 14 2 10 0 12
38 Sidney Thornton 23 13 0 1 0 0 0
51 Loren Toews 26 RLB 14 14 0 3 0 0
39 Bobby Walden 39 P 13 0 2 1 -9 0
78 Dwight White 28 RDE 14 14 2 27 0 19
53 Dirt Winston 22 13 4 2 7 0 7
Team Total 26.4 14 31 374 0 51 41 24 -2 0
Opp Total 14 27 28 15

Scoring Summary

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No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts
32 Franco Harris*+ 27 FB 14 14 11 11 66
10 Roy Gerela 29 K 14 0 34 9 61
82 John Stallworth 25 WR 14 14 7 7 42
88 Lynn Swann* 25 WR 14 14 7 7 42
20 Rocky Bleier 31 RB 13 0 4 4 24
12 Terry Bradshaw 29 QB 14 14 3 3 18
89 Bennie Cunningham 23 TE 12 10 2 2 12
38 Sidney Thornton 23 13 0 2 2 12
43 Frank Lewis 30 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 14 20 17 37 34 9 283
Opp Total 14 9 16 1 27 14 243