1975 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1975 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Chuck Noll
Owner Art Rooney
Home field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 12–2
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Won Super Bowl X (Cowboys) 21–17
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Team MVP Mel Blount
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1974 1976 >

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1975 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Arthur J. Rooney
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Public Relations Director – Ed Kiely
  • Traveling Secretary – James A. Boston
  • Publicity Director – Joe Gordon
  • Controller – Robert P. Quinn
  • Accountant – Dennis P. Thimons
  • Ticket Manager – Joseph H. Carr
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Bill Nunn
  • Director of Professional Scouting – V. Timothy Rooney

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Louis Riecke
  • Flexibility – Paul Uram
  • Team Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. John Best
  • Team Physician, M.D. – Dr. David S. Huber
  • Team Dentist – Dr. George P. Boucek
  • Trainer – Ralph Berlin
  • Assistant Trainer – Robert Milie
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Jack Hart
  • Film Director – Bob McCartney
  • Photographer – Harry Homa

[1]

Roster[edit]

1975 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad [2] [3] [4]


Rookies in italics
43 Active, 1 Inactive, Practice squad

The 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 43rd in the National Football League.

The team entered the 1975 season defending their AFC Central and Super Bowl IX titles from the 1974 season. Throughout the 1975 season they not only improved on their 10–3–1 record from the previous year, but once again won the AFC Central Division Title and their second franchise championship, in Super Bowl X.

During the team's divisional round playoff game against the Baltimore Colts, sportscaster Myron Cope urged fans to bring yellow dish towels to the game with them in order to support the team. The gimmick, originally a one-shot deal, was a surprise hit, and a longtime Steeler tradition, the Terrible Towel, was invented.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game Site
1 Sunday September 21 at San Diego Chargers W 37–0 San Diego Stadium
2 Sunday September 28 Buffalo Bills L 30–21 Three Rivers Stadium
3 Sunday October 5 at Cleveland Browns W 42–6 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
4 Sunday October 12 Denver Broncos W 20–9 Three Rivers Stadium
5 Sunday October 19 Chicago Bears W 34–3 Three Rivers Stadium
6 Sunday October 26 at Green Bay Packers W 16–13 Lambeau Field
7 Sunday November 2 at Cincinnati Bengals W 30–24 Riverfront Stadium
8 Sunday November 9 Houston Oilers W 24–17 Three Rivers Stadium
9 Sunday November 16 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–3 Three Rivers Stadium
10 Monday November 24 at Houston Oilers W 32–9 Houston Astrodome
11 Sunday November 30 at New York Jets W 20–7 Shea Stadium
12 Sunday December 7 Cleveland Browns W 31–17 Three Rivers Stadium
13 Sunday December 14 Cincinnati Bengals W 35–14 Three Rivers Stadium
14 Saturday December 20 at Los Angeles Rams L 10–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 10 3 14 37
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0


Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 10 13 7 30
Steelers 0 0 7 14 21

O.J. Simpson ran for 227 yards, including an 88 yard touchdown run, as the Bills upset the Steelers. Buffalo also scored on a lateral return after a Terry Bradshaw fumble. The Bills opened the game with 23 unanswered points. The Steelers made a second half comeback behind Joe Gilliam (Bradshaw was benched), but it wasn't enough.


Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 21 0 14 42
Browns 0 0 0 6 6


Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 6 0 0 9
Steelers 7 10 0 6 23
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Three Rivers Stadium • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Game attendance: 49,164
  • Referee: Dick Jorgensen


Week 5[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 0 0 3
Steelers 0 10 10 14 34
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Three Rivers Stadium • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Game attendance: 47,579
  • Referee: Norm Schachter


Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 0 3 16
Packers 0 6 7 0 13


Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 13 7 30
Bengals 3 0 0 21 24


Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 7 3 7 17
Steelers 10 7 0 7 24
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Three Rivers Stadium • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Game attendance: 49,460
  • Referee: Jim Tunney


Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 3 0 0 3
Steelers 0 7 14 7 28
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Three Rivers Stadium • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Game attendance: 48,803
  • Referee: Bernie Ulman


Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 2 13 3 14 32
Oilers 0 3 0 6 9


Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 10 0 20
Jets 0 0 0 7 7


Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 14 0 0 17
Steelers 7 3 14 7 31
  • Date: December 7
  • Location: Three Rivers Stadium • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 47,962
  • Game weather: 31°F • Wind 11
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty


Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 0 7 14
Steelers 14 7 7 7 35
  • Date: December 13
  • Location: Three Rivers Stadium • Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania
  • Game start: 12:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 48,889
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C), wind 8 mph
  • Referee: Ben Dreith

Pittsburgh swept all six games in the AFC Central division.


Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 0 3
Rams 0 3 0 7 10


Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–0 10–1 373 162
Cincinnati Bengals(4) 11 3 0 .786 3–3 8–3 340 246
Houston Oilers 10 4 0 .714 2–4 7–4 293 226
Cleveland Browns 3 11 0 .214 1–5 2–8 218 372

Postseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Game Site
Divisional Saturday December 27 Baltimore Colts W 28–10 NBC Three Rivers Stadium
Championship Sunday January 4 Oakland Raiders W 16–10 NBC Three Rivers Stadium
Super Bowl X Sunday January 18 Dallas Cowboys W 21–17 CBS Miami Orange Bowl

Game summaries[edit]

Divisional[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 3 0 10
Steelers 7 0 7 14 28
  • Franco Harris gained 152 yds rushing one yard less than the Baltimore Colts offense. Andy Russell set a record for elapsed time on a fumble return.


AFC Championship[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 10 10
Steelers 0 3 0 13 16

Pittsburgh won the game, despite giving up eight turnovers.[5]


Super Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 0 7 17
Steelers 7 0 0 14 21
  • Lynn Swann earns MVP award catching 4 receptions for 161 yards.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 2nd of their 6 Super Bowl championships.


Awards, honors, and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ "http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/1975_roster.htm". 
  5. ^ "Number three". Three Rivers top Greatest Play and Game. PittsburghSteelers.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2008.