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Offseason

NFL Draft

rd.1.Lynn Swann U.S.C. WR rd.2 Jack Lambert LB Kent State rd.3 John Stallworth WR Alabama A&M.rd.4 C Mike Webster

Preseason

Schedule

Game summaries

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Game Site

1 Sunday September 15 Baltimore Colts W 30-0 NBC Three Rivers Stadiummarker

2 Sunday September 22 at Denver Broncos T 35-35 (OT) NBC Mile High Stadiummarker

3 Sunday September 29 Oakland Raiders L 17-0 NBC Three Rivers Stadiummarker

4 Sunday October 6 at Houston Oilers W 13-7 NBC Astrodomemarker

5 Sunday October 13 at Kansas City Chiefs W 34-24 NBC Arrowhead Stadiummarker

6 Sunday October 20 Cleveland Browns W 20-16 NBC Three Rivers Stadiummarker

7 Monday October 28 Atlanta Falcons W 24-17 ABC Three Rivers Stadiummarker

8 Sunday November 3 Philadelphia Eagles W 27-0 CBS Three Rivers Stadiummarker

9 Sunday November 10 at Cincinnati Bengals L 17-10 NBC Riverfront Stadiummarker

10 Sunday November 17 at Cleveland Browns W 26-16 NBC Cleveland Municipal Stadiummarker

11 Monday November 25 at New Orleans Saints W 28-7 ABC Tulane Stadiummarker

12 Sunday December 1 Houston Oilers L 13-10 NBC Three Rivers Stadiummarker

13 Sunday December 8 at New England Patriots W 21-17 NBC Schaefer Stadiummarker

14 Saturday December 14 Cincinnati Bengals W 27-3 NBC Three Rivers Stadiummarker


Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 15, 1974): Baltimore Colts

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 48,890
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:


Game summary
  • Top Passer: Joe Gilliam (PIT): 257 Yds
  • Top Rusher: Franco Harris (PIT): 49 Yds
  • Top Receiver: Lynn Swann (PIT): 94 Yds


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Week 2 (Sunday September 22, 1974): Denver Broncos

at Mile High Stadiummarker, Denver, Coloradomarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,858
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:


Game summary
  • Top Passer: Joe Gilliam (PIT) 348Yds
  • Top Rusher: Otis Armstrong (DEN) 131Yds
  • Top Receiver: Otis Armstrong (DEN) 86Yds


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Week 3 (Sunday September 29, 1974): Oakland Raiders

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 48,304
  • Referee:
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Week 4 (Sunday October 6, 1974): Houston Oilers

at the Houston Astrodomemarker, Houston, Texasmarker

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 30,049
  • Referee:
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Week 5 (Sunday October 13, 1974): Kansas City Chiefs

at Arrowhead Stadiummarker, Kansas City, Missourimarker

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 65,517
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:


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Week 6 (Sunday October 20, 1974): Cleveland Browns

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

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  • Game attendance: 48,100
  • Referee:
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Week 7 (Monday October 28, 1974): Atlanta Falcons

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 48,094
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:


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Week 8 (Sunday November 3, 1974): Philadelphia Eagles

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 47,996
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:


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Week 9 (Sunday November 10, 1974): Cincinnati Bengals

at Riverfront Stadiummarker, Cincinnati, Ohiomarker

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 57,532
  • Referee:
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Week 10 (Sunday November 17, 1974): Cleveland Browns

at Cleveland Municipal Stadiummarker, Cleveland, Ohiomarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 77,195
  • Referee:
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Game summary
This was the Pittsburgh Steelers' first win in Cleveland since 1964.

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Week 11 (Monday November 25, 1974 Week 11 ): New Orleans Saints

at Tulane Stadiummarker, New Orleans, Louisianamarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 69,010
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:


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Week 12 (Sunday December 1, 1974): Houston Oilers

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 41,195
  • Referee:
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Week 13 (Sunday December 8, 1974): New England Patriots

at Schaefer Stadiummarker, Foxborough, Massachusettsmarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 52,107
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:


Game summary
Scoring Drives:

  • New England - Herron 17 pass from Plunkett (Smith kick)0-7
  • Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 40 3-7
  • Pittsburgh - Harris 2 run (kick blocked) 9-7
  • Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 27 12-7
  • Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 20 15-7
  • New England - FG Smith 20 15-10
  • Pittsburgh - Swann 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick) 22-10
  • Pittsburgh - Safety, Greenwood tackled Plunkett in end zone 24-10
  • New England - Herron 5 run (Smith kick)24-17


Week 14 (Saturday December 14, 1974): Cincinnati Bengals

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 42,878
  • Referee:
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Division standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 .750 305 189 W-2
Cincinnati Bengals 7 7 0 .500 283 259 L-3
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 236 282 W-1
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 251 344 L-2


Postseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Game Site

Divisional Sunday December 22 Buffalo Bills W 32-14 NBC Three Rivers Stadiummarker

Championship Sunday December 29 Oakland Raiders W 24-13 NBC Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker

Super Bowl IX Sunday January 12 Minnesota Vikings W 16-6 NBC Tulane Stadiummarker


Game summaries

AFC Divisional Playoff (Sunday December 22, 1974): vs. Buffalo Bills

at Three Rivers Stadiummarker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker

  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 48,321
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers: (NBC)


Game summary
O. J. Simpson was held to 49 yds. rushing.It was the only playoff game of O.J.'s career

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AFC Championship (Sunday December 29, 1974): at Oakland Raiders

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker, Oakland, Californiamarker



Game Summary
The Oakland Raiders were held to 29 yds. rushing by the new "stunt 4-3" defense . Franco Harris ran for 111 yds rushing and two touchdowns and Rocky Blier ran for 98 yds.

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Super Bowl IX (Sunday January 12, 1975): vs. Minnesota Vikings

at Tulane Stadiummarker, New Orleans, Louisianamarker



Game summary
Minnesota was held to 17 yds rushing and Franco Harris was named MVP running for 158 yds and a touchdown.This was the 1st of 4 super bowl championships for the Steelers.

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Awards, Honors and Records



References


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