1974 Pittsburgh Steelers season


1974 Pittsburgh Steelers season

Infobox NFL season
team = Pittsburgh Steelers
year = 1974
record = 10-3-1
division_place = 1st AFC Central
coach = Chuck Noll
stadium = Three Rivers Stadium
playoffs = W Super Bowl IX
previous = 1973
next = 1975

Offseason

NFL Draft

Preseason

Schedule

Game Summaries

Regular Season

chedule

Game Summaries


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

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Colts
R1=0
R2=0
R3=0
R4=0
Home=Steelers
H1=3
H2=13
H3=7
H4=7
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* 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

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 31
* Pittsburgh - Swann 54 pass from Gilliam (kick failed)
* Pittsburgh - Lewis 4 pass from Gilliam (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Harris 4 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Fuqua 4 run (Gerela kick)

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Steelers
R1=7
R2=7
R3=14
R4=7
R5=0
Home=Broncos
H1=21
H2=0
H3=7
H4=7
H5=0
"at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado"

* 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

Scoring Drives:

* Denver - Armstrong 45 pass from Johnson (Turner kick)
* Pittsburgh - Davis 61 pass from Gilliam (Gerela kick)
* Denver - Moses 7 pass from Johnson (Turner kick)
* Denver - Keyworth 1 run (Turner kick)
* Pittsburgh - Gilliam 1 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Davis 1 run (Gerela kick)
* Denver - Odoms 3 pass from Ramsey (Turner kick)
* Pittsburgh - Davis 1 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Fuqua 1 run (Gerela kick)
* Denver - Armstrong 23 pass from Ramsey (Turner kick)

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Raiders
R1=7
R2=10
R3=0
R4=0
Home= Steelers
H1=0
H2=0
H3=0
H4=0
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 48,304
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Oakland - Stabler 1 run (Blanda kick)
* Oakland - Branch 19 pass from Stabler (Blanda kick)
* Oakland - FG Blanda 35

Week 4 (Sunday October 6, 1974): Houston Oilers

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Steelers
R1=0
R2=3
R3=3
R4=7
Home=Oilers
H1=0
H2=7
H3=0
H4=0
"at the Houston Astrodome, Houston, Texas"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 30,049
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Houston - B. Johnson 47 run (Butler kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 37
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 27
* Pittsburgh - Pearson 9 run (Gerela kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 13, 1974): Kansas City Chiefs

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=7
R2=17
R3=10
R4=0
Home= Chiefs
H1=3
H2=7
H3=7
H4=7
"at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 65,517
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Kansas City - FG Stenerud 31
* Pittsburgh - Bleier 2 run (Gerela kick)
* Kansas City - Pearson 13 pass from Livingston (Stenerud kick)
* Pittsburgh - Pearson 3 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Edwards 49 interception return (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 32
* Kansas City - Taylor 10 pass from Livingston (Stenerud kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 45
* Pittsburgh - Lewis 31 pass from Gilliam (Gerela kick)
* Kansas City - Wright 13 pass from Livingston (Stenerud kick)

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Browns
R1=0
R2=13
R3=0
R4=3
Home=Steelers
H1=7
H2=7
H3=3
H4=3
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 48,100
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

"'Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Pearson 6 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Harris 1 run (Gerela kick)
* Cleveland - Phipps 18 run (Cockroft kick)
* Cleveland - Morin 9 pass from Phipps (kick blocked)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 31
* Cleveland - FG Cockroft 21
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 26

Week 7 (Monday October 28, 1974): Atlanta Falcons

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Falcons
R1=0
R2=14
R3=0
R4=3
Home=Steelers
H1=14
H2=0
H3=3
H4=7
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 48,094
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Bleier 10 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Bradshaw 1 run (Gerela kick)
* Atlanta - Dodd 9 pass from Lee (Mike-Mayer kick)
* Atlanta - Burrow 24 pass from Lee (Mike-Mayer kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 33
* Pittsburgh - Harris 7 run (Gerela kick)
* Atlanta - FG Mike-Mayer 32

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Eagles
R1=0
R2=0
R3=0
R4=0
Home=Steelers
H1=7
H2=10
H3=10
H4=0
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

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

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Lewis 8 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Harris 5 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 35
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 28
* Pittsburgh - Blount 52 interception return (Gerela kick)

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=3
R3=0
R4=7
Home= Bengals
H1=0
H2=10
H3=7
H4=0
"at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 57,532
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Cincinnati - Williams 2 run (Muhlmann kick)
* Cincinnati - FG Muhlmann 30
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 24
* Cincinnati - Williams 1 run (Muhlmann kick)
* Pittsburgh - Pearson 1 run (Gerela kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 17, 1974): Cleveland Browns

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Steelers
R1=7
R2=6
R3=0
R4=13
Home=Browns
H1=3
H2=3
H3=10
H4=0
"at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 77,195
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Cleveland - FG Cockroft 44
* Pittsburgh - Shanklin 28 pass from Hanratty (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 32
* Cleveland - FG Cockroft 35
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 32
* Cleveland - Green 36 interception return (Cockroft kick)
* Cleveland - FG Cockroft 18
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 23
* Pittsburgh - Thomas 14 fumble recovery return (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 22

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road= Steelers
R1=7
R2=7
R3=14
R4=0
Home= Saints
H1=0
H2=0
H3=7
H4=0
"at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana"

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

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Lewis 31 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Bradshaw 18 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Swann 64 punt return (Gerela kick)
* New Orleans - Seal 10 pass from Scott (McClard kick)
* Pittsburgh - Brown 1 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Oilers
R1=0
R2=7
R3=3
R4=3
Home=Steelers
H1=3
H2=7
H3=0
H4=0
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 41,195
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 44
* Houston - Willis 6 pass from Pastorini
* Pittsburgh - Harris 31 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
* Houston - FG Butler 42
* Houston - FG Butler 34

Week 13 (Sunday December 8, 1974): New England Patriots

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=12
R3=7
R4=2
Home=Patriots
H1=7
H2=3
H3=0
H4=7
"at Schaefer Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts"

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

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* New England - Herron 17 pass from Plunkett (Smith kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 40
* Pittsburgh - Harris 2 run (kick blocked)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 27
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 20
* New England - FG Smith 20
* Pittsburgh - Swann 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Safety, Greenwood tackled Plunkett in end zone
* New England - Herron 5 run (Smith kick)

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Bengals
R1=0
R2=0
R3=3
R4=0
Home=Steelers
H1=7
H2=10
H3=7
H4=3
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time:
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 42,878
* Referee:
* TV announcers:

Game summary

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 5 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - Mullins 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 26
* Cincinnati - FG Muhlmann 32
* Pittsburgh - Harrison 1 run (Gerela kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 42

Postseason

chedule

Game Summaries

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Bills
R1=7
R2=0
R3=7
R4=0
Home=Steelers
H1=3
H2=26
H3=0
H4=3
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* 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.

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 21 PIT 3-0
* Buffalo - Seymour 22 pass from Ferguson (Leypoldt kick) BUF 7-3
* Pittsburgh - Bleier 27 pass from Bradshaw (kick blocked) PIT 9-7
* Pittsburgh - Harris 1 run (Gerela kick) PIT 16-7
* Pittsburgh - Harris 4 run (kick blocked) PIT 22-7
* Pittsburgh - Harris 1 run (Gerela kick) PIT 29-7
* Buffalo - Simpson 3 pass from Ferguson (Leypoldt kick) PIT 29-14
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 22 PIT 32-14

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=3
R3=0
R4=21
Home=Raiders
H1=3
H2=0
H3=7
H4=3
"at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California"

* Game time: 4:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 53,515
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Curt Gowdy (play by play), Al DeRogatis & Don Meredith (color commentators)

Game Summary

The Oakland Raiders were held to 29 yds. rushing . Franco Harris ran for 111 yds rushing and two touchdowns and Rocky Blier ran for 98 yds.

Scoring Drives:

* Oakland - FG Blanda 40 OAK 3-0
* Pittsburgh - FG Gerela 23 3-3
* Oakland - Branch 38 pass from Stabler (Blanda kick) OAK 10-3
* Pittsburgh - Harris 8 run (Gerela kick) 10-10
* Pittsburgh - Swann 6 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick) PIT 17-10
* Oakland - FG Blanda 24 PIT 17-13
* Pittsburgh - Harris 21 run (Gerela kick) PIT 24-13

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

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=2
R3=7
R4=7
Home=Vikings
H1=0
H2=0
H3=0
H4=6
"at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana"

* Game time: 3:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 80,997
* Referee: Bernie Ulman
* TV announcers: (NBC) Curt Gowdy (play by play), Al DeRogatis & Don Meredith (color commentators)

Game summary

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

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Safety: Dwight White tackled Fran Tarkenton in end zone 2-0 PIT
* Pittsburgh - TD: Franco Harris 9 yard run (Roy Gerela kick) 9-0 PIT
* Minnesota - TD: Terry Brown recovered blocked punt in end zone (kick failed) 9-6 PIT
* Pittsburgh - TD: Larry Brown 4 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick) 16-6 PIT

Awards, Honors and Records

* Joe Greene, National Football League Defensive Player of the Year Award
* Franco Harris, Super Bowl Most Valuable Player

References

succession box
title = Super Bowl champion
years = 1974
before = Miami Dolphins
1973
after = Pittsburgh Steelers
1975


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