1973 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Chuck Noll (10-4)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1973 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1973 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1973 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Steelers moved the ball well, scoring 347 points, and the defensive squad allowed 210. Franco Harris carried the pigskin for a team-best 698 yards for Pittsburgh, and Preston Pearson additionally aided the ground game.

Terry Bradshaw passed for 1,183 yards. Ron Shanklin grabbed 30 passes for 711 yards, while Frank Lewis and Barry Pearson contributed to the receiving game as well.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 55 turnovers, topping in the league. Mike Wagner picked off 8 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team. The 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Terry Bradshaw1808949.411836.6105.6158.3672418654.5
Terry Hanratty693144.96439.3811.657.25332786.8
Joe Gilliam602033.33315.523.3610.04631724.4
Totals30914045.321577.0206.5268.467 30230


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Franco Harris1886983.735 3
Preston Pearson1325544.247 2
John Fuqua1174573.925 2
Steve Davis672664.027 2
Terry Bradshaw341454.321 3
Joe Gilliam6233.814 0
Ron Shanklin310.310 0
Bobby Walden100.00
Terry Hanratty300.00
Rocky Bleier300.00
Frank Lewis1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals55521433.947 12


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Shanklin3071123.767 10
Frank Lewis2340917.853 3
Barry Pearson2331713.846 3
John Fuqua171508.822 0
John McMakin1319515.044 1
Preston Pearson1117315.736 2
Franco Harris10696.919 0
Steve Davis7314.41
Larry Brown58817.645 0
Dave Davis11414.014 0
Totals140215715.467 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roy Gerela373697.3432967.4123


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bobby Walden62254841.157

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Glen Edwards343369.944 0
Dennis Meyer18804.418 0
Totals524168.044 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Davis1540426.948 0
Preston Pearson1630819.228 0
Rocky Bleier34715.720 0
Franco Harris12323.023 0
John Fuqua12222.022 0
Craig Hanneman12020.020 0
Glen Edwards11010.010 0
George Webster199.00
Ray Mansfield100.00
Totals4084321.148 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Wagner813416.838 0
Glen Edwards618631.086 1
John Rowser613121.871 1
Mel Blount48220.524 0
Andy Russell35418.045 1
Jack Ham23015.027 0
Henry Davis22311.515 0
Loren Toews2136.50
Dwight White2105.00
J.T. Thomas11010.010 0
John Dockery100.00
Totals3767318.286 3

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Roy Gerela29360123
Ron Shanklin01000060
Preston Pearson22000024
Barry Pearson300018
Terry Bradshaw300018
Frank Lewis0300018
Franco Harris30000018
Steve Davis21000018
John Fuqua20000012
Jack Ham010006
John McMakin10006
John Rowser10006
Mike Wagner010006
Glen Edwards0010006
Andy Russell10006
Dwight White000012