1976 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: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Chuck Noll (10-4)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1976 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 1-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Steelers paced the circuit with just 138 points allowed. Pittsburgh piled up points with 342 points. Franco Harris carried the ball for a team-best 1,128 yards, and Rocky Bleier also aided the ground game.

Terry Bradshaw threw for 1,177 yards. Lynn Swann paced the receiving corps, grabbing 28 passes for 516 yards. Rocky Bleier was targeted regularly, too.

The sticky-fingered defense led the way with 46 turnovers. Glen Edwards and Mel Blount each snatched 6 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team. The 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers lost in the Conference Championship.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Terry Bradshaw1929247.911776.1105.294.7501616465.4
Mike Kruczek855160.07588.900.033.5641110574.5
Totals27714351.619357.0103.6124.364 27269

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Franco Harris28911283.930 14
Rocky Bleier22010364.728 5
Reggie Harrison542354.427 4
Terry Bradshaw312197.117 3
Mike Kruczek181065.922 2
Jack Deloplaine17915.419 2
John Fuqua15634.212 1
John Stallworth04747 1
Frank Lewis22412.016 1
Ernest Pough284.00
Bobby Walden372.30
Theo Bell155.00
Lynn Swann122.00
Totals65329714.547 33

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lynn Swann2851618.447 3
Rocky Bleier2429412.232 0
Franco Harris231516.639 0
Frank Lewis1730618.064 1
Randy Grossman1518112.135 1
John Stallworth911112.325 2
Ernest Pough816120.150 1
Larry Brown79713.935 0
Bennie Cunningham5499.820 1
Theo Bell34314.319 1
Reggie Harrison2199.510 0
John Fuqua144.00
Jack Deloplaine133.00
Totals143193513.564 10

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roy Gerela434093.0261453.882
Totals434093.0261453.882

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bobby Walden76298239.258
Totals76298239.258

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Theo Bell3939010.035 0
Jack Deloplaine171508.836 0
John Fuqua11777.013 0
Lynn Swann3113.70
Glen Edwards188.00
Totals716369.036 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Deloplaine1738522.639 0
Ernest Pough1836920.529 0
John Fuqua47518.816 0
Reggie Harrison12626.026 0
Jim Clack100.00
Totals4185520.939 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Glen Edwards69515.855 0
Mel Blount67512.528 0
J.T. Thomas24321.538 0
Jack Lambert23216.022 0
Jack Ham2136.513 0
Mike Wagner200.00
Donnie Shell144.00
Andy Russell100.00
Totals2226211.955 0

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Franco Harris14000084
Roy Gerela1440082
Rocky Bleier5000030
Reggie Harrison40000024
John Stallworth1200018
Terry Bradshaw300018
Lynn Swann03000018
Jack Deloplaine200000012
Mike Kruczek200012
Frank Lewis1100012
Ernest Pough0100006
John Fuqua10000006
Randy Grossman10006
Theo Bell0100006
Bennie Cunningham10006
Loren Toews00012
Totals33100000001440001342



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