1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 14-2
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Super Bowl
Coach: Chuck Noll (14-2)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 14 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Steelers yielded 195 points, fewest in the league. Pittsburgh moved the ball well, scoring 356 points. Franco Harris carried the pigskin for a team-best 1,082 yards.

Terry Bradshaw passed for 2,915 yards. Lynn Swann grabbed 61 passes for 880 yards. John Stallworth was targeted regularly also.

The larcenous defense created 48 turnovers. Tony Dungy picked off 6 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team. The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Terry Bradshaw36820756.229157.9287.6205.4702122284.7
Mike Kruczek11545.5464.200.0218.22144017.8
Franco Harris100.000.000.000.000039.6
Totals38021255.829617.8287.4225.870 25262

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Franco Harris31010823.537 8
Rocky Bleier1656333.824 5
Sidney Thornton712643.727 2
Rick Moser421533.615 0
Terry Bradshaw32932.917 1
Jack Deloplaine11494.519 0
Alvin Maxson492.20
Lynn Swann177.00
Mike Kruczek571.40
Totals64122973.637 16

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lynn Swann6188014.462 11
John Stallworth4179819.570 9
Randy Grossman3744812.126 1
Franco Harris221446.515 0
Rocky Bleier171689.932 1
Bennie Cunningham1632120.148 2
Jim Smith68313.829 2
Theo Bell6538.815 1
Sidney Thornton56613.224 1
Rick Moser1-1-1.0-1 0
Terry Bradshaw1 0
Totals212296114.070 28

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roy Gerela454497.8261246.280
Totals454497.8261246.280

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Craig Colquitt66264240.058
Totals66264240.058

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Theo Bell211527.218 0
Randy Reutershan201487.418 0
Nat Terry78011.424 0
Jim Smith9657.213 0
Donnie Shell166.00
Totals584517.824 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Anderson3793025.195 1
Sidney Thornton13737.037 0
Alvin Maxson23316.521 0
Jack Deloplaine11919.019 0
Jim Smith11616.016 0
Rick Moser188.00
Gerry Mullins100.00
Totals44104323.795 1

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Dungy69515.865 0
Mel Blount45513.835 0
Jack Lambert44110.224 0
Ron Johnson4246.021 0
Donnie Shell3217.020 0
Jack Ham372.30
Mike Wagner23417.020 0
Loren Toews11212.012 0
Totals2728910.765 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
Roy Gerela1244080
Lynn Swann01100066
John Stallworth900054
Franco Harris8000048
Rocky Bleier5100036
Sidney Thornton21000018
Bennie Cunningham200012
Jim Smith20000012
Randy Grossman10006
Larry Anderson10006
Terry Bradshaw100006
Donnie Shell0010006
Theo Bell100006
Totals16280100101244000356