1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Super Bowl
Coach: Chuck Noll (12-4)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

Offensively, Pittsburgh topped the league with 416 points. At the same time, the rigid defensive squad allowed 262 points. Terry Bradshaw directed the offense, slinging for 3,724 yards. John Stallworth grabbed 70 passes for 1,183 yards.

Franco Harris carried the ball for a team-best 1,186 yards for the Steelers.

Jack Lambert picked off 6 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team. The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Terry Bradshaw47225954.937247.9265.5255.3652419677.0
Mike Kruczek201365.01537.600.015.03132667.3
Totals49227255.338777.9265.3265.365 27222


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Franco Harris26711864.471 11
Sidney Thornton1185855.075 6
Rocky Bleier924344.770 4
Greg Hawthorne281234.419 1
Anthony Anderson181186.631 1
Terry Bradshaw21834.028 0
Rick Moser11333.01
Mike Kruczek4205.022 0
Jim Smith11212.012 0
Lynn Swann199.01
Totals56126034.675 25


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Stallworth70118316.965 8
Lynn Swann4180819.765 5
Bennie Cunningham3651214.228 4
Franco Harris362918.121 1
Rocky Bleier312778.928 0
Jim Smith1724314.325 2
Sidney Thornton1623114.432 4
Randy Grossman1221718.154 1
Greg Hawthorne8475.917 0
Theo Bell36120.331 0
Rick Moser166.00
Larry Brown111.01
Totals272387714.365 26


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Matt Bahr525096.2301860.0104


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Craig Colquitt68273340.261

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Theo Bell453788.427 0
Jim Smith161469.138 0
Thom Dornbrook100.00
Lynn Swann1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals635238.338 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Anderson3473221.544 0
Anthony Anderson1320015.426 0
Greg Hawthorne24623.023 0
Rick Moser166.00
Robin Cole133.00
Totals5198719.444 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Lambert6294.823 0
Donnie Shell5102.00
Mike Wagner4317.819 0
Dirt Winston34816.041 1
Mel Blount310.30
Jack Ham284.00
Dwayne Woodruff13131.031 0
Ron Johnson12020.020 0
Larry Anderson11919.019 0
John Banaszak133.00
Totals272007.441 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Matt Bahr18500104
Franco Harris11100072
Sidney Thornton6400060
John Stallworth800048
Lynn Swann15000036
Rocky Bleier4000024
Bennie Cunningham400024
Jim Smith02000012
Randy Grossman10006
Rick Moser1000006
Larry Brown10006
Dirt Winston10006
Anthony Anderson100006
Greg Hawthorne1000006