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1975 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Chuck Noll
Home Field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 12–2
Place 1st AFC Central
Playoff Finish Won Super Bowl X
Pro Bowlers
Team MVP Mel Blount
Timeline
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1974 1976

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 1975 season defending their AFC Central and Super Bowl IX titles from the 1974 season. Throughout the 1975 season they not only improved on their 10–3–1 record from the previous year, but once again won the AFC Central Division Title and their second franchise championship, in Super Bowl X.

During the team's divisional round playoff game against the Baltimore Colts, sportscaster Myron Cope urged fans to bring yellow dish towels to the game with them in order to support the team. The gimmick, originally a one-shot deal, was a surprise hit, and a longtime Steeler tradition, the Terrible Towel, was invented.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Preseason Edit

Schedule Edit

Game summaries Edit

Regular season Edit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Result Game Site
1 Sunday September 21 at San Diego Chargers W 37–0 San Diego Stadium
2 Sunday September 28 Buffalo Bills L 30–21 Three Rivers Stadium
3 Sunday October 5 at Cleveland Browns W 42–6 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
4 Sunday October 12 Denver Broncos W 20–9 Three Rivers Stadium
5 Sunday October 19 Chicago Bears W 34–3 Three Rivers Stadium
6 Sunday October 26 at Green Bay Packers W 16–13 Lambeau Field
7 Sunday November 2 at Cincinnati Bengals W 30–24 Riverfront Stadium
8 Sunday November 9 Houston Oilers W 24–17 Three Rivers Stadium
9 Sunday November 16 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–3 Three Rivers Stadium
10 Monday November 24 at Houston Oilers W 32–9 Houston Astrodome
11 Sunday November 30 at New York Jets W 20–7 Shea Stadium
12 Sunday December 7 Cleveland Browns W 31–17 Three Rivers Stadium
13 Sunday December 14 Cincinnati Bengals W 35–14 Three Rivers Stadium
14 Saturday December 20 at Los Angeles Rams L 10–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Game summaries Edit

Week 1 (Sunday September 21): San Diego Chargers Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 10 3 14 {{{RTotal}}}
Chargers 0 0 0 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,853
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers:

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Week 2 (Sunday September 28): Buffalo Bills Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 10 13 7 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 0 0 7 14 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 49,438
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV announcers:

O.J. Simpson ran for 227 yards, including an 88 yard touchdown run, as the Bills upset the Steelers. Buffalo also scored on a lateral return after a Terry Bradshaw fumble. The Bills opened the game with 23 unanswered points. The Steelers made a second half comeback behind Joe Gilliam (Bradshaw was benched), but it wasn't enough.

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Week 3 (Sunday October 5): Cleveland Browns Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 21 0 14 {{{RTotal}}}
Browns 0 0 0 6 {{{HTotal}}}


at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 73,217
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers:

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Week 4 (Sunday October 12): Denver Broncos Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 6 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 7 10 0 6 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 49,164
  • Referee: Dick Jorgensen
  • TV announcers:

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Week 5 (Sunday October 19): Chicago Bears Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 0 10 10 14 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 47,579
  • Referee: Norm Schachter
  • TV announcers:

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Week 6 (Sunday October 26): Green Bay Packers Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 0 3 {{{RTotal}}}
Packers 0 6 7 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 52,258
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers:

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Week 7 (Sunday November 2): Cincinnati Bengals Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 13 7 {{{RTotal}}}
Bengals 3 0 0 21 {{{HTotal}}}


at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 58,418
  • Referee: Tommy Bell
  • TV announcers:

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Week 8 (Sunday November 9): Houston Oilers Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 7 3 7 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 10 7 0 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 49,460
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV announcers:

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Week 9 (Sunday November 16): Kansas City Chiefs Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 3 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 0 7 14 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 48,803
  • Referee: Bernie Ulman
  • TV announcers:

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Week 10 (Monday November 24): Houston Oilers Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 2 13 3 14 {{{RTotal}}}
Oilers 0 3 0 6 {{{HTotal}}}


at the Houston Astrodome, Houston, Texas

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Week 11 (Sunday November 30): New York Jets Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 10 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Jets 0 0 0 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 52,618
  • Referee: Cal Lepore
  • TV announcers:

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Week 12 (Sunday December 7): Cleveland Browns Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 14 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 7 3 14 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 47,962
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV announcers:

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Week 13 (Saturday December 13): Cincinnati Bengals Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 0 7 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 14 7 7 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game Summary Pittsburgh swept all 6 games in the AFC central division.

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Week 14 (Saturday December 20): Los Angeles Rams Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Rams 0 3 0 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 69,389
  • Referee: Tommy Bell
  • TV announcers:

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StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers 1220.857373162
Cincinnati Bengals 1130.786340246
Houston Oilers 1040.714293226
Cleveland Browns 3110.214218372

PostseasonEdit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Result Game Site
Divisional Saturday December 27 Baltimore Colts W 28–10 Three Rivers Stadium
Championship Sunday January 4 Oakland Raiders W 16–10 Three Rivers Stadium
Super Bowl X Sunday January 18 Dallas Cowboys W 21–17 Miami Orange Bowl

Game summaries Edit

AFC Divisional Playoff (Saturday December 27): vs. Baltimore Colts Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 3 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 7 0 7 14 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 49,557
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV announcers: (NBC)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Harris 8 run (Gerela kick)7–0
  • Baltimore – Doughty 5 pass from Domres (Linhart kick)7–7
  • Baltimore – FG Linhart 21 7–10
  • Pittsburgh – Bleier 7 run (Gerela kick)14–10
  • Pittsburgh – Bradshaw 2 run (Gerela kick)21–10
  • Pittsburgh – Russell 93 fumble return (Gerela kick)28–10
  • Franco Harris gained 152 yds rushing one yard less than the Baltimore Colts offense. Andy Russell set a record for elapsed time on a fumble return.

AFC Championship (Sunday January 4): vs. Oakland Raiders Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 10 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 0 3 0 13 {{{HTotal}}}


at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Pittsburgh won the game, despite giving up eight turnovers.[1]

Super Bowl X (Sunday January 18): vs. Dallas Cowboys Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 0 7 {{{RTotal}}}
Steelers 7 0 0 14 {{{HTotal}}}


at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

Scoring Drives:

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 2nd of their 4 Super Bowl championships.

Awards, honors, and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Number three. Three Rivers top Greatest Play and Game. PittsburghSteelers.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved on 2008-08-07.


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