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1979 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Chuck Noll
Home Field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Place 1st AFC Central
Playoff Finish Won Super Bowl XIV
Pro Bowlers
Team MVP John Stallworth
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers season saw the Steelers successfully defend their Super Bowl Championship from the previous year as they achieved a 12–4 record and went on to defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV.

RosterEdit

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Defense
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers roster


FS
J.T. Thomas


WLB MLB SLB
Jack Lambert
Robin Cole
SS
Donnie Shell
CB
Ron Johnson


DE DT DT DE
John Banaszak Gary Dunn Joe Greene L.C. Greenwood
Tom Beasley
CB
Mel Blount
Offense
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers roster
WR
John Stallworth
LT LG C RG RT
Jon Kolb Sam Davis Mike Webster Steve Courson Larry Brown
Ted Petersen Gerry Mullins
TE
Bennie Cunningham
Randy Grossman
WR
Lynn Swann
QB
Terry Bradshaw
RB
Sidney Thornton
Rocky Bleier
FB
Franco Harris
Special Teams
PK Matt Bahr
P Craig Colquitt
KR Larry Anderson
PR Theo Bell


Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site
1 Monday September 3 at New England W 16–13 (OT) 1–0 Schaefer Stadium
2 Sunday September 9 Houston W 38–7 2–0 Three Rivers Stadium
3 Sunday September 16 at St. Louis W 24–21 3–0 Busch Memorial Stadium
4 Sunday September 23 Baltimore W 17–13 4–0 Three Rivers Stadium
5 Sunday September 30 at Philadelphia L 17–14 4–1 Veterans Stadium
6 Sunday October 7 at Cleveland W 51–35 5–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
7 Sunday October 14 at Cincinnati L 34–10 5–2 Riverfront Stadium
8 Monday October 22 Denver W 42–7 6–2 Three Rivers Stadium
9 Sunday October 28 Dallas W 14–3 7–2 Three Rivers Stadium
10 Sunday November 4 Washington W 38–7 8–2 Three Rivers Stadium
11 Sunday November 11 at Kansas City W 30–3 9–2 Arrowhead Stadium
12 Sunday November 18 at San Diego L 35–7 9–3 San Diego Stadium
13 Sunday November 25 Cleveland W 33–30 (OT) 10–3 Three Rivers Stadium
14 Sunday December 2 Cincinnati W 37–17 11–3 Three Rivers Stadium
15 Monday December 10 at Houston L 20–17 11–4 Astrodome
16 Sunday December 16 Buffalo W 28–0 12–4 Three Rivers Stadium

Game summariesEdit

see: 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Season game summaries

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers 1240.750416262
Houston Oilers 1150.688362331
Cleveland Browns 970.563359352
Cincinnati Bengals 4120.250337421

PostseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game Site
Divisional Sunday December 30 Miami W 34–14 Three Rivers Stadium
Conference Sunday January 6 Houston W 27–13 Three Rivers Stadium
Super Bowl XIV Sunday January 20 Los Angeles W 31–19 Rose Bowl

Game summariesEdit

AFC Divisional Playoff (Sunday December 30, 1979): vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 0 7 7 14
Steelers 20 0 7 7 34




Game InformationEdit

Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Time: 12:30 pm EST
Weather:
Attendance: 50,214
Referee: Cal Lepore
TV: NBC-TV
In-game TV-Announcers: Don Criqui (play by play), John Brodie (color commentator)
Scoring Summary:
PIT – Thornton 1 run (Bahr kick PIT:–Stallworth 17 pass from Bradshaw (kick blocked)
PIT – Swann 20 pass from Bradshaw
(Bahr kick)
MIA – Harris 7 pass from Griese (von Schamann kick)
PIT – Bleier 1 run (Bahr kick)
PIT – Harris 5 run (Bahr kick)
MIA – Csonka 1 run (von Schamann kick)

AFC Championship (Sunday January 6, 1980): vs. Houston OilersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 7 3 0 3 13
Steelers 3 14 0 10 27



Game InformationEdit

*Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
*Time: 1:00 pm EST
*Weather:
*Attendance: 50,475
*Referee: [[Jim Tunney (American football official)|Jim Tunney]
'* Television: NBC-TV
*TV Game Announcers: Dick Enberg (play by play), Merlin Olsen (color commentators)
*Scoring Summary:
HOU – Perry 75 interception return (Fritsch kick)
PIT – FG Bahr 21
HOU – FG Fritsch 21
PIT – Cunningham 16 pass from Bradshaw (Bahr kick)
PIT – Stallworth 20 pass from Bradshaw (Bhar kick)
HOU – FG Fritsch 23
PIT – FG Bahr 39
PIT – Bleier 4 run (Bahr kick)

Super Bowl XIV (Sunday January 20, 1980): vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 6 6 0 19
Steelers 3 7 7 14 31




Game InformationEdit

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Time: 6:15 pm EST
Weather: 67 °F (Sunny)
Attendance: 103,985
Referee: Fred Silva
Television: CBS-TV
TV Game Announcers: Pat Summerall (play by play), Tom Brookshier(color commentator)
Scoring Summary:

StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Terry Bradshaw 259 472 3,724 26 25

RushingEdit

Player Att Yards TD
Franco Harris 267 1,186 11
Sidney Thornton 118 585 6
Rocky Bleier 92 434 4
Terry Bradshaw 21 83
Lynn Swann 1 9

ReceivingEdit

Player Rec Yards TD
John Stallworth 70 1,183 8
Lynn Swann 41 808 5
Bennie Cunningham 36 512 4
Franco Harris 36 291 1
Rocky Bleier 31 277
Sidney Thornton 16 231 4

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Honors and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pro-Football-Reference.com

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