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1973 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Central Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Defensive CoordinatorBud Carson
Offensive LineBob Fry
Offensive BacksDick Hoak
QuarterbacksBabe Parilli
Defensive LineGeorge Perles
ReceiversLionel Taylor
Assistant Defensive CoordinatorWoody Widenhofer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1973HBaltimore Colts34-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sat8/11/1973AMinnesota Vikings6-10LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46619
Thu8/16/1973APhiladelphia Eagles17-3WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65220
Sun8/26/1973ANew York Giants24-29LNew York, NYYankee Stadium61529
Sat9/1/1973AGreen Bay Packers30-22WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56267
Sat9/8/1973HAtlanta Falcons19-0WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sun9/16/1973HDetroit Lions24-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48913
Sun9/23/1973HCleveland Browns33-6WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49396
Sun9/30/1973AHouston Oilers36-7WHouston, TXAstrodome39331
Sun10/7/1973HSan Diego Chargers38-21WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48795
Sun10/14/1973ACincinnati Bengals7-19LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55819
Sun10/21/1973HNew York Jets26-14WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48682
Sun10/28/1973HCincinnati Bengals20-13WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium45761
Mon11/5/1973HWashington Redskins21-16WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49220
Sun11/11/1973AOakland Raiders17-9WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum47535
Sun11/18/1973HDenver Broncos13-23LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48580
Sun11/25/1973ACleveland Browns16-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium67773
Mon12/3/1973AMiami Dolphins26-30LMiami, FLOrange Bowl68901
Sun12/9/1973HHouston Oilers33-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium38004
Sat12/15/1973ASan Francisco 49ers37-14WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park52252
Sat12/22/1973AOakland Raiders14-33LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum50094AFC Divisional Playoff
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
20Rocky BleierRB5-1120527Notre Dame120
47Mel BlountRCB6-320525Southern University1414
38Ed BradleyMLB6-223923Wake Forest140
12Terry BradshawQB6-321025Louisiana Tech109
97Larry BrownTE6-427024Kansas140
50Jim ClackC6-325026Wake Forest125
53Henry DavisMLB6-323531Grambling State1414
57Sam DavisLOG6-124529Allen1212
35Steve DavisRB6-121625Delaware State140
29John DockeryRCB6-018629Harvard100
27Glen EdwardsRS6-018526Florida A&M1414
33John FuquaRB5-1120027Morgan State117
64Steve FurnessLDT-LDE-RDE6-425523Rhode Island60
10Roy GerelaK5-1018525New Mexico State140
17Joe GilliamQB6-218723Tennessee State51
71Gordon GravelleLOT6-525524Brigham Young60
75Joe GreeneLDT6-427027North Texas1413
68L.C. GreenwoodLDE6-624627Arkansas-Pine Bluff1414
59Jack HamLLB6-322425Penn State1313
67Craig HannemanLDE-RDE6-324024Oregon State140
5Terry HanrattyQB6-120625Notre Dame94
32Franco HarrisRB6-222523Penn State128
63Ernie HolmesRDT6-326025Texas Southern1411
77Mel HolmesROT6-325123North Carolina A&T State10
55Jon KolbLOT6-224026Oklahoma State1414
43Frank LewisWR6-119626Grambling State95
56Ray MansfieldC6-325232Washington149
89John McMakinTE6-322523Clemson1414
41Dennis MeyerLS5-1118623Arkansas State110
72Gerry MullinsLOG-LOT6-324424Southern California132
83Barry PearsonWR5-1118523Northwestern1410
26Preston PearsonRB6-119028Illinois1413
48John RowserLCB6-118329Michigan1414
34Andy RussellRLB6-322132Missouri1414
25Ron ShanklinWR6-118325Cooke County JC; North Texas1313
66Bruce Van DykeROG6-224829Missouri1414
23Mike WagnerLS6-120024Western Illinois1414
39Bobby WaldenP6-019235Georgia140
90George WebsterLLB-RLB6-422528Michigan State121
78Dwight WhiteRDE6-425324Texas A&M-Commerce1414
85Dave DavisWR6-017525Tennessee State20
74Tom KeatingRDT-LDT6-324631Michigan124
24J.T. ThomasLCB6-219622Florida State140
51Loren ToewsRLB-LLB6-322022California140
82Dave WilliamsWR6-220528Washington10
76Glen Ray HinesROT6-525830Arkansas1414
86Glenn ScolnikWR6-319022Indiana10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
J.T. Thomas124DBFlorida State
Ken Phares250DBMississippi State
Roger Bernhardt376GKansas
Gail Clark4102LBMichigan State
Dave Reavis5106DEArkansasfrom NO/WAS
Larry Clark5128LBNorthern Illinois
Ron Bell6140RBIllinois Statefrom DEN
Glenn Scolnik6154WRIndiana
Nate Dorsey7180DEMississippi Valley State
Loren Toews8192LBCaliforniafrom DEN
Bill Janssen8206TNebraska
Bracy Bonham9232GNorth Carolina Central
Don Wunderly10258DTArkansas
Bob White11284DBArizona
Willie Lee12310RBIndiana State
Rick Fergerson13336WRKansas State
Roger Cowan14362DEStanford
Charles Cross15388DBIowa
Glen Nardi16414DTNavy
Mike Shannon17440DTOregon State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals609383111
Opponents Totals56562771
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals217111891784/223 37.7%/ %84817
Opponents Totals21095912469/207 33.3%/ %86757
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Roy Gerela0363797.3294367.40123
Ron Shanklin100000060
Preston Pearson40000024
Terry Bradshaw30000018
Steve Davis30000018
Franco Harris30000018
Frank Lewis30000018
Barry Pearson30000018
John Fuqua20000012
Glen Edwards1000006
Jack Ham1000006
John McMakin1000006
John Rowser1000006
Andy Russell1000006
Mike Wagner1000006
Dwight White0000012
Team Totals37363797.3294367.41347
Opponents Totals22212295.5192965.50210
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roy Gerela294367.49/1010/125/95/120/0
Team Totals294367.49/1010/125/95/120/0
Opponents Totals192965.56/64/42/67/100/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Franco Harris1886983.7353
Preston Pearson1325544.2472
John Fuqua1174573.9252
Steve Davis672664.0272
Terry Bradshaw341454.3213
Joe Gilliam6233.8140
Ron Shanklin310.3100
Bobby Walden100.000
Rocky Bleier300.010
Terry Hanratty300.000
Frank Lewis1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals55521433.94712
Opponents Totals48816523.4508
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Terry Bradshaw1808949.47611836.613.367105.6158.32418699754.5
Terry Hanratty693144.9336439.320.753t811.657.232761686.8
Joe Gilliam602033.3343315.516.646t23.3610.031731424.4
Team Totals30914045.314321577.015.467206.5268.430230192755.4
Opponents Totals35916445.715819235.411.784t113.13710.333251167233.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Shanklin3071123.76710
Frank Lewis2340917.853t3
Barry Pearson2331713.846t3
John Fuqua171508.8220
John McMakin1319515.0441
Preston Pearson1117315.7362
Franco Harris10696.9190
Steve Davis7314.491
Larry Brown58817.6450
Dave Davis11414.0140
Team Totals140215715.46720
Opponents Totals164192311.784t11
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Wagner813416.8380
Glen Edwards618631.086t1
John Rowser613121.871t1
Mel Blount48220.5240
Andy Russell35418.045t1
Jack Ham23015.0270
Henry Davis22311.5150
Loren Toews2136.580
Dwight White2105.080
J.T. Thomas11010.0100
John Dockery100.000
Team Totals3767318.286t3
Opponents Totals2651219.7872
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Walden62254841.1571308
Team Totals62254841.1571308
Opponents Totals75318242.4601416
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Glen Edwards3453369.9440
Dennis Meyer182804.4180
Rocky Bleier0200
Team Totals5294168.0440
Opponents Totals3783088.3610
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Davis1540426.9480
Preston Pearson1630819.3280
Rocky Bleier34715.7200
Franco Harris12323.0230
John Fuqua12222.0220
Craig Hanneman12020.0200
Glen Edwards11010.0100
George Webster199.090
Ray Mansfield100.000
Team Totals4084321.1480
Opponents Totals59135723.0460
Team Totals33.0251.0Opponents Totals30.0230.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Rocky Bleier201100
Mel Blount0002200
Terry Bradshaw3101-40
Henry Davis0001100
Sam Davis0010100
Steve Davis310100
Glen Edwards220200
John Fuqua300000
Joe Gilliam3101-120
Joe Greene0011200
L.C. Greenwood0003300
Jack Ham0001101
Craig Hanneman0002200
Terry Hanratty4202-20
Franco Harris820200
Tom Keating0001100
Dennis Meyer120200
Gerry Mullins0010100
Barry Pearson100000
Preston Pearson200000
John Rowser0001120
Ron Shanklin100000
Loren Toews0011200
Bruce Van Dyke0030300
Mike Wagner214510
Bobby Walden1101-70
Team Totals3616201838-221
Opponents Totals41182114350
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