1974 Pittsburgh Steelers season

1974 Pittsburgh Steelers season

1974 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Chuck Noll
Owner Art Rooney
Home field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills) 32–14
Won Conference Championship (Raiders) 24–13
Won Super Bowl IX (Vikings) 16–6
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Team MVP Glen Edwards
Timeline
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< 1973 1975 >

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Offseason

NFL Draft

In the 1974 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team in NFL history to select four Pro Football Hall of Fame players in the same draft (Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth, and Mike Webster).

Preseason

Schedule

Game summaries

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Game Site
1 Sunday September 15 Baltimore Colts W 30–0 NBC Three Rivers Stadium
2 Sunday September 22 at Denver Broncos T 35–35 (OT) NBC Mile High Stadium
3 Sunday September 29 Oakland Raiders L 17–0 NBC Three Rivers Stadium
4 Sunday October 6 at Houston Oilers W 13–7 NBC Astrodome
5 Sunday October 13 at Kansas City Chiefs W 34–24 NBC Arrowhead Stadium
6 Sunday October 20 Cleveland Browns W 20–16 NBC Three Rivers Stadium
7 Monday October 28 Atlanta Falcons W 24–17 ABC Three Rivers Stadium
8 Sunday November 3 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–0 CBS Three Rivers Stadium
9 Sunday November 10 at Cincinnati Bengals L 17–10 NBC Riverfront Stadium
10 Sunday November 17 at Cleveland Browns W 26–16 NBC Cleveland Municipal Stadium
11 Monday November 25 at New Orleans Saints W 28–7 ABC Tulane Stadium
12 Sunday December 1 Houston Oilers L 13–10 NBC Three Rivers Stadium
13 Sunday December 8 at New England Patriots W 21–17 NBC Schaefer Stadium
14 Saturday December 14 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–3 NBC Three Rivers Stadium

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Baltimore Colts

Week 2: at Denver Broncos

Week 3: vs. Oakland Raiders

Week 4: at Houston Oilers

Week 5: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 6: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 7: vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 8 : vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 9: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 10: at Cleveland Browns

This was the Steelers' first win in Cleveland since 1964.

Week 11: at New Orleans Saints

Week 12: vs. Houston Oilers

Week 13 : at New England Patriots

Week 14: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 .750 4–2 7–3–1 305 189
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 4–2 7–4 236 282
Cincinnati Bengals 7 7 0 .500 3–3 5–6 283 259
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 1–5 3–8 251 344

Postseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Game Site
Divisional Sunday December 22 Buffalo Bills W 32–14 NBC Three Rivers Stadium
Championship Sunday December 29 Oakland Raiders W 24–13 NBC Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Super Bowl IX Sunday January 12 Minnesota Vikings W 16–6 NBC Tulane Stadium

Game summaries

AFC Divisional: vs. Buffalo Bills

O. J. Simpson was held to 49 yards rushing. It was the only playoff game of O.J.'s career.

AFC Championship: at Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders were held to 29 yards rushing by the new "stunt 4–3" defense. Franco Harris ran for 111 yards rushing and two touchdowns and Rocky Bleier ran for 98 yards.

Super Bowl IX: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota was held to 17 yards rushing and threw three interceptions. Franco Harris was named MVP, running for 158 yards and a touchdown. This was the first of four Super Bowl championships for the Steelers and their core players of that era from 1974 – 1980.

Awards, Honors and Records

References

  1. ^ 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ "http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/1974_roster.htm".