Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots 16 to 13

Monday, September 3, 1979, Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers played the New England Patriots in Foxborough on Monday, September 3, 1979, Week 1 of the 1979 season. The Steelers won by a score of 16-13.


Pittsburgh Steelers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
309 191 118 2 20

Coaches

Head Coach: Chuck Noll Assistant Head Coach: George J. Perles Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer Wide Receivers Coach: Tom Moore Offensive Line Coach: Rollie Dotsch Offensive Assistant Coach: John Spezzaferro Offensive Backfield Coach: Dick Hoak Defensive Backfield Coach: Dick Walker Strength Coach: Lou Riecke Flexibility Coach: Paul Uram


New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
244 82 162 2 16

Coaches

Head Coach: Ron Erhardt Quarterbacks Coach: John Polonchek Wide Receivers Coach: Raymond Berry Offensive Line Coach: Jim Ringo Offensive Backfield Coach: Tom Yewcic Defensive Line Coach: Hank Bullough, Fritz Shurmur Defensive Backfield Coach: Billy Kinard Special Teams Coach: Gino Cappelletti, Tom Yewcic Special Assistant to the Head Coach: John Polonchek