Houston Oilers at Pittsburgh Steelers 13 to 27

Sunday, January 6, 1980, Conference Championship

The Oilers faced the Steelers in Pittsburgh during the NFL conference championship in the playoffs. The Oilers defeated San Diego Chargers the previous week, while the Steelers defeated the Miami Dolphins. The Steelers won 27-13 to advance to the Super Bowl for the first season in a row. The Oilers finished their season 11-5-0 in the regular season, 2-1 in the playoffs.


Houston Oilers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
227 203 24 3 11

Coaches

Head Coach: Bum Phillips Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles Wide Receivers Coach: King Hill Offensive Line Coach: Joe Bugel Offensive Backs Coach: Andy Bourgeois Defensive Line Coach: Wade Phillips Linebackers Coach: Ed Biles, John-Paul Young Defensive Backs Coach: Bob Gambold Special Teams Coach: John-Paul Young


Pittsburgh Steelers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
358 197 161 2 22

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