1979 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
12-4-0 3-0 7388 4381 3007 60 405 5047 3182 1865 48 303
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The Pittsburgh Steelers' forty-sixth season was in 1979, and it was the eleventh season Chuck Noll served as the head coach of the team. The Steelers played their home games at Three Rivers Stadium. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the Central, and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Los Angeles Rams 31-19, the team's fourth championship win. At the end of the season, Terry Bradshaw was awarded with the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ New England Patriots 16-13
Week 2 Houston Oilers 38-7
Week 3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24-21
Week 4 Baltimore Colts 17-13
Week 5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14-17
Week 6 @ Cleveland Browns 51-35
Week 7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10-34
Week 8 Denver Broncos 42-7
Week 9 Dallas Cowboys 14-3
Week 10 Washington Redskins 38-7
Week 11 @ Kansas City Chiefs 30-3
Week 12 @ San Diego Chargers 7-35
Week 13 Cleveland Browns 33-30
Week 14 Cincinnati Bengals 37-17
Week 15 @ Houston Oilers 17-20
Week 16 Buffalo Bills 28-0


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Miami Dolphins 34-14
Conference Championship Houston Oilers 27-13
Super Bowl vs. Los Angeles Rams 31-19

1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Coaching Staff

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 Backfield Coach: Dick Hoak Offensive Assistant Coach: John Spezzaferro Defensive Backfield Coach: Dick Walker Flexibility Coach: Paul Uram Strength Coach: Lou Riecke