1978 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
14-2-0 3-3 6157 3462 2695 49 380 4858 2771 2087 62 310
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The Pittsburgh Steelers' forty-fifth season was in 1978, and it was the tenth season Chuck Noll served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 14-2-0 in the regular season and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Dallas Cowboys 35-31, the team's third championship win. At the end of the season, Terry Bradshaw was awarded with the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Buffalo Bills 28-17
Week 2 Seattle Seahawks 21-10
Week 3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 28-3
Week 4 Cleveland Browns 15-9
Week 5 @ New York Jets 28-17
Week 6 Atlanta Falcons 31-7
Week 7 @ Cleveland Browns 34-14
Week 8 Houston Oilers 17-24
Week 9 Kansas City Chiefs 27-24
Week 10 New Orleans Saints 20-14
Week 11 @ Los Angeles Rams 7-10
Week 12 Cincinnati Bengals 7-6
Week 13 @ San Francisco 49ers 24-7
Week 14 @ Houston Oilers 13-3
Week 15 Baltimore Colts 35-13
Week 16 @ Denver Broncos 21-17

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Denver Broncos 33-10
Conference Championship Houston Oilers 34-5
Super Bowl vs. Dallas Cowboys 35-31

Coaches

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