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 3-0 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. The Steelers played their home games at Three Rivers Stadium. They finished the year 14-2-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the Central, 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.


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


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

1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Coaching Staff

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 Flexibility Coach: Paul Uram Strength Coach: Lou Riecke