1972 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
11-3-0 1-1 4733 1977 2756 29 254 4301 2255 2046 53 260
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The Pittsburgh Steelers' thirty-ninth season was in 1972, and it was the fourth 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 11-3-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the Central, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Miami Dolphins 21-17. At the end of the season Joe Greene earned AP Defensive Player of the Year and Franco Harris earned AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Oakland Raiders 34-28
Week 2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10-15
Week 3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 25-19
Week 4 @ Dallas Cowboys 13-17
Week 5 Houston Oilers 24-7
Week 6 New England Patriots 33-3
Week 7 @ Buffalo Bills 38-21
Week 8 Cincinnati Bengals 40-17
Week 9 Kansas City Chiefs 16-7
Week 10 @ Cleveland Browns 24-26
Week 11 Minnesota Vikings 23-10
Week 12 Cleveland Browns 30-0
Week 13 @ Houston Oilers 9-3
Week 14 @ San Diego Chargers 24-2


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Oakland Raiders 13-7
Conference Championship Miami Dolphins 17-21

1972 Pittsburgh Steelers Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Chuck Noll Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson Quarterbacks Coach: Babe Parilli, Charlie Sumner Wide Receivers Coach: Lionel Taylor Offensive Line Coach: Bob Fry Offensive Backfield Coach: Dick Hoak Defensive Line Coach: George J. Perles Defensive Backs Coach: Charlie Sumner Strength Coach: Lou Riecke