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1973 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Chuck Noll
Home Field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost to the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Divisional playoff
Pro Bowlers
Team MVP Ronnie Shanklin
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1972 1974

Offseason

NFL Draft

Preseason

Schedule

Game summaries

Regular season

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 16, 1973): Detroit Lions

1 2 3 4 OT
Lions 0 0 10 0 10
Steelers 0 3 7 14 24



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 48,913
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
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Week 2 (Sunday September 23, 1973): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 OT
Browns 3 0 0 3 6
Steelers 10 6 10 7 33



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 49,396
  • Referee: Tommy Bell
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  • Pittsburgh – FG Gerela 12 3–0
  • Cleveland – FG Cockroft 43 3–3
  • Pittsburgh – Fuqua 4 run (Gerela kick)10–3
  • Pittsburgh – FG Gerela 40 13–3
  • Pittsburgh – FG Gerela 26 16–3
  • Pittsburgh – FG Gerela 44 19–3
  • Pittsburgh – Lewis 8 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)26–3
  • Cleveland – FG Cockroft 28 26–6
  • Pittsburgh – Lewis 53 pass from Hanratty (Gerela kick)33–6

Week 3 (Sunday September 30, 1973): Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 3 3 13 17 36
Oilers 0 7 0 0 7



at the Houston Astrodome, Houston, Texas

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  • Game attendance: 39,331
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
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Week 4 (Sunday October 7, 1973): San Diego Chargers

1 2 3 4 OT
Chargers 0 0 0 21 21
Steelers 17 21 0 0 38



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 48,795
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
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Johnny Unitas playing for San Diego is knocked out of the game after completing only 3 of 15 passes for 24 yards and 3 interceptions.

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Week 5 (Sunday October 14, 1973): Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Bengals 6 3 7 3 19



at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • Game attendance: 55,819
  • Referee: Dick Jorgensen
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Week 6 (Sunday October 21, 1973): New York Jets

1 2 3 4 OT
Jets 7 7 0 0 14
Steelers 0 9 3 14 26



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 48,682
  • Referee: John McDonough
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Week 7 (Sunday October 28, 1973): Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 OT
Bengals 0 6 0 7 13
Steelers 3 7 10 0 20



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 45,761
  • Referee: Norm Schachter
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Week 8 (Monday November 5, 1973): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 OT
Redskins 3 3 3 7 16
Steelers 7 7 0 7 21



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Joe Gilliam (Jefferson Street) makes his Monday night debut.

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Week 9 (Sunday November 11, 1973): Oakland Raiders

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 0 7 7 3 17
Raiders 0 3 0 6 9



at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

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  • Game attendance: 47,535
  • Referee: Bernie Ulman
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Week 10 (Sunday November 18, 1973): Denver Broncos

1 2 3 4 OT
Broncos 3 3 7 10 23
Steelers 3 3 0 7 13



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 48,580
  • Referee: Fred Silva
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Week 11 (Sunday November 25, 1973): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 7 3 3 3 16
Browns 7 7 0 7 21



at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

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  • Game attendance: 67,773
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
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Week 12 (Monday December 3, 1973): Miami Dolphins

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 0 3 7 16 26
Dolphins 20 10 0 0 30



at the Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

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  • Game attendance: 68,901
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers: Howard Cosell,Don Meredith,Frank Gifford
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Week 13 (Sunday December 9, 1973): Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4 OT
Oilers 7 0 0 0 7
Steelers 3 14 10 6 33



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 38,004
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
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Week 14 (Saturday December 15, 1973): San Francisco 49ers

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 7 7 13 10 37
49ers 0 7 0 7 14



at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

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  • Game attendance: 52,252
  • Referee: Tommy Bell
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John Brodie's number was retired prior to game

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Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 10 4 0 .714 286 231 W-6
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 0 .714 347 210 W-2
Cleveland Browns 7 5 2 .571 234 255 L-2
Houston Oilers 1 13 0 .071 199 447 L-6

Postseason

Game summaries

Week 15 (Sunday December 23, 1973): Oakland Raiders

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 0 7 0 7 14
Raiders 7 3 13 10 33



at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

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  • Game attendance: 50,094
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
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References

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Washington
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