The 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 41st season in the National Football League. The team finished second in the AFC Central division, but qualified for the postseason for the second consecutive season. The Steelers got off to a terrific start winning eight of their first nine games. However, a costly three game losing streak would put their playoff hopes in jeopardy. The Steelers would recover to win their last two games, but had to settle for a Wild Card berth with a 10-4 record. The Steelers would lose in the playoffs to the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Oakland.

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  • The 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 41st season in the National Football League. The team finished second in the AFC Central division, but qualified for the postseason for the second consecutive season. The Steelers got off to a terrific start winning eight of their first nine games. However, a costly three game losing streak would put their playoff hopes in jeopardy. The Steelers would recover to win their last two games, but had to settle for a Wild Card berth with a 10-4 record. The Steelers would lose in the playoffs to the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Oakland. The 1973 Steelers' pass defense is arguably the greatest in the history of the NFL. Their defensive passer rating—the quarterback passer rating of all opposing quarterbacks throughout the season—was 33.1, an NFL record for the Super Bowl era. According to Cold Hard Football Facts: Pittsburgh's pass-defense numbers that year were stunning. Opposing passers compiled the following stat-line: * 164 of 359 (45.7%) for 1,923 yards, 5.36 [yards-per-attempt], 11 [touchdowns] and 37 [interceptions] The figure that leaps screaming off the sheet is the amazing 37 picks in 14 games. The 2009 Jets, by comparison, allowed a puny 8 TDs in 16 games, but hauled in just 17 picks. Pittsburgh's all-time best pass defense was an equal-opportunity unit: Mike Wagner led the team with 8 INT, but 10 other guys recorded at least one pick. Amazing. Eleven defenders boasted at least one INT for Pittsburgh that season. The entire starting secondary recorded 24 picks alone, and Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount was last on the list: Wagner (8), safety Glen Edwards (6), cornerback John Rowser (6) and Blount (4). (en)
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  • *Defensive Coordinator – Bud Carson *Defensive Line – George Perles *Defensive Assistant – Woody Widenhofer
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  • *President – Arthur J. Rooney *Vice President – John R. McGinley *Vice President – Daniel M. Rooney *Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr. *Public Relations Director – Ed Kiely *Traveling Secretary – James A. Boston *Controller – Robert P. Quinn *Publicity Director – Joe Gordon *Ticket Manager – Joseph H. Carr *Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley *Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Bill Nunn *Director of Professional Scouting – V. Timothy Rooney
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  • *Head Coach – Chuck Noll
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  • *Offensive Line – Bob Fry *Offensive Backfield – Dick Hoak *Quarterbacks – Babe Parilli *Receivers – Lionel Taylor
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  • Lost Divisional Playoffs 33–14
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  • *Strength – Louis Riecke *Flexibility – Paul Uram *Team Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. John Best *Team Physician, M.D. – Dr. David S. Huber *Team Dentist – Dr. Robert Gray *Trainer – Ralph Berlin *Assistant Trainer – Robert Milie *Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi *Field Manager – Jack Hart
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  • The 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 41st season in the National Football League. The team finished second in the AFC Central division, but qualified for the postseason for the second consecutive season. The Steelers got off to a terrific start winning eight of their first nine games. However, a costly three game losing streak would put their playoff hopes in jeopardy. The Steelers would recover to win their last two games, but had to settle for a Wild Card berth with a 10-4 record. The Steelers would lose in the playoffs to the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Oakland. (en)
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