The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League (NFL). The season concluded with the team winning Super Bowl XIII to become the first franchise in the NFL to win three Super Bowl titles. The championship run was led by quarterback Terry Bradshaw and the team's vaunted Steel Curtain defense. Bradshaw put together the best year of his career to that point, becoming only the second Steeler to win the NFL MVP award. Ten Steelers players were named to the Pro Bowl team, and four were judged as first-team All-Pros by the AP. Head coach Chuck Noll returned for his tenth season—moving him ahead of Walt Kiesling as the longest tenured head coach in the team's history to that point.

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  • The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League (NFL). The season concluded with the team winning Super Bowl XIII to become the first franchise in the NFL to win three Super Bowl titles. The championship run was led by quarterback Terry Bradshaw and the team's vaunted Steel Curtain defense. Bradshaw put together the best year of his career to that point, becoming only the second Steeler to win the NFL MVP award. Ten Steelers players were named to the Pro Bowl team, and four were judged as first-team All-Pros by the AP. Head coach Chuck Noll returned for his tenth season—moving him ahead of Walt Kiesling as the longest tenured head coach in the team's history to that point. (en)
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  • * Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: , * Referee: Don Wedge *Point spread: Steelers by 9
  • * Game attendance: 74,104 at the Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado * TV announcers: Dick Enberg , Merlin Olsen * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Monday, October 23 at 9:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Ben Dreith *Point spread: Steelers by 7½
  • * Game attendance: 49,513 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Dick Enberg , Merlin Olsen * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Sunday, January 21, 1979 at 4:15 pm * Game weather: Cloudy, * Referee: Pat Haggerty *Point spread: Steelers by 4
  • * Game attendance: 78,656 at Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida * TV announcers: Curt Gowdy , Merlin Olsen & John Brodie * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap, Pittsburgh Press recap
  • * Game attendance: 47,578 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Dick Enberg , Merlin Olsen * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 63,089 at L.A. Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles * TV announcers: Frank Gifford , Howard Cosell * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Red Cashion *Point spread: Steelers by 14
  • * Sunday, January 7, 1979 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: , * Referee: Jim Tunney *Point spread: Steelers by 7½
  • * Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm * Game weather: dome * Referee: Pat Haggerty *Point spread: Oilers by 3
  • * Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: , humid, * Referee: Jim Tunney *Point spread: Steelers by 13½
  • * Game attendance: 64,147 at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York * TV announcers: Jay Randolph , Mike Haffner * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Sunday, November 12 at 9:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Fred Silva *Point spread: Rams by 2½
  • * Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Bob Frederic *Point spread: Steelers by 12½
  • * Sunday, September 17 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Dick Jorgensen *Point spread: Steelers by 4½
  • * Sunday, November 19 at 4:00 pm * Game weather: , * Referee: Bob Frederic *Point spread: Steelers by 11
  • * Game attendance: 49,417 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Curt Gowdy , Merlin Olsen & John Brodie * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Saturday, December 16 at 4:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Fred Wyant *Point spread: Broncos by 1½
  • * Saturday, December 30 at 12:30 pm * Game weather: 37°F , * Referee: Gene Barth *Point spread: Steelers by 7
  • * Game attendance: 48,021 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Frank Gifford , Howard Cosell * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Sunday, November 5 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Jerry Markbreit *Point spread: Steelers by 10½
  • * Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: , * Referee: Fred Wyant *Point spread: Steelers by 8
  • * Sunday, October 15 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Pat Haggerty *Point spread: Steelers by 4
  • * Game attendance: 51,657 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco * TV announcers: Frank Gifford , Don Meredith & Howard Cosell * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 54,261 at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas * TV announcers: Sam Nover , Len Dawson * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Monday, November 27 at 9:00 pm * Game weather: * Referee: Jim Tunney *Point spread: Steelers by 8
  • * Game attendance: 48,921 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Dick Enberg , Merlin Olsen * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 48,277 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Sam Nover , Mike Haffner * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 50,260 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio * TV announcers: Curt Gowdy , John Brodie * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Sunday, September 3 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: Cool, dry * Referee: Fred Silva *Point spread: Steelers by 10½
  • * Game attendance: 52,058 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York * TV announcers: Sam Nover , Bob Trumpy * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 48,526 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Don Criqui , Hank Stram * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 41,957 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Curt Gowdy , John Brodie * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 81,302 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio * TV announcers: Dick Enberg , Merlin Olsen * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 pm * Game weather: , * Referee: Cal Lepore *Point spread: Steelers by 10
  • * Game attendance: 48,185 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Jay Randolph , Paul Maguire * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
  • * Game attendance: 48,202 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * TV announcers: Bob Costas , Tom Matte * Game coverage: Pro Football Reference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recap
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  • *Chairman of the Board – Arthur J. Rooney *President – Daniel M. Rooney *Vice President – John R. McGinley *Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr. *Public Relations Director – Ed Kiely *Traveling Secretary – James A. Boston *Publicity Director – Joe Gordon *Controller – Dennis P. Thimons *Assistant Controller – James S. Maund *Director of Ticket Sales – Geraldine Glenn *Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley *Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Bill Nunn *Director of Professional Scouting – V. Timothy Rooney *Talent Scout – West Coast – Bob Schmitz
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  • "That story had no news value whatsoever. The thing that made it very bad was that the story was of no news to the people of Pittsburgh. So I have to assume that he [referring to John Clayton] is working for the competition. He certainly wasn't working in the interest of the paper or the fans. As far as I'm concerned he was working for the other people. The only way I can read it is espionage. I know for a fact that other people use other media for their interests, to spy."
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  • *Strength – Louis Riecke *Flexibility – Paul Uram *Physician, M.D. – Dr. David S. Huber *Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates *Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. Paul B. Steele, Jr. *Dentist – Dr. George P. Boucek *Trainer – Ralph Berlin *Assistant Trainer – Robert Milie *Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi *Field Manager – Jack Hart *Film Director – Bob McCartney *Photographer – Harry Homa
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  • The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League (NFL). The season concluded with the team winning Super Bowl XIII to become the first franchise in the NFL to win three Super Bowl titles. The championship run was led by quarterback Terry Bradshaw and the team's vaunted Steel Curtain defense. Bradshaw put together the best year of his career to that point, becoming only the second Steeler to win the NFL MVP award. Ten Steelers players were named to the Pro Bowl team, and four were judged as first-team All-Pros by the AP. Head coach Chuck Noll returned for his tenth season—moving him ahead of Walt Kiesling as the longest tenured head coach in the team's history to that point. (en)
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