WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1966 Green Bay Packers against the 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers 1,000 times. The 1966 Green Bay Packers win 56% of the time by an average score of 13-7. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers  at  1966 Green Bay Packers
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 6 0 0 6
1966 Green Bay Packers 7 0 0 6 13
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
GRE1:32TDElijah Pitts 1 yd. run (Chandler kick)0-7
2nd Quarter
PIT13:02FGRoy Gerela 38 yds. 3-7
PIT9:04FGRoy Gerela 48 yds. 6-7
4th Quarter
GRE9:41TDCarroll Dale 7 yd. pass from Starr (Chandler missed extra point)6-13
 
Team Statistics
 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers1966 Green Bay Packers
First Downs 13 16
- Rushing 5 3
- Passing 8 12
- Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Eff 6/14 10/17
4th Down Eff 0/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 35-145 34-75
Avg Rush 4.1 2.2
Comp-Att-Int 12-21-0 17-24-0
Passing Yards 111 214
Sacks-Yards 0-0 2-13
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Punts-Avg 4-39.0 4-39.8
KR-Avg 3-10.7 3-22.0
PR-Avg 3-16.7 3-12.3
Penalties-Yard 6-35 1-5
Time of Possession 27:27 32:33

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1974 Pittsburgh Steelers Individual Stats   1966 Green Bay Packers Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'74 Rocky Bleier 8 80 1 46 0
'74 Franco Harris 18 49 0 15 0
'74 Preston Pearson 6 13 0 8 0
'74 Terry Bradshaw 2 5 0 4 0
'74 Steve Davis 1 -2 0 -2 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'66 Jim Taylor 17 38 0 14 0
'66 Paul Hornung 5 22 0 18 0
'66 Elijah Pitts 11 15 0 6 1
'66 Bart Starr 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'74 Preston Pearson 2 27 0 0 14 0
'74 Frank Lewis 2 27 1 0 25 0
'74 Franco Harris 3 22 0 0 12 0
'74 Larry Brown 2 19 0 0 12 0
'74 Ron Shanklin 2 18 0 0 11 0
'74 Randy Grossman 1 -2 0 0 -2 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'66 Boyd Dowler 3 51 1 1 41 0
'66 Bob Long 2 50 2 0 27 0
'66 Jim Taylor 4 40 0 0 18 0
'66 Elijah Pitts 2 26 0 0 17 0
'66 Carroll Dale 3 26 1 0 21 1
'66 Marv Fleming 2 21 0 0 11 0
'66 Paul Hornung 1 13 0 0 13 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'74 Terry Bradshaw 12 21 111 0 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'66 Bart Starr 17 24 227 1 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'74 Roy Gerela 38,48 50
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'66 Don Chandler - 41,39,47

Player of the Game:
'66 Bart Starr (1966 Green Bay Packers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 11 and return it to the GRE 32.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:53
14:531/10own 320 - 0221 Taylor picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
14:142/6own 360 - 0212 Taylor gains 3 yards up the middle.
13:373/3own 390 - 0131 Pitts rushes for a loss of 4 yards.
12:554/7own 350 - 0P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 42.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 12:43
12:431/10own 420 - 0131 Harris picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
12:032/7own 450 - 0131 Harris gets 1 yard on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
11:233/6own 460 - 0131 Bradshaw soft pass is to Brown. Catch is good and Brown gets some yardage for a 12 yd gain.
10:381/10420 - 0212 Harris gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:572/10420 - 0212 Harris gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
9:173/9410 - 0230 Bradshaw soft pass is to Lewis who makes the catch and falls forward for a 2 yd gain.
8:344/7390 - 0P1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
The ball goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 8:26
8:261/10own 200 - 0221 Pitts gains 6 yards on a sweep left.
7:422/4own 260 - 0230 Pitts rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
7:063/3own 270 - 0122 Starr completes the pass to Dale who gets a few steps before being run out of bounds for a 21 yd gain.
6:231/10own 480 - 0131 Taylor picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
PENALTY on PIT: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 49.
5:481/4460 - 0221 PENALTY on PIT: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 46 - NO PLAY.
5:481/10410 - 0131 Hornung picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
5:052/9400 - 0131 Taylor gains 4 yards up the middle.
4:223/5360 - 0131 Hornung gains 18 yards on a sweep left.
3:371/10180 - 0212 Taylor picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
3:012/8160 - 0212 Starr tosses the ball out to Dale. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds.
2:183/10180 - 0131 Starr's pass is to Pitts. Catch is good and Pitts gets some yardage for a 17 yd gain.
1:351/Goal10 - 0131 Pitts pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1966 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
1:32PAT 0 - 6FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
PENALTY on GRE: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 2 - NO PLAY.
1:32PAT 0 - 6FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 70 yds, 6:54
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:32
1:32Kickoffown 300 - 7K1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 5 and return it to the PIT 17.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 1:26
1:261/10own 170 - 7221 Bleier picks up 9 yards off tackle left.
0:462/1own 260 - 7212 Harris picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
0:111/10own 270 - 7212 Bleier picks up 46 yards on a draw play.
End of 1st Quarter ... 1974 Pittsburgh: 0 1966 Green Bay: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:001/10270 - 7212 Pearson gains 4 yards up the middle.
14:232/6230 - 7230 Pearson picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
13:423/5220 - 7131 Bleier gains 1 yard up the middle.
13:064/4210 - 7FG1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gerela's 38 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 62 yds, 3:20
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 13:02
13:02Kickoffown 303 - 7K1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 5 and return it to the GRE 24.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 12:55
12:551/10own 243 - 7131 Starr's pass is just out of reach of Fleming. Incomplete pass.
12:482/10own 243 - 7131 Taylor picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
12:053/9own 253 - 7131 Starr scrambles for no gain.
11:244/9own 253 - 7P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the GRE 36.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 11:09
11:091/10363 - 7212 Pearson pounds ahead for 2 yards.
10:262/8343 - 7131 Harris gains 5 yards up the middle.
9:473/3293 - 7122 Bradshaw screen pass is to Grossman. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds.
9:084/5313 - 7FG1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gerela's 48 yd. field goal slips just inside the upright!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 5 yds, 2:01
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 9:04
9:04Kickoffown 306 - 7K1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 3 and return it to the GRE 29.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 8:55
8:551/10own 296 - 7131 Hornung carries, but is tackled for no gain.
8:212/10own 296 - 7230 Taylor gains 1 yard up the middle.
7:403/9own 306 - 7230 Starr hits Taylor who makes the catch and attempts to stretch forward, but loses the ball.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) recovers the ball on the PIT 47.
6:581/10476 - 7131 Starr zips the short pass to Dowler who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 4 yd gain.
6:142/6436 - 7140 Starr throws to Dale but he can't hold on to the ball.
6:073/6436 - 7131 Pitts picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
5:274/5426 - 7P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 3.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 5:19
5:191/10own 36 - 7221 Harris rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
4:422/5own 86 - 7212 Bradshaw throws to Bleier but he can't hold on to the ball.
4:373/5own 86 - 7122 Bradshaw hits Brown who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
3:521/10own 156 - 7212 Harris is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
3:092/11own 146 - 7212 Harris gains 2 yards up the middle.
2:333/9own 166 - 7140 Bradshaw's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
2:274/9own 166 - 7P1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the PIT 45.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 2:18
2:181/10456 - 7212 Taylor gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
2:002/9446 - 7131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/9446 - 7131 Pitts carries, but is tackled for no gain.
1:563/9446 - 7131*** 1966 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:563/9446 - 7131 Starr completes the long pass to Long. Catch is good and Long gets some yardage before being run out of bounds for a 27 yd gain.
1:491/10176 - 7131 Starr's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1:442/10176 - 7131 Starr overthrows Fleming and the pass is incomplete.
1:383/10176 - 7140Starr is sacked by Loren Toews for 7 yards.
0:534/17246 - 7FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Chandler's 41 yd. field goal attempt is wide left.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:49
0:491/10own 316 - 7221 Bleier gets back to the line of scrimmage.
0:452/10own 316 - 7221*** 1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:452/10own 316 - 7131 Bleier gets 9 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
0:403/1own 406 - 7212 Harris pounds ahead for 3 yards.
0:361/10own 436 - 7212*** 1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:361/10own 436 - 7131 PENALTY on PIT: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 43 - NO PLAY.
0:361/15own 386 - 7221 Bradshaw's pass is to Shanklin who makes the catch and attempts to stretch forward, but loses the ball.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) recovers the ball on the PIT 41.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:29
0:291/10416 - 7212 Starr completes the pass to Fleming who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
0:221/10316 - 7212*** 1966 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:221/10316 - 7212 Pitts picks up 1 yard on a draw play. The ball is knocked loose.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) recovers the ball on the PIT 32.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:16
0:161/10own 326 - 7131 Bradshaw completes the pass to Pearson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 13 yd gain.
0:071/10own 456 - 7131*** 1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:071/10own 456 - 7131 Bradshaw's underthrows Pearson in the endzone. Incomplete pass.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1974 Pittsburgh: 6 1966 Green Bay: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 306 - 7K1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 8 and return it to the PIT 27.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 14:53
14:531/10own 276 - 7131 Pearson is caught behind the line for a loss of 2 yards.
14:122/12own 256 - 7131 Bleier picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
13:313/11own 266 - 7131 Bradshaw's pass is to Pearson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
12:491/10own 406 - 7221 Bleier pounds ahead for 7 yards.
12:132/3own 476 - 7230 Davis carries, but is tackled for a loss of 2 yards.
11:323/5own 456 - 7122 Bradshaw completes the pass to Harris who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
10:531/10496 - 7131 Harris is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
10:192/11506 - 7131 Harris rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
9:433/9486 - 7131 Bradshaw overthrows Grossman and the pass is incomplete.
9:364/9486 - 7P1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 25.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 9:25
9:251/10own 256 - 7131 Taylor picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
8:462/9own 266 - 7131 Starr flips the ball to Taylor. Catch is good and Taylor gets big yardage for a 15 yd gain.
8:041/10own 416 - 7131 Taylor pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:302/9own 426 - 7212 Starr soft pass is to Hornung. Catch is good and Hornung gets some yardage for a 13 yd gain.
6:451/10456 - 7221 Taylor rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
6:092/9446 - 7230 Starr soft pass is to Dowler who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 6 yd gain.
5:303/3386 - 7122 Starr's pass is to Pitts who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
4:461/10296 - 7221 Taylor carries, but is tackled for no gain.
4:092/10296 - 7230 Starr's short pass is to Taylor. Tackled immediately for a 2 yd gain.
3:263/8276 - 7230 Starr soft pass is to Taylor who makes the catch and falls forward for a 5 yd gain.
2:424/3226 - 7FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Chandler's 39 yd. field goal attempt is wide right.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 2:38
2:381/10own 296 - 7131 Harris pounds ahead for 15 yards.
1:571/10own 446 - 7212 Pearson gains 8 yards up the middle.
1:152/2486 - 7122 Bradshaw's pass is to Shanklin who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 11 yd gain.
0:321/10376 - 7212 Pearson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
0:002/10376 - 7230Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1974 Pittsburgh: 6 1966 Green Bay: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:002/10376 - 7131 Bradshaw soft pass is to Harris who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
14:163/6336 - 7230 Bradshaw overthrows Lewis and the pass is incomplete.
14:104/6336 - 7FG1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gerela's 50 yd. field goal attempt is no good.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:06
14:061/10own 406 - 7221 Hornung gains 2 yards up the middle.
13:232/8own 426 - 7212 Starr screen pass falls incomplete.
13:183/8own 426 - 7131 Starr completes the pass to Fleming who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 11 yd gain.
12:371/10476 - 7212Starr is sacked by Loren Toews for 6 yards.
11:542/16own 476 - 7212 Starr screen pass is dropped by Pitts.
11:513/16own 476 - 7131 Starr completes the long pass to Dowler who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 41 yd gain.
11:031/10126 - 7221 Taylor gets back to the line of scrimmage.
10:262/10126 - 7212 Taylor picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
9:493/576 - 7230 Starr hits Dale in the endzone.
1966 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
9:41PAT 6 - 13FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is no good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 60 yds, 4:25
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 9:41
9:41Kickoffown 306 - 13K1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 8 and return it to the PIT 9.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 9:38
9:381/10own 96 - 13131 Harris gains 11 yards up the middle.
8:561/10own 206 - 13131 Harris gains 1 yard up the middle.
8:172/9own 216 - 13131 Bleier picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
PENALTY on PIT: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the PIT 21 - NO PLAY.
8:142/19own 116 - 13230 Bradshaw's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
8:093/19own 116 - 13230 Bradshaw hits Lewis downfield who makes the catch and falls forward for a 25 yd gain.
7:231/10own 366 - 13221 Harris picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
6:452/9own 376 - 13230 Bradshaw overthrows Harris and the pass is incomplete.
6:403/9own 376 - 13140 Bleier gets 7 yards on a pitch right.
6:004/2own 446 - 13P1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 28.
PENALTY on PIT: Offsides, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 44 - NO PLAY.
5:494/7own 396 - 13P1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 33.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 5:36
5:361/10own 336 - 13212 Taylor picks up 14 yards off tackle left.
4:521/10own 476 - 13221 Pitts carries, but is tackled for no gain.
4:182/10own 476 - 13131 Pitts picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
4:143/8own 496 - 13131 Starr hits Long who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 23 yd gain.
3:291/10286 - 13131 Taylor is caught behind the line for a loss of 3 yards.
2:472/13316 - 13212 Hornung picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
2:063/12306 - 13140 Starr overthrows Dale and the pass is incomplete.
1:594/12306 - 13FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
*** 2 Minute Warning ***
1:594/12306 - 13FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Chandler's 47 yd. field goal attempt is wide left.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 1:55
1:551/10own 376 - 13212 Bradshaw completes the pass to Harris who makes the catch and falls forward for a 12 yd gain.
1:471/10own 496 - 13212*** 1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:471/10own 496 - 13131 Bradshaw overthrows Brown and the pass is incomplete.
1:402/10own 496 - 13230 Harris rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
1:233/11own 486 - 13140 Bradshaw scrambles to the sideline for 1 yard, and runs out of bounds.
1:174/10own 496 - 13140 PENALTY on PIT: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 49 - NO PLAY.
1:174/15own 446 - 13131 Harris picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:13
1:131/10456 - 13221 Taylor gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
1:092/8436 - 13221*** 1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:092/8436 - 13131 Pitts picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
1:043/3386 - 13131*** 1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:043/3386 - 13131 Pitts rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
0:224/1366 - 13P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
The ball goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1974 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:12
0:121/10own 206 - 13131 Bradshaw scrambles to the sideline for 4 yards, and runs out of bounds.
0:062/6own 246 - 13221 Bradshaw's long pass is broken up. Incomplete pass.
End of 4th Quarter ... 1974 Pittsburgh: 6 1966 Green Bay: 13

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