WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers against the 1970 Baltimore Colts 1,000 times. The 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers win 91% of the time by an average score of 34-8. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1970 Baltimore Colts  at  1975 Pittsburgh Steelers
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1970 Baltimore Colts 3 3 0 3 9
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 14 0 13 34
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
PIT7:29TDLynn Swann 24 yd. pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)0-7
BAL2:17FGJim O'Brien 23 yds. 3-7
2nd Quarter
PIT3:32TDLynn Swann 17 yd. pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)3-14
PIT0:54TDTerry Bradshaw 13 yd. run (Gerela kick)3-21
BAL0:00FGJim O'Brien 26 yds. 6-21
4th Quarter
BAL14:56FGJim O'Brien 27 yds. 9-21
PIT10:36FGRoy Gerela 33 yds. 9-24
PIT5:48TDFranco Harris 25 yd. pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)9-31
PIT0:00FGRoy Gerela 40 yds. 9-34
 
Team Statistics
 1970 Baltimore Colts1975 Pittsburgh Steelers
First Downs 8 19
- Rushing 2 6
- Passing 6 12
- Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Eff 3/13 7/15
4th Down Eff 0/1 1/1
Rushes-Yards 22-82 43-169
Avg Rush 3.7 3.9
Comp-Att-Int 10-23-1 14-21-1
Passing Yards 149 239
Sacks-Yards 2-13 2-10
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Punts-Avg 7-44.6 4-39.0
KR-Avg 6-23.7 3-21.3
PR-Avg 3-7.7 7-11.9
Penalties-Yard 5-40 2-15
Time of Possession 22:12 37:48

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1970 Baltimore Colts Individual Stats   1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'70 Norm Bulaich 11 65 1 32 0
'70 Jack Maitland 3 8 0 10 0
'70 Tom Nowatzke 7 7 0 6 0
'70 Eddie Hinton 1 2 0 2 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'75 Franco Harris 22 102 1 44 0
'75 Rocky Bleier 16 45 0 13 0
'75 Terry Bradshaw 3 11 0 13 1
'75 John Fuqua 1 6 0 6 0
'75 Lynn Swann 1 5 0 5 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'70 Tom Mitchell 1 42 1 1 42 0
'70 John Mackey 1 39 1 0 39 0
'70 Roy Jefferson 2 33 0 0 18 0
'70 Jack Maitland 1 15 0 0 15 0
'70 Ray Perkins 1 13 0 0 13 0
'70 Tom Nowatzke 2 10 0 0 7 0
'70 Norm Bulaich 1 6 0 0 6 0
'70 Eddie Hinton 1 4 0 0 4 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'75 John Stallworth 3 66 2 0 24 0
'75 Lynn Swann 4 59 1 0 24 2
'75 Frank Lewis 2 54 1 1 44 0
'75 Franco Harris 3 51 1 0 25 1
'75 Rocky Bleier 1 11 0 0 11 0
'75 John Fuqua 1 8 0 0 8 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'70 Johnny Unitas 10 23 162 0 1
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'75 Terry Bradshaw 14 21 249 3 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'70 Jim O'Brien 23,26,27 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'75 Roy Gerela 33,40 -

Player of the Game:
'75 Terry Bradshaw (1975 Pittsburgh Steelers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares to kickoff.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 7 and return it to the PIT 34.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 14:51
14:511/10own 340 - 0131 Harris carries, but is tackled for no gain.
14:082/10own 340 - 0131 Harris picks up 6 yards on a draw play.
13:283/4own 400 - 0230 PENALTY on PIT: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 40 - NO PLAY.
13:283/9own 350 - 0131 Bradshaw overthrows Stallworth and the pass is incomplete.
13:214/9own 350 - 0P1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) return it to the BAL 34.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 13:11
13:111/10own 340 - 0212 Nowatzke rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
12:332/12own 320 - 0230 Bulaich pounds ahead for 2 yards.
11:593/10own 340 - 0230 Unitas overthrows Perkins and the pass is incomplete.
11:534/10own 340 - 0P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 41.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 11:43
11:431/10own 410 - 0212 Harris rushes for 4 yards off tackle right.
11:022/6own 450 - 0230 Bleier gains 13 yards on a sweep left.
10:171/10420 - 0212 Bleier gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
9:362/8400 - 0230 Harris gains 4 yards up the middle.
8:563/4360 - 0122 Bradshaw hits Bleier who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 11 yd gain.
8:191/10250 - 0212 Bleier pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:372/9240 - 0212 Bradshaw completes the pass to Swann. Catch is good and Swann gets big yardage before running into the endzone.
1975 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
7:29PAT 0 - 6FG1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 59 yds, 4:14
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 7:29
7:29Kickoffown 300 - 7K1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) catch the ball at the BAL -1 and return it to the BAL 35.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 7:18
7:181/10own 350 - 7131 Bulaich gains 4 yards up the middle.
6:392/6own 390 - 7212 Nowatzke gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
6:053/5own 400 - 7122 Bulaich picks his way for 3 yards.
5:254/2own 430 - 7P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 19.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 5:14
5:141/10own 190 - 7221 Bleier picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
4:332/9own 200 - 7230 Bleier pounds ahead for 5 yards. The ball is stripped free.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) recovers the ball on the PIT 31.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 4:27
4:271/10310 - 7221 Bulaich gains 18 yards on a sweep left.
3:451/10130 - 7131 Nowatzke gains 2 yards up the middle.
3:072/8110 - 7212 Bulaich picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
2:263/360 - 7131 Unitas's pass into the enzone is batted down. Incomplete pass.
2:214/360 - 7FG1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a FG attempt.
O'Brien's 23 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 25 yds, 2:06
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 2:17
2:17Kickoffown 303 - 7K1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares to kickoff.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 10 and return it to the PIT 29.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 2:10
2:101/10own 293 - 7221 Bleier gets back to the line of scrimmage.
1:292/10own 293 - 7212 Bradshaw's short pass is to Fuqua who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 8 yd gain.
0:433/2own 373 - 7221 Bleier gains 4 yards up the middle.
0:001/10own 413 - 7131Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1970 Baltimore: 3 1975 Pittsburgh: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:001/10own 413 - 7212 Harris picks his way to the sidelines for 2 yards. Harris runs out of bounds.
14:222/8own 433 - 7230 Bradshaw soft pass is to Harris and dropped.
PENALTY on BAL: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards enforced on the PIT 43. Automatic First Down.
14:161/10423 - 7131 Harris rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
13:362/9413 - 7131 Fuqua pounds ahead for 6 yards.
12:573/3353 - 7122Bradshaw is sacked by Ray May for 4 yards.
12:114/7393 - 7P1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
The ball goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 12:01
12:011/10own 203 - 7131 Maitland rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
11:182/12own 183 - 7230 Unitas's pass is to Maitland who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 15 yd gain.
10:331/10own 333 - 7131 Havrilak carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
PENALTY on BAL: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the BAL 33 - NO PLAY.
10:301/20own 233 - 7221 Bulaich gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:482/20own 233 - 7131 Maitland gains 10 yards up the middle.
9:103/10own 333 - 7131 Unitas overthrows Jefferson and the pass is incomplete.
9:044/10own 333 - 7P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 33.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 8:55
8:551/10own 333 - 7131 Harris gains 1 yard up the middle.
8:132/9own 343 - 7131 Harris gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
7:373/8own 353 - 7131 Bradshaw hits Harris who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
6:591/10own 493 - 7212 Bleier carries, but is tackled for no gain.
6:232/10own 493 - 7131 Harris picks up 6 yards off tackle left.
5:413/4453 - 7122 Bradshaw hits Stallworth downfield who makes the catch and falls forward for a 24 yd gain.
4:571/10213 - 7131 Harris gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
4:182/6173 - 7230 Bleier gets back to the line of scrimmage.
3:413/6173 - 7230 Swann comes down with the pass in the endzone.
1975 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
3:32PAT 3 - 13FG1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 67 yds, 5:23
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 3:32
3:32Kickoffown 303 - 14K1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) catch the ball at the BAL 1 and return it to the BAL 26.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 3:23
3:231/10own 263 - 14221 Bulaich is stopped at the line.
2:492/10own 263 - 14230 Unitas's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
2:453/10own 263 - 14230Unitas is sacked by Mike Wagner for 7 yards.
2:004/17own 193 - 14P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:004/17own 193 - 14P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the BAL 46.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 1:49
1:491/10463 - 14212 Bradshaw hits Harris who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
1:411/10343 - 14212*** 1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:411/10343 - 14131 Bradshaw soft pass is to Swann who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
1:192/7313 - 14230 Bradshaw completes the pass to Stallworth. Catch is good and Stallworth gets some yardage before being run out of bounds for a 18 yd gain.
1:131/10133 - 14221 Bradshaw overthrows Swann in the endzone and the pass is incomplete.
1:062/10133 - 14212 Bradshaw overthrows Bleier and the pass is incomplete.
1:023/10133 - 14131 Bradshaw scrambles for 13 yards.
1975 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
0:54PAT 3 - 20FG1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 46 yds, 0:55
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:54
0:54Kickoffown 303 - 21K1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) catch the ball at the BAL 4 and return it to the BAL 14.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 0:52
0:521/10own 143 - 21221 Bulaich picks his way for 1 yard.
0:482/9own 153 - 21221*** 1970 Baltimore (BAL) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:482/9own 153 - 21212 Unitas's underthrows Hinton. Incomplete pass.
0:413/9own 153 - 21131 Unitas's pass is to Perkins who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 13 yd gain.
0:351/10own 283 - 21131 Unitas completes the pass to Jefferson. Catch is good and Jefferson gets some yardage before being run out of bounds for a 15 yd gain.
0:301/10own 433 - 21221 Unitas overthrows Mackey and the pass is incomplete.
0:252/10own 433 - 21230 Unitas soft pass is to Bulaich who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
0:183/4own 493 - 21230*** 1970 Baltimore (BAL) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:183/4own 493 - 21122 Unitas's long pass is to Mitchell who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 42 yd gain.
0:031/Goal93 - 21122*** 1970 Baltimore (BAL) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:031/Goal93 - 21FG1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a FG attempt.
O'Brien's 26 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 77 yds, 0:49
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1970 Baltimore: 6 1975 Pittsburgh: 21

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 306 - 21K1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) catch the ball at the BAL 8 and return it to the BAL 32.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 14:52
14:521/10own 326 - 21212 Nowatzke is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
14:172/11own 316 - 21212 Bulaich carries, but is tackled for a loss of 3 yards.
13:363/14own 286 - 21230Unitas is sacked by Jack Ham for 6 yards.
12:524/20own 226 - 21P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the BAL 49.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 12:42
12:421/10496 - 21221 Bleier rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
12:022/8476 - 21131 Harris gains 1 yard up the middle.
PENALTY on PIT: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the BAL 47 - NO PLAY.
11:592/18own 436 - 21131 Harris gains 7 yards on a sweep left.
11:213/11506 - 21230 Bradshaw overthrows Bleier and the pass is incomplete.
11:144/11506 - 21P1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) return it to the BAL 26.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 11:01
11:011/10own 266 - 21212 Nowatzke gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
10:222/9own 276 - 21212 Hinton picks up 2 yards on the end around.
9:393/7own 296 - 21230 Unitas's pass is to Jefferson who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 18 yd gain.
8:581/10own 476 - 21221 Bulaich rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
8:232/7506 - 21131 Unitas tosses the ball out to Hinton who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 4 yd gain.
7:413/3466 - 21122 PENALTY on BAL: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 46 - NO PLAY.
7:413/8own 496 - 21230 Unitas's pass is to Nowatzke who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
6:564/1446 - 21P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
PENALTY on BAL: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 44 - NO PLAY.
6:564/6496 - 21P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 9.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 6:47
6:471/10own 96 - 21221 Harris picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
6:112/8own 116 - 21131 Harris gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
5:373/6own 136 - 21230 Bradshaw hits Stallworth who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 24 yd gain.
4:531/10own 376 - 21212 Harris picks up 5 yards on a draw play.
4:102/5own 426 - 21212 Swann runs a reverse for 5 yards.
3:321/10own 476 - 21212 Harris gains 1 yard up the middle.
2:512/9own 486 - 21131 Harris gains 1 yard up the middle.
2:103/8own 496 - 21140Bradshaw's pass is intercepted.
Jerry Logan returns the interception to the PIT 40.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 2:01
2:011/10406 - 21221 PENALTY on BAL: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 40 - NO PLAY.
2:011/15456 - 21221 Bulaich picks up 32 yards off tackle left.
1:151/10136 - 21212 Unitas screen pass is to Nowatzke who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
0:382/7106 - 21131 Nowatzke carries, but is tackled for no gain.
0:033/7106 - 21131 Unitas overthrows Hinton and the pass is incomplete.
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1970 Baltimore: 6 1975 Pittsburgh: 21

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:004/7106 - 21FG1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a FG attempt.
O'Brien's 27 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 35 yds, 2:03
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 14:56
14:56Kickoffown 309 - 21K1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares to kickoff.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 8 and return it to the PIT 26.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 14:49
14:491/10own 269 - 21131 Bleier picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
14:112/7own 299 - 21230 Bradshaw tosses the ball out to Swann who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 15 yd gain.
13:251/10own 449 - 21131 Bradshaw hits Lewis deep downfield. Catch is good and Lewis gets some yardage for a 44 yd gain.
12:401/10129 - 21131 Harris picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
12:012/8109 - 21230 Bleier gets back to the line of scrimmage.
11:233/8109 - 21230Bradshaw is sacked by Billy ray Smith for 6 yards.
10:404/14169 - 21FG1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gerela's 33 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 58 yds, 4:09
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 10:36
10:36Kickoffown 309 - 24K1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) catch the ball at the BAL 10 and return it to the BAL 36.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 10:27
10:271/10own 369 - 24131 Unitas's pass is just out of the reach of Mackey.
10:222/10own 369 - 24131 Nowatzke gets 6 yards on a pitch right.
9:453/4own 429 - 24122 Unitas overthrows Jefferson and the pass is incomplete.
9:384/4own 429 - 24P1970 Baltimore (BAL) prepares for a punt.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 20.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 9:28
9:281/10own 209 - 24131 Harris pounds ahead for 44 yards.
8:421/10369 - 24212 Bleier pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:592/9359 - 24131 Harris pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:233/8349 - 24131 Bradshaw's pass is just out of reach of Swann. Incomplete pass.
7:184/8349 - 24131 Bradshaw's pass is to Lewis who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 10 yd gain.
6:351/10249 - 24221 Harris carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
5:572/11259 - 24230 Bradshaw tosses the ball out to Harris who makes a nice catch, sheds some tackles before diving into the endzone.
1975 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
5:48PAT 9 - 30FG1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 80 yds, 3:40
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 5:48
5:48Kickoffown 309 - 31K1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) catch the ball at the BAL 7 and return it to the BAL 28.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 5:40
5:401/10own 289 - 31221 Unitas completes the long pass to Mackey who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 39 yd gain before being run out of bounds.
5:091/10339 - 31221Unitas's pass is intercepted.
Mel Blount returns the interception to the PIT 18.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 5:02
5:021/10own 189 - 31131 Bleier gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
4:202/9own 199 - 31212 Harris gains 6 yards up the middle.
3:373/3own 259 - 31131 Bleier pounds ahead for 1 yard.
2:544/2own 269 - 31P1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) return it to the BAL 35.
1970 Baltimore (BAL) at 2:45
2:451/10own 359 - 31221 Maitland gets back to the line of scrimmage.
2:412/10own 359 - 31221*** 1970 Baltimore (BAL) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:412/10own 359 - 31212 Unitas's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
2:343/10own 359 - 31230 Unitas's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
2:264/10own 359 - 31140 Unitas's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 2:20
2:201/10359 - 31131 Bleier gains 11 yards up the middle.
2:001/10249 - 31212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/10249 - 31212 Harris gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
1:172/7219 - 31212Bradshaw takes a knee.
0:353/8229 - 31212Bradshaw takes a knee.
0:034/9239 - 31FG1975 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gerela's 40 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 12 yds, 2:17
End of 4th Quarter ... 1970 Baltimore: 9 1975 Pittsburgh: 34

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