WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers against the 1967 Green Bay Packers 1,000 times. The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers win 69% of the time by an average score of 37-21. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1967 Green Bay Packers  at  1978 Pittsburgh Steelers
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1967 Green Bay Packers 0 14 0 7 21
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 10 14 14 38
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter
PIT14:18FGRoy Gerela 32 yds. 0-3
GRE9:47TDCarroll Dale 3 yd. pass from Starr (Chandler kick)7-3
PIT1:30TDBennie Cunningham 11 yd. pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)7-10
GRE0:37TDBoyd Dowler 11 yd. pass from Starr (Chandler kick)14-10
3rd Quarter
PIT6:39TDRocky Bleier 1 yd. run (Gerela kick)14-17
PIT0:21TD39 yd interception return (Gerela kick)14-24
4th Quarter
GRE12:02TDCarroll Dale 14 yd. pass from Starr (Chandler kick)21-24
PIT7:43TDJohn Stallworth 19 yd. pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)21-31
PIT2:56TDFranco Harris 8 yd. run (Gerela kick)21-38
 
Team Statistics
 1967 Green Bay Packers1978 Pittsburgh Steelers
First Downs 13 23
- Rushing 6 16
- Passing 7 7
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 6/14 6/11
4th Down Eff 0/2 0/0
Rushes-Yards 32-141 43-235
Avg Rush 4.4 5.5
Comp-Att-Int 8-23-1 12-18-0
Passing Yards 163 149
Sacks-Yards 0-0 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts-Avg 5-37.0 4-38.3
KR-Avg 7-22.0 4-22.5
PR-Avg 4-2.8 5-8.0
Penalties-Yard 1-5 2-15
Time of Possession 26:16 33:44

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1967 Green Bay Packers Individual Stats   1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'67 Ben Wilson 10 73 1 58 0
'67 Jim Grabowski 10 46 0 14 0
'67 Bart Starr 2 13 0 11 0
'67 Elijah Pitts 2 10 0 6 0
'67 Donny Anderson 8 -1 0 1 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'78 Franco Harris 22 161 1 27 1
'78 Rocky Bleier 13 49 0 13 1
'78 Sidney Thornton 4 15 0 12 0
'78 Lynn Swann 1 13 0 13 0
'78 Rick Moser 1 -1 0 -1 0
'78 Terry Bradshaw 2 -2 0 -1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'67 Boyd Dowler 4 94 2 1 48 1
'67 Carroll Dale 3 64 1 1 47 2
'67 Marv Fleming 1 5 0 0 5 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'78 John Stallworth 3 53 1 0 33 1
'78 Lynn Swann 2 32 1 0 29 0
'78 Bennie Cunningham 2 22 0 0 11 1
'78 Franco Harris 2 21 0 0 14 0
'78 Randy Grossman 2 18 0 0 11 0
'78 Rocky Bleier 1 3 0 0 3 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'67 Bart Starr 8 23 163 3 1
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'78 Terry Bradshaw 12 18 149 2 0
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'78 Roy Gerela 32 -

Player of the Game:
'78 Franco Harris (1978 Pittsburgh Steelers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 10 and return it to the PIT 33.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 14:51
14:511/10own 330 - 0212 Bleier picks up 5 yards on a draw play.
14:092/5own 380 - 0230 Bleier picks his way for 1 yard.
13:343/4own 390 - 0230 Bradshaw overthrows Swann and the pass is incomplete.
13:284/4own 390 - 0P1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 28.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 13:18
13:181/10own 280 - 0212 Anderson gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
12:352/9own 290 - 0131 Anderson rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
PENALTY on GRE: Holding, declined.
11:583/11own 270 - 0230 Starr hits Dowler who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 20 yd gain.
11:141/10own 470 - 0131 Wilson gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
10:352/8own 490 - 0212 Anderson picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
9:583/7500 - 0140 Starr overthrows Dowler and the pass is incomplete.
9:534/7500 - 0P1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 23.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 9:42
9:421/10own 230 - 0221 Harris carries, but is tackled for no gain.
9:082/10own 230 - 0131 Harris gains 4 yards up the middle.
8:253/6own 270 - 0230 Bleier gains 13 yards up the middle.
7:461/10own 400 - 0212 Bleier rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
PENALTY on PIT: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the PIT 40 - NO PLAY.
7:431/20own 300 - 0131 Harris picks his way for 12 yards.
7:032/8own 420 - 0212 Bleier picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
6:223/5own 450 - 0122 Bradshaw overthrows Grossman and the pass is incomplete.
6:164/5own 450 - 0P1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 13.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 6:06
6:061/10own 130 - 0221 Anderson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
5:312/10own 130 - 0230 Grabowski gets back to the line of scrimmage.
4:523/10own 130 - 0140 Starr overthrows Dowler and the pass is incomplete.
4:454/10own 130 - 0P1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the GRE 41.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 4:35
4:351/10410 - 0221 Bleier picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
3:542/5360 - 0212 Thornton pounds ahead for 5 yards.
3:141/10310 - 0212 Harris rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
2:312/5260 - 0212 Bleier rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
1:523/3240 - 0131 Harris rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
1:141/10190 - 0221 Moser is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
0:382/11200 - 0131 Harris gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
0:003/9180 - 0230Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1967 Green Bay: 0 1978 Pittsburgh: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:003/9180 - 0230 Bradshaw's short pass is to Bleier who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 3 yd gain.
14:224/6150 - 0FG1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Gerela's 32 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 26 yds, 5:17
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 14:18
14:18Kickoffown 300 - 3K1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 9 and return it to the GRE 32.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:10
14:101/10own 320 - 3212 Starr scrambles for 11 yards.
13:241/10own 430 - 3221 Wilson picks up 2 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
12:462/8own 450 - 3131 Wilson pounds ahead for 3 yards.
12:043/5own 480 - 3230 Starr's deep pass is to Dale who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 47 yd gain.
11:131/Goal50 - 3221 Starr scrambles for 2 yards.
10:332/Goal30 - 3230 Wilson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:533/Goal30 - 3122 Dale comes down with the pass in the endzone.
1967 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
9:47PAT 6 - 3FG1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 68 yds, 4:23
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 9:47
9:47Kickoffown 307 - 3K1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 9 and return it to the PIT 29.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 9:40
9:401/10own 297 - 3131 Harris pounds ahead for 27 yards.
8:551/10447 - 3221 Bleier gains 3 yards up the middle.
8:132/7417 - 3212 Bradshaw zips the short pass to Swann who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
7:353/4387 - 3230 Bleier picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
6:524/3377 - 3P1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 10.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 6:40
6:401/10own 107 - 3221 Grabowski picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
5:582/7own 137 - 3131 Grabowski pounds ahead for 14 yards.
5:181/10own 277 - 3221 Pitts gains 6 yards on a sweep left.
4:382/4own 337 - 3140 Wilson gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
3:553/3own 347 - 3230 Starr overthrows Grabowski and the pass is incomplete.
3:504/3own 347 - 3P1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 39.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 3:39
3:391/10own 397 - 3131 Harris picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
2:552/6own 437 - 3230 Harris gains 15 yards up the middle.
2:161/10427 - 3131 Swann runs a reverse for 13 yards.
2:001/10297 - 3131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/10297 - 3212 Bradshaw's pass is to Cunningham who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
1:541/10187 - 3212*** 1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:541/10187 - 3131 Bradshaw completes the pass to Harris. Tackled immediately for a 7 yd gain.
1:362/3117 - 3212 Bradshaw's pass is to Cunningham who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting into the endzone.
1978 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
1:30PAT 7 - 9FG1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 61 yds, 2:09
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 1:30
1:30Kickoffown 307 - 10K1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 7 and return it to the GRE 26.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:26
1:261/10own 267 - 10221 Starr soft pass is to Fleming who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 5 yd gain.
1:192/5own 317 - 10221*** 1967 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:192/5own 317 - 10230 Starr overthrows Anderson and the pass is incomplete.
1:123/5own 317 - 10230 Wilson picks up 58 yards on a draw play.
0:421/10117 - 10221 Starr completes the pass to Dowler who catches the ball and walks into the endzone.
1967 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
0:37PAT 13 - 10FG1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 74 yds, 0:49
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:37
0:37Kickoffown 3014 - 10K1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 6 and return it to the PIT 24.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:33
0:331/10own 2414 - 10212 Bradshaw hits Grossman who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
0:281/10own 3514 - 10212*** 1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:281/10own 3514 - 10131 Harris gains 1 yard on a sweep left before running out of bounds.
0:242/9own 3614 - 10212 Bradshaw's pass is to Harris. Harris gets leveled, but holds on to the ball for a 14 yd gain.
0:151/105014 - 10212*** 1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:151/105014 - 10221 Bradshaw's deep pass into the endzone is broken up. Incomplete pass.
0:032/105014 - 10131 Bradshaw's underthrows Grossman in the endzone. Incomplete pass.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1967 Green Bay: 14 1978 Pittsburgh: 10

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3014 - 10K1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 3 and return it to the GRE 22.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:53
14:531/10own 2214 - 10221 Anderson gains 1 yard up the middle.
14:192/9own 2314 - 10131 Starr completes the pass to Dowler who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 15 yd gain.
13:371/10own 3814 - 10221 Grabowski gains 1 yard up the middle.
13:032/9own 3914 - 10131 Starr's pass is just out of the reach of McGee.
12:573/9own 3914 - 10140 Anderson is caught behind the line for a loss of 4 yards.
12:164/13own 3514 - 10P1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 32.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 12:08
12:081/10own 3214 - 10212 Harris pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:302/9own 3314 - 10131 Bradshaw's pass is to Grossman who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 7 yd gain.
10:503/2own 4014 - 10221 Harris rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
10:071/10own 4214 - 10221 Harris picks up 8 yards on a draw play.
9:262/25014 - 10122 Thornton rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
8:473/3own 4914 - 10131 Harris gains 12 yards up the middle.
8:051/103914 - 10212 Harris gains 5 yards on a sweep left.
7:262/53414 - 10140 Bradshaw's pass is to Stallworth who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 33 yd gain.
6:421/Goal114 - 10131 Bleier pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1978 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
6:39PAT 14 - 16FG1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 68 yds, 5:29
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 6:39
6:39Kickoffown 3014 - 17K1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 7 and return it to the GRE 26.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 6:32
6:321/10own 2614 - 17221 Grabowski picks up 9 yards off tackle left.
5:532/1own 3514 - 17212 Grabowski gets back to the line of scrimmage.
5:133/1own 3514 - 17122 Pitts gains 4 yards up the middle.
4:331/10own 3914 - 17221 Wilson gains 5 yards up the middle.
3:562/5own 4414 - 17140 Starr's long pass is broken up. Incomplete pass.
3:493/5own 4414 - 17122 Starr overthrows Anderson and the pass is incomplete.
3:434/5own 4414 - 17P1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 26.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 3:33
3:331/10own 2614 - 17212 Harris gains 14 yards up the middle.
2:531/10own 4014 - 17131 Bradshaw overthrows Stallworth and the pass is incomplete.
2:482/10own 4014 - 17131 Bleier rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
2:103/9own 4114 - 17131 Bradshaw's long pass is just out of reach of Stallworth. Incomplete pass.
2:014/9own 4114 - 17P1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 19.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:51
1:511/10own 1914 - 17221 Wilson picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
1:112/9own 2014 - 17230 Grabowski gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
0:353/8own 2114 - 17230Starr's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Ron Johnson returns the interception 39 yards.
1978 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:21
0:21PAT 14 - 23FG1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 2 yds, 1:30
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:21
0:21Kickoffown 3014 - 24K1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 2 and return it to the GRE 25.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:13
0:131/10own 2514 - 24221 Anderson picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
0:002/9own 2614 - 24230Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1967 Green Bay: 14 1978 Pittsburgh: 24

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:002/9own 2614 - 24230 Starr screen pass is to Dowler. Catch is good and Dowler speeds down field for a 48 yd gain.
PENALTY on PIT: Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
14:091/102614 - 24221 Grabowski pounds ahead for 10 yards.
13:241/101614 - 24221 Grabowski is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
12:502/111714 - 24212 Wilson gains 3 yards on a sweep left.
12:093/81414 - 24131 Starr's pass is to Dale who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting into the endzone.
1967 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
12:02PAT 20 - 24FG1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 75 yds, 3:38
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 12:02
12:02Kickoffown 3021 - 24K1967 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 9 and return it to the PIT 38.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 11:52
11:521/10own 3821 - 24221 Bleier picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
11:162/8own 4021 - 24230 Bradshaw tosses the ball out to Stallworth who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 1 yd gain.
10:363/7own 4121 - 24131 Bradshaw's pass is to Swann who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 29 yd gain.
9:481/103021 - 24221 Harris picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
9:041/101821 - 24212 Harris is stopped at the line.
8:292/101821 - 24131 Thornton is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
7:503/111921 - 24131 Bradshaw's pass is to Stallworth who holds on to the the ball and runs into the endzone.
1978 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
7:43PAT 21 - 30FG1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 62 yds, 4:09
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 7:43
7:43Kickoffown 3021 - 31K1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 6 and return it to the GRE 34.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 7:34
7:341/10own 3421 - 31131 PENALTY on PIT: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 34 - NO PLAY.
7:341/5own 3921 - 31230 Wilson carries, but is tackled for a loss of 2 yards.
6:592/7own 3721 - 31212 Grabowski picks up 9 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
6:311/10own 4621 - 31131 Anderson gains 1 yard up the middle.
6:062/9own 4721 - 31230 Starr's pass is just out of the reach of Anderson.
6:013/9own 4721 - 31140 Starr's pass is just out of reach of McGee. Incomplete pass.
5:554/9own 4721 - 31131 Starr's pass is just out of reach of Anderson. Incomplete pass.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 5:50
5:501/104721 - 31131 Harris gains 4 yards on a sweep left.
5:112/64321 - 31230 Bleier picks up 7 yards on a draw play.
4:311/103621 - 31131 Harris gains 16 yards on a sweep left.
3:461/102021 - 31131 Thornton gets 12 yards on a pitch right.
3:011/Goal821 - 31221 Harris gains 8 yards up the middle.
1978 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
2:56PAT 21 - 37FG1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 47 yds, 2:54
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 2:56
2:56Kickoffown 3021 - 38K1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 10 and return it to the GRE 33.
1967 Green Bay (GRE) at 2:51
2:511/10own 3321 - 38212 Starr tosses the ball just out of reach of Wilson. Incomplete pass.
2:482/10own 3321 - 38212 Starr overthrows Anderson and the pass is incomplete.
2:443/10own 3321 - 38131 Starr's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
2:374/10own 3321 - 38140 Starr overthrows Anderson and the pass is incomplete.
1978 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 2:30
2:301/103321 - 38221 Harris gains 4 yards on a sweep left.
PENALTY on GRE: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 29.
2:001/12421 - 38131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/12421 - 38131 Bleier gains 5 yards on a sweep left.
1:161/101921 - 38212Bradshaw takes a knee.
0:342/112021 - 38212Bradshaw takes a knee.
0:003/122121 - 38212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1967 Green Bay: 21 1978 Pittsburgh: 38

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