Special Sub-Topic: 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers
|When Terry Bradshaw was hurt during week 5, what quarterback stepped in and won 6 straight games, essentially saving the Steelers season?|
Mike Kruczek. The 6 straight games Mike Kruczek won as a rookie, stood as the NFL record until 2004, when another rookie Steeler quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, would shatter it by winning 13 straight.
|Whose play caused the injury to Terry Bradshaw during week 5, and who did he play for?|
Joe Jones, Cleveland Browns. Jones' nickname is Turkey, which seems appropriate. Ted Hendricks was called "Kick 'em in the Head" and "The Mad Stork", because he was so tall. Jack Tatum was known as "The Assassin".
|After the week 5 loss, the Steelers won 9 straight games. Of those games, 5 were shutouts. How many points did the Steel Curtain defense give up during that 9 game winning streak?|
28. The Steelers averaged of 3.1 points per game during that stretch. For the season, they only gave up a total of 138 points, averaging 9.9 per game.
|The Steelers season ended in a 24-7 loss to the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Championship game. Who did the Steelers lose to in the season's opening game?|
Oakland Raiders. Ironically enough, Steelers 1976 season began and ended with a loss to the Oakland Raiders. They lost 31-28 in the opening game.
|12 Steelers from the 1976 squad made the Pro Bowl. Which of the following did not make it?
Mike Webster. Mike Webster didn't make the Pro Bowl until 1978. The 1976 season was Russell's 7th Pro Bowl, Ham's 3rd, and Edwards' first.
|Who was the team MVP for the 1976 season?|
Jack Lambert. It is appropriate that a defensive player was selected as team MVP after their impressive performance during the last nine games of the season.
|The Steelers picked last in each round of the following draft, due to winning the Super Bowl. Who did they pick with the last pick of the tenth round?|
Gary Campbell. Cambell never played a game for the Steelers, but played 7 years in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. Cunningham was the team's 1st round pick, Kruczek was their 2nd round pick. Kirk was the last player taken in the 17th round, which was also the last pick of the draft.
|Including playoffs, what was the Steelers home attendance for the 1976 season?|
330,620. The Steelers didnt have a home playoff game in 1976, so their home attendance was 330,620. On the road, they drew a whopping 416,775, not including the postseason.
|Terry Bradshaw did something against the Baltimore Colts that had never been done before in AFC playoff history. What was it?|
Had the first perfect passer rating. A perfect passer rating is 158.3. It has been accomplished 4 times in the postseason, and 41 times ove rall, by 34 different quarterbacks. Only 2 quarterbacks have done it more than once in the same season, Peyton Manning in 2003 (once regular season, once playoffs) and Ben Roethlisberger in 2007. two quarterbacks, Bobby Hebert in 1993 and Chad Pennington in 2003 have achieved a perfect passer rating and lost.
|The 1976 Steelers organization had 12 Future Hall of Famers?|
true. While there were only 9 future Hall of Fame players on the 1976 roster, coach Chuck Noll, and owners Art and Dan Rooney were also members of the organization.
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