Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) 16, Green Bay Packers (1-5) 13
Sunday October 26th 1975 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Rocky Bleier rushed for 162 yards on the best day of his career, but it took a 29-yard field goal by Roy Gerela with 64 seconds left in the game to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Super Bowl champion Steelers were heavily favored, but had to scramble against the Packers, who took advantage of penalties and three Pittsburgh fumbles. The Packer defense held the Steelers offense without a touchdown, although Pittsburgh moved the ball well. Twice the Steelers drove to the Green Bay one-yard-line, but each time they had to settle for field goals of 19 yards by Gerela. Pittsburgh's only touchdown came on a 94-yard kickoff return by Mike Collier midway through the second period. Collier's runback came moments after John Brockington had plunged two yards to give Green Bay a 6-3 lead. It was the first touchdown the Steeler defense had allowed in 10 quarters and came after a 66-yard drive helped by four penalties against Pittsburgh and two key passes from John Hadl to Steve Odom. Green Bay tied the game, 13- 13, with 1:08 remaining in the third quarter when Hadl passed five yards to Brockington. Odom had the key play in the drive, going 27 yards to the Steelers' five on a reverse to set up the score. Bleier carried the ball 34 times in racing to his first 100-yard regular season game ever. The former Notre Dame star had 110 yards in the first half and Pittsburgh built a 13-6 lead. Steeler QB Terry Bradshaw was injured on the drive to the winning field goal when Fred Carr turned him head over heels on a sideline tackle. Bradshaw tried to continue, but was helped from the field and Joe Gilliam came in to complete the drive. The Steelers had the best of the statistics, 248 yards rushing and 84 passing. Green Bay managed only 63 yards rushing.
PITTSBURGH -  3 10  0  3 - 16
GREEN BAY  -  0  6  7  0 - 13
                      PITTSBURGH     GREEN BAY
First downs                   23            11
Rush-yards-TDs          59-248-0       21-63-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  12-23-84-0-0 14-22-128-1-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0          4-30
Net pass yards                84            98
Total yards                  332           161
Fumbles-lost                 3-3           2-1
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             5-52           1-5
SCORING
1st - PITT - Roy Gerela, 19-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 3-0
2nd - GB - Brockington, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-3
2nd - PITT - Mike Collier, 94-yard kickoff return (Gerela kick) PITTSBURGH 10-6
2nd - PITT - Gerela, 19-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 13-6
3rd - GB - Brockington, 19-yard run (Danelo kick) TIED 13-13
4th - PITT - Gerela, 29-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 16-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Steve Odom 1-27, John Brockington 10-16 1 TD, Willard Harrell 7-12, John Hadl 2-5, Barty Smith 1-3
PITTSBURGH - Rocky Bleier 35-163, John Fuqua 13-52, Terry Bradshaw 3-17, Franco Harris 8-16
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Hadl 21-14-128 1 TD 1 INT, Willard Harrell 1-0-0
PITTSBURGH - Terry Bradshaw 22-12-84, Joe Gilliam 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 4-38 1 TD, Willard Harrell 4-28, Steve Odom 2-34, Rich McGeorge 2-9, Ken Payne 1-16, Barty Smith 1-3
PITTSBURGH - Reggie Garrett 4-38, Lynn Swann 3-25, Rocky Bleier 2-7, John Fuqua 2-5, Larry Brown 1-9