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Harris and Bleier rush for 1,000 yards

Harris and Bleier rush for 1,000 yards

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In 1976, the Pittsburgh Steelers became the second team in National Football League history ever to produce multiple 1,000-yard rushers in the same season.

Four years after the Miami’s Dolphins tandem of Larry Csonka and Eugene “Mercury” Morris became the first 1,000-yard duo, the Steelers’ Franco Harris and backfield mate Rocky Bleier teamed up to match that feat.

Date
Opponent
No.
Yds.
Avg.
TD
Sept. 12 at Oakland
18
68
3.8
1
Sept. 19 Cleveland
25
118
4.7
1
Sept. 26 New England
19
78
4.1
2
Oct. 4 at Minnesota
17
34
2.0
0
Oct. 10 at Cleveland
13
39
3.0
1
Oct. 17 Cincinnati
41
143
3.5
2
Oct. 24 at N.Y. Giants
27
106
3.9
2
Oct. 31 San Diego
11
32
2.9
0
Nov. 7 at Kansas City
23
117
5.1
2
Nov. 14 Miami
22
110
5.0
1
Nov. 21 Houston
10
37
3.7
0
Nov. 28 at Cincinnati
26
87
3.3
1
Dec. 5 Tampa Bay
14
55
3.9
0
Dec. 11 at Houston
23
104
4.5
1
Total:
289
1,128
3.9
14

 

Rocky Bleier
Date
Opponent
No.
Yds.
Avg.
TD
Sept. 12 at Oakland
20
73
3.7
1
Sept. 19 Cleveland
12
62
5.2
0
Sept. 26 New England
11
49
4.5
0
Oct. 4 at Minnesota
16
85
5.3
0
Oct. 10 at Cleveland
8
25
3.1
0
Oct. 17 Cincinnati
6
19
3.2
0
Oct. 24 at N.Y. Giants
9
54
6.0
0
Oct. 31 San Diego
17
69
4.1
0
Nov. 7 at Kansas City
15
102
6.8
0
Nov. 14 Miami
20
110
5.5
0
Nov. 21 Houston
19
66
3.5
1
Nov. 28 at Cincinnati
16
97
6.1
0
Dec. 5 Tampa Bay
29
118
4.1
3
Dec. 11 at Houston
22
107
4.9
0
Total:
220
1,036
4.7
5

 


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