1942 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1942 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Walt Kiesling
Owner Art Rooney, Bert Bell
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 7–4
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Chuck Cherundolo
Bill Dudley
Milt Simington
John Woudenberg
Timeline
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< 1941 1943

The 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers season marked the club's tenth anniversary as a member of the National Football League. The team improved on their previous season result of 1–9–1 with a record of 7–4–0, which was good enough for 2nd place in the NFL East.[1] This was the franchise's first ever winning record.

For the second straight year, the team held training camp in Hershey, Pennsylvania.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 13, 1942): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 3 7 24
Steelers 7 0 0 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 13,349
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 44 run (Binotto kick)
  • Philadelphia – Davis 3 run (Barnum kick)
  • Philadelphia – Supulski 41 pass from Thompson (Graves kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Barnum 24
  • Philadelphia Meyer 12 pass from Thompson (Barnum kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Looney 24 pass from Dudley

Week 2 (Sunday, September 20, 1942): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 14 0 14
Redskins 0 7 7 14 28

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 25,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Juzwik 2 run (Juzwik kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 84 kick return (Sanders kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Riffle 1 run (Sanders kick)
  • Washington – Aldrich 50 blocked field goal return (Juzwik kick)
  • Washington – Juzwik 39 run (Juzwik kick)
  • Washington – Justice 3 pass from Baugh

Week 4 (Sunday October 4, 1942): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 7 0 0 10
Steelers 0 6 0 7 13

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 9,600
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York – FG Cuff 37
  • New York – Hapes 15 pass from Leemans (Cuff kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoague 3 run (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Sandig 4 run (Niccolai kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 11, 1942): Brooklyn Dodgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0

at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 17,689
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 7 run (Niccolai kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 18, 1942): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14
Eagles 0 0 0 0 0

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 12,500
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Sandig 39 run (Niccolai kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Riffle 1 run (Niccolai kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 25, 1942): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 7 7 0 14
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,746
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Todd 3 pass from Baugh (Masterson kick)
  • Washington – Cifers 9 blocked punt return (Masterson kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 1, 1942): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 0 7 17
Giants 3 0 0 6 9

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,346
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – FG Cuff 18
  • Pittsburgh – Sandig 64 punt return (Niccolai kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Simington 16
  • New York Giants – Cuff 35 pass from Cantor (Cuff kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 66 run (Niccolai kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 8, 1942): Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 14 7 35
Lions 7 0 0 0 7

at Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 16,473
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Detroit – Hackney run (Lio kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Sandig 8 run (Niccolai kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Brown 9 lateral from Kichefski after 15 pass from Dudley (Sanders kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 37 run (Sanders kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Riffle 1 run (Sanders kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lamas 29 fumble run (Sommers kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 22, 1942): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 0 0 0 3
Steelers 7 3 0 9 19

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,711
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Daddio 38
  • Pittsburgh – Riffle 44 run (Sanders kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 22
  • Pittsburgh – FG Nicolai 30
  • Pittsburgh – Gonda 27 run (kick failed)

Week 11 (Sunday November 29, 1942): Brooklyn Dodgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 0 7 0 6 13

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 4,593
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Tomasic 52 punt return (Niccolai kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Gonda 68 run (kick failed)

Week 12 (Sunday December 6, 1942): Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 14 21
Packers 7 3 0 14 24

at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 5,138
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Green Bay – Brock 20 pass from Isbell (Hutson kick)
  • Green Bay – FG Hutson 20
  • Pittsburgh – Martin 53 lateral from Riffle after run (Niccolai kick)
  • Green Bay – Jacunski 49 pass from Isbell (Hutson kick)
  • Green Bay – Rucinski 24 pass from Isbell (Hutson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 3 run (Simington kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Martin 24 pass from Dudley (Sanders kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 10 1 0 .909 227 102 W-9
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 0 .636 167 119 L-1
New York Giants 5 5 1 .500 155 139 W-2
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 0 .273 100 168 L-6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 0 .182 134 239 L-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1942 Pittsburgh Steelers". Archived from the original on July 21, 2009. Retrieved July 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ Sell, Jack (August 8, 1942). "Steeler Squad Awaits Start to Grid Camp". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved May 24, 2011.