1946 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1946 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Jock Sutherland
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 5–5–1
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1945 1947

The 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers represented the franchise in its 13th season of play as part of the NFL. The team finished the season with a record of 5–5–1. This season marked the first of two seasons played with Jock Sutherland as head coach.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 20, 1946 Chicago Cardinals W 14–7
2 September 29, 1946 Washington Redskins T 14–14
3 October 6, 1946 New York Giants L 17–14
4 October 13, 1946 Boston Yanks W 16–7
5 October 20, 1946 at Green Bay Packers L 17–7
6 October 27, 1946 at Boston Yanks W 33–7
7 November 3, 1946 Washington Redskins W 14–7
8 November 10, 1946 at Detroit Lions L 17–7
9 November 17, 1946 Philadelphia Eagles W 10–7
10 November 24, 1946 at New York Giants L 7–0
11 December 1, 1946 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10–7

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Friday September 20, 1946): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 32,951
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Seabright 8 pass from Dudley (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Compagno 1 run (Dudley kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Goldberg 8 pass from Mallouf (Cuff kick)

Week 2 (Monday September 29, 1946): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,620
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Saenz 1 run (Poillon kick)
  • Washington – Todd 23 pass from Baugh (Poillon kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 17 pass from Clement (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 1 run (Dudley kick)

Week 3 (Sunday October 6, 1946): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 17 0 0 17
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,702
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York – Hapes 2 run (Strong kick)
  • New York – Filchock 70 run (Strong kick)
  • New York – FG Strong 23
  • Pittsburgh – Garnaas 30 pass from Dudley (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Clement 2 run (Dudley kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 13, 1946): Boston Yanks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yanks 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 0 16 0 0 16

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 34,297
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Lach 1 run (kick blocked)
  • Pittsburgh – Lach 5 run (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Dudley 34
  • Boston – Scollard 6 fumble run (Scollard kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 20, 1946): Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Packers 0 3 0 14 17

at East Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,588
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Green Bay – FG Fritsch 38
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 31 run (Dudley kick)
  • Green Bay – Luhn, 19 pass from Comp (Fritsch kick)
  • Green Bay – Schlinkman 2 run (Fritsch kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 27, 1946): Boston Yanks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 6 0 14 13 33
Yanks 0 7 0 0 7

at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 13,797
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Condit 18 run (kick failed)
  • Boston – Dimancheff 26 pass from Governali (Scollard kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 23 lateral from Compagno (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh – R. Davis 29 fumble run (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley – 80 pass from Condit (Condit kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dutton 38 run (kick failed)

Week 7 (Sunday November 3, 1946): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 36,995
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 80 interception (Dudley kick)
  • PIttsburgh – Lach 5 run (Dudley kick)
  • Washington – Baugh 1 run (Poillon kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 10, 1946): Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Lions 0 10 0 7 17

at Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 13,621
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Detroit – FG Helms 35
  • Detroit – DeCorrevont 72 pass from Ryan (DeShane kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dutton 12 run (Dudley kick)
  • Detroit – Greene 88 pass from Ryan (DeShane kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 17, 1946): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 38,882
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Zimmerman 1 run (Zimmerman kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lach 1 run (Condit kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Dudley 14

Week 10 (Sunday November 24, 1946): New York Giants[edit]

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

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

Scoring Drives:

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 45,346
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York – Paschal 4 run (Strong kick)

Week 11 (Sunday December 1, 1946): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 0 7
Eagles 7 3 0 0 10

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 29,943
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Pritchard 58 run (Lio kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Lio 15
  • Pittsburgh – Lach 7 run (Dudley kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 7 3 1 .700 236 162 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 5 0 .545 231 220 W-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 5 1 .500 136 117 L-2
Washington Redskins 5 5 1 .500 171 191 L-2
Boston Yanks 2 8 1 .200 189 273 L-1

References[edit]