1947 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1947 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Jock Sutherland
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 8–4
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1946 1948

The 1947 Pittsbutgh Steelers represented the franchise in its 14th season of play as part of the NFL. The team improved on its 1946 record by winning eight games and losing four. This record qualified the Steelers for the franchise's first playoff berth, and the team's only postseason appearance before 1972.

The 1947 season was Jock Sutherland's second and final year as head coach.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 21, 1947 Detroit Lions W 17–10
2 September 29, 1947 Los Angeles Rams L 48–7
3 October 5, 1947 at Washington Redskins L 27–26
4 October 12, 1947 at Boston Yanks W 30–14
5 October 19, 1947 Philadelphia Eagles W 35–24
6 October 26, 1947 at New York Giants W 38–21
7 November 2, 1947 at Green Bay Packers W 18–17
8 November 9, 1947 Washington Redskins W 21–14
9 November 16, 1947 New York Giants W 24–7
10 November 23, 1947 at Chicago Bears L 49–7
11 November 30, 1947 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–0
12 December 7, 1947 Boston Yanks W 17–7

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
Division December 21, 1947 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–0

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 21, 1947): Detroit Lions[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 34,691
  • Referee:

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Week 2 (Monday September 29, 1947): Los Angeles Rams[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 6 14 7 21 48
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 35,658
  • Referee:

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Week 3 (Sunday October 5, 1947): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 14 2 26
Redskins 0 7 13 7 27

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 36,565
  • Referee:

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Week 4 (Sunday October 12, 1947): Boston Yanks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 9 30
Yanks 0 0 0 14 14

at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 18,894
  • Referee:

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Week 5 (Sunday October 19, 1947): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 14 0 7 31
Steelers 7 7 0 21 35

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 33,538
  • Referee:

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Week 6 (Sunday October 26, 1947): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 17 7 7 38
Giants 0 7 7 7 21

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 41,736
  • Referee:

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Week 7 (Sunday November 2, 1947): Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 6 7 2 18
Packers 10 0 0 7 17

at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 30,073
  • Referee:

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Week 8 (Sunday November 9, 1947): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 7 0 7 14
Steelers 7 7 7 0 21

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 36,257
  • Referee:

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Week 9 (Sunday November 16, 1947): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 7 0 7
Steelers 3 0 0 21 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 35,000
  • Referee:

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Week 10 (Sunday November 23, 1947): Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Bears 7 14 7 21 49

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

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  • Game attendance: 34,142
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Week 11 (Sunday November 30, 1947): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
Eagles 7 0 0 14 21

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 37,218
  • Referee:

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Week 12 (Sunday December 7, 1947): Boston Yanks[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 31,398
  • Referee:

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Post season[edit]

Game summary[edit]

Week 14 (Sunday December 21, 1947): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 7 0 21
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,729
  • Referee:

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Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 8 4 0 .667 308 242 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 4 0 .667 240 259 W-1
Boston Yanks 4 7 1 .364 168 256 L-2
Washington Redskins 4 8 0 .333 295 367 W-1
New York Giants 2 8 2 .200 190 309 L-1

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