1955 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1955 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Walt Kiesling
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 4–8
Division place 6th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1954 1956

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 26, 1955 Chicago Cardinals W 14–7
2 October 2, 1955 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–26
3 October 9, 1955 New York Giants W 30–23
4 October 15, 1955 Philadelphia Eagles W 13–7
5 October 23, 1955 New York Giants W 19–17
6 October 30, 1955 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–0
7 November 5, 1955 at Chicago Cardinals L 27–13
8 November 13, 1955 Detroit Lions L 31–28
9 November 20, 1955 at Cleveland Browns L 41–14
10 November 27, 1955 Washington Redskins L 23–14
11 December 4, 1955 Cleveland Browns L 30–7
12 December 11, 1955 at Washington Redskins L 28–17

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Monday September 26, 1955): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 26,359
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 2 (Sunday October 2, 1955): Los Angeles Rams[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 13 13 26
Rams 0 17 0 10 27

at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 46,185
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Los Angeles – Towler 1 run (Richter kick)
  • Los Angeles – FG Richter 12
  • Los Angeles – Boyd 74 pass from Van Brocklin (Richter kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 8 run (Michalik kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Finks 1 run (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 2 run (kick failed)
  • Los Angeles – Fears 17 pass from Van Brocklin (Richter kick)
  • Pittsburgh – McCabe 50 fumble run (Michalik kick)
  • Los Angeles – FG Richter 32

Week 3 (Sunday October 9, 1955): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 3 7 6 23
Steelers 0 6 10 14 30

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 29,422
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Saturday November 15, 1955): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,413
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Finks 1 run (Michalik kick)
  • Philadelphia – Bawel 42 interception (Bielski kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 2 run (kick failed)

Week 5 (Sunday October 23, 1955): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 6 7 6 0 19
Giants 7 7 3 0 17

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,365
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 21 run (kick failed)
  • New York Giants – Rote 5 pass from Heinrich (Agajanian kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Finks 2 run (Michalik kick)
  • New York Giants – Schnelker 16 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Agajanian 45
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 4 run (kick failed)

Week 6 (Sunday October 30, 1955): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
Eagles 0 0 14 10 24

at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,164
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Wegert 29 run (Bielski kick)
  • Philadelphia – Pihos 1- pass from Burk (Bielski kick)
  • Philadelphia – Wegert 2 run (Bielski kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Bielski 50

Week 7 (Saturday November 5, 1955): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 0 0 13
Cardinals 10 14 3 0 27

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,310
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Weed 30
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Summerall 21
  • Chicago Cardinals – Summerall 26 interception (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Weed 23
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 21 pass from Finks
  • Chicago Cardinals – Nagler 34 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Mann 18 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Summerall 34

Week 8 (Sunday November 13, 1955): Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 14 10 7 31
Steelers 0 7 0 21 28

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 34,441
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Detroit – Middleton 30 pass from Layne (Walker kick)
  • Detroit – Carpenter 34 pass from Gilmer (Walker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – O'Brien 6 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Detroit – FG Walker 23
  • Detroit – Walker 21 pass from Stits (Walker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 1 run (Weed kick)
  • Detroit – Stits 7 interception
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 47 pass from Marchibroda (Weed kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Marchibroda 8 run (Weed kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 20, 1955): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 0 0 14
Browns 7 14 13 7 41

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 53,509
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 16 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Cleveland – Konz 15 interception (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Lavelli 6 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 30 pass from Marchibroda (Weed kick)
  • Cleveland – Lavelli 42 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Modzelewshi 3 run (kick blocked)
  • Cleveland – Graham 4 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Bassett 5 run (Groza kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 27, 1955): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 7 9 0 23
Steelers 0 7 0 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 21,760
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Elter 20 run (Hecker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 61 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Washington – Elter 33 run (Janowicz kick)
  • Washington – FG Janowicz 13
  • Washington – Scudero 49 punt return (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Watson 62 pass from Finks (Weed kick)

Week 11 (Sunday December 4, 1955): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 10 10 10 0 30
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,101
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Graham 4 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 16
  • Cleveland – Renfro 46 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 22
  • Cleveland – Brewster 17 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 46
  • Pittsburgh – O'Malley recovered blocked kick in end zone (Weed kick)

Week 12 (Sunday December 11, 1955): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 3 0 17
Redskins 7 0 7 14 28

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,547
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Elter 22 run (Janowicz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Rogel 1 run (Weed kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 29 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Weed 9
  • Washington – Thomas 11 pass from LeBaron
  • Washington – Atkeson 5 pass from LeBaron (Janowicz kick)
  • Washington – Janowicz 3 run (Janowicz kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 2 1 .818 349 218 W-2
Washington Redskins 8 4 0 .667 246 222 W-1
New York Giants 6 5 1 .545 267 223 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 7 1 .364 248 231 L-1
Chicago Cardinals 4 7 1 .364 224 252 L-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 8 0 .333 195 285 L-7

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