1959 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1959 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 6–5–1
Division place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1958 1960

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 26, 1959 Cleveland Browns W 17–7
2 October 4, 1959 Washington Redskins L 23–17
3 October 11, 1959 at Philadelphia Eagles L 28–24
4 October 18, 1959 at Washington Redskins W 27–6
5 October 25, 1959 at New York Giants L 21–16
6 November 1, 1959 at Chicago Cardinals L 45–24
7 November 8, 1959 Detroit Lions T 10–10
8 November 15, 1959 at New York Giants W 14–9
9 November 22, 1959 at Cleveland Browns W 21–20
10 November 2, 1959 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–0
11 December 6, 1959 at Chicago Bears L 27–21
12 December 13, 1959 Chicago Cardinals W 35–20

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Saturday September 26, 1959): Cleveland Browns[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,844
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Week 2 (Sunday October 4, 1959): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 6 14 0 23
Steelers 0 0 10 7 17

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 26,750
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Washington – FG Baker 25 WSH 3–0
  • Washington – FG Baker 47 WSH 3–0
  • Washington – FG Baker 48 WSH 9–0
  • Washington – Anderson 70 pass from Gugliemi (Baker kick) WSH 16–0
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 32 WSH 16–3
  • Washington – Walton 26 pass from Gugliemi (Baker kick)WSH 23–3
  • Pittsburgh – Brewster 30 pass from Layne (Bobby WSH 23-10 NEKICK)
  • Pittsburgh – Krutko 2 run (Layne kick)WSH 23–17

Week 3 (Sunday October 11, 1959): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 7 7 24
Eagles 7 7 7 7 28

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,343
  • Referee: Bud Brubaker
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Layne 10 run (Layne kick)
  • Philadelphia – Barnes 3 run (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Powell 58 punt return (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 12
  • Philadelphia – Van Brocklin 1 run (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 11 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 18 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 17 pass from Layne (Layne kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 18, 1959): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 7 0 6 27
Redskins 6 0 0 0 6

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 28,218
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Krutko 1 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tarasovic 38 fumble run (Layne kick)
  • Washington – FG Baker 30
  • Washington – FG Baker 39
  • Pittsburgh – Krutko 4 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 23
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 22

Week 5 (Sunday October 25, 1959): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 14 0 0 7 21
Steelers 10 0 3 3 16

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,596
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 37
  • New York Giants – Gifford 77 pass from Conerly (Summerall kick)
  • New York Giants – Gifford 28 pass from Conerly (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 35 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 19
  • New York Giants – Huff 5 fumble run (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 17

Week 6 (Sunday November 1, 1959): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 7 7 24
Cardinals 14 21 0 10 45

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance:
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Week 7 (Sunday November 8, 1959): Detroit Lions[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 24,614
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Detroit – Rote 1 run (Perry kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 29
  • Detroit – FG Martin 27
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 20 pass from Layne (Layne kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 15, 1959): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 7 14
Giants 0 6 3 0 9

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 66,786
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 21
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 27
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 4 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 29
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 45 pass from Layne (Layne kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 22, 1959): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 0 7 21
Browns 0 6 0 14 20

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 68,563
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 4 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 1 run (Layne kick)
  • Cleveland – Renfro 30 pass from Plum (kick failed)
  • Cleveland – Renfro 28 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Renfro 70 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nagler 17 pass from Layne (Layne kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 29, 1959): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 3 7 7 14 31

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,191
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Week 11 (Sunday December 5, 1959): Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 6 14 7 0 27
Steelers 0 7 7 7 21

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 41,476
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Chicago Bears – Casares 3 run (kick failed)
  • Chicago Bears – Casares 1 run (Aveni kick)
  • Chicago Bears – Casares 1 run (Aveni kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 2 run (Layne kick)
  • Chicago Bears – Casares 1 run (Aveni kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Krutko 7 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 25 pass from Layne (Layne kick)

Week 12 (Sunday December 12, 1959): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 6 0 7 7 20
Steelers 0 28 7 0 35

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,011
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Conrad 37
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Conrad 20
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 9 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 35 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 11 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 16 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Conrad 21 pass from Hill (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 16 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Crow 7 pass from Hill (Conrad kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 284 170 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 7 5 0 .583 268 278 L-1
Cleveland Browns 7 5 0 .583 270 214 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 .545 257 216 W-1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 185 350 L-5
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 234 324 L-6

References[edit]