1962 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1962 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 9–5
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1961 1963

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 16, 1962 at Detroit Lions L 45–7
2 September 23, 1962 Dallas Cowboys W 30–28
3 September 30, 1962 New York Giants L 31–27
4 October 6, 1962 Philadelphia Eagles W 13–7
5 October 14, 1962 at New York Giants W 20–17
6 October 21, 1962 Dallas Cowboys L 42–27
7 October 28, 1962 Cleveland Browns L 41–14
8 November 4, 1962 Minnesota Vikings W 39–31
9 November 11, 1962 at St. Louis Cardinals W 26–17
10 November 18, 1962 Washington Redskins W 23–21
11 November 25, 1962 at Cleveland Browns L 35–14
12 December 2, 1962 St. Louis Cardinals W 19–7
13 December 9, 1962 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–17
14 December 16, 1962 at Washington Redskins W 27–24

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 16, 1962): Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Lions 0 21 7 17 45

at Tiger Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 46,641
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Detroit – Cogdill 1 pass from Plum (Walker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Carpenter 43 pass from Brown (Michaels kick)
  • Detroit – Pietrosante 22 run (Walker kick)
  • Detroit – Cogdill 21 pass from Plum (Walker kick)
  • Detroit – Lewis 1 run (Walker kick)
  • Detroit – Lewis 1 run (Walker kick)
  • Detroit – FG Walker 44
  • Detroit – Studstill 9 pass from Plum (Walker kick)

Week 2 (Sunday September 23, 1962): Dallas Cowboys[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 21 2 7 30
Cowboys 7 0 7 14 28

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,478
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Dallas – Lockett 29 pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Womack 16 run (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 38 pass from Layne (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 16 pass from Layne (Michaels kick)
  • Dallas – Perkins 2 run (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Dallas holding in end zone
  • Dallas – Perkins 6 run (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Womack 3 run (Michaels kick)
  • Dallas – Clarke 13 pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)

Week 3 (Sunday September 30, 1962): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 14 7 7 31
Steelers 14 3 3 7 27

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 40,916
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Womack 7 run (Michaels kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Chandler 23
  • Pittsburgh – Mack 28 pass from Layne (Michaels kick)
  • New York Giants – Dudley 11 pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 41
  • New York GIants – Webster 58 pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 33
  • New York Giants – Gifford 27 pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)
  • New York Giants – Shofner 16 pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 1 run (Michaels kick)

Week 4 (Saturday October 6, 1962): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 0 7
Steelers 10 3 0 0 13

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,164
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 14
  • Pittsburgh – Schmitz 24 interception return (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 10
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 46 pass from Jurgensen (Walston kick)


Week 5 (Sunday October 14, 1962): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 10 3 20
Giants 3 0 7 7 17

at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 62,808
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – FG Chandler 30
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 1 run (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 5 pass from Layne (Michaels kick)
  • New York Giants – Walton 21 pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 16
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 9
  • New York GIants – Gifford 16 pass from TIttle (Chandler kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 21, 1962): Dallas Cowboys[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 14 7 7 14 42
Steelers 7 3 3 14 27

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,106
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:'

  • Dallas – Perkins 1 run (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 26 pass from Layne (Michaels kick)
  • Dallas – Howton 16 pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 10
  • Dallas – Clark 45 pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 40
  • Dallas – Clark 3 pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 1 run (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 9 pass form Layne (Michaels kick)
  • Dallas – Clarke 13 pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)
  • Dallas Folkins 26 pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 28, 1962): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 0 17 17 41
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,417
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Costello 21 fumble run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 37
  • Cleveland – Scales 12 run (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 1 run (Michaels kick)
  • Cleveland – Brown 15 pass from Ryan (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 51
  • Cleveland – Brown 1 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Green 8 pass from Ryan (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 6 pass from Brown (Michaels kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 4, 1962): Minnesota Vikings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 14 7 10 31
Steelers 7 7 12 13 39

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 14,642
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 2 run (Michaels kick)
  • PIttsburgh – Womack 3 run (Michaels kick)
  • Minnesota – Mason 37 pass from Tarkenton (Christopherson kick)
  • Minnesota – Ferguson 19 pass from Tarkenton (Christopherson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Huth recovered fumble in end zone, covered by Stautner
  • PIttsburgh – FG Michaels 32
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 2 run (Michaels kick)
  • Minnesota Reichow 4 pass from Tarkenton (Christopherson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 38
  • Minnesota – Ferguson 59 pass from Tarkenton (Christopherson kick)
  • Minnesota – FG Christopherson 42
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 16 run (Michaels kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 11, 1962): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 6 0 17 26
Cardinals 7 3 7 0 17

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,265
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • St. Louis – Crow 22 run (Perry kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 27
  • St. Louis – FG Perry 22
  • Pittsburgh – Carpenter 9 pass from Layne (kick failed)
  • St. Louis – Gautt 1 run (Perry kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 5 run (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 5 run (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 8

Week 10 (Sunday November 18, 1962): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 7 14 0 21
Steelers 3 3 0 17 23

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 21,231
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 37
  • Washington – Cunningham 10 pass from Snead (Khayat kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 18
  • Washington – Anderson 46 pass from Snead (Khayat kick)
  • Washington – Barnes 32 run (Khayat kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mack 20 pass from Brown (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 9 pass from Brown (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 24

Week 11 (Sunday November 25, 1962): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14
Browns 0 14 0 21 35

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 53,601
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 12 (Sunday December 2, 1962): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 7 0 6 6 19

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 17,285
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Daniel 49 interception return (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 35
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 36
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 23
  • St. Louis – Randle 12 pass from Johnson (Perry kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 10

Week 13 (Sunday December 9, 1962): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 17 0 9 26
Eagles 7 0 10 0 17

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 60,671
  • Referee: George Rennix
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Retzlaff 7 pass from Jurgensen (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Carpenter 12 pass from Brown (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 21
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 1 run (Michaels kick)
  • Philadelphia – Retzlaff 49 pass from Jurgensen (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Wittenborn 18
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 46
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 28
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 29

Week 14 (Sunday December 16, 1962): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 6 7 27
Redskins 3 0 7 14 24

at D.C. Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 34,508
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – FG Khayat 33
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 39 pass from Layne (Michaels kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 1 run (Michaels kick)
  • Washington – James 25 pass from Izo (Khayat kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 38
  • Pittsburgh – FG Michaels 13
  • Pittsburgh – Carpenter 23 pass from Layne (Michaels kick)
  • Washington – James 49 pass from Izo (Khayat kick)
  • Washington – Anderson 26 pass from Izo (Khayat kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 12 2 0 .857 398 283 W-9
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 312 363 W-3
Cleveland Browns 7 6 1 .538 291 257 W-1
Washington Redskins 5 7 2 .417 305 376 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 398 402 L-2
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 287 356 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 282 356 L-2

References[edit]