1964 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1964 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Pitt Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1963 1965

The 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 32nd in the National Football League.

The team played all of their home games at Pitt Stadium, and won five games, while losing nine, resulting in a fifth-place finish in the NFL Eastern Conference. Following the season, the Steelers dismissed head coach Buddy Parker and replaced him with Mike Nixon.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 13, 1964 Los Angeles Rams L 26–14
2 September 20, 1964 New York Giants W 27–24
3 September 27, 1964 Dallas Cowboys W 23–17
4 October 4, 1964 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–7
5 October 10, 1964 at Cleveland Browns W 23–7
6 October 18, 1964 at Minnesota Vikings L 30–10
7 October 25, 1964 Philadelphia Eagles L 34–10
8 November 1, 1964 Cleveland Browns L 30–17
9 November 8, 1964 at St. Louis Cardinals L 34–30
10 November 15, 1964 Washington Redskins L 30–0
11 November 22, 1964 at New York Giants W 44–17
12 November 29, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals L 21–20
13 December 6, 1964 at Washington Redskins W 14–7
14 December 13, 1964 at Dallas Cowboys L 17–14

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 13, 1964): Los Angeles Rams[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 13 13 0 26
Steelers 0 7 0 7 14

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,988
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Los Angeles – FG Gossett 9 0–3
  • Los Angeles – FG Gossett 39 0–6
  • Los Angeles – Wilson 1 run (Gossett kick)0–13
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 25 pass from Brown (Clark kick)7–13
  • Los Angeles – Allen 10 pass from Munson (kick failed)7–19
  • Los Angeles – Lundy 14 interception return (Gossett kick)7–26
  • Pittsburgh – King 4 run (Clark kick)14–26

Week 2 (Sunday September 20, 1964): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 14 0 7 3 24
Steelers 0 13 7 7 27

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,053
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • New York Giants – Barnes 26 interception (Chandler kick)0–7
  • New York Giants – Webster 2 run (Chandler kick)0–14
  • Pittsburgh – Hinton 8 interception return (kick failed)6–14
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 2 pass from Brown (Clark kick)13–14
  • Pittsburgh – Brown 2 run (Chandler kick)20–14
  • New York Giants – James 2 run (Chandler kick)20–21
  • Pittsburgh – Brown 1 run (Clark kick)27–21
  • New York Giants – FG Chandler 22 27–24

Week 3 (Sunday September 26, 1964): Dallas Cowboys[edit]

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

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,594
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 3–0
  • Dallas – FG Van Raaphorst 16 3–3
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 32 pass from Brown (kick failed)9–3
  • Dallas – Clarke 7 pass from Meredith (Van Raaphorst kick)9–10
  • Pittsburgh – Kelly 21 pass from Brown (Clark kick)16–10
  • Pittsburgh – King 4 pass from Brown (Clark kick)23–10

Week 4 (Sunday October 4, 1964): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 59,394
  • Referee: Bud Brubaker
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Philadelphia – T. Brown 23 pass from Snead (Baker kick)0–7
  • Philadelphia – T. Brown 87 pass from Snead (Baker kick)0–14
  • Philadelphia – Retzlaff 31 pass from Snead (Baker kick)0–21
  • Pittsburgh – J. Bradshaw 33 run with recovered fumble (Clark kick)7–21

Week 5 (Saturday October 10, 1964): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 6 7 0 23
Browns 0 7 0 0 7

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 80,530
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

John Henry Johnson rushed for 200 yards.

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 21 3–0
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 33 run (Clark kick)10–0
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 45 run (kick failed)16–0
  • Cleveland – Collins 18 pass from Ryan (Groza kick)16–7
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 5 run (Clark kick)23–7

Week 6 (Sunday October 18, 1964): Minnesota Vikings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 0 0 10
Vikings 6 7 7 10 30

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 39,873
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 12 3–0
  • Minnesota – Brown 6 pass from Tarkenton (kick failed)6–3
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 17 pass from Brown (Clark kick)10–6
  • Minnesota – Brown 59 pass from Tarkenton (Cox kick)10–13
  • Minnesota – Brown 1 run (Cox kick)10–20
  • Minnesota – FG Cox 25 10–23
  • Minnesota – Hawkins 56 interception return (Cox kick)10–30

Week 7 (Sunday October 25, 1964): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 10 3 14 34
Steelers 7 0 3 0 10

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 38,393
  • Referee: George Rennix
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Philadelphia – Concannon 15 run (Baker kick)0–7
  • Pittsburgh – Peaks 70 run (Clark kick)7–7
  • Philadelphia – Mack 53 pass from Snead (Baker kick)7–14
  • Philadelphia – FG Baker 14 7–17
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 13 10–17
  • Philadelphia – FG Baker 47 10–20
  • Philadelphia – Snead 1 run (Baker kick) 10–27
  • Philadelphia – Cross 94 interception return (Baker kick)10–34

Week 8 (Sunday November 1, 1964): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 10 10 10 30
Steelers 0 10 0 7 17

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 49,568
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Cleveland – FG Groza 36 0–3
  • Cleveland – McNeil 25 pass from Ryan (Groza kick)0–10
  • Pittsburgh – Peaks 5 run (Clark kick)7–10
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 26 10–10
  • Cleveland – Green 7 run (Groza kick)10–17
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 22 10–20
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 16 10–23
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 1 run (Clark kick)17–23
  • Cleveland – Green 13 run (Groza kick)17–30

Week 9 (Sunday November 8, 1964): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 3 14 30
Cardinals 3 10 7 14 34

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 28,245
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • St. Louis – FG Bakken 12 0–3
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 19 3–3
  • St. Louis – Gautt 2 run (Bakken kick)3–10
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 43 6–10
  • St. Louis – FG Bakken 16 6–13
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 28 pass from Brown13–13
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 38 16–13
  • St. Louis – Conrad 2 pass from Johnson (Bakken kick)16–20
  • St. Louis – Gambrell 8 pass from Johnson (Bakken kick)16–27
  • St. Louis – Meinert 18 interception return (Bakken kick)16–34
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 22 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)23–34
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 29 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)30–34

Week 10 (Sunday November 15, 1964): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 13 10 0 30
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,587
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Washington – Taylor 3 run (Martin kick)0–7
  • Washington – Coia 80 pass from Jurgensen (kick failed)0–13
  • Washington – Taylor 80 pass from Jurgensen (Martin kick)0–20
  • Washington – Sample 15 interception (Martin kick)0–27
  • Washington – FG Martin 31 0–30

Week 11 (Sunday November 22, 1964): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 14 20 7 44
Giants 0 3 0 14 17

at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 62,691
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 10 3–0
  • Pittsburgh – Thomas 13 pass from Brown (Clark kick)10–0
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 10 run (Clark kick)17–0
  • New York Giants FG Chandler 22 yd FG17–3
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 22 pass from Brown (Clark kick)24–3
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 28 27–3
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 2 run (Clark kick)34–3
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 23 37–3
  • New York Giants – Wood 8 run (Chandler kick)37–10
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 5 run (Clark kick)44–10
  • New York Giants – Barnes recovered fumble in end zone (Chandler kick)44–17

Week 12 (Sunday November 29, 1964): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 14 21
Steelers 0 3 7 10 20

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,807
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • St. Louis – Crow 5 run (Bakken kick)0–7
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 30 3–7
  • Pittsburgh – J. Bradshaw 47 fumble return (Clark kick)10–7
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 3 run (Clark kick) 17–7
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 36 20–7
  • St. Louis – Smith 42 pass from Johnson (Bakken kick)20–14
  • St. Louis – Fischer 49 fumble return (Bakken kick)20–21

Week 13 (Sunday December 6, 1964): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at D.C. Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 42,219
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 4 run (Clark kick)7–0
  • Washington – Taylor 36 run (Martin kick)7–7
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 47 pass from Brown (Clark kick)14–7

Week 14 (December 13, 1964): Dallas Cowboys[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14
Cowboys 10 0 0 7 17

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,271
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Dallas – FG Van Raaphorst 10 0–3
  • Dallas – Norman 8 pass from Meredith (Van Raaphorst kick)0–10
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 3 pass from Brown (Clark kick)7–10
  • Dallas – Dunn 3 run (Van Raaphorst kick)7–17
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 36 pass from Brown (Clark kick)14–17

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 415 293 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 3 2 .750 357 331 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 6 8 0 .429 312 313 L-1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 307 305 L-2
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 250 289 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 9 0 .357 253 315 L-1
New York Giants 2 10 2 .167 241 399 L-4

Roster[edit]

References[edit]