1966 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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The 1966 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 34th in the National Football League

1966 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Bill Austin
Home field Pitt Stadium
Results
Record 5–8–1
Division place 6th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1965 1967

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 11, 1966 New York Giants T 34–34
2 September 18, 1966 Detroit Lions W 17–3
3 September 25, 1966 Washington Redskins L 33–27
4 October 2, 1966 at Washington Redskins L 24–10
5 October 8, 1966 at Cleveland Browns L 41–10
6 October 16, 1966 Philadelphia Eagles L 31–14
7 Bye
8 October 30, 1966 at Dallas Cowboys L 52–21
9 November 6, 1966 Cleveland Browns W 16–6
10 November 13, 1966 St. Louis Cardinals W 30–9
11 November 20, 1966 Dallas Cowboys L 20–7
12 November 27, 1966 at St. Louis Cardinals L 6–3
13 December 4, 1966 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27–23
14 December 11, 1966 at New York Giants W 47–28
15 December 18, 1966 at Atlanta Falcons W 57–33

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 11, 1966): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 10 0 17 34
Steelers 7 7 17 3 34

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,693
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Jones 75 pass from Morrall (Gogolak kick)0–7
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 9 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)7–7
  • New York Giants – Crespino 19 pass from Morrall (Gogolak kick)7–14
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 6 run (Clark kick)14–14
  • New York Giants – FG Gogolak 26 14–17
  • Pittsburgh – Simmons 21 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)21–17
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 25 24–17
  • Pittsburgh – Hilton 31 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)31–17
  • New York Giants – FG Gogolak 14 31–20
  • New York Giants – Jones 98 pass from Morrall (Gogolak kick)31–27
  • New York Giants – W. Harris 72 fumble return (Gogolak kick)31–34
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 41 34–34

Week 2 (Sunday September 18, 1966): Detroit Lions[edit]

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

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,473
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 3 (Sunday September 25, 1966): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 9 0 21 3 33
Steelers 0 14 10 3 27

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,505
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – FG Gogolak 41 0–3
  • Washington – FG Gogolak 47 0–6
  • Washington – FG Gogolak 29 0–9
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 49 pass from R. Smith (Clark kick)7–9
  • Pittsburgh – J. Bradshaw 27 interception return (Clark kick)14–9
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 79 pass from R. Smith (Clark kick)21–9
  • Washington – Taylor 4 pass from Jurgensen (Gogolak kick)21–16
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 47 24–16
  • Washington – Mitchell 35 pass from Jurgensen (Gogolak kick)24–23
  • Washington – Taylor 2 run (Gogolak kick)24–30
  • Washington – FG Gogolak 15 24–33
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 42 27–33

Week 4 (Sunday October 2, 1966): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 0 0 10
Redskins 10 0 7 7 24

at D.C. Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 47,360
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Taylor 60 pass from Jurgensen (Gogolak kick)0–7
  • Washington – FG Gogolak 12 0–10
  • Pittsburgh – Hoak 2 run (Clark kick)7–10
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 25 10–10
  • Washington – Mitchell 51 pass from Jurgensen (Gogolak kick)10–17
  • Washington – Mitchell 70 pass from Jurgensen (Gogolak kick)10–24

Week 5 (Saturday October 8, 1966): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 10 0 10
Browns 14 7 0 20 41

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 82,687
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Collins 23 pass from Ryan (Groza kick)0–7
  • Cleveland – Collins 14 pass from Ryan (Groza kick)0–14
  • Cleveland – Kelly 2 run (Groza kick)0–21
  • Pittsburgh – Jefferson 23 pass from Izo (Clark kick)7–21
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 16 10–21
  • Cleveland – Kelly 10 run (kick failed)10–27
  • Cleveland – Warfield 3 fumble return (Groza kick)10–34
  • Cleveland – R. Smith 24 pass from Ninowski (Groza kick)10–41

Week 6 (Sunday October 16, 1966): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 14 0 17 31
Steelers 7 7 0 0 14

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 28,233
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 37 pass from Izo (Clark kick)7–0
  • Philadelphia – Gros 11 run (Baker kick)7–7
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 11 run (Clark kick)14–7
  • Philadelphia – Gros 1 run (Baker kick)14–14
  • Philadelphia – Brown 9 pass from Snead (Baker kick)14–21
  • Philadelphia – Goodwin 11 pass from Snead (Baker kick)14–28
  • Philadelphia – FG Baker 51 14–31

Week 8 (Sunday October 30, 1966): Dallas Cowboys[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 0 21
Cowboys 0 24 21 7 52

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 58,453
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Woodson 56 interception return (Clark kick)7–0
  • Dallas – Reeves 1 pass from Meredith (Villanueva kick)7–7
  • Dallas – Jordan 49 interception return (Villanueva kick)7–14
  • Dallas – FG Villanueva 12 7–17
  • Dallas – Reeves 8 pass from Meredith (Villanueva kick)7–24
  • PIttsburgh – Butler 93 kickoff return (Clark kick)14–24
  • Dallas – Renfro 87 kickoff return (Villanueva kick)14–31
  • Dallas – Clarke 22 pass from Meredith (Villanueva kick)14–38
  • Pittsburgh – Hilton 4 pass from R. Smith (Clark kick)21–38
  • Dallas – Gent 84 pass from Meredith (Villanueva kick)21–45
  • Dallas – R. Smith 1 run (Villanueva kick)21–52

Week 9 (Sunday November 6, 1966): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 6 0 0 6
Steelers 0 3 3 10 16

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 36,690
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Collins 24 pass from Ryan (kick failed)0–6
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 28 3–6
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 25 6–6
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 8 pass from R. Smith (Clark kick)13–6
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 42 16–6

Week 10 (Sunday November 13, 1966): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 9 0 0 0 9
Steelers 3 10 3 14 30

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 28,552
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • St. Louis – FG Bakken 37 0–3
  • St. Louis – FG Bakken 17 0–6
  • St. Louis – FG Bakken 12 0–9
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 40 3–9
  • Pittsburgh – Russell 14 blocked punt return (Clark kick)10–9
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 33 13–9
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 22 16–9
  • Pittsburgh – Hilton 11 pass from R. Smith (Clark kick)23–9
  • Pittsburgh – Jefferson 42 pass from Hoak30–9

Week 11 (Sunday November 20, 1966): Dallas Cowboys[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 10 3 7 20
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 42,185
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Dallas – Meredith 3 run (Villanueva kick)0–7
  • Dallas – FG Villandueva 27 0–10
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 11 pass from R. Smith (Clark kick)7–10
  • Dallas – FG Villanueva 37 7–13
  • Dallas – Hayes 38 pass from Meredith (Villanueva kick)7–20

Week 12 (Sunday November 27, 1966): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

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

at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 46,099
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 47 3–0
  • St. Louis – FG Bakken 26 3–3
  • St. Louis – FG Bakken 15 3–6

Week 13 (Sunday December 4, 1966): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 13 3 7 23
Eagles 3 10 7 7 27

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 54,275
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – FG Baker 35 0–3
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 7 run (Clark kick)7–3
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 37 10–3
  • Philadelphia – Woodeshick 3 run (Baker kick)10–10
  • Philadelphia – FG Baker 22 10–13
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 32 13–13
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 35 16–13
  • Philadelphia – Woodeshick 1 run (Baker kick)16–20
  • Philadelphia – Concannon 1 run (Baker kick)16–27
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 2 run (Clark kick)23–27

Week 14 (Sunday December 11, 1966): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 5 14 21 7 47
Giants 0 14 7 7 28

at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 62,658
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Lockhart stepped out of end zone 2–0
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 12 5–0
  • Pittsburgh – Bullocks 13 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)12–0
  • New York Giants – Thomas 1 pass from Kennedy (Gogolak kick)12–7
  • Pittsburgh – Leftridge 2 run (Clark kick)19–7
  • New York Giants – Jones 82 pass from Kennedy (Gogolak kick)19–14
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 1 run (Clark kick)26–14
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 1 run (Clark kick)33–14
  • New York Giants – Thomas 5 pass from Kennedy (Gogolak kick)33–21
  • Pittsburgh – Butler 66 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)40–21
  • Pittsburgh – Leftridge 2 run (Russell pass from Hoak)47–21
  • New York Giants – Crespino 16 pass from Kennedy (Gogolak kick)47–28

Week 15 (Sunday December 18, 1966): Atlanta Falcons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 6 24 21 7 58
Falcons 0 7 14 12 33

at Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 56,229
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 22 3–0
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 19 6–0
  • Pittsburgh – Ballman 12 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)13–0
  • Pittsburgh – Bullocks 13 run (Clark kick)20–0
  • Atlanta – Coffey 1 run (Kirouac kick)20–7
  • Pittsburgh – Butler 1 run (run failed)27–7
  • Pittsburgh – FG Clark 21 30–7
  • Atlanta – Ridlehuber 53 pass from Johnson (Kirouac kick)30–14
  • Pittsburgh – Butler 1 run (Clark kick)37–14
  • Pittsburgh – Jefferson 68 pass from Nelsen (Clark kick)44–14
  • Pittsburgh – Thomas 23 fumble return (Clark kick)51–14
  • Atlanta – Ridlehuber 19 pass form Johnson (Kirouac kick)51–21
  • Pittsburgh – Asbury 2 run (Clark kick)58–21
  • Atlanta – Anderson 62 pass from Claridge (kick failed)58–27
  • Atlanta – Anderson 12 pass from Claridge (kick failed)58–33

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 3 1 .769 445 239 W-1
Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 .643 403 259 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 9 5 0 .643 326 340 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 8 5 1 .615 264 265 L-3
Washington Redskins 7 7 0 .500 351 355 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 8 1 .385 316 347 W-2
Atlanta Falcons 3 11 0 .214 204 437 L-1
New York Giants 1 12 1 .077 263 501 L-8

References[edit]