1992 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1992 Pittsburgh Steelers season
60PATCH.jpg
Steelers 60th Anniversary Logo
Head coach Bill Cowher
General manager Tom Donahoe
Owner The Rooney Family
Home field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs
(Bills) 24–3
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Team MVP Barry Foster
Team ROY Darren Perry
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1991 1993 >

The Pittsburgh Steelers celebrated their 60th Anniversary season in 1992. This was also Bill Cowher's first season as head coach following the retirement of Chuck Noll after 23 seasons. The team was coming off a 7–9 season in 1991.

Cowher led the Steelers to an 11–5 record in his first season and the top seed in the AFC playoffs. However, in what later became somewhat commonplace in Cowher's reign as coach of the Steelers, the team failed to capitalize on the seeding and lost to the eventual AFC Champion Buffalo Bills in the divisional playoffs.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Secretary & Counsel – Arthur J. Rooney II
  • Administration Advisor – Chuck Noll
  • Director of Communications – Joe Gordon
  • Public Relations Coordinator – Dan Edwards
  • PR Assistant/Community Relations – Ron Miller
  • Controller – Dan McGrogan
  • Assistant Controller – Dan Ferens
  • Assistant Controller – Jim Ellenberger
  • Ticket Sales Manager – Geraldine Glenn
  • Football Operations
  • Director of Football Operations – Tom Donahoe
  • Football Business Manager – James A. Boston
  • Player Development Coordinator – Anthony Griggs
  • Scouting Staff
  • Director of Scouting – Tom Modrak
  • Pro Personnel Coordinator – Charles Bailey
  • College Scout – Bob Schmitz
  • College Scout – Max McCartney
  • College Scout – Phil Kreidler
  • BLESTO College Scout – Bob Lane

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ron Erhardt
  • Wide Receivers – Bob Harrison
  • Offensive Backfield – Dick Hoak
  • Tight Ends – Pat Hodgson
  • Offensive Line – Kent Stephenson
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – John Guy

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coordinator – Chet Fuhrman
  • Medical Staff
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. James P. Bradley
  • Opthalmologist – Dr. Phillip Buzzelli
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Consultant – Dr. Abraham J. Twerski
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Training Staff
  • Head Trainer – John Norwig
  • Administrative Trainer - Ralph Berlin
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Video Coordinator – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Pat Dolan
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus, Bill Amatucci

[1]

Notable additions include Levon Kirkland, Joel Steed, Darren Perry and Yancey Thigpen

Roster[edit]

1992 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

[2] [3] [4]


Rookies in italics
52 Active, 2 Inactive, 6 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sun. Sep. 6 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 pm NBC W 29–24 1–0
2 Sun. Sep. 13 New York Jets Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 pm NBC W 27–10 2–0
3 Sun. Sep. 20 at San Diego Chargers Jack Murphy Stadium 4:00 pm NBC W 23–6 3–0
4 Sun. Sep. 27 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field 4:00 pm NBC L 17–3 3–1
5 Sun. Oct. 4 Bye
6 Sun. Oct. 11 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 17–9 3–2
7 Mon. Oct. 19 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 pm ABC W 20–0 4–2
8 Sun. Oct. 25 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 7:30 pm TNT W 27–3 5–2
9 Sun. Nov. 1 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 21–20 6–2
10 Sun. Nov. 8 at Buffalo Bills Rich Stadium 4:00 pm NBC L 28–20 6–3
11 Sun. Nov. 15 Detroit Lions Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 17–14 7–3
12 Sun. Nov. 22 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 30–14 8–3
13 Sun. Nov. 29 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 21–9 9–3
14 Sun. Dec. 6 Seattle Seahawks Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 20–14 10–3
15 Sun. Dec. 13 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 1:00 pm NBC L 30–6 10–4
16 Sun. Dec. 20 Minnesota Vikings Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS L 6–3 10–5
17 Sun. Dec. 27 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 23–13 11–5

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 6, 1992): at Houston Oilers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 9 6 7 29
Oilers 14 10 0 0 24

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Bill Cowher wins his first game as Steelers Head Coach.

Scoring Drives:

  • Houston – Meads 15 fumble return (Del Greco kick)
  • Houston – Givins 11 pass from Moon (Del Greco kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson – 30
  • Houston – FG Del Greco 36
  • Pittsburgh – Graham 26 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – Givins 8 pass from Moon (Del Greco kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 25
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 37
  • Pittsburgh – Cooper 9 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)

Week 2 (Sunday September 13, 1992): vs. New York Jets[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 3 7 0 0 10
Steelers 0 10 0 17 27

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Jets – FG Staurovsky 32
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 23 run (Anderson kick)
  • New York Jets – Brim 77 interception return (Staurovsky kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 28
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 54 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 35
  • Pittsburgh – Griffin 65 interception return (Anderson kick)

Week 3 (Sunday September 20, 1992): at San Diego Chargers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 16 23
Chargers 3 3 0 0 6

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Sunday September 27, 1992): at Green Bay Packers[edit]

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

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 58,724
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Charlie Jones (play by play), Todd Christensen (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 35
  • Green Bay – FG Jacke 47
  • Green Bay – Sharpe 76 pass from Favre (Jacke kick)
  • Green Bay – Brooks 8 pass from Favre (Jacke kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 4, 1992): Bye Week[edit]

Week 6 (Sunday October 11, 1992): at Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 3 0 3 9
Browns 0 3 7 7 17

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring Drives:

Week 7 (Monday October 19, 1992): vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

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

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 8 (Sunday October 25, 1992): at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 6 7 7 27
Chiefs 0 3 0 0 3

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Game time: 7:30 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 76,175
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers: (TNT) Gary Bender (play by play), Pat Haden (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 9 (Sunday November 1, 1992): vs. Houston Oilers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 3 3 14 0 20
Steelers 0 7 0 14 21

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 58,074
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Bill Parcells (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Houston – FG Del Greco 29
  • Houston – FG Del Greco 19
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – Slaughter 11 pass from Carlson (Del Greco kick)
  • Houston – Childress 8 fumble return (Del Greco kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Cooper 2 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 5 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 8, 1992): at Buffalo Bills[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 6 14 0 20
Bills 7 14 7 0 28

at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Scoring Drives:

Week 11 (Sunday November 15, 1992): vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 7 0 7 14
Steelers 7 3 0 7 17

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Mills 11 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 20
  • Detroit – Green 73 pass from Kramer (Hanson kick)
  • Detroit – Sanders 1 run (Hanson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jorden 1 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)

Week 12 (Sunday November 22, 1992): vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 7 7 14
Steelers 7 6 14 3 30

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 63 °F (Partly Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 51,101
  • Referee: Gary Lane
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Tom Hammond (play by play), Cris Collinsworth (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Foster 20 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 31
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 22
  • Indianapolis – Culver 1 run (Biasucci kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 13 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Thompson 2 run (Anderson kick)
  • Indianapolis – Culver 4 pass from Trudeau (Biasucci kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 36

Week 13 (Sunday November 29, 1992): at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 0 21
Bengals 0 6 0 3 9

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Davenport 34 fumble return (Anderson kick)
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 33
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 2 run (Anderson kick)
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 42
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 38

Week 14 (Sunday December 6, 1992): vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 0 14
Steelers 7 3 0 10 20

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 26 °F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 47,015
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Jim Lampley (play by play), Ahmad Rashad (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 15 (Sunday December 13, 1992): at Chicago Bears[edit]

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

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago – FG Butler 37
  • Chicago – Lewis 3 run (Butler kick)
  • Chicago – FG Butler 26
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 38
  • Chicago – Anderson 15 pass from Harbaugh (Butler kick)
  • Chicago – FG Butler 38
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 38
  • Chicago – Anderson 6 run (Butler kick)

Week 16 (Sunday December 20, 1992): vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

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

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (Partly Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 53,613
  • Referee: Dick Hantak
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Verne Lundquist (play by play), Dan Fouts (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 17 (Sunday December 27, 1992): vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 3 7 3 13
Steelers 7 10 3 3 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 32 °F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 53,776
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Joel Meyers (play by play), Paul Maguire (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 299 225
Houston Oilers 10 6 0 .625 352 258
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 272 275
Cincinnati Bengals 5 11 0 .313 274 364

Playoffs[edit]

Game summary[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff (Saturday January 9, 1993): vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

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

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 12:30 pm EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (Light Rain)
  • Game attendance: 60,407
  • Referee: Bernie Kukar
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Bill Parcells (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 38
  • Buffalo – Frerotte 1 pass from Reich (Christie kick)
  • Buffalo – Lofton 17 pass from Reich (Christie kick)
  • Buffalo – FG Christie 43
  • Buffalo – Gardner 1 run (Christie kick)

Awards, honors, and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 1993 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ "http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/1992_roster.htm".