1945 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1945 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Jim Leonard
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 2–9
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 26, 1945 @ Boston Yanks L 28–7
2 October 7, 1945 New York Giants L 34–6
3 October 14, 1945 Washington Redskins L 14–0
4 October 21, 1945 @ New York Giants W 21–7
5 October 28, 1945 Boston Yanks L 10–6
6 November 4, 1945 Philadelphia Eagles L 45–3
7 November 11, 1945 Chicago Cardinals W 23–0
8 November 18, 1945 @ Philadelphia Eagles L 30–6
9 November 25, 1945 @ Chicago Bears L 28–7
10 December 2, 1945 @ Washington Redskins L 24–0

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Tuesday September 25, 1945): Boston Yanks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Yanks 7 7 7 7 28

at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,502
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Boston – J. Martin 5 run (Lio kick)
  • Boston – F. Martin 53 pass from Cafego (Lio kick)
  • Boston – Manders 1 run (Lio kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lucente 60 lateral from Bova after 10 pass from Jarvi (Naioti kick)
  • Boston – Manders 2 run (Lio kick)

Week 2 (Sunday, October 7, 1945): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 6 28 0 0 34
Steelers 0 6 0 0 6

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,097
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York – FG Strong 21
  • New York – FG Strong 42
  • Pittsburgh – Duhart 3 run (kick failed)
  • New York – Filpowicz – 10 pass from Herber (Strong kick)
  • New York – Leibel 38 pass from Herber (Strong kick)
  • New York – Piccolo 7 fumble run (Strong kick)

Week 3 (Sunday October 14, 1945): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 14,050
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Dye 13 pass from Baugh (Aguirre kick)
  • Washington – Rosato 3 run (Aguirre kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 21, 1945): New York Giants[edit]

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

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 43,070
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Lucente 3 run (Naioti kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Warren 1 run (Naioti kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Doyle 50 interception (Naioti kick)
  • New York – Livingston 15 pass from Herber (Strong kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 28, 1945): Boston Yanks[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 25,447
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Boston – FG Lio 19
  • Pittsburgh – FG Agajanian 19
  • Pittsburgh – FG Agajanian 25
  • Boston Martin 25 lateral from Currivan after 27 pass from Gudmundson (Lio kick)

Week 6 (Sunday November 4, 1945): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 6 7 13 19 45
Steelers 3 0 0 0 3

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,018
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Agajanian 31
  • Philadelphia – Ferrante 26 pass from Zimmerman (kick failed)
  • Philadelphia – Ferrante 65 pass from Zimmerman (Zimmerman kick)
  • Philadelphia – Van Buren 20 run (kick failed)
  • Philadelphia – Meyer 27 pass from Zimmerman (Zimmerman kick)
  • Philadelphia – Banta 22 run (kick failed)
  • Philadlephia – Bleeker 14 run (Zimmerman kick)
  • Philadelphia – Karnofsky 19 run (kick failed)

Week 7 (Sunday November 11, 1945): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 0 3 0 20 23

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 13,153
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Week 8 (Sunday November 18, 1945): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,838
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Karnofsky 12 run (Zimmerman kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Kiick 1 run (kick failed)
  • Philadelphia – Van Buren 3 run (kick failed)
  • Philadelphia – FG Zimmerman 30
  • Philadelphia – Van Buren 6 run (Zimmerman kick)
  • Philadelphia – Steele 4 run (Rogalla kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 25, 1945): Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 0 7
Bears 14 7 0 7 28

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,689
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago Bears – McAffee 33 run (Gudauskas kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dudley 4 run (Agajanian kick)
  • Chicago Bears – McAfee 65 pass from Luckman (Gudauskas kick)
  • Chicago Bears – Grygo 33 pass from Luckman (Gudauskas kick)
  • Chicago Bears – McAfee 2 run (Gudauskas kick)

Week 10 (Sunday December 2, 1945): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 34,788
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Bagarus 70 pass from Baugh (Aguirre kick)
  • Washington – Turley 10 pass from Baugh (Aguirre kick)
  • Washington – FG Aguirre 26
  • Washington – Bagarus 29 pass from Baugh (Aguirre kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 8 2 0 .800 6–2 209 121 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 7 3 0 .700 5–2 272 133 W1
Boston Yanks 3 6 1 .333 3–2–1 123 211 L5
New York Giants 3 6 1 .333 2–4–1 179 198 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 8 0 .200 1–7 79 220 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References[edit]