1949 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1949 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach John Michelosen
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 6–5–1
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 25, 1949 New York Giants W 28–7
2 October 3, 1949 Washington Redskins L 27–14
3 October 8, 1949 Detroit Lions W 14–7
4 October 16, 1949 at New York Giants W 21–17
5 October 23, 1949 New York Bulldogs W 24–13
6 October 30, 1949 Philadelphia Eagles L 38–7
7 November 6, 1949 at Washington Redskins L 27–14
8 November 13, 1949 Los Angeles Rams T 7–7
9 November 20, 1949 at Green Bay Packers W 30–7
10 November 27, 1949 at Philadelphia Eagles L 34–17
11 December 4, 1949 at Chicago Bears L 30–21
12 December 11, 1949 at New York Bulldogs W 27–0

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 25, 1949): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 0 21 0 7 28

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,957
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Week 2 (Monday October 3, 1949): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 30,000
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Washington – Taylor 24 pass from Baugh (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 2 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nuzum 27 run (Glamp kick)
  • Washington – Sandifer 35 pass from Baugh (Poillon kick)
  • Washington – Taylor 58 pass from Baugh (Poillon kick)
  • Washington – Goode 1 run (Poillon kick)

Week 3 (Saturday October 8, 1949): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 21,355
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 2 run (Glamp kick)
  • Detroit – Doll 95 interception (Dudley kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 16, 1949): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 7 7 21
Giants 0 17 0 0 17

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 29,911
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Week 5 (Sunday October 23, 1949): New York Bulldogs[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 3 0 0 13
Steelers 10 7 7 0 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,042
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Nuzum 25 run (Glamp kick)
  • New York Bulldogs – Layne 1 run (Scollard kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 17
  • Pittsburgh – Geri 3 run (Glamp kick)
  • New York Bulldogs – FG Scollard 27
  • New York Bulldogs – FG Scollard 25
  • Pittsburgh – Nuzum 6 run (Glamp kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 30, 1949): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 14 7 14 38
Steelers 0 0 7 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,903
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Philadelphia – FG Patton 48
  • Philadelphia – Van Buren 1 run (Muha kick)
  • Philadelphia – Scott 70 punt return (Muha kick)
  • Philadelphia – Van Buren 6 run (Muha kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 35 pass from Finks (Glamp kick)
  • Philadelphia – Thompson 1 run (Muha kick)
  • Philadelphia – Pihos 15 pass from Mackrides (Muha kick)

Week 7 (Sunday November 6, 1949): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 7 0 14
Redskins 0 7 0 20 27

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance:
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Washington – Taylor 51 pass from Gilmer (Poillon kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Finks 5 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Washington – Stout 74 run (Poillon kick)
  • Washington – Stout 1 run (kick failed)
  • Washington -Dowda 1 run (Poillon kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 13, 1949): Los Angeles Rams[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,510
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Geri 18 run (Glamp kick)
  • Los Angeles – Gehrke 1 run (Waterfield kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 20, 1949): Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 7 16 30
Packers 0 0 7 0 7

at City Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance:
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 47 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nuzum 64 run (Geri kick)
  • Green Bay – Girard 1 run (Fritsch kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Girard's punt blocked out of end zone by Samuelson
  • Pittsburgh – Nuzum 8 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Gage 3 run (Geri kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 27, 1949): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,191
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Philadelphia – Armstrong 13 pass from Thompson (Patton kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nuzum 67 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Patton 16
  • Pittsburgh – FG Geri 34
  • Philadelphia – Ferrante 3 pass from Thompson (Patton kick)
  • Philadelphia – Parmer 1 run (Patton kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Patton 13
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 40 pass from Gage (Geri kick)

Week 11 (Sunday December 4, 1949): Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 14 21
Bears 7 10 6 7 30

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 36,071
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Chicago Bears – Rykovick 20 pass from Lujack (Lujack kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 48 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Chicago Bears – Hoffman 3 run (Lujack kick)
  • Chicago Bears – FG Blanda 33
  • Chicago Bears – Rykovich 1 run (kick failed)
  • Chicago Bears – Rykovich 1 run (Lujack kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Gage 97 run (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Gage 6 run (Geri kick)

Week 12 (Sunday December 11, 1949): New York Bulldogs[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 6 14 7 27
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 4,028
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 11 1 0 .917 8–0 364 134 W8
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 .545 4–4 224 214 W1
New York Giants 6 6 0 .500 3–5 287 298 L2
Washington Redskins 4 7 1 .364 3–4–1 268 339 L1
New York Bulldogs 1 10 1 .091 1–6–1 153 368 L5

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

References[edit]