1954 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1954 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Walt Kiesling
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 5–7
Division place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 26, 1954 at Green Bay Packers W 21–20
2 October 2, 1954 Washington Redskins W 37–7
3 October 9, 1954 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–22
4 October 17, 1954 Cleveland Browns W 55–27
5 October 23, 1954 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–7
6 October 31, 1954 at Chicago Cardinals L 17–14
7 November 7, 1954 New York Giants L 30–6
8 November 14, 1954 at Washington Redskins L 17–14
9 November 20, 1954 San Francisco 49ers L 31–3
10 November 28, 1954 Chicago Cardinals W 20–17
11 December 5, 1954 at New York Giants L 24–3
12 December 12, 1954 at Cleveland Browns L 42–7

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 26, 1954): Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 0 7 21
Packers 7 10 3 0 20

at City Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,675
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Green Bay – Reid 69 run (Cone kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lattner 14 pass from Finks (Kissell kick)
  • Green Bay – Howton 44 pass from Rote (Cone kick)
  • Green Bay – FG Cone 45
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 2 pass from Finks (Kissell kick)
  • Green Bay – FG Cone 32
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 37 pass from Finks (Held kick)

Week 2 (Saturday October 2, 1954): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 13 14 7 3 37

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,492
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 25 pass from Held (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lattner 1 run (kick blocked)
  • Pittsburgh – Rogel 1 run (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Sulima 5 pass from Finks (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Brandt 9 run (Held kick)
  • Washington – Dorow 1 run (Felton kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Held 15

Week 3 (Saturday October 9, 1954): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 9 7 3 22
Eagles 14 3 0 7 24

at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,322
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Held 31
  • Philadelphia – Walston 24 pass from Thomason (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Williams 11 run (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Walston 14
  • Pittsburgh – Butler 23 interception (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Thomason tackled in end zone by McPeak
  • Pittsburgh – Lattner 7 run (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Held 17
  • Philadelphia – Pihos 13 pass from Burk (Walston kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 17, 1954): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 14 6 0 7 27
Steelers 7 27 14 7 55

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,256
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Reynolds 5 run (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 7 pass from Finks (Held kick)
  • Cleveland – Jones 37 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Rogel 14 pass from Finks (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Butler 41 interception (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lattner 12 run (Held kick)
  • Cleveland – Lavelli 29 pass from Graham (kick blocked)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 78 pass from Finks (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 8 pass from Finks (Held kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 3 run (Held kick)
  • Cleveland – Lavelli 24 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Craft 81 interception (Held kick)

Week 5 (Saturday October 23, 1954): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 39,075
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Kissell 24
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 52 pass from Burk (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Pihos 24 pass from Burk (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 5 run (Kissell kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 31, 1954): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

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

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 18,765
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 15 pass from Finks (Kissell kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 91 kick return (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Summerall 24
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 18 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lattner 1 run (Kissell kick)

Week 7 (Sunday November 7, 1954): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 9 14 7 0 30
Steelers 0 6 0 0 6

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 25,158
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Safety, Chandnois recovered blocked punt in own end zone, tackled by Nolan
  • New York Giants – MacAfee 21 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lattner 5 run (kick blocked)
  • New York Giants – Rote 23 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – Price 2 run (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – Topp 14 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 14, 1954): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,388
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Wells 9 run (Janowicz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lattner 24 pass from Finks (Kissell kick)
  • Washington – FG Janowicz 32
  • Washington – Taylor 42 pass from Scarbath (Janowicz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 4 pass from Finks (Kissell kick)

Week 9 (Saturday November 20, 1954): San Francisco 49ers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 21 0 7 31
Steelers 0 3 0 0 3

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,001
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • San Francisco – FG Soltau 24
  • San Francisco – Jessup 44 pass from Tittle (Soltau kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Kissell 31
  • San Francisco – Perry 2 run (Soltau kick)
  • San Francisco – Johnson 24 run (Soltau kick)
  • San Francisco – Jessup 24 pass from Tittle (Soltau kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 28, 1954): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 14 3 0 17
Steelers 0 10 0 10 20

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 17,460
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Bolkovac 21
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 29 pass from Finks (Bolkovac kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Stonesifer 39 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 60 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Summerall 34
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 3 run (Bolkovac kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Bolkovac 26

Week 11 (Sunday November 5, 1954): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 0 3
Giants 7 7 7 3 24

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 16,856
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Price 7 run (Agajanian kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Bolkovac 15
  • New York Giants – MacAfee 42 pass from Clatterbuck (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – Rote 42 pass from Clatterbuck (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Agajanian 20

Week 12 (Sunday December 12, 1954): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 0 7
Browns 7 21 0 14 42

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 28,064
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Hanulak 13 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Konz 54 interception (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Hanulak 3 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Hanulak 8 run (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 47 pass from Finks (Bolkovac kick)
  • Cleveland – Morrison 2 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Reynolds 3 run (Groza kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 8–2 336 162 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 7–3 284 230 W1
New York Giants 7 5 0 .583 7–3 293 184 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 4–6 219 263 L2
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 2–8 207 432 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 2–8 183 347 L3

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

References[edit]