1955 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1955 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Walt Kiesling
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 4–8
Division place 6th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 26, 1955 Chicago Cardinals W 14–7
2 October 2, 1955 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–26
3 October 9, 1955 New York Giants W 30–23
4 October 15, 1955 Philadelphia Eagles W 13–7
5 October 23, 1955 New York Giants W 19–17
6 October 30, 1955 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–0
7 November 5, 1955 at Chicago Cardinals L 27–13
8 November 13, 1955 Detroit Lions L 31–28
9 November 20, 1955 at Cleveland Browns L 41–14
10 November 27, 1955 Washington Redskins L 23–14
11 December 4, 1955 Cleveland Browns L 30–7
12 December 11, 1955 at Washington Redskins L 28–17

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Monday September 26, 1955): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 26,359
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 2 (Sunday October 2, 1955): Los Angeles Rams[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 13 13 26
Rams 0 17 0 10 27

at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 46,185
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Los Angeles – Towler 1 run (Richter kick)
  • Los Angeles – FG Richter 12
  • Los Angeles – Boyd 74 pass from Van Brocklin (Richter kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 8 run (Michalik kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Finks 1 run (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 2 run (kick failed)
  • Los Angeles – Fears 17 pass from Van Brocklin (Richter kick)
  • Pittsburgh – McCabe 50 fumble run (Michalik kick)
  • Los Angeles – FG Richter 32

Week 3 (Sunday October 9, 1955): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 3 7 6 23
Steelers 0 6 10 14 30

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 29,422
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Saturday November 15, 1955): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,413
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Finks 1 run (Michalik kick)
  • Philadelphia – Bawel 42 interception (Bielski kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 2 run (kick failed)

Week 5 (Sunday October 23, 1955): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 6 7 6 0 19
Giants 7 7 3 0 17

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,365
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 21 run (kick failed)
  • New York Giants – Rote 5 pass from Heinrich (Agajanian kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Finks 2 run (Michalik kick)
  • New York Giants – Schnelker 16 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Agajanian 45
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 4 run (kick failed)

Week 6 (Sunday October 30, 1955): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
Eagles 0 0 14 10 24

at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,164
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Wegert 29 run (Bielski kick)
  • Philadelphia – Pihos 1- pass from Burk (Bielski kick)
  • Philadelphia – Wegert 2 run (Bielski kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Bielski 50

Week 7 (Saturday November 5, 1955): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 0 0 13
Cardinals 10 14 3 0 27

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,310
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Weed 30
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Summerall 21
  • Chicago Cardinals – Summerall 26 interception (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Weed 23
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 21 pass from Finks
  • Chicago Cardinals – Nagler 34 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Mann 18 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Summerall 34

Week 8 (Sunday November 13, 1955): Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 14 10 7 31
Steelers 0 7 0 21 28

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 34,441
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Detroit – Middleton 30 pass from Layne (Walker kick)
  • Detroit – Carpenter 34 pass from Gilmer (Walker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – O'Brien 6 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Detroit – FG Walker 23
  • Detroit – Walker 21 pass from Stits (Walker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 1 run (Weed kick)
  • Detroit – Stits 7 interception
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 47 pass from Marchibroda (Weed kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Marchibroda 8 run (Weed kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 20, 1955): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 0 0 14
Browns 7 14 13 7 41

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 53,509
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 16 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Cleveland – Konz 15 interception (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Lavelli 6 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 30 pass from Marchibroda (Weed kick)
  • Cleveland – Lavelli 42 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Modzelewshi 3 run (kick blocked)
  • Cleveland – Graham 4 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Bassett 5 run (Groza kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 27, 1955): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 7 9 0 23
Steelers 0 7 0 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 21,760
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Elter 20 run (Hecker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 61 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Washington – Elter 33 run (Janowicz kick)
  • Washington – FG Janowicz 13
  • Washington – Scudero 49 punt return (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Watson 62 pass from Finks (Weed kick)

Week 11 (Sunday December 4, 1955): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 10 10 10 0 30
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,101
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Graham 4 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 16
  • Cleveland – Renfro 46 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 22
  • Cleveland – Brewster 17 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 46
  • Pittsburgh – O'Malley recovered blocked kick in end zone (Weed kick)

Week 12 (Sunday December 11, 1955): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 3 0 17
Redskins 7 0 7 14 28

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,547
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Elter 22 run (Janowicz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Rogel 1 run (Weed kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 29 pass from Finks (Weed kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Weed 9
  • Washington – Thomas 11 pass from LeBaron
  • Washington – Atkeson 5 pass from LeBaron (Janowicz kick)
  • Washington – Janowicz 3 run (Janowicz kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 2 1 .818 7–2–1 349 218 W2
Washington Redskins 8 4 0 .667 6–4 246 222 W1
New York Giants 6 5 1 .545 4–5–1 267 223 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 7 1 .364 4–5–1 248 231 L1
Chicago Cardinals 4 7 1 .364 3–6–1 224 252 L2
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 8 0 .333 4–6 195 285 L7

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

References[edit]