1958 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1958 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 7–4–1
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 28, 1958 at San Francisco 49ers L 23–20
2 October 5, 1958 Cleveland Browns L 45–12
3 October 12, 1958 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–3
4 October 19, 1958 at Cleveland Browns L 27–10
5 October 26, 1958 at New York Giants L 17–6
6 November 2, 1958 Washington Redskins W 24–16
7 November 9, 1958 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31–24
8 November 16, 1958 New York Giants W 31–10
9 November 23, 1958 at Chicago Cardinals W 27–20
10 November 30, 1958 Chicago Bears W 24–10
11 December 7, 1958 at Washington Redskins T 14–14
12 December 13, 1958 Chicago Cardinals W 38–21

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 28, 1958): San Francisco 49ers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 13 0 20
49ers 7 0 6 10 23

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 32,150
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • San Francisco – McElhenny 2 run (Soltau kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 10 pass from Morrall (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 22
  • Pittsburgh – Younger 1 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 23
  • San Francisco – Pace 11 run (kick blocked)
  • San Francisco – Brodie 1 run (Soltau kick)
  • San Francisco – FG Soltau 22

Week 2 (Sunday October 5, 1958): Cleveland Browns[edit]

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1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 17 14 7 45
Steelers 0 10 0 2 12

at Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,130
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Brown 23 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Mitchell 21 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Brewster 8 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 1 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 31
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 32
  • Cleveland – Brown 59 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Brown 3 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – P. Carpenter 4 pass from Ninowski (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Ninowski tackled by Stautner in end zone

Week 3 (Sunday October 12, 1958): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,153
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Sunday October 19, 1958): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 3 10
Browns 7 14 0 6 27

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 66,852
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 64 pass from Tracy (Miner kick)
  • Cleveland – Brown 27 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Brown 48 run (Plum kick)
  • Cleveland – Renfro 36 pass from Plum (Plum kick)
  • Cleveland – Mitchell 7 pass from Plum (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 47

Week 5 (Sunday October 26, 1958): New York Giants[edit]

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

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 25,007
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Karilivacz 23 fumble run (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 27
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 34
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 39
  • New York Giants – Heinrich 1 run (Summerall kick)

Week 6 (Sunday November 2, 1958): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 3 0 10 16
Steelers 0 14 0 10 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,525
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – FG Baker 13
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 19 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Younger 2 run (Miner kick)
  • Washington – FG Baker 27
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 62 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Washington – FG Baker 32
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 43
  • Washington – Walton 26 pass from Guglielmi (Baker kick)

Week 7 (Sunday November 9, 1958): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 14 14 0 31
Eagles 7 3 7 7 24

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 26,306
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 38
  • Philadelphia – Retzlaff 18 pass from Barnes (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 13 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 25 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Walston 16
  • Philadelphia – Barnes 3 run (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 34 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 40 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 10 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 16, 1958): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 3 0 0 10
Steelers 0 7 14 10 31

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 30,030
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Gifford 1 run (Summerall kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 42
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 1 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 9 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Glick 37 fumble run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 43 (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 1 run (Miner kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 23, 1958): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 10 0 7 27
Cardinals 10 3 7 0 20

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 15,946
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 101 kick return (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Elter 5 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 37
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Conrad 38
  • Pittsburgh – Elter 8 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 30
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Conrad 12
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 1 run (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 78 pass from Layne (Miner kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 30, 1958): Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 10 10
Steelers 7 3 0 14 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,094
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 30 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 22
  • Chicago Bears – Jewett 13 pass from Brown (Blanda kick)
  • Chicago Bears – FG Blanda 34
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 48 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 18 run (Miner kick)

Week 11 (Sunday December 7, 1958): Washington Redskins[edit]

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

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,370
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Bosseler 7 run (Baker kick)
  • Washington – Bosseler 2 run (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 55 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – McClairen 28 pass from Layne (Miner kick)

Week 12 (Saturday December 13, 1958): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 14 0 21
Steelers 0 17 7 14 38

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather: Sunny, cold (the water pipes in Pitt Stadium froze)
  • Game attendance: 16,660
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Orr 36 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 92 kick return (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 13
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 17 run (Miner kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Watkins 48 pass from Reynolds (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 17 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 1 run (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 72 pass from Tracy (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Reynolds 5 run (Miner kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 9 3 0 .750 7–3 246 183 W4
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 8–2 302 217 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 1 .636 6–3–1 261 230 W1
Washington Redskins 4 7 1 .364 3–6–1 214 268 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 261 356 L6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 235 306 L4

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Game program