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1941 Pittsburgh Steelers

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1-9-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1941 NFL Season Summary

Scored 103 points (9.4/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 276 points (25.1/g), 10th.
 Differential of -173 points (-15.7/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.0-10.0.

Coach: Bert Bell (0-2-0), Aldo Donelli (0-5-0) and Walt Kiesling (1-2-1)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/General Manager Art Rooney

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 103 1867 549 3.4 49 15 8 75 42 168 654 5 34 3.9 18 381 1213 9 3.2 49
Team Defense 276 2724 615 4.4 27 8 10 116 84 189 1168 10 19 6.2 34 426 1556 17 3.7 72
Lg Rank Offense 10 9 10 8 10 9 10 8 9 10 7 5 5 4
Lg Rank Defense 10 7 9 9 3 1 1 6 7 6 7 10 9 10

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cleveland Rams 14 17 8 199 58 141 7 10 194 125 69 3
2 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-2 Philadelphia Eagles 7 10 7 169 45 124 3 8 192 65 127 3
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-3 New York Giants 10 37 7 177 113 64 6 9 207 131 76 3
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-4 Washington Redskins 20 24 9 190 163 27 3 5 156 83 73 1
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 0-5 @ New York Giants 7 28 5 214 114 100 4 13 206 56 150 2
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 0-6 @ Chicago Bears 7 34 9 159 42 117 4 17 410 129 281 3
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 0-7 @ Washington Redskins 3 23 4 47 24 23 5 16 340 132 208 7
8 Sun November 9 boxscore T 0-7-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 7 5 155 10 145 10 248 75 173 1
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 1-7-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 7 5 205 205 9 278 175 103 3
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 1-8-1 Green Bay Packers 7 54 11 266 56 210 10 13 271 116 155
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 1-9-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 7 35 5 112 25 87 7 8 313 123 190 4

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Boyd Brumbaugh 26 KR/TB 10 7 13 41 31.7 260 2 4.9 8 19.5 72 6.3 -1.5 20.0 26.0 31.6 0 0
Coley McDonough 26 tb 6 1 12 41 29.3 200 1 2.4 7 17.1 59 4.9 -2.3 16.7 33.3 16.0 0 0
Dick Riffle* 26 FB 10 7 8 39 20.5 88 1 2.6 9 23.1 22 2.3 -7.6 11.0 8.8 8.5 0 0
Art Jones* 22 P/PR/WB 11 9 6 23 26.1 86 0 0.0 3 13.0 19 3.7 -2.1 14.3 7.8 3.1 0 0
Les Dodson 25 2 0 1 8 12.5 7 0 0.0 3 37.5 7 0.9 -16.0 7.0 3.5 0.0 0 0
Al Donelli 24 7 0 2 8 25.0 13 1 12.5 3 37.5 10 1.6 -12.8 6.5 1.9 39.6 0 0
John Noppenberg 24 b 4 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Ben Starret 24 4 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
Elmer Hackney 25 fb 11 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Joe Hoague 23 fb 10 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Frank Zoppetti 25 4 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 24.7 11 42 168 25.0 654 5 3.0 34 20.2 72 3.9 -4.6 15.6 59.5 13.6 0 0
Opp Total 11 84 189 44.4 1168 10 5.3 19 10.1 6.2 2.71 13.9 106.2 42.9 0 0 6.2 2.7 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Dick Riffle* 26 FB 10 7 109 388 1 54 3.6 38.8 10.9 2 24 12.0 1 14 0.2 2.4 412 2 0
Boyd Brumbaugh 26 KR/TB 10 7 68 114 2 8 1.7 11.4 6.8 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 115 2 0
Elmer Hackney 25 fb 11 4 63 253 1 31 4.0 23.0 5.7 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.9 263 1 0
Art Jones* 22 P/PR/WB 11 9 62 239 4 34 3.9 21.7 5.6 4 121 30.3 1 59 0.4 11.0 360 5 0
Joe Hoague 23 fb 10 1 33 112 1 29 3.4 11.2 3.3 2 21 10.5 1 14 0.2 2.1 133 2 0
Coley McDonough 26 tb 6 1 20 64 0 28 3.2 10.7 3.3 64 0 0
Al Donelli 24 7 0 15 20 0 7 1.3 2.9 2.1 2 25 12.5 0 14 0.3 3.6 45 0 0
John Noppenberg 24 b 4 2 10 21 0 8 2.1 5.3 2.5 21 0 0
Ben Starret 24 4 0 7 9 0 15 1.3 2.3 1.8 9 0 0
Jay Arnold 29 hb 10 4 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.4 0.2 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.5 9 0 0
Les Dodson 25 2 0 2 -4 0 6 -2.0 -2.0 1.0 -4 0 0
Rocco Pirro 25 g 11 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 2 31 15.5 0 19 0.2 2.8 32 0 0
Dick Dolly 24 e 9 4 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 2 0 0
Don Looney 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 186 18.6 1 66 1.1 20.7 186 1 0
Joe Wendlick 26 RE 10 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 84 12.0 0 19 0.7 8.4 84 0 0
Walt Kichefski 25 re 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 111 22.2 1 72 0.5 10.1 111 1 0
George Platukis 26 LE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 0 11 0.2 1.4 15 0 0
Dick Bassi 26 RG 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.5 6 0 0
Elmer Kolberg 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.3 0.5 2 0 0
John Patrick 23 BB 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.1 12 0 0
Team Total 24.7 11 393 1223 9 54 3.1 111.2 35.7 42 654 15.6 5 72 3.8 59.5 1877 14 0
Opp Total 11 426 1556 17 3.7 141.5 38.7 84 1168 13.9 10 7.6 106.2 2724 27 17

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Art Jones* 22 P/PR/WB 11 9 14 232 0 61 16.6 7 122 0 0 17.4 714
Boyd Brumbaugh 26 KR/TB 10 7 7 60 0 11 8.6 11 271 0 53 24.6 446
Dick Riffle* 26 FB 10 7 3 38 0 16 12.7 9 237 0 0 26.3 687
Coley McDonough 26 tb 6 1 2 28 0 23 14.0 4 77 0 0 19.3 169
Al Donelli 24 7 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 4 83 0 0 20.8 139
Ben Starret 24 4 0 2 42 0 0 21.0 51
Elmer Hackney 25 fb 11 4 1 3 0 3 3.0 266
Joe Hoague 23 fb 10 1 1 17 0 17 17.0 150
Royal Kahler 23 9 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Walt Kichefski 25 re 11 5 1 18 0 18 18.0 129
Don Looney 24 9 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 202
John Patrick 23 BB 11 8 1 12 0 12 12.0 24
Jack Sanders 24 g 11 3 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 24.7 11 28 372 0 61 13.3 43 906 0 53 21.1 3155
Opp Total 11 41 1548 0 37.8 21 536 1 25.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Art Jones* 22 P/PR/WB 11 9 47 1772 51 0 37.7
Joe Hoague 23 fb 10 1 17 631 55 0 37.1
Armand Niccolai 30 K 8 0 4 2 50.0% 9 8 88.9%
Coley McDonough 26 tb 6 1 7 260 65 0 37.1
John Noppenberg 24 b 4 2 7 270 44 0 38.6
Dick Riffle* 26 FB 10 7 7 246 51 1 35.1
Jack Sanders 24 g 11 3 5 5 100.0%
George Somers 26 lt 10 5 2 0.0%
Les Dodson 25 2 0 1 34 34 0 34.0
Al Donelli 24 7 0 1 41 41 0 41.0
Team Total 24.7 11 6 2 33.3% 14 13 92.9% 87 3254 65 1 37.4
Opp Total 11 12 4 33.3% 38 34 89.5% 65 1206 18.6

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Art Jones* 22 P/PR/WB 11 9 7 35 0 12 0
Dick Riffle* 26 FB 10 7 6 93 0 29 0
Jay Arnold 29 hb 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
Chuck Cherundolo* 25 C 11 9 1 13 0 13 0
Al Donelli 24 7 0 1 18 0 18 0
John Patrick 23 BB 11 8 1 25 0 25 0
Rocco Pirro 25 g 11 1 1 2 0 2 0
John Schiechl 24 c 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 24.7 11 19 186 0 29 0
Opp Total 11 17 9 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Art Jones* 22 P/PR/WB 11 9 4 1 5 30
Armand Niccolai 30 K 8 0 8 2 14
Boyd Brumbaugh 26 KR/TB 10 7 2 2 12
Joe Hoague 23 fb 10 1 1 1 2 12
Dick Riffle* 26 FB 10 7 1 1 2 12
Elmer Hackney 25 fb 11 4 1 1 6
Walt Kichefski 25 re 11 5 1 1 6
Don Looney 24 9 0 1 1 6
Jack Sanders 24 g 11 3 5 5
Team Total 24.7 11 9 5 14 13 2 103
Opp Total 11 17 10 1 2 2 34 4 1 276