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1942 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 167 points (15.2/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 119 points (10.8/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 48 points (4.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-3.4.

Coach: Walt Kiesling (7-4-0)

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
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 167 2537 651 3.9 21 10 15 130 51 161 686 2 11 4.3 29 490 1851 15 3.8 86
Team Defense 119 2388 577 4.1 28 7 5 114 100 211 1183 9 21 5.6 50 366 1205 6 3.3 59
Lg Rank Offense 4 4 1 4 5 8 10 9 1 9 1 2 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 6 9 3 3 4 5 5 3 2 3 3 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 24 15 193 75 118 2 14 328 169 159 2
1 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-2 @ Washington Redskins 14 28 13 163 34 129 3 10 205 112 93 1
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-2 New York Giants 13 10 13 209 41 168 2 9 150 27 123 1
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 7 0 9 167 167 2 7 129 43 86 4
6 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 0 9 221 13 208 1 11 207 106 101 2
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-3 Washington Redskins 0 14 14 247 134 113 11 193 126 67 1
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-3 @ New York Giants 17 9 12 235 40 195 4 10 216 80 136 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 5-3 @ Detroit Lions 35 7 15 315 48 267 1 6 189 77 112 4
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-3 Chicago Cardinals 19 3 8 266 40 226 1 12 258 183 75 7
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-3 Brooklyn Dodgers 13 0 5 181 7 174 2 7 100 100
11 Sun December 6 boxscore L 7-4 @ Green Bay Packers 21 24 17 340 254 86 3 17 414 260 154 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Bill Dudley*+ 23 KR/PR/TB 11 11 35 94 37.2% 438 2 2.1 5 5.3 38 4.7 2.7 12.5 39.8 37.5 0 0
Andy Tomasic 23 11 0 11 54 20.4% 174 0 0.0 5 9.3 41 3.2 -0.9 15.8 15.8 1.9 0 0
Dick Riffle 27 FB 11 11 3 8 37.5% 64 0 0.0 1 12.5 27 8.0 2.4 21.3 5.8 27.1 0 0
Curt Sandig 24 HB/P 11 8 2 4 50.0% 10 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 2.5 2.5 5.0 0.9 56.2 0 0
Joe Hoague 24 11 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 24.3 11 51 161 31.7% 686 2 1.2 11 6.8 41 4.3 1.4 13.5 62.4 21.9 0 0
Opp Total 11 100 211 47.4% 1183 9 4.3 21 10.0 5.6 1.98 11.8 107.5 39.6 0 0 5.6 2.0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
Bill Dudley*+ 23 KR/PR/TB 11 11 162 696 5 66 4.3 63.3 14.7 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.1 2.2 720 5 0
Dick Riffle 27 FB 11 11 115 467 4 44 4.1 42.5 10.5 3 50 16.7 0 31 0.3 4.5 517 4 0
Joe Hoague 24 11 0 65 168 1 42 2.6 15.3 5.9 168 1 0
Andy Tomasic 23 11 0 60 214 0 34 3.6 19.5 5.5 1 27 27.0 0 27 0.1 2.5 241 0 0
Curt Sandig 24 HB/P 11 8 50 116 3 39 2.3 10.5 4.5 6 103 17.2 0 38 0.5 9.4 219 3 0
George Gonda 23 hb 5 1 17 147 2 68 8.6 29.4 3.4 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.2 1.4 154 2 0
John Binotto 23 hb 7 1 16 57 0 30 3.6 8.1 2.3 57 0 0
Al Donelli 25 hb 4 1 2 -4 0 0 -2.0 -1.0 0.5 -4 0 0
Hubbard Law 21 11 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 6 0 0
Walt Kichefski 26 RE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 189 12.6 0 26 1.4 17.2 189 0 0
Don Looney 25 e 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 59 8.4 1 14 2.3 19.7 59 1 0
Vern Martin 22 BB 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 64 9.1 1 24 0.6 5.8 64 1 0
Tom Brown 21 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 69 17.3 0 30 0.4 7.7 69 0 0
Tony Bova 25 LE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 37 12.3 0 17 0.3 3.4 37 0 0
Russ Cotton 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 58 29.0 0 41 0.2 5.3 58 0 0
John Woudenberg* 24 RT 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 -1 0 0
Team Total 24.3 11 488 1867 15 68 3.8 169.7 44.4 51 686 13.5 2 41 4.6 62.4 2553 17 0
Opp Total 11 366 1205 6 3.3 109.5 33.3 100 1183 11.8 9 9.1 107.5 2388 15 19

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Bill Dudley*+ 23 KR/PR/TB 11 11 20 271 0 47 13.6 11 298 1 84 27.1 1289
Andy Tomasic 23 11 0 12 199 0 52 16.6 4 94 0 31 23.5 534
Curt Sandig 24 HB/P 11 8 6 142 1 64 23.7 7 168 0 61 24.0 529
Dick Riffle 27 FB 11 11 1 8 0 8 8.0 7 137 0 27 19.6 662
John Binotto 23 hb 7 1 2 25 0 20 12.5 82
George Gonda 23 hb 5 1 2 17 0 15 8.5 171
Tony Bova 25 LE 11 10 1 2 0 2 2.0 39
Team Total 24.3 11 43 662 1 64 15.4 30 699 1 84 23.3 3914
Opp Total 11 40 1043 0 26.1 27 500 0 18.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
Curt Sandig 24 HB/P 11 8 37 1437 63 0 38.8
Armand Niccolai 31 K 10 0 14 2 14.3%% 9 9 100.0%%
Bill Dudley*+ 23 KR/PR/TB 11 11 18 572 42 1 31.8
Andy Tomasic 23 11 0 1 0.0%% 17 604 58 1 35.5
Jack Sanders 25 LG 9 9 8 7 87.5%%
Milt Simington* 24 RG 11 11 1 1 100.0%% 3 2 66.7%%
Joe Hoague 24 11 0 2 88 45 0 44.0
Dick Riffle 27 FB 11 11 1 1 100.0%% 1 40 40 0 40.0
George Somers 27 11 0 1 0.0%% 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 24.3 11 16 3 18.8%% 23 20 87.0%% 75 2741 63 2 36.5
Opp Total 11 17 5 29.4%% 15 14 93.3%% 71 2877 40.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Curt Sandig 24 HB/P 11 8 5 94 0 42 0
Dick Riffle 27 FB 11 11 4 59 0 51 0
Bill Dudley*+ 23 KR/PR/TB 11 11 3 60 0 25 0
Andy Tomasic 23 11 0 2 75 0 41 0
Tony Bova 25 LE 11 10 1 16 0 16 0
Chuck Cherundolo* 26 C 11 11 1 3 0 3 0
Russ Cotton 27 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
George Gonda 23 hb 5 1 1 37 0 37 0
Joe Hoague 24 11 0 1 15 0 15 0
Hubbard Law 21 11 0 1 13 0 13 0
Jack Sanders 25 LG 9 9 1 8 0 8 0
Team Total 24.3 11 21 380 0 51 0
Opp Total 11 19 12

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bill Dudley*+ 23 KR/PR/TB 11 11 5 1 6 36
Dick Riffle 27 FB 11 11 4 4 1 25
Curt Sandig 24 HB/P 11 8 3 1 4 24
Armand Niccolai 31 K 10 0 9 2 15
George Gonda 23 hb 5 1 2 2 12
Vern Martin 22 BB 11 11 1 1 2 12
Jack Sanders 25 LG 9 9 7 7
Tom Brown 21 9 0 1 1 6
Joe Hoague 24 11 0 1 1 6
Joe Lamas 26 8 0 1 1 6
Don Looney 25 e 3 1 1 1 6
Andy Tomasic 23 11 0 1 1 6
Milt Simington* 24 RG 11 11 2 1 5
George Somers 27 11 0 1 1
Team Total 24.3 11 15 2 1 1 1 3 23 20 3 167
Opp Total 11 6 9 14 5 119

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1942-09-13 PHI L, 14-24 1 44 rush Bill Dudley 44 yard rush (John Binotto kick)
2 1942-09-13 PHI L, 14-24 4 24 pass Don Looney 24 yard pass from Bill Dudley (Dick Riffle kick)
3 1942-09-20 @ WAS L, 14-28 3 84 kickoff Bill Dudley 84 yard kickoff return (Jack Sanders kick)
4 1942-09-20 @ WAS L, 14-28 3 1 rush Dick Riffle 1 yard rush (Jack Sanders kick)
5 1942-10-04 NYG W, 13-10 2 3 rush Joe Hoague 3 yard rush
6 1942-10-04 NYG W, 13-10 4 4 rush Curt Sandig 4 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
7 1942-10-11 @ BKN W, 7-0 2 7 rush Bill Dudley 7 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
8 1942-10-18 @ PHI W, 14-0 3 39 rush Curt Sandig 39 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
9 1942-10-18 @ PHI W, 14-0 4 1 rush Dick Riffle 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
10 1942-11-01 @ NYG W, 17-9 2 64 punt Curt Sandig 64 yard punt return (Armand Niccolai kick)
11 1942-11-01 @ NYG W, 17-9 4 66 rush Bill Dudley 66 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
12 1942-11-08 @ DET W, 35-7 2 8 rush Curt Sandig 8 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
13 1942-11-08 @ DET W, 35-7 2 9 pass Tom Brown 9 yard pass from Bill Dudley (Jack Sanders kick)
14 1942-11-08 @ DET W, 35-7 3 37 rush Bill Dudley 37 yard rush (Jack Sanders kick)
15 1942-11-08 @ DET W, 35-7 3 1 rush Dick Riffle 1 yard rush (Jack Sanders kick)
16 1942-11-08 @ DET W, 35-7 4 29 fumble Joe Lamas 29 yard fumble return (George Somers kick)
17 1942-11-22 CRD W, 19-3 1 44 rush Dick Riffle 44 yard rush (Jack Sanders kick)
18 1942-11-22 CRD W, 19-3 4 27 rush George Gonda 27 yard rush
19 1942-11-29 BKN W, 13-0 2 52 punt Andy Tomasic 52 yard punt return (Armand Niccolai kick)
20 1942-11-29 BKN W, 13-0 4 68 rush George Gonda 68 yard rush
21 1942-12-06 @ GNB L, 21-24 3 53 lateral Vern Martin 53 yard lateral return (Armand Niccolai kick)
22 1942-12-06 @ GNB L, 21-24 4 3 rush Bill Dudley 3 yard rush (Milt Simington kick)
23 1942-12-06 @ GNB L, 21-24 4 24 pass Vern Martin 24 yard pass from Bill Dudley (Jack Sanders kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1942-09-13 PHI W, 24-14 1 3 rush Bob Davis 3 yard rush (Len Barnum kick)
2 1942-09-13 PHI W, 24-14 2 41 pass Len Supulski 41 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Ray Graves kick)
3 1942-09-13 PHI W, 24-14 4 12 pass Fred Meyer 12 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Len Barnum kick)
4 1942-09-20 @ WAS W, 28-14 2 2 rush Steve Juzwik 2 yard rush (Steve Juzwik kick)
5 1942-09-20 @ WAS W, 28-14 3 50 blocked field goal Ki Aldrich 50 yard blocked field goal return (Steve Juzwik kick)
6 1942-09-20 @ WAS W, 28-14 4 39 rush Steve Juzwik 39 yard rush (Steve Juzwik kick)
7 1942-09-20 @ WAS W, 28-14 4 3 pass Ed Justice 3 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
8 1942-10-04 NYG L, 10-13 2 15 pass Merle Hapes 15 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Ward Cuff kick)
9 1942-10-25 WAS W, 14-0 2 3 pass Dick Todd 3 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
10 1942-10-25 WAS W, 14-0 3 9 blocked punt Ed Cifers 9 yard blocked punt return (Bob Masterson kick)
11 1942-11-01 @ NYG L, 9-17 4 35 pass Ward Cuff 35 yard pass from Leo Cantor
12 1942-11-08 @ DET L, 7-35 1 rush Elmer Hackney yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
13 1942-12-06 @ GNB W, 24-21 1 20 pass Lou Brock 20 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
14 1942-12-06 @ GNB W, 24-21 4 49 pass Harry Jacunski 49 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
15 1942-12-06 @ GNB W, 24-21 4 24 pass Ray Riddick 24 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)