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1946 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-5-1, NFL East Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 136 points (12.4/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 117 points (10.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 19 points (1.7/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-4.5.

Coach: Jock Sutherland (5-5-1)

 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
General Manager John Holahan

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 136 2277 575 4.0 28 15 10 120 58 161 970 4 13 6.0 35 414 1307 14 3.2 75
Team Defense 117 2693 628 4.3 31 17 9 147 64 162 939 6 14 5.8 44 466 1754 9 3.8 94
Lg Rank Offense 10 9 1 3 9 10 9 9 1 8 5 7 5 6
Lg Rank Defense 1 5 8 6 3 1 1 1 9 1 9 9 1 9

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 20 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Cardinals 14 7 8 137 25 112 2 11 186 79 107 4
1 Sun September 29 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Washington Redskins 14 14 14 231 122 109 1 18 324 165 159 2
3 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-1-1 New York Giants 14 17 17 369 218 151 6 10 249 41 208 1
4 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-1-1 Boston Yanks 16 7 15 317 100 217 3 16 223 93 130 3
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 7 17 11 213 59 154 2 24 382 94 288 2
5 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-2-1 @ Boston Yanks 33 7 13 281 121 160 1 14 190 64 126 5
7 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-2-1 Washington Redskins 14 7 5 108 8 100 2 14 277 139 138 5
7 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-3-1 @ Detroit Lions 7 17 12 202 174 28 7 293 182 111 1
9 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 10 7 6 122 53 69 3 9 190 29 161 5
9 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-4-1 @ New York Giants 0 7 10 139 53 86 3 10 154 39 115 2
10 Sun December 1 boxscore L 5-5-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 10 9 158 37 121 5 14 225 14 211 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
Bill Dudley 27 K/KR/P/PR/TB 11 11 32 90 35.6 452 2 2.2 9 10.0 37 5.0 1.0 14.1 41.1 20.5 0 0
Johnny Clement 27 11 0 16 47 34.0 345 1 2.1 3 6.4 52 7.3 4.9 21.6 31.4 41.5 0 0
Andy Tomasic 27 4 0 4 12 33.3 53 0 0.0 1 8.3 20 4.4 0.7 13.3 13.3 13.5 0 0
Bill Dutton 28 hb 11 3 4 6 66.7 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 5.2 5.2 7.8 2.8 79.2 0 0
Merl Condit 29 HB 9 8 2 4 50.0 89 1 25.0 0 0.0 80 22.3 27.3 44.5 9.9 135.4 0 0
Steve Lach 26 wb 11 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Cullen Rogers 25 5 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 26.4 11 58 161 36.0 970 4 2.5 13 8.1 80 6.0 2.9 16.7 88.2 31.8 0 0
Opp Total 11 64 162 39.5 939 6 3.7 14 8.6 5.8 2.65 14.7 85.4 35.5 0 0 5.8 2.6 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
Bill Dudley 27 K/KR/P/PR/TB 11 11 146 604 2 41 4.1 54.9 13.3 4 109 27.3 1 80 0.4 9.9 713 3 8
Tony Compagno 25 FB 10 8 67 217 1 23 3.2 21.7 6.7 8 101 12.6 0 36 0.8 10.1 318 1 7
Bill Dutton 28 hb 11 3 53 169 2 38 3.2 15.4 4.8 2 68 34.0 0 52 0.2 6.2 237 2 0
Merl Condit 29 HB 9 8 46 141 1 23 3.1 15.7 5.1 4 33 8.3 0 23 0.4 3.7 174 1 6
Johnny Clement 27 11 0 43 60 1 13 1.4 5.5 3.9 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.1 2.0 82 1 4
Steve Lach 26 wb 11 3 42 111 5 14 2.6 10.1 3.8 3 22 7.3 0 11 0.3 2.0 133 5 4
Ernie Bonelli 27 3 0 6 7 0 4 1.2 2.3 2.0 1 26 26.0 0 26 0.3 8.7 33 0 0
Cullen Rogers 25 5 0 6 -8 0 4 -1.3 -1.6 1.2 -8 0 3
Val Jansante 26 LE 11 7 2 5 0 5 2.5 0.5 0.2 10 136 13.6 1 34 0.9 12.4 141 1 2
Max Kielbasa 25 2 0 2 -2 0 1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -2 0 1
Walt Gorinski 27 fb 6 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.5 0.2 3 0 0
Charley Mehelich 24 de 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 116 11.6 0 35 1.0 11.6 116 0 0
Tony Bova 29 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 171 28.5 0 37 0.5 15.5 171 0 1
Charlie Seabright 28 BB 10 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 77 19.3 1 33 0.4 7.7 77 1 1
Bill Garnaas 25 qb 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 56 18.7 1 30 0.3 5.6 56 1 0
Bob Davis 25 RE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.2 13 0 1
Sam Gray 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.2 3.3 20 0 0
Team Total 26.4 11 414 1307 12 41 3.2 118.8 37.6 58 970 16.7 4 80 5.3 88.2 2277 16 38
Opp Total 11 466 1754 9 3.8 159.5 42.4 64 939 14.7 6 5.8 85.4 2693 15 28

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Bill Dudley 27 K/KR/P/PR/TB 11 11 27 385 0 52 14.3 14 280 0 34 20.0 1378
Johnny Clement 27 11 0 3 26 0 12 8.7 3 66 0 27 22.0 174
Merl Condit 29 HB 9 8 3 31 0 18 10.3 3 19 0 10 6.3 224
Bill Dutton 28 hb 11 3 3 36 0 21 12.0 1 22 0 22 22.0 295
Ralph Fife 26 LG 10 9 2 31 0 21 15.5 31
Bill Garnaas 25 qb 10 3 2 29 0 17 14.5 85
Tony Compagno 25 FB 10 8 1 27 0 27 27.0 345
Andy Tomasic 27 4 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
Team Total 26.4 11 37 498 0 52 13.5 26 474 0 34 18.2 3249
Opp Total 11 32 1062 0 33.2 28 684 0 24.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
Bill Dudley 27 K/KR/P/PR/TB 11 11 7 2 28.6% 14 12 85.7% 60 2409 69 1 40.2
Johnny Clement 27 11 0 9 314 52 0 34.9
Merl Condit 29 HB 9 8 2 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
Andy Tomasic 27 4 0 1 56 56 0 56.0
Team Total 26.4 11 9 2 22.2% 18 16 88.9% 70 2779 69 1 39.7
Opp Total 11 10 4 40.0% 15 15 100.0% 68 2886 42.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Bill Dudley 27 K/KR/P/PR/TB 11 11 10 242 1 80 0 0 8 7 30 0
Tony Compagno 25 FB 10 8 1 40 0 40 0 0 7 5 4 0
Merl Condit 29 HB 9 8 0 6 5 4 0
Johnny Clement 27 11 0 0 4 2 0 0
Val Jansante 26 LE 11 7 0 2 4 12 0
Steve Lach 26 wb 11 3 1 10 0 10 0 0 4 0 0 0
Cullen Rogers 25 5 0 0 3 1 0 0
Bob Davis 25 RE 11 11 0 1 2 32 1
Jack Wiley 26 LT 11 8 0 0 3 15 0
Max Kielbasa 25 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
Charlie Seabright 28 BB 10 7 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
George Titus 24 11 0 0 0 2 2 0
Ernie Bonelli 27 3 0 0 0 1 4 0
Tony Bova 29 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ray Bucek 24 RG 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
Chuck Cherundolo 30 C 11 11 1 0 0 0 0
Joe Coomer 28 t 7 3 0 0 1 0 0
Walt Gorinski 27 fb 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
Frank Mattioli 23 g 11 2 0 0 1 15 0
Art McCaffray 25 RT 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
Charley Mehelich 24 de 10 4 0 0 1 6 0
Elmer Merkovsky 29 g 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.4 11 14 295 1 80 0 0 38 40 124 1
Opp Total 11 28 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bill Dudley 27 K/KR/P/PR/TB 11 11 2 1 1 1 5 12 2 48
Steve Lach 26 wb 11 3 5 5 30
Bill Dutton 28 hb 11 3 2 2 12
Merl Condit 29 HB 9 8 1 1 4 10
Johnny Clement 27 11 0 1 1 6
Tony Compagno 25 FB 10 8 1 1 6
Bob Davis 25 RE 11 11 1 1 6
Bill Garnaas 25 qb 10 3 1 1 6
Val Jansante 26 LE 11 7 1 1 6
Charlie Seabright 28 BB 10 7 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 11 12 4 1 1 1 19 16 2 136
Opp Total 11 9 6 1 15 4 117