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1947 Pittsburgh Steelers

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 240 points (20.0/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (21.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-6.5.

Coach: Jock Sutherland (8-4-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: Alliance College (Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

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

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 240 3358 705 4.8 35 16 11 176 85 209 1410 10 19 6.7 57 496 1948 15 3.9 108
Team Defense 259 3469 647 5.4 32 14 14 170 98 244 1847 20 18 7.6 68 403 1622 11 4.0 88
Lg Rank Offense 7 8 3 4 8 10 10 10 2 9 2 5 4 5
Lg Rank Defense 7 2 9 7 1 1 2 7 10 8 4 6 3 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 17 10 14 283 194 89 6 14 278 165 113 5
2 Mon September 29 boxscore L 1-1 Los Angeles Rams 7 48 10 149 74 75 6 20 455 258 197 1
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 26 27 16 373 167 206 1 15 384 275 109 3
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 2-2 @ Boston Yanks 30 14 19 403 127 276 3 8 112 86 26 1
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-2 Philadelphia Eagles 35 24 25 406 177 229 1 16 343 168 175 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-2 @ New York Giants 38 21 14 313 155 158 4 14 250 130 120 5
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 5-2 @ Green Bay Packers 18 17 14 261 128 133 12 290 165 125 1
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-2 Washington Redskins 21 14 15 260 89 171 2 16 316 183 133 2
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-2 New York Giants 24 7 13 239 94 145 2 6 82 35 47 3
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 7-3 @ Chicago Bears 7 49 17 316 92 224 5 26 522 242 280 2
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 7-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 21 6 120 45 75 3 15 251 32 219 2
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-4 Boston Yanks 17 7 13 235 68 167 2 8 186 108 78 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 21 boxscore L 8-5 Philadelphia Eagles 0 21 7 154 52 102 2 17 255 131 124 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
Johnny Clement 28 TB 10 4 52 123 42.3% 1004 7 5.7 9 7.3 68 8.2 6.0 19.3 100.4 59.8
Walt Slater 27 KR/PR/tb 11 8 18 39 46.2% 215 1 2.6 5 12.8 37 5.5 0.3 11.9 19.5 32.5
Gonzalo Morales 25 hb 8 1 8 27 29.6% 78 1 3.7 4 14.8 23 2.9 -3.0 9.8 9.8 12.3 0 0
Bob Sullivan 23 hb 3 1 3 9 33.3% 52 0 0.0 1 11.1 24 5.8 0.8 17.3 17.3 14.4 0 0
Steve Lach 27 FB 12 8 2 5 40.0% 12 1 20.0 0 0.0 6 2.4 6.4 6.0 1.0 87.5
Bob Cifers 27 P 10 4 2 3 66.7% 28 0 0.0 0 0.0 22 9.3 9.3 14.0 2.8 96.5
Paul White 26 hb 11 1 1 3 33.3% 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 7.0 7.0 21.0 1.9 59.0
Team Total 26.0 12 86 209 41.1% 1410 10 4.8 19 9.1 68 6.7 3.6 16.4 117.5 42.6 0 0
Opp Total 12 98 244 40.2% 1847 20 8.2 18 7.4 7.6 5.89 18.8 153.9 63.7 0 0 7.6 5.9 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
Johnny Clement 28 TB 10 4 129 670 4 43 5.2 67.0 12.9 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.6 676 4 7
Steve Lach 27 FB 12 8 120 372 8 19 3.1 31.0 10.0 11 77 7.0 1 24 0.9 6.4 449 9 1
Bob Cifers 27 P 10 4 87 356 0 41 4.1 35.6 8.7 3 58 19.3 0 37 0.3 5.8 414 0 3
Walt Slater 27 KR/PR/tb 11 8 46 167 0 19 3.6 15.2 4.2 167 0 2
Tony Compagno 26 fb 12 4 34 126 2 13 3.7 10.5 2.8 9 190 21.1 1 39 0.8 15.8 316 3 6
Gonzalo Morales 25 hb 8 1 29 96 0 18 3.3 12.0 3.6 96 0 1
Paul White 26 hb 11 1 22 85 1 52 3.9 7.7 2.0 2 55 27.5 0 55 0.2 5.0 140 1 2
Bob Sullivan 23 hb 3 1 21 61 0 14 2.9 20.3 7.0 4 72 18.0 1 50 1.3 24.0 133 1 2
Paul Davis 22 5 0 4 5 0 6 1.3 1.0 0.8 5 0 1
Gene Hubka 23 1 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 4.0 2.0 4 0 0
Charlie Seabright 29 BB 12 12 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 7 16 2.3 0 10 0.6 1.3 20 0 2
Joe Glamp 26 HB/K 12 5 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 2 0 0
Val Jansante 27 LE 12 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 599 17.1 5 46 2.9 49.9 599 5 1
Bob Davis 26 RE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 145 29.0 0 44 0.5 13.2 145 0 0
Bill Garnaas 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 144 28.8 2 68 0.5 14.4 144 2 0
Charley Mehelich 25 de 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 38 12.7 0 13 0.3 3.5 38 0 0
Elbie Nickel 25 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.9 10 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 496 1948 15 52 3.9 162.3 41.3 86 1410 16.4 10 68 7.2 117.5 3358 25 28
Opp Total 12 403 1622 11 4.0 135.2 33.6 98 1847 18.8 20 8.2 153.9 3469 31 34

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
Walt Slater 27 KR/PR/tb 11 8 28 435 0 33 15.5 22 480 0 39 21.8 1082
Gonzalo Morales 25 hb 8 1 6 88 0 20 14.7 5 113 0 27 22.6 297
Paul White 26 hb 11 1 5 50 0 14 10.0 3 50 0 26 16.7 240
Bob Sullivan 23 hb 3 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 4 86 0 26 21.5 229
Steve Lach 27 FB 12 8 3 59 0 26 19.7 508
Charlie Seabright 29 BB 12 12 3 23 0 11 7.7 43
Bob Cifers 27 P 10 4 2 30 0 16 15.0 444
Tony Compagno 26 fb 12 4 2 32 0 17 16.0 348
Val Jansante 27 LE 12 8 2 42 0 21 21.0 641
Tony Bova 30 10 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Johnny Clement 28 TB 10 4 1 24 0 24 24.0 700
Bob Davis 26 RE 11 11 1 3 0 3 3.0 148
Bill Garnaas 26 10 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 161
Team Total 26.0 12 40 583 0 33 14.6 50 975 0 39 19.5 4916
Opp Total 12 30 1509 0 50.3 43 892 0 20.7

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
Bob Cifers 27 P 10 4 68 2796 74 2 41.1
Joe Glamp 26 HB/K 12 5 14 6 42.9%% 31 30 96.8%%
Team Total 26.0 12 14 6 42.9%% 31 30 96.8%% 68 2796 74 2 41.1
Opp Total 12 7 5 71.4%% 35 34 97.1%% 70 2975 42.5

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
Tony Compagno 26 fb 12 4 4 163 2 64 0 0 6 0 0 0
Walt Slater 27 KR/PR/tb 11 8 4 38 0 38 0 0 2 3 7 0
Johnny Clement 28 TB 10 4 0 7 1 0 0
Paul White 26 hb 11 1 2 22 0 15 0 0 2 3 0 0
Charlie Seabright 29 BB 12 12 3 80 1 39 0 0 2 0 0 0
Bob Cifers 27 P 10 4 1 32 0 32 0 0 3 0 0 0
Val Jansante 27 LE 12 8 0 1 3 7 0 1
Frank Sinkovitz 24 9 0 3 57 1 47 0
Bob Sullivan 23 hb 3 1 0 2 1 7 0
John Mastrangelo 21 rg 11 5 0 0 2 0 0
Charley Mehelich 25 de 11 4 0 0 2 13 0
Red Moore 25 LG 12 12 0 0 2 5 0
Gonzalo Morales 25 hb 8 1 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Nick Skorich 26 RG 12 6 0 0 2 0 0
Jack Wiley 27 LT 11 11 0 0 2 0 0
Ralph Calcagni 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Paul Davis 22 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Al Drulis 26 b 10 2 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Garnaas 26 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
Steve Lach 27 FB 12 8 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Repko 27 8 0 0 0 1 48 1
Paul Stenn 29 rt 11 5 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 18 397 4 64 0 0 28 26 87 1 3
Opp Total 12 34 20

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
Steve Lach 27 FB 12 8 8 1 9 54
Joe Glamp 26 HB/K 12 5 30 6 48
Val Jansante 27 LE 12 8 5 5 1 32
Tony Compagno 26 fb 12 4 2 1 2 5 30
Johnny Clement 28 TB 10 4 4 4 24
Bill Garnaas 26 10 0 2 2 12
John Mastrangelo 21 rg 11 5 1 1 6
Joe Repko 27 8 0 1 1 6
Charlie Seabright 29 BB 12 12 1 1 6
Frank Sinkovitz 24 9 0 1 1 6
Bob Sullivan 23 hb 3 1 1 1 6
Paul White 26 hb 11 1 1 1 6
Tony Bova 30 10 0 1 2
Ralph Calcagni 25 9 0 1 2
Team Total 26.0 12 15 10 1 4 1 31 30 6 3 240
Opp Total 12 11 20 34 5 259

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-21 DET W, 17-10 2 15 pass Val Jansante 15 yard pass from Walt Slater (Joe Glamp kick)
2 1947-09-21 DET W, 17-10 4 48 fumble Joe Repko 48 yard fumble return (Joe Glamp kick)
3 1947-09-29 RAM L, 7-48 2 4 rush Steve Lach 4 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
4 1947-10-05 @ WAS L, 26-27 2 15 pass Steve Lach 15 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
5 1947-10-05 @ WAS L, 26-27 3 64 interception Tony Compagno 64 yard interception return (Joe Glamp kick)
6 1947-10-05 @ WAS L, 26-27 3 50 pass Bob Sullivan 50 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
7 1947-10-12 @ BOS W, 30-14 1 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
8 1947-10-12 @ BOS W, 30-14 2 52 rush Paul White 52 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
9 1947-10-12 @ BOS W, 30-14 3 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
10 1947-10-12 @ BOS W, 30-14 4 1 rush Johnny Clement 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
11 1947-10-19 PHI W, 35-24 1 39 pass Tony Compagno 39 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
12 1947-10-19 PHI W, 35-24 2 5 rush Johnny Clement 5 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
13 1947-10-19 PHI W, 35-24 4 19 pass Bill Garnaas 19 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
14 1947-10-19 PHI W, 35-24 4 23 rush Johnny Clement 23 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
15 1947-10-19 PHI W, 35-24 4 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
16 1947-10-26 @ NYG W, 38-21 1 7 pass Val Jansante 7 yard pass from Steve Lach (Joe Glamp kick)
17 1947-10-26 @ NYG W, 38-21 2 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
18 1947-10-26 @ NYG W, 38-21 2 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
19 1947-10-26 @ NYG W, 38-21 3 68 pass Bill Garnaas 68 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
20 1947-10-26 @ NYG W, 38-21 4 47 interception Frank Sinkovitz 47 yard interception return (Joe Glamp kick)
21 1947-11-02 @ GNB W, 18-17 2 37 pass Val Jansante 37 yard pass from Johnny Clement
22 1947-11-02 @ GNB W, 18-17 3 55 interception Tony Compagno 55 yard interception return (Joe Glamp kick)
23 1947-11-09 WAS W, 21-14 1 rush Steve Lach yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
24 1947-11-09 WAS W, 21-14 2 2 rush Tony Compagno 2 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
25 1947-11-09 WAS W, 21-14 3 18 rush Johnny Clement 18 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
26 1947-11-16 NYG W, 24-7 4 4 rush Tony Compagno 4 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
27 1947-11-16 NYG W, 24-7 4 19 pass Val Jansante 19 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
28 1947-11-16 NYG W, 24-7 4 39 interception Charlie Seabright 39 yard interception return (Joe Glamp kick)
29 1947-11-23 @ CHI L, 7-49 2 15 pass Val Jansante 15 yard pass from Gonzalo Morales (Joe Glamp kick)
30 1947-12-07 BOS W, 17-7 1 fumble John Mastrangelo yard fumble return (Joe Glamp kick)
31 1947-12-07 BOS W, 17-7 4 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-21 DET L, 10-17 1 30 pass Bill Dudley 30 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
2 1947-09-29 RAM W, 48-7 2 4 rush Dick Hoerner 4 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
3 1947-09-29 RAM W, 48-7 2 11 pass Jim Benton 11 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
4 1947-09-29 RAM W, 48-7 3 9 lateral Kenny Washington 9 yard lateral return (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1947-09-29 RAM W, 48-7 4 45 pass Frank Hubbell 45 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1947-09-29 RAM W, 48-7 4 15 pass Frank Hubbell 15 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
7 1947-09-29 RAM W, 48-7 4 6 rush Kenny Washington 6 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1947-10-05 @ WAS W, 27-26 2 55 pass Bob Nussbaumer 55 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
9 1947-10-05 @ WAS W, 27-26 3 3 pass Dick Poillon 3 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
10 1947-10-05 @ WAS W, 27-26 3 35 pass Hugh Taylor 35 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
11 1947-10-05 @ WAS W, 27-26 4 1 rush Tom Farmer 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
12 1947-10-12 @ BOS L, 14-30 4 33 pass Don Currivan 33 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Nick Scollard kick)
13 1947-10-12 @ BOS L, 14-30 4 20 pass Don Currivan 20 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
14 1947-10-19 PHI L, 24-35 1 43 pass Pete Pihos 43 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
15 1947-10-19 PHI L, 24-35 2 69 pass Bosh Pritchard 69 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
16 1947-10-19 PHI L, 24-35 2 17 pass Pete Pihos 17 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1947-10-26 @ NYG L, 21-38 2 18 pass Victor Carroll 18 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
18 1947-10-26 @ NYG L, 21-38 3 1 rush Jim Blumenstock 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
19 1947-10-26 @ NYG L, 21-38 4 65 pass Howie Livingston 65 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
20 1947-11-02 @ GNB L, 17-18 1 69 pass Clyde Goodnight 69 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ward Cuff kick)
21 1947-11-02 @ GNB L, 17-18 4 27 pass Nolan Luhn 27 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ward Cuff kick)
22 1947-11-09 WAS L, 14-21 2 24 pass Hugh Taylor 24 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
23 1947-11-09 WAS L, 14-21 4 2 rush Jim Castiglia 2 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
24 1947-11-16 NYG L, 7-24 3 2 rush Gordon Paschka 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
25 1947-11-23 @ CHI W, 49-7 1 2 rush George McAfee 2 yard rush (Ray McLean kick)
26 1947-11-23 @ CHI W, 49-7 2 6 pass Ken Kavanaugh 6 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
27 1947-11-23 @ CHI W, 49-7 2 4 rush George McAfee 4 yard rush (Ray McLean kick)
28 1947-11-23 @ CHI W, 49-7 3 3 rush Don Kindt 3 yard rush (Ray McLean kick)
29 1947-11-23 @ CHI W, 49-7 4 6 pass Jim Keane 6 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
30 1947-11-23 @ CHI W, 49-7 4 26 pass Ken Kavanaugh 26 yard pass from Nick Sacrinty (Ray McLean kick)
31 1947-11-23 @ CHI W, 49-7 4 44 rush George Gulyanics 44 yard rush (Ray McLean kick)
32 1947-11-30 @ PHI W, 21-0 1 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
33 1947-11-30 @ PHI W, 21-0 4 28 rush Joe Muha 28 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
34 1947-11-30 @ PHI W, 21-0 4 1 rush Bill Mackrides 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
35 1947-12-07 BOS L, 7-17 2 14 rush Joe Golding 14 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)