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1950 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL American Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.0, Offense: -5.9, Defense: 6.9, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 180 points (15.0/g), 13th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 195 points (16.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of -15 points (-1.2/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-6.6.

Coach: John Michelosen (6-6-0)

 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
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 180 3305 742 4.5 58 29 12 177 100 255 1646 10 29 6.2 68 477 1659 12 3.5 97
Team Defense 195 3321 806 4.1 38 16 10 198 146 300 1432 10 22 4.1 77 460 1889 12 4.1 111
Lg Rank Offense 13 12 13 13 11 12 10 12 9 3 4 10 10 12
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 11 7 5 5 2 2 9 1 9 9 4 8

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 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 New York Giants 7 18 10 138 104 34 9 10 197 30 167 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 @ Detroit Lions 7 10 8 176 122 54 2 24 372 107 265 5
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 26 7 15 238 137 101 2 12 289 157 132 2
4 Sat October 7 boxscore L 1-3 Cleveland Browns 17 30 19 345 131 214 6 15 266 75 191 1
4 Sun October 15 boxscore W 2-3 @ New York Giants 17 6 17 328 178 150 4 12 173 76 97 5
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles 10 17 13 306 205 101 6 17 362 175 187 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 2-5 @ Cleveland Browns 7 45 19 349 220 129 8 22 533 195 338 1
7 Sun November 5 boxscore W 3-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 9 7 13 217 10 207 1 19 258 146 112 7
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 4-5 Baltimore Colts 17 7 15 229 96 133 2 20 316 206 110 1
10 Thu November 23 boxscore W 5-5 @ Chicago Cardinals 28 17 19 351 131 220 5 16 283 169 114 4
11 Sun December 3 boxscore L 5-6 Washington Redskins 7 24 12 243 124 119 8 12 250 167 83 1
12 Sun December 10 boxscore W 6-6 Chicago Cardinals 28 7 17 408 211 197 5 19 367 274 93 5

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
35 Joe Geri*+ 26 K/P/TB 12 0 41 113 36.3 866 6 5.3 15 13.3 78 7.7 2.8 21.1 72.2 42.4 0 0
77 Bob Gage 23 PR 10 0 21 58 36.2 294 1 1.7 5 8.6 42 5.1 1.5 14.0 29.4 23.2 0 0
48 Joe Gasparella 23 11 0 23 54 42.6 383 3 5.6 5 9.3 51 7.1 4.0 16.7 34.8 47.1 0 0
7 Jim Finks 23 9 0 5 9 55.6 35 0 0.0 1 11.1 19 3.9 -1.1 7.0 3.9 25.0 0 0
44 Shorty McWilliams 24 LDH 10 0 5 8 62.5 113 0 0.0 1 12.5 63 14.1 8.5 22.6 11.3 66.7 0 0
14 Lynn Chandnois 25 KR/S/WB 12 0 1 6 16.7 5 0 0.0 2 33.3 5 0.8 -14.2 5.0 0.4 0.0 0 0
27 Fran Rogel 23 12 0 3 4 75.0 30 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 7.5 7.5 10.0 2.5 95.8 0 0
33 Charlie Seabright 32 BB 10 0 1 3 33.3 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.0 1.0 3.0 0.3 42.4 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 100 255 39.2 1729 10 3.9 29 11.4 78 6.8 2.4 17.3 144.1 36.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 146 300 48.7 1801 10 3.3 22 7.3 6.0 3.37 12.3 150.1 48.2 46 369 4.1 1.9 13.3

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
35 Joe Geri*+ 26 K/P/TB 12 0 188 705 2 47 3.8 58.8 15.7 1 33 33.0 1 33 0.1 2.8 738 3 12
27 Fran Rogel 23 12 0 92 418 3 40 4.5 34.8 7.7 24 304 12.7 1 64 2.0 25.3 722 4 7
14 Lynn Chandnois 25 KR/S/WB 12 0 71 216 0 17 3.0 18.0 5.9 7 158 22.6 0 51 0.6 13.2 374 0 3
22 Jerry Nuzum 27 12 0 57 154 1 32 2.7 12.8 4.8 6 142 23.7 1 68 0.5 11.8 296 2 7
77 Bob Gage 23 PR 10 0 39 106 3 18 2.7 10.6 3.9 6 127 21.2 2 48 0.6 12.7 233 5 5
49 Jerry Shipkey* 25 FB/LLB 12 0 18 17 3 11 0.9 1.4 1.5 17 3 2
44 Shorty McWilliams 24 LDH 10 0 10 39 0 12 3.9 3.9 1.0 39 0 1
7 Jim Finks 23 9 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 2 0 0
42 Joe Hollingsworth 25 10 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 2 0 0
54 Val Jansante 30 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 353 13.6 0 40 2.2 29.4 353 0 0
81 Elbie Nickel 28 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 527 24.0 4 65 1.8 43.9 527 4 0
33 Charlie Seabright 32 BB 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 37 12.3 1 13 0.3 3.7 37 1 0
11 Howard Hartley 26 RDH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 27 13.5 0 24 0.2 2.3 27 0 3
55 Charley Mehelich 28 LDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 18 9.0 0 10 0.2 1.5 18 0 0
48 Joe Gasparella 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 3 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 477 1659 12 47 3.5 138.3 39.8 100 1729 17.3 10 68 8.3 144.1 3388 22 41
Opp Total 12 460 1889 12 4.1 157.4 38.3 146 1432 9.8 10 12.2 119.3 3321 22 30

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
77 Bob Gage 23 PR 10 0 14 192 0 33 13.7 9 196 0 61 21.8 621
14 Lynn Chandnois 25 KR/S/WB 12 0 3 33 0 15 11.0 12 351 0 60 29.3 758
44 Shorty McWilliams 24 LDH 10 0 11 139 0 32 12.6 2 47 0 33 23.5 225
11 Howard Hartley 26 RDH 12 0 5 23 0 14 4.6 1 44 0 44 44.0 94
22 Jerry Nuzum 27 12 0 3 45 0 27 15.0 341
55 Charley Mehelich 28 LDE 12 0 2 16 0 16 8.0 34
42 Joe Hollingsworth 25 10 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 24
27 Fran Rogel 23 12 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 742
79 Frank Wydo 26 RT 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 25.8 12 33 387 0 33 11.7 32 748 0 61 23.4 4523
Opp Total 12 35 1458 1 41.7 37 710 0 19.2

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
35 Joe Geri*+ 26 K/P/TB 12 0 14 8 57.1% 22 22 100.0% 55 2237 60 0 40.7
77 Bob Gage 23 PR 10 0 3 146 74 0 48.7
44 Shorty McWilliams 24 LDH 10 0 3 135 67 0 45.0
Team Total 25.8 12 14 8 57.1% 22 22 100.0% 61 2518 74 0 41.3
Opp Total 12 12 5 41.7% 25 24 96.0% 70 2845 40.6

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
35 Joe Geri*+ 26 K/P/TB 12 0 0 12 3 0 0
27 Fran Rogel 23 12 0 0 7 3 0 0
77 Bob Gage 23 PR 10 0 4 64 0 23 0 0 5 0 0 0
11 Howard Hartley 26 RDH 12 0 5 84 0 38 0 0 3 1 0 0
22 Jerry Nuzum 27 12 0 0 7 0 0 0
88 George Nicksich 22 MG 12 0 3 31 0 18 0 0 0 3 5 0
49 Jerry Shipkey* 25 FB/LLB 12 0 2 34 0 30 0 0 2 1 0 0
14 Lynn Chandnois 25 KR/S/WB 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
57 Frank Sinkovitz 27 MLB 11 0 2 24 0 17 0 0 0 2 0 0
7 Jim Finks 23 9 0 3 24 0 24 0
44 Shorty McWilliams 24 LDH 10 0 2 31 0 27 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 Bob Davis 29 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
73 Darrell Hogan 24 RLB 12 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 George Hughes 25 RG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
63 Ernie Stautner 25 LDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
46 Bill Walsh* 23 C 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
79 Frank Wydo 26 RT 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
54 Val Jansante 30 LE 12 0 0 0 1 2 0
84 Bill McPeak 24 RDE 11 0 0 0 1 19 0
86 Carl Samuelson 27 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Walt Szot 30 RDT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 22 295 0 38 0 0 41 28 26 0 1
Opp Total 12 10 30 14 3

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
35 Joe Geri*+ 26 K/P/TB 12 0 2 1 3 22 8 64
77 Bob Gage 23 PR 10 0 3 2 5 30
81 Elbie Nickel 28 RE 12 0 4 4 24
27 Fran Rogel 23 12 0 3 1 4 24
49 Jerry Shipkey* 25 FB/LLB 12 0 3 3 18
22 Jerry Nuzum 27 12 0 1 1 2 12
33 Charlie Seabright 32 BB 10 0 1 1 6
63 Ernie Stautner 25 LDT 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.8 12 12 10 22 22 8 1 180
Opp Total 12 12 10 1 2 1 24 5 3 195