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1957 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.7, Offense: -7.0, Defense: 5.3, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 161 points (13.4/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 178 points (14.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.4/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-6.7.

Coach: Buddy Parker (6-6-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: St. Bonaventure University (Allegany, New York)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
General Manager Francis Fogarty
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 161 2890 739 3.9 32 18 8 159 149 312 1716 11 14 4.9 92 390 1174 7 3.0 59
Team Defense 178 2791 666 4.2 42 23 10 156 112 234 1366 12 19 5.4 77 412 1425 7 3.5 69
Lg Rank Offense 12 11 4 10 11 4 9 9 3 11 9 12 12 12
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 3 1 1 3 2 4 4 3 5 3 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 28 7 16 301 228 73 13 242 153 89 6
2 Sat October 5 boxscore L 1-1 Cleveland Browns 12 23 14 236 173 63 4 12 240 134 106 1
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-1 Chicago Cardinals 29 20 12 231 79 152 4 15 315 126 189 5
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-2 @ New York Giants 0 35 10 172 118 54 4 17 340 212 128 1
5 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-2 Philadelphia Eagles 6 0 15 334 227 107 3 5 70 70 5
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-2 @ Baltimore Colts 19 13 12 271 256 15 1 17 255 87 168 4
7 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-3 @ Cleveland Browns 0 24 18 276 186 90 4 11 291 168 123 4
8 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-4 Green Bay Packers 10 27 11 167 108 59 7 15 253 102 151 3
10 Sun December 1 boxscore L 4-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 6 7 13 258 87 171 2 10 220 67 153 2
10 Sat December 7 boxscore W 5-5 New York Giants 21 10 12 189 47 142 1 16 260 194 66 3
12 Sun December 15 boxscore L 5-6 @ Washington Redskins 3 10 7 158 78 80 2 15 209 65 144 4
12 Sun December 22 boxscore W 6-6 @ Chicago Cardinals 27 2 19 297 129 168 10 96 58 38 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
10 Earl Morrall* 23 QB 12 11 6-5-0 139 289 48.1 1900 11 3.8 12 4.2 64 6.6 5.5 13.7 158.3 64.9 0 0
7 Jack Kemp 22 4 0 8 18 44.4 88 0 0.0 2 11.1 21 4.9 -0.1 11.0 22.0 19.9 0 0
16 Len Dawson 22 qb 3 1 0-1-0 2 4 50.0 25 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 6.3 6.3 12.5 8.3 69.8 0 0
41 Jug Girard 30 LE/P 12 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 25.8 12 6-6-0 149 312 47.8 2013 11 3.5 14 4.5 64 6.5 5.1 13.5 167.8 61.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 112 234 47.9 1523 12 5.1 19 8.1 6.5 3.88 13.6 126.9 52.4 20 157 5.4 3.0 7.9

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
24 Billy Wells 26 KR/LH/PR 10 0 154 532 0 51 3.5 53.2 15.4 14 89 6.4 0 17 1.4 8.9 621 0 7
33 Fran Rogel 30 FB 12 0 68 232 1 23 3.4 19.3 5.7 20 128 6.4 0 18 1.7 10.7 360 1 1
33 Dick Young 27 11 0 56 153 2 14 2.7 13.9 5.1 4 38 9.5 0 12 0.4 3.5 191 2 1
10 Earl Morrall* 23 QB 12 11 41 81 2 35 2.0 6.8 3.4 81 2 12
43 Bill Bowman 26 5 0 28 76 0 13 2.7 15.2 5.6 11 107 9.7 0 21 2.2 21.4 183 0 2
27 Dean Derby 22 8 0 18 49 1 7 2.7 6.1 2.3 4 79 19.8 0 36 0.5 9.9 128 1 3
39 Sid Watson 25 11 0 12 21 0 12 1.8 1.9 1.1 3 24 8.0 0 11 0.3 2.2 45 0 2
25 Ray Mathews 28 RE 12 0 3 -1 0 6 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 15 369 24.6 4 64 1.3 30.8 368 4 3
16 Len Dawson 22 qb 3 1 3 31 0 27 10.3 10.3 1.0 31 0 1
7 Jack Kemp 22 4 0 3 -1 0 2 -0.3 -0.3 0.8 -1 0 1
41 Jug Girard 30 LE/P 12 0 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 -0.4 0.2 21 419 20.0 4 46 1.8 34.9 414 4 1
24 Dick Hughes 25 1 0 2 6 0 4 3.0 6.0 2.0 6 0 1
87 Jack McClairen* 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 630 13.7 2 48 3.8 52.5 630 2 0
81 Elbie Nickel 35 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 115 11.5 1 31 0.8 9.6 115 1 0
86 Perry Richards 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 2.1 15 0 1
Team Total 25.8 12 390 1174 6 51 3.0 97.8 32.5 149 2013 13.5 11 64 12.4 167.8 3187 17 39
Opp Total 12 412 1425 7 3.5 118.8 34.3 112 1366 12.2 12 9.3 113.8 2791 19 39

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
24 Billy Wells 26 KR/LH/PR 10 0 21 143 0 30 6.8 11 306 1 96 27.8 1070
22 Fred Bruney 26 RS 12 0 17 86 0 15 5.1 5 101 0 31 20.2 187
27 Dean Derby 22 8 0 9 32 0 14 3.6 6 137 0 30 22.8 297
42 Dick Alban 28 RDH 12 0 2 33 0 22 16.5 33
80 Jack Butler*+ 30 LS 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
26 Gary Glick 27 K/LDH 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
24 Dick Hughes 25 1 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 11
33 Fran Rogel 30 FB 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 364
66 Aubrey Rozzell 25 RLB 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 51 276 0 30 5.4 25 581 1 96 23.2 4044
Opp Total 12 45 1258 0 28.0 35 704 0 20.1

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
41 Jug Girard 30 LE/P 12 0 3 1 33.3% 3 2 66.7% 68 2754 56 0 40.5
26 Gary Glick 27 K/LDH 12 0 18 5 27.8% 12 10 83.3%
27 Dean Derby 22 8 0 4 2 50.0% 3 3 100.0%
16 Len Dawson 22 qb 3 1 1 0.0% 2 0.0%
7 Jack Kemp 22 4 0 2 55 33 0 27.5
Team Total 25.8 12 26 8 30.8% 20 15 75.0% 70 2809 56 0 40.1
Opp Total 12 19 10 52.6% 21 20 95.2% 62 2647 42.7

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
10 Earl Morrall* 23 QB 12 11 0 12 6 -2 0
24 Billy Wells 26 KR/LH/PR 10 0 0 7 6 0 0
80 Jack Butler*+ 30 LS 12 0 10 85 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Gary Glick 27 K/LDH 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 36 0
50 John Reger 26 LLB 12 0 0 0 5 14 1
42 Dick Alban 28 RDH 12 0 1 35 0 35 0 0 2 1 0 0
68 Ed Beatty 25 C 12 0 0 0 4 0 0
22 Fred Bruney 26 RS 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
27 Dean Derby 22 8 0 0 3 0 0 0
60 Dale Dodrill* 31 MLB 12 0 2 50 0 44 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Ray Mathews 28 RE 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
43 Bill Bowman 26 5 0 0 2 0 0 0
24 Dick Hughes 25 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Bill McPeak 31 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 1 0 1
64 Bill Priatko 26 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
86 Perry Richards 23 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
62 Mike Sandusky 22 LG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
52 George Tarasovic 27 12 0 2 21 0 11 0
39 Sid Watson 25 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
16 Len Dawson 22 qb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
41 Jug Girard 30 LE/P 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Bob Gunderman 23 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Jack Kemp 22 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Joe Krupa 24 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Herman Lee 26 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Willie McClung 27 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Fran Rogel 30 FB 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Aubrey Rozzell 25 RLB 7 0 1 4 0 4 0
70 Ernie Stautner* 32 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Dick Young 27 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 19 195 0 44 0 0 39 44 49 1 1
Opp Total 12 37 39 16 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
41 Jug Girard 30 LE/P 12 0 4 4 2 1 29
26 Gary Glick 27 K/LDH 12 0 10 5 25
25 Ray Mathews 28 RE 12 0 4 4 24
27 Dean Derby 22 8 0 1 1 3 2 15
87 Jack McClairen* 26 12 0 2 2 12
10 Earl Morrall* 23 QB 12 11 2 2 12
33 Dick Young 27 11 0 2 2 12
81 Elbie Nickel 35 RH 12 0 1 1 6
65 Bob O'Neil 26 LDE 12 0 1 1 6
50 John Reger 26 LLB 12 0 1 1 6
33 Fran Rogel 30 FB 12 0 1 1 6
24 Billy Wells 26 KR/LH/PR 10 0 1 1 6
84 Bill McPeak 31 RDE 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.8 12 6 11 1 1 1 20 15 8 1 161
Opp Total 12 7 12 1 1 20 10 1 178