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1958 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-4-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 2.1, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 261 points (21.8/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 31 points (2.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-5.1.

Coach: Buddy Parker (7-4-1)

Stadium: Pitt Stadium
 Training Camp: California University of Pennsylvania (California, Pennsylvania)

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 261 4273 748 5.7 42 21 18 202 156 336 2752 16 21 7.8 107 394 1521 14 3.9 77
Team Defense 230 3383 768 4.4 42 18 14 209 173 334 1892 11 24 5.2 114 403 1491 14 3.7 81
Lg Rank Offense 5 3 7 9 8 7 1 7 6 1 6 8 6 9
Lg Rank Defense 4 3 2 4 6 7 2 2 3 4 7 5 7 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 28 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 23 10 217 100 117 4 18 322 234 88 3
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-2 Cleveland Browns 12 45 12 269 169 100 9 20 411 219 192 5
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 1-2 Philadelphia Eagles 24 3 19 286 72 214 2 16 207 148 59 7
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-3 @ Cleveland Browns 10 27 14 259 172 87 4 19 409 145 264 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-4 @ New York Giants 6 17 10 239 194 45 4 12 175 29 146 1
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 2-4 Washington Redskins 24 16 20 398 252 146 2 15 296 216 80 4
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 3-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31 24 15 386 290 96 2 23 322 197 125 2
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 4-4 New York Giants 31 10 17 297 168 129 2 13 191 103 88 1
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 5-4 @ Chicago Cardinals 27 20 18 458 374 84 2 18 315 242 73 3
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 6-4 Chicago Bears 24 10 12 396 202 194 3 19 270 143 127 5
11 Sun December 7 boxscore T 6-4-1 @ Washington Redskins 14 14 20 385 287 98 5 19 188 -28 216 1
12 Sat December 13 boxscore W 7-4-1 Chicago Cardinals 38 21 35 683 472 211 3 17 277 244 33 7

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
22 Bobby Layne* 32 QB 10 10 7-2-1 133 268 49.6 2339 13 4.9 10 3.7 78 8.7 8.0 17.6 233.9 80.4 0 0
10 Earl Morrall 24 qb 2 2 0-2-0 16 46 34.8 275 1 2.2 7 15.2 66 6.0 -0.4 17.2 137.5 23.6 0 0
30 Tom Tracy* 24 RH 12 0 6 16 37.5 270 2 12.5 2 12.5 72 16.9 13.8 45.0 22.5 85.4 0 0
16 Len Dawson 23 4 0 1 6 16.7 11 0 0.0 2 33.3 11 1.8 -13.2 11.0 2.8 0.0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 7-4-1 156 336 46.4 2895 16 4.8 21 6.3 78 8.6 6.8 18.6 241.3 66.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 173 334 51.8 2136 11 3.3 24 7.2 6.4 3.82 12.3 178.0 52.9 31 244 5.2 2.8 8.5

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
30 Tom Tracy* 24 RH 12 0 169 714 5 64 4.2 59.5 14.1 32 535 16.7 4 56 2.7 44.6 1249 9 10
35 Tank Younger 30 FB 12 0 88 344 3 36 3.9 28.7 7.3 16 188 11.8 0 51 1.3 15.7 532 3 3
20 Dick Christy 23 KR 12 0 38 101 0 19 2.7 8.4 3.2 7 73 10.4 0 26 0.6 6.1 174 0 4
34 Leo Elter 29 7 0 37 104 2 18 2.8 14.9 5.3 6 68 11.3 0 22 0.9 9.7 172 2 2
22 Bobby Layne* 32 QB 10 10 37 153 3 21 4.1 15.3 3.7 153 3 5
46 Billy Reynolds 27 PR 12 0 10 29 1 11 2.9 2.4 0.8 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 30 1 2
25 Ray Mathews 29 LH 12 0 4 24 0 14 6.0 2.0 0.3 25 525 21.0 4 65 2.1 43.8 549 4 0
31 Larry Krutko 23 6 0 4 6 0 5 1.5 1.0 0.7 6 0 1
10 Earl Morrall 24 qb 2 2 4 39 0 22 9.8 19.5 2.0 39 0 1
16 Len Dawson 23 4 0 2 -1 0 1 -0.5 -0.3 0.5 -1 0 0
86 Jimmy Orr 23 LE/P 12 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.7 0.1 33 910 27.6 7 78 2.8 75.8 918 7 1
87 Jack McClairen 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 491 16.9 1 35 2.4 40.9 491 1 1
83 Dick Lucas 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 47 11.8 0 17 1.0 11.8 47 0 0
85 Don Bishop 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 57 19.0 0 29 0.3 4.8 57 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 394 1521 14 64 3.9 126.8 32.8 156 2895 18.6 16 78 13.0 241.3 4416 30 32
Opp Total 12 403 1491 14 3.7 124.3 33.6 173 1892 10.9 11 14.4 157.7 3383 25 34

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
46 Billy Reynolds 27 PR 12 0 25 143 0 22 5.7 15 346 0 38 23.1 519
20 Dick Christy 23 KR 12 0 17 153 0 43 9.0 16 384 0 41 24.0 711
74 Frank Varrichione* 26 RT 12 0 3 38 0 16 12.7 38
26 Gary Glick 28 LS 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
60 Dale Dodrill 32 LLB 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
61 Ted Karras 24 LT 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
87 Jack McClairen 27 RE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 491
Team Total 25.6 12 45 301 0 43 6.7 36 774 0 41 21.5 5491
Opp Total 12 38 1678 0 44.2 50 1115 2 22.3

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
82 Tom Miner 26 K 12 0 28 14 50.0% 31 31 100.0%
86 Jimmy Orr 23 LE/P 12 0 51 2023 62 0 39.7
Team Total 25.6 12 28 14 50.0% 31 31 100.0% 51 2023 62 0 39.7
Opp Total 12 20 12 60.0% 28 26 92.9% 62 2574 41.5

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
30 Tom Tracy* 24 RH 12 0 0 10 1 0 0
80 Jack Butler*+ 31 RS 12 0 9 81 0 19 0
27 Dean Derby 23 LDH 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
42 Dick Alban 29 RDH 12 0 5 25 0 16 0 0 0 1 17 0
26 Gary Glick 28 LS 12 0 2 60 0 26 0 0 0 3 37 1
22 Bobby Layne* 32 QB 10 10 0 5 0 0 0
20 Dick Christy 23 KR 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
71 Joe Lewis 22 LDT 12 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 0
87 Jack McClairen 27 RE 12 0 0 1 3 13 0
46 Billy Reynolds 27 PR 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
66 Dick Campbell 23 12 0 1 58 0 58 0 0 0 2 0 0
86 Jimmy Orr 23 LE/P 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
35 Tank Younger 30 FB 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
34 Leo Elter 29 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
61 Ted Karras 24 LT 12 0 0 0 2 7 0
62 Mike Sandusky 23 LG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
74 Frank Varrichione* 26 RT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
60 Dale Dodrill 32 LLB 12 0 1 13 0 13 0
64 Billy Krisher 23 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Joe Krupa 25 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Larry Krutko 23 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Richie McCabe 25 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Earl Morrall 24 qb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
65 John Nisby 22 RG 12 0 0 0 1 7 0
50 John Reger 27 RLB 12 0 1 3 0 3 0
77 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Ernie Stautner*+ 33 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
52 George Tarasovic 28 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 24 248 0 58 0 0 32 31 81 1 1
Opp Total 12 18 34 16

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
82 Tom Miner 26 K 12 0 31 14 73
30 Tom Tracy* 24 RH 12 0 5 4 9 54
86 Jimmy Orr 23 LE/P 12 0 7 7 42
25 Ray Mathews 29 LH 12 0 4 4 24
22 Bobby Layne* 32 QB 10 10 3 3 18
35 Tank Younger 30 FB 12 0 3 3 18
34 Leo Elter 29 7 0 2 2 12
26 Gary Glick 28 LS 12 0 1 1 6
87 Jack McClairen 27 RE 12 0 1 1 6
46 Billy Reynolds 27 PR 12 0 1 1 6
70 Ernie Stautner*+ 33 RDE 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.6 12 14 16 1 31 31 14 1 261
Opp Total 12 14 11 2 1 26 12 230