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1990 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.6, Offense: -3.4, Defense: 5.0, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 292 points (18.2/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 240 points (15.0/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 52 points (3.2/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.8-6.2.

Coach: Chuck Noll (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Walton
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Brazil
 Other Notable Asst.: John Fox (Defensive Backs)

Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Dick Haley
Chairman Dan Rooney
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 292 4525 897 5.0 32 17 20 263 237 408 2645 20 15 6.0 150 456 1880 11 4.1 93
Team Defense 240 4115 940 4.4 42 18 25 257 236 460 2500 9 24 5.1 130 446 1615 13 3.6 102
Lg Rank Offense 20 22 13 23 21 26 25 14 9 13 14 13 18 10
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 3 5 5 7 1 1 3 1 16 11 16 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cleveland Browns 3 13 14 210 161 49 3 11 158 78 80 1
2 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-1 Houston Oilers 20 9 10 123 55 68 20 309 258 51 4
3 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-2 @ Los Angeles Raiders 3 20 18 208 118 90 3 16 273 148 125 1
4 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-3 Miami Dolphins 6 28 8 160 119 41 3 20 324 202 122 1
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-3 San Diego Chargers 36 14 25 374 191 183 1 14 188 96 92 3
6 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-3 @ Denver Broncos 34 17 25 451 343 108 2 16 244 178 66 1
7 Sun October 21 boxscore L 3-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 27 14 200 103 97 2 22 304 154 150 3
8 Mon October 29 boxscore W 4-4 Los Angeles Rams 41 10 18 345 156 189 1 13 217 173 44 3
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 5-4 Atlanta Falcons 21 9 10 333 214 119 3 21 332 239 93 5
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 18 boxscore L 5-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 3 27 11 206 112 94 1 20 312 134 178 1
12 Sun November 25 boxscore W 6-5 @ New York Jets 24 7 22 333 175 158 3 8 173 100 73 2
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L 6-6 Cincinnati Bengals 12 16 16 305 226 79 2 17 319 154 165 3
14 Sun December 9 boxscore W 7-6 New England Patriots 24 3 21 417 166 251 3 9 182 126 56 3
15 Sun December 16 boxscore W 8-6 @ New Orleans Saints 9 6 14 232 154 78 1 12 195 95 100 1
16 Sun December 23 boxscore W 9-6 Cleveland Browns 35 0 20 329 132 197 2 10 158 133 25 9
17 Sun December 30 boxscore L 9-7 @ Houston Oilers 14 34 17 299 220 79 2 28 427 232 195 1

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
6 Bubby Brister 28 QB 16 16 9-7-0 223 387 57.6% 2725 20 5.2 14 3.6 90 7.0 6.4 12.2 170.3 81.6 28 213 6.05 5.50 6.7 2 2
11 Rick Strom 25 6 0 14 21 66.7% 162 0 0.0 1 4.8 22 7.7 5.6 11.6 27.0 69.9 5 29 5.12 3.38 19.2
Team Total 25.6 16 9-7-0 237 408 58.1% 2887 20 4.9 15 3.7 90 7.1 6.4 12.2 180.4 81.0 33 242 6.00 5.37 7.5 2 2
Opp Total 16 236 460 51.3% 2728 9 2.0 24 5.2 5.9 3.97 11.6 170.5 54.3 34 228 5.1 3.2 6.9

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
33 Merril Hoge 25 FB 16 15 203 772 7 41 3.8 48.3 12.7 40 342 8.6 3 27 2.5 21.4 1114 10 6
38 Tim Worley 24 RB 11 8 109 418 0 38 3.8 38.0 9.9 8 70 8.8 0 27 0.7 6.4 488 0 6
42 Warren Williams 25 rb 14 4 68 389 3 70 5.7 27.8 4.9 5 42 8.4 1 13 0.4 3.0 431 4 5
29 Barry Foster 22 rb 16 1 36 203 1 38 5.6 12.7 2.3 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 205 1 2
6 Bubby Brister 28 QB 16 16 25 64 0 11 2.6 4.0 1.6 64 0 9
21 Richard Bell 23 rb 16 1 5 18 0 12 3.6 1.1 0.3 12 137 11.4 1 43 0.8 8.6 155 1 0
11 Rick Strom 25 6 0 4 10 0 10 2.5 1.7 0.7 10 0 1
4 Dan Stryzinski 25 P 16 0 3 17 0 9 5.7 1.1 0.2 17 0 0
20 Dwight Stone 26 wr 16 2 2 -6 0 10 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 19 332 17.5 1 90 1.2 20.8 326 1 1
83 Louis Lipps 28 WR 14 14 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.4 0.1 50 682 13.6 3 37 3.6 48.7 677 3 1
86 Eric Green 23 te 13 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 387 11.4 7 46 2.6 29.8 387 7 1
84 Mike Mularkey 29 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 365 11.4 3 28 2.0 22.8 365 3 1
82 Derek Hill 23 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 391 15.6 0 66 1.6 24.4 391 0 1
88 Chris Calloway 22 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 124 12.4 1 20 0.6 7.8 124 1 0
85 Terry O'Shea 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 0.8 13 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 456 1880 11 70 4.1 117.5 28.5 237 2887 12.2 20 90 14.8 180.4 4767 31 40
Opp Total 16 446 1615 13 3.6 100.9 27.9 236 2500 10.6 9 14.8 156.3 4115 22 33

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
26 Rod Woodson*+ 25 KR/PR/RCB 16 16 38 398 1 52 10.5 35 764 0 49 21.8 1162
20 Dwight Stone 26 wr 16 2 5 91 0 24 18.2 417
29 Barry Foster 22 rb 16 1 3 29 0 13 9.7 234
57 Jerrol Williams 23 lb 16 1 3 31 0 20 10.3 31
22 Larry Griffin 27 db 16 3 2 16 0 14 8.0 16
86 Eric Green 23 te 13 6 1 16 0 16 16.0 403
82 Derek Hill 23 WR 16 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 391
83 Louis Lipps 28 WR 14 14 1 9 0 9 9.0 686
Team Total 25.6 16 39 398 1 52 10.2 50 956 0 49 19.1 6121
Opp Total 16 16 105 0 6.6 56 1245 1 22.2

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
4 Dan Stryzinski 25 P 16 0 65 2454 51 1 37.8
1 Gary Anderson 31 K 16 0 1 1 3 3 8 8 11 8 2 25 20 80.0%% 32 32 100.0%%
Team Total 25.6 16 1 1 3 3 8 8 11 8 2 25 20 80.0%% 32 32 100.0%% 65 2454 51 1 37.8
Opp Total 16 28 18 64.3%% 26 26 100.0%% 64 2618 40.9

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
26 Rod Woodson*+ 25 KR/PR/RCB 16 16 5 67 0 34 0 1 3 3 0 0 66 0
44 D.J. Johnson 24 LCB 16 15 2 60 1 34 0 0 0 1 9 0 69 0
37 Carnell Lake 23 SS 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 67 0
54 Hardy Nickerson 25 LILB 16 14 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 67 0
95 Greg Lloyd 25 ROLB 15 14 4.5 1 9 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 62 0
98 Gerald Williams 27 NT 16 15 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 49 0
27 Thomas Everett 26 FS 15 14 3 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 35 0
66 Donald Evans 26 RDE 16 16 3.0 0 0 3 59 0 26 0
64 Kenny Davidson 23 14 0 3.5 22 0
57 Jerrol Williams 23 lb 16 1 1.0 2 1 2 1 0 15 0
97 Aaron Jones 24 de 7 1 2.0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0
91 Craig Veasey 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
25 Gary Jones 23 db 16 1 9 0
6 Bubby Brister 28 QB 16 16 0 9 4 -28 0
55 Jerry Olsavsky 23 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0
33 Merril Hoge 25 FB 16 15 0 6 2 0 0
93 Keith Willis 31 LDE 16 16 5.0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Larry Griffin 27 db 16 3 4 75 0 36 0 0 1 1 1 0
38 Tim Worley 24 RB 11 8 0 6 0 0 0
53 Bryan Hinkle 31 LOLB 16 16 2.0 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Warren Williams 25 rb 14 4 0 5 0 0 0
49 Dwayne Woodruff 33 db 15 1 3 110 0 59 0 0 0 1 13 0
29 Barry Foster 22 rb 16 1 0 2 1 0 0
68 Lorenzo Freeman 26 nt 11 1 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
50 David Little* 31 RILB 16 14 1 35 0 35 0 0 0 2 6 0
20 Dwight Stone 26 wr 16 2 0 1 2 0 0
86 Eric Green 23 te 13 6 0 1 1 0 0
82 Derek Hill 23 WR 16 12 0 1 1 0 0
99 A.J. Jenkins 24 5 0 2.0
11 Rick Strom 25 6 0 0 1 1 -3 0
60 Brian Blankenship 27 LG 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
35 Delton Hall 25 db 12 1 1 0 0 0 0
62 Tunch Ilkin 33 RT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
83 Louis Lipps 28 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
84 Mike Mularkey 29 TE 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
90 Tyronne Stowe 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
4 Dan Stryzinski 25 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 34.0 24 385 1 59 0 13 40 35 58 0 512 0 1
Opp Total 16 33 33 15 2

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
1 Gary Anderson 31 K 16 0 32 20 92
33 Merril Hoge 25 FB 16 15 7 3 10 60
86 Eric Green 23 te 13 6 7 7 42
42 Warren Williams 25 rb 14 4 3 1 4 24
83 Louis Lipps 28 WR 14 14 3 3 18
84 Mike Mularkey 29 TE 16 15 3 3 18
21 Richard Bell 23 rb 16 1 1 1 6
88 Chris Calloway 22 wr 16 2 1 1 6
29 Barry Foster 22 rb 16 1 1 1 6
44 D.J. Johnson 24 LCB 16 15 1 1 6
20 Dwight Stone 26 wr 16 2 1 1 6
26 Rod Woodson*+ 25 KR/PR/RCB 16 16 1 1 6
90 Tyronne Stowe 25 16 0 1 2
Team Total 25.6 16 11 20 1 1 33 32 20 1 292
Opp Total 16 13 9 1 3 26 18 2 240

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1990-09-16 HOU W, 20-9 1 26 interception D.J. Johnson 26 yard interception return (Gary Anderson kick)
2 1990-09-16 HOU W, 20-9 4 52 punt Rod Woodson 52 yard punt return (Gary Anderson kick)
3 1990-10-07 SDG W, 36-14 2 8 pass Eric Green 8 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
4 1990-10-07 SDG W, 36-14 2 1 pass Eric Green 1 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
5 1990-10-07 SDG W, 36-14 3 2 rush Warren Williams 2 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
6 1990-10-07 SDG W, 36-14 4 2 rush Barry Foster 2 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
7 1990-10-14 @ DEN W, 34-17 2 6 pass Louis Lipps 6 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
8 1990-10-14 @ DEN W, 34-17 2 3 pass Eric Green 3 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
9 1990-10-14 @ DEN W, 34-17 3 6 rush Merril Hoge 6 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
10 1990-10-14 @ DEN W, 34-17 4 10 pass Eric Green 10 yard pass from Bubby Brister
11 1990-10-14 @ DEN W, 34-17 4 3 pass Eric Green 3 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
12 1990-10-21 @ SFO L, 7-27 1 2 pass Richard Bell 2 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
13 1990-10-29 RAM W, 41-10 1 6 pass Merril Hoge 6 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1990-10-29 RAM W, 41-10 1 17 pass Eric Green 17 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
15 1990-10-29 RAM W, 41-10 3 1 rush Merril Hoge 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
16 1990-10-29 RAM W, 41-10 4 8 pass Dwight Stone 8 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
17 1990-10-29 RAM W, 41-10 4 2 pass Merril Hoge 2 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
18 1990-11-04 ATL W, 21-9 3 11 pass Louis Lipps 11 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
19 1990-11-04 ATL W, 21-9 4 19 pass Mike Mularkey 19 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
20 1990-11-04 ATL W, 21-9 4 70 rush Warren Williams 70 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
21 1990-11-25 @ NYJ W, 24-7 2 5 pass Warren Williams 5 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
22 1990-11-25 @ NYJ W, 24-7 4 1 rush Merril Hoge 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
23 1990-11-25 @ NYJ W, 24-7 4 3 pass Louis Lipps 3 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
24 1990-12-09 NWE W, 24-3 2 8 rush Merril Hoge 8 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
25 1990-12-09 NWE W, 24-3 3 14 pass Eric Green 14 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
26 1990-12-09 NWE W, 24-3 4 41 rush Merril Hoge 41 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
27 1990-12-23 CLE W, 35-0 1 20 pass Mike Mularkey 20 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
28 1990-12-23 CLE W, 35-0 1 20 pass Chris Calloway 20 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
29 1990-12-23 CLE W, 35-0 1 2 pass Mike Mularkey 2 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
30 1990-12-23 CLE W, 35-0 2 12 pass Merril Hoge 12 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
31 1990-12-23 CLE W, 35-0 2 1 rush Warren Williams 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
32 1990-12-30 @ HOU L, 14-34 3 4 rush Merril Hoge 4 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
33 1990-12-30 @ HOU L, 14-34 4 3 rush Merril Hoge 3 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1990-09-09 @ CLE W, 13-3 3 30 fumble Anthony Blaylock 30 yard fumble return (Jerry Kauric kick)
2 1990-09-16 HOU L, 9-20 2 1 rush Lorenzo White 1 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
3 1990-09-23 @ RAI W, 20-3 4 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Jeff Jaeger kick)
4 1990-09-23 @ RAI W, 20-3 4 66 pass Mervyn Fernandez 66 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Jeff Jaeger kick)
5 1990-09-30 MIA W, 28-6 1 1 rush Sammie Smith 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
6 1990-09-30 MIA W, 28-6 2 7 rush Sammie Smith 7 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
7 1990-09-30 MIA W, 28-6 2 35 pass Mark Clayton 35 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
8 1990-09-30 MIA W, 28-6 4 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
9 1990-10-07 SDG L, 14-36 1 2 pass Gary Plummer 2 yard pass from Billy Joe Tolliver (Fuad Reveiz kick)
10 1990-10-07 SDG L, 14-36 3 0 fumble Les Miller 0 yard fumble return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
11 1990-10-14 @ DEN L, 17-34 1 1 rush Sammy Winder 1 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
12 1990-10-14 @ DEN L, 17-34 2 2 rush Steve Sewell 2 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
13 1990-10-21 @ SFO W, 27-7 2 5 pass Mike Sherrard 5 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
14 1990-10-21 @ SFO W, 27-7 3 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
15 1990-10-21 @ SFO W, 27-7 4 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
16 1990-10-29 RAM L, 10-41 1 100 kickoff Gaston Green 100 yard kickoff return (Mike Lansford kick)
17 1990-11-18 @ CIN W, 27-3 1 5 rush Ickey Woods 5 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
18 1990-11-18 @ CIN W, 27-3 3 1 rush Craig Taylor 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
19 1990-11-18 @ CIN W, 27-3 3 70 fumble Barney Bussey 70 yard fumble return (Jim Breech kick)
20 1990-11-25 @ NYJ L, 7-24 2 53 pass Rob Moore 53 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1990-12-02 CIN W, 16-12 1 50 pass Eddie Brown 50 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
22 1990-12-02 CIN W, 16-12 2 7 rush James Brooks 7 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
23 1990-12-30 @ HOU W, 34-14 1 1 rush Lorenzo White 1 yard rush (Teddy Garcia kick)
24 1990-12-30 @ HOU W, 34-14 2 14 pass Ernest Givins 14 yard pass from Cody Carlson (Teddy Garcia kick)
25 1990-12-30 @ HOU W, 34-14 2 3 pass Drew Hill 3 yard pass from Cody Carlson (Teddy Garcia kick)
26 1990-12-30 @ HOU W, 34-14 3 53 pass Haywood Jeffires 53 yard pass from Cody Carlson (Teddy Garcia kick)