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1992 Pittsburgh Steelers

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1992 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.6, Offense: -0.4, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 299 points (18.7/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 225 points (14.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 74 points (4.6/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 10.6-5.4.

Coach: Bill Cowher (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Defensive Coordinator: Dom Capers
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Davis (Defensive Assistant), Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs) and Marvin Lewis (Linebackers)

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

Team Info

General Manager/Director of Football Operations Tom Donahoe
Chairman Dan Rooney
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
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 299 4906 989 5.0 32 18 22 284 249 431 2750 15 14 5.8 143 518 2156 13 4.2 119
Team Defense 225 4658 949 4.9 43 21 21 266 252 478 2817 15 22 5.5 146 435 1841 6 4.2 99
Lg Rank Offense 15 9 12 24 10 23 21 20 5 15 2 4 10 11
Lg Rank Defense 2 13 1 1 10 14 8 6 7 10 12 17 4 23

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ Houston Oilers 29 24 19 381 245 136 2 24 434 330 104 5
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 New York Jets 27 10 17 370 155 215 5 12 239 129 110 7
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 3-0 @ San Diego Chargers 23 6 15 272 205 67 3 15 330 221 109 3
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 3 17 16 353 208 145 1 16 294 195 99
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 3-2 @ Cleveland Browns 9 17 20 348 228 120 1 12 253 168 85 1
7 Mon October 19 boxscore W 4-2 Cincinnati Bengals 20 0 26 424 251 173 1 6 118 70 48 2
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 27 3 16 263 109 154 13 179 58 121 3
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-2 Houston Oilers 21 20 20 302 183 119 3 21 283 228 55 2
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 6-3 @ Buffalo Bills 20 28 17 233 146 87 31 458 284 174 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 7-3 Detroit Lions 17 14 18 316 164 152 2 20 376 286 90 6
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 8-3 Indianapolis Colts 30 14 20 362 109 253 2 16 329 258 71 3
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 9-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 21 9 17 240 141 99 2 15 228 68 160 1
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 10-3 Seattle Seahawks 20 14 16 306 168 138 5 10 220 153 67 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 10-4 @ Chicago Bears 6 30 10 140 105 35 4 20 283 71 212
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 10-5 Minnesota Vikings 3 6 17 288 130 158 1 18 341 125 216 3
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 11-5 Cleveland Browns 23 13 20 308 203 105 17 293 173 120 3
Playoffs
Division Sat January 9 boxscore L 11-6 Buffalo Bills 3 24 18 240 111 129 3 19 325 156 169

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
14 Neil O'Donnell* 26 QB 12 12 9-3-0 185 313 59.1% 2283 13 4.2 9 2.9 51 7.3 6.8 12.3 190.3 83.6 27 208 6.10 5.68 7.9 2 3
6 Bubby Brister 30 qb 6 4 2-2-0 63 116 54.3% 719 2 1.7 5 4.3 42 6.2 4.6 11.4 119.8 61.0 13 88 4.89 3.46 10.1 2 2
29 Barry Foster*+ 24 RB 16 15 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
3 Mark Royals 27 P 16 0 1 1 100.0% 44 0 0.0 0 0.0 44 44.0 44.0 44.0 2.8 118.7 0 0 44.00 44.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 16 11-5-0 249 431 57.8% 3046 15 3.5 14 3.2 51 7.1 6.3 12.2 190.4 77.7 40 296 5.84 5.14 8.5 4 5
Opp Total 16 252 478 52.7% 3065 15 3.1 22 4.6 6.4 4.97 12.2 191.6 64.0 36 248 5.5 4.1 7.0

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
29 Barry Foster*+ 24 RB 16 15 390 1690 11 69 4.3 105.6 24.4 36 344 9.6 0 42 2.3 21.5 2034 11 9
33 Merril Hoge 27 FB 16 11 41 150 0 15 3.7 9.4 2.6 28 231 8.3 1 20 1.8 14.4 381 1 3
34 Leroy Thompson 23 rb 15 2 35 157 1 25 4.5 10.5 2.3 22 278 12.6 0 29 1.5 18.5 435 1 2
14 Neil O'Donnell* 26 QB 12 12 27 5 1 9 0.2 0.4 2.3 5 1 6
20 Dwight Stone 28 WR 15 12 12 118 0 30 9.8 7.9 0.8 34 501 14.7 3 49 2.3 33.4 619 3 0
6 Bubby Brister 30 qb 6 4 10 16 0 8 1.6 2.7 1.7 16 0 2
42 Warren Williams 27 16 0 2 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.1 1 44 44.0 0 44 0.1 2.8 44 0 0
89 Ernie Mills 24 wr 16 5 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.3 0.1 30 383 12.8 3 22 1.9 23.9 403 3 2
81 Jeff Graham 23 WR 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 711 14.5 1 51 3.5 50.8 711 1 0
87 Adrian Cooper 24 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 197 12.3 3 27 1.0 12.3 197 3 1
86 Eric Green 25 te 7 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 152 10.9 2 24 2.0 21.7 152 2 0
80 Charles Davenport 24 wr 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 136 15.1 0 31 0.6 9.1 136 0 0
84 Tim Jorden 26 te 15 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 28 4.7 2 8 0.4 1.9 28 2 0
88 Mark Didio 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 39 13.0 0 18 1.5 19.5 39 0 0
82 Yancey Thigpen 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 518 2156 13 69 4.2 134.8 32.4 249 3046 12.2 15 51 15.6 190.4 5202 28 28
Opp Total 16 435 1841 6 4.2 115.1 27.2 252 2817 11.2 15 15.8 176.1 4658 21 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
26 Rod Woodson*+ 27 KR/LCB/PR 16 16 32 364 1 80 11.4 25 469 0 32 18.8 833
20 Dwight Stone 28 WR 15 12 12 219 0 28 18.3 838
33 Merril Hoge 27 FB 16 11 2 28 0 17 14.0 409
82 Yancey Thigpen 23 12 0 2 44 0 29 22.0 46
34 Leroy Thompson 23 rb 15 2 2 51 0 33 25.5 486
28 Albert Bentley 32 2 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
85 Russ Campbell 23 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
87 Adrian Cooper 24 TE 16 15 1 8 0 8 8.0 205
89 Ernie Mills 24 wr 16 5 1 11 0 11 11.0 414
42 Warren Williams 27 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 44
Team Total 26.0 16 32 364 1 80 11.4 48 847 0 33 17.6 6413
Opp Total 16 39 308 0 7.9 52 1052 0 20.2

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
3 Mark Royals 27 P 16 0 73 3119 58 1 42.7
1 Gary Anderson 33 K 16 0 13 12 15 12 6 4 2 36 28 77.8%% 31 29 93.5%%
Team Total 26.0 16 13 12 15 12 6 4 2 36 28 77.8%% 31 29 93.5%% 73 3119 58 1 42.7
Opp Total 16 28 19 67.9%% 24 24 100.0%% 74 3108 42.0

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
54 Hardy Nickerson 27 LILB 15 15 2.0 0 0 2 44 0 114 0
26 Rod Woodson*+ 27 KR/LCB/PR 16 16 6.0 4 90 0 57 0 4 2 1 9 0 100 0
95 Greg Lloyd* 27 ROLB 16 16 6.5 1 35 0 35 0 5 1 4 0 0 96 0
57 Jerrol Williams 25 LOLB 16 16 4.5 1 4 0 4 0 2 0 2 18 0 96 0
66 Donald Evans 28 RDE 16 16 3.0 0 0 2 0 0 88 0
37 Carnell Lake 25 SS 16 16 2.0 2 0 1 12 0 85 0
39 Darren Perry 24 FS 16 16 6 69 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0 61 0
44 D.J. Johnson 26 RCB 15 15 5 67 0 35 0 0 0 2 0 0 56 0
98 Gerald Williams 29 NT 10 10 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 43 0
97 Aaron Jones 26 13 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 33 0
64 Kenny Davidson 25 LDE 16 12 2.0 33 0
78 Garry Howe 24 nt 11 2 2.0 24 0
93 Joel Steed 23 nt 11 4 8 0
29 Barry Foster*+ 24 RB 16 15 0 9 2 -20 0
99 Levon Kirkland 23 16 0 5 0
14 Neil O'Donnell* 26 QB 12 12 0 6 4 -20 0
94 Darryl Ford 26 8 0 4 0
55 Jerry Olsavsky 25 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
50 David Little 33 RILB 16 12 3.0 2 6 0 6 0
6 Bubby Brister 30 qb 6 4 0 2 2 -2 0
22 Larry Griffin 29 db 14 2 3 98 1 65 0
33 Merril Hoge 27 FB 16 11 0 3 0 0 0
89 Ernie Mills 24 wr 16 5 0 2 0 0 0
24 Richard Shelton 26 db 16 3 0 0 2 0 0
34 Leroy Thompson 23 rb 15 2 0 2 0 0 0
87 Adrian Cooper 24 TE 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
80 Charles Davenport 24 wr 15 1 0 0 1 34 1
77 Carlton Haselrig* 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 4 0
84 Tim Jorden 26 te 15 4 0 0 1 0 0
67 Duval Love 29 LG 16 16 0 0 1 7 0
23 Sammy Walker 23 db 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 36.0 22 384 1 65 0 15 28 31 86 1 849 0
Opp Total 16 40 34 13

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 33 K 16 0 29 28 113
29 Barry Foster*+ 24 RB 16 15 11 11 66
87 Adrian Cooper 24 TE 16 15 3 3 18
89 Ernie Mills 24 wr 16 5 3 3 18
20 Dwight Stone 28 WR 15 12 3 3 18
86 Eric Green 25 te 7 5 2 2 12
84 Tim Jorden 26 te 15 4 2 2 12
80 Charles Davenport 24 wr 15 1 1 1 6
81 Jeff Graham 23 WR 14 10 1 1 6
22 Larry Griffin 29 db 14 2 1 1 6
33 Merril Hoge 27 FB 16 11 1 1 6
14 Neil O'Donnell* 26 QB 12 12 1 1 6
34 Leroy Thompson 23 rb 15 2 1 1 6
26 Rod Woodson*+ 27 KR/LCB/PR 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 16 13 15 1 1 1 31 29 28 299
Opp Total 16 6 15 2 1 24 19 225

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ HOU W, 29-24 1 1 rush Barry Foster 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
2 1992-09-06 @ HOU W, 29-24 2 26 pass Jeff Graham 26 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell
3 1992-09-06 @ HOU W, 29-24 4 9 pass Adrian Cooper 9 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
4 1992-09-13 NYJ W, 27-10 2 23 rush Barry Foster 23 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
5 1992-09-13 NYJ W, 27-10 4 54 rush Barry Foster 54 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
6 1992-09-13 NYJ W, 27-10 4 65 interception Larry Griffin 65 yard interception return (Gary Anderson kick)
7 1992-09-20 @ SDG W, 23-6 2 24 pass Adrian Cooper 24 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
8 1992-09-20 @ SDG W, 23-6 4 6 pass Dwight Stone 6 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell
9 1992-09-20 @ SDG W, 23-6 4 1 rush Neil O'Donnell 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
10 1992-10-19 CIN W, 20-0 2 24 pass Dwight Stone 24 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
11 1992-10-19 CIN W, 20-0 4 5 pass Dwight Stone 5 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
12 1992-10-25 @ KAN W, 27-3 1 80 punt Rod Woodson 80 yard punt return (Gary Anderson kick)
13 1992-10-25 @ KAN W, 27-3 3 4 rush Barry Foster 4 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1992-10-25 @ KAN W, 27-3 4 4 pass Eric Green 4 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
15 1992-11-01 HOU W, 21-20 2 1 rush Barry Foster 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
16 1992-11-01 HOU W, 21-20 4 2 pass Adrian Cooper 2 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
17 1992-11-01 HOU W, 21-20 4 5 pass Eric Green 5 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
18 1992-11-08 @ BUF L, 20-28 3 12 pass Ernie Mills 12 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
19 1992-11-08 @ BUF L, 20-28 3 11 pass Merril Hoge 11 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
20 1992-11-15 DET W, 17-14 1 11 pass Ernie Mills 11 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
21 1992-11-15 DET W, 17-14 4 1 pass Tim Jorden 1 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
22 1992-11-22 IND W, 30-14 1 20 rush Barry Foster 20 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
23 1992-11-22 IND W, 30-14 3 13 rush Barry Foster 13 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
24 1992-11-22 IND W, 30-14 3 2 rush Leroy Thompson 2 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
25 1992-11-29 @ CIN W, 21-9 1 34 fumble Charles Davenport 34 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)
26 1992-11-29 @ CIN W, 21-9 2 2 rush Barry Foster 2 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
27 1992-11-29 @ CIN W, 21-9 3 1 rush Barry Foster 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
28 1992-12-06 SEA W, 20-14 1 19 pass Ernie Mills 19 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
29 1992-12-06 SEA W, 20-14 4 4 rush Barry Foster 4 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
30 1992-12-27 CLE W, 23-13 1 7 rush Barry Foster 7 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
31 1992-12-27 CLE W, 23-13 2 2 pass Tim Jorden 2 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ HOU L, 24-29 1 15 fumble Johnny Meads 15 yard fumble return (Al Del Greco kick)
2 1992-09-06 @ HOU L, 24-29 1 11 pass Ernest Givins 11 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
3 1992-09-06 @ HOU L, 24-29 2 8 pass Ernest Givins 8 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
4 1992-09-13 NYJ L, 10-27 2 77 interception Michael Brim 77 yard interception return (Jason Staurovsky kick)
5 1992-09-27 @ GNB W, 17-3 2 76 pass Sterling Sharpe 76 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
6 1992-09-27 @ GNB W, 17-3 4 8 pass Robert Brooks 8 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
7 1992-10-11 @ CLE W, 17-9 3 1 rush Kevin Mack 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
8 1992-10-11 @ CLE W, 17-9 4 47 pass Michael Jackson 47 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Matt Stover kick)
9 1992-11-01 HOU L, 20-21 3 11 pass Webster Slaughter 11 yard pass from Cody Carlson (Al Del Greco kick)
10 1992-11-01 HOU L, 20-21 3 8 fumble Ray Childress 8 yard fumble return (Al Del Greco kick)
11 1992-11-08 @ BUF W, 28-20 1 22 pass James Lofton 22 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
12 1992-11-08 @ BUF W, 28-20 2 2 pass Mitch Frerotte 2 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
13 1992-11-08 @ BUF W, 28-20 2 1 rush Thurman Thomas 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
14 1992-11-08 @ BUF W, 28-20 3 45 pass James Lofton 45 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
15 1992-11-15 DET L, 14-17 2 73 pass Willie Green 73 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
16 1992-11-15 DET L, 14-17 4 1 rush Barry Sanders 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
17 1992-11-22 IND L, 14-30 3 1 rush Rodney Culver 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
18 1992-11-22 IND L, 14-30 4 4 pass Rodney Culver 4 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
19 1992-12-06 SEA L, 14-20 2 28 pass Tommy Kane 28 yard pass from Stan Gelbaugh (John Kasay kick)
20 1992-12-06 SEA L, 14-20 3 3 pass John Williams 3 yard pass from Stan Gelbaugh (John Kasay kick)
21 1992-12-13 @ CHI W, 30-6 2 3 rush Darren Lewis 3 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
22 1992-12-13 @ CHI W, 30-6 3 15 pass Neal Anderson 15 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
23 1992-12-13 @ CHI W, 30-6 4 6 rush Neal Anderson 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
24 1992-12-27 CLE L, 13-23 3 38 pass Michael Jackson 38 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Matt Stover kick)