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1958 Pittsburgh Steelers season

1958 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 7–4–1
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1957 1959

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 28, 1958 at San Francisco 49ers L 23–20
2 October 5, 1958 Cleveland Browns L 45–12
3 October 12, 1958 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–3
4 October 19, 1958 at Cleveland Browns L 27–10
5 October 26, 1958 at New York Giants L 17–6
6 November 2, 1958 Washington Redskins W 24–16
7 November 9, 1958 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31–24
8 November 16, 1958 New York Giants W 31–10
9 November 23, 1958 at Chicago Cardinals W 27–20
10 November 30, 1958 Chicago Bears W 24–10
11 December 7, 1958 at Washington Redskins T 14–14
12 December 13, 1958 Chicago Cardinals W 38–21

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 28, 1958): San Francisco 49ers

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 13 0 20
49ers 7 0 6 10 23

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 32,150
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • San Francisco – McElhenny 2 run (Soltau kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 10 pass from Morrall (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 22
  • Pittsburgh – Younger 1 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 23
  • San Francisco – Pace 11 run (kick blocked)
  • San Francisco – Brodie 1 run (Soltau kick)
  • San Francisco – FG Soltau 22

Week 2 (Sunday October 5, 1958): Cleveland Browns

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1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 17 14 7 45
Steelers 0 10 0 2 12

at Pitt Stadium Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,130
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Brown 23 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Mitchell 21 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Brewster 8 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 1 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 31
  • Cleveland – FG Groza 32
  • Cleveland – Brown 59 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Brown 3 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – P. Carpenter 4 pass from Ninowski (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Ninowski tackled by Stautner in end zone

Week 3 (Sunday October 12, 1958): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 0 0 3
Steelers 14 7 3 0 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,153
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Sunday October 19, 1958): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 3 10
Browns 7 14 0 6 27

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 66,852
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 64 pass from Tracy (Miner kick)
  • Cleveland – Brown 27 pass from Plum (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland – Brown 48 run (Plum kick)
  • Cleveland – Renfro 36 pass from Plum (Plum kick)
  • Cleveland – Mitchell 7 pass from Plum (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 47

Week 5 (Sunday October 26, 1958): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 3 0 6
Giants 7 3 0 7 17

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 25,007
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Karilivacz 23 fumble run (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 27
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 34
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 39
  • New York Giants – Heinrich 1 run (Summerall kick)

Week 6 (Sunday November 2, 1958): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 3 0 10 16
Steelers 0 14 0 10 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,525
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – FG Baker 13
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 19 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Younger 2 run (Miner kick)
  • Washington – FG Baker 27
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 62 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Washington – FG Baker 32
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 43
  • Washington – Walton 26 pass from Guglielmi (Baker kick)

Week 7 (Sunday November 9, 1958): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 14 14 0 31
Eagles 7 3 7 7 24

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 26,306
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 38
  • Philadelphia – Retzlaff 18 pass from Barnes (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 13 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 25 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Walston 16
  • Philadelphia – Barnes 3 run (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 34 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 40 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 10 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 16, 1958): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 3 0 0 10
Steelers 0 7 14 10 31

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 30,030
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Gifford 1 run (Summerall kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 42
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 1 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 9 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Glick 37 fumble run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 43 (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 1 run (Miner kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 23, 1958): Chicago Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 10 0 7 27
Cardinals 10 3 7 0 20

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 15,946
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 101 kick return (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Elter 5 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 37
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Conrad 38
  • Pittsburgh – Elter 8 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 30
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Conrad 12
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 1 run (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 78 pass from Layne (Miner kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 30, 1958): Chicago Bears

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 10 10
Steelers 7 3 0 14 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,094
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 30 run (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 22
  • Chicago Bears – Jewett 13 pass from Brown (Blanda kick)
  • Chicago Bears – FG Blanda 34
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 48 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 18 run (Miner kick)

Week 11 (Sunday December 7, 1958): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14
Redskins 0 14 0 0 14

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,370
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Bosseler 7 run (Baker kick)
  • Washington – Bosseler 2 run (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 55 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – McClairen 28 pass from Layne (Miner kick)

Week 12 (Saturday December 13, 1958): Chicago Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 14 0 21
Steelers 0 17 7 14 38

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather: Sunny, cold (the water pipes in Pitt Stadium froze)
  • Game attendance: 16,660
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Orr 36 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 92 kick return (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Miner 13
  • Pittsburgh – Layne 17 run (Miner kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Watkins 48 pass from Reynolds (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 17 pass from Layne (Miner kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 1 run (Conrad kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 72 pass from Tracy (Miner kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Reynolds 5 run (Miner kick)

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 9 3 0 .750 7–3 246 183 W4
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 8–2 302 217 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 1 .636 6–3–1 261 230 W1
Washington Redskins 4 7 1 .364 3–6–1 214 268 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 261 356 L6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 235 306 L4

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ Game program
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