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1949 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 2nd place Eastern Division 6-5-1 .545
Head Coach: Johnny Michelosen
Assistant CoachChuck Cherundolo
Assistant CoachWalt Kiesling
BackfieldMike Nixon
LineKen Ormiston
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/20/1949NChicago Bears0-34LCincinnati, OHNippert Stadium25000
Sun8/28/1949HGreen Bay Packers9-3WPIttsburgh, PAForbes Field13587
Fri9/2/1949AErie Vets10-7WErie, PAErie Stadium10849
Wed9/7/1949ARichmond Rebels28-16WRichmond, VACity Stadium9000
Sat9/10/1949NDetroit Lions21-41LRoanoke, VAVictory Stadium13000
Wed9/14/1949HChicago Cardinals7-30LPIttsburgh, PAForbes Field17983
Sun9/25/1949HNew York Giants28-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field20957
Mon10/3/1949HWashington Redskins14-27LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field30000
Sat10/8/1949HDetroit Lions14-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field21355
Sun10/16/1949ANew York Giants21-17WNew York, NYPolo Grounds29911
Sun10/23/1949HNew York Bulldogs24-13WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22042
Sun10/30/1949HPhiladelphia Eagles7-38LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field37803
Sun11/6/1949AWashington Redskins14-27LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium26038
Sun11/13/1949HLos Angeles Rams7-7TPittsburgh, PAForbes Field20510
Sun11/20/1949AGreen Bay Packers30-7WWest Allis, WIWisconsin State Fair Park5483
Sun11/27/1949APhiladelphia Eagles17-34LPhiladelphia, PAShibe Park22191
Sun12/4/1949AChicago Bears21-30LChicago, ILWrigley Field36071
Sun12/11/1949ANew York Bulldogs27-0WNew York, NYPolo Grounds4028
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
56Bob BalogC-LB6'222525Georgia; Denver90
89Pete BarbolakLOT-DT6'323523Purdue90
28Bob DavisDE5'1119228Penn State110
44Jim FinksTB-DB5'1117522Tulsa100
77Bobby GageTB-DB5'1117522Clemson124
35Joe GeriTB5'1018525Georgia121
17Joe GlampOHB5'1118528Louisiana State70
45Bob HanlonOHB-DB6'019525Notre Dame; Loras117
11Howard HartleyBB-DB5'1118525Duke120
73Darrell HoganROG-DG5'1021023Baylor; Trinity (Texas)122
42Joe HollingsworthFB6'019824Georgia; Eastern Kentucky102
54Val JansanteLOE-DE6'119029Duquesne; Villanova1210
80Bill LongLOE-DE6'120023Oklahoma State100
37Bill McPeakDE6'120823Notre Dame; Pittsburgh122
55Charley MehelichDE6'119927Duquesne102
25Frank MininiTB6'120928San Jose State127
72Bill MooreLOG-DG5'1121827Penn State1212
81Elbie NickelROE-DE6'119627Cincinnati1210
50Leo NobileLOG-DG5'1021527Penn State120
22Jerry NuzumOHB-DB6'119926Compton CC; New Mexico State123
27George PapachLB6'220524Purdue129
48Vince RagunasDB5'1120025Virginia Military Institute40
66Don SamuelOHB-DB5'1119025Oregon State51
86Carl SamuelsonROT-DT6'425026Nebraska120
33Charley SeabrightBB6'220431West Virginia1211
49Jerry ShipkeyFB-LB6'121324Southern California; UCLA124
57Frank SinkovitzC-LB6'121826Duke113
62Steve SuheyROG-DG5'1121527Penn State1210
Walt SzotROT-DT6'122229Bucknell122
46Bill WalshC-LB6'223022Notre Dame129
75Jack WileyLOT-DT5'1120829Waynesburg1210
79Frank WydoROT-DT6'422525Duquesne; Cornell1211
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bobby Gage16BClemson
Harper Davis216BMississippi State
Bill Walsh326CNotre Dame
Joe Geri436BGeorgia
Bill Long545EOklahoma State
Doug Brightwell656CTexas Christian
Bill Talarico765BPennsylvania
George Brown876GTexas Christian
Tom Brennan985TBoston College
Bob Hood1096EAlabama
Al Sanders11105TSouthern Mississippi
Jim Finks12116BTulsa
R.R. Walston13125GNorth Texas
Dave Moon14136BSouthern Methodist
Ed Sobczak15145EMichigan State
Denvard Snell16156TAuburn
Veto Kissell17165BHoly Cross
Clint Shipman18176TTexas A&M-Commerce
Jack McBride19185ERice
Ben Mann20196GMississippi
Joe Jackura21205CGeorgia
Lloyd Johnson22216BWest Texas A&M
Jim Owens23225EOklahoma
Ivan Snowden24236TTexas A&M-Kingsville
Bobby Goff25245BTexas A&M
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals24796358
Opponents Totals33614179
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals189126501352460
Opponents Totals210100981297862
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Joe Geri5121392.311100.0045
Jerry Nuzum70000042
Jerry Shipkey50000030
Val Jansante40000024
Joe Glamp01818100.01616.7021
Bobby Gage30000018
Elbie Nickel30000018
Jim Finks20000012
Carl Samuelson1000018
Don Samuel1000006
Team Totals31303196.82728.61224
Opponents Totals28252889.371450.00214
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Geri11100.00/00/01/10/00/0
Joe Glamp1616.71/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals2728.61/0/1/0/0/
Opponents Totals71450.02/2/2/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Nuzum1396114.464t5
Joe Geri1335434.1255
George Papach994074.1250
Bobby Gage462285.097t3
Don Samuel391634.231t1
Jim Finks351353.9381
Jerry Shipkey26933.6145
Bob Hanlon6132.270
Joe Hollingsworth6132.270
Bill Long263.0100
Frank Minini155.050
Joe Glamp3-8-2.720
Team Totals53522094.197t20
Opponents Totals46318624.017
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Geri773140.3415547.217.963t56.556.5754760.2
Bobby Gage361747.2153299.119.452t25.6411.18124858.4
Jim Finks712433.8393224.513.435t22.8811.31930319.0
Don Samuel21733.313673.29.61300.014.8006723.3
Jerry Nuzum11100.002121.021.02100.000.00021118.8
Charley Seabright11100.001717.017.017t1100.000.00017158.3
Joe Hollingsworth100.0100.000.000.000039.6
George Papach100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals2098138.811013106.316.263t104.8188.6107120340.6
Opponents Totals33716147.815420436.112.792.7226.5152189148.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Val Jansante2944515.347t4
Elbie Nickel2663324.352t3
George Papach6183.0110
Jerry Nuzum48120.363t2
Charley Seabright441.050
Bill Long22110.5130
Jerry Shipkey23216.0210
Frank Wydo22110.5120
Jim Finks11717.017t1
Bobby Gage188.080
Joe Glamp11414.0140
Bob Hanlon144.040
Don Samuel122.020
Jack Wiley11010.0100
Team Totals81131016.263t10
Opponents Totals161204312.79
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Hartley66310.5410
Bobby Gage55811.6160
Jerry Shipkey37625.3500
Bob Hanlon3299.7190
Frank Sinkovitz15454.0540
Jim Finks11414.0140
Leo Nobile177.070
Darrell Hogan155.050
Don Samuel144.050
Team Totals2231014.1540
Opponents Totals1833418.61
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Joe Geri43185643.2820
Bill Long30112737.6520
Bobby Gage416340.8631
Team Totals77314640.9821373
Opponents Totals66268540.744931.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Gage1625415.9500
Howard Hartley9879.7210
Don Samuel78011.4220
Joe Geri22814.0170
Team Totals3444913.2500
Opponents Totals2737313.81
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Minini1639024.4440
Bob Hanlon1121319.4290
George Papach35719.0220
Val Jansante34615.3220
Bobby Gage12525.0250
Charley Seabright12424.0240
Elbie Nickel12020.0200
Jerry Nuzum11717.0170
Team Totals3779221.4440
Opponents Totals3568719.60
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Finks0001100
Bobby Gage7617200
Joe Geri430300
Joe Glamp0010100
Bob Hanlon110100
Darrell Hogan0011200
Joe Hollingsworth1101-20
Bill Long110100
Bill McPeak0001100
Frank Minini100000
Jerry Nuzum530300
George Papach321300
Don Samuel620200
Carl Samuelson00022261
Charley Seabright0001100
Jerry Shipkey201100
Jack Wiley0010100
Team Totals31922931441
Opponents Totals269179260
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