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1987 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 8-7-0 .533
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Offensive Line-Tackles/Tight EndsRon Blackledge
Defensive CoordinatorTony Dungy
Conditioning and TrainingWalt Evans
Special TeamsDennis Fitzgerald
Defensive LineJoe Greene
Offensive BacksDick Hoak
LinebackersJed Hughes
Offensive Line-Guards/CenterHal Hunter
Special TeamsJon Kolb
Offensive CoordinatorTom Moore
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/14/1987AWashington Redskins17-23LWashington, DCRFK Stadium52266
Sat8/22/1987AChicago Bears14-50LChicago, ILSoldier Field66030
Sat8/29/1987ANew Orleans Saints28-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46770
Sat9/5/1987HNew York Giants20-26LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50581
Sun9/13/1987HSan Francisco 49ers30-17WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium55735
Sun9/20/1987ACleveland Browns10-34LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium79543
Sun9/27/1987HNew York Jets-Pittsburgh, PAThree Rivers StadiumCanceled
Sun10/4/1987AAtlanta Falcons28-12WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium16667
Sun10/11/1987ALos Angeles Rams21-31LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium20219
Sun10/18/1987HIndianapolis Colts21-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium34627
Sun10/25/1987HCincinnati Bengals23-20WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium53692
Sun11/1/1987AMiami Dolphins24-35LMiami-Dade County, FLJoe Robbie Stadium52578
Sun11/8/1987AKansas City Chiefs17-16WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium45249
Sun11/15/1987HHouston Oilers3-23LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium56177
Sun11/22/1987ACincinnati Bengals30-16WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium52795
Sun11/29/1987HNew Orleans Saints16-20LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47896
Sun12/6/1987HSeattle Seahawks13-9WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48881
Sun12/13/1987ASan Diego Chargers20-16WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51605
Sun12/20/1987AHouston Oilers16-24LHouston, TXAstrodome38683
Sat12/26/1987HCleveland Browns13-19LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium56394
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
34Walter AbercrombieRB6'021028Baylor1212
81Lyneal AlstonWR6'120523Southern Mississippi31
1Gary AndersonK5'1118128Syracuse120
83Mel AndersonWR5'1117522Minnesota20
90Steve ApkeRILB6'122222Pittsburgh33
72Buddy AydeletteROT6'425831Alabama125
54Craig BinghamLOLB6'222328Syracuse33
60Brian BlankenshipLOG6'127524Nebraska-Omaha; Nebraska133
15Steve BonoQB6'421325UCLA33
66Jim BoyleLOT6'527025Tulane33
6Bubby BristerQB6'320525Tulane; Louisiana-Monroe20
86Ralph BrittTE6'324022North Carolina State30
10John BrunoP6'219023Penn State30
91Gregg CarrLB6'122025Auburn120
44Rodney CarterRB6'021923Purdue112
Spark Clark5'718222Akron10
96Jackie ClineDE6'528027Alabama10
88Joey ClinkscalesWR6'019923Tennessee73
56Robin ColeRILB6'222532New Mexico1212
7Reggie CollierQB6'320726Southern Mississippi20
91Tommy DawkinsLDE6'326022Lees-McRae JC; Appalachian State22
61Charlie DickeyOG6'327025Scottsdale CC; Arizona10
67Gary DunnNT6'327034Miami (Florida)1313
42Dave EdwardsFS6'019525Illinois33
27Thomas EverettFS5'918123Baylor129
87Moses FordWR6'222023Fayetteville State10
68Lorenzo FreemanNT6'529823Pittsburgh60
92Keith GaryDE6'326928Ferrum JC; Oklahoma116
86Preston GothardTE6'424225Alabama22
20Cornell GowdyLCB6'119524Morgan State133
33Larry GriffinRCB6'019824North Carolina73
80Russell HairstonWR6'320823Kentucky32
35Delton HallRCB6'120622Clemson1212
53Bryan HinkleLOLB6'122428Oregon1212
33Merril HogeRB6'222822Idaho State130
64Alan HuffDE-NT6'426524Marshall21
62Tunch IlkinROT6'326730Indiana State1111
43Earnest JacksonRB5'922428Texas A&M129
78Tim JohnsonDE6'327522Penn State120
47Bruce JonesSS6'119725North Alabama20
50Daryl KnoxLB6'322025Santa Monica JC; Nevada-Las Vegas30
66Ben LawrenceOG6'132526Indiana (Pennsylvania)10
84Danzell LeeTE6'223224Lamar1313
83Louis LippsWR5'1018825Southern Mississippi42
50David LittleLILB6'124028Florida1212
89Charles LockettWR6'018422Long Beach State111
74Terry LongROG5'1127228East Carolina1313
51John LottC-OG6'226023North Texas10
68Jeff LucasROT6'628823West Virginia33
16Mark MaloneQB6'422029Arizona State1212
57Mike MerriweatherROLB6'222127Pacific1212
37Kelvin MiddletonSS6'018626Wichita State20
92Mike MinterNT6'327522North Texas32
94Edmund NelsonRDE6'327027Auburn108
18Harry NewsomeP6'018624Wake Forest120
54Hardy NickersonLB6'223422California120
69Dave OpfarDE-NT6'427027Penn State31
51Paul OswaldC6'427523Kansas20
71Ted PetersenROG6'524832Eastern Illinois22
65Ray PinneyLOT6'427433Washington126
30Frank PollardRB5'1022030Baylor127
76Jerry QuickOT6'527324Butler CC; Wichita State10
40Dan ReederRB5'1123526Boston College; Delaware20
38Rock RichmondCB5'1018029Los Angeles Valley JC; Oregon20
79John RienstraLOG6'427324Temple122
99Avon RileyLB6'324029Canyons JC; UCLA30
47Cameron RileySS6'119523Missouri22
28Lupe SanchezFS5'1019226UCLA123
45Chuck SandersRB6'122823Slippery Rock50
41Chris SheffieldCB6'118524Albany State50
31Donnie ShellSS5'1119835South Carolina State1313
95Bret ShugartsRDE6'225027Lock Haven; Clarion; Indiana (Pennsylvania)21
82John StallworthWR6'220235Alabama A&M1211
20Dwight StoneRB6'019423Marion Military Institute JC; Middle Tennessee State140
56Tyronne StoweLILB6'124022Rutgers133
85Calvin SweeneyWR6'219232Riverside CC; UC Riverside; Southern California96
87Weegie ThompsonWR6'621326Florida State123
5David TroutK5'616530Pittsburgh30
25Anthony TuggleCB-S6'121124Southern University; Nicholls State20
98Xavier WarrenDE6'125023Tulsa20
63Robert WashingtonOT6'425124Alcorn State30
52Mike WebsterC6'226035Wisconsin1515
94Albert WilliamsROLB6'322923Texas-El Paso33
98Gerald WilliamsDE6'329324Auburn91
97Joe WilliamsLB6'423722Grambling State30
35Ray WilliamsCB-S5'1118022Rhode Island10
93Keith WillisLDE6'126328Northeastern1110
73Craig WolfleyLOT6'126829Syracuse1212
55Ken WoodardLB6'122027Tuskegee70
49Dwayne WoodruffLCB5'1119530Louisville1212
26Rod WoodsonS-CB6'020322Purdue80
80Theo YoungTE6'223722Arkansas121
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Rod Woodson110DBPurdue
Delton Hall238DBClemson
Charles Lockett366WRLong Beach State
Thomas Everett494DBBaylor
Hardy Nickerson5122LBCalifornia
Tim Johnson6141NTPenn Statefrom TB
Greg Lloyd6150LBFort Valley State
Chris Kelley7178TEAkron
Charles Buchanan8205DETennessee State
Joey Clinkscales9233WRTennessee
Merril Hoge10261RBIdaho State
Paul Oswald11289CKansas
Theo Young12317TEArkansas
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals50885196
Opponents Totals45797798
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:45263114126238521439.73742.9105801
Opponents Totals30:1528994170256518934.461540.095771
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gary Anderson02121100.0222781.5087
Rodney Carter30000018
Mark Malone30000018
Frank Pollard30000018
Walter Abercrombie20000012
Lyneal Alston20000012
Delton Hall20000012
Donnie Shell20000012
John Stallworth20000012
David Trout01010100.0020.0010
Steve Bono1000006
Joey Clinkscales1000006
Preston Gothard1000006
Cornell Gowdy1000006
Russell Hairston1000006
Merril Hoge1000006
Earnest Jackson1000006
Charles Lockett1000006
Chuck Sanders1000006
Weegie Thompson1000006
Dwayne Woodruff1000006
Rod Woodson1000006
Gregg Carr0000012
Team Totals313131100.0222975.91285
Opponents Totals34313491.2202676.92299
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gary Anderson222781.50/08/95/57/112/2
David Trout020.00/00/10/10/00/0
Team Totals222975.90/08/105/67/112/2
Opponents Totals202676.90/06/610/104/70/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Earnest Jackson1806963.9391
Frank Pollard1285364.2333
Walter Abercrombie1234593.728t2
Mark Malone341624.842t3
Dwight Stone171357.9510
Chuck Sanders11655.9141
Steve Bono8273.4231
Reggie Collier4205.0120
Harry Newsome2168.0160
Rodney Carter5122.440
Dan Reeder284.040
Merril Hoge382.750
Team Totals51721444.15111
Opponents Totals45516103.5588
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mark Malone33615646.416118965.612.26361.8195.718151174546.7
Steve Bono743445.9384385.912.95756.822.763040876.3
Bubby Brister12433.35201.75.01000.0325.021462.8
Reggie Collier7457.1211015.727.549228.6114.313107101.8
Team Totals42919846.220624645.712.463133.0255.827198226650.3
Opponents Totals48129060.316435067.312.152t224.6275.626196331074.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
John Stallworth4152112.7452
Walter Abercrombie242098.7240
Weegie Thompson1731318.4631
Calvin Sweeney1621713.6340
Rodney Carter1618011.326t3
Frank Pollard14775.5170
Joey Clinkscales1324018.5571
Danzell Lee1212410.3240
Louis Lipps1116414.9270
Charles Lockett711616.6251
Merril Hoge79713.9271
Earnest Jackson7527.4230
Lyneal Alston38428.042t2
Russell Hairston2168.0111
Theo Young2105.060
Preston Gothard294.571
Dwight Stone12222.0220
Chuck Sanders11111.0110
Steve Bono122.020
Jim Boyle100.000
Team Totals198246412.46313
Opponents Totals290350612.152t22
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dwayne Woodruff59118.233t1
Delton Hall3299.725t1
Thomas Everett3227.3210
Bryan Hinkle3155.080
Cornell Gowdy25025.045t1
Mike Merriweather22613.0150
Larry Griffin221.020
Donnie Shell15050.050t1
Rod Woodson14545.045t1
Avon Riley144.040
Chris Sheffield122.020
Robin Cole100.000
Dave Edwards100.000
Ray Williams100.000
Team Totals2733612.450t5
Opponents Totals2533013.2491
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Harry Newsome64267841.8571138373204531.5
John Bruno1661938.7561452251730.4
Team Totals82329740.25721713395256231.2
Opponents Totals70274139.2550817244233733.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rod Woodson1611358.4200
Louis Lipps71466.6120
Mel Anderson71385.4100
Thomas Everett42225.5110
Charles Lockett2031.550
Team Totals3652446.8200
Opponents Totals4673958.6440
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dwight Stone28056820.3340
Rod Woodson13029022.3360
Lupe Sanchez6011619.3270
Bruce Jones203819.0220
Ralph Britt2094.550
Mike Clark101818.0180
Merril Hoge101313.0130
Mel Anderson1088.080
Cornell Gowdy1000.000
Avon Riley1000.000
Team Totals560106018.9360
Opponents Totals65108316.7330
SACKSNOYDS
Mike Merriweather5.5
Keith Gary4.0
Gregg Carr3.0
Keith Willis3.0
Bryan Hinkle2.0
David Little1.5
Robin Cole1.0
Tommy Dawkins1.0
Xavier Warren1.0
Gerald Williams1.0
Joe Williams1.0
(Team)2.0
Team Totals26.0196.0
Opponents Totals27.0198.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Walter Abercrombie430320
Buddy Aydelette0010150
Steve Bono530300
Ralph Britt110100
Robin Cole0001100
Gary Dunn0001100
Thomas Everett120270
Cornell Gowdy0002210
Russell Hairston100000
Delton Hall1022501
Bryan Hinkle101100
Earnest Jackson230300
Danzell Lee0001100
David Little0001100
Charles Lockett110100
Mark Malone10505-30
Mike Merriweather0013440
Edmund Nelson0001100
Harry Newsome1101-170
Hardy Nickerson0010100
Frank Pollard310110
Avon Riley100000
Lupe Sanchez100000
Donnie Shell00011191
John Stallworth100000
Dwight Stone0001100
Weegie Thompson0010100
Xavier Warren00101110
Albert Williams0001100
Gerald Williams0001100
Craig Wolfley0010100
Rod Woodson320200
Team Totals379281745802
Opponents Totals4117208281
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