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1950 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach John Michelosen
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 6-6
Place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1949 1951

Contents

Regular season

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 17, 1950 New York Giants L 18-7
2 September 24, 1950 at Detroit Lions L 10-7
3 October 1, 1950 at Washington Redskins W 26-7
4 October 7, 1950 Cleveland Browns L 30-17
5 October 15, 1950 at New York Giants W 17-6
6 October 22, 1950 Philadelphia Eagles L 17-10
7 October 29, 1950 at Cleveland Browns L 45-7
8 November 5, 1950 at Philadelphia Eagles W 9-7
9 November 12, 1950 Baltimore Colts W 17-7
10 November 23, 1950 at Chicago Cardinals W 28-17
11 December 3, 1950 Washington Redskins L 24-7
12 December 10, 1950 Chicago Cardinals W 28-7

Standings

NFL American
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 2 0 .833 310 144 W-6
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 268 150 W-6
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 180 195 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 6 0 .500 254 141 L-4
Chicago Cardinals 5 7 0 .417 233 287 L-1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 232 326 L-1

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 17, 1950): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 2 0 16 18
Steelers 0 0 7 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 24,699
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants - Safety, Hartley tackled in end zone by Roberts
  • Pittsburgh - Shipkey 1 run (Geri kick)
  • New York Giants - Safety, punt snapped out of end zone
  • New York Giants - Landry 37 fumble run (Poole kick)
  • New York Giants - DeRogatis fumble recovery in end zone (Poole kick)

Week 2 (Sunday September 24, 1950): Detroit Lions

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 0 7
Lions 0 0 0 10 10

at Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,600
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh - Nickel 43 pass from Gage (Geri kick)
  • Detroit - Walker 11 pass from Layne (Walker kick)
  • Detroit - FG Walker 20

Week 3 (Sunday October 1, 1950): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 7 9 26
Redskins 7 0 0 0 7

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 25,008
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington - Taylor 70 pass from Gilmer (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri 40
  • Pittsburgh - Gage 5 run (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Nickel 28 pass from Geri (Geri kick)

Week 4 (Saturday October 7, 1950): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 14 2 7 30
Steelers 3 0 7 7 17

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,590
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri
  • Cleveland - Graham 1 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland - Graham 1 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland - Jones 7 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland - Safety, Chandnois tackled in end zone by Kissell
  • Pittsburgh - Seabright 13 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Cleveland - Jones 48 run (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Shipkey 1 run (Geri kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 15, 1950): New York Giants

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

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 21,725
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh - Nickel 58 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri 21
  • New York Giants - Scott 33 pass from Conerly (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh - Shipkey 1 run (Geri kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 22, 1950): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 10 17
Steelers 0 0 10 0 10

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,662
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:"

  • Philadelphia - Willey 41 interception (Patton kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Rogel 64 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri 24
  • Philadelphia - FG Patton 23
  • Philadelphia - Van Buren 5 run (Patton kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 29, 1950): Cleveland Browns

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

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 40,714
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland - Graham 1 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland - FG Groza 13
  • Cleveland - Motley 33 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland - Motley 69 run (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland - Phelps 14 run (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Gage 29 pass from Gasparella (Geri kick)
  • Cleveland - Jones 80 pass from Graham (Groza kick)
  • Cleveland - Gillom 38 pass from Lewis (Groza kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 5, 1950): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 3 3 0 9
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 24,629
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri 11
  • Philadelphia - Van Buren 1 run (Patton kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri 36
  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri 13

Week 9 (Sunday November 12, 1950): Baltimore Colts

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 7 0 7
Steelers 10 7 0 0 17

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 24,141
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh - FG Geri 37
  • PIttsburgh - Rogel 15 run (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Gage 1 run (Geri kick)
  • Baltimore - Spaniel 15 run (Grossman kick)

Week 11 (Thursday November 23, 1950): Chicago Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 7 28
Cardinals 3 0 0 14 17

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 11,622
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh - Geri 5 run (Geri kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals - FG Harder 18
  • Pittsburgh - Geri 4 run (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Nuzum 1 run (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Gage 13 run (Geri kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals - Shaw 45 pass from Hardy (Harder kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals - Polsfoot 22 pass from Hardy (Harder kick)

Week 12 (Sunday December 3, 1950): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 10 0 7 24
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 19,741
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington - Dudley 96 punt return (Dudley kick)
  • Washington - Saenz 34 pass from Baugh (Dudley kick)
  • Washington - FG Dudley 15
  • Washington - Goode 5 run (Dudley kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Nickel 65 pass from Geri (Geri kick)

Week 13 (Sunday December 10, 1950): Chicago Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 0 7
Steelers 0 14 7 7 28

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 18,301
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals - Shaw 7 pass from Hardy (Harder kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Rogel 40 run (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Geri 33 pass from Gasparella (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Nuzum 10 lateral from Nickel after 68 pass from Geri (Geri kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Gage 48 pass from Gasparella (Geri kick)

References

American Conference National Conference
Chicago Cardinals Baltimore
Cleveland Chicago Bears
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
Washington NY Yanks
San Francisco
1950 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl

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