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1987 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Chuck Noll
Home Field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 8–7
Place 3rd in AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers C Mike Webster
Team MVP Mike Merriweather
Team ROY Delton Hall
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1986 1988

Offseason Edit

Regular season Edit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday September 13 San Francisco 49ers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM CBS W 30–17 1–0
2 Sunday September 20 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 1:00 PM NBC L 34–10 1–1
3 Sunday September 27 New York Jets Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 PM NBC Canceled 1–1
4 Sunday October 4 at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 28–12 2–1
5 Sunday October 11 at Los Angeles Rams Anaheim Stadium 4:00 PM NBC L 31–21 2–2
6 Sunday October 18 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 21–7 3–2
7 Sunday October 25 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 23–20 4–2
8 Sunday November 1 at Miami Dolphins Joe Robbie Stadium 1:00 PM NBC L 35–24 4–3
9 Sunday November 8 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 17–16 5–3
10 Sunday November 15 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC L 23–3 5–4
11 Sunday November 22 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 30–16 6–4
12 Sunday November 29 New Orleans Saints Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM CBS L 20–16 6–5
13 Sunday December 6 Seattle Seahawks Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 13–9 7–5
14 Sunday December 13 at San Diego Chargers Jack Murphy Stadium 4:00 PM NBC W 20–16 8–5
15 Sunday December 20 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 PM NBC L 24–16 8–6
16 Saturday December 26 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 12:30 PM NBC L 19–13 8–7

Game summaries Edit

Week 1 (Sunday September 13, 1987): vs. San Francisco 49ers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 3 7 7 17
Steelers 7 10 3 10 30



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Week 2 (Sunday September 20, 1987): at Cleveland Browns Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 7 0 10
Browns 0 10 7 17 34



at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 79,543
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Joe Namath (color commentator)
  • Cleveland – FG Jaeger 29
  • Cleveland – Mack 1 run (Jaeger kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 27
  • PIttsburgh – Shell 19 fumble return (Anderson kick)
  • Cleveland – McNeil 11 pass from Kosar (Jaeger kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Jaeger 23
  • Cleveland – Matthews 26 interception return (Jaeger kick)
  • Cleveland – Weathers 37 pass from Kosar (Jaeger kick)

Week 3 (Sunday September 27, 1987): vs. New York Jets Edit

Canceled due to player's strike.

Week 4 (Sunday October 4, 1987): at Atlanta Falcons Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 0 14 28
Falcons 3 0 2 7 12



at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

This game was played with replacement players.

Week 5 (Sunday October 11, 1987): at Los Angeles Rams Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 0 7 21
Rams 7 14 7 3 31



at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

  • Game time: 4:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,219
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Fred Roggin (play by play), Dave Lapham (color commentator)

This game was played with replacement players.

  • Los Angeles Rams – Jackson recovered blocked punt in end zone (Lansford kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Alston 22 pass from Bono (Trout kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Carter 10 pass from Bono (Trout kick)
  • Los Angeles Rams – White 2 run (Lansford kick)
  • Los Angeles Rams – McDonald 1 pass from Dils (Lansford kick)
  • Los Angeles Rams – Moore 11 pass from Dils (Lansford kick)
  • Los Angeles Rams – FG Lansford 29
  • Pittsburgh – Alston 42 pass from Collier (Trout kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 18, 1987): vs. Indianapolis Colts Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 0 7
Steelers 7 0 0 14 21



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This game was played with replacement players.

Week 7 (Sunday October 25, 1987): vs. Cincinnati Bengals Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 7 6 0 20
Steelers 3 0 7 13 23



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 53,692
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Week 8 (Sunday November 1, 1987): at Miami Dolphins Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 7 3 0 24
Dolphins 0 7 14 14 35



at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida

  • Pittsburgh – Lockett 10 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Shell 50 interception return (Anderson kick)
  • Miami – Hardy 2 pass from Marino (Reveiz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Miami – Clayton 41 pass from Marino (Reveiz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 43
  • Miami – Duper 50 pass from Marino (Reveiz kick)
  • Miami – Clayton 33 pass from Marino (Reveiz kick)
  • Miami – Stradford 5 run (Reveiz kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 8, 1987): at Kansas City Chiefs Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 7 3 17
Chiefs 7 3 0 6 16



at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Kansas City – Maas 6 fumble return (Lowery kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Carter 4 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Kansas City – FG Lowery 41
  • Pittsburgh – Carter 26 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Kansas City – FG Lowery 27
  • Kansas City – FG Lowery 38
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 44

Week 10 (Sunday November 15, 1987): vs. Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 3 14 6 23
Steelers 3 0 0 0 3



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 22
  • Houston – FG Zendejas 34
  • Houston – Duncan 14 pass from Moon (Zendejas kick)
  • Houston – D. Hill 42 pass from Moon (Zendejas kick)
  • Houston – FG Zendejas 20
  • Houston – FG Zendejas 40

Week 11 (Sunday November 22, 1987): at Cincinnati Bengals Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 7 10 30
Bengals 3 3 3 7 16



at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 43
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 35
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 52
  • Pittsburgh – Woodson 45 interception return (Anderson kick)
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 38
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 41
  • Pittsburgh – Thompson 14 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 46
  • CIncinnati – Kinnebrew 2 run (Breech kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Malone 42 run (Anderson kick)

Week 12 (Sunday November 29, 1987): vs. New Orleans Saints Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 0 7 10 20
Steelers 0 14 0 2 16



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 47,896
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Tim Brant (play by play), Hank Stram (color commentator)
  • New Orleans – FG Andersen 25
  • Pittsburgh – Woodruff 33 interception return (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Abercrombie 5 run (Anderson kick)
  • New Orleans – Mayes 5 run (Andersen kick)
  • New Orleans – Martin 19 pass from Hebert (Andersen kick)
  • New Orleans – FG Andersen 32
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Hansen ran out of end zone

Week 13 (Sunday December 6, 1987): vs. Seattle Seahawks Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 6 0 0 9
Steelers 3 3 0 7 13



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 37
  • Seattle – FG Johnson 33
  • Seattle – Largent 12 pass from Krieg (pass failed)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 24
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 11 run (Anderson kick)

Week 14 (Sunday December 13, 1987): at San Diego Chargers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 10 3 20
Chargers 9 0 7 0 16



at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Game time: 4:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 51,605
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)
  • San Diego – Brandon recovered blocked punt in end zone (Abbott kick)
  • San DIego – Safety, Ehin tackled Malone in end zone
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 8 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Malone 7 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 43
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 33
  • San Diego – James 15 pass from Fouts (Abbott kick)

Week 15 (Sunday December 20, 1987): at Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 3 7 3 16
Oilers 0 10 7 7 24



at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 25
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 35
  • Houston – Hill 52 pass from Moon (Zendejas kick)
  • Houston – FG Zendejas 34
  • Pittsburgh – Malone 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – Pinkett 5 run (Zendejas kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 20
  • Houston – Hill 30 pass from Moon (Zendejas kick)

Week 16 (Saturday December 26, 1987): vs. Cleveland Browns Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 6 3 7 19
Steelers 0 3 0 10 13



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 56,394
  • Referee: Dick Hantak
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)
  • Cleveland – FG Bahr 31
  • Cleveland – Tennell 2 pass from Kosar (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 39
  • Cleveland – FG Bahr 30
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 27
  • Cleveland – Byner 2 run (Bahr kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Gowdy 45 interception return (Anderson kick)

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
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Cleveland Browns 10 5 0 .667 390 239
Houston Oilers 9 6 0 .600 345 349
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 7 0 .533 285 299
Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 0 .267 285 370
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References Edit

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Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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