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The Steelers did not score an offensive touchdown until the 5th game of the season, but did rebound to a 9–7 record (the same they posted the previous season). Unfortunately, unlike the previous season, 9–7 was not enough to gain a playoff berth.


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1990 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Chuck Noll
Home Field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place 3rd in AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers
Team MVP Rod Woodson
Team ROY Eric Green
Timeline
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1989 1991

Regular season Edit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday September 9 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 4:00 pm NBC L 13–3 0–1
2 Sunday September 16 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 8:00 pm TNT W 20–9 1–1
3 Sunday September 23 at Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4:00 pm NBC L 20–3 1–2
4 Sunday September 30 Miami Dolphins Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 28–6 1–3
5 Sunday October 7 San Diego Chargers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 36–14 2–3
6 Sunday October 14 at Denver Broncos Mile High Stadium 4:00 pm NBC W 34–17 3–3
7 Sunday October 21 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park 4:00 pm NBC L 27–7 3–4
8 Monday October 29 Los Angeles Rams Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 pm ABC W 41–10 4–4
9 Sunday November 4 Atlanta Falcons Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 21–9 5–4
10 Sunday November 11 Bye
11 Sunday November 18 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 8:00 pm ESPN L 27–3 5–5
12 Sunday November 25 at New York Jets Giants Stadium 4:00 pm NBC W 24–7 6–5
13 Sunday December 2 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 16–12 6–6
14 Sunday December 9 New England Patriots Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 24–3 7–6
15 Sunday December 16 at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome 1:00 pm NBC W 9–6 8–6
16 Sunday December 23 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 35–0 9–6
17 Sunday December 30 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 8:00 pm ESPN L 34–14 9–7

Game summaries Edit

Week 1 (Sunday September 9, 1990): at Cleveland Browns Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 0 3
Browns 0 0 10 3 13



at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 78,298
  • Referee: Dick Hantak
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 19
  • Cleveland – Blaylock 30 fumble return (Kauric kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Kauric 28
  • Cleveland – FG Kauric 47

Week 2 (Sunday September 16, 1990): vs. Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 7 2 0 9
Steelers 7 3 0 10 20



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 54,814
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV announcers: (TNT) Skip Caray (play by play), Pat Haden (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – D. Johnson 26 interception return (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – White 1 run (Zendejas kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 31
  • Houston – Safety, Childress tackled Brister in end zone
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 27
  • Pittsburgh – Woodson 52 punt return (Anderson kick)

Week 3 (Sunday September 23, 1990): at Los Angeles Raiders Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 0 3
Raiders 0 3 3 14 20



at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,657
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Paul Maguire (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 31
  • Los Angeles Raiders – FG Jaeger 40
  • Los Angeles Raiders – FG Jaeger 45
  • Los Angeles Raiders – Allen 1 run (Jaeger kick)
  • Los Angeles Raiders – Fernandez 66 pass from Schroeder (Jaeger kick)

Week 4 (Sunday September 30, 1990): vs. Miami Dolphins Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 14 0 7 28
Steelers 0 3 3 0 6



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Miami – S. Smith 1 run (Stoyanovich kick)
  • Miami – S. Smith 7 run (Stoyanovich kick)
  • Clayton 35 pass from Marino (Stoyanovich kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 46
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 35
  • Miami – Paige 1 run (Stoyanovich kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 7, 1990): vs. San Diego Chargers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 0 7 0 14
Steelers 3 14 7 12 36



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 53,486
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Joel Meyers (play by play), Ahmad Rashad (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 45
  • San Diego – Plummer 2 pass from Tolliver (Reveiz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 8 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 1 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – W. Williams 2 run (Anderson kick)
  • San Diego – L. Miller fumble recovery in end zone (Reveiz kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Stone blocked punt out of end zone
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 45
  • Pittsburgh – Foster 2 run (Anderson kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 14, 1990): at Denver Broncos Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 7 13 34
Broncos 10 7 0 0 17



at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Scoring Drives:

  • Denver – Winder 1 run (Treadwell kick)
  • Denver – FG Treadwell 24
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 6 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Denver – Sewell 2 run (Treadwell kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 3 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 6 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 10 pass from Brister (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 3 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 21, 1990): at San Francisco 49ers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 0 7
49ers 0 10 10 7 27



at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 64,301
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Dick Enberg (play by play), Bill Walsh (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Bell 2 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • San Francisco – FG Cofer 39
  • San Francisco – Sherrard 5 pass from Montana (Cofer kick)
  • San Francisco – FG Cofer 20
  • San Francisco – Rathman 1 run (Cofer kick)
  • San Francisco – Rathman 1 run (Cofer kick)

Week 8 (Monday October 29, 1990): vs. Los Angeles Rams Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 3 0 0 10
Steelers 14 3 10 14 41



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Los Angeles Rams – Greens 100 kickoff return (Lansford kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 6 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 17 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Los Angeles Rams – FG Lansford 32
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 42
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 30
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Stone 8 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 2 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 4, 1990): vs. Atlanta Falcons Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 6 3 0 0 9
Steelers 0 0 7 14 21



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Atlanta – FG Davis 41
  • Atlanta – FG Davis 43
  • Atlanta – FG Davis 38
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 11 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mularkey 19 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Williams 70 run (Anderson kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 11, 1990): Bye Week Edit

Week 11 (Sunday November 18, 1990): at Cincinnati Bengals Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 3 3
Bengals 7 3 14 3 27



at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Scoring Drives:

  • Cincinnati – Woods 5 run (Breech kick)
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 21
  • Cincinnati – Taylor 1 run (Breech kick)
  • CIncinnati – Bussey 70 fumble return (Breech kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 31
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 33

Week 12 (Sunday November 25, 1990): at New York Jets Edit

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



at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Jets – Moore 53 pass from O'Brien (Leahy kick)
  • Pittsburgh – W. Williams 5 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 33
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 3 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)

Week 13 (Sunday December 2, 1990): vs. Cincinnati Bengals Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 9 0 0 16
Steelers 6 0 3 3 12



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 32
  • Cincinnati – Brown 50 pass from Esiason (Breech kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 36
  • Cincinnati – Safety, Francis tackled Brister in end zone
  • Cincinnati – Brooks 7 run (Breech kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 29
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 48

Week 14 (Sunday December 9, 1990): vs. New England Patriots Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 3 0 0 3
Steelers 3 7 7 7 24



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 48,354
  • Referee: Dale Hamer
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Tom Hammond (play by play), Joe Namath (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 42
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 8 run (Anderson kick)
  • New England – FG Staurovsky 49
  • Pittsburgh – Green 14 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 41 run (Anderson kick)

Week 15 (Sunday December 16, 1990): at New Orleans Saints Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 6 9
Saints 0 0 3 3 6



at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: Dome
  • Game attendance: 68,582
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Paul Maguire (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 29
  • New Orleans – FG Andersen 50
  • New Orleans – FG Andersen 43
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 42
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 43

Week 16 (Sunday December 23, 1990): vs. Cleveland Browns Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 21 14 0 0 35



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 17 (Sunday December 30, 1990): at Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14
Oilers 7 17 7 3 34



at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Scoring Drives:

  • Houston – White 1 run (Garcia kick)
  • Houston – Givins 14 pass from Carlson (Garcia kick)
  • Houston – Hill 3 pass from Carlson (Garcia kick)
  • Houston – FG Garcia 47
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 4 run (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – Jeffires 53 pass from Carlson (Garcia kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 3 run (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – FG Garcia 45

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 360 352 W2
Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 405 307 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 292 240 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 228 462 L2

References Edit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
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 Phoenix Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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