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1991 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Chuck Noll
Home Field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Place 2nd in AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers
Team MVP Greg Lloyd
Team ROY Adrian Cooper
Timeline
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1990 1992

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1991 Pittsburgh Steelers staff

Front Office

  • President – Dan Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Director of Football Development – Tom Donahoe
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Tom Modrak

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

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Regular seasonEdit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday September 1 San Diego Chargers Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 PM NBC W 26–20 1–0
2 Sunday September 8 at Buffalo Bills Rich Stadium 1:00 PM NBC L 52–34 1–1
3 Sunday September 15 New England Patriots Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 20–6 2–1
4 Sunday September 22 at Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium 1:00 PM NBC L 23–14 2–2
5 Sunday September 29 Bye
6 Sunday October 6 at Indianapolis Colts Hoosier Dome 8:00 PM TNT W 21–3 3–2
7 Monday October 14 New York Giants Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 PM ABC L 23–20 3–3
8 Sunday October 20 Seattle Seahawks Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC L 27–7 3–4
9 Sunday October 27 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 4:00 PM NBC L 17–14 3–5
10 Sunday November 3 at Denver Broncos Mile High Stadium 4:00 PM NBC L 20–13 3–6
11 Sunday November 10 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 33–27 4–6
12 Sunday November 17 Washington Redskins Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM CBS L 41–14 4–7
13 Sunday November 24 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 26–14 5–7
14 Thursday November 28 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 4:00 PM NBC L 20–10 5–8
15 Sunday December 8 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 PM NBC L 31–6 5–9
16 Sunday December 15 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 17–10 6–9
17 Sunday December 22 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 PM NBC W 17–10 7–9

Game summaries Edit

Week 1 (Sunday September 1, 1991): vs. San Diego Chargers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 3 0 17 20
Steelers 3 7 6 10 26



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 4:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 80°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 55,848
  • Referee: Gerald Austin
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Joel Meyers (play by play), Dan Hampton (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 38
  • San Diego – FG Carney 48
  • Pittsburgh – Calloway 33 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 29
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 31
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 39
  • San Diego – Lewis 11 pass from Bernstine (Carney kick)
  • San Diego – FG Carney 35
  • Pittsburgh – Stone 89 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • San Diego – Jefferson 5 pass from Friesz (Carney kick)


Week 2 (Sunday September 8, 1991): at Buffalo Bills Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 17 7 34
Bills 10 14 7 21 52



at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 73°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 79,545
  • Referee: Tom Dooley
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Tom Hammond (play by play), Joe Namath (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:


Week 3 (Sunday September 15, 1991): vs. New England Patriots Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 6 0 0 6
Steelers 3 3 0 14 20



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 86°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 53,703
  • Referee: Johnny Grier
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Joel Meyers (play by play), Dan Hampton (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 49
  • New England – FG Staurovsky 33
  • New England – FG Staurovsky 28
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 32
  • Pittsburgh – Green 32 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mills recovered blocked punt in end zone (Anderson kick)


Week 4 (Sunday September 22, 1991): at Philadelphia Eagles Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 0 0 0 14
Eagles 7 6 7 3 23



at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Hoge 12 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Philadelphia – McMahon 1 run (Ruzek kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 8 pass from Brister (Anderson kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Ruzek 27
  • Philadelphia – FG Ruzek 34
  • Philadelphia – Drummond 2 run (Ruzek kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Ruzek 20


Week 5 (Sunday September 29, 1991): Bye Week Edit

Week 6 (Sunday October 6, 1991): at Indianapolis Colts Edit

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



at Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game time: 8:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: Dome
  • Game attendance: 55,383
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers: (TNT) Skip Caray (play by play), Pat Haden (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:


Week 7 (Monday October 14, 1991): vs. New York Giants Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 6 7 3 23
Steelers 0 0 3 17 20



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • New York Giants – Cross 12 pass from Hostetler (Bahr kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Bahr 45
  • New York Giants – FG Bahr 40
  • New York Giants – Meggett 30 run (Bahr kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 26
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 39
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 16 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Green 5 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Bahr 44


Week 8 (Sunday October 20, 1991): vs. Seattle Seahawks Edit

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



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game weather: 47°F (Partly Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 54,678
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Mel Proctor (play by play), Joe Namath (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:


Week 9 (Sunday October 27, 1991): at Cleveland Browns Edit

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



at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time: 4:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 78,285
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:


Week 10 (Sunday November 3, 1991): at Denver Broncos Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 7 0 3 13
Broncos 0 17 3 0 20



at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Scoring Drives:


Week 11 (Sunday November 10, 1991): at Cincinnati Bengals Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 6 7 14 33
Bengals 10 7 0 10 27



at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Scoring Drives:


Week 12 (Sunday November 17, 1991): vs. Washington Redskins Edit

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



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 47°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 56,813
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Dick Stockton (play by play), Merlin Olsen (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:


Week 13 (Sunday November 24, 1991): vs. Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 7 0 7 14
Steelers 6 10 7 3 26



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 34°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 45,795
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 20
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 28
  • Houston – Givins 10 pass from Moon (Del Greco kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 33
  • Pittsburgh – Stone 43 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – W. Williams 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – Jeffries 15 pass from Moon (Del Greco kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 24


Week 14 (Thursday November 28, 1991): at Dallas Cowboys Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 3 7 10
Cowboys 7 3 0 10 20



at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Game time: 4:00 PM EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 62,253
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Dick Enberg (play by play), Bill Walsh (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Dallas – E. Smith 6 run (Willis kick)
  • Dallas – FG Willis 19
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 42
  • Dallas – FG Willis 43
  • Pittsburgh – W. Williams 3 run (Anderson kick)
  • Dallas – Irvin 66 pass from Beuerlein (Willis kick)


Week 15 (Sunday December 8, 1991): at Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 3 0 6
Oilers 7 3 7 14 31



at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Scoring Drives:

  • Houston – Pinkett 7 run (Del Greco kick)
  • Houston – FG Del Greco 24
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 54
  • Houston – Jeffires 16 pass from Moon (Del Greco kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 36
  • Houston – Pinkett 11 run (Del Greco kick)
  • Houston – A. Smith 70 fumble return (Del Greco kick)


Week 16 (Sunday December 15, 1991): vs. Cincinnati Bengals Edit

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



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 31°F (Mostly Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 35,420
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:


Week 17 (Sunday December 22, 1991): vs. Cleveland Browns Edit

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



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 39°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 47,070
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
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Houston Oilers 11 5 0 .688 386 251
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 292 344
Cleveland Browns 6 10 0 .375 293 298
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 263 435

References Edit

  1. 1991 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
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