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1990 Pittsburgh Steelers season


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1990 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Pittsburgh Steelers logo.svg
Head coachChuck Noll
General managerDick Haley
OwnerThe Rooney Family
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place3rd AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-ProsRod Woodson (1st team)
Team MVPRod Woodson
Team ROYEric Green

The 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 58th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

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).

Unlike the previous season, 9–7 was not enough to gain a playoff berth. The Steelers continued to show improvement overcoming a 1-3 start to find themselves in a showdown with the Oilers in Houston for the AFC's final playoff spot in the final game of the season. However, the Steelers were never in the game as the Oilers beat the Steelers 34-14 ending their season without the playoffs.

Personnel

Staff

1990 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Director of Communications – Joe Gordon
  • Controller – Ralph Meacham
  • Chief Negotiator/Travel – James A. Boston
  • Business/Stadium Coordinator – Dan Ferens
  • Public Relations Director – Dan Edwards
  • Community Relations Coordinator – Pat Hanlon
  • Ticket Sales Manager – Geraldine Glenn
  • Office Manager/Computer – Jim Ellenberger
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Director of Pro Personnel and Development – Tom Donahoe
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Tom Modrak
  • Talent Scout – Bob Schmitz
  • Talent Scout – Max McCartney
  • Talent Scout – Charles Bailey

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – George Stewart

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coach – Jon Kolb
  • Dentist – Dr. George P. Boucek
  • Ophthalmologist – Dr. Phillip Buzzelli
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. Thomas W. Cowan
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph C. Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Consultant – Dr. Abraham J.Twerski
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Trainer – Ralph Berlin
  • Trainer – Fran Feld
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Video & Film Director – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Pat Dolan
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus, Bill Amatucci

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Roster

1990 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

[2] [3] [4]


Rookies in italics
49 Active, 4 Inactive, 1 Practice squad

Preseason

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentGame SiteKickoff (ET)TVResultRecord
1Thu. Aug. 9vs. New England PatriotsOlympic Stadium (Montreal, Quebec)7:30 p.m.WPXIW 30–141–0
2Fri. Aug. 17at Washington RedskinsRFK Stadium8:00 p.m.WPXIL 27–241–1
3Sat. Aug. 25at Dallas CowboysTexas Stadium9:00 p.m.WPXIL 20–91–2
4Sat. Sep. 1Philadelphia EaglesThree Rivers Stadium9:00 p.m.CBSW 20–102–2

Regular season

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentGame SiteKickoff (ET)TVResultRecord
1Sun. Sep. 9at Cleveland BrownsCleveland Municipal Stadium4:00 p.m.NBCL 13–30–1
2Sun. Sep. 16Houston OilersThree Rivers Stadium8:00 p.m.TNTW 20–91–1
3Sun. Sep. 23at Los Angeles RaidersLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum4:00 p.m.NBCL 20–31–2
4Sun. Sep. 30Miami DolphinsThree Rivers Stadium1:00 p.m.NBCL 28–61–3
5Sun. Oct. 7San Diego ChargersThree Rivers Stadium1:00 p.m.NBCW 36–142–3
6Sun. Oct. 14at Denver BroncosMile High Stadium4:00 p.m.NBCW 34–173–3
7Sun. Oct. 21at San Francisco 49ersCandlestick Park4:00 p.m.NBCL 27–73–4
8Mon. Oct. 29Los Angeles RamsThree Rivers Stadium9:00 p.m.ABCW 41–104–4
9Sun. Nov. 4Atlanta FalconsThree Rivers Stadium1:00 p.m.CBSW 21–95–4
10Sun. Nov. 11Bye
11Sun. Nov. 18at Cincinnati BengalsRiverfront Stadium8:00 p.m.ESPNL 27–35–5
12Sun. Nov. 25at New York JetsGiants Stadium4:00 p.m.NBCW 24–76–5
13Sun. Dec. 2Cincinnati BengalsThree Rivers Stadium1:00 p.m.NBCL 16–126–6
14Sun. Dec. 9New England PatriotsThree Rivers Stadium1:00 p.m.NBCW 24–37–6
15Sun. Dec. 16at New Orleans SaintsLouisiana Superdome1:00 p.m.NBCW 9–68–6
16Sun. Dec. 23Cleveland BrownsThree Rivers Stadium1:00 p.m.NBCW 35–09–6
17Sun. Dec. 30at Houston OilersAstrodome8:00 p.m.ESPNL 34–149–7

Game summaries

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

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Steelers03003
Browns0010313

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

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Oilers07209
Steelers7301020

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather: 56 °F (Cloudy)
  • 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

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Steelers30003
Raiders0331420

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

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Dolphins7140728
Steelers03306

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

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Chargers707014
Steelers31471236

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather: 75 °F (Mostly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 53,486
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Joel Meyers (play by play), Ahmad Rashād (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

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Steelers01471334
Broncos1070017

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

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Steelers70007
49ers01010727

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

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Rams730010
Steelers143101441

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

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

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Falcons63009
Steelers0071421

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 67 °F (Mostly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 57,093
  • Referee: Johnny Grier
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Brad Nessler (play by play), Dan Jiggetts (color commentator)

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

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

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Steelers00033
Bengals7314327

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

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Steelers0731424
Jets07007

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

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Bengals790016
Steelers603312

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 45 °F (Mostly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 58,200
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

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

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Patriots03003
Steelers377724

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (Partly Cloudy)
  • 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

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Steelers03069
Saints00336

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

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Browns00000
Steelers21140035

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

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

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Steelers007714
Oilers7177334

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

Standings

AFC Central
WLTPCTDIVCONFPFPASTK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals970.5635–18–4360352W2
(6) Houston Oilers970.5634–28–4405307W1
Pittsburgh Steelers970.5632–46–6292240L1
Cleveland Browns3130.1881–52–10228462L2

References

  1. ^ 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  2. ^ 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  3. ^ 1991 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide. 
  4. ^ "1990 Pittsburgh Steelers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-12-24. 
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