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1947 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Jock Sutherland
Home Field Forbes Field
Results
Record 8–4
Place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoff
Timeline
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1946 1948

The 1947 Pittsbutgh Steelers represented the franchise in its 14th season of play as part of the NFL. The team improved on its 1946 record by winning eight games and losing four. This record qualified the Steelers for the franchise's first playoff berth, and the team's only postseason appearance before 1972.

The 1947 season was Jock Sutherland's second and final year as head coach.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 21, 1947 Detroit Lions W 17–10
2 September 29, 1947 Los Angeles Rams L 48–7
3 October 5, 1947 at Washington Redskins L 27–26
4 October 12, 1947 at Boston Yanks W 30–14
5 October 19, 1947 Philadelphia Eagles W 35–24
6 October 26, 1947 at New York Giants W 38–21
7 November 2, 1947 at Green Bay Packers W 18–17
8 November 9, 1947 Washington Redskins W 21–14
9 November 16, 1947 New York Giants W 24–7
10 November 23, 1947 at Chicago Bears L 49–7
11 November 30, 1947 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–0
12 December 7, 1947 Boston Yanks W 17–7

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
Division December 21, 1947 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–0

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 21, 1947): Detroit Lions

1 2 3 4 OT
Lions 7 0 3 0 10
Steelers 0 7 0 10 17



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 34,691
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Detroit – Dudley 30 pass from Zimmerman (Zimmerman kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 15 pass from Slater (Glamp kick)
  • Detroit – FG Zimmerman 18
  • Pittsburgh – Repko 48 fumble run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 35

Week 2 (Monday September 29, 1947): Los Angeles Rams

1 2 3 4 OT
Rams 6 14 7 21 48
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 35,658
  • Referee:

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Week 3 (Sunday October 5, 1947): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 3 7 14 2 26
Redskins 0 7 13 7 27



at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 36,565
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 15
  • Washington – Nussbaumer 55 pass from Baugh (Poillon kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lach 15 pass from Clement (Glamp kick)
  • Washington – Poillon 3 pass from Baugh (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Compagno 64 int (Glamp kick)
  • Washington – Taylor 35 pass from Baugh (Poillon kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Sullivan 50 pass from Clement (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Baugh stepped out of end zone
  • Washington – Farmer 1 run (Poillon kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 12, 1947): Boston Yanks

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 7 7 7 9 30
Yanks 0 0 0 14 14



at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 18,894
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Lach 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – White 52 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lach 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Dancewicz tackled in end zone by Bova
  • Pittsburgh – Clement 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Boston – Currivan 33 pass from Dancewicz (Scollard kick)
  • Boston – Currivan 20 pass from Dancewicz (Maznicki kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 19, 1947): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 OT
Eagles 10 14 0 7 31
Steelers 7 7 0 21 35



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 33,538
  • Referee:

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Week 6 (Sunday October 26, 1947): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 7 17 7 7 38
Giants 0 7 7 7 21



at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 41,736
  • Referee:

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Week 7 (Sunday November 2, 1947): Green Bay Packers

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 3 6 7 2 18
Packers 10 0 0 7 17



at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 30,073
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Green Bay – Goodnight 69 pass from Jacobs (Cuff kick)
  • Green Bay – FG Cuff 16
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 23
  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 37 pass from Clement (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Compagno 55 int (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Jacobs tackled in end zone by Calcagni
  • Green Bay – Luhn 27 pass from Jacobs (Cuff kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 9, 1947): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 OT
Redskins 0 7 0 7 14
Steelers 7 7 7 0 21



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 36,257
  • Referee:

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Week 9 (Sunday November 16, 1947): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 OT
Giants 0 0 7 0 7
Steelers 3 0 0 21 24



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 35,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 12
  • New York – Paschka 2 run (Strong kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Compagno 4 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 19 pass from Clement (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Seabright 39 int (Glamp kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 23, 1947): Chicago Bears

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Bears 7 14 7 21 49



at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Scoring Drives:

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  • Game attendance: 34,142
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Week 11 (Sunday November 30, 1947): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 OT
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
Eagles 7 0 0 14 21



at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 37,218
  • Referee:

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Week 12 (Sunday December 7, 1947): Boston Yanks

1 2 3 4 OT
Yanks 0 7 0 0 7
Steelers 10 0 0 7 17



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
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  • Game attendance: 31,398
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Mastrangelo recovered blocked punt in end zone (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 30
  • Boston – Golding 14 run (Maznicki kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lach 1 run (Glamp kick)

Post season

Game summary

Week 14 (Sunday December 21, 1947): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 OT
Eagles 7 7 7 0 21
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,729
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Standings

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 8 4 0 .667 308 242 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 4 0 .667 240 259 W-1
Boston Yanks 4 7 1 .364 168 256 L-2
Washington Redskins 4 8 0 .333 295 367 W-1
New York Giants 2 8 2 .200 190 309 L-1

References

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Chicago Bears
New York Chicago Cardinals
Philadelphia Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Washington Los Angeles
1947 NFL DraftNFL Championship
Related: 1947 AAFC Season
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