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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
Previous season Next season
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 seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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

Game summariesEdit

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

1 2 3 4 Total
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
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Week 2 (Monday September 29, 1947): Los Angeles Rams Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
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
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Week 3 (Sunday October 5, 1947): Washington Redskins Edit

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



at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

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  • Game attendance: 36,565
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Week 4 (Sunday October 12, 1947): Boston Yanks Edit

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



at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Game attendance: 18,894
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Week 5 (Sunday October 19, 1947): Philadelphia Eagles Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
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
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Week 6 (Sunday October 26, 1947): New York Giants Edit

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



at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

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  • Game attendance: 41,736
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Week 7 (Sunday November 2, 1947): Green Bay Packers Edit

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



at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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  • Game attendance: 30,073
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Week 8 (Sunday November 9, 1947): Washington Redskins Edit

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 36,257
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Week 9 (Sunday November 16, 1947): New York Giants Edit

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 35,000
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Week 10 (Sunday November 23, 1947): Chicago Bears Edit

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



at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

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

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



at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 37,218
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Week 12 (Sunday December 7, 1947): Boston Yanks Edit

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 31,398
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Post seasonEdit

Game summary Edit

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

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Game attendance: 35,729
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StandingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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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