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1948 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach John Michelosen
Home Field Forbes Field
Results
Record 4–8
Place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1947 1949

The 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers represented the franchise in its 15th season of play as part of the NFL. The team finished the season with a record of 4-8, failing to qualify for the playoffs. This season marked the first played with John Michelosen as head coach.


Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 26, 1948 at Washington Redskins L 17–14
2 October 3, 1948 Boston Yanks W 24–14
3 October 10, 1948 Washington Redskins W 10–7
4 October 17, 1948 at Boston Yanks L 13–7
5 October 24, 1948 at New York Giants L 34–27
6 October 31, 1948 Philadelphia Eagles L 34–7
7 November 7, 1948 Green Bay Packers W 38–7
8 November 14, 1948 Chicago Cardinals L 24–7
9 November 21, 1948 at Detroit Lions L 17–14
10 November 28, 1948 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–0
11 December 5, 1948 New York Giants W 38–28
12 December 12, 1948 at Los Angeles Rams L 31–14

Game summariesEdit

Week 2 (Sunday September 26, 1948): Washington Redskins Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 0 0 14
Redskins 7 0 0 10 17



at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 32,084
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Washington – Castiglia 22 pass from Baugh (Poillon kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Clement 28 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Glamp 38 pass from Clement (Glamp kick)
  • Washington – Turley 33 fumble run (Poillon kick)
  • Washington – FG Poillon 28

Week 3 (Monday October 3, 1948): Boston Yanks Edit

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 26,216
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Boston – Paschal 15 pass from Youel (Zimmerman kick)
  • Boston – Pritko 33 fumble run (Zimmerman kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 24 pass from Clement (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 35
  • Pittsburgh – Seabright 7 pass from Clement (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mosley 3 run (Glamp kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 10, 1948): Washington Redskins Edit

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 28,969
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Clement 3 run (Glamp kick)
  • Washington – Crisler 19 pass from Baugh (Poillon kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 13

Week 5 (Sunday October 17, 1948): Boston Yanks Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Yanks 6 0 0 7 13



at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 7,208
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Boston – Heywood 14 fumble run (kick failed)
  • Boston – Seno 22 pass from Zimmerman (Zimmerman kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 1 run (Glamp kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 24, 1948): New York Giants Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 6 7 14 0 27
Giants 13 7 7 7 34



at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 13,443
  • Referee:
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Scoring drives:

  • New York – Sultatis 2 run (Williams kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 1 run (kick failed)
  • New York – White 54 lateral from Cheverko after 35 kick return (kick failed)
  • New York – Roberts 49 pass from Conerly (Williams kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 12 pass from Evans (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 66 pass from Evans (Glamp kick)
  • New York – Sulaitis 34 pass from Conerly (Williams kick)
  • New York – Conerly 1 run (Williams kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 31, 1948): Philadelphia Eagles Edit

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 32,474
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – FG Patton 42
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Philadelphia – Van Buren 20 run (Patton kick)
  • Philadelphia – Ferrante 7 pass from Thompson (Patton kick)
  • Philadelphia – Pritchard 55 punt return (Patton kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Patton 23
  • Philadelphia – Pritchard 18 fumble run (Patton kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 7, 1948): Green Bay Packers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 7 17 7 7 38



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 26,058
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Jansante 7 pass from Evans (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 33
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Evans 14 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Glamp 55 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Compagno 82 interception (Glamp kick)
  • Green Bay – Goodnight 19 pass from Girard (Fritsch kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 14, 1948): Chicago Cardinals Edit

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



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,364
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals – Kutner 42 pass from Mallouf (Harder kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Trippi 67 punt return (Harder kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 67 punt return (Glamp kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Harder 8 run (Harder kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Yablonski 41

Week 10 (Sunday November 21, 1948): Detroit Lions Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 7 14
Lions 0 10 0 7 17



at Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 16,189
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Detroit – Dudley 19 pass from Enke (Pregulman kick)
  • Detroit – FG Pregulman 33
  • Detroit – Dudley 28 fumble run (Pregulman kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Papach 2 run (Glamp kick)

Week 11 (Sunday November 28, 1948): Philadelphia Eagles Edit

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



at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,001
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Philadelphia – Pritchard 5 run (Patton kick)
  • Philadelphia – Pihos 13 pass from Thompson (Patton kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Patton 31

Week 12 (Sunday December 5, 1948): New York Giants Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 0 7 14 28
Steelers 7 10 0 21 38



at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,645
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Evans 9 run (Glamp kick)
  • New York – Minisi 6 run (Younce kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glamp 40
  • Pittsburgh – Glamp 3 pass from Evans (Glamp kick)
  • New York – Roberts 18 pass from Conerly (Younce kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Shipkey 2 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Cifers 2 run (Glamp kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Morales 36 fumble run (Glamp kick)
  • New York – Johnson 11 pass from Conerly (Younce kick)
  • New York – Swiacki 11 pass from Conerly (Younce kick)

Week 13 (Sunday December 12, 1948): Los Angeles Rams Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14
Rams 0 14 7 10 31



at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,967
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Los Angeles – Hickey 21 pass from Hardy (Waterfield kick)
  • Los Angeles – Hubbell 8 pass from Hardy (Waterfield kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Papach 1 run (Glamp kick)
  • Los Angeles – Fears 29 pass from Waterfield (Waterfield kick)
  • Los Angeles – FG Waterfield 47
  • Los Angeles – Magnani 16 pass from Hardy (Gehrke kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Papach 28 pass from Evans (Glamp kick)

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 9 2 1 .818 376 156 W-1
Washington Redskins 7 5 0 .583 291 287 W-1
New York Giants 4 8 0 .333 297 388 L-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 8 0 .333 200 243 L-1
Boston Yanks 3 9 0 .250 174 372 W-1

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Chicago Bears
New York Chicago Cardinals
Philadelphia Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Washington Los Angeles
1948 NFL DraftNFL Championship
Related: 1948 AAFC Season

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