1984 Pittsburgh Steelers season


1984 Pittsburgh Steelers season

Infobox NFL season
team = Pittsburgh Steelers
year = 1984
record = 9-7
division_place = 1st AFC Central
coach = Chuck Noll
stadium = Three Rivers Stadium
playoffs = L to Miami Dolphins in AFC Championship Game
previous = 1983
next = 1985

Offseason

Regular season

Schedule

Game Summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 2, 1984): vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Chiefs
R1=7
R2=17
R3=13
R4=0
Home=Steelers
H1=3
H2=14
H3=3
H4=7
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 56,709
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Bill Wilkerson (play by play), Dave Rowe (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Kansas City - Blackledge 1 run (Lowery kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 30
* Kansas City - FG Lowery 37
* Kansas CIty - Brown 3 run (Lowery kick)
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 80 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
* Kansas City - Brown 6 run (Lowery kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 29 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 47
* Kansas City - Paige 22 pass from Blackledge (Lowery kick)
* Kansas City - FG Lowery 47
* Kansas City - FG Lowery 37
* PIttsburgh - Lipps 21 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)

Week 2 (Thursday September 6, 1984): at New York Jets

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=7
R2=6
R3=7
R4=3
Home=Jets
H1=0
H2=7
H3=10
H4=0
"at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey"

* Game time: 9:00 PM EDT
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 70,564
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (ABC) Frank Gifford (play by play), Don Meredith (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Lipps 6 pass form Woodley (Anderson kick)
* New York Jets - Walker 14 pass from Ryan (Leahy kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 32
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 43
* New York Jets - Humphrey 97 kickoff return (Leahy kick)
* Pittsburgh - Thompson 3 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
* New York Jets - FG Leahy 52
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 27

Week 3 (Sunday September 16, 1984): vs. Los Angeles Rams

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Rams
R1=7
R2=0
R3=7
R4=0
Home=Steelers
H1=0
H2=14
H3=3
H4=7
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 58,104
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (CBS) Jim Hill (play by play), John Dockery (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Los Angeles Rams - Crutchfield 4 pass from Ferragamo (Lansford kick)
* Pittsburgh - Cunningham 1 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Washington 12 interception return (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 41
* Los Angeles Rams - Drew Hill 57 pass from Kemp (Lansford kick)
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 11 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)

Week 4 (Sunday September 23, 1984): at Cleveland Browns

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=7
R3=3
R4=0
Home=Browns
H1=0
H2=0
H3=10
H4=10
"at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 77,312
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Dick Enberg (play by play), Merlin Olsen (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Washington 69 interception return (Anderson kick)
* Cleveland - FG Bahr 18
* Cleveland - Green 44 pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 46
* Cleveland - Harris 3 pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
* Cleveland - FG Bahr 48

Week 5 (Monday October 1, 1984): vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Bengals
R1=0
R2=10
R3=0
R4=7
Home=Steelers
H1=0
H2=14
H3=10
H4=14
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 9:00 PM EDT
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 57,098
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (ABC) Frank Gifford (play by play), Don Meredith & O.J. Simpson (color commentators)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Erenberg 31 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Woodruff 42 interception return (Anderson kick)
* Cincinnati - Jennings 38 pass from Schonert (Breech kick)
* Cincinnati - FG Breech 32
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 31
* Pittsburgh - Thompson 23 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
* Cincinnati - Schonert 1 run (Breech kick)
* Pittsburgh - Abercrombie 5 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Shell 52 interception return (Anderson kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 7, 1984): vs. Miami Dolphins

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Dolphins
R1=0
R2=21
R3=3
R4=7
Home=Steelers
H1=0
H2=0
H3=7
H4=0
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 59,103
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Charlie Jones (play by play), Bob Griese (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Miami - Hardy 3 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
* Miami - Rose 34 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
* Miami - Baumhower 21 fumble return (von Schamann kick)
* Miami - FG von Schamann 37
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
* Miami - Bennett 1 run (von Schamann kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 14, 1984): at San Francisco 49ers

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=7
R2=3
R3=0
R4=10
Home=49ers
H1=0
H2=7
H3=0
H4=10
"at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California"

* Game time: 4:00 PM EDT
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 59,110
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Jay Randolph (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

This was the one game the eventual Super Bowl champion 49ers lost during the 1984 season.

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Erenberg 2 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 48
* San Francisco - Montana 7 run (Wersching kick)
* San Francisco - FG Wersching 30
* San Francisco - Tyler 7 run (Wersching kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 6 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 21

Week 8 (Sunday October 21, 1984): at Indianapolis Colts

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=3
R2=10
R3=0
R4=3
Home=Colts
H1=0
H2=0
H3=0
H4=17
"at Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
* Game weather: Dome
* Game attendance: 60,026
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Gary Gerould (play by play), Dave Rowe (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 53
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 62 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 25
* Indianapolis - FG Allegre 41
* Indianapolis - Moore 8 run (Allegre kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 43
* Indianapolis - Butler 54 pass from Pagel (Allegre kick)

Week 9 (Sunday October 28, 1984): vs. Atlanta Falcons

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Falcons
R1=0
R2=3
R3=0
R4=7
Home=Steelers
H1=7
H2=7
H3=14
H4=7
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 55,971
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (CBS) Jim Hill (play by play), John Dockery (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Woodruff 65 fumble return (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 20 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Atlanta - FG Luckhurst 40
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 5 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 31 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Erenberg 7 pass form Malone (Anderson kick)
* Atlanta - Bailey 9 pass form Moroski (Luckhurst kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 4, 1984): vs. Houston Oilers

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Oilers
R1=0
R2=0
R3=7
R4=0
Home=Steelers
H1=7
H2=14
H3=14
H4=0
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 48,892
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Gary Gerould (play by play), Harvey Martin (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 43 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Malone 13 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 17 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 39 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Hinkle 21 fumble return (Anderson kick)
* Houston - J. WIlliams 5 pass from Luck (Cooper kick)

Week 11 (Sunday November 11, 1984): at Cincinnati Bengals

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=13
R3=0
R4=7
Home=Bengals
H1=3
H2=0
H3=12
H4=7
"at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 52,497
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Charlie Jones (play by play), Bob Griese (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Cincinnati - FG Breech 21
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 47
* Pittsburgh - Malone 1 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 21
* Cincinnati - Brooks 24 run (run failed)
* Cincinnati - FG Breech 42
* Cincinnati - FG Breech 28
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 36 run (Anderson kick)
* Cincinnati - Kinnebrew 3 run (Breech kick)

Week 12 (Monday November 19, 1984): at New Orleans Saints

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=14
R3=0
R4=10
Home=Saints
H1=3
H2=10
H3=0
H4=14
"at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana"

* Game time: 9:00 PM EST
* Game weather: Dome
* Game attendance: 66,005
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (ABC) Frank Gifford (play by play), Don Meredith & O.J. Simpson (color commentators)

Scoring Drives:

* New Orleans - FG Andersen 27
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 76 punt return (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 14 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* New Orleans - FG Andersen 32
* New Orleans - Hardy 28 pass from Todd (Andersen kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 21
* New Orleans - Miller 21 pass from Todd (Andersen kick)
* New Orleans - Winston 47 interception return (Andersen kick)
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 25 pass from Campbell (Anderson kick)

Week 13 (Sunday November 25, 1984): vs. San Diego Chargers

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Chargers
R1=0
R2=10
R3=7
R4=7
Home=Steelers
H1=3
H2=21
H3=21
H4=7
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 55,586
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Len Berman (play by play), Gene Washington (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 55
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 15 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 2 run (Anderson kick)
* San Diego - FG Benirschke 29
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 30 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* San Diego - James 59 punt return (Benirschke kick)
* San Diego - Chandler 63 pass from Luther (Benirschke kick)
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 2 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 5 pass from Malone (Anderon kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 45 pass from Malone (Anderon kick)
* Pittsburgh - Malone 1 run (Anderson kick)
* San Diego - Joiner 25 pass from Luther (Benirschke kick)

Week 14 (Sunday December 2, 1984): at Houston Oilers

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=3
R2=0
R3=10
R4=7
R5=0
Home=Oilers
H1=3
H2=10
H3=0
H4=7
H5=3
"at Astrodome, Houston, Texas"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EST
* Game weather: Dome
* Game attendance: 39,786
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Phil Stone (play by play), John Brodie (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 32
* Houston - FG Cooper 19
* Houston - FG Cooper 38
* Houston - Dressel 5 pass from Moon (Cooper kick)
* Pittsburgh - Thompson 5 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 24
* Houston - Edwards 5 run (Cooper kick)
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 7 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Houston - FG Cooper 30

Week 15 (Sunday December 9, 1984): vs. Cleveland Browns

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Browns
R1=3
R2=10
R3=0
R4=7
Home=Steelers
H1=7
H2=10
H3=3
H4=3
"at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

* Game time: 1:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 55,825
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Cleveland - FG Bahr 29
* PIttsburgh - Lipps 61 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 40
* Cleveland - FG Bahr 49
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
* Cleveland - Feacher 16 pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 22
* Cleveland - McDonald 3 run (Bahr kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 34

Week 16 (Sunday December 16, 1984): at Los Angeles Raiders

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=3
R2=0
R3=0
R4=10
Home=Raiders
H1=0
H2=0
H3=0
H4=7
"at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California"

* Game time: 4:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 83,056
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), John Brodie (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 26
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 37
* Los Angeles Raiders - Williams 2 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)

Post season

Game Summaries

AFC Divisional Playoff (Sunday December 30, 1984): at Denver Broncos

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=0
R2=10
R3=7
R4=7
Home=Broncos
H1=7
H2=0
H3=10
H4=0
"at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado"

* Game time: 4:00 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 74,981
* Referee:
* TV announcers: (NBC) Dick Enberg (play by play), Merlin Olsen (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Denver - Wright 9 pass from Elway (Karlis kick)
* Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 28
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
* Denver - FG Karlis 21
* Denver - Watson 20 pass from Elway (Karlis kick)
* Pittsburgh - Lipps 10 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Pittsburgh - Pollard 2 run (Anderson kick)

AFC Championship (Sunday January 6, 1985): at Miami Dolphins

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Steelers
R1=7
R2=7
R3=7
R4=7
Home=Dolphins
H1=7
H2=17
H3=14
H4=7
"at Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida"

* Game time: 12:30 PM EST
* Game weather:
* Game attendance: 76,029
* Referee: Jerry Markbreit
* TV announcers: (NBC) Dick Enberg (play by play), Merlin Olsen (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

* Miami - Clayton 40 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
* Pittsburgh - Erenberg 7 run (Anderson kick)
* Miami - FG von Schamann 26
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 65 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Miami - Duper 41 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
* Miami - Nathan 2 run (von Schamann kick)
* Miami - Duper 36 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
* Pittsburgh - Stallworth 19 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
* Miami - Bennett 1 run (von Schamann kick)
* Miami - Moore 6 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
* Pittsburgh - Capers 29 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)

Honors and Awards

*UPI AFC Rookie of the Year - Louis Lipps wide receiver
*AP Offensive Rookie of the Year - Louis Lipps
*NFL Comeback Player of the Year - John Stallworth
*Pro Bowl - Louis Lipps, Mike Merriweather, Mike Webster, Robin Cole, John Stallworth

References


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