1986 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
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1986 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
1986 Pittsburgh Steelers season
OwnerArt Rooney
Head coachChuck Noll
General managerDick Haley
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record6-10
Division place3rd AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersRB Earnest Jackson
LB Mike Merriweather
AP All-Prosnone
Team MVPBryan Hinkle
Team ROYAnthony Henton

The 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 54th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. The Steelers failed to improve upon their 7-9 record from 1985: they instead finished 6-10 and failed to reach the playoffs for a second consecutive season.

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Offseason

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Saturday, August 9 Chicago Bears Three Rivers Stadium 7:00 p.m. WTAE L 23-13 0-1
2 Friday, August 15 at Washington Redskins RFK Stadium 8:00 p.m. WTAE L 27-24 (OT) 0-2
3 Friday, August 22 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 9:00 p.m. WTAE W 41-28 1-2
4 Saturday, August 30 at New York Giants Giants Stadium 8:00 p.m. WTAE L 17-3 1-3

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday, September 7 at Seattle Seahawks Kingdome 4:00 p.m. NBC L 30-0 0-1
2 Monday, September 15 Denver Broncos Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC L 21-10 0-2
3 Sunday, September 21 at Minnesota Vikings Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1:00 p.m. NBC L 31-7 0-3
4 Sunday, September 28 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 p.m. NBC W 22-16 (OT) 1-3
5 Sunday, October 5 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 27-24 1-4
6 Monday, October 13 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC L 24-22 1-5
7 Sunday, October 19 New England Patriots Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 34-0 1-6
8 Sunday, October 26 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 30-9 2-6
9 Sunday, November 2 Green Bay Packers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS W 27-3 3-6
10 Sunday, November 9 at Buffalo Bills Rich Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 16-12 3-7
11 Sunday, November 16 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 21-10 4-7
12 Sunday, November 23 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 37-31 (OT) 4-8
13 Sunday, November 30 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 1:00 p.m. NBC L 13-10 (OT) 4-9
14 Sunday, December 7 Detroit Lions Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS W 27-17 5-9
15 Saturday, December 13 at New York Jets Giants Stadium 12:30 p.m. NBC W 45-24 6-9
16 Sunday, December 21 Kansas City Chiefs Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 24-19 6-10

Week 1: at Seattle Seahawks

Week 2 vs. Denver Broncos

Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings

Week 4: at Houston Oilers

Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns

This was Cleveland's first win in Pittsburgh since 1969.

Week 6: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 7: vs. New England Patriots

Week 8: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 9: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 10: at Buffalo Bills

Week 11: vs. Houston Oilers

Week 12: at Cleveland Browns

Week 13: at Chicago Bears

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 15 at Jets

Week 16: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns(1) 12 4 0 .750 5-1 10-2 391 310 W5
Cincinnati Bengals 10 6 0 .625 3-3 7-5 409 394 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 10 0 .375 3-3 4-8 307 336 L1
Houston Oilers 5 11 0 .313 1-5 3-9 274 329 W2

References

  1. ^ 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  2. ^ 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  3. ^ 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  4. ^ "1986 Pittsburgh Steelers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks - September 7th, 1986
  6. ^ Pro Football Reference; Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers - September 15th, 1986
  7. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings - September 21st, 1986
  8. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Oilers - September 28th, 1986
  9. ^ Pro Football Reference; Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers - October 5th, 1986
  10. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals - October 13th, 1986
  11. ^ Pro Football Reference; New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers - October 19th, 1986
  12. ^ Pro Football Reference; Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers - October 26th, 1986
  13. ^ Pro Football Reference; Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers - November 2nd, 1986
  14. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills - November 9th, 1986
  15. ^ Pro Football Reference; Houston Oilers at Pittsburgh Steelers - November 16th, 1986
  16. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns - November 23rd, 1986
  17. ^ Pro Football Reference; Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears - November 30th, 1986
  18. ^ Pro Football Reference; Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers - December 7th, 1986
  19. ^ Pro Football Reference; Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers - December 21st, 1986

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