1994 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
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1994 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
1994 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coachBill Cowher
General managerTom Donahoe
OwnerThe Rooney Family
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record12-4
Division place1st AFC Central
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoffs (Browns) 29-9
Lost AFC Championship (Chargers) 17-13
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Team MVPGreg Lloyd
Team ROYBam Morris

The 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 62nd season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

This season marked as their third consecutive trip to the playoffs under head coach Bill Cowher. For the second time in Cowher's three seasons as head coach of the Steelers the team was the top seed in the AFC playoffs. Pittsburgh won its first playoff game since 1989 with a win in the divisional playoffs over their division rival Cleveland Browns, but failed to advance to the Super Bowl after losing to the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship Game.

Offseason

NFL draft

1994 Pittsburgh Steelers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 Charles Johnson  Wide Receiver Colorado
2 50 Brentson Buckner  Defensive end Clemson
3 88 Jason Gildon *  Linebacker Oklahoma State
3 91 Bam Morris  Running back Texas Tech
4 122 Ta'ase Faumui  Defensive end Hawaii
5 140 Myron Bell  Safety Michigan State
5 148 Gary Brown  Tackle Georgia Tech
6 178 Jim Miller  Quarterback Michigan State
6 180 Eric Ravotti  Linebacker Penn State
7 209 Brice Abrams  Running back Michigan State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Staff

Notable additions include Bam Morris, Jason Gildon and Brenston Buckner

Roster

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sat. Aug. 6 at Miami Dolphins Joe Robbie Stadium 8:00 p.m. WPXI L 24-14 0-1
2 Sat. Aug. 13 Los Angeles Raiders Three Rivers Stadium 6:00 p.m. WPXI W 29-17 1-1
3 Sat. Aug. 20 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 6:00 p.m. WPXI L 17-14 1-2
4 Fri. Aug. 27 at Washington Redskins RFK Stadium 8:00 p.m. WPXI L 22-21 1-3

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sun. Sep. 4 Dallas Cowboys Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 p.m. FOX L 26-9 0-1
2 Sun. Sep. 11 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 17-10 1-1
3 Sun. Sep. 18 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 31-21 2-1
4 Sun. Sep. 25 at Seattle Seahawks Husky Stadium 6:00 p.m. NBC (Local) L 30-13 2-2
5 Mon. Oct. 3 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC W 30-14 3-2
6 Sun. Oct. 9 Bye
7 Sun. Oct. 16 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 14-10 4-2
8 Sun. Oct. 23 at New York Giants Giants Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 10-6 5-2
9 Sun. Oct. 30 at Arizona Cardinals Sun Devil Stadium 8:00 p.m. TNT L 20-17 OT 5-3
10 Sun. Nov. 6 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 p.m. NBC W 12-9 OT 6-3
11 Mon. Nov. 14 Buffalo Bills Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC W 23-10 7-3
12 Sun. Nov. 20 Miami Dolphins Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 16-13 OT 8-3
13 Sun. Nov. 27 at Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4:00 p.m. NBC W 21-3 9-3
14 Sun. Dec. 4 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 38-15 10-3
15 Sun. Dec. 11 Philadelphia Eagles Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX W 14-3 11-3
16 Sun. Dec. 18 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC W 17-7 12-3
17 Sat. Dec. 24 at San Diego Chargers Jack Murphy Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC L 37-34 12-4

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1)Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 0 .750 316 234 L1
(4)Cleveland Browns 11 5 0 .688 340 204 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 276 406 W1
Houston Oilers 2 14 0 .125 226 352 W1

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 4, 1994): vs. Dallas Cowboys

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 13 0 10 26
Steelers 0 3 0 6 9

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather: 68 °F (Partly cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 60,156
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers: (FOX) Pat Summerall (play by play), John Madden (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 2 (Sunday September 11, 1994): at Cleveland Browns

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

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring Drives:

Week 3 (Sunday September 18, 1994): vs. Indianapolis Colts

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 7 7 0 21
Steelers 0 17 0 14 31

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather: 66 °F (Mostly sunny)
  • Game attendance: 54,040
  • Referee: Gerry Austin
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Beasley Reece (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Indianapolis - Humphrey 95 kickoff return (Biasucci kick)
  • Indianapolis - Coryatt 78 fumble return (Biasucci kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Green 27 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Foster 29 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 46
  • Indianapolis - Dawkins 19 pass from Harbaugh (Biasucci kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Williams 8 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Morris 1 run (Anderson kick)

Week 4 (Sunday September 25, 1994): at Seattle Seahawks

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 3 0 7 13
Seahawks 7 13 0 10 30

at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington

This game was played at Husky Stadium due to ceiling tiles falling off in the Kingdome.

Scoring Drives:

  • Seattle - Warren 3 run (Kasay kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 31
  • Seattle - FG Kasay 31
  • Seattle - Junkin 1 pass from Mirer (Kasay kick)
  • Seattle - FG Kasay 40
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 38
  • Seattle - Watters 35 interception return (Kasay kick)
  • Pittsburgh - C. Johnson 36 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Seattle - FG Kasay 31

Week 5 (Monday October 3, 1994): vs. Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 0 0 14 14
Steelers 20 3 0 7 30

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 6 (Sunday October 9, 1994): Bye Week

Week 7 (Sunday October 16, 1994): vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 7 3 10
Steelers 0 14 0 0 14

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather: 67 °F (Mostly sunny)
  • Game attendance: 55,353
  • Referee: Johnny Grier
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Beasley Reece (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 8 (Sunday October 23, 1994): at New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 7 10
Giants 3 3 0 0 6

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Scoring Drives:

Week 9 (Sunday October 30, 1994): at Arizona Cardinals

1 2 3 4OT Total
Steelers 0 14 0 30 17
Cardinals 7 10 0 03 20

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

  • Game time: 8:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 65,690
  • Referee: Ron Blum
  • TV announcers: (TNT) Gary Bender (play by play), Pat Haden (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Arizona - Centers 4 run (Davis kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Morris 11 run (Anderson kick)
  • Arizona - FG Davis 20
  • Pittsburgh - Thigpen 60 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Arizona - Moore 1 run (Davis kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 23
  • Arizona - FG Davis 51

Week 10 (Sunday November 6, 1994): at Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4OT Total
Steelers 0 6 0 33 12
Oilers 3 3 0 30 9

at Astrodome, Houston

Scoring Drives:

Week 11 (Monday November 14, 1994): vs. Buffalo Bills

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 3 7 0 10
Steelers 10 6 7 0 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 12 (Sunday November 20, 1994): vs. Miami Dolphins

1 2 3 4OT Total
Dolphins 0 7 3 30 13
Steelers 3 3 0 73 16

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 55 °F (Partly sunny)
  • Game attendance: 59,148
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Jim Lampley (play by play), Todd Christensen (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 13 (Sunday November 27, 1994): at Los Angeles Raiders

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

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

Scoring Drives:

Week 14 (Sunday December 4, 1994): at Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 17 38
Bengals 7 0 0 8 15

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh - Morris 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Cincinnati - Pickens 7 pass from Blake (Pelfrey kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Green 5 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh - Morris 8 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 41
  • Pittsburgh - Woodson 27 interception return (Anderson kick)
  • Cincinnati - Blake 5 run (Blake run)
  • Pittsburgh - Hayes 3 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)

Week 15 (Sunday December 11, 1994): vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 16 (Sunday December 18, 1994): vs. Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 7 0 0 7
Steelers 14 0 0 3 17

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: 38 °F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 60,808
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Charlie Jones (play by play), Randy Cross (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 17 (Saturday December 24, 1994): at San Diego Chargers

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 13 6 15 34
Chargers 3 14 7 13 37

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego

Scoring Drives:

  • San Diego - FG Carney 37
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 28
  • San Diego - Coleman 90 kickoff return (Carney kick)
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 28
  • Pittsburgh - C. Johnson 19 pass from O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • San Diego - Seay 2 pass from Humphries (Carney kick)
  • San Diego - Means 2 run (Carney kick)
  • Pittsburgh - McAffee 6 run (pass failed)
  • Pittsburgh - C. Johnson 84 pass from Tomczak (Stone pass from Tomczak)
  • San Diego - FG Carney 40
  • Pittsburgh - Hastings 11 pass from Tomczak (Anderson kick)
  • San Diego - Means 20 run (Carney kick)
  • San Diego - FG Carney 32

Playoffs

Game summaries

AFC Divisional Playoff (Saturday January 7, 1995): vs. Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 3 0 6 9
Steelers 3 21 3 2 29

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 12:30 pm EST
  • Game weather: 29 °F (Light snow)
  • Game attendance: 58,185
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), Paul Maguire (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

AFC Championship Game (Sunday January 15, 1995): vs. San Diego Chargers

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 3 7 7 17
Steelers 7 3 3 0 13

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 12:30 pm EST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (Rain & Fog)
  • Game attendance: 61,545
  • Referee: Gerry Austin
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Dick Enberg (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • PIttsburgh - Williams 16 pass form O'Donnell (Anderson kick)
  • San Diego - FG Carney 20
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 39
  • Pittsburgh - FG Anderson 23
  • San Diego - Pupunu 43 pass from Humphries (Carney kick)
  • San Diego - Martin 43 pass from Humphries (Carney kick)

Honors and awards

Pro Bowl Representatives

See: 1995 Pro Bowl

References

  1. ^ a b 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  2. ^ 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  3. ^ "1994 Pittsburgh Steelers". Retrieved .

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