1990 Pittsburgh Steelers season
OwnerThe Rooney Family
Head coachChuck Noll
General managerDick Haley
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place3rd AFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-ProsRod Woodson (1st team)
Team MVPRod Woodson
Team ROYEric Green

The 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 58th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

The Steelers did not score an offensive touchdown until the 5th game of the season, but did rebound to a 9–7 record (the same they posted the previous season).

Unlike the previous season, 9–7 was not enough to gain a playoff berth. The Steelers continued to show improvement overcoming a 1-3 start to find themselves in a showdown with the Oilers in Houston for the AFC's final playoff spot in the final game of the season. However, the Steelers were never in the game as the Oilers beat the Steelers 34-14 ending their season without the playoffs.

Staff

1990 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Director of Communications – Joe Gordon
  • Controller – Ralph Meacham
  • Chief Negotiator/Travel – James A. Boston
  • Business/Stadium Coordinator – Dan Ferens
  • Public Relations Director – Dan Edwards
  • Community Relations Coordinator – Pat Hanlon
  • Ticket Sales Manager – Geraldine Glenn
  • Office Manager/Computer – Jim Ellenberger
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Director of Pro Personnel and Development – Tom Donahoe
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Tom Modrak
  • Talent Scout – Bob Schmitz
  • Talent Scout – Max McCartney
  • Talent Scout – Charles Bailey

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coach – Jon Kolb
  • Dentist – Dr. George P. Boucek
  • Ophthalmologist – Dr. Phillip Buzzelli
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. Thomas W. Cowan
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph C. Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Consultant – Dr. Abraham J.Twerski
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Trainer – Ralph Berlin
  • Trainer – Fran Feld
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Video & Film Director – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Pat Dolan
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus, Bill Amatucci

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Roster

1990 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

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Rookies in italics
49 active, 4 inactive, 1 practice squad

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Thu. Aug. 9 vs. New England Patriots Olympic Stadium (Montreal, Quebec) 7:30 p.m. WPXI W 30–14 1–0
2 Fri. Aug. 17 at Washington Redskins RFK Stadium 8:00 p.m. WPXI L 27–24 1–1
3 Sat. Aug. 25 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 9:00 p.m. WPXI L 20–9 1–2
4 Sat. Sep. 1 Philadelphia Eagles Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 p.m. CBS W 20–10 2–2

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sun. Sep. 9 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC L 13–3 0–1
2 Sun. Sep. 16 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 8:00 p.m. TNT W 20–9 1–1
3 Sun. Sep. 23 at Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4:00 p.m. NBC L 20–3 1–2
4 Sun. Sep. 30 Miami Dolphins Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 28–6 1–3
5 Sun. Oct. 7 San Diego Chargers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 36–14 2–3
6 Sun. Oct. 14 at Denver Broncos Mile High Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC W 34–17 3–3
7 Sun. Oct. 21 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park 4:00 p.m. NBC L 27–7 3–4
8 Mon. Oct. 29 Los Angeles Rams Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC W 41–10 4–4
9 Sun. Nov. 4 Atlanta Falcons Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS W 21–9 5–4
10 Sun. Nov. 11 Bye
11 Sun. Nov. 18 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 8:00 p.m. ESPN L 27–3 5–5
12 Sun. Nov. 25 at New York Jets Giants Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC W 24–7 6–5
13 Sun. Dec. 2 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 16–12 6–6
14 Sun. Dec. 9 New England Patriots Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 24–3 7–6
15 Sun. Dec. 16 at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome 1:00 p.m. NBC W 9–6 8–6
16 Sun. Dec. 23 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 35–0 9–6
17 Sun. Dec. 30 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 8:00 p.m. ESPN L 34–14 9–7

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 9, 1990): at Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 0 3
Browns 0 0 10 3 13

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

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Week 2 (Sunday September 16, 1990): vs. Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 7 2 0 9
Steelers 7 3 0 10 20

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 3 (Sunday September 23, 1990): at Los Angeles Raiders

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 0 3
Raiders 0 3 3 14 20

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

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Week 4 (Sunday September 30, 1990): vs. Miami Dolphins

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 14 0 7 28
Steelers 0 3 3 0 6

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 5 (Sunday October 7, 1990): vs. San Diego Chargers

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 0 7 0 14
Steelers 3 14 7 12 36

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 6 (Sunday October 14, 1990): at Denver Broncos

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 7 13 34
Broncos 10 7 0 0 17

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

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Week 7 (Sunday October 21, 1990): at San Francisco 49ers

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 0 7
49ers 0 10 10 7 27

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

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Week 8 (Monday October 29, 1990): vs. Los Angeles Rams

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 3 0 0 10
Steelers 14 3 10 14 41

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 9 (Sunday November 4, 1990): vs. Atlanta Falcons

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 6 3 0 0 9
Steelers 0 0 7 14 21

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 10 (Sunday November 11, 1990): Bye Week

Week 11 (Sunday November 18, 1990): at Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 3 3
Bengals 7 3 14 3 27

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Week 12 (Sunday November 25, 1990): at New York Jets

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

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

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Week 13 (Sunday December 2, 1990): vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 9 0 0 16
Steelers 6 0 3 3 12

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 14 (Sunday December 9, 1990): vs. New England Patriots

1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 3 0 0 3
Steelers 3 7 7 7 24

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 15 (Sunday December 16, 1990): at New Orleans Saints

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 6 9
Saints 0 0 3 3 6

at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Week 16 (Sunday December 23, 1990): vs. Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 21 14 0 0 35

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 17 (Sunday December 30, 1990): at Houston Oilers

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

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

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Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 360 352 W2
(6) Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 405 307 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 292 240 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 231 462 L2

References

  1. ^ 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  2. ^ 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  3. ^ 1991 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  4. ^ "1990 Pittsburgh Steelers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-12-24.