1992 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Steelers Diadomds Jubilee Logo
OwnerThe Rooney Family
Head coachBill Cowher
General managerTom Donahoe
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record11–5
Division place1st AFC Central
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (vs. Bills) 3–24
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
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  • Barry Foster (1st team)
  • Rod Woodson (1st team)
Team MVPBarry Foster
Team ROYDarren Perry

The 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 60th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

The Pittsburgh Steelers celebrated their 60th Anniversary season in 1992. This was also Bill Cowher's first season as head coach following the retirement of Chuck Noll after 23 seasons. The team was coming off a 7–9 season in 1991.

Cowher led the Steelers to an 11–5 record in his first season and the top seed in the AFC playoffs. However, in what later became commonplace in Cowher's reign as coach of the Steelers, the team failed to capitalize on the seeding and lost to the eventual AFC champion Buffalo Bills in the divisional playoffs.

Offseason

NFL draft

Main article: 1992 NFL draft

1992 Pittsburgh Steelers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 Leon Searcy *  Tackle Miami (FL)
2 38 Levon Kirkland *  Linebacker Clemson
3 67 Joel Steed *  Nose tackle Colorado
4 94 Charles Davenport  Wide receiver North Carolina State
5 123 Alan Haller  Cornerback Michigan State
7 179 Russ Campbell  Tight end Kansas State
7 188 Scottie Graham  Running back Ohio State
8 203 Darren Perry  Free safety Penn State
8 206 Hesham Ismail  Guard Florida
8 215 Nate Williams  Defensive tackle Mississippi State
9 235 Elnardo Webster  Linebacker Rutgers
10 262 Mike Saunders  Running back Iowa
11 262 Kendall Gammon *  Long snapper Pittsburg State
12 318 Cornelius Benton  Quarterback Connecticut
      Made roster  

Staff

1992 Pittsburgh Steelers staff
Front office
  • President – Daniel M. Rooney
  • Vice President – John R. McGinley
  • Vice President – Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.
  • Secretary & Counsel – Arthur J. Rooney II
  • Administration Advisor – Chuck Noll
  • Director of Communications – Joe Gordon
  • Public Relations Coordinator – Dan Edwards
  • PR Assistant/Community Relations – Ron Miller
  • Controller – Dan McGrogan
  • Assistant Controller – Dan Ferens
  • Assistant Controller – Jim Ellenberger
  • Ticket Sales Manager – Geraldine Glenn
  • Football Operations
  • Director of Football Operations – Tom Donahoe
  • Football Business Manager – James A. Boston
  • Player Development Coordinator – Anthony Griggs
  • Scouting Staff
  • Director of Scouting – Tom Modrak
  • Pro Personnel Coordinator – Charles Bailey
  • College Scout – Bob Schmitz
  • College Scout – Max McCartney
  • College Scout – Phil Kreidler
  • BLESTO College Scout – Bob Lane

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ron Erhardt
  • Offensive Backfield – Dick Hoak
  • Wide Receivers – Bob Harrison
  • Tight Ends – Pat Hodgson
  • Offensive Line – Kent Stephenson
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – John Guy

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coordinator – Chet Fuhrman
  • Medical Staff
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. James P. Bradley
  • Ophthalmologist – Dr. Phillip Buzzelli
  • Neurological Surgery Consultant – Dr. Joseph Maroon
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Richard Rydze
  • Physician, Consultant – Dr. Abraham J. Twerski
  • Physician, M.D. – Dr. Anthony P. Yates
  • Training Staff
  • Head Trainer – John Norwig
  • Administrative Trainer - Ralph Berlin
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Video Coordinator – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Pat Dolan
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus, Bill Amatucci

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Notable additions include Levon Kirkland, Joel Steed, Darren Perry and Yancey Thigpen

Roster

1992 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
52 active, 2 inactive, 6 practice squad

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sat. Aug. 8 Philadelphia Eagles Three Rivers Stadium 6:00 p.m. WPXI L 35–33 0–1
2 Mon. Aug. 17 at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome 8:00 p.m. WPXI L 26–0 0–2
3 Sun. Aug. 23 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 8:00 p.m. TNT W 28–17 1–2
4 Sat. Aug. 29 New York Giants Three Rivers Stadium 6:00 p.m. WPXI W 24–3 2–2

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Game Site Kickoff (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sun. Sep. 6 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 p.m. NBC W 29–24 1–0
2 Sun. Sep. 13 New York Jets Three Rivers Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC W 27–10 2–0
3 Sun. Sep. 20 at San Diego Chargers Jack Murphy Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC W 23–6 3–0
4 Sun. Sep. 27 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field 4:00 p.m. NBC L 17–3 3–1
5 Sun. Oct. 4 Bye
6 Sun. Oct. 11 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC L 17–9 3–2
7 Mon. Oct. 19 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 p.m. ABC W 20–0 4–2
8 Sun. Oct. 25 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 7:30 p.m. TNT W 27–3 5–2
9 Sun. Nov. 1 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 21–20 6–2
10 Sun. Nov. 8 at Buffalo Bills Rich Stadium 4:00 p.m. NBC L 28–20 6–3
11 Sun. Nov. 15 Detroit Lions Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS W 17–14 7–3
12 Sun. Nov. 22 Indianapolis Colts Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 30–14 8–3
13 Sun. Nov. 29 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 21–9 9–3
14 Sun. Dec. 6 Seattle Seahawks Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 20–14 10–3
15 Sun. Dec. 13 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 1:00 p.m. NBC L 30–6 10–4
16 Sun. Dec. 20 Minnesota Vikings Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS L 6–3 10–5
17 Sun. Dec. 27 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 p.m. NBC W 23–13 11–5

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 6, 1992): at Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 9 6 7 29
Oilers 14 10 0 0 24

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Bill Cowher wins his first game as Steelers Head Coach.

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Week 2 (Sunday September 13, 1992): vs. New York Jets

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 3 7 0 0 10
Steelers 0 10 0 17 27

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 3 (Sunday September 20, 1992): at San Diego Chargers

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 16 23
Chargers 3 3 0 0 6

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

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Week 4 (Sunday September 27, 1992): at Green Bay Packers

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

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Week 5 (Sunday October 4, 1992): Bye Week

Week 6 (Sunday October 11, 1992): at Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 3 0 3 9
Browns 0 3 7 7 17

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

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Week 7 (Monday October 19, 1992): vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 3 7 0 10 20

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 8 (Sunday October 25, 1992): at Kansas City Chiefs

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 6 7 7 27
Chiefs 0 3 0 0 3

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

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Week 9 (Sunday November 1, 1992): vs. Houston Oilers

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 3 3 14 0 20
Steelers 0 7 0 14 21

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 10 (Sunday November 8, 1992): at Buffalo Bills

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 6 14 0 20
Bills 7 14 7 0 28

at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

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Week 11 (Sunday November 15, 1992): vs. Detroit Lions

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

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 12 (Sunday November 22, 1992): vs. Indianapolis Colts

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 7 7 14
Steelers 7 6 14 3 30

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 13 (Sunday November 29, 1992): at Cincinnati Bengals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 0 21
Bengals 0 6 0 3 9

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Week 14 (Sunday December 6, 1992): vs. Seattle Seahawks

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 0 14
Steelers 7 3 0 10 20

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 15 at Bears

See also: 1992 Chicago Bears season

Week Fifteen: Pittsburgh Steelers (10–3) at Chicago Bears (4–9)
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 3 036
Bears 3 10 71030

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Week 16 (Sunday December 20, 1992): vs. Minnesota Vikings

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 0 6 6
Steelers 0 3 0 0 3

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 17 (Sunday December 27, 1992): vs. Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 3 7 3 13
Steelers 7 10 3 3 23

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 10–2 299 225 W1
(5) Houston Oilers 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 352 258 W2
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 3–3 5–7 272 275 L3
Cincinnati Bengals 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 274 364 L1

Playoffs

Game summary

AFC Divisional Playoff (Saturday January 9, 1993): vs. Buffalo Bills

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 7 7 10 24
Steelers 3 0 0 0 3

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Awards, honors, and records

References

  1. ^ a b 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  2. ^ 1993 Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide.
  3. ^ "1992 Pittsburgh Steelers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  4. ^ [1]. Retrieved 2020-Jul-07.