1994 Pittsburgh Steelers season
OwnerThe Rooney Family
Head coachBill Cowher
General managerTom Donahoe
Home fieldThree Rivers Stadium
Results
Record12–4
Division place1st AFC Central
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoffs (vs. Browns) 29–9
Lost AFC Championship (vs. Chargers) 13–17
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
5
  • Dermontti Dawson (1st team)
  • Kevin Greene (1st team)
  • Greg Lloyd (1st team)
  • Rod Woodson (1st team)
  • Carnell Lake (2nd team)
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

Main article: 1994 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

1994 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
  • Media Relations Coordinator – Rob Boulware
  • PR Assistant/Community Relations – Ron Miller
  • Controller – Michael J. Hagan
  • Assistant Controller – Dan Ferens
  • Assistant Controller – Jim Ellenberger
  • Ticket Sales Manager – Geraldine Glenn
  • Football Operations
  • Director of Football Operations – Tom Donahoe
  • Scouting Staff
  • College Personnel Coordinator – 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

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning Coordinator – Chet Fuhrman
  • Medical Staff
  • Ophthalmologist – Dr. Randy Beatty
  • Physician, Orthopedic – Dr. James P. Bradley
  • 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
  • Assistant Trainer – Rick Burkholder
  • Equipment Manager – Anthony Parisi
  • Field Manager – Rodgers Freyvogel
  • Video Coordinator – Bob McCartney
  • Video Assistant – Pat Dolan
  • Player Development Coordinator – Anthony Griggs
  • Football Operations – Bill Davis
  • Photographers – Mike Fabus, Bill Amatucci

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Notable additions include Bam Morris, Jason Gildon and Brenston Buckner

Roster

1994 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
56 active, 2 inactive, 2 practice squad

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. 26 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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Scoring Drives:

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 2014-02-11.