1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Noll (8-7)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 8 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

Pittsburgh chalked up 285 points, while the defensive unit gave up 299. Earnest Jackson carried the ball for a team-best 696 yards for the Steelers, and Frank Pollard also contributed to the rushing attack.

Mark Malone threw for 1,896 yards. John Stallworth grabbed 41 passes for 521 yards.

The opportunistic defense pounced on 44 turnovers. Dwayne Woodruff intercepted 5 opponent throws. Mike Merriweather topped the defensive unit with 5.5 sacks.

Chuck Noll coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Mark Malone33615646.418965.661.8195.7631815146.7
Steve Bono743445.94385.956.822.75763076.3
Reggie Collier7457.111015.7228.6114.34913101.8
Bubby Brister12433.3201.700.0325.0102142.8
Totals42919846.224645.7133.0255.863 27198


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Earnest Jackson1806963.939 1
Frank Pollard1285364.233 3
Walter Abercrombie1234593.728 2
Mark Malone341624.842 3
Dwight Stone171357.951 0
Chuck Sanders11655.914 1
Steve Bono8273.423 1
Reggie Collier4205.012 0
Harry Newsome2168.016 0
Rodney Carter5122.40
Dan Reeder284.00
Merril Hoge382.70
Totals51721444.151 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Stallworth4152112.745 2
Walter Abercrombie242098.724 0
Weegie Thompson1731318.463 1
Calvin Sweeney1621713.634 0
Rodney Carter1618011.226 3
Frank Pollard14775.517 0
Joey Clinkscales1324018.557 1
Danzell Lee1212410.324 0
Louis Lipps1116414.927 0
Charles Lockett711616.625 1
Merril Hoge79713.927 1
Earnest Jackson7527.423 0
Lyneal Alston38428.042 2
Russell Hairston2168.011 1
Theo Young2105.00
Preston Gothard294.51
Dwight Stone12222.022 0
Chuck Sanders11111.011 0
Steve Bono122.00
Jim Boyle100.00
Totals198246412.463 13


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Gary Anderson2121100.0272281.587
David Trout1010100.020.010


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Harry Newsome64267841.857
John Bruno1661938.756

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rod Woodson161358.420 0
Louis Lipps7466.612 0
Mel Anderson7385.410 0
Thomas Everett4225.511 0
Charles Lockett231.50
Totals362446.820 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dwight Stone2856820.334 0
Rod Woodson1329022.336 0
Lupe Sanchez611619.327 0
Bruce Jones23819.022 0
Spark Clark11818.018 0
Merril Hoge11313.013 0
Ralph Britt294.50
Mel Anderson188.00
Cornell Gowdy100.00
Avon Riley100.00
Totals56106018.936 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dwayne Woodruff59118.233 1
Delton Hall3299.725 1
Thomas Everett3227.321 0
Bryan Hinkle3155.00
Cornell Gowdy25025.045 1
Mike Merriweather22613.015 0
Larry Griffin221.00
Donnie Shell15050.050 1
Rod Woodson14545.045 1
Avon Riley144.00
Chris Sheffield122.00
Dave Edwards100.00
Robin Cole100.00
Ray Williams100.00
Totals2733612.450 5


Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring: