The Pittsburgh Pirates incredible 2013 season continues on and on Saturday they increased their recorded to 50-30 with a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
That win put the Pirates 20 games over .500 for the first time since 1992. If my research is correct, they originally hit that mark on September 2nd of that year, which was just four days before the Pittsburgh Steelers opened up their 1992 season on the road against the Houston Oilers.
To best illustrate how long ago that was, Bill Cowher was in his first season as the Steelers head coach. The Steelers offensive coordinator was Ron Erhardt and the defensive coordinator was Dom Capers. As far as other coaches on the staff that season, Dick LeBeau was the defensive backs coach and Marvin Lewis was the linebackers coach.
So what did the Steelers 47 man roster look like for that Week 1 game against the Oilers? Below is a table that shows the roster from the official gamebook. Back in those days a team consisted of 47 players on an active roster and they could only dress 45 for a game.
The Steelers won that game against the Oliers in the Astrodome 29-24 and went on to go 11-5 that season. They made the playoffs but lost in the Divisional Round to the Buffalo Bills 24-3.
As far what happened to the Pirates back in 1992, I don\’t think I need to remind you. Let\’s just hope that their great season continues on and that they make the playoffs this year. The city of Pittsburgh deserves it.
Steelers 47 Man Roster For 1992 Week 1 Game Versus Houston Oilers
|Adrian Cooper||TE||Donald Evans||DL|
|John Jackson||LT||Gerald Williams||DL|
|Duval Love||LG||Jerrol Williams||LB|
|Dermontti Dawson||C||Bryan Hinkle||LB|
|Carlton Haselrig||RG||Greg Lloyd||LB|
|Tunch Ilkin||RT||Rod Woodson||CB|
|Eric Green||TE||Larry Griffin||CB|
|Dwight Stone||WR||Sammy Walker||CB|
|Neil O\’Donnell||QB||Darren Perry||FS|
|Barry Foster||RB||Carnell Lake||SS|
|Merril Hoge||FB||Richard Shelton||CB|
|Warren Williams||RB||David Little||LB|
|Kendall Gammon||TE||Alan Haller||CB|
|Ariel Solomon||C||Kenny Davidson||DE|
|Justin Strzelczyk||T||D.J. Johnson||DB|
|Charles Davenport||WR||Aaron Jones||DE|
|Jeff Graham||WR||Elnardo Webster||LB|
|Darrick Owens||WR||Levon Kirkland||LB|
|Russ Campbell||TE||Joel Steed||DT|
|Ernie Mills||WR||Solomon Wilcots||DB|
|Leon Searcy||T||Gary Anderson||K|
|Bubby Brister||QB||Mark Royals||P|
Steelers 1992 Draft