2022 Pittsburgh Steelers season

90th season in franchise history
2022 Pittsburgh Steelers season
OwnerThe Rooney Family 22
General managerOmar Khan
Head coachMike Tomlin
Home fieldAcrisure Stadium
Results
Record1–2
Division place3rd AFC North
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the ongoing Pittsburgh Steelers' 90th in the National Football League (NFL) and their 16th under head coach Mike Tomlin.

This is the first season since 2003 without long-time quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the roster, as he announced his retirement on January 27, 2022.[1] It will also be the first season since 1999 that long-time GM Kevin Colbert will not be the general manager of the Steelers, as he announced on January 28, 2022 that after 22 years with the organization, he would step down following the 2022 NFL Draft.[2] He was succeeded by Omar Khan as general manager and Andy Weidl as assistant general manager on May 25, 2022. [3]

Draft

2022 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 20 Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh
2 52 George Pickens WR Georgia
3 84 DeMarvin Leal DT Texas A&M
4 125 Traded to the Miami Dolphins
138 Calvin Austin III WR Memphis Compensatory selection
5 163 Traded to the New York Jets
6 198 Traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars
208 Connor Heyward FB/TE Michigan State from the Kansas City Chiefs
7 225 Mark Robinson LB Ole Miss from the New York Jets
241 Chris Oladokun QB South Dakota State

Pre-draft trades

2022 Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Jake Dixon OT Duquesne [5]
Mataeo Durant RB Duke
Donovan Jeter DT Michigan
Tyree Johnson OLB Texas A&M
Trevon Mason DT Arizona [6]
T. D. Moultry OLB Auburn [5]
Chris Owens G Alabama
Carlins Platel CB South Carolina [6]
Nick Sciba K Wake Forest
Tyler Snead WR East Carolina
Chris Steele CB USC [5]
Jordan Tucker OT North Carolina
Jaylen Warren RB Oklahoma State
Bryce Watts CB UMass

Staff

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Front office
  • Owner/president – Art Rooney II
  • Vice president – Art Rooney Jr.
  • General manager – Omar Khan
  • Assistant general manager – Andy Weidl
  • Director of Player Scouting – Mark Sadowski
  • Player personnel coordinator – Dan Rooney Jr.
  • Director of college scouting – Dan Colbert
  • Director of pro scouting – Sheldon White
  • Assistant director of pro scouting – Dave Pettet
  • Senior scouting assistants – Phil Kreidler, Kelvin Fisher
  • Director of football administration – Cole Marcoux
Head coaches
  • Head coach – Mike Tomlin
  • Assistant head coach – John Mitchell
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  • Special teams coordinator – Danny Smith
Strength and conditioning
  • Senior conditioning coordinator – Garrett Giemont
  • Strength and conditioning assistant – Rodain Delus
  • Conditioning assistant – Marcel Pastoor
  • Director of player development – Darrel Young

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Roster updated September 21, 2022

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53 active, 7 inactive, 16 practice squad (+1 exempt)

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Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 13 Seattle Seahawks W 32–25 1–0 Acrisure Stadium Recap
2 August 20 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 16–15 2–0 TIAA Bank Field Recap
3 August 28 Detroit Lions W 19–9 3–0 Acrisure Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals W 23–20 (OT) 1–0 Paycor Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots L 14–17 1–1 Acrisure Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 22 8:15 p.m. at Cleveland Browns L 17–29 1–2 FirstEnergy Stadium Prime Video Recap
4 October 2 1:00 p.m. New York Jets Acrisure Stadium CBS
5 October 9 1:00 p.m. at Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium CBS
6 October 16 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Acrisure Stadium Fox
7 October 23 8:20 p.m. at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium NBC
8 October 30 1:00 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field CBS
9 Bye
10 November 13 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints Acrisure Stadium Fox
11 November 20 8:20 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals Acrisure Stadium NBC
12 November 28 8:15 p.m. at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium ESPN
13 December 4 1:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium CBS
14 December 11 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens Acrisure Stadium CBS
15 December 18 1:00 p.m. at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium CBS
16 December 24 8:15 p.m. Las Vegas Raiders Acrisure Stadium NFLN
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium CBS
18 January 7/8 TBD Cleveland Browns Acrisure Stadium TBD

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 5–15 and Week 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling; Week 12 is exempt, as it occurs on a Monday.
  • The date, time and network for Week 18 will be finalized at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Steelers 10 7 03323
Bengals 3 3 86020

at Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 76 °F (24 °C)
  • Game attendance: 65,841
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • PIT – Minkah Fitzpatrick 31-yard interception return, (Chris Boswell kick), 12:43. Steelers 7–0. Drive: 2 plays, -5 yards, 0:48.
  • CIN – Evan McPherson 59-yard field goal, 7:17. Steelers 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 5:26.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 20-yard field goal, 2:25. Steelers 10–3. Drive: 5 plays, 32 yards, 1:57.

Second quarter

  • PIT – Najee Harris 1-yard pass from Mitch Trubisky (Chris Boswell kick), 8:46. Steelers 17–3. Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 4:22.
  • CIN – Evan McPherson 26-yard field goal, 0:14. Steelers 17–6. Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 3:47.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Tyler Boyd 2-yard pass from Joe Burrow (Joe Burrow–Mike Thomas pass), 4:41. Steelers 17–14. Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 5:44.

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 48-yard field goal, 11:13. Steelers 20–14. Drive: 7 plays, 16 yards, 2:08.
  • CIN – Jamarr Chase 6-yard pass from Joe Burrow (kick blocked), 0:02. Tied 20–20. Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 1:25.

Overtime

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 53-yard field goal, 0:00. Steelers 23–20. Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 0:56.

Top passers

  • PIT – Mitchell Trubisky – 21/38, 194 yards, TD
  • CIN – Joe Burrow – 33/53, 338 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • PIT – Pat Freiermuth – 5 receptions, 75 yards
  • CIN – Jamarr Chase – 10 receptions, 129 yards, TD

The Steelers started the 2022 season against the division rival Bengals in Cincinnati. The Steelers scored first in the first quarter when Minkah Fitzpatrick returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-0. The Bengals made it 7-3 when Evan McPhearson made a 59-yard field goal. The Steelers then went ahead 10-3 after Chris Boswell kicked a 20-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Steelers moved ahead 17-3 after Mitchell Trubisky found Najee Harris on a 1-yard touchdown pass. The Bengals drew closer at halftime when McPhearson made a 26-yard field goal to make it 17-6. After the break, the Bengals came within 3 in the third quarter when Joe Burrow found Tyler Boyd on a 2-yard touchdown pass (with a successful 2-point conversion) to make it 17-14. In the fourth quarter, the Steelers moved ahead by 6 when Boswell kicked a 48-yard field goal to make it 20-14. Later on in the quarter, the Bengals tied the game when Burrow found Ja'Marr Chase on a 6-yard touchdown pass (with a blocked PAT) to send the game into overtime tied at 20-20. After going back and forth on possessions, the Steelers managed to win the game when Boswell kicked the game winning 53-yard field goal with seconds left to make the final score 23-20.

With their 3-game losing streak against the Bengals snapped, the Steelers started their season 1-0. Over the course of the game, the Steelers forced 5 turnovers.

Week 2: vs. New England Patriots

Week 2: New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 3 7 7017
Steelers 0 3 3814

at Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy, 81 °F (27 °C)
  • Game attendance: 67,307
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • NE – Nick Folk 28-yard field goal, 6:42. Patriots 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 71 yards, 6:45

Second quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 36-yard field goal, 8:35. Tied 3–3. Drive: 16 plays, 48 yards, 7:07
  • NE – Nelson Agholor 44-yard pass from Mac Jones (Nick Folk kick), 0:22. Patriots 10–3, Drive: 8 plays, 74 yards, 2:46

Third quarter

  • NE – Chris Boswell 52-yard field goal, 5:44. Patriots 10–6. Drive: 7 plays, 25 yards, 3:33
  • NE – Damien Harris 2-yard run (Nick Folk kick), 2:47. Patriots 17–6 Drive: 3 plays, 10 yards, 1:11

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – Pat Freiermuth 8-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Diontae Johnson–Mitchell Trubisky pass), 14:58 Patriots 17–14. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 2:49

Top passer

  • NE – Mac Jones – 21/35, 252 yards, TD, INT
  • PIT – Mitchell Trubisky – 21/33, 168 yards, TD, INT

Top rusher

  • NE – Damien Harris – 11 rushes, 71 yards, TD
  • PIT – Najee Harris – 15 rushes, 49 yards

Top receiver

  • NE – Nelson Agholor – 6 receptions, 110 yards, TD
  • PIT – Diontae Johnson – 6 receptions, 57 yards

After a tough win in Week 1, the Steelers went home for their opener against the Patriots. The Patriots scored first as Nick Folk kicked a 28-yard field goal 3-0 for the only score of the period. The Steelers tied it up in the second quarter when Chris Boswell kicked a 36-yard field goal to make it 3-3. The Patriots then took the lead when Mac Jones found Nelson Agholor on a 44-yard touchdown pass to make it 10-3 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Steelers came within 4 when Boswell kicked a 52-yard field goal to make it 10-6. Though, the Patriots would move ahead by double digits later on when Damien Harris ran for a 2-yard touchdown to make it 17-6. The Steelers were able to come within 3 after Mitchell Trubisky found Pat Freiermuth on an 8-yard touchdown pass (with a successful 2-point conversion) to make it 17-14. Though, they were unable to complete the comeback as the Patriots held on for the victory and ran out the clock.

With the loss, the Steelers fell to 1-1.

Week 3: at Cleveland Browns

Week 3: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 14 0317
Browns 7 6 31329

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • PIT – Najee Harris 5-yard run (Chris Boswell kick), 14:55. Tied 7–7. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:59
  • CLE – David Njoku 7-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (kick failed), 8:58. Browns 13–7, Drive: 12 plays, 79 yards, 5:57
  • PIT – Mitchell Trubisky 1-yard run (Chris Boswell kick), 3:50. Steelers 14–13. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:08

Third quarter

  • CLE – Cade York 34-yard field goal, 2:31. Browns 16–14. Drive: 14 plays, 70 yards, 7:02

Fourth quarter

  • CLE – Nick Chubb 1-yard run (Cade York kick), 9:29. Browns 23–14. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 6:35
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 34-yard field goal, 1:48. Browns 23–17. Drive: 7 plays, 63 yards, 1:25
  • CLE – Denzel Ward fumble recovery in end zone, 0:00. Browns 29–17.

Top passers

  • PIT – Mitchell Trubisky – 20/32, 207 yards
  • CLE – Jacoby Brissett – 21/31, 220 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • PIT – Najee Harris – 15 rushes, 56 yards, TD
  • CLE – Nick Chubb – 23 rushes, 113 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • PIT – Diontae Johnson - 8 receptions, 84 yards
  • CLE – Amari Cooper - 7 receptions, 101 yards, TD

After a tough loss at home to the Patriots, the Steelers traveled to Cleveland for Round 1 against the Browns. In the first quarter, the Browns scored the only points when Jacoby Brissett found Amari Cooper on an 11-yard touchdown to make it 7-0. The Steelers tied the game up in the second quarter when Najee Harris ran for a 5-yard touchdown to make it 7-7. The Browns retook the lead when Brissett found David Njoku on a 7-yard pass (with a failed PAT) to make it 13-7. The Steelers then took the lead before halftime when Mitchell Trubisky ran for a 1-yard touchdown to make it 14-13. In the third quarter, the Browns retook the lead when Cade York kicked a 34-yard field goal to make it 16-14 for the quarter's only score. They increased their lead in the fourth quarter when Nick Chubb ran for a 1-yard touchdown to make it 23-14. The Steelers came within 6 when Chris Boswell made a 34-yard field goal to make it 23-17. The final play of the game came with no time left when Denzel Ward recovered a fumble in the end zone to make the final score 29-17.

With the loss, the Steelers fell to 1-2.

Week 4: vs. New York Jets

Week 4: New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 0 000
Steelers 0 0 000

at Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • TV: CBS
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Standings

Division

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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 2 1 0 .667 1–0 1–1 85 72 W1
Baltimore Ravens 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 62 51 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 2 0 .333 1–1 1–2 54 66 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 37 43 L2

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Kansas City Chiefs West 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 1–0 .500 .500 W2
2 Miami Dolphins East 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 .500 .500 W2
3 Cleveland Browns North 2 1 0 .667 1–0 1–1 .286 .200 W1
4 Jacksonville Jaguars South 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 .250 .250 W2
6 New York Jets East 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .600 .667 W1
7 Baltimore Ravens North 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .750 .500 L1
In the hunt
8 New England Patriots East 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .600 .333 W1
9 Los Angeles Chargers West 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 .500 .000 L1
10 Denver Broncos West 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
11 Pittsburgh Steelers North 1 2 0 .333 1–1 1–2 .429 .000 L2
12 Houston Texans South 0 1 1 .250 0–0–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
13 Indianapolis Colts South 0 1 1 .250 0–1–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
14 Tennessee Titans South 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–1 1.000 .000 L2
15 Las Vegas Raiders West 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .500 .000 L2
16 Cincinnati Bengals North 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .400 .000 L2
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage

References

  1. ^ Pryor, Brooke. "Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger retires after 18 seasons: 'I retire from football a truly grateful man'". ESPN. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert stepping down after 2022 NFL draft, could stay with team in new role". ESPN. January 28, 2022. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  3. ^ "Steelers name Omar Khan next general manager as team enters post-Ben Roethlisberger era". CBS Sports. May 25, 2022. Retrieved May 25, 2022.
  4. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 14, 2021). "Steelers agree to trade for Schobert". Steelers.com. Retrieved August 23, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Steelers agree to terms with 10 rookie free agents". Pittsburgh Steelers. April 30, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Steelers sign four players". Pittsburgh Steelers. May 16, 2022.

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