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1946 Cleveland Browns

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AAFC West Division  · 1946 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 423 points (30.2/g), 1st of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 137 points (9.8/g), 1st.
 Differential of 286 points (20.4/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 13.1-0.9.

Coach: Paul Brown (12-2-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, Ohio)


Team Info

Principal Owner Arthur McBride
Head Coach/General Manager Paul Brown

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 423 4244 733 5.8 37 30 7 146 123 237 2266 22 7 9.6 60 496 1978 27 4.0 79
Team Defense 137 2933 845 3.5 64 23 15 160 125 299 1317 8 41 4.4 56 546 1616 8 3.0 89
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 1 7 6 8 1 1 1 1 6 3 1 2
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 1 4 6 7 1 1 1 1 7 4 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 6 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Seahawks 44 0 13 345 167 178 1 5 27 28 -1 4
1 Fri September 13 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Rockets 20 6 8 256 31 225 1 8 228 81 147 4
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 3-0 @ Buffalo Bisons 28 0 9 329 190 139 3 14 164 49 115 5
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 4-0 New York Yankees 24 7 11 295 144 151 5 7 149 113 36 5
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 5-0 Brooklyn Dodgers 26 7 11 259 107 152 1 12 177 140 37 6
6 Sat October 12 boxscore W 6-0 @ New York Yankees 7 0 5 67 43 24 10 237 47 190 5
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 7-0 Los Angeles Dons 31 14 10 353 129 224 3 21 395 121 274 3
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 7-1 San Francisco 49ers 20 34 15 338 284 54 6 16 357 180 177 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 7-2 @ Los Angeles Dons 16 17 13 284 241 43 3 12 291 71 220 3
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 8-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 7 9 271 174 97 2 14 212 69 143 4
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 9-2 Chicago Rockets 51 14 8 360 151 209 2 9 156 115 41 8
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 10-2 Buffalo Bisons 42 17 10 455 163 292 2 19 256 123 133 3
12 Tue December 3 boxscore W 11-2 @ Miami Seahawks 34 0 11 233 74 159 2 5 46 38 8 9
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 12-2 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 66 14 13 451 358 93 3 8 239 153 86 6
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 22 boxscore W 13-2 New York Yankees 14 9 18 325 213 112 1 10 146 81 65 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Otto Graham 25 PR/QB 14 9 95 174 54.6% 1834 17 9.8 5 2.9 79 10.5 11.2 19.3 131.0 112.1
Cliff Lewis 23 db 10 2 11 30 36.7% 125 1 3.3 1 3.3 0 4.2 3.3 11.4 12.5 47.2 0 0
Bud Schwenk 29 4 0 15 23 65.2% 276 4 17.4 0 0.0 63 12.0 15.5 18.4 69.0 146.0 0 0
Edgar Jones 28 KR/LH 14 13 1 4 25.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 1.0 1.0 4.0 0.3 39.6
Lou Saban 25 c 14 2 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 33.3 0 0.0 -15.0 0.0 0.0
Ray Terrell 27 hb 9 4 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Don Greenwood 25 RH 13 10 1 1 100.0% 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 27.0 27.0 27.0 2.1 118.7
Team Total 25.9 14 123 237 51.9% 2266 22 9.3 7 3.0 79 9.6 10.1 18.4 161.9 103.8 0 0
Opp Total 14 125 299 41.8% 1317 8 2.7 41 13.7 4.4 -1.23 10.5 94.1 24.6 0 0 4.4 -1.2 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Don Greenwood 25 RH 13 10 77 274 6 0 3.6 21.1 5.9 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.3 0.0 274 6 0
Edgar Jones 28 KR/LH 14 13 77 539 4 56 7.0 38.5 5.5 4 120 30.0 1 0 0.3 8.6 659 5 0
Marion Motley 26 FB 13 10 73 601 5 76 8.2 46.2 5.6 10 188 18.8 1 63 0.8 14.5 789 6 0
Gaylon Smith 30 fb 14 1 62 240 5 0 3.9 17.1 4.4 7 73 10.4 0 0 0.5 5.2 313 5 0
Ray Terrell 27 hb 9 4 39 117 0 0 3.0 13.0 4.3 4 21 5.3 0 0 0.4 2.3 138 0 0
Tom Colella 28 P 14 2 30 118 2 50 3.9 8.4 2.1 1 12 12.0 1 12 0.1 0.9 130 3 0
Otto Graham 25 PR/QB 14 9 30 -125 1 0 -4.2 -8.9 2.1 -125 1 0
Gene Fekete 24 fb 6 2 26 106 1 0 4.1 17.7 4.3 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 0.3 108 1 0
Cliff Lewis 23 db 10 2 24 -34 0 0 -1.4 -3.4 2.4 -34 0 0
Bill Lund 22 hb 10 2 23 72 1 0 3.1 7.2 2.3 4 64 16.0 2 0 0.4 6.4 136 3 0
Fred Evans 25 6 0 8 27 0 0 3.4 4.5 1.3 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.2 1.2 34 0 0
Bob Steuber 25 hb 6 1 8 19 0 0 2.4 3.2 1.3 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.5 28 0 0
Bud Schwenk 29 4 0 6 -1 1 0 -0.2 -0.3 1.5 -1 1 0
Al Akins 25 4 0 5 42 1 0 8.4 10.5 1.3 42 1 0
Lou Saban 25 c 14 2 4 -4 0 0 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 1 45 45.0 0 45 0.1 3.2 41 0 0
Dante Lavelli 23 RE 14 8 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.0 0.1 40 843 21.1 8 63 2.9 60.2 857 8 0
Ed Ulinski 27 LG 14 11 1 2 0 0 2.0 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
Mac Speedie 26 LE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 564 23.5 7 79 1.7 40.3 564 7 0
John Harrington 25 e 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 136 17.0 0 0 0.7 11.3 136 0 0
John Yonakor 25 re 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 98 14.0 2 0 0.5 7.0 98 2 0
George Young 22 de 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 37 12.3 0 0 0.2 2.8 37 0 0
Al Coppage 30 e 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 34 17.0 0 0 0.1 2.4 34 0 0
John Rokisky 31 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.2 2.6 13 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 494 2007 27 76 4.1 143.4 35.3 123 2266 18.4 22 79 8.8 161.9 4273 49 0
Opp Total 14 546 1616 8 3.0 115.4 39.0 125 1317 10.5 8 8.9 94.1 2933 16 58

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Edgar Jones 28 KR/LH 14 13 7 73 0 0 10.4 12 307 1 96 25.6 1039
Otto Graham 25 PR/QB 14 9 12 129 0 0 10.8 4
Cliff Lewis 23 db 10 2 8 133 0 0 16.6 3 70 0 0 23.3 169
Tom Colella 28 P 14 2 8 172 0 0 21.5 1 29 0 29 29.0 331
Don Greenwood 25 RH 13 10 5 105 0 0 21.0 379
Marion Motley 26 FB 13 10 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 53 0 0 17.7 842
Bill Lund 22 hb 10 2 2 30 0 0 15.0 1 32 0 32 32.0 198
Ray Terrell 27 hb 9 4 3 80 0 0 26.7 218
Al Akins 25 4 0 2 74 0 0 37.0 116
John Harrington 25 e 12 2 2 16 0 0 8.0 152
Bob Steuber 25 hb 6 1 2 53 0 0 26.5 81
Fred Evans 25 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 34
Gene Fekete 24 fb 6 2 1 21 0 21 21.0 129
Mac Speedie 26 LE 14 10 1 1 0 1 1.0 565
Team Total 25.9 14 39 537 0 0 13.8 36 841 1 96 23.4 5651
Opp Total 14 39 2023 1 51.9 61 1397 0 22.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Lou Groza 22 c/K 14 5 29 13 44.8%% 47 45 95.7%%
Tom Colella 28 P 14 2 47 1895 0 0 40.3
Fred Evans 25 6 0 8 296 0 0 37.0
Chet Adams 31 14 0 5 5 100.0%%
Mac Speedie 26 LE 14 10 1 1 100.0%% 3 84 0 0 28.0
John Rokisky 31 5 0 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 25.9 14 29 13 44.8%% 54 52 96.3%% 58 2275 0 0 39.2
Opp Total 14 9 4 44.4%% 18 17 94.4%% 71 2955 41.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Tom Colella 28 P 14 2 10 110 0 0 0
Otto Graham 25 PR/QB 14 9 5 102 1 0 0
Cliff Lewis 23 db 10 2 5 41 0 0 0
Lou Saban 25 c 14 2 4 32 0 0 0
Ray Terrell 27 hb 9 4 3 101 1 76 0
Don Greenwood 25 RH 13 10 2 56 0 0 0
Edgar Jones 28 KR/LH 14 13 2 16 0 0 0
Mike Scarry 26 C 14 10 2 0 0 0 0
Chet Adams 31 14 0 1 4 1 4 0
Al Akins 25 4 0 1 7 0 7 0
Fred Evans 25 6 0 1 21 0 21 0
Frank Gatski 27 c 10 1 1 35 1 35 0
Bill Lund 22 hb 10 2 1 12 0 12 0
Marion Motley 26 FB 13 10 1 0 0 0 0
Gaylon Smith 30 fb 14 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bob Steuber 25 hb 6 1 1 52 0 52 0
Team Total 25.9 14 41 589 4 76 0
Opp Total 14 58 35

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Lou Groza 22 c/K 14 5 45 13 84
Dante Lavelli 23 RE 14 8 8 8 48
Mac Speedie 26 LE 14 10 7 7 1 43
Don Greenwood 25 RH 13 10 6 6 36
Edgar Jones 28 KR/LH 14 13 4 1 1 6 36
Marion Motley 26 FB 13 10 5 1 6 36
Gaylon Smith 30 fb 14 1 5 5 30
Tom Colella 28 P 14 2 2 1 3 18
Bill Lund 22 hb 10 2 1 2 3 18
Chet Adams 31 14 0 1 1 2 5 17
Otto Graham 25 PR/QB 14 9 1 1 2 12
John Yonakor 25 re 14 5 2 2 12
Al Akins 25 4 0 1 1 6
Gene Fekete 24 fb 6 2 1 1 6
Frank Gatski 27 c 10 1 1 1 6
Bud Schwenk 29 4 0 1 1 6
Ray Terrell 27 hb 9 4 1 1 6
John Rokisky 31 5 0 1 1
Team Total 25.9 14 27 22 1 4 1 55 52 13 1 421
Opp Total 14 8 8 1 2 17 4 137

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-06 MIA W, 44-0 1 19 pass Mac Speedie 19 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Groza kick)
2 1946-09-06 MIA W, 44-0 2 39 pass Dante Lavelli 39 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
3 1946-09-06 MIA W, 44-0 2 50 rush Tom Colella 50 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1946-09-06 MIA W, 44-0 4 3 fumble Don Greenwood 3 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
5 1946-09-06 MIA W, 44-0 4 76 interception Ray Terrell 76 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
6 1946-09-13 @ CHR W, 20-6 1 20 rush Marion Motley 20 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1946-09-13 @ CHR W, 20-6 3 41 rush Don Greenwood 41 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1946-09-22 @ BUF W, 28-0 1 52 pass John Yonakor 52 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
9 1946-09-22 @ BUF W, 28-0 1 33 pass Marion Motley 33 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
10 1946-09-22 @ BUF W, 28-0 1 12 rush Gaylon Smith 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1946-09-22 @ BUF W, 28-0 4 25 fumble Chet Adams 25 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
12 1946-09-29 NYY W, 24-7 1 7 pass Dante Lavelli 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
13 1946-09-29 NYY W, 24-7 1 2 rush Don Greenwood 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1946-09-29 NYY W, 24-7 4 43 rush Edgar Jones 43 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1946-10-06 BDA W, 26-7 1 1 rush Don Greenwood 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1946-10-06 BDA W, 26-7 2 1 rush Don Greenwood 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1946-10-06 BDA W, 26-7 4 4 rush Tom Colella 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1946-10-12 @ NYY W, 7-0 3 33 pass Dante Lavelli 33 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
19 1946-10-20 LAD W, 31-14 3 2 rush Otto Graham 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1946-10-20 LAD W, 31-14 4 47 pass Mac Speedie 47 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
21 1946-10-20 LAD W, 31-14 4 49 rush Marion Motley 49 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
22 1946-10-20 LAD W, 31-14 4 68 rush Marion Motley 68 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1946-10-27 SFO L, 20-34 2 3 rush Don Greenwood 3 yard rush
24 1946-10-27 SFO L, 20-34 4 21 pass Dante Lavelli 21 yard pass from Otto Graham (John Rokisky kick)
25 1946-10-27 SFO L, 20-34 4 3 rush Gaylon Smith 3 yard rush (Mac Speedie pass from Otto Graham)
26 1946-11-03 @ LAD L, 16-17 2 5 rush Bill Lund 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
27 1946-11-03 @ LAD L, 16-17 2 79 pass Mac Speedie 79 yard pass from Otto Graham
28 1946-11-10 @ SFO W, 14-7 1 3 pass Dante Lavelli 3 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
29 1946-11-10 @ SFO W, 14-7 2 3 rush Gaylon Smith 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1946-11-17 CHR W, 51-14 1 26 rush Edgar Jones 26 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1946-11-17 CHR W, 51-14 2 8 pass Dante Lavelli 8 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
32 1946-11-17 CHR W, 51-14 3 34 pass Dante Lavelli 34 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
33 1946-11-17 CHR W, 51-14 3 39 pass Mac Speedie 39 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
34 1946-11-17 CHR W, 51-14 4 7 pass Mac Speedie 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
35 1946-11-17 CHR W, 51-14 4 20 pass Bill Lund 20 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Lou Groza kick)
36 1946-11-17 CHR W, 51-14 4 36 interception Frank Gatski 36 yard interception return
37 1946-11-24 BUF W, 42-17 1 46 rush Edgar Jones 46 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
38 1946-11-24 BUF W, 42-17 2 37 pass Edgar Jones 37 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
39 1946-11-24 BUF W, 42-17 3 4 pass Mac Speedie 4 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
40 1946-11-24 BUF W, 42-17 3 76 rush Marion Motley 76 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
41 1946-11-24 BUF W, 42-17 4 50 rush Al Akins 50 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
42 1946-11-24 BUF W, 42-17 4 1 rush Bud Schwenk 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
43 1946-12-03 @ MIA W, 34-0 1 37 interception Otto Graham 37 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
44 1946-12-03 @ MIA W, 34-0 2 1 rush Edgar Jones 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
45 1946-12-03 @ MIA W, 34-0 3 2 rush Gaylon Smith 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
46 1946-12-03 @ MIA W, 34-0 4 16 rush Gene Fekete 16 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
47 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 1 22 pass Bill Lund 22 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Lou Groza kick)
48 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 1 7 rush Marion Motley 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
49 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 2 11 pass Mac Speedie 11 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
50 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 2 96 kickoff Edgar Jones 96 yard kickoff return (Lou Groza kick)
51 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 3 4 interception Chet Adams 4 yard interception return (Chet Adams kick)
52 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 3 2 rush Gaylon Smith 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
53 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 4 18 pass John Yonakor 18 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Chet Adams kick)
54 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 4 37 pass Dante Lavelli 37 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Chet Adams kick)
55 1946-12-08 @ BDA W, 66-14 4 12 pass Tom Colella 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chet Adams kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-13 @ CHR L, 6-20 4 35 rush Billy Hillenbrand 35 yard rush
2 1946-09-29 NYY L, 7-24 1 14 pass Jack Russell 14 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
3 1946-10-06 BDA L, 7-26 3 4 rush Lew Mayne 4 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
4 1946-10-20 LAD L, 14-31 1 18 pass Bob Nowaskey 18 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Joe Aguirre kick)
5 1946-10-20 LAD L, 14-31 4 6 rush Charlie O'Rourke 6 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
6 1946-10-27 SFO W, 34-20 2 16 pass Alyn Beals 16 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
7 1946-10-27 SFO W, 34-20 2 6 rush Len Eshmont 6 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
8 1946-10-27 SFO W, 34-20 3 9 pass Don Durdan 9 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
9 1946-10-27 SFO W, 34-20 4 15 pass Alyn Beals 15 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
10 1946-11-03 @ LAD W, 17-16 1 75 rush Chuck Fenenbock 75 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
11 1946-11-03 @ LAD W, 17-16 4 8 rush Dale Gentry 8 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
12 1946-11-10 @ SFO L, 7-14 4 1 fumble Frankie Albert 1 yard fumble return (Joe Vetrano kick)
13 1946-11-17 CHR L, 14-51 2 17 pass Elroy Hirsch 17 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Steve Nemeth kick)
14 1946-11-17 CHR L, 14-51 3 20 punt Pete Lamana 20 yard punt return (Steve Nemeth kick)
15 1946-11-24 BUF L, 17-42 1 1 rush Vic Kulbitski 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
16 1946-11-24 BUF L, 17-42 4 12 pass Fay King 12 yard pass from George Terlep (Lou Zontini kick)
17 1946-12-08 @ BDA L, 14-66 2 12 fumble Saxon Judd 12 yard fumble return (Phil Martinovich kick)
18 1946-12-08 @ BDA L, 14-66 4 52 pass Saxon Judd 52 yard pass from Charlie Armstrong (Phil Martinovich kick)