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1949 Cleveland Browns

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9-1-2, Finished 1st in AAFC West Division  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 339 points (28.2/g), 2nd of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 171 points (14.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 168 points (14.0/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.0-2.0.

Coach: Paul Brown (9-1-2)

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 339 4611 699 6.6 33 21 14 176 166 296 2929 21 12 9.9 100 403 1682 24 4.2 62
Team Defense 171 3582 741 4.8 42 13 14 156 120 304 1677 9 29 5.5 67 437 1905 13 4.4 75
Lg Rank Offense 2 2 1 5 2 3 1 2 1 1 5 5 2 4
Lg Rank Defense 1 3 3 7 4 5 1 1 2 1 4 4 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Mon September 5 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ Buffalo Bills 28 28 17 507 330 177 3 13 175 95 80 1
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-0-1 Baltimore Colts 21 0 17 406 234 172 3 11 156 75 81 4
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-0-1 New York Yankees 14 3 5 125 36 89 3 15 311 127 184 3
5 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-0-1 @ Baltimore Colts 28 20 13 211 104 107 1 14 320 181 139 2
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 4-0-1 Los Angeles Dons 42 7 22 550 308 242 1 12 305 126 179 2
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 4-1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 28 56 10 367 281 86 6 17 507 249 258 4
7 Fri October 14 boxscore W 5-1-1 @ Los Angeles Dons 61 14 15 607 423 184 1 13 262 81 181 5
8 Sun October 30 boxscore W 6-1-1 San Francisco 49ers 30 28 17 400 271 129 19 477 253 224
9 Sun November 6 boxscore W 7-1-1 Chicago Hornets 35 2 19 542 296 246 4 10 230 184 46 6
10 Sun November 13 boxscore T 7-1-2 Buffalo Bills 7 7 15 290 176 114 3 14 240 82 158 3
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 8-1-2 @ New York Yankees 31 0 16 461 382 79 3 12 277 137 140 8
12 Thu November 24 boxscore W 9-1-2 Chicago Hornets 14 6 10 235 88 147 5 9 198 87 111 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 4 boxscore W 10-1-2 Buffalo Bills 31 21 15 398 326 72 2 19 373 293 80 4
Championship Sun December 11 boxscore W 11-1-2 San Francisco 49ers 21 7 16 345 128 217 14 230 108 122

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+ 28 QB 12 11 161 285 56.5% 2785 19 6.7 10 3.5 74 9.8 9.5 17.3 232.1 97.5
Cliff Lewis 26 PR 11 1 5 10 50.0% 144 2 20.0 2 20.0 0 14.4 9.4 28.8 13.1 95.8
Edgar Jones 31 lh 7 5 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.8 12 166 296 56.1% 2929 21 7.1 12 4.1 74 9.9 9.5 17.6 244.1 96.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 120 304 39.5% 1677 9 3.0 29 9.5 5.5 1.82 14.0 139.8 28.2 0 0 5.5 1.8 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
Marion Motley 29 FB/KR 11 10 113 570 8 0 5.0 51.8 10.3 15 191 12.7 0 0 1.4 17.4 761 8 0
Dub Jones 25 RH 11 9 77 312 4 0 4.1 28.4 7.0 12 241 20.1 1 0 1.1 21.9 553 5 0
Bill Boedeker 25 LH 12 7 50 269 1 0 5.4 22.4 4.2 11 371 33.7 2 0 0.9 30.9 640 3 0
Edgar Jones 31 lh 7 5 43 127 4 0 3.0 18.1 6.1 9 130 14.4 3 0 1.3 18.6 257 7 0
Otto Graham+ 28 QB 12 11 27 107 3 0 4.0 8.9 2.3 107 3 0
Ed Susteric 27 fb 11 1 23 114 1 0 5.0 10.4 2.1 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 121 1 0
Tony Adamle 25 lb 12 2 17 64 0 0 3.8 5.3 1.4 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.1 77 0 0
Ara Parseghian 26 hb 2 1 12 31 0 0 2.6 15.5 6.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.5 1.0 33 0 0
Les Horvath 28 12 0 10 35 1 0 3.5 2.9 0.8 2 71 35.5 1 0 0.2 5.9 106 2 0
Tommy James 26 db 12 1 10 28 0 0 2.8 2.3 0.8 28 0 0
Warren Lahr 26 11 0 9 36 1 0 4.0 3.3 0.8 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 1.8 56 1 0
Cliff Lewis 26 PR 11 1 9 -17 1 0 -1.9 -1.5 0.8 -17 1 0
Horace Gillom 28 P 12 4 2 8 0 0 4.0 0.7 0.2 23 359 15.6 0 0 1.9 29.9 367 0 0
Bob Gaudio 24 12 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 -2 0 0
Mac Speedie+ 29 LE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 62 1028 16.6 7 0 5.2 85.7 1028 7 0
Dante Lavelli 26 RE 9 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 475 17.0 7 67 3.1 52.8 475 7 0
Team Total 26.8 12 403 1682 24 0 4.2 140.2 33.6 166 2929 17.6 21 67 13.8 244.1 4611 45 0
Opp Total 12 437 1905 13 4.4 158.8 36.4 120 1677 14.0 9 10.0 139.8 3582 22 32

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
Cliff Lewis 26 PR 11 1 20 174 0 0 8.7 157
Marion Motley 29 FB/KR 11 10 12 262 0 0 21.8 1023
Bill Boedeker 25 LH 12 7 9 189 0 0 21.0 829
Dub Jones 25 RH 11 9 8 204 0 0 25.5 757
Warren Lahr 26 11 0 6 83 0 0 13.8 139
Les Horvath 28 12 0 3 19 0 0 6.3 125
Ed Susteric 27 fb 11 1 2 39 0 0 19.5 160
Lou Groza 25 K/LT 12 12 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Edgar Jones 31 lh 7 5 1 15 0 15 15.0 272
Lou Rymkus 30 RT 12 11 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
John Yonakor 28 e 12 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Team Total 26.8 12 30 277 0 1 9.2 34 727 0 16 21.4 5615
Opp Total 12 27 1161 0 43.0 32 694 0 21.7

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
Horace Gillom 28 P 12 4 54 2011 0 1 37.2
Lou Groza 25 K/LT 12 12 9 2 22.2%% 35 34 97.1%%
Lou Saban 28 c 12 1 2 0.0%% 11 11 100.0%%
Warren Lahr 26 11 0 4 125 0 1 31.3
Team Total 26.8 12 11 2 18.2%% 46 45 97.8%% 58 2136 0 2 36.8
Opp Total 12 10 3 30.0%% 23 22 95.7%% 63 2494 39.6

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
Cliff Lewis 26 PR 11 1 6 53 0 0 0
Tony Adamle 25 lb 12 2 4 42 0 0 0
Tommy James 26 db 12 1 4 64 1 0 0
Warren Lahr 26 11 0 4 32 0 0 0
Alex Agase 27 11 0 3 31 0 0 0
Les Horvath 28 12 0 2 4 0 0 0
Weldon Humble 28 g 10 2 2 55 0 0 0
Lou Saban 28 c 12 1 2 35 1 20 0
Tommy Thompson 22 9 0 1 9 0 9 0
Bill Willis 28 dg 12 1 1 6 0 6 0
Team Total 26.8 12 29 331 2 20 0
Opp Total 12 32 19 1

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
Marion Motley 29 FB/KR 11 10 8 8 48
Edgar Jones 31 lh 7 5 4 3 7 42
Dante Lavelli 26 RE 9 7 7 7 42
Mac Speedie+ 29 LE 12 11 7 7 42
Lou Groza 25 K/LT 12 12 34 2 40
Dub Jones 25 RH 11 9 4 1 5 30
Bill Boedeker 25 LH 12 7 1 2 3 18
Otto Graham+ 28 QB 12 11 3 3 18
Les Horvath 28 12 0 1 1 1 3 18
Lou Saban 28 c 12 1 1 1 11 17
Tommy James 26 db 12 1 1 1 6
Warren Lahr 26 11 0 1 1 6
Cliff Lewis 26 PR 11 1 1 1 6
Ed Susteric 27 fb 11 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 12 24 21 2 1 48 45 2 339
Opp Total 12 13 9 1 22 3 1 171

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 1 12 pass Edgar Jones 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
2 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 4 7 pass Edgar Jones 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
3 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 4 38 pass Edgar Jones 38 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
4 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 4 2 pass Mac Speedie 2 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
5 1949-09-11 BCL W, 21-0 1 3 rush Edgar Jones 3 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
6 1949-09-11 BCL W, 21-0 3 24 pass Dante Lavelli 24 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
7 1949-09-11 BCL W, 21-0 3 7 rush Edgar Jones 7 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
8 1949-09-18 NYY W, 14-3 1 84 fumble Les Horvath 84 yard fumble return (Lou Saban kick)
9 1949-09-18 NYY W, 14-3 4 27 interception Tommy James 27 yard interception return (Lou Saban kick)
10 1949-09-25 @ BCL W, 28-20 3 17 rush Edgar Jones 17 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1949-09-25 @ BCL W, 28-20 4 6 rush Otto Graham 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1949-09-25 @ BCL W, 28-20 4 2 rush Marion Motley 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
13 1949-09-25 @ BCL W, 28-20 4 rush Edgar Jones yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1949-10-02 LAD W, 42-7 2 74 pass Bill Boedeker 74 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
15 1949-10-02 LAD W, 42-7 2 2 rush Marion Motley 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1949-10-02 LAD W, 42-7 3 20 interception Lou Saban 20 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
17 1949-10-02 LAD W, 42-7 3 33 rush Marion Motley 33 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1949-10-02 LAD W, 42-7 4 3 pass Mac Speedie 3 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
19 1949-10-02 LAD W, 42-7 4 39 rush Ed Susteric 39 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1949-10-09 @ SFO L, 28-56 1 39 pass Mac Speedie 39 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
21 1949-10-09 @ SFO L, 28-56 2 25 pass Dante Lavelli 25 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
22 1949-10-09 @ SFO L, 28-56 2 13 pass Mac Speedie 13 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
23 1949-10-09 @ SFO L, 28-56 4 12 rush Marion Motley 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 1 46 pass Dante Lavelli 46 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
25 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 1 42 pass Dub Jones 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
26 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 2 31 pass Dante Lavelli 31 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
27 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 2 67 pass Dante Lavelli 67 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
28 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 2 2 pass Dante Lavelli 2 yard pass from Otto Graham
29 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 3 12 pass Mac Speedie 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
30 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 3 27 pass Mac Speedie 27 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Groza kick)
31 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 4 2 rush Warren Lahr 2 yard rush
32 1949-10-14 @ LAD W, 61-14 4 2 rush Cliff Lewis 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1949-10-30 SFO W, 30-28 2 9 pass Dante Lavelli 9 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
34 1949-10-30 SFO W, 30-28 2 6 rush Dub Jones 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
35 1949-10-30 SFO W, 30-28 3 20 rush Otto Graham 20 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
36 1949-10-30 SFO W, 30-28 4 12 pass Mac Speedie 12 yard pass from Otto Graham
37 1949-11-06 CHH W, 35-2 1 4 rush Dub Jones 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
38 1949-11-06 CHH W, 35-2 2 2 rush Les Horvath 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
39 1949-11-06 CHH W, 35-2 3 49 rush Marion Motley 49 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
40 1949-11-06 CHH W, 35-2 4 3 rush Marion Motley 3 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
41 1949-11-06 CHH W, 35-2 4 55 pass Les Horvath 55 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Saban kick)
42 1949-11-13 BUF T, 7-7 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
43 1949-11-20 @ NYY W, 31-0 1 23 pass Bill Boedeker 23 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
44 1949-11-20 @ NYY W, 31-0 1 1 rush Dub Jones 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
45 1949-11-20 @ NYY W, 31-0 2 1 rush Dub Jones 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
46 1949-11-20 @ NYY W, 31-0 2 1 rush Marion Motley 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
47 1949-11-24 @ CHH W, 14-6 1 6 rush Bill Boedeker 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
48 1949-11-24 @ CHH W, 14-6 1 6 rush Marion Motley 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 2 6 rush Ollie Cline 6 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
2 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 3 2 rush George Ratterman 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
3 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 3 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
4 1949-09-05 @ BUF T, 28-28 3 2 rush Chet Mutryn 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
5 1949-09-25 @ BCL L, 20-28 2 7 pass Windell Williams 7 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
6 1949-09-25 @ BCL L, 20-28 4 47 pass Billy Stone 47 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
7 1949-10-02 LAD L, 7-42 4 fumble John Brown yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
8 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 1 16 pass Johnny Strzykalski 16 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
9 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 1 1 rush Johnny Strzykalski 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
10 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 1 27 pass Joe Perry 27 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
11 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 2 15 pass Alyn Beals 15 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
12 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 2 8 pass Nick Susoeff 8 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
13 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 3 24 pass Eddie Carr 24 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
14 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 4 49 rush Joe Perry 49 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
15 1949-10-09 @ SFO W, 56-28 4 5 rush Eddie Carr 5 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
16 1949-10-14 @ LAD L, 14-61 1 rush Hosea Rodgers yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
17 1949-10-14 @ LAD L, 14-61 4 9 rush George Taliaferro 9 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
18 1949-10-30 SFO L, 28-30 2 48 pass Len Eshmont 48 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
19 1949-10-30 SFO L, 28-30 2 8 rush Verl Lillywhite 8 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
20 1949-10-30 SFO L, 28-30 4 22 pass Alyn Beals 22 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
21 1949-10-30 SFO L, 28-30 4 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
22 1949-11-13 BUF T, 7-7 2 4 rush Chet Mutryn 4 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
23 1949-11-24 @ CHH L, 6-14 2 1 rush Johnny Clement 1 yard rush