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1950 Cleveland Browns

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10-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL American Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 12.7, Offense: 4.0, Defense: 8.7, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 310 points (25.8/g), 4th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 144 points (12.0/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 166 points (13.8/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.3-1.7.

Coach: Paul Brown (10-2-0)

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 310 3768 755 5.0 33 12 9 199 139 260 1679 15 21 5.6 86 457 2089 20 4.6 104
Team Defense 144 2963 767 3.9 55 24 17 184 121 292 1390 8 31 4.4 71 451 1573 10 3.5 96
Lg Rank Offense 4 6 2 1 7 11 9 6 2 6 6 4 4 2
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 1 2 4 3 1 1 2 2 8 4 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 16 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 35 10 23 448 307 141 4 24 248 100 148 5
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-0 @ Baltimore Colts 31 0 15 475 180 295 4 11 219 156 63 4
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-1 New York Giants 0 6 12 250 127 123 5 8 197 61 136 1
4 Sat October 7 boxscore W 3-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 30 17 15 266 75 191 1 19 345 131 214 6
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Cardinals 34 24 21 412 369 43 3 15 263 126 137 2
5 Sun October 22 boxscore L 4-2 @ New York Giants 13 17 16 130 47 83 7 18 217 6 211 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 45 7 22 533 195 338 1 19 349 220 129 8
7 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 7 16 351 114 237 2 12 267 194 73 5
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 7-2 San Francisco 49ers 34 14 16 229 74 155 1 14 291 168 123 9
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 8-2 Washington Redskins 20 14 19 323 65 258 2 18 264 171 93 3
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 9-2 Philadelphia Eagles 13 7 1 69 69 10 167 81 86 4
12 Sun December 10 boxscore W 10-2 @ Washington Redskins 45 21 23 477 321 156 3 16 278 118 160 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 17 boxscore W 11-2 New York Giants 8 3 9 182 29 153 1 11 154 13 141 2
Championship Sun December 24 boxscore W 12-2 Los Angeles Rams 30 28 22 373 257 116 4 22 407 301 106 5

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
60 Otto Graham* 29 QB 12 12 10-2-0 137 253 54.2% 1943 14 5.5 20 7.9 80 7.7 5.2 14.2 161.9 64.7 1 2
62 Cliff Lewis 27 11 0 1 4 25.0% 38 1 25.0 0 0.0 38 9.5 14.5 38.0 3.5 106.2
84 Ken Carpenter 24 LDH 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
59 Horace Gillom 29 P 12 0 1 1 100.0% 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.3 79.2
46 Lou Groza* 26 K/LT 10 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.7 12 10-2-0 139 260 53.5% 1984 15 5.8 21 8.1 80 7.6 5.2 14.3 165.3 64.0 1 2
Opp Total 12 121 292 41.4% 1581 8 2.7 31 10.6 5.4 1.18 13.1 131.8 28.7 24 191 4.4 0.5 7.6

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
76 Marion Motley*+ 30 FB 12 0 140 810 3 69 5.8 67.5 11.7 11 151 13.7 1 41 0.9 12.6 961 4 5
86 Dub Jones 26 RH 12 0 83 384 6 61 4.6 32.0 6.9 31 458 14.8 5 80 2.6 38.2 842 11 1
90 Rex Bumgardner 27 LH 10 0 67 231 2 26 3.4 23.1 6.7 9 112 12.4 1 25 0.9 11.2 343 3 1
60 Otto Graham* 29 QB 12 12 55 145 6 20 2.6 12.1 4.6 145 6 6
94 Don Phelps 26 KR/PR 12 0 39 198 2 33 5.1 16.5 3.3 1 28 28.0 0 28 0.1 2.3 226 2 2
84 Ken Carpenter 24 LDH 12 0 35 181 1 61 5.2 15.1 2.9 5 45 9.0 0 16 0.4 3.8 226 1 4
70 Emerson Cole 23 12 0 26 105 0 16 4.0 8.8 2.2 105 0 0
92 Dom Moselle 24 11 0 5 39 0 15 7.8 3.5 0.5 39 0 1
74 Tony Adamle* 26 RLB 12 0 3 8 0 3 2.7 0.7 0.3 8 0 2
62 Cliff Lewis 27 11 0 2 -1 0 2 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 -1 0 0
38 Weldon Humble* 29 LG 12 0 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.8 0.1 -10 0 1
82 Tommy James 27 RDH 12 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
58 Mac Speedie* 30 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 548 13.0 1 45 3.5 45.7 548 1 0
56 Dante Lavelli 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 565 15.3 5 43 3.1 47.1 565 5 2
59 Horace Gillom 29 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 54 27.0 1 38 0.2 4.5 54 1 0
46 Lou Groza* 26 K/LT 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 23 23.0 1 23 0.1 2.3 23 1 0
Team Total 26.7 12 457 2089 20 69 4.6 174.1 38.1 139 1984 14.3 15 80 11.6 165.3 4073 35 26
Opp Total 12 451 1573 10 3.5 131.1 37.6 121 1390 11.5 8 10.1 115.8 2963 18 37

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
94 Don Phelps 26 KR/PR 12 0 13 174 1 54 13.4 12 325 0 61 27.1 725
92 Dom Moselle 24 11 0 7 126 0 43 18.0 5 107 0 29 21.4 272
84 Ken Carpenter 24 LDH 12 0 4 58 0 27 14.5 5 98 0 25 19.6 382
74 Tony Adamle* 26 RLB 12 0 4 53 0 22 13.3 61
85 Ken Gorgal 21 S 12 0 4 83 0 22 20.8 83
59 Horace Gillom 29 P 12 0 3 51 0 23 17.0 105
62 Cliff Lewis 27 11 0 2 13 0 8 6.5 12
70 Emerson Cole 23 12 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 127
50 Jim Martin 26 12 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
44 Lou Rymkus 31 RDT/RT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
82 Tommy James 27 RDH 12 0 0 15 0 15 14
Team Total 26.7 12 30 469 1 54 15.6 32 670 0 61 20.9 5212
Opp Total 12 32 1460 0 45.6 43 988 0 23.0

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
59 Horace Gillom 29 P 12 0 66 2849 75 1 43.2
46 Lou Groza* 26 K/LT 10 0 19 13 68.4%% 29 29 100.0%%
48 Chubby Grigg 24 11 0 2 1 50.0%% 9 9 100.0%%
Team Total 26.7 12 21 14 66.7%% 38 38 100.0%% 66 2849 75 1 43.2
Opp Total 12 11 4 36.4%% 19 18 94.7%% 69 2843 41.2

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
82 Tommy James 27 RDH 12 0 9 69 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Warren Lahr 27 12 0 8 99 2 30 0 0 0 1 21 0
74 Tony Adamle* 26 RLB 12 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 2 5 0 0
85 Ken Gorgal 21 S 12 0 6 23 0 13 0 0 1 1 15 0
76 Marion Motley*+ 30 FB 12 0 0 5 3 0 0
84 Ken Carpenter 24 LDH 12 0 0 4 3 -14 0
60 Otto Graham* 29 QB 12 12 0 6 0 0 0
50 Jim Martin 26 12 0 2 15 0 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
94 Don Phelps 26 KR/PR 12 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 2 2 -29 0
20 Hal Herring 26 12 0 2 12 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Chubby Grigg 24 11 0 0 0 3 0 0
38 Weldon Humble* 29 LG 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
45 John Kissell 27 LDT 12 0 0 0 2 3 0 1
56 Dante Lavelli 27 RE 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
92 Dom Moselle 24 11 0 0 1 1 -10 0
49 John Sandusky 25 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 Alex Agase 28 LLB 11 0 1 14 0 14 0
90 Rex Bumgardner 27 LH 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Len Ford 24 RDE 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Frank Gatski 31 C 12 0 0 0 1 -6 0
34 Abe Gibron 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Lou Groza* 26 K/LT 10 0 0 0 1 -1 0
86 Dub Jones 26 RH 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
62 Cliff Lewis 27 11 0 1 4 0 4 0
44 Lou Rymkus 31 RDT/RT 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
24 Tommy Thompson 23 MLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 George Young 26 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 12 31 262 2 34 0 0 26 38 -16 0 1
Opp Total 12 38 37 13

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
46 Lou Groza* 26 K/LT 10 0 1 1 29 13 74
86 Dub Jones 26 RH 12 0 6 5 11 66
60 Otto Graham* 29 QB 12 12 6 6 36
56 Dante Lavelli 27 RE 12 0 5 5 30
76 Marion Motley*+ 30 FB 12 0 3 1 4 24
90 Rex Bumgardner 27 LH 10 0 2 1 3 18
94 Don Phelps 26 KR/PR 12 0 2 1 3 18
48 Chubby Grigg 24 11 0 9 1 12
80 Warren Lahr 27 12 0 2 2 12
84 Ken Carpenter 24 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
59 Horace Gillom 29 P 12 0 1 1 6
58 Mac Speedie* 30 LE 12 0 1 1 6
45 John Kissell 27 LDT 12 0 1 2
Team Total 26.7 12 20 15 1 2 38 38 14 1 310
Opp Total 12 10 8 1 18 4 144

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-16 @ PHI W, 35-10 1 59 pass Dub Jones 59 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chubby Grigg kick)
2 1950-09-16 @ PHI W, 35-10 2 26 pass Dante Lavelli 26 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chubby Grigg kick)
3 1950-09-16 @ PHI W, 35-10 3 13 pass Mac Speedie 13 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chubby Grigg kick)
4 1950-09-16 @ PHI W, 35-10 4 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
5 1950-09-16 @ PHI W, 35-10 4 2 rush Rex Bumgardner 2 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
6 1950-09-24 @ BAL W, 31-0 1 38 pass Dante Lavelli 38 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chubby Grigg kick)
7 1950-09-24 @ BAL W, 31-0 1 11 rush Dub Jones 11 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
8 1950-09-24 @ BAL W, 31-0 3 60 rush Dub Jones 60 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
9 1950-09-24 @ BAL W, 31-0 4 61 rush Ken Carpenter 61 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
10 1950-10-07 @ PIT W, 30-17 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1950-10-07 @ PIT W, 30-17 2 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1950-10-07 @ PIT W, 30-17 2 7 rush Dub Jones 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
13 1950-10-07 @ PIT W, 30-17 4 48 rush Dub Jones 48 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1950-10-15 CRD W, 34-24 1 7 rush Otto Graham 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1950-10-15 CRD W, 34-24 3 29 pass Dante Lavelli 29 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
16 1950-10-15 CRD W, 34-24 4 26 pass Dante Lavelli 26 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
17 1950-10-15 CRD W, 34-24 4 2 rush Marion Motley 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1950-10-22 @ NYG L, 13-17 2 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1950-10-29 PIT W, 45-7 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1950-10-29 PIT W, 45-7 2 33 pass Marion Motley 33 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
21 1950-10-29 PIT W, 45-7 3 69 rush Marion Motley 69 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
22 1950-10-29 PIT W, 45-7 3 14 rush Don Phelps 14 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1950-10-29 PIT W, 45-7 4 80 pass Dub Jones 80 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
24 1950-10-29 PIT W, 45-7 4 38 pass Horace Gillom 38 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Groza kick)
25 1950-11-05 @ CRD W, 10-7 1 33 rush Dub Jones 33 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
26 1950-11-12 SFO W, 34-14 1 7 pass Dub Jones 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
27 1950-11-12 SFO W, 34-14 2 22 rush Marion Motley 22 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1950-11-12 SFO W, 34-14 4 3 rush Dub Jones 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
29 1950-11-12 SFO W, 34-14 4 12 rush Rex Bumgardner 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1950-11-19 WAS W, 20-14 2 4 pass Dante Lavelli 4 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
31 1950-11-19 WAS W, 20-14 4 8 rush Don Phelps 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1950-12-03 PHI W, 13-7 1 30 interception Warren Lahr 30 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
33 1950-12-10 @ WAS W, 45-21 2 20 pass Dub Jones 20 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
34 1950-12-10 @ WAS W, 45-21 2 29 pass Dub Jones 29 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
35 1950-12-10 @ WAS W, 45-21 3 25 pass Rex Bumgardner 25 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
36 1950-12-10 @ WAS W, 45-21 3 18 interception Warren Lahr 18 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
37 1950-12-10 @ WAS W, 45-21 4 23 pass Lou Groza 23 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
38 1950-12-10 @ WAS W, 45-21 4 54 punt Don Phelps 54 yard punt return (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-16 @ PHI L, 10-35 4 17 pass Pete Pihos 17 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1950-10-01 NYG W, 6-0 1 2 rush Eddie Price 2 yard rush
3 1950-10-07 @ PIT L, 17-30 3 13 pass Charlie Seabright 13 yard pass from Joe Geri (Joe Geri kick)
4 1950-10-07 @ PIT L, 17-30 4 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
5 1950-10-15 CRD L, 24-34 1 3 pass Fran Polsfoot 3 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
6 1950-10-15 CRD L, 24-34 2 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
7 1950-10-15 CRD L, 24-34 3 36 pass Bob Shaw 36 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
8 1950-10-22 @ NYG W, 17-13 3 4 rush Forrest Griffith 4 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
9 1950-10-22 @ NYG W, 17-13 4 2 rush Joe Scott 2 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
10 1950-10-29 PIT L, 7-45 4 29 pass Bob Gage 29 yard pass from Joe Gasparella (Joe Geri kick)
11 1950-11-05 @ CRD L, 7-10 2 1 rush Frank Tripucka 1 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
12 1950-11-12 SFO L, 14-34 1 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
13 1950-11-12 SFO L, 14-34 2 28 pass Alyn Beals 28 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
14 1950-11-19 WAS L, 14-20 2 40 interception Hall Haynes 40 yard interception return (Bill Dudley kick)
15 1950-11-19 WAS L, 14-20 3 2 rush Rob Goode 2 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
16 1950-12-03 PHI L, 7-13 4 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1950-12-10 @ WAS L, 21-45 1 5 pass Charlie Justice 5 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
18 1950-12-10 @ WAS L, 21-45 2 51 pass Hugh Taylor 51 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Bill Dudley kick)
19 1950-12-10 @ WAS L, 21-45 3 22 rush Bill Dudley 22 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)