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1951 Cleveland Browns

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11-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL American Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.6, Offense: 6.9, Defense: 7.8, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 331 points (27.6/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 152 points (12.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 179 points (14.9/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.4-1.6.

Coach: Paul Brown (11-1-0)

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 331 3610 732 4.9 36 19 12 203 151 271 1902 18 17 6.0 99 415 1708 20 4.1 92
Team Defense 152 3002 812 3.7 51 29 32 201 151 330 1548 10 22 4.0 81 428 1454 8 3.4 88
Lg Rank Offense 3 8 3 10 8 10 6 4 1 3 9 8 3 6
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 2 1 5 7 3 1 5 1 4 2 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 10 24 11 227 172 55 2 18 344 107 237 4
2 Sun October 7 boxscore W 1-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 38 23 26 450 157 293 3 18 312 224 88 4
3 Sun October 14 boxscore W 2-1 Washington Redskins 45 0 21 376 184 192 2 15 255 150 105 7
4 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 0 17 243 46 197 4 12 201 96 105 4
5 Sun October 28 boxscore W 4-1 New York Giants 14 13 15 235 184 51 3 13 196 86 110 4
6 Sun November 4 boxscore W 5-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 34 17 25 412 174 238 1 25 318 227 91 5
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 20 17 10 204 186 18 3 23 310 76 234 4
8 Sun November 18 boxscore W 7-1 @ New York Giants 10 0 6 183 127 56 3 11 199 101 98 2
9 Sun November 25 boxscore W 8-1 Chicago Bears 42 21 22 516 243 273 4 22 237 163 74 2
10 Sun December 2 boxscore W 9-1 Chicago Cardinals 49 28 20 270 191 79 5 22 348 192 156 8
11 Sun December 9 boxscore W 10-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 28 0 15 251 91 160 2 13 209 118 91 5
12 Sun December 16 boxscore W 11-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24 9 15 243 147 96 4 9 73 8 65 2
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 23 boxscore L 11-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 24 22 325 233 92 4 20 334 253 81 3

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*+ 30 QB 12 12 11-1-0 147 265 55.5% 2205 17 6.4 16 6.0 81 8.3 6.9 15.0 183.8 79.2
62 Cliff Lewis 28 S 12 0 4 6 66.7% 68 1 16.7 1 16.7 20 11.3 7.2 17.0 5.7 104.9
Team Total 27.4 12 11-1-0 151 271 55.7% 2273 18 6.6 17 6.3 81 8.4 6.9 15.1 189.4 79.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 151 330 45.8% 1978 10 3.0 22 6.7 6.0 3.60 13.1 164.8 47.5 54 430 4.0 2.0 14.1

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
86 Dub Jones*+ 27 RH 12 0 104 492 7 43 4.7 41.0 8.7 30 570 19.0 5 81 2.5 47.5 1062 12 3
84 Ken Carpenter* 25 KR/LH/PR 11 0 85 402 4 30 4.7 36.5 7.7 12 183 15.3 2 45 1.1 16.6 585 6 2
76 Marion Motley 31 FB 11 0 61 273 1 26 4.5 24.8 5.5 10 52 5.2 0 34 0.9 4.7 325 1 1
70 Emerson Cole 24 12 0 46 252 1 23 5.5 21.0 3.8 4 30 7.5 0 17 0.3 2.5 282 1 2
90 Rex Bumgardner 28 10 0 45 126 1 20 2.8 12.6 4.5 5 61 12.2 1 19 0.5 6.1 187 2 1
60 Otto Graham*+ 30 QB 12 12 35 29 3 12 0.8 2.4 2.9 29 3 7
94 Don Phelps 27 4 0 16 65 1 10 4.1 16.3 4.0 65 1 1
98 Carl Taseff 23 9 0 13 49 2 15 3.8 5.4 1.4 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.1 2.0 67 2 3
72 Chick Jagade 25 11 0 7 30 0 22 4.3 2.7 0.6 30 0 0
62 Cliff Lewis 28 S 12 0 3 -10 0 1 -3.3 -0.8 0.3 -10 0 3
56 Dante Lavelli* 28 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 586 13.6 6 47 3.6 48.8 586 6 0
58 Mac Speedie 31 LE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 589 17.3 3 51 3.4 58.9 589 3 1
59 Horace Gillom 30 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 164 14.9 0 24 0.9 13.7 164 0 1
50 Bob Oristaglio 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 20 20.0 1 20 0.1 1.7 20 1 0
Team Total 27.4 12 415 1708 20 43 4.1 142.3 34.6 151 2273 15.1 18 81 12.6 189.4 3981 38 26
Opp Total 12 428 1454 8 3.4 121.2 35.7 151 1548 10.3 10 12.6 129.0 3002 18 35

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
84 Ken Carpenter* 25 KR/LH/PR 11 0 14 173 0 49 12.4 9 196 0 48 21.8 954
62 Cliff Lewis 28 S 12 0 14 48 0 11 3.4 38
94 Don Phelps 27 4 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3 66 0 25 22.0 134
98 Carl Taseff 23 9 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 3 56 0 20 18.7 129
90 Rex Bumgardner 28 10 0 3 75 0 33 25.0 262
70 Emerson Cole 24 12 0 2 28 0 20 14.0 310
59 Horace Gillom 30 P 12 0 2 25 0 15 12.5 189
72 Chick Jagade 25 11 0 2 36 0 19 18.0 66
38 Bob Gaudio 26 RG 12 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
34 Abe Gibron 26 LG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
96 Don Shula 21 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 27.4 12 30 230 0 49 7.7 27 496 0 48 18.4 4707
Opp Total 12 49 1198 0 24.4 34 763 0 22.4

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 30 P 12 0 73 3321 66 0 45.5
46 Lou Groza* 27 K/LT 12 0 23 10 43.5%% 43 43 100.0%%
Team Total 27.4 12 23 10 43.5%% 43 43 100.0%% 73 3321 66 0 45.5
Opp Total 12 14 4 28.6%% 20 18 90.0%% 69 2747 39.8

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
62 Cliff Lewis 28 S 12 0 5 46 0 20 0 0 3 2 0 0
60 Otto Graham*+ 30 QB 12 12 0 7 2 2 1
80 Warren Lahr 28 LDH 12 0 5 95 2 29 0 0 0 1 2 0
24 Tommy Thompson 24 MLB 12 0 2 23 0 17 0 0 0 4 5 0
53 Len Ford*+ 25 RDE 12 0 0 0 4 16 0
20 Hal Herring 27 RLB 10 0 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 3 0 0
96 Don Shula 21 12 0 4 23 0 16 0
98 Carl Taseff 23 9 0 0 3 1 0 0
35 Alex Agase 29 11 0 2 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Ken Carpenter* 25 KR/LH/PR 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
70 Emerson Cole 24 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
86 Dub Jones*+ 27 RH 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
45 John Kissell 28 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
49 John Sandusky 26 RDT 11 0 0 0 3 6 0
74 Tony Adamle* 27 LLB 12 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Abe Gibron 26 LG 12 0 0 0 2 3 0
59 Horace Gillom 30 P 12 0 0 1 1 38 1
82 Tommy James 28 RDH 12 0 2 1 0 1 0
42 Derrell Palmer 29 LDT 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
94 Don Phelps 27 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
90 Rex Bumgardner 28 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 Bob Gaudio 26 RG 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
46 Lou Groza* 27 K/LT 12 0 0 0 1 16 0
76 Marion Motley 31 FB 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Mac Speedie 31 LE 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Bill Willis*+ 30 MG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 George Young 27 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 47 1
Team Total 27.4 12 22 235 2 29 0 0 26 36 135 3
Opp Total 12 46 35 6 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
46 Lou Groza* 27 K/LT 12 0 43 10 73
86 Dub Jones*+ 27 RH 12 0 7 5 12 72
84 Ken Carpenter* 25 KR/LH/PR 11 0 4 2 6 36
56 Dante Lavelli* 28 RE 12 0 6 6 36
60 Otto Graham*+ 30 QB 12 12 3 1 4 24
58 Mac Speedie 31 LE 10 0 3 3 18
90 Rex Bumgardner 28 10 0 1 1 2 12
80 Warren Lahr 28 LDH 12 0 2 2 12
98 Carl Taseff 23 9 0 2 2 12
70 Emerson Cole 24 12 0 1 1 6
59 Horace Gillom 30 P 12 0 1 1 6
76 Marion Motley 31 FB 11 0 1 1 6
50 Bob Oristaglio 27 12 0 1 1 6
94 Don Phelps 27 4 0 1 1 6
52 George Young 27 LDE 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.4 12 20 18 3 2 43 43 10 331
Opp Total 12 8 10 1 1 18 4 1 152

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1951-09-30 @ SFO L, 10-24 1 81 pass Dub Jones 81 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
2 1951-10-07 @ RAM W, 38-23 1 45 pass Ken Carpenter 45 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
3 1951-10-07 @ RAM W, 38-23 3 2 rush Ken Carpenter 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1951-10-07 @ RAM W, 38-23 3 7 rush Ken Carpenter 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1951-10-07 @ RAM W, 38-23 3 23 interception Warren Lahr 23 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
6 1951-10-07 @ RAM W, 38-23 4 1 rush Dub Jones 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1951-10-14 WAS W, 45-0 1 47 fumble George Young 47 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
8 1951-10-14 WAS W, 45-0 2 1 rush Ken Carpenter 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
9 1951-10-14 WAS W, 45-0 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1951-10-14 WAS W, 45-0 3 9 rush Emerson Cole 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1951-10-14 WAS W, 45-0 4 13 rush Don Phelps 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1951-10-14 WAS W, 45-0 4 20 pass Bob Oristaglio 20 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Groza kick)
13 1951-10-21 PIT W, 17-0 2 38 fumble Horace Gillom 38 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
14 1951-10-21 PIT W, 17-0 3 27 interception Warren Lahr 27 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
15 1951-10-28 NYG W, 14-13 1 64 pass Dub Jones 64 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
16 1951-10-28 NYG W, 14-13 1 26 pass Dante Lavelli 26 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
17 1951-11-04 @ CRD W, 34-17 1 24 rush Dub Jones 24 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1951-11-04 @ CRD W, 34-17 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1951-11-04 @ CRD W, 34-17 2 27 pass Dante Lavelli 27 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
20 1951-11-04 @ CRD W, 34-17 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1951-11-11 PHI W, 20-17 3 24 pass Ken Carpenter 24 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
22 1951-11-11 PHI W, 20-17 4 17 pass Dante Lavelli 17 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
23 1951-11-18 @ NYG W, 10-0 1 68 pass Dub Jones 68 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
24 1951-11-25 CHI W, 42-21 2 2 rush Dub Jones 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1951-11-25 CHI W, 42-21 2 34 pass Dub Jones 34 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
26 1951-11-25 CHI W, 42-21 3 12 rush Dub Jones 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
27 1951-11-25 CHI W, 42-21 3 27 rush Dub Jones 27 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1951-11-25 CHI W, 42-21 4 43 rush Dub Jones 43 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
29 1951-11-25 CHI W, 42-21 4 43 pass Dub Jones 43 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
30 1951-12-02 CRD W, 49-28 1 22 pass Mac Speedie 22 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
31 1951-12-02 CRD W, 49-28 1 21 pass Dante Lavelli 21 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
32 1951-12-02 CRD W, 49-28 2 39 pass Mac Speedie 39 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
33 1951-12-02 CRD W, 49-28 2 6 pass Mac Speedie 6 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
34 1951-12-02 CRD W, 49-28 3 3 rush Dub Jones 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
35 1951-12-02 CRD W, 49-28 3 1 rush Rex Bumgardner 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
36 1951-12-02 CRD W, 49-28 4 2 fumble Otto Graham 2 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
37 1951-12-09 @ PIT W, 28-0 2 24 rush Ken Carpenter 24 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
38 1951-12-09 @ PIT W, 28-0 2 8 rush Marion Motley 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
39 1951-12-09 @ PIT W, 28-0 2 7 pass Dante Lavelli 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
40 1951-12-09 @ PIT W, 28-0 4 3 rush Carl Taseff 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
41 1951-12-16 @ PHI W, 24-9 1 12 pass Dante Lavelli 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
42 1951-12-16 @ PHI W, 24-9 3 1 rush Carl Taseff 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
43 1951-12-16 @ PHI W, 24-9 4 18 pass Rex Bumgardner 18 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1951-09-30 @ SFO W, 24-10 1 25 pass Billy Wilson 25 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
2 1951-09-30 @ SFO W, 24-10 3 6 rush Joe Perry 6 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
3 1951-09-30 @ SFO W, 24-10 4 6 rush Joe Perry 6 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
4 1951-10-07 @ RAM L, 23-38 1 34 pass Elroy Hirsch 34 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1951-10-07 @ RAM L, 23-38 3 1 rush Glenn Davis 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1951-10-07 @ RAM L, 23-38 4 14 pass Glenn Davis 14 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin
7 1951-10-28 NYG L, 13-14 1 20 interception Tom Landry 20 yard interception return (Ray Poole kick)
8 1951-10-28 NYG L, 13-14 2 29 pass Bob McChesney 29 yard pass from Charlie Conerly
9 1951-11-04 @ CRD L, 17-34 1 20 pass Fran Polsfoot 20 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Cliff Patton kick)
10 1951-11-04 @ CRD L, 17-34 4 1 rush Ralph Pasquariello 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
11 1951-11-11 PHI L, 17-20 2 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
12 1951-11-11 PHI L, 17-20 3 1 rush Adrian Burk 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
13 1951-11-25 CHI L, 21-42 3 3 rush George Gulyanics 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
14 1951-11-25 CHI L, 21-42 4 55 fumble Ed Sprinkle 55 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
15 1951-11-25 CHI L, 21-42 4 19 pass Chuck Hunsinger 19 yard pass from Bob Williams (Wilford White kick)
16 1951-12-02 CRD L, 28-49 3 35 pass Don Paul 35 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1951-12-02 CRD L, 28-49 3 9 pass Don Stonesifer 9 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Cliff Patton kick)
18 1951-12-02 CRD L, 28-49 4 1 rush Elmer Angsman 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
19 1951-12-02 CRD L, 28-49 4 4 pass Don Stonesifer 4 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Cliff Patton kick)
20 1951-12-16 @ PHI L, 9-24 4 11 pass Bobby Walston 11 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)