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1952 Cleveland Browns

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL American Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 4.8, Defense: 3.9, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 310 points (25.8/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 213 points (17.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 97 points (8.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.5-3.5.

Coach: Paul Brown (8-4-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

Team Info

Principal Owner Arthur McBride
Head Coach/General Manager Paul Brown

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts 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 4352 802 5.4 37 11 4 228 184 374 2566 22 26 6.3 119 394 1786 12 4.5 105
Team Defense 213 3075 801 3.8 36 14 13 186 141 348 1689 17 22 4.3 95 411 1386 11 3.4 78
Lg Rank Offense 3 1 3 2 1 1 1 3 8 3 10 3 5 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 10 11 3 9 3 6 7 1 4 3 7 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 Los Angeles Rams 37 7 23 419 128 291 2 11 158 58 100 5
2 Sat October 4 boxscore W 2-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 20 19 459 401 58 4 15 258 183 75 1
3 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-1 New York Giants 9 17 10 211 190 21 1 12 287 86 201 3
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 49 7 28 507 273 234 2 11 162 117 45 6
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-1 Washington Redskins 19 15 16 236 152 84 2 23 326 106 220 3
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 4-2 @ Detroit Lions 6 17 15 214 107 107 4 20 303 161 142 3
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-2 Chicago Cardinals 28 13 22 423 239 184 2 12 195 15 180 1
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 29 28 25 410 209 201 2 18 379 329 50 3
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 6-3 Philadelphia Eagles 20 28 13 309 227 82 2 20 365 189 176 3
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-3 @ Washington Redskins 48 24 22 448 193 255 6 17 197 122 75 3
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 0 13 332 175 157 6 9 150 98 52 5
12 Sun December 14 boxscore L 8-4 @ New York Giants 34 37 22 384 272 112 4 18 295 225 70
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 28 boxscore L 8-5 Detroit Lions 7 17 22 384 157 227 2 10 258 59 199

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Otto Graham* 31 QB 12 12 8-4-0 181 364 49.7 2816 20 5.5 24 6.6 68 7.7 5.9 15.6 234.7 66.6
16 George Ratterman 26 6 0 2 6 33.3 20 1 16.7 2 33.3 11 3.3 -8.3 10.0 3.3 43.7 0 0
40 Dub Jones* 28 RH 12 0 1 2 50.0 3 1 50.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 11.5 3.0 0.3 95.8 0 0
36 Marion Motley 32 FB 12 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 27.2 12 8-4-0 184 374 49.2 2839 22 5.9 26 7.0 68 7.6 5.6 15.4 236.6 65.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 141 348 40.5 2028 17 4.9 22 6.3 5.8 3.96 14.4 169.0 50.1 42 339 4.3 2.7 10.8

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
36 Marion Motley 32 FB 12 0 104 444 1 59 4.3 37.0 8.7 13 213 16.4 2 68 1.1 17.8 657 3 2
20 Ken Carpenter 26 KR/LH 8 0 72 408 3 37 5.7 51.0 9.0 16 136 8.5 1 41 2.0 17.0 544 4 5
40 Dub Jones* 28 RH 12 0 65 270 2 35 4.2 22.5 5.4 43 651 15.1 4 63 3.6 54.3 921 6 2
32 Chick Jagade 26 12 0 57 373 2 30 6.5 31.1 4.8 9 203 22.6 1 47 0.8 16.9 576 3 1
14 Otto Graham* 31 QB 12 12 42 130 4 21 3.1 10.8 3.5 130 4 4
44 Sherman Howard 28 5 0 34 95 0 22 2.8 19.0 6.8 11 219 19.9 3 57 2.2 43.8 314 3 0
26 Ray Renfro 23 PR 11 0 10 26 0 11 2.6 2.4 0.9 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 34 0 4
22 Rex Bumgardner 29 LDH 11 0 9 38 0 24 4.2 3.5 0.8 38 0 0
16 George Ratterman 26 6 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.2 2 0 0
88 Mac Speedie* 32 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 62 911 14.7 5 50 5.2 75.9 911 5 0
86 Dante Lavelli 29 RE 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 336 16.0 4 41 2.6 42.0 336 4 0
83 Pete Brewster 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 117 29.3 1 47 0.3 9.8 117 1 1
84 Horace Gillom* 31 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 45 11.3 1 21 0.3 3.8 45 1 1
Team Total 27.2 12 394 1786 12 59 4.5 148.8 32.8 184 2839 15.4 22 68 15.3 236.6 4625 34 21
Opp Total 12 411 1386 11 3.4 115.5 34.3 141 1689 12.0 17 11.8 140.8 3075 28 23

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
26 Ray Renfro 23 PR 11 0 22 169 0 34 7.7 8 130 0 26 16.3 333
20 Ken Carpenter 26 KR/LH 8 0 10 139 1 54 13.9 11 234 0 40 21.3 917
15 Bert Rechichar 22 RS 12 0 14 58 0 16 4.1 4 70 0 19 17.5 128
22 Rex Bumgardner 29 LDH 11 0 4 24 0 10 6.0 5 89 0 23 17.8 151
44 Don Phelps 28 1 0 5 15 0 10 3.0 15
30 Emerson Cole 25 6 0 4 71 0 22 17.8 71
32 Chick Jagade 26 12 0 3 58 0 21 19.3 634
36 Marion Motley 32 FB 12 0 3 88 0 35 29.3 745
68 Ed Sharkey 25 12 0 2 24 0 15 12.0 24
83 Pete Brewster 22 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 128
74 Bob Gain 23 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
64 Abe Gibron* 27 LG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
84 Horace Gillom* 31 P 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 47
44 Sherman Howard 28 5 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 336
34 Walt Michaels 23 LLB 11 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
65 Joe Skibinski 24 12 0 0 5 0 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 13
Team Total 27.2 12 55 410 1 54 7.5 47 823 0 40 17.5 5858
Opp Total 12 39 1803 0 46.2 47 1107 0 23.6

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
76 Lou Groza*+ 28 K/LT 12 0 33 19 57.6% 32 32 100.0%
84 Horace Gillom* 31 P 12 0 61 2787 73 1 45.7
74 Bob Gain 23 6 0 3 3 100.0%
Team Total 27.2 12 33 19 57.6% 35 35 100.0% 61 2787 73 1 45.7
Opp Total 12 11 4 36.4% 27 25 92.6% 84 3421 40.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
15 Bert Rechichar 22 RS 12 0 6 79 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Ken Carpenter 26 KR/LH 8 0 0 5 1 0 0
26 Ray Renfro 23 PR 11 0 0 4 2 0 0
24 Warren Lahr 29 LS 12 0 5 51 0 14 0
34 Walt Michaels 23 LLB 11 0 4 26 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 Otto Graham* 31 QB 12 12 0 4 0 0 0
42 Tommy James 29 RDH 12 0 4 40 0 18 0
54 Tommy Thompson 25 RLB 12 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 3 0 0
84 Horace Gillom* 31 P 12 0 0 1 2 7 0
36 Marion Motley 32 FB 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
82 George Young 28 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
22 Rex Bumgardner 29 LDH 11 0 2 33 0 33 0
80 Len Ford*+ 26 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 1
40 Dub Jones* 28 RH 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
70 John Kissell 29 LDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
65 Joe Skibinski 24 12 0 0 0 2 7 0
83 Pete Brewster 22 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Lou Groza*+ 28 K/LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Jerry Helluin 23 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Hal Herring 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Lin Houston 31 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Chick Jagade 26 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 John Sandusky 27 RT 11 0 0 0 1 11 0
Team Total 27.2 12 22 250 0 33 0 0 21 24 25 1 1
Opp Total 12 34 23 9 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
76 Lou Groza*+ 28 K/LT 12 0 32 19 89
40 Dub Jones* 28 RH 12 0 2 4 6 36
20 Ken Carpenter 26 KR/LH 8 0 3 1 1 5 30
88 Mac Speedie* 32 LE 12 0 5 5 30
14 Otto Graham* 31 QB 12 12 4 4 24
86 Dante Lavelli 29 RE 8 0 4 4 24
44 Sherman Howard 28 5 0 3 3 18
32 Chick Jagade 26 12 0 2 1 3 18
36 Marion Motley 32 FB 12 0 1 2 3 18
83 Pete Brewster 22 12 0 1 1 6
80 Len Ford*+ 26 RDE 12 0 1 1 6
84 Horace Gillom* 31 P 12 0 1 1 6
74 Bob Gain 23 6 0 3 3
82 George Young 28 LDE 12 0 1 2
Team Total 27.2 12 12 22 1 1 36 35 19 1 310
Opp Total 12 11 17 1 25 4 1 213