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1953 Cleveland Browns

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11-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.0, Offense: 7.0, Defense: 7.0, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 348 points (29.0/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 162 points (13.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 186 points (15.5/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.3-1.7.

Coach: Paul Brown (11-1-0)

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

Team Info

President/Partial Owner Ellis Ryan
Partial Owner David Jones
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 348 4391 713 6.2 24 15 12 213 191 303 2814 16 9 8.4 122 379 1577 20 4.2 79
Team Defense 162 3575 795 4.5 41 16 16 206 164 389 2015 10 25 4.8 101 374 1560 11 4.2 89
Lg Rank Offense 4 4 1 4 5 11 2 5 1 1 9 7 4 6
Lg Rank Defense 1 6 6 7 7 12 6 2 6 4 3 5 5 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 27 0 19 366 270 96 3 12 148 55 93 4
2 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 27 7 12 343 272 71 2 17 239 128 111 5
3 Sat October 10 boxscore W 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles 37 13 20 416 291 125 3 20 415 228 187 5
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-0 @ Washington Redskins 30 14 24 403 206 197 1 12 246 87 159 3
5 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-0 @ New York Giants 7 0 12 178 9 169 2 8 133 66 67 3
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-0 Washington Redskins 27 3 17 379 189 190 1 15 298 205 93 6
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 16 16 422 218 204 4 22 356 209 147 2
8 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-0 San Francisco 49ers 23 21 22 457 280 177 2 18 336 202 134 3
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 9-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 16 13 235 175 60 1 17 288 72 216 3
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 10-0 Chicago Cardinals 27 16 18 358 243 115 1 18 374 241 133 2
11 Sun December 6 boxscore W 11-0 New York Giants 62 14 20 495 389 106 1 16 283 209 74 4
12 Sun December 13 boxscore L 11-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 42 20 339 272 67 3 31 459 313 146 1
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 27 boxscore L 11-2 @ Detroit Lions 16 17 11 191 9 182 4 18 293 164 129 4

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*+ 32 QB 12 11 10-1-0 167 258 64.7 2722 11 4.3 9 3.5 70 10.6 9.8 16.3 226.8 99.7
16 George Ratterman 27 qb 9 1 1-0-0 23 41 56.1 301 4 9.8 0 0.0 45 7.3 9.3 13.1 33.4 111.9
26 Ray Renfro* 24 12 0 1 3 33.3 36 1 33.3 0 0.0 36 12.0 18.7 36.0 3.0 119.4
40 Dub Jones 29 RH 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 27.2 12 11-1-0 191 303 63.0 3059 16 5.3 9 3.0 70 10.1 9.8 16.0 254.9 101.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 164 389 42.2 2271 10 2.6 25 6.4 5.8 3.46 13.8 189.3 43.3 32 256 4.8 2.6 7.6

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
32 Chick Jagade* 27 FB 12 0 86 344 4 23 4.0 28.7 7.2 20 193 9.7 0 37 1.7 16.1 537 4 0
46 Billy Reynolds 22 PR 12 0 72 313 3 16 4.3 26.1 6.0 9 120 13.3 0 55 0.8 10.0 433 3 4
26 Ray Renfro* 24 12 0 60 352 4 58 5.9 29.3 5.0 39 722 18.5 4 70 3.3 60.2 1074 8 4
20 Ken Carpenter 27 KR/LH 12 0 46 195 3 30 4.2 16.3 3.8 9 109 12.1 2 32 0.8 9.1 304 5 2
14 Otto Graham*+ 32 QB 12 11 43 143 6 21 3.3 11.9 3.6 143 6 8
36 Marion Motley 33 12 0 32 161 0 34 5.0 13.4 2.7 6 47 7.8 0 23 0.5 3.9 208 0 1
40 Dub Jones 29 RH 12 0 31 28 0 10 0.9 2.3 2.6 24 373 15.5 0 58 2.0 31.1 401 0 3
30 Sherman Howard 29 12 0 7 42 0 34 6.0 3.5 0.6 42 0 0
16 George Ratterman 27 qb 9 1 2 6 0 3 3.0 0.7 0.2 6 0 0
86 Dante Lavelli* 30 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 783 17.4 6 55 3.8 65.3 783 6 1
88 Pete Brewster 23 LE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 632 19.8 4 45 2.7 52.7 632 4 1
84 Horace Gillom 32 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 80 11.4 0 23 0.6 6.7 80 0 1
Team Total 27.2 12 379 1577 20 58 4.2 131.4 31.6 191 3059 16.0 16 70 15.9 254.9 4636 36 27
Opp Total 12 374 1560 11 4.2 130.0 31.2 164 2015 12.3 10 13.7 167.9 3575 21 25

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
20 Ken Carpenter 27 KR/LH 12 0 6 0 0 0 0.0 16 367 0 40 22.9 671
46 Billy Reynolds 22 PR 12 0 18 111 0 28 6.2 4 74 0 21 18.5 618
26 Ray Renfro* 24 12 0 17 53 0 16 3.1 1127
36 Marion Motley 33 12 0 3 60 0 22 20.0 268
34 Walt Michaels 24 12 0 2 40 0 22 20.0 40
66 Gene Donaldson 23 11 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
30 Sherman Howard 29 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 48
40 Dub Jones 29 RH 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 408
22 Ken Konz 25 RS 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
65 Chuck Noll 21 RG 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
56 Don Steinbrunner 21 8 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
82 George Young 29 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.2 12 43 175 0 28 4.1 30 579 0 40 19.3 5390
Opp Total 12 35 1364 0 39.0 46 1114 0 24.2

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*+ 29 K/LT 12 0 26 23 88.5% 40 39 97.5%
84 Horace Gillom 32 P 12 0 63 2760 67 0 43.8
Team Total 27.2 12 26 23 88.5% 40 39 97.5% 63 2760 67 0 43.8
Opp Total 12 13 2 15.4% 22 20 90.9% 72 2930 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
14 Otto Graham*+ 32 QB 12 11 0 8 5 0 0
42 Tommy James* 30 RDH 12 0 5 21 0 11 0 0 0 2 37 1
22 Ken Konz 25 RS 12 0 5 15 0 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
15 Ken Gorgal 24 LS 12 0 4 25 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Warren Lahr* 30 LDH 12 0 5 119 0 42 0
26 Ray Renfro* 24 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
20 Ken Carpenter 27 KR/LH 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
80 Len Ford*+ 27 RDE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
46 Billy Reynolds 22 PR 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
40 Dub Jones 29 RH 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
34 Walt Michaels 24 12 0 1 34 1 34 0 0 1 1 0 0
78 John Sandusky 28 RT 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
50 Tom Catlin 22 LLB 12 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Horace Gillom 32 P 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
86 Dante Lavelli* 30 RE 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
54 Tommy Thompson+ 26 RLB 9 0 2 13 0 8 0
88 Pete Brewster 23 LE 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
70 Don Colo 28 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Lou Groza*+ 29 K/LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Jerry Helluin 24 6 0 0 0 1 42 1
30 Sherman Howard 29 12 0 1 3 0 3 0
36 Marion Motley 33 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
60 Bill Willis+ 32 MG 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 George Young 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.2 12 25 246 1 42 0 0 27 28 79 2
Opp Total 12 31 25 9 2

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*+ 29 K/LT 12 0 39 23 108
26 Ray Renfro* 24 12 0 4 4 1 9 54
14 Otto Graham*+ 32 QB 12 11 6 6 36
86 Dante Lavelli* 30 RE 12 0 6 6 36
20 Ken Carpenter 27 KR/LH 12 0 3 2 5 30
88 Pete Brewster 23 LE 12 12 4 4 24
32 Chick Jagade* 27 FB 12 0 4 4 24
46 Billy Reynolds 22 PR 12 0 3 3 18
79 Jerry Helluin 24 6 0 1 1 6
42 Tommy James* 30 RDH 12 0 1 1 6
34 Walt Michaels 24 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 12 20 16 2 1 1 40 39 23 348
Opp Total 12 11 10 1 20 2 2 162