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1954 Cleveland Browns

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.4, Offense: 3.6, Defense: 6.8, SoS: -4.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 336 points (28.0/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 162 points (13.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 174 points (14.5/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.2-1.8.

Coach: Paul Brown (9-3-0)

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


Team Info

President/Majority Owner David Jones
Partial Owner Ellis Ryan
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 336 4124 799 5.2 39 17 13 238 174 295 2331 14 22 7.2 112 476 1793 23 3.8 113
Team Defense 162 2658 694 3.8 42 19 18 147 126 300 1608 15 23 5.0 73 372 1050 4 2.8 56
Lg Rank Offense 2 5 6 7 3 11 5 8 4 2 1 3 3 8
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 6 4 1 2 1 6 7 2 4 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 28 9 142 95 47 4 24 397 215 182 3
2 Sun October 10 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Cardinals 31 7 21 431 333 98 2 13 261 183 78 3
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 1-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 27 55 23 436 269 167 8 22 441 257 184 1
5 Sun October 24 boxscore W 2-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 35 3 23 327 235 92 2 8 160 100 60 4
5 Sun October 31 boxscore W 3-2 New York Giants 24 14 20 313 146 167 4 10 251 135 116 4
6 Sun November 7 boxscore W 4-2 Washington Redskins 62 3 33 515 289 226 2 4 64 31 33 4
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 5-2 @ Chicago Bears 39 10 21 316 94 222 1 10 206 169 37 6
8 Sun November 21 boxscore W 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles 6 0 14 296 185 111 3 10 110 53 57 4
10 Sun November 28 boxscore W 7-2 @ New York Giants 16 7 19 326 210 116 5 8 68 64 4 1
11 Sun December 5 boxscore W 8-2 @ Washington Redskins 34 14 24 445 285 160 4 13 256 143 113 4
11 Sun December 12 boxscore W 9-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 42 7 25 464 186 278 3 10 171 75 96 6
12 Sun December 19 boxscore L 9-3 Detroit Lions 10 14 6 113 4 109 1 15 273 183 90 2
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 26 boxscore W 10-3 Detroit Lions 56 10 17 303 163 140 4 16 331 179 152 9

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
14 Otto Graham*+ 33 QB 12 12 9-3-0 142 240 59.2% 2092 11 4.6 17 7.1 64 8.7 6.4 14.7 174.3 73.5
16 George Ratterman 28 6 0 32 53 60.4% 465 3 5.7 3 5.7 48 8.8 7.4 14.5 77.5 84.2
24 Warren Lahr 31 LDH 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
26 Ray Renfro 25 LH 7 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 27.1 12 9-3-0 174 295 59.0% 2557 14 4.7 22 7.5 64 8.7 6.3 14.7 213.1 72.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 126 300 42.0% 1784 15 5.0 23 7.7 5.9 3.50 14.2 148.7 46.6 22 176 5.0 2.7 6.8

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
38 Maurice Bassett 23 FB 12 0 144 588 6 22 4.1 49.0 12.0 20 205 10.3 0 33 1.7 17.1 793 6 4
46 Billy Reynolds 23 KR/RH 12 0 64 180 2 33 2.8 15.0 5.3 10 76 7.6 0 22 0.8 6.3 256 2 4
14 Otto Graham*+ 33 QB 12 12 63 114 8 14 1.8 9.5 5.3 114 8 3
44 Chet Hanulak 21 PR 12 0 59 296 4 24 5.0 24.7 4.9 6 80 13.3 0 22 0.5 6.7 376 4 3
32 Fred Morrison 28 12 0 54 234 2 26 4.3 19.5 4.5 12 81 6.8 0 16 1.0 6.8 315 2 6
40 Dub Jones 30 12 0 51 231 0 24 4.5 19.3 4.3 19 347 18.3 2 48 1.6 28.9 578 2 1
26 Ray Renfro 25 LH 7 0 29 151 0 35 5.2 21.6 4.1 13 228 17.5 1 64 1.9 32.6 379 1 0
16 George Ratterman 28 6 0 8 -13 1 2 -1.6 -2.2 1.3 -13 1 1
24 Warren Lahr 31 LDH 12 0 3 18 0 14 6.0 1.5 0.3 18 0 0
42 Tommy James 31 RDH 12 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 -6 0 0
86 Dante Lavelli* 31 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 802 17.1 7 64 3.9 66.8 802 7 0
88 Pete Brewster 24 LE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 676 16.1 4 57 3.5 56.3 676 4 3
84 Horace Gillom 33 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 62 12.4 0 24 0.4 5.2 62 0 0
Team Total 27.1 12 476 1793 23 35 3.8 149.4 39.7 174 2557 14.7 14 64 14.5 213.1 4350 37 25
Opp Total 12 372 1050 4 2.8 87.5 31.0 126 1608 12.8 15 10.5 134.0 2658 19 26

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
46 Billy Reynolds 23 KR/RH 12 0 25 138 0 39 5.5 14 413 0 51 29.5 807
44 Chet Hanulak 21 PR 12 0 27 92 0 43 3.4 9 213 0 30 23.7 681
22 Ken Konz 26 12 0 7 37 0 13 5.3 2 53 0 28 26.5 90
15 Ken Gorgal 25 LS 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
20 Don Paul 28 RS 12 0 1 57 0 57 57.0 1 31 0 31 31.0 88
38 Maurice Bassett 23 FB 12 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 813
82 Carlton Massey 24 LDE 11 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
32 Fred Morrison 28 12 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 323
26 Ray Renfro 25 LH 7 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 403
Team Total 27.1 12 61 324 0 57 5.3 31 783 0 51 25.3 5457
Opp Total 12 38 1556 1 40.9 51 1060 0 20.8

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
76 Lou Groza*+ 30 K/LT 12 0 24 16 66.7%% 38 37 97.4%%
84 Horace Gillom 33 P 12 0 52 2230 80 0 42.9
22 Ken Konz 26 12 0 3 3 100.0%%
Team Total 27.1 12 24 16 66.7%% 41 40 97.6%% 52 2230 80 0 42.9
Opp Total 12 9 3 33.3%% 22 21 95.5%% 84 3365 40.1

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
22 Ken Konz 26 12 0 7 133 2 54 0
32 Fred Morrison 28 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
42 Tommy James 31 RDH 12 0 4 57 0 36 0 0 0 2 7 0
80 Len Ford*+ 28 RDE 12 0 0 0 5 0 0 1
14 Otto Graham*+ 33 QB 12 12 0 3 2 11 0
24 Warren Lahr 31 LDH 12 0 5 44 1 27 0
38 Maurice Bassett 23 FB 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
88 Pete Brewster 24 LE 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
50 Tom Catlin 23 LLB 11 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0
46 Billy Reynolds 23 KR/RH 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
44 Chet Hanulak 21 PR 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
74 Mike McCormack 24 MG 12 0 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 6 0
20 Don Paul 28 RS 12 0 3 42 0 23 0
70 Don Colo* 29 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
72 John Kissell 31 LDT 12 0 0 0 2 4 0
82 Carlton Massey 24 LDE 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Walt Michaels 25 RLB 12 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Chuck Noll 22 RG 12 0 0 0 2 10 0
15 Ken Gorgal 25 LS 11 0 1 53 1 53 0
40 Dub Jones 30 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
79 Don King 25 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Dante Lavelli* 31 RE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 George Ratterman 28 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 John Sandusky 29 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.1 12 23 369 4 54 0 0 25 28 38 0 1
Opp Total 12 28 26 7

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
76 Lou Groza*+ 30 K/LT 12 0 37 16 85
14 Otto Graham*+ 33 QB 12 12 8 8 48
86 Dante Lavelli* 31 RE 12 0 7 7 42
38 Maurice Bassett 23 FB 12 0 6 6 36
88 Pete Brewster 24 LE 12 12 4 4 24
44 Chet Hanulak 21 PR 12 0 4 4 24
22 Ken Konz 26 12 0 2 2 3 15
40 Dub Jones 30 12 0 2 2 12
32 Fred Morrison 28 12 0 2 2 12
46 Billy Reynolds 23 KR/RH 12 0 2 2 12
15 Ken Gorgal 25 LS 11 0 1 1 6
24 Warren Lahr 31 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
16 George Ratterman 28 6 0 1 1 6
26 Ray Renfro 25 LH 7 0 1 1 6
80 Len Ford*+ 28 RDE 12 0 1 2
Team Total 27.1 12 23 14 4 41 40 16 1 336
Opp Total 12 4 15 1 2 21 3 162

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 @ PHI L, 10-28 3 16 pass Dante Lavelli 16 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
2 1954-10-10 CRD W, 31-7 1 23 pass Pete Brewster 23 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
3 1954-10-10 CRD W, 31-7 1 10 pass Pete Brewster 10 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
4 1954-10-10 CRD W, 31-7 2 64 pass Ray Renfro 64 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
5 1954-10-10 CRD W, 31-7 2 14 rush Maurice Bassett 14 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
6 1954-10-17 @ PIT L, 27-55 1 5 rush Billy Reynolds 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1954-10-17 @ PIT L, 27-55 1 37 pass Dub Jones 37 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
8 1954-10-17 @ PIT L, 27-55 2 29 pass Dante Lavelli 29 yard pass from Otto Graham
9 1954-10-17 @ PIT L, 27-55 4 24 pass Dante Lavelli 24 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
10 1954-10-24 @ CRD W, 35-3 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1954-10-24 @ CRD W, 35-3 2 8 rush Maurice Bassett 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1954-10-24 @ CRD W, 35-3 2 26 pass Dante Lavelli 26 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
13 1954-10-24 @ CRD W, 35-3 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1954-10-24 @ CRD W, 35-3 3 7 rush Maurice Bassett 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1954-10-31 NYG W, 24-14 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1954-10-31 NYG W, 24-14 2 16 pass Dante Lavelli 16 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
17 1954-10-31 NYG W, 24-14 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 1 5 rush Otto Graham 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 2 9 rush Maurice Bassett 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 2 48 pass Dub Jones 48 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
21 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 3 16 pass Pete Brewster 16 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
22 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 3 28 pass Dante Lavelli 28 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
23 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 3 1 rush Fred Morrison 1 yard rush (Ken Konz kick)
24 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 4 9 pass Pete Brewster 9 yard pass from Otto Graham (Ken Konz kick)
25 1954-11-07 WAS W, 62-3 4 53 interception Ken Gorgal 53 yard interception return (Ken Konz kick)
26 1954-11-14 @ CHI W, 39-10 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
27 1954-11-14 @ CHI W, 39-10 3 27 interception Warren Lahr 27 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
28 1954-11-14 @ CHI W, 39-10 4 8 pass Dante Lavelli 8 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
29 1954-11-14 @ CHI W, 39-10 4 7 rush Chet Hanulak 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1954-11-28 @ NYG W, 16-7 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1954-12-05 @ WAS W, 34-14 1 5 rush Maurice Bassett 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1954-12-05 @ WAS W, 34-14 2 25 interception Ken Konz 25 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
33 1954-12-05 @ WAS W, 34-14 3 1 rush Maurice Bassett 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
34 1954-12-05 @ WAS W, 34-14 4 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
35 1954-12-12 PIT W, 42-7 1 13 rush Chet Hanulak 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
36 1954-12-12 PIT W, 42-7 2 54 interception Ken Konz 54 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
37 1954-12-12 PIT W, 42-7 2 3 rush Chet Hanulak 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
38 1954-12-12 PIT W, 42-7 2 8 rush Chet Hanulak 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
39 1954-12-12 PIT W, 42-7 4 2 rush Fred Morrison 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
40 1954-12-12 PIT W, 42-7 4 3 rush Billy Reynolds 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
41 1954-12-19 DET L, 10-14 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 @ PHI W, 28-10 2 10 pass Bobby Walston 10 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1954-09-26 @ PHI W, 28-10 2 18 pass Jerry Williams 18 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1954-09-26 @ PHI W, 28-10 3 16 pass Hal Giancanelli 16 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1954-09-26 @ PHI W, 28-10 4 9 pass Pete Pihos 9 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
5 1954-10-10 CRD L, 7-31 4 8 rush Les Goble 8 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
6 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 1 7 pass Ray Mathews 7 yard pass from Jim Finks (Paul Held kick)
7 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 2 14 pass Fran Rogel 14 yard pass from Jim Finks
8 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 2 41 interception Jack Butler 41 yard interception return (Paul Held kick)
9 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 2 12 rush Johnny Lattner 12 yard rush (Paul Held kick)
10 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 2 78 pass Ray Mathews 78 yard pass from Jim Finks (Paul Held kick)
11 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 3 8 pass Ray Mathews 8 yard pass from Jim Finks (Paul Held kick)
12 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 3 3 rush Ray Mathews 3 yard rush (Paul Held kick)
13 1954-10-17 @ PIT W, 55-27 4 81 interception Russ Craft 81 yard interception return (Paul Held kick)
14 1954-10-31 NYG L, 14-24 2 1 rush Charlie Conerly 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
15 1954-10-31 NYG L, 14-24 4 83 pass Eddie Price 83 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
16 1954-11-14 @ CHI L, 10-39 4 65 pass Harlon Hill 65 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Pete Perini kick)
17 1954-11-28 @ NYG L, 7-16 3 48 punt Herb Johnson 48 yard punt return (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1954-12-05 @ WAS L, 14-34 1 18 pass Hugh Taylor 18 yard pass from Al Dorow (Ralph Felton kick)
19 1954-12-05 @ WAS L, 14-34 4 80 pass Charlie Justice 80 yard pass from Al Dorow (Ralph Felton kick)
20 1954-12-12 PIT L, 7-42 3 47 pass Ray Mathews 47 yard pass from Jim Finks (Nick Bolkovac kick)
21 1954-12-19 DET W, 14-10 3 26 pass Dorne Dibble 26 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
22 1954-12-19 DET W, 14-10 4 11 pass Jug Girard 11 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)