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1955 Cleveland Browns

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9-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 12.0, Offense: 9.4, Defense: 2.6, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 349 points (29.1/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (18.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 131 points (10.9/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 9.0-3.0.

Coach: Paul Brown (9-2-1)

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 349 3970 804 4.9 29 18 15 224 130 234 1950 21 11 7.3 98 536 2020 20 3.8 111
Team Defense 218 2841 689 4.1 40 15 23 171 126 323 1652 15 25 4.9 83 351 1189 11 3.4 65
Lg Rank Offense 1 3 2 5 3 12 5 1 1 1 1 2 1 8
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 5 8 1 7 3 6 4 2 1 1 4 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-1 Washington Redskins 17 27 23 399 178 221 3 13 260 165 95 1
2 Sun October 2 boxscore W 1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 38 3 21 357 147 210 8 139 72 67 2
3 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 21 17 21 372 207 165 3 14 179 136 43
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-1 @ Washington Redskins 24 14 14 210 118 92 2 16 182 51 131 5
5 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-1 Green Bay Packers 41 10 21 454 250 204 9 161 22 139 3
6 Sun October 30 boxscore W 5-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 26 20 15 258 62 196 3 16 282 148 134 5
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 6-1 New York Giants 24 14 17 317 195 122 4 17 332 222 110 4
8 Sun November 13 boxscore L 6-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 33 12 272 131 141 7 18 331 183 148 3
9 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 41 14 18 267 68 199 2 16 238 173 65 5
10 Sun November 27 boxscore T 7-2-1 @ New York Giants 35 35 25 395 289 106 1 21 375 228 147 4
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 8-2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 30 7 19 343 70 273 1 8 123 97 26 5
12 Sun December 11 boxscore W 9-2-1 Chicago Cardinals 35 24 18 326 235 91 3 15 239 155 84 3
Playoffs
Championship Mon December 26 boxscore W 10-2-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 38 14 17 371 202 169 3 17 259 143 116 7

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+ 34 QB 12 12 9-2-1 98 185 53.0% 1721 15 8.1 8 4.3 61 9.3 9.0 17.6 143.4 94.0
16 George Ratterman 29 10 0 32 47 68.1% 504 6 12.8 3 6.4 35 10.7 10.4 15.8 50.4 116.5 0 0
26 Ray Renfro 26 LH 12 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 27.7 12 9-2-1 130 234 55.6% 2225 21 9.0 11 4.7 61 9.5 9.2 17.1 185.4 98.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 126 323 39.0% 1775 15 4.6 25 7.7 5.5 2.94 14.1 147.9 40.7 15 123 4.9 2.4 4.4

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
36 Ed Modzelewski 26 FB 12 0 185 619 6 25 3.3 51.6 15.4 13 113 8.7 2 28 1.1 9.4 732 8 3
32 Fred Morrison* 29 RH 12 0 156 824 3 56 5.3 68.7 13.0 9 185 20.6 0 49 0.8 15.4 1009 3 5
14 Otto Graham+ 34 QB 12 12 68 121 6 36 1.8 10.1 5.7 121 6 7
30 Maurice Bassett 24 12 0 38 174 3 30 4.6 14.5 3.2 9 83 9.2 0 25 0.8 6.9 257 3 3
43 Bob Smith 22 KR 10 0 37 142 1 31 3.8 14.2 3.7 2 12 6.0 0 10 0.2 1.2 154 1 1
26 Ray Renfro 26 LH 12 0 29 90 0 14 3.1 7.5 2.4 29 603 20.8 8 61 2.4 50.3 693 8 1
40 Dub Jones 31 12 0 10 44 0 13 4.4 3.7 0.8 3 115 38.3 1 46 0.3 9.6 159 1 1
16 George Ratterman 29 10 0 6 8 1 10 1.3 0.8 0.6 8 1 2
44 Johnny Petitbon 24 RS 12 0 3 10 0 7 3.3 0.8 0.3 10 0 0
46 Henry Ford 24 2 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.5 1.0 1 0 1
84 Horace Gillom 34 P 12 0 1 -15 0 -15 -15.0 -1.3 0.1 -15 0 0
42 Tommy James 32 8 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 2 0 0
88 Pete Brewster* 25 LE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 622 18.3 6 41 2.8 51.8 622 6 1
86 Dante Lavelli 32 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 492 15.9 4 49 2.6 41.0 492 4 0
Team Total 27.7 12 536 2020 20 56 3.8 168.3 44.7 130 2225 17.1 21 61 10.8 185.4 4245 41 27
Opp Total 12 351 1189 11 3.4 99.1 29.3 126 1652 13.1 15 10.5 137.7 2841 26 21

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
20 Don Paul 29 PR/RDH 11 0 19 148 1 60 7.8 5 109 0 26 21.8 257
22 Ken Konz* 27 LS 12 0 17 138 0 42 8.1 3 66 0 23 22.0 204
43 Bob Smith 22 KR 10 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 13 320 0 47 24.6 479
46 Bob White 26 8 0 2 28 0 28 14.0 10 258 0 42 25.8 286
30 Maurice Bassett 24 12 0 7 151 0 31 21.6 408
46 Henry Ford 24 2 0 4 15 0 7 3.8 16
34 Walt Michaels* 26 RLB 12 0 3 45 0 27 15.0 45
26 Ray Renfro 26 LH 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 696
Team Total 27.7 12 44 337 1 60 7.7 41 949 0 47 23.1 5531
Opp Total 12 37 1587 1 42.9 50 1220 1 24.4

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
76 Lou Groza*+ 31 K/LT 12 0 22 11 50.0%% 45 44 97.8%%
84 Horace Gillom 34 P 12 0 58 2389 56 3 41.2
Team Total 27.7 12 22 11 50.0%% 45 44 97.8%% 58 2389 56 3 41.2
Opp Total 12 15 7 46.7%% 29 23 79.3%% 70 2725 38.9

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
14 Otto Graham+ 34 QB 12 12 0 7 3 0 0
22 Ken Konz* 27 LS 12 0 5 32 1 15 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 Warren Lahr 32 LDH 12 0 5 52 0 24 0 0 1 1 0 0
20 Don Paul 29 PR/RDH 11 0 4 49 0 19 0 0 0 3 17 0
32 Fred Morrison* 29 RH 12 0 0 5 0 0 0
65 Chuck Noll 23 LLB 12 0 5 74 1 24 0 1
30 Maurice Bassett 24 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
46 Henry Ford 24 2 0 0 1 2 0 0
36 Ed Modzelewski 26 FB 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
44 Johnny Petitbon 24 RS 12 0 2 11 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Bob Smith 22 KR 10 0 0 1 2 0 0
70 Don Colo* 30 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 20 0
79 Bob Gain 26 MG 11 0 0 0 2 2 0
42 Tommy James 32 8 0 2 20 0 16 0
16 George Ratterman 29 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
60 Harold Bradley 26 RG 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Pete Brewster* 25 LE 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
80 Len Ford 29 DE 12 0 0 0 1 54 0
52 Frank Gatski+ 36 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Dub Jones 31 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Carlton Massey* 25 LDE 12 0 1 24 0 24 0
74 Mike McCormack 25 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Walt Michaels* 26 RLB 12 0 1 25 1 25 0
26 Ray Renfro 26 LH 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
46 Bob White 26 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.7 12 25 287 3 25 0 0 27 23 93 0 1
Opp Total 12 34 21 6

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*+ 31 K/LT 12 0 44 11 77
36 Ed Modzelewski 26 FB 12 0 6 2 8 48
26 Ray Renfro 26 LH 12 0 8 8 48
88 Pete Brewster* 25 LE 12 12 6 6 36
14 Otto Graham+ 34 QB 12 12 6 6 36
86 Dante Lavelli 32 RE 12 0 4 4 24
30 Maurice Bassett 24 12 0 3 3 18
32 Fred Morrison* 29 RH 12 0 3 3 18
65 Chuck Noll 23 LLB 12 0 1 1 1 8
40 Dub Jones 31 12 0 1 1 6
22 Ken Konz* 27 LS 12 0 1 1 6
34 Walt Michaels* 26 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
20 Don Paul 29 PR/RDH 11 0 1 1 6
16 George Ratterman 29 10 0 1 1 6
43 Bob Smith 22 KR 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.7 12 20 21 1 3 45 44 11 1 349
Opp Total 12 11 15 1 1 2 1 23 7 218

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 WAS L, 17-27 3 21 pass Pete Brewster 21 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
2 1955-09-25 WAS L, 17-27 3 8 pass Ray Renfro 8 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
3 1955-10-02 @ SFO W, 38-3 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1955-10-02 @ SFO W, 38-3 2 1 rush Ed Modzelewski 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1955-10-02 @ SFO W, 38-3 2 1 rush Fred Morrison 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
6 1955-10-02 @ SFO W, 38-3 3 1 rush Ed Modzelewski 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1955-10-02 @ SFO W, 38-3 4 5 rush Maurice Bassett 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1955-10-09 PHI W, 21-17 2 3 rush Otto Graham 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
9 1955-10-09 PHI W, 21-17 2 28 pass Ed Modzelewski 28 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
10 1955-10-09 PHI W, 21-17 4 5 pass Dante Lavelli 5 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
11 1955-10-16 @ WAS W, 24-14 1 6 rush Ed Modzelewski 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1955-10-16 @ WAS W, 24-14 3 5 pass Ed Modzelewski 5 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
13 1955-10-16 @ WAS W, 24-14 3 25 interception Walt Michaels 25 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
14 1955-10-23 GNB W, 41-10 2 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1955-10-23 GNB W, 41-10 2 4 rush Fred Morrison 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1955-10-23 GNB W, 41-10 3 30 rush Maurice Bassett 30 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1955-10-23 GNB W, 41-10 4 25 pass Dub Jones 25 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
18 1955-10-23 GNB W, 41-10 4 22 pass Pete Brewster 22 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
19 1955-10-30 @ CRD W, 26-20 1 5 rush Ed Modzelewski 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1955-10-30 @ CRD W, 26-20 2 60 punt Don Paul 60 yard punt return (Lou Groza kick)
21 1955-10-30 @ CRD W, 26-20 2 4 pass Ray Renfro 4 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
22 1955-11-06 NYG W, 24-14 3 30 pass Ray Renfro 30 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
23 1955-11-06 NYG W, 24-14 4 14 pass Pete Brewster 14 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
24 1955-11-06 NYG W, 24-14 4 4 rush George Ratterman 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1955-11-13 @ PHI L, 17-33 1 61 pass Ray Renfro 61 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
26 1955-11-13 @ PHI L, 17-33 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
27 1955-11-20 PIT W, 41-14 1 15 interception Ken Konz 15 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
28 1955-11-20 PIT W, 41-14 2 6 pass Dante Lavelli 6 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
29 1955-11-20 PIT W, 41-14 2 42 pass Dante Lavelli 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
30 1955-11-20 PIT W, 41-14 3 3 rush Ed Modzelewski 3 yard rush
31 1955-11-20 PIT W, 41-14 3 4 rush Otto Graham 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1955-11-20 PIT W, 41-14 4 5 rush Maurice Bassett 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 2 16 pass Pete Brewster 16 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
34 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 3 42 pass Ray Renfro 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
35 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 3 41 pass Pete Brewster 41 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
36 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 4 2 rush Ed Modzelewski 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
37 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 4 14 interception Chuck Noll 14 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
38 1955-12-04 @ PIT W, 30-7 1 4 rush Otto Graham 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
39 1955-12-04 @ PIT W, 30-7 2 46 pass Ray Renfro 46 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
40 1955-12-04 @ PIT W, 30-7 3 17 pass Pete Brewster 17 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
41 1955-12-11 CRD W, 35-24 1 19 pass Ray Renfro 19 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
42 1955-12-11 CRD W, 35-24 1 35 pass Dante Lavelli 35 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
43 1955-12-11 CRD W, 35-24 4 10 rush Fred Morrison 10 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
44 1955-12-11 CRD W, 35-24 4 41 pass Ray Renfro 41 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
45 1955-12-11 CRD W, 35-24 4 31 rush Bob Smith 31 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 WAS W, 27-17 1 4 rush Vic Janowicz 4 yard rush
2 1955-09-25 WAS W, 27-17 2 24 pass John Carson 24 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Vic Janowicz kick)
3 1955-09-25 WAS W, 27-17 3 17 pass John Carson 17 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Vic Janowicz kick)
4 1955-09-25 WAS W, 27-17 4 13 rush Eddie LeBaron 13 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
5 1955-10-09 PHI L, 17-21 1 3 rush Hal Giancanelli 3 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
6 1955-10-09 PHI L, 17-21 4 4 pass Pete Pihos 4 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
7 1955-10-16 @ WAS L, 14-24 1 15 rush Dale Atkeson 15 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
8 1955-10-16 @ WAS L, 14-24 4 5 pass Norb Hecker 5 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Vic Janowicz kick)
9 1955-10-23 GNB L, 10-41 2 100 kickoff Al Carmichael 100 yard kickoff return (Fred Cone kick)
10 1955-10-30 @ CRD L, 20-26 3 1 rush Lamar McHan 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
11 1955-10-30 @ CRD L, 20-26 4 18 pass Don Stonesifer 18 yard pass from Dave Mann (Pat Summerall kick)
12 1955-11-06 NYG L, 14-24 2 6 pass Frank Gifford 6 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1955-11-06 NYG L, 14-24 2 71 pass Kyle Rote 71 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1955-11-13 @ PHI W, 33-17 2 2 pass Bill Stribling 2 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
15 1955-11-13 @ PHI W, 33-17 3 21 pass Bill Stribling 21 yard pass from Adrian Burk
16 1955-11-13 @ PHI W, 33-17 4 1 rush Adrian Burk 1 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
17 1955-11-13 @ PHI W, 33-17 4 40 interception Bibbles Bawel 40 yard interception return (Dick Bielski kick)
18 1955-11-20 PIT L, 14-41 1 16 pass Elbie Nickel 16 yard pass from Jim Finks (Tad Weed kick)
19 1955-11-20 PIT L, 14-41 2 30 pass Elbie Nickel 30 yard pass from Ted Marchibroda (Tad Weed kick)
20 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 1 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 2 14 rush Bobby Epps 14 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 3 fumble Bob Schnelker yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 4 16 pass Kyle Rote 16 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1955-11-27 @ NYG T, 35-35 4 23 pass Frank Gifford 23 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1955-12-04 @ PIT L, 7-30 4 fumble Joe O'Malley yard fumble return (Tad Weed kick)
26 1955-12-11 CRD L, 24-35 1 30 rush Dave Mann 30 yard rush
27 1955-12-11 CRD L, 24-35 2 67 pass Max Boydston 67 yard pass from Lamar McHan
28 1955-12-11 CRD L, 24-35 3 78 punt Ollie Matson 78 yard punt return
29 1955-12-11 CRD L, 24-35 3 6 pass Don Stonesifer 6 yard pass from Lamar McHan