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1955 Cleveland Browns

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9-2-1, 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
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 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

Week 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

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+ 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

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 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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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*+ 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

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+ 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

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*+ 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