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1957 Cleveland Browns

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9-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.8, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 269 points (22.4/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 172 points (14.3/g), 1st.
 Differential of 97 points (8.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.9-3.1.

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
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 269 3670 716 5.1 24 10 11 180 108 195 1712 12 14 8.0 76 501 1958 19 3.9 93
Team Defense 172 2802 664 4.2 31 12 19 164 105 242 1300 8 19 4.9 66 396 1502 11 3.8 79
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 1 1 8 12 10 6 3 1 1 2 1 6
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 8 9 2 4 1 1 4 2 3 4 4 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 6 3 10 162 40 122 12 194 39 155 2
2 Sat October 5 boxscore W 2-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23 12 12 240 134 106 1 14 236 173 63 4
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles 24 7 11 244 79 165 1 10 107 44 63 3
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 17 14 285 182 103 6 13 270 84 186 1
5 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 17 7 13 204 42 162 1 7 157 54 103 2
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-1 Washington Redskins 21 17 21 353 122 231 1 12 164 58 106 1
7 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 0 11 291 168 123 4 18 276 186 90 4
8 Sun November 17 boxscore T 6-1-1 @ Washington Redskins 30 30 17 425 343 82 1 14 330 177 153 1
9 Sun November 24 boxscore W 7-1-1 Los Angeles Rams 45 31 21 378 48 330 3 16 286 112 174 5
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 8-1-1 Chicago Cardinals 31 0 15 334 167 167 2 10 166 16 150 4
11 Sun December 8 boxscore L 8-2-1 @ Detroit Lions 7 20 14 266 197 69 2 15 226 75 151 1
12 Sun December 15 boxscore W 9-2-1 @ New York Giants 34 28 21 488 190 298 2 23 390 282 108 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 29 boxscore L 9-3-1 @ Detroit Lions 14 59 17 313 95 218 6 22 438 296 142 1

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
15 Tommy O'Connell* 27 QB 11 9 7-1-1 63 110 57.3% 1229 9 8.2 8 7.3 65 11.2 9.5 19.5 111.7 93.3
16 Milt Plum 22 qb 9 3 2-1-0 41 76 53.9% 590 2 2.6 5 6.6 58 7.8 5.3 14.4 65.6 60.7
10 John Borton 25 5 0 3 6 50.0% 22 0 0.0 1 16.7 8 3.7 -3.8 7.3 4.4 19.4 0 0
44 Chet Hanulak 24 RH 12 0 1 2 50.0% 32 1 50.0 0 0.0 32 16.0 26.0 32.0 2.7 135.4
48 Milt Campbell 24 KR 9 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.2 12 9-2-1 108 195 55.4% 1873 12 6.2 14 7.2 65 9.6 7.6 17.3 156.1 78.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 105 242 43.4% 1511 8 3.3 19 7.9 6.2 3.37 14.4 125.9 42.6 26 211 4.9 2.3 9.7

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
32 Jim Brown*+ 21 FB 12 12 202 942 9 69 4.7 78.5 16.8 16 55 3.4 1 12 1.3 4.6 997 10 7
44 Chet Hanulak 24 RH 12 0 125 375 3 64 3.0 31.3 10.4 3 38 12.7 0 19 0.3 3.2 413 3 1
30 Lew Carpenter 25 10 0 83 315 4 55 3.8 31.5 8.3 5 65 13.0 0 21 0.5 6.5 380 4 3
46 Billy Reynolds 26 PR 12 0 29 57 1 8 2.0 4.8 2.4 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.0 69 1 2
16 Milt Plum 22 qb 9 3 26 118 0 30 4.5 13.1 2.9 118 0 1
15 Tommy O'Connell* 27 QB 11 9 14 -5 1 7 -0.4 -0.5 1.3 -5 1 0
36 Ed Modzelewski 28 12 0 10 21 0 5 2.1 1.8 0.8 21 0 0
48 Milt Campbell 24 KR 9 0 7 23 0 14 3.3 2.6 0.8 1 25 25.0 1 25 0.1 2.8 48 1 0
40 Preston Carpenter 23 RE 12 0 3 86 1 39 28.7 7.2 0.3 27 398 14.7 2 33 2.3 33.2 484 3 2
26 Ray Renfro* 28 LH 12 0 2 22 0 16 11.0 1.8 0.2 21 589 28.0 6 65 1.8 49.1 611 6 0
88 Pete Brewster 27 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 614 20.5 2 56 2.5 51.2 614 2 0
82 Frank Clarke 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 77 19.3 0 43 0.3 6.4 77 0 2
Team Total 26.2 12 501 1958 19 69 3.9 163.2 41.8 108 1873 17.3 12 65 9.0 156.1 3831 31 19
Opp Total 12 396 1502 11 3.8 125.2 33.0 105 1300 12.4 8 8.8 108.3 2802 19 20

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 26 PR 12 0 24 114 0 23 4.8 7 152 0 29 21.7 335
48 Milt Campbell 24 KR 9 0 11 263 0 36 23.9 311
44 Chet Hanulak 24 RH 12 0 11 29 0 11 2.6 442
20 Don Paul* 31 RDH 12 0 9 75 0 32 8.3 75
32 Jim Brown*+ 21 FB 12 12 6 136 0 29 22.7 1133
36 Ed Modzelewski 28 12 0 5 74 0 18 14.8 95
22 Ken Konz 29 LS/P 12 0 3 13 0 7 4.3 13
82 Frank Clarke 23 12 0 2 22 0 13 11.0 99
30 Lew Carpenter 25 10 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 404
18 Bobby Freeman 25 9 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
63 Fred Robinson 27 RG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 48 231 0 32 4.8 33 686 0 36 20.8 4748
Opp Total 12 47 1373 1 29.2 42 917 0 21.8

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
22 Ken Konz 29 LS/P 12 0 61 2396 63 1 39.3
76 Lou Groza* 33 K/LT 12 0 22 15 68.2%% 32 32 100.0%%
Team Total 26.2 12 22 15 68.2%% 32 32 100.0%% 61 2396 63 1 39.3
Opp Total 12 14 7 50.0%% 22 19 86.4%% 72 3017 41.9

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
32 Jim Brown*+ 21 FB 12 12 0 7 1 0 0
22 Ken Konz 29 LS/P 12 0 4 20 0 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
20 Don Paul* 31 RDH 12 0 4 28 0 12 0 0 0 1 89 1
79 Bob Gain* 28 LDT 12 0 0 0 4 0 0
30 Lew Carpenter 25 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
40 Preston Carpenter 23 RE 12 0 0 2 1 13 0
18 Bobby Freeman 25 9 0 3 46 0 25 0
24 Warren Lahr 34 LDH 11 0 2 12 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Billy Reynolds 26 PR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
82 Frank Clarke 23 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
70 Don Colo 32 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
50 Vince Costello 25 MLB 12 0 2 19 0 12 0
74 Mike McCormack* 27 RT 12 0 0 0 2 5 0
34 Walt Michaels* 28 RLB 12 0 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Junior Wren 28 RS 12 0 2 73 0 43 0
88 Pete Brewster 27 LE 12 0 0 0 1 1 0
35 Galen Fiss 26 LLB 12 0 1 15 0 15 0
80 Len Ford 31 RDE 11 0 0 0 1 4 0
62 Herschel Forester 26 LG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Chet Hanulak 24 RH 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 Art Hunter 24 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Milt Plum 22 qb 9 3 0 1 0 0 0
63 Fred Robinson 27 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Paul Wiggin 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 19 223 0 43 0 0 19 21 112 1
Opp Total 12 20 20 8

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* 33 K/LT 12 0 32 15 77
32 Jim Brown*+ 21 FB 12 12 9 1 10 60
26 Ray Renfro* 28 LH 12 0 6 6 36
30 Lew Carpenter 25 10 0 4 4 24
40 Preston Carpenter 23 RE 12 0 1 2 3 18
44 Chet Hanulak 24 RH 12 0 3 3 18
88 Pete Brewster 27 LE 12 0 2 2 12
48 Milt Campbell 24 KR 9 0 1 1 6
15 Tommy O'Connell* 27 QB 11 9 1 1 6
20 Don Paul* 31 RDH 12 0 1 1 6
46 Billy Reynolds 26 PR 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 19 12 1 32 32 15 269
Opp Total 12 11 8 1 1 1 19 7 172

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-10-05 @ PIT W, 23-12 2 32 pass Ray Renfro 32 yard pass from Chet Hanulak (Lou Groza kick)
2 1957-10-05 @ PIT W, 23-12 4 25 pass Milt Campbell 25 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
3 1957-10-13 PHI W, 24-7 1 5 pass Jim Brown 5 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
4 1957-10-13 PHI W, 24-7 1 64 rush Chet Hanulak 64 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1957-10-13 PHI W, 24-7 3 5 rush Billy Reynolds 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
6 1957-10-20 @ PHI L, 7-17 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1957-10-27 @ CRD W, 17-7 3 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1957-10-27 @ CRD W, 17-7 4 14 pass Preston Carpenter 14 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
9 1957-11-03 WAS W, 21-17 1 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1957-11-03 WAS W, 21-17 3 9 rush Jim Brown 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1957-11-03 WAS W, 21-17 3 1 rush Tommy O'Connell 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1957-11-10 PIT W, 24-0 2 49 pass Ray Renfro 49 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
13 1957-11-10 PIT W, 24-0 3 13 pass Preston Carpenter 13 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
14 1957-11-10 PIT W, 24-0 4 89 fumble Don Paul 89 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
15 1957-11-17 @ WAS T, 30-30 2 3 rush Chet Hanulak 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1957-11-17 @ WAS T, 30-30 4 10 pass Pete Brewster 10 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
17 1957-11-17 @ WAS T, 30-30 4 23 pass Pete Brewster 23 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
18 1957-11-24 RAM W, 45-31 1 23 rush Lew Carpenter 23 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1957-11-24 RAM W, 45-31 2 69 rush Jim Brown 69 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1957-11-24 RAM W, 45-31 3 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1957-11-24 RAM W, 45-31 3 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
22 1957-11-24 RAM W, 45-31 4 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1957-11-24 RAM W, 45-31 4 1 rush Lew Carpenter 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1957-12-01 CRD W, 31-0 1 10 rush Lew Carpenter 10 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1957-12-01 CRD W, 31-0 2 65 pass Ray Renfro 65 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
26 1957-12-01 CRD W, 31-0 2 23 pass Ray Renfro 23 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
27 1957-12-01 CRD W, 31-0 4 5 rush Chet Hanulak 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1957-12-08 @ DET L, 7-20 3 58 pass Ray Renfro 58 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
29 1957-12-15 @ NYG W, 34-28 1 38 pass Ray Renfro 38 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
30 1957-12-15 @ NYG W, 34-28 2 20 rush Jim Brown 20 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1957-12-15 @ NYG W, 34-28 3 35 rush Preston Carpenter 35 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1957-12-15 @ NYG W, 34-28 4 2 rush Lew Carpenter 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-10-05 @ PIT L, 12-23 2 21 pass Jug Girard 21 yard pass from Earl Morrall
2 1957-10-05 @ PIT L, 12-23 3 32 pass Jug Girard 32 yard pass from Earl Morrall
3 1957-10-13 PHI L, 7-24 4 65 interception Jimmy Harris 65 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1957-10-20 @ PHI W, 17-7 2 46 pass Rocky Ryan 46 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
5 1957-10-20 @ PHI W, 17-7 4 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
6 1957-10-27 @ CRD L, 7-17 1 19 rush Ollie Matson 19 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
7 1957-11-03 WAS L, 17-21 1 8 rush Ed Sutton 8 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
8 1957-11-03 WAS L, 17-21 4 56 punt Bert Zagers 56 yard punt return (Sam Baker kick)
9 1957-11-17 @ WAS T, 30-30 1 4 rush Leo Elter 4 yard rush
10 1957-11-17 @ WAS T, 30-30 3 18 rush Leo Elter 18 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
11 1957-11-17 @ WAS T, 30-30 3 2 rush Don Bosseler 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
12 1957-11-17 @ WAS T, 30-30 4 34 pass Steve Meilinger 34 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
13 1957-11-24 RAM L, 31-45 2 14 pass Elroy Hirsch 14 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
14 1957-11-24 RAM L, 31-45 2 1 rush Tommy Wilson 1 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
15 1957-11-24 RAM L, 31-45 2 20 pass Elroy Hirsch 20 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
16 1957-11-24 RAM L, 31-45 3 29 fumble Art Hauser 29 yard fumble return (Paige Cothren kick)
17 1957-12-08 @ DET W, 20-7 3 10 pass Dave Middleton 10 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
18 1957-12-08 @ DET W, 20-7 4 4 rush John Henry Johnson 4 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
19 1957-12-15 @ NYG L, 28-34 1 9 rush Frank Gifford 9 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1957-12-15 @ NYG L, 28-34 1 21 pass Frank Gifford 21 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1957-12-15 @ NYG L, 28-34 2 7 rush Don Heinrich 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1957-12-15 @ NYG L, 28-34 4 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)