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1958 Cleveland Browns

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: 2.1, Defense: 3.1, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (25.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 217 points (18.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 85 points (7.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.2-3.8.

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
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 302 4107 703 5.8 22 8 206 110 206 1581 12 14 6.9 71 475 2526 24 5.3 127 59 554 8
Opp. Stats 217 3660 703 5.2 34 18 201 162 312 2212 20 16 6.6 104 369 1448 6 3.9 82 37 347 15
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 1 1 7 12 12 12 3 2 2 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 5 8 4 5 4 9 7 7 8 3 4 1 5

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 30 27 23 373 116 257 2 20 470 268 202 4
2 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 45 12 20 411 219 192 5 12 269 169 100 9
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-0 Chicago Cardinals 35 28 26 454 122 332 1 18 389 241 148 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 10 19 409 145 264 3 14 259 172 87 4
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 38 24 14 376 110 266 17 250 114 136 2
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 5-1 New York Giants 17 21 11 201 17 184 2 22 337 176 161 3
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 5-2 Detroit Lions 10 30 13 247 118 129 1 18 337 246 91
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-2 @ Washington Redskins 20 10 20 423 186 237 4 11 215 150 65 5
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-2 Philadelphia Eagles 28 14 15 278 143 135 1 20 325 210 115
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 8-2 Washington Redskins 21 14 15 336 206 130 21 310 160 150 1
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 9-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 14 21 342 92 250 1 16 273 144 129 2
12 Sun December 14 boxscore L 9-3 @ New York Giants 10 13 9 257 107 150 2 12 226 162 64
Playoffs
Division Sun December 21 boxscore L 9-4 @ New York Giants 0 10 7 86 62 24 4 17 317 106 211 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
16 Milt Plum 23 QB 12 11 9-2-0 102 189 54.0 1619 11 5.8 11 5.8 74 8.6 7.1 15.9 134.9 77.9
15 Jim Ninowski 22 4 1 0-1-0 8 17 47.1 139 1 5.9 3 17.6 34 8.2 1.4 17.4 34.8 55.4
Team Total 26.6 12 9-3-0 110 206 53.4 1758 12 5.8 14 6.8 74 8.5 6.6 16.0 146.5 73.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 162 312 51.9 2387 20 6.4 16 5.1 7.7 6.63 14.7 198.9 77.2 22 175 6.6 5.7 6.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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 Jim Brown*+ 22 FB 12 12 257 1527 17 65 5.9 127.3 21.4 16 138 8.6 1 46 1.3 11.5 1665 18 5
49 Bobby Mitchell 23 KR/LH 12 0 80 500 1 63 6.3 41.7 6.7 16 131 8.2 3 25 1.3 10.9 631 4 2
30 Lew Carpenter 26 12 0 73 308 2 30 4.2 25.7 6.1 5 47 9.4 0 18 0.4 3.9 355 2 3
16 Milt Plum 23 QB 12 11 37 107 4 22 2.9 8.9 3.1 107 4 2
45 Leroy Bolden 26 11 0 15 55 0 15 3.7 5.0 1.4 55 0 0
40 Preston Carpenter 24 RE 12 0 3 2 0 22 0.7 0.2 0.3 29 474 16.3 1 74 2.4 39.5 476 1 0
26 Ray Renfro 29 RH 12 0 3 17 0 12 5.7 1.4 0.3 24 573 23.9 6 52 2.0 47.8 590 6 0
36 Ed Modzelewski 29 12 0 3 8 0 3 2.7 0.7 0.3 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 18 0 0
18 Bobby Freeman 26 LDH 12 0 2 1 0 9 0.5 0.1 0.2 1 0 0
15 Jim Ninowski 22 4 1 2 1 0 7 0.5 0.3 0.5 1 0 0
88 Pete Brewster 28 LE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 294 18.4 1 38 1.5 26.7 294 1 1
82 Frank Clarke 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 91 30.3 0 34 0.3 7.6 91 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 475 2526 24 65 5.3 210.5 39.6 110 1758 16.0 12 74 9.2 146.5 4284 36 14
Opp Total 12 369 1448 6 3.9 120.7 30.8 162 2212 13.7 20 13.5 184.3 3660 26 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
49 Bobby Mitchell 23 KR/LH 12 0 14 165 1 68 11.8 18 454 1 98 25.2 1250
22 Ken Konz 30 LS/PR 12 0 18 143 0 38 7.9 175
45 Leroy Bolden 26 11 0 14 362 1 102 25.9 417
44 Jim Shofner 23 12 0 4 10 0 10 2.5 10
32 Jim Brown*+ 22 FB 12 12 3 74 0 35 24.7 1739
20 Don Paul* 32 RDH 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
30 Lew Carpenter 26 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 373
78 Willie McClung 28 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
42 Junior Wren 29 RS 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 64
Team Total 26.6 12 39 318 1 68 8.2 38 908 2 102 23.9 5635
Opp Total 12 38 1274 0 33.5 48 1045 0 21.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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* 34 K/LT 12 0 19 8 42.1% 38 36 94.7%
28 Dick Deschaine 26 P 12 0 50 2063 63 0 41.3
16 Milt Plum 23 QB 12 11 2 2 100.0%
42 Junior Wren 29 RS 12 0 1 38 38 0 38.0
Team Total 26.6 12 19 8 42.1% 40 38 95.0% 51 2101 63 0 41.2
Opp Total 12 23 11 47.8% 26 26 100.0% 55 2336 42.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
32 Jim Brown*+ 22 FB 12 12 0 5 1 0 0
42 Junior Wren 29 RS 12 0 3 36 0 29 0 0 0 3 64 0
18 Bobby Freeman 26 LDH 12 0 3 21 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Ken Konz 30 LS/PR 12 0 4 123 1 46 0 0 0 1 32 0
30 Lew Carpenter 26 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
35 Galen Fiss 27 LLB 12 0 0 0 4 16 0
20 Don Paul* 32 RDH 12 0 4 80 0 36 0
88 Pete Brewster 28 LE 11 0 0 1 2 0 0
70 Don Colo* 33 RDT 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
49 Bobby Mitchell 23 KR/LH 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
16 Milt Plum 23 QB 12 11 0 2 0 0 0
44 Jim Shofner 23 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Vince Costello 26 MLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Bob Gain* 29 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Lou Groza* 34 K/LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Henry Jordan 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Warren Lahr 35 7 0 1 25 0 25 0
74 Mike McCormack 28 RT 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Jim Ray Smith* 26 LG 12 0 0 0 1 13 0
86 Paul Wiggin 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 16 285 1 46 0 0 14 24 125 0
Opp Total 12 27 9 22 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
32 Jim Brown*+ 22 FB 12 12 17 1 18 108
76 Lou Groza* 34 K/LT 12 0 36 38 8 19 60
49 Bobby Mitchell 23 KR/LH 12 0 1 3 1 1 6 36
26 Ray Renfro 29 RH 12 0 6 6 36
16 Milt Plum 23 QB 12 11 4 4 2 2 26
30 Lew Carpenter 26 12 0 2 2 12
45 Leroy Bolden 26 11 0 1 1 6
88 Pete Brewster 28 LE 11 0 1 1 6
40 Preston Carpenter 24 RE 12 0 1 1 6
22 Ken Konz 30 LS/PR 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 12 24 12 1 2 1 40 38 40 8 19 302
Opp Total 12 6 20 26 26 11 23 1 217

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1958-09-28 @ RAM W, 30-27 2 4 pass Bobby Mitchell 4 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
2 1958-09-28 @ RAM W, 30-27 3 38 rush Jim Brown 38 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
3 1958-09-28 @ RAM W, 30-27 4 21 pass Ray Renfro 21 yard pass from Milt Plum
4 1958-09-28 @ RAM W, 30-27 4 5 rush Jim Brown 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1958-10-05 @ PIT W, 45-12 1 23 rush Jim Brown 23 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
6 1958-10-05 @ PIT W, 45-12 2 21 pass Bobby Mitchell 21 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
7 1958-10-05 @ PIT W, 45-12 2 8 pass Pete Brewster 8 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
8 1958-10-05 @ PIT W, 45-12 3 59 rush Jim Brown 59 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
9 1958-10-05 @ PIT W, 45-12 3 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1958-10-05 @ PIT W, 45-12 4 4 pass Preston Carpenter 4 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
11 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 1 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 1 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
13 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 2 63 rush Bobby Mitchell 63 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 3 1 rush Milt Plum 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 4 7 rush Jim Brown 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1958-10-19 PIT W, 27-10 1 27 pass Jim Brown 27 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
17 1958-10-19 PIT W, 27-10 2 48 rush Jim Brown 48 yard rush (Milt Plum kick)
18 1958-10-19 PIT W, 27-10 2 36 pass Ray Renfro 36 yard pass from Milt Plum (Milt Plum kick)
19 1958-10-19 PIT W, 27-10 4 7 pass Bobby Mitchell 7 yard pass from Milt Plum
20 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 1 7 rush Jim Brown 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 2 102 kickoff Leroy Bolden 102 yard kickoff return (Lou Groza kick)
22 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 3 41 rush Jim Brown 41 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 3 62 rush Jim Brown 62 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 4 2 rush Jim Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1958-11-02 NYG L, 17-21 2 58 rush Jim Brown 58 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
26 1958-11-02 NYG L, 17-21 2 46 interception Ken Konz 46 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
27 1958-11-09 DET L, 10-30 4 12 pass Ray Renfro 12 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
28 1958-11-16 @ WAS W, 20-10 1 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
29 1958-11-16 @ WAS W, 20-10 4 5 rush Jim Brown 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1958-11-23 PHI W, 28-14 1 98 kickoff Bobby Mitchell 98 yard kickoff return (Lou Groza kick)
31 1958-11-23 PHI W, 28-14 1 68 punt Bobby Mitchell 68 yard punt return (Lou Groza kick)
32 1958-11-23 PHI W, 28-14 2 1 rush Lew Carpenter 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1958-11-23 PHI W, 28-14 4 34 pass Ray Renfro 34 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
34 1958-11-30 WAS W, 21-14 1 29 pass Ray Renfro 29 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
35 1958-11-30 WAS W, 21-14 4 3 rush Lew Carpenter 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
36 1958-11-30 WAS W, 21-14 4 1 rush Milt Plum 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
37 1958-12-07 @ PHI W, 21-14 1 10 rush Milt Plum 10 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
38 1958-12-07 @ PHI W, 21-14 1 1 rush Milt Plum 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
39 1958-12-07 @ PHI W, 21-14 3 48 pass Ray Renfro 48 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
40 1958-12-14 @ NYG L, 10-13 1 65 rush Jim Brown 65 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1958-09-28 @ RAM W, 30-27 2 20 pass Lamar Lundy 20 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
2 1958-09-28 @ RAM W, 30-27 2 55 pass Del Shofner 55 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
3 1958-09-28 @ RAM W, 30-27 3 13 rush Tommy Wilson 13 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
4 1958-10-05 @ PIT W, 45-12 2 1 rush Tom Tracy 1 yard rush (Tom Miner kick)
5 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 2 14 rush Ollie Matson 14 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
6 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 3 24 pass Gern Nagler 24 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
7 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 4 91 pass John David Crow 91 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
8 1958-10-12 CRD W, 35-28 4 27 pass John David Crow 27 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
9 1958-10-19 PIT W, 27-10 1 64 pass Ray Mathews 64 yard pass from Tom Tracy (Tom Miner kick)
10 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 1 1 rush Lamar McHan 1 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
11 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 2 7 pass Gern Nagler 7 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
12 1958-10-26 @ CRD W, 38-24 2 23 lateral Joe Childress 23 yard lateral return (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
13 1958-11-02 NYG L, 17-21 2 39 pass Bob Schnelker 39 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1958-11-02 NYG L, 17-21 3 15 pass Alex Webster 15 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
15 1958-11-02 NYG L, 17-21 4 10 pass Alex Webster 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
16 1958-11-09 DET L, 10-30 2 4 pass Jim Gibbons 4 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
17 1958-11-09 DET L, 10-30 2 34 pass Howard Cassady 34 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
18 1958-11-09 DET L, 10-30 3 13 pass Gene Gedman 13 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
19 1958-11-16 @ WAS W, 20-10 1 64 pass Jim Podoley 64 yard pass from Ralph Guglielmi (Sam Baker kick)
20 1958-11-23 PHI W, 28-14 2 2 rush Billy Ray Barnes 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1958-11-23 PHI W, 28-14 3 31 pass Tommy McDonald 31 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
22 1958-11-30 WAS W, 21-14 1 4 rush Don Bosseler 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
23 1958-11-30 WAS W, 21-14 3 7 pass Sid Watson 7 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
24 1958-12-07 @ PHI W, 21-14 1 26 pass Tommy McDonald 26 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
25 1958-12-07 @ PHI W, 21-14 2 4 pass Tommy McDonald 4 yard pass from Billy Ray Barnes (Bobby Walston kick)
26 1958-12-14 @ NYG L, 10-13 4 8 pass Bob Schnelker 8 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Pat Summerall kick)