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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
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 302 4107 703 5.8 22 8 8 206 110 206 1581 12 14 6.9 71 475 2526 24 5.3 127
Team Defense 217 3660 703 5.2 34 18 15 201 162 312 2212 20 16 6.6 104 369 1448 6 3.9 82
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

W# 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. 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
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. 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*+ 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. Player 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 7.9 143
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 0
Team Total 26.6 12 39 318 1 68 8.2 38 908 2 102 23.9 5510
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. 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* 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 22 27 9 1

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
32 Jim Brown*+ 22 FB 12 12 17 1 18 108
76 Lou Groza* 34 K/LT 12 0 36 8 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 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 8 302
Opp Total 12 6 20 26 11 1 217

Touchdown Log

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