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1962 Cleveland Browns

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7-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.5, Offense: -5.0, Defense: 3.5, SoS: -4.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 291 points (20.8/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 257 points (18.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 34 points (2.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Paul Brown (7-6-1)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

Team Info

Principal Owner Art Modell
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 291 4306 811 5.3 33 17 14 252 200 370 2534 17 16 6.4 133 414 1772 18 4.3 105
Team Defense 257 3924 844 4.6 37 13 16 263 189 341 1984 15 24 5.2 125 466 1940 17 4.2 122
Lg Rank Offense 9 11 2 8 5 10 9 11 2 9 10 7 3 5
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 10 11 10 2 2 4 7 4 12 9 7 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 17 7 19 347 131 216 1 19 294 207 87 4
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-1 Washington Redskins 16 17 23 355 224 131 3 12 209 114 95 3
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 35 16 230 126 104 6 23 398 288 110 4
4 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-2 Dallas Cowboys 19 10 12 231 169 62 2 12 239 138 101 2
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-3 Baltimore Colts 14 36 13 236 216 20 5 25 390 219 171 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 34 7 26 487 351 136 16 191 101 90 3
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 4-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 41 14 21 354 154 200 2 17 205 41 164 4
8 Sun November 4 boxscore T 4-3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 14 16 301 119 182 4 15 189 124 65 4
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-4-1 @ Washington Redskins 9 17 12 191 102 89 3 20 221 79 142 2
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 5-4-1 St. Louis Cardinals 38 14 22 361 225 136 2 20 359 149 210 4
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 6-4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 14 24 418 263 155 2 18 288 144 144 3
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 6-5-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 45 18 295 234 61 2 28 398 181 217 1
13 Sun December 9 boxscore L 6-6-1 @ New York Giants 13 17 16 236 147 89 19 314 99 215 1
14 Sat December 15 boxscore W 7-6-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 13 10 14 264 73 191 1 19 229 100 129 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
13 Frank Ryan 26 QB 11 7 3-3-1 112 194 57.7% 1541 10 5.2 7 3.6 65 7.9 7.4 13.8 140.1 85.4 1 0
15 Jim Ninowski 26 qb 7 7 4-3-0 87 173 50.3% 1178 7 4.0 8 4.6 53 6.8 5.5 13.5 168.3 66.6
32 Jim Brown* 26 FB 14 14 1 2 50.0% 28 0 0.0 0 0.0 28 14.0 14.0 28.0 2.0 95.8
36 Charlie Scales 24 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.9 14 7-6-1 200 370 54.1% 2747 17 4.6 16 4.3 65 7.4 6.4 13.7 196.2 75.4 1 0
Opp Total 14 189 341 55.4% 2277 15 4.4 24 7.0 6.7 4.39 12.0 162.6 61.4 37 293 5.2 3.2 9.8

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* 26 FB 14 14 230 996 13 31 4.3 71.1 16.4 47 517 11.0 5 53 3.4 36.9 1513 18 9
36 Charlie Scales 24 14 0 56 239 3 27 4.3 17.1 4.0 8 67 8.4 0 22 0.6 4.8 306 3 1
49 Tommy Wilson 30 HB 14 0 46 141 1 17 3.1 10.1 3.3 8 110 13.8 0 42 0.6 7.9 251 1 2
13 Frank Ryan 26 QB 11 7 42 242 1 39 5.8 22.0 3.8 242 1 6
48 Ernie Green 24 KR 13 0 31 139 0 45 4.5 10.7 2.4 17 194 11.4 1 65 1.3 14.9 333 1 2
15 Jim Ninowski 26 qb 7 7 9 15 0 7 1.7 2.1 1.3 15 0 2
88 Rich Kreitling 26 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 659 15.0 3 53 3.1 47.1 659 3 0
26 Ray Renfro 33 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 638 20.6 4 65 2.2 45.6 638 4 0
83 Johnny Brewer 25 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 290 13.2 2 37 1.6 20.7 290 2 0
86 Gary Collins 22 P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 153 13.9 2 29 0.8 10.9 153 2 0
81 Leon Clarke 29 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 106 10.6 0 22 0.9 9.6 106 0 1
42 Bobby Crespino 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 13 6.5 0 9 0.1 0.9 13 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 414 1772 18 45 4.3 126.6 29.6 200 2747 13.7 17 65 14.3 196.2 4519 35 24
Opp Total 14 466 1940 17 4.2 138.6 33.3 189 1984 10.5 15 13.5 141.7 3924 32 23

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
48 Ernie Green 24 KR 13 0 5 31 0 10 6.2 13 250 0 41 19.2 614
40 Howard Cassady 28 5 0 7 47 0 13 6.7 10 233 0 34 23.3 280
49 Tommy Wilson 30 HB 14 0 11 307 0 46 27.9 558
36 Charlie Scales 24 14 0 9 154 0 22 17.1 460
44 Jim Shofner 27 PR/RCB 14 0 8 33 0 9 4.1 33
54 Sam Tidmore 24 13 0 2 39 0 31 19.5 39
86 Gary Collins 22 P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 153
Team Total 26.9 14 20 111 0 13 5.6 46 983 0 46 21.4 5613
Opp Total 14 15 121 0 8.1 49 1098 0 22.4

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 38 K 14 0 31 14 45.2%% 35 33 94.3%%
86 Gary Collins 22 P 14 0 45 1926 64 0 42.8
Team Total 26.9 14 31 14 45.2%% 35 33 94.3%% 45 1926 64 0 42.8
Opp Total 14 14 7 50.0%% 34 32 94.1%% 56 2274 40.6

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* 26 FB 14 14 0 9 1 0 0
44 Jim Shofner 27 PR/RCB 14 0 4 86 0 35 0 0 1 4 0 0
35 Galen Fiss* 31 LLB 14 0 4 81 0 40 0 0 0 4 0 0
20 Ross Fichtner 24 LS 14 0 7 76 0 31 0
13 Frank Ryan 26 QB 11 7 0 6 0 0 0
48 Ernie Green 24 KR 13 0 0 2 3 9 0
50 Vince Costello 30 MLB 13 0 3 40 0 22 0 0 0 1 21 1
46 Don Fleming 25 12 0 2 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Jim Ninowski 26 qb 7 7 0 2 1 0 0
30 Bernie Parrish 26 LCB 13 0 2 37 0 37 0
72 Floyd Peters 26 RDT 14 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Charlie Scales 24 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
49 Tommy Wilson 30 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
81 Leon Clarke 29 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Bobby Franklin 26 RS 9 0 1 10 0 10 0
79 Bob Gain* 33 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Rich Kreitling 26 SE 14 0 0 0 1 10 0
84 Paul Wiggin 28 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 24 352 0 40 0 0 24 20 40 1
Opp Total 14 27 23 10

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* 26 FB 14 14 13 5 18 108
76 Lou Groza 38 K 14 0 33 14 75
26 Ray Renfro 33 FL 14 0 4 4 24
88 Rich Kreitling 26 SE 14 0 3 3 18
36 Charlie Scales 24 14 0 3 3 18
83 Johnny Brewer 25 TE 14 0 2 2 12
86 Gary Collins 22 P 14 0 2 2 12
50 Vince Costello 30 MLB 13 0 1 1 6
48 Ernie Green 24 KR 13 0 1 1 6
13 Frank Ryan 26 QB 11 7 1 1 6
49 Tommy Wilson 30 HB 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 14 18 17 1 36 33 14 291
Opp Total 14 17 15 1 1 32 7 257

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 NYG W, 17-7 1 9 rush Jim Brown 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
2 1962-09-16 NYG W, 17-7 3 27 pass Rich Kreitling 27 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
3 1962-09-23 WAS L, 16-17 2 1 rush Tommy Wilson 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1962-09-30 @ PHI L, 7-35 1 5 rush Jim Brown 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1962-10-07 DAL W, 19-10 1 2 rush Jim Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
6 1962-10-07 DAL W, 19-10 3 50 pass Jim Brown 50 yard pass from Jim Ninowski
7 1962-10-14 BAL L, 14-36 3 53 pass Jim Brown 53 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
8 1962-10-14 BAL L, 14-36 4 18 pass Rich Kreitling 18 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
9 1962-10-21 @ STL W, 34-7 2 5 rush Charlie Scales 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1962-10-21 @ STL W, 34-7 2 37 pass Johnny Brewer 37 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
11 1962-10-21 @ STL W, 34-7 4 4 pass Jim Brown 4 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
12 1962-10-21 @ STL W, 34-7 4 38 pass Ray Renfro 38 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
13 1962-10-28 @ PIT W, 41-14 1 21 fumble Vince Costello 21 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
14 1962-10-28 @ PIT W, 41-14 3 12 rush Charlie Scales 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1962-10-28 @ PIT W, 41-14 3 15 pass Jim Brown 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
16 1962-10-28 @ PIT W, 41-14 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1962-10-28 @ PIT W, 41-14 4 8 pass Ernie Green 8 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
18 1962-11-04 PHI T, 14-14 2 5 rush Charlie Scales 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1962-11-04 PHI T, 14-14 4 9 rush Frank Ryan 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1962-11-11 @ WAS L, 9-17 3 65 pass Ray Renfro 65 yard pass from Frank Ryan
21 1962-11-18 STL W, 38-14 2 12 pass Gary Collins 12 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
22 1962-11-18 STL W, 38-14 3 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1962-11-18 STL W, 38-14 3 4 rush Jim Brown 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1962-11-18 STL W, 38-14 4 16 rush Jim Brown 16 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1962-11-18 STL W, 38-14 4 7 rush Jim Brown 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
26 1962-11-25 PIT W, 35-14 2 34 pass Jim Brown 34 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
27 1962-11-25 PIT W, 35-14 2 12 pass Gary Collins 12 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
28 1962-11-25 PIT W, 35-14 4 31 pass Ray Renfro 31 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
29 1962-11-25 PIT W, 35-14 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1962-11-25 PIT W, 35-14 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1962-12-02 @ DAL L, 21-45 1 15 pass Johnny Brewer 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
32 1962-12-02 @ DAL L, 21-45 2 28 pass Rich Kreitling 28 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
33 1962-12-02 @ DAL L, 21-45 4 11 pass Ray Renfro 11 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
34 1962-12-09 @ NYG L, 13-17 3 4 rush Jim Brown 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
35 1962-12-15 @ SFO W, 13-10 1 5 rush Jim Brown 5 yard rush (pass failed)
36 1962-12-15 @ SFO W, 13-10 2 12 rush Jim Brown 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 NYG L, 7-17 3 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
2 1962-09-23 WAS W, 17-16 1 39 interception Jim Steffen 39 yard interception return (Bob Khayat kick)
3 1962-09-23 WAS W, 17-16 4 50 pass Bobby Mitchell 50 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
4 1962-09-30 @ PHI W, 35-7 1 31 pass Tommy McDonald 31 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
5 1962-09-30 @ PHI W, 35-7 2 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
6 1962-09-30 @ PHI W, 35-7 3 1 rush Clarence Peaks 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1962-09-30 @ PHI W, 35-7 4 15 pass Dick Lucas 15 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1962-09-30 @ PHI W, 35-7 4 1 rush Theron Sapp 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1962-10-07 DAL L, 10-19 3 36 pass Frank Clarke 36 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
10 1962-10-14 BAL W, 36-14 1 24 pass R.C. Owens 24 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Dick Bielski kick)
11 1962-10-14 BAL W, 36-14 1 18 pass Tom Matte 18 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
12 1962-10-14 BAL W, 36-14 2 4 pass Dick Bielski 4 yard pass from Tom Matte (Wendell Harris kick)
13 1962-10-14 BAL W, 36-14 4 9 pass R.C. Owens 9 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
14 1962-10-14 BAL W, 36-14 4 10 fumble Ordell Braase 10 yard fumble return (Dick Bielski kick)
15 1962-10-21 @ STL L, 7-34 3 5 pass John David Crow 5 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
16 1962-10-28 @ PIT L, 14-41 3 1 rush Dick Hoak 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
17 1962-10-28 @ PIT L, 14-41 4 6 pass Buddy Dial 6 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
18 1962-11-04 PHI T, 14-14 1 22 rush Clarence Peaks 22 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
19 1962-11-04 PHI T, 14-14 3 5 pass Timmy Brown 5 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
20 1962-11-11 @ WAS W, 17-9 2 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
21 1962-11-11 @ WAS W, 17-9 3 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
22 1962-11-18 STL L, 14-38 4 1 rush Prentice Gautt 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
23 1962-11-18 STL L, 14-38 4 23 rush Mal Hammack 23 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
24 1962-11-25 PIT L, 14-35 3 15 rush Joe Womack 15 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
25 1962-11-25 PIT L, 14-35 4 6 rush John Henry Johnson 6 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
26 1962-12-02 @ DAL W, 45-21 2 2 pass Frank Clarke 2 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
27 1962-12-02 @ DAL W, 45-21 2 5 pass Lee Folkins 5 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
28 1962-12-02 @ DAL W, 45-21 3 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
29 1962-12-02 @ DAL W, 45-21 3 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
30 1962-12-02 @ DAL W, 45-21 4 1 rush J.W. Lockett 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
31 1962-12-02 @ DAL W, 45-21 4 12 pass Billy Howton 12 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
32 1962-12-09 @ NYG W, 17-13 2 7 pass Joe Walton 7 yard pass from Ralph Guglielmi (Don Chandler kick)
33 1962-12-09 @ NYG W, 17-13 3 1 rush Joe Morrison 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
34 1962-12-15 @ SFO L, 10-13 1 1 rush John Brodie 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)