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1963 Cleveland Browns

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.8, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 3.5, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 343 points (24.5/g), 3rd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 262 points (18.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 81 points (5.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Blanton Collier (10-4-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Art Modell
General Manager Harold Sauerbrei
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 343 4856 807 6.0 37 17 17 252 164 322 2217 27 20 6.4 100 460 2639 15 5.7 135
Team Defense 262 4126 860 4.8 32 10 14 242 208 408 2475 16 22 5.7 129 423 1651 10 3.9 99
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 7 8 7 14 11 3 4 6 4 1 4 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 7 9 13 7 12 7 4 6 6 6 4 2 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 37 14 23 543 326 217 2 14 272 201 71 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 41 24 19 453 188 265 2 19 307 189 118 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 Los Angeles Rams 20 6 16 283 152 131 4 12 214 129 85 3
4 Sat October 5 boxscore W 4-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 23 19 357 138 219 1 23 400 303 97 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-0 @ New York Giants 35 24 21 340 130 210 1 17 211 139 72 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 6-0 Philadelphia Eagles 37 7 29 500 282 218 2 10 161 80 81 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 6-1 New York Giants 6 33 6 142 79 63 3 26 387 205 182 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 17 15 326 52 274 3 20 353 201 152 5
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 7-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 14 227 93 134 1 23 382 195 187 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 7-3 St. Louis Cardinals 14 20 19 302 145 157 4 17 348 278 70 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-3 Dallas Cowboys 27 17 14 337 162 175 5 13 207 82 125 4
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 10 23 403 163 240 1 13 198 19 179 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 9-4 @ Detroit Lions 10 38 12 275 115 160 5 23 447 271 176 2
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 10-4 @ Washington Redskins 27 20 22 368 192 176 3 12 239 183 56 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 27 QB 13 13 10-3-0 135 256 52.7% 2026 25 9.8 13 5.1 83 7.9 7.6 15.0 155.8 90.4 1 1
15 Jim Ninowski 27 qb 4 1 0-1-0 29 61 47.5% 423 2 3.3 6 9.8 70 6.9 3.2 14.6 105.8 41.9
32 Jim Brown*+ 27 FB 14 14 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
76 Lou Groza 39 K 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 27.0 14 10-4-0 164 322 50.9% 2449 27 8.4 20 6.2 83 7.6 6.5 14.9 174.9 78.3 1 1
Opp Total 14 208 408 51.0% 2718 16 3.9 22 5.4 6.7 5.02 13.1 194.1 62.9 29 243 5.7 4.1 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*+ 27 FB 14 14 291 1863 12 80 6.4 133.1 20.8 24 268 11.2 3 83 1.7 19.1 2131 15 7
48 Ernie Green 25 HB/KR 14 0 87 526 0 72 6.0 37.6 6.2 28 305 10.9 3 35 2.0 21.8 831 3 2
13 Frank Ryan 27 QB 13 13 62 224 2 25 3.6 17.2 4.8 0 -1 0 -1 0.0 -0.1 223 2 6
34 Ken Webb 28 hb 12 2 12 58 0 19 4.8 4.8 1.0 2 2 1.0 0 5 0.2 0.2 60 0 0
15 Jim Ninowski 27 qb 4 1 5 -19 0 2 -3.8 -4.8 1.3 -19 0 2
36 Charlie Scales 25 14 0 2 -3 1 2 -1.5 -0.2 0.1 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 0.9 10 1 3
24 Bobby Franklin 27 14 0 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.7 0.1 -10 0 1
86 Gary Collins 23 FL/P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 674 15.7 13 49 3.1 48.1 674 13 0
83 Johnny Brewer 26 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 454 15.7 0 55 2.1 32.4 454 0 0
88 Rich Kreitling 27 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 386 17.5 6 45 1.6 27.6 386 6 0
87 Tom Hutchinson 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 244 27.1 0 70 0.6 17.4 244 0 0
26 Ray Renfro 34 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 82 20.5 1 39 0.3 6.8 82 1 0
42 Bobby Crespino 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 22 11.0 1 18 0.1 1.6 22 1 0
Team Total 27.0 14 460 2639 15 80 5.7 188.5 32.9 164 2449 14.9 27 83 11.7 174.9 5088 42 25
Opp Total 14 423 1651 10 3.9 117.9 30.2 208 2475 11.9 16 14.9 176.8 4126 26 13

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 25 HB/KR 14 0 6 79 0 55 13.2 18 394 0 34 21.9 1304
36 Charlie Scales 25 14 0 16 432 0 50 27.0 442
40 Jim Shorter 24 11 0 7 134 0 52 19.1 9 219 0 49 24.3 353
44 Jim Shofner 28 PR/RCB 12 0 9 41 0 15 4.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 41
30 Bernie Parrish* 27 LCB 14 0 3 31 0 21 10.3 31
24 Bobby Franklin 27 14 0 2 33 0 19 16.5 23
23 Larry Benz 22 LS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
56 John Morrow* 30 C 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
54 Sam Tidmore 25 5 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
34 Ken Webb 28 hb 12 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 72
Team Total 27.0 14 25 285 0 55 11.4 50 1099 0 50 22.0 6472
Opp Total 14 22 216 0 9.8 58 1424 1 24.6

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 39 K 14 0 23 15 65.2%% 43 40 93.0%%
86 Gary Collins 23 FL/P 14 0 54 2160 73 0 40.0
Team Total 27.0 14 23 15 65.2%% 43 40 93.0%% 54 2160 73 0 40.0
Opp Total 14 35 17 48.6%% 30 29 96.7%% 57 2491 43.7

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
23 Larry Benz 22 LS 14 14 7 114 0 38 0 0 1 1 0 0
13 Frank Ryan 27 QB 13 13 0 6 3 0 0
32 Jim Brown*+ 27 FB 14 14 0 7 0 0 0
50 Vince Costello 31 MLB 14 0 7 118 0 31 0
48 Ernie Green 25 HB/KR 14 0 0 2 2 6 0
20 Ross Fichtner 25 RS 13 0 2 75 1 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Bobby Franklin 27 14 0 2 26 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 Charlie Scales 25 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
84 Paul Wiggin 29 LDE 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 Galen Fiss* 32 RLB 13 0 2 8 0 8 0
82 Jim Houston 26 LLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Jim Ninowski 27 qb 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
44 Jim Shofner 28 PR/RCB 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
40 Jim Shorter 24 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
70 John Brown 24 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
66 Gene Hickerson 28 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Frank Parker 24 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Bernie Parrish* 27 LCB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Dick Schafrath*+ 26 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Stan Sczurek 26 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Sam Tidmore 25 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 22 343 1 39 0 0 25 18 6 0
Opp Total 14 25 13 3 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*+ 27 FB 14 14 12 3 15 90
76 Lou Groza 39 K 14 0 40 15 85
86 Gary Collins 23 FL/P 14 0 13 13 78
88 Rich Kreitling 27 SE 14 0 6 6 36
48 Ernie Green 25 HB/KR 14 0 3 3 18
13 Frank Ryan 27 QB 13 13 2 2 12
42 Bobby Crespino 25 14 0 1 1 6
20 Ross Fichtner 25 RS 13 0 1 1 6
26 Ray Renfro 34 12 0 1 1 6
36 Charlie Scales 25 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 14 15 27 1 43 40 15 343
Opp Total 14 10 16 1 2 1 29 17 1 262

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-15 WAS W, 37-14 1 4 pass Bobby Crespino 4 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
2 1963-09-15 WAS W, 37-14 2 83 pass Jim Brown 83 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
3 1963-09-15 WAS W, 37-14 2 10 rush Jim Brown 10 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1963-09-15 WAS W, 37-14 4 80 rush Jim Brown 80 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1963-09-22 @ DAL W, 41-24 1 17 pass Gary Collins 17 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
6 1963-09-22 @ DAL W, 41-24 1 7 rush Frank Ryan 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1963-09-22 @ DAL W, 41-24 2 71 rush Jim Brown 71 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1963-09-22 @ DAL W, 41-24 4 4 pass Gary Collins 4 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
9 1963-09-22 @ DAL W, 41-24 4 62 rush Jim Brown 62 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1963-09-29 RAM W, 20-6 2 17 rush Jim Brown 17 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1963-09-29 RAM W, 20-6 3 14 pass Rich Kreitling 14 yard pass from Frank Ryan
12 1963-09-29 RAM W, 20-6 4 39 pass Ray Renfro 39 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
13 1963-10-05 PIT W, 35-23 1 8 rush Jim Brown 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1963-10-05 PIT W, 35-23 2 15 pass Gary Collins 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
15 1963-10-05 PIT W, 35-23 3 13 rush Frank Ryan 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1963-10-05 PIT W, 35-23 4 20 pass Gary Collins 20 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
17 1963-10-05 PIT W, 35-23 4 19 pass Rich Kreitling 19 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
18 1963-10-13 @ NYG W, 35-24 1 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1963-10-13 @ NYG W, 35-24 2 10 pass Rich Kreitling 10 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
20 1963-10-13 @ NYG W, 35-24 3 72 pass Jim Brown 72 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
21 1963-10-13 @ NYG W, 35-24 3 32 rush Jim Brown 32 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
22 1963-10-13 @ NYG W, 35-24 4 11 pass Rich Kreitling 11 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
23 1963-10-20 PHI W, 37-7 1 35 pass Gary Collins 35 yard pass from Frank Ryan
24 1963-10-20 PHI W, 37-7 2 10 pass Jim Brown 10 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
25 1963-10-20 PHI W, 37-7 2 17 pass Gary Collins 17 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
26 1963-10-20 PHI W, 37-7 4 14 pass Gary Collins 14 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
27 1963-10-20 PHI W, 37-7 4 2 rush Charlie Scales 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1963-10-27 NYG L, 6-33 4 10 pass Rich Kreitling 10 yard pass from Jim Ninowski
29 1963-11-03 @ PHI W, 23-17 1 62 rush Jim Brown 62 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1963-11-03 @ PHI W, 23-17 3 21 pass Ernie Green 21 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
31 1963-11-10 @ PIT L, 7-9 2 4 pass Gary Collins 4 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
32 1963-11-17 STL L, 14-20 1 59 rush Jim Brown 59 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1963-11-17 STL L, 14-20 4 15 pass Ernie Green 15 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
34 1963-11-24 DAL W, 27-17 1 11 pass Gary Collins 11 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
35 1963-11-24 DAL W, 27-17 4 36 interception Ross Fichtner 36 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
36 1963-11-24 DAL W, 27-17 4 16 pass Gary Collins 16 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
37 1963-12-01 @ STL W, 24-10 1 23 pass Rich Kreitling 23 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
38 1963-12-01 @ STL W, 24-10 2 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
39 1963-12-01 @ STL W, 24-10 2 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
40 1963-12-08 @ DET L, 10-38 2 49 pass Gary Collins 49 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
41 1963-12-15 @ WAS W, 27-20 1 34 pass Gary Collins 34 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
42 1963-12-15 @ WAS W, 27-20 2 33 pass Ernie Green 33 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
43 1963-12-15 @ WAS W, 27-20 4 9 pass Gary Collins 9 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-15 WAS L, 14-37 2 7 pass Pat Richter 7 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
2 1963-09-15 WAS L, 14-37 3 99 pass Bobby Mitchell 99 yard pass from George Izo (Bob Khayat kick)
3 1963-09-22 @ DAL L, 24-41 1 19 rush Don Perkins 19 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
4 1963-09-22 @ DAL L, 24-41 2 23 pass Frank Clarke 23 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
5 1963-09-22 @ DAL L, 24-41 3 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
6 1963-10-05 PIT L, 23-35 2 24 pass Buddy Dial 24 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
7 1963-10-05 PIT L, 23-35 2 41 pass Buddy Dial 41 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
8 1963-10-13 @ NYG L, 24-35 1 47 interception Dick Lynch 47 yard interception return (Don Chandler kick)
9 1963-10-13 @ NYG L, 24-35 1 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
10 1963-10-13 @ NYG L, 24-35 4 14 pass Phil King 14 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
11 1963-10-20 PHI L, 7-37 2 4 pass Ron Goodwin 4 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Mike Clark kick)
12 1963-10-27 NYG W, 33-6 1 6 pass Hugh McElhenny 6 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
13 1963-10-27 NYG W, 33-6 1 23 pass Del Shofner 23 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
14 1963-10-27 NYG W, 33-6 3 2 rush Alex Webster 2 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
15 1963-11-03 @ PHI L, 17-23 2 2 rush Clarence Peaks 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
16 1963-11-03 @ PHI L, 17-23 4 14 pass Ron Goodwin 14 yard pass from King Hill (Mike Clark kick)
17 1963-11-10 @ PIT W, 9-7 4 9 pass Gary Ballman 9 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
18 1963-11-17 STL W, 20-14 2 41 pass Sonny Randle 41 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1963-11-17 STL W, 20-14 4 19 pass Bill Triplett 19 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1963-11-24 DAL L, 17-27 2 20 rush Amos Marsh 20 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
21 1963-11-24 DAL L, 17-27 4 20 fumble Cornell Green 20 yard fumble return (Sam Baker kick)
22 1963-12-01 @ STL L, 10-24 3 8 rush Joe Childress 8 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1963-12-08 @ DET W, 38-10 1 75 pass Terry Barr 75 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
24 1963-12-08 @ DET W, 38-10 2 5 rush Dan Lewis 5 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
25 1963-12-08 @ DET W, 38-10 3 29 pass Gail Cogdill 29 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
26 1963-12-08 @ DET W, 38-10 3 0 fumble Darris McCord 0 yard fumble return (Wayne Walker kick)
27 1963-12-08 @ DET W, 38-10 4 2 rush Nick Pietrosante 2 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
28 1963-12-15 @ WAS L, 20-27 2 92 kickoff Bobby Mitchell 92 yard kickoff return (Bob Khayat kick)
29 1963-12-15 @ WAS L, 20-27 3 1 rush Billy Ray Barnes 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
30 1963-12-15 @ WAS L, 20-27 4 23 pass Billy Ray Barnes 23 yard pass from Norm Snead