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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
Pts 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

Week 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

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
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

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*+ 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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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 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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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