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1964 Cleveland Browns

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1964 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.2, Offense: 6.5, Defense: -1.4, SoS: -3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 415 points (29.6/g), 2nd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (20.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of 122 points (8.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.7-4.3.

Coach: Blanton Collier (10-3-1)

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 415 4486 807 5.6 26 7 18 255 181 344 2323 28 19 6.2 118 435 2163 14 5.0 119
Team Defense 293 4722 894 5.3 40 21 19 275 230 401 2710 18 19 6.3 137 465 2012 18 4.3 119
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 3 1 3 11 9 1 6 2 6 3 5 1
Lg Rank Defense 5 14 4 2 14 9 12 6 5 12 13 14 12 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 @ Washington Redskins 27 13 17 255 112 143 3 13 307 211 96 4
2 Sun September 20 boxscore T 1-0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 33 33 18 281 166 115 3 17 344 230 114 3
3 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 20 15 362 193 169 1 20 337 166 171 4
4 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-0-1 Dallas Cowboys 27 6 18 367 251 116 2 17 239 107 132 1
5 Sat October 10 boxscore L 3-1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 23 14 217 121 96 28 477 123 354 1
6 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 16 12 264 69 195 3 20 332 236 96 5
7 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-1-1 New York Giants 42 20 15 225 128 97 3 23 426 260 166 6
8 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 30 17 24 412 162 250 1 16 251 86 165 2
9 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-1-1 Washington Redskins 34 24 21 385 175 210 1 20 362 261 101 1
10 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-1-1 Detroit Lions 37 21 25 370 152 218 2 17 331 225 106 3
11 Sun November 22 boxscore L 8-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 21 28 20 302 164 138 4 18 285 129 156
12 Sun November 29 boxscore W 9-2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 38 24 16 302 145 157 1 22 383 254 129 4
13 Sun December 6 boxscore L 9-3-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 19 28 18 337 231 106 2 25 309 159 150 2
14 Sat December 12 boxscore W 10-3-1 @ New York Giants 52 20 22 407 254 153 19 339 263 76 4
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 27 boxscore W 11-3-1 Baltimore Colts 27 0 20 339 197 142 1 11 181 89 92 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
13 Frank Ryan* 28 QB 14 14 10-3-1 174 334 52.1% 2404 25 7.5 19 5.7 62 7.2 6.1 13.8 171.7 76.7 1 0
11 Jim Ninowski 28 3 0 6 9 66.7% 125 2 22.2 0 0.0 41 13.9 18.3 20.8 41.7 149.3
32 Jim Brown*+ 28 FB 14 14 1 1 100.0% 13 1 100.0 0 0.0 13 13.0 33.0 13.0 0.9 158.3
Team Total 26.9 14 10-3-1 181 344 52.6% 2542 28 8.1 19 5.5 62 7.4 6.5 14.0 181.6 80.8 1 0
Opp Total 14 230 401 57.4% 2932 18 4.5 19 4.7 7.3 6.08 12.7 209.4 75.6 28 222 6.3 5.2 6.5

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*+ 28 FB 14 14 280 1446 7 71 5.2 103.3 20.0 36 340 9.4 2 40 2.6 24.3 1786 9 6
48 Ernie Green 26 HB 14 0 109 491 6 37 4.5 35.1 7.8 25 283 11.3 4 32 1.8 20.2 774 10 1
13 Frank Ryan* 28 QB 14 14 37 217 1 19 5.9 15.5 2.6 217 1 4
44 Leroy Kelly 22 14 0 6 12 0 5 2.0 0.9 0.4 12 0 0
36 Charlie Scales 26 14 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 0.4 0.1 5 0 1
11 Jim Ninowski 28 3 0 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -2.7 0.3 -8 0 1
42 Paul Warfield* 22 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 920 17.7 9 62 3.7 65.7 920 9 0
86 Gary Collins 24 FL/P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 544 15.5 8 43 2.5 38.9 544 8 0
83 Johnny Brewer 27 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 338 13.5 3 41 1.8 24.1 338 3 0
85 Clifton McNeil 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 69 17.3 1 28 0.3 4.9 69 1 0
87 Tom Hutchinson 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 24 8.0 0 12 0.2 1.7 24 0 0
27 Walter Roberts 22 KR/PR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 24 24.0 1 24 0.1 1.7 24 1 1
Team Total 26.9 14 435 2163 14 71 5.0 154.5 31.1 181 2542 14.0 28 62 12.9 181.6 4705 42 15
Opp Total 14 465 2012 18 4.3 143.7 33.2 230 2710 11.8 18 16.4 193.6 4722 36 30

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
27 Walter Roberts 22 KR/PR 14 0 10 132 0 40 13.2 24 661 0 60 27.5 817
44 Leroy Kelly 22 14 0 9 171 1 68 19.0 24 582 0 45 24.3 765
36 Charlie Scales 26 14 0 5 75 0 24 15.0 80
67 Sid Williams 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
73 Monte Clark 27 RT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
24 Bobby Franklin 28 RS 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
42 Paul Warfield* 22 SE 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 924
Team Total 26.9 14 20 303 1 68 15.2 57 1323 0 60 23.2 6331
Opp Total 14 20 184 0 9.2 75 1517 0 20.2

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 40 K 14 0 33 22 66.7%% 49 49 100.0%%
86 Gary Collins 24 FL/P 14 0 48 2016 58 0 42.0
24 Bobby Franklin 28 RS 14 0 1 36 36 0 36.0
Team Total 26.9 14 33 22 66.7%% 49 49 100.0%% 49 2052 58 0 41.9
Opp Total 14 23 15 65.2%% 35 32 91.4%% 57 2263 39.7

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
32 Jim Brown*+ 28 FB 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
50 Vince Costello 32 MLB 14 0 2 21 0 20 0 0 0 4 0 0
49 Walter Beach 29 RCB 14 0 4 81 1 65 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Larry Benz 23 LS 13 0 4 67 0 45 0 0 0 1 7 0
30 Bernie Parrish 28 LCB 14 0 4 98 1 54 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Frank Ryan* 28 QB 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
20 Ross Fichtner 26 8 0 2 67 0 64 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Charlie Scales 26 14 0 0 1 2 23 1
84 Paul Wiggin 30 LDE 14 0 0 0 3 3 1
35 Galen Fiss 33 RLB 13 0 1 24 0 24 0 0 0 1 5 0
24 Bobby Franklin 28 RS 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
82 Jim Houston* 27 LLB 14 0 2 86 1 44 0
74 Dick Modzelewski* 33 LDT 14 0 0 0 2 5 0
70 John Brown 25 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Lowell Caylor 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Bob Gain 35 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Bill Glass* 29 RDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Ernie Green 26 HB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Gene Hickerson 29 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Jim Kanicki 23 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Mike Lucci 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 John Morrow 31 C 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Jim Ninowski 28 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Walter Roberts 22 KR/PR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Roger Shoals 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 1
Team Total 26.9 14 19 444 3 65 0 0 15 29 43 3
Opp Total 14 28 30 9

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
76 Lou Groza 40 K 14 0 49 22 115
48 Ernie Green 26 HB 14 0 6 4 10 60
32 Jim Brown*+ 28 FB 14 14 7 2 9 54
42 Paul Warfield* 22 SE 14 0 9 9 54
86 Gary Collins 24 FL/P 14 0 8 8 48
83 Johnny Brewer 27 TE 14 0 3 3 18
49 Walter Beach 29 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
82 Jim Houston* 27 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
44 Leroy Kelly 22 14 0 1 1 6
85 Clifton McNeil 24 14 0 1 1 6
30 Bernie Parrish 28 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
27 Walter Roberts 22 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
13 Frank Ryan* 28 QB 14 14 1 1 6
36 Charlie Scales 26 14 0 1 1 6
75 Roger Shoals 26 14 0 1 1 6
84 Paul Wiggin 30 LDE 14 0 1 1 6
67 Sid Williams 22 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 14 14 28 1 3 3 1 50 49 22 415
Opp Total 14 18 18 32 15 293

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-13 @ WAS W, 27-13 2 23 pass Gary Collins 23 yard pass from Frank Ryan
2 1964-09-13 @ WAS W, 27-13 2 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
3 1964-09-13 @ WAS W, 27-13 3 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1964-09-13 @ WAS W, 27-13 4 1 rush Ernie Green 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1964-09-20 STL T, 33-33 2 40 pass Paul Warfield 40 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
6 1964-09-20 STL T, 33-33 3 7 pass Gary Collins 7 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
7 1964-09-20 STL T, 33-33 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1964-09-27 @ PHI W, 28-20 1 37 rush Ernie Green 37 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
9 1964-09-27 @ PHI W, 28-20 3 24 pass Paul Warfield 24 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
10 1964-09-27 @ PHI W, 28-20 3 40 pass Jim Brown 40 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
11 1964-09-27 @ PHI W, 28-20 4 12 pass Gary Collins 12 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
12 1964-10-04 DAL W, 27-6 1 7 pass Ernie Green 7 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
13 1964-10-04 DAL W, 27-6 3 40 pass Paul Warfield 40 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
14 1964-10-04 DAL W, 27-6 4 38 pass Gary Collins 38 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
15 1964-10-10 PIT L, 7-23 2 18 pass Gary Collins 18 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
16 1964-10-18 @ DAL W, 20-16 1 1 rush Ernie Green 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1964-10-18 @ DAL W, 20-16 4 54 interception Bernie Parrish 54 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
18 1964-10-25 NYG W, 42-20 2 68 punt Leroy Kelly 68 yard punt return (Lou Groza kick)
19 1964-10-25 NYG W, 42-20 3 11 pass Paul Warfield 11 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
20 1964-10-25 NYG W, 42-20 4 2 fumble Paul Wiggin 2 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
21 1964-10-25 NYG W, 42-20 4 9 pass Gary Collins 9 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
22 1964-10-25 NYG W, 42-20 4 23 fumble Charlie Scales 23 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
23 1964-10-25 NYG W, 42-20 4 11 pass Johnny Brewer 11 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
24 1964-11-01 @ PIT W, 30-17 2 25 pass Clifton McNeil 25 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
25 1964-11-01 @ PIT W, 30-17 3 7 rush Ernie Green 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
26 1964-11-01 @ PIT W, 30-17 4 13 rush Ernie Green 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
27 1964-11-08 WAS W, 34-24 2 21 rush Ernie Green 21 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1964-11-08 WAS W, 34-24 3 13 pass Gary Collins 13 yard pass from Jim Brown (Lou Groza kick)
29 1964-11-08 WAS W, 34-24 3 62 pass Paul Warfield 62 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
30 1964-11-08 WAS W, 34-24 4 2 rush Jim Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1964-11-15 DET W, 37-21 1 6 rush Jim Brown 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1964-11-15 DET W, 37-21 2 2 rush Jim Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1964-11-15 DET W, 37-21 3 8 pass Paul Warfield 8 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
34 1964-11-15 DET W, 37-21 4 65 interception Walter Beach 65 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
35 1964-11-22 @ GNB L, 21-28 1 48 pass Paul Warfield 48 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
36 1964-11-22 @ GNB L, 21-28 1 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
37 1964-11-22 @ GNB L, 21-28 4 19 pass Paul Warfield 19 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
38 1964-11-29 PHI W, 38-24 1 0 fumble Roger Shoals 0 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
39 1964-11-29 PHI W, 38-24 2 0 fumble Sid Williams 0 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
40 1964-11-29 PHI W, 38-24 2 42 interception Jim Houston 42 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
41 1964-11-29 PHI W, 38-24 3 24 pass Johnny Brewer 24 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
42 1964-11-29 PHI W, 38-24 4 13 pass Johnny Brewer 13 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
43 1964-12-06 @ STL L, 19-28 4 30 pass Ernie Green 30 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
44 1964-12-12 @ NYG W, 52-20 2 13 rush Frank Ryan 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
45 1964-12-12 @ NYG W, 52-20 2 11 pass Gary Collins 11 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
46 1964-12-12 @ NYG W, 52-20 2 1 pass Ernie Green 1 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
47 1964-12-12 @ NYG W, 52-20 3 25 pass Ernie Green 25 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
48 1964-12-12 @ NYG W, 52-20 3 8 pass Paul Warfield 8 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
49 1964-12-12 @ NYG W, 52-20 3 8 pass Jim Brown 8 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
50 1964-12-12 @ NYG W, 52-20 4 24 pass Walter Roberts 24 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-13 @ WAS L, 13-27 2 17 rush Charley Taylor 17 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
2 1964-09-20 STL T, 33-33 1 22 pass John David Crow 22 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1964-09-20 STL T, 33-33 3 38 pass Sonny Randle 38 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1964-09-20 STL T, 33-33 4 50 pass Sonny Randle 50 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1964-09-27 @ PHI L, 20-28 1 1 rush Ollie Matson 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
6 1964-09-27 @ PHI L, 20-28 4 7 rush Ollie Matson 7 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
7 1964-10-04 DAL L, 6-27 2 5 pass Pettis Norman 5 yard pass from John Roach
8 1964-10-10 PIT W, 23-7 1 33 rush John Henry Johnson 33 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
9 1964-10-10 PIT W, 23-7 2 45 rush John Henry Johnson 45 yard rush
10 1964-10-10 PIT W, 23-7 3 5 rush John Henry Johnson 5 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
11 1964-10-18 @ DAL L, 16-20 3 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
12 1964-10-25 NYG L, 20-42 1 1 rush Dick James 1 yard rush
13 1964-10-25 NYG L, 20-42 3 7 rush Y.A. Tittle 7 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
14 1964-10-25 NYG L, 20-42 4 20 pass Ernie Wheelwright 20 yard pass from Gary Wood (Don Chandler kick)
15 1964-11-01 @ PIT L, 17-30 2 5 rush Clarence Peaks 5 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
16 1964-11-01 @ PIT L, 17-30 4 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
17 1964-11-08 WAS L, 24-34 3 14 pass Bobby Mitchell 14 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Jim Martin kick)
18 1964-11-08 WAS L, 24-34 4 10 pass Charley Taylor 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Jim Martin kick)
19 1964-11-08 WAS L, 24-34 4 14 pass Bobby Mitchell 14 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Jim Martin kick)
20 1964-11-15 DET L, 21-37 1 92 pass Dan Lewis 92 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
21 1964-11-15 DET L, 21-37 1 4 pass Jim Gibbons 4 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
22 1964-11-15 DET L, 21-37 2 39 pass Terry Barr 39 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
23 1964-11-22 @ GNB W, 28-21 1 19 rush Elijah Pitts 19 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
24 1964-11-22 @ GNB W, 28-21 3 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
25 1964-11-22 @ GNB W, 28-21 3 4 rush Bart Starr 4 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
26 1964-11-22 @ GNB W, 28-21 4 5 rush Jim Taylor 5 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
27 1964-11-29 PHI L, 24-38 3 20 rush Timmy Brown 20 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
28 1964-11-29 PHI L, 24-38 4 19 pass Ron Goodwin 19 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
29 1964-11-29 PHI L, 24-38 4 32 pass Pete Retzlaff 32 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
30 1964-12-06 @ STL W, 28-19 2 46 pass Joe Childress 46 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1964-12-06 @ STL W, 28-19 2 1 rush Charley Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
32 1964-12-06 @ STL W, 28-19 2 8 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 8 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
33 1964-12-06 @ STL W, 28-19 3 1 rush Charley Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
34 1964-12-12 @ NYG L, 20-52 2 7 pass Dick James 7 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
35 1964-12-12 @ NYG L, 20-52 4 10 pass Aaron Thomas 10 yard pass from Gary Wood (Don Chandler kick)
36 1964-12-12 @ NYG L, 20-52 4 1 pass Aaron Thomas 1 yard pass from Gary Wood