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1966 Cleveland Browns

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9-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.6, Offense: 4.9, Defense: 2.7, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 403 points (28.8/g), 2nd of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (18.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of 144 points (10.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.4-3.6.

Coach: Blanton Collier (9-5-0)

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 403 5071 846 6.0 25 10 19 278 212 402 2905 33 15 6.7 142 415 2166 18 5.2 117
Team Defense 259 4266 891 4.8 49 19 18 255 221 406 2372 14 30 5.4 124 450 1894 12 4.2 113
Lg Rank Offense 2 2 3 1 4 8 5 1 3 3 10 1 3 1
Lg Rank Defense 5 9 1 4 12 7 6 5 1 6 9 12 7 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 11 boxscore W 1-0 @ Washington Redskins 38 14 18 307 159 148 3 17 315 212 103 6
2 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-1 Green Bay Packers 20 21 16 266 156 110 1 22 356 238 118 2
3 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-2 St. Louis Cardinals 28 34 25 373 230 143 1 13 313 206 107 5
4 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-2 @ New York Giants 28 7 23 418 160 258 1 12 274 224 50 6
5 Sat October 8 boxscore W 3-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 41 10 31 467 226 241 2 12 204 182 22 6
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-2 Dallas Cowboys 30 21 17 264 159 105 30 413 257 156 4
8 Sun October 30 boxscore W 5-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 49 17 22 508 295 213 1 23 321 117 204 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 5-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6 16 19 307 176 131 6 12 267 132 135
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-3 Philadelphia Eagles 27 7 17 345 176 169 17 290 175 115 4
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-3 Washington Redskins 14 3 10 271 112 159 2 20 327 159 168 4
11 Thu November 24 boxscore L 7-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 26 18 321 164 157 1 25 304 131 173
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 8-4 New York Giants 49 40 21 447 317 130 3 23 335 123 212 1
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 8-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 33 21 349 231 118 3 17 320 117 203 5
14 Sat December 17 boxscore W 9-5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 38 10 20 428 344 84 1 12 227 99 128 3

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* 30 QB 14 14 9-5-0 200 382 52.4% 2974 29 7.6 14 3.7 54 7.8 7.7 14.9 212.4 88.2 1 1
11 Jim Ninowski 30 14 0 11 18 61.1% 175 4 22.2 1 5.6 44 9.7 11.7 15.9 12.5 110.0
76 Lou Groza 42 K 14 0 1 1 100.0% -7 0 0.0 0 0.0 -7 -7.0 -7.0 -7.0 -0.5 79.2
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 24 HB/PR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 27.9 14 9-5-0 212 402 52.7% 3142 33 8.2 15 3.7 54 7.8 7.8 14.8 224.4 90.4 1 1
Opp Total 14 221 406 54.4% 2650 14 3.4 30 7.4 6.5 3.89 12.0 189.3 55.3 35 278 5.4 3.0 7.9

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
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 24 HB/PR 14 0 209 1141 15 70 5.5 81.5 14.9 32 366 11.4 1 40 2.3 26.1 1507 16 1
48 Ernie Green* 28 FB 14 0 144 750 3 35 5.2 53.6 10.3 45 445 9.9 6 31 3.2 31.8 1195 9 2
13 Frank Ryan* 30 QB 14 14 36 156 0 17 4.3 11.1 2.6 156 0 5
36 Nick Pietrosante 29 13 0 7 20 0 8 2.9 1.5 0.5 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.9 32 0 0
31 Charlie Harraway 22 14 0 7 40 0 18 5.7 2.9 0.5 40 0 0
33 Randy Schultz 23 14 0 7 32 0 20 4.6 2.3 0.5 32 0 0
11 Jim Ninowski 30 14 0 3 -11 0 4 -3.7 -0.8 0.2 -11 0 3
86 Gary Collins* 26 FL/P 14 0 2 38 0 36 19.0 2.7 0.1 56 946 16.9 12 54 4.0 67.6 984 12 0
42 Paul Warfield 24 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 741 20.6 5 51 2.6 52.9 741 5 0
89 Milt Morin 24 TE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 333 14.5 3 32 2.1 30.3 333 3 3
41 Ralph Smith 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 183 14.1 3 28 0.9 13.1 183 3 0
85 Clifton McNeil 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 94 47.0 2 50 0.1 6.7 94 2 0
27 Walter Roberts 24 KR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 10 0.1 1.4 19 0 3
50 Vince Costello 34 MLB 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7 0.1 -0.5 -7 0 0
82 Jim Houston 29 LLB 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 1 10 0.1 0.7 10 1 0
Team Total 27.9 14 415 2166 18 70 5.2 154.7 29.6 212 3142 14.8 33 54 15.1 224.4 5308 51 17
Opp Total 14 450 1894 12 4.2 135.3 32.1 221 2372 10.7 14 15.8 169.4 4266 26 24

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
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 24 HB/PR 14 0 13 104 0 52 8.0 19 403 0 49 21.2 2014
27 Walter Roberts 24 KR 14 0 11 42 0 30 3.8 20 454 0 57 22.7 515
31 Charlie Harraway 22 14 0 9 193 0 33 21.4 233
33 Randy Schultz 23 14 0 3 52 0 23 17.3 84
36 Nick Pietrosante 29 13 0 2 9 0 8 4.5 41
41 Ralph Smith 28 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 183
Team Total 27.9 14 24 146 0 52 6.1 54 1111 0 57 20.6 6565
Opp Total 14 23 111 0 4.8 68 1501 2 22.1

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 42 K 14 0 23 9 39.1%% 52 51 98.1%%
86 Gary Collins* 26 FL/P 14 0 57 2223 60 0 39.0
82 Jim Houston 29 LLB 14 0 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 27.9 14 23 9 39.1%% 53 52 98.1%% 57 2223 60 0 39.0
Opp Total 14 28 19 67.9%% 29 28 96.6%% 56 2223 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
20 Ross Fichtner 28 LS 14 0 8 152 1 58 0
34 Mike Howell 23 RCB 14 14 8 62 0 29 0
13 Frank Ryan* 30 QB 14 14 0 5 0 0 0
84 Paul Wiggin 32 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
40 Erich Barnes 31 LCB 14 0 4 128 0 54 0
82 Jim Houston 29 LLB 14 0 2 27 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Ernie Kellermann 23 ls/RS 14 11 3 23 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Milt Morin 24 TE 11 0 0 3 1 0 0
11 Jim Ninowski 30 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
27 Walter Roberts 24 KR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
83 Johnny Brewer* 29 RLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Ernie Green* 28 FB 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
49 Walter Beach 31 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Bill Glass 31 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 13 1
69 Jim Kanicki 25 RDT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
74 Dick Modzelewski 35 14 0 0 0 2 13 0
50 Vince Costello 34 MLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
66 Gene Hickerson* 31 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Walter Johnson 24 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 24 HB/PR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Clifton McNeil 26 14 0 0 0 1 4 0
30 Bernie Parrish 30 1 0 1 16 0 16 0
41 Ralph Smith 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Paul Warfield 24 SE 14 0 0 0 1 3 1
60 John Wooten* 30 LG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.9 14 30 408 1 58 0 0 17 26 33 2
Opp Total 14 29 24 5

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
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 24 HB/PR 14 0 15 1 16 96
76 Lou Groza 42 K 14 0 51 9 78
86 Gary Collins* 26 FL/P 14 0 12 12 72
48 Ernie Green* 28 FB 14 0 3 6 9 54
42 Paul Warfield 24 SE 14 0 5 1 6 36
89 Milt Morin 24 TE 11 0 3 3 18
41 Ralph Smith 28 14 0 3 3 18
85 Clifton McNeil 26 14 0 2 2 12
82 Jim Houston 29 LLB 14 0 1 1 1 7
20 Ross Fichtner 28 LS 14 0 1 1 6
80 Bill Glass 31 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 27.9 14 18 33 2 1 54 52 9 403
Opp Total 14 12 14 2 28 19 259

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-11 @ WAS W, 38-14 1 29 rush Leroy Kelly 29 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
2 1966-09-11 @ WAS W, 38-14 3 20 pass Gary Collins 20 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
3 1966-09-11 @ WAS W, 38-14 4 16 pass Paul Warfield 16 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
4 1966-09-11 @ WAS W, 38-14 4 1 rush Ernie Green 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
5 1966-09-11 @ WAS W, 38-14 4 5 pass Gary Collins 5 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
6 1966-09-18 GNB L, 20-21 1 11 pass Gary Collins 11 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
7 1966-09-18 GNB L, 20-21 2 24 pass Gary Collins 24 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
8 1966-09-25 STL L, 28-34 1 23 pass Ernie Green 23 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
9 1966-09-25 STL L, 28-34 1 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1966-09-25 STL L, 28-34 2 6 rush Leroy Kelly 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1966-09-25 STL L, 28-34 3 57 rush Leroy Kelly 57 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1966-10-02 @ NYG W, 28-7 1 20 pass Milt Morin 20 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
13 1966-10-02 @ NYG W, 28-7 2 3 rush Leroy Kelly 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1966-10-02 @ NYG W, 28-7 4 14 rush Ernie Green 14 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1966-10-02 @ NYG W, 28-7 4 9 pass Paul Warfield 9 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
16 1966-10-08 PIT W, 41-10 1 23 pass Gary Collins 23 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
17 1966-10-08 PIT W, 41-10 1 14 pass Gary Collins 14 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
18 1966-10-08 PIT W, 41-10 2 2 rush Leroy Kelly 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1966-10-08 PIT W, 41-10 4 10 rush Leroy Kelly 10 yard rush
20 1966-10-08 PIT W, 41-10 4 3 fumble Paul Warfield 3 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
21 1966-10-08 PIT W, 41-10 4 24 pass Ralph Smith 24 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
22 1966-10-23 DAL W, 30-21 1 15 pass Milt Morin 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
23 1966-10-23 DAL W, 30-21 3 2 rush Leroy Kelly 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1966-10-23 DAL W, 30-21 3 21 pass Paul Warfield 21 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
25 1966-10-30 @ ATL W, 49-17 1 70 rush Leroy Kelly 70 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
26 1966-10-30 @ ATL W, 49-17 1 36 pass Paul Warfield 36 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
27 1966-10-30 @ ATL W, 49-17 2 17 pass Gary Collins 17 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Jim Houston pass from Jim Ninowski)
28 1966-10-30 @ ATL W, 49-17 3 6 pass Ernie Green 6 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
29 1966-10-30 @ ATL W, 49-17 4 30 pass Leroy Kelly 30 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
30 1966-10-30 @ ATL W, 49-17 4 44 pass Clifton McNeil 44 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
31 1966-10-30 @ ATL W, 49-17 4 15 pass Ralph Smith 15 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
32 1966-11-06 @ PIT L, 6-16 2 24 pass Gary Collins 24 yard pass from Frank Ryan
33 1966-11-13 PHI W, 27-7 2 27 rush Ernie Green 27 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
34 1966-11-13 PHI W, 27-7 3 16 pass Milt Morin 16 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
35 1966-11-13 PHI W, 27-7 4 28 pass Paul Warfield 28 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
36 1966-11-20 WAS W, 14-3 1 5 pass Ernie Green 5 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
37 1966-11-20 WAS W, 14-3 3 56 rush Leroy Kelly 56 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
38 1966-11-24 @ DAL L, 14-26 2 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
39 1966-11-24 @ DAL L, 14-26 2 16 pass Ernie Green 16 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
40 1966-12-04 NYG W, 49-40 1 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
41 1966-12-04 NYG W, 49-40 2 3 pass Gary Collins 3 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
42 1966-12-04 NYG W, 49-40 3 3 rush Leroy Kelly 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
43 1966-12-04 NYG W, 49-40 3 2 rush Leroy Kelly 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
44 1966-12-04 NYG W, 49-40 4 19 pass Ralph Smith 19 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
45 1966-12-04 NYG W, 49-40 4 31 pass Ernie Green 31 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
46 1966-12-04 NYG W, 49-40 4 13 fumble Bill Glass 13 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
47 1966-12-11 @ PHI L, 21-33 2 10 pass Jim Houston 10 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
48 1966-12-11 @ PHI L, 21-33 3 39 interception Ross Fichtner 39 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
49 1966-12-11 @ PHI L, 21-33 4 10 pass Gary Collins 10 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
50 1966-12-17 @ STL W, 38-10 2 42 pass Gary Collins 42 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
51 1966-12-17 @ STL W, 38-10 3 44 pass Gary Collins 44 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
52 1966-12-17 @ STL W, 38-10 3 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
53 1966-12-17 @ STL W, 38-10 4 19 pass Ernie Green 19 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
54 1966-12-17 @ STL W, 38-10 4 50 pass Clifton McNeil 50 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-11 @ WAS L, 14-38 1 5 rush Charley Taylor 5 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
2 1966-09-11 @ WAS L, 14-38 1 34 pass Charley Taylor 34 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
3 1966-09-18 GNB W, 21-20 2 44 pass Paul Hornung 44 yard pass from Bart Starr (Don Chandler kick)
4 1966-09-18 GNB W, 21-20 3 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
5 1966-09-18 GNB W, 21-20 4 9 pass Jim Taylor 9 yard pass from Bart Starr (Don Chandler kick)
6 1966-09-25 STL W, 34-28 1 94 kickoff Roy Shivers 94 yard kickoff return (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1966-09-25 STL W, 34-28 2 33 pass Sonny Randle 33 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1966-09-25 STL W, 34-28 3 58 pass Jackie Smith 58 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1966-09-25 STL W, 34-28 3 9 pass Billy Gambrell 9 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1966-09-25 STL W, 34-28 4 23 rush Prentice Gautt 23 yard rush
11 1966-10-02 @ NYG L, 7-28 2 17 pass Homer Jones 17 yard pass from Gary Wood (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1966-10-08 PIT L, 10-41 3 23 pass Roy Jefferson 23 yard pass from George Izo (Mike Clark kick)
13 1966-10-23 DAL L, 21-30 1 3 rush Don Meredith 3 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
14 1966-10-23 DAL L, 21-30 4 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
15 1966-10-23 DAL L, 21-30 4 1 pass Frank Clarke 1 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
16 1966-10-30 @ ATL L, 17-49 2 1 rush Ernie Wheelwright 1 yard rush (Lou Kirouac kick)
17 1966-10-30 @ ATL L, 17-49 4 22 pass Alex Hawkins 22 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Lou Kirouac kick)
18 1966-11-06 @ PIT W, 16-6 4 8 pass Gary Ballman 8 yard pass from Ron Smith (Mike Clark kick)
19 1966-11-13 PHI L, 7-27 4 1 rush Earl Gros 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
20 1966-11-24 @ DAL W, 26-14 2 6 pass Dan Reeves 6 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
21 1966-11-24 @ DAL W, 26-14 4 9 rush Don Perkins 9 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
22 1966-12-04 NYG L, 40-49 1 90 kickoff Clarence Childs 90 yard kickoff return (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1966-12-04 NYG L, 40-49 1 5 rush Gary Wood 5 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1966-12-04 NYG L, 40-49 2 16 rush Gary Wood 16 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1966-12-04 NYG L, 40-49 2 33 pass Joe Morrison 33 yard pass from Gary Wood (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1966-12-11 @ PHI W, 33-21 2 9 rush Jack Concannon 9 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
27 1966-12-11 @ PHI W, 33-21 2 44 pass Tom Woodeshick 44 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Sam Baker kick)
28 1966-12-11 @ PHI W, 33-21 2 100 field goal Al Nelson 100 yard field goal return (Sam Baker kick)
29 1966-12-17 @ STL L, 10-38 2 1 rush Terry Nofsinger 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)