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1967 Cleveland Browns

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9-5-0, Finished 1st in NFL Century Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 0.5, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (23.9/g), 7th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 297 points (21.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of 37 points (2.6/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

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 334 4081 821 5.0 35 17 17 238 160 333 1942 22 18 5.2 102 444 2139 15 4.8 119
Team Defense 297 4666 954 4.9 36 14 13 281 250 454 2899 19 22 5.9 153 459 1767 15 3.8 115
Lg Rank Offense 7 10 6 15 11 14 12 6 4 11 8 1 6 1
Lg Rank Defense 8 12 7 5 14 13 13 7 8 9 12 9 9 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 Dallas Cowboys 14 21 12 221 210 11 3 19 370 189 181 4
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 @ Detroit Lions 14 31 15 269 78 191 3 29 461 223 238
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 1-2 @ New Orleans Saints 42 7 23 421 223 198 4 17 266 198 68 5
4 Sat October 7 boxscore W 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 10 24 361 183 178 3 20 278 208 70 4
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-2 St. Louis Cardinals 20 16 8 223 114 109 1 18 349 217 132 5
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-2 Chicago Bears 24 0 23 347 158 189 1 9 136 116 20 2
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-3 @ New York Giants 34 38 17 369 259 110 4 22 386 249 137 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 34 14 21 313 132 181 1 14 301 229 72 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 5-4 @ Green Bay Packers 7 55 11 228 66 162 7 28 456 221 235 1
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-4 Minnesota Vikings 14 10 18 235 25 210 2 12 204 105 99 3
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 7-4 Washington Redskins 42 37 19 424 221 203 1 33 481 373 108 1
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 8-4 New York Giants 24 14 17 215 32 183 1 26 343 182 161 2
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 9-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 20 16 8 131 49 82 2 16 295 174 121 2
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 9-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24 28 22 324 192 132 2 18 340 215 125 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 24 boxscore L 9-6 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 52 15 322 163 159 1 22 401 223 178 2

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 31 QB 13 13 9-4-0 136 280 48.6% 2026 20 7.1 16 5.7 49 7.2 6.1 14.9 155.8 72.7 1 1
15 Gary Lane 25 qb 3 1 0-1-0 21 43 48.8% 254 2 4.7 1 2.3 23 5.9 5.8 12.1 84.7 73.2
18 Dick Shiner 25 13 0 3 9 33.3% 34 0 0.0 1 11.1 21 3.8 -1.2 11.3 2.6 6.0
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 25 HB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.5 14 9-5-0 160 333 48.0% 2314 22 6.6 18 5.4 49 6.9 5.8 14.5 165.3 70.6 1 1
Opp Total 14 250 454 55.1% 3231 19 4.2 22 4.8 7.1 5.77 12.9 230.8 71.4 41 332 5.9 4.6 8.3

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*+ 25 HB 14 0 235 1205 11 42 5.1 86.1 16.8 20 282 14.1 2 48 1.4 20.1 1487 13 7
48 Ernie Green* 29 FB 13 0 145 710 4 59 4.9 54.6 11.2 39 369 9.5 2 41 3.0 28.4 1079 6 1
13 Frank Ryan 31 QB 13 13 22 57 0 12 2.6 4.4 1.7 57 0 4
35 Larry Conjar 22 12 0 20 78 0 16 3.9 6.5 1.7 6 68 11.3 0 27 0.5 5.7 146 0 3
36 Nick Pietrosante 30 14 0 10 73 0 31 7.3 5.2 0.7 6 56 9.3 0 23 0.4 4.0 129 0 0
31 Charlie Harraway 23 14 0 5 -14 0 2 -2.8 -1.0 0.4 -14 0 0
42 Paul Warfield 25 SE 14 0 2 10 0 18 5.0 0.7 0.1 32 702 21.9 8 49 2.3 50.1 712 8 0
15 Gary Lane 25 qb 3 1 2 21 0 12 10.5 7.0 0.7 21 0 0
18 Dick Shiner 25 13 0 2 -7 0 -3 -3.5 -0.5 0.2 -7 0 0
86 Gary Collins 27 FL/P 13 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 32 500 15.6 7 33 2.5 38.5 506 7 1
41 Ralph Smith 29 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 211 15.1 1 49 1.0 15.1 211 1 0
89 Milt Morin 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 90 12.9 0 21 1.2 15.0 90 0 0
85 Clifton McNeil 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 33 11.0 2 23 1.5 16.5 33 2 0
87 Eppie Barney 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 3 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 444 2139 15 59 4.8 152.8 31.7 160 2314 14.5 22 49 11.4 165.3 4453 37 24
Opp Total 14 459 1767 15 3.8 126.2 32.8 250 2899 11.6 19 17.9 207.1 4666 34 28

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
28 Ben Davis 22 KR/PR 14 0 18 229 1 52 12.7 27 708 0 63 26.2 937
27 Carl Ward 23 14 0 6 62 0 24 10.3 22 546 1 104 24.8 608
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 25 HB 14 0 9 59 0 32 6.6 5 131 0 32 26.2 1677
87 Eppie Barney 23 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 14
31 Charlie Harraway 23 14 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 -7
49 George Youngblood 22 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 35 357 1 52 10.2 55 1396 1 104 25.4 6206
Opp Total 14 29 70 0 2.4 59 1288 2 21.8

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 43 K 14 0 23 11 47.8%% 43 43 100.0%%
86 Gary Collins 27 FL/P 13 0 57 2078 52 2 36.5
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 25 HB 14 0 10 407 51 0 40.7
Team Total 26.5 14 23 11 47.8%% 43 43 100.0%% 67 2485 52 2 37.1
Opp Total 14 25 13 52.0%% 37 36 97.3%% 62 2474 39.9

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
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 25 HB 14 0 0 7 2 0 0
40 Erich Barnes 32 LCB 13 0 4 47 0 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Johnny Brewer 30 RLB 14 0 2 75 1 70 0 0 0 3 0 0
20 Ross Fichtner 29 RS 14 0 4 113 0 88 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 Frank Ryan 31 QB 13 13 0 4 1 0 0
82 Jim Houston 30 LLB 13 0 3 97 2 79 0 0 0 1 3 0
27 Carl Ward 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
84 Paul Wiggin* 33 LDE 14 0 0 0 4 0 0
35 Larry Conjar 22 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
28 Ben Davis 22 KR/PR 14 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 2 0 0 0
80 Bill Glass* 32 RDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Mike Howell 24 RCB 14 0 3 20 0 20 0
24 Ernie Kellermann 24 LS 14 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Gary Collins 27 FL/P 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
48 Ernie Green* 29 FB 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Jack Gregory 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Gene Hickerson*+ 32 RG 14 0 0 0 1 2 0
54 Fred Hoaglin 23 C 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
71 Walter Johnson* 25 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Jim Kanicki 26 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Dale Lindsey 24 MLB 14 0 1 5 0 5 0
56 Bob Matheson 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
41 Ralph Smith 29 TE 14 0 0 0 1 1 1
42 Paul Warfield 25 SE 14 0 0 0 1 3 0
49 George Youngblood 22 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 22 375 3 88 0 0 24 21 9 1
Opp Total 14 44 28 14

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*+ 25 HB 14 0 11 2 13 78
76 Lou Groza 43 K 14 0 43 11 76
42 Paul Warfield 25 SE 14 0 8 8 48
86 Gary Collins 27 FL/P 13 0 7 7 42
48 Ernie Green* 29 FB 13 0 4 2 6 36
82 Jim Houston 30 LLB 13 0 2 2 12
85 Clifton McNeil 27 2 0 2 2 12
41 Ralph Smith 29 TE 14 0 1 1 2 12
83 Johnny Brewer 30 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
28 Ben Davis 22 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
27 Carl Ward 23 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 15 22 1 1 1 3 43 43 11 334
Opp Total 14 15 19 2 1 36 13 297

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-17 DAL L, 14-21 1 5 rush Leroy Kelly 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
2 1967-09-17 DAL L, 14-21 3 12 pass Gary Collins 12 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
3 1967-09-24 @ DET L, 14-31 1 4 rush Leroy Kelly 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1967-09-24 @ DET L, 14-31 2 42 pass Paul Warfield 42 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
5 1967-10-01 @ NOR W, 42-7 1 18 pass Paul Warfield 18 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
6 1967-10-01 @ NOR W, 42-7 2 41 pass Ernie Green 41 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
7 1967-10-01 @ NOR W, 42-7 3 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1967-10-01 @ NOR W, 42-7 3 2 rush Ernie Green 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
9 1967-10-01 @ NOR W, 42-7 4 49 pass Paul Warfield 49 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
10 1967-10-01 @ NOR W, 42-7 4 0 fumble Ralph Smith 0 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
11 1967-10-07 PIT W, 21-10 2 17 pass Paul Warfield 17 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
12 1967-10-07 PIT W, 21-10 3 49 pass Ralph Smith 49 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
13 1967-10-07 PIT W, 21-10 3 15 pass Ernie Green 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
14 1967-10-15 STL W, 20-16 1 20 pass Leroy Kelly 20 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
15 1967-10-15 STL W, 20-16 2 32 pass Gary Collins 32 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
16 1967-10-22 CHI W, 24-0 3 9 pass Gary Collins 9 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
17 1967-10-22 CHI W, 24-0 4 22 rush Leroy Kelly 22 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1967-10-22 CHI W, 24-0 4 6 pass Gary Collins 6 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
19 1967-10-29 @ NYG L, 34-38 1 14 pass Gary Collins 14 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
20 1967-10-29 @ NYG L, 34-38 2 8 rush Leroy Kelly 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1967-10-29 @ NYG L, 34-38 3 33 pass Paul Warfield 33 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
22 1967-10-29 @ NYG L, 34-38 4 32 pass Paul Warfield 32 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
23 1967-11-05 @ PIT W, 34-14 1 3 pass Gary Collins 3 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
24 1967-11-05 @ PIT W, 34-14 1 41 pass Leroy Kelly 41 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
25 1967-11-05 @ PIT W, 34-14 2 52 punt Ben Davis 52 yard punt return (Lou Groza kick)
26 1967-11-05 @ PIT W, 34-14 3 27 rush Ernie Green 27 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
27 1967-11-12 @ GNB L, 7-55 1 59 rush Ernie Green 59 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1967-11-19 MIN W, 14-10 2 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
29 1967-11-19 MIN W, 14-10 4 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1967-11-26 WAS W, 42-37 1 42 rush Leroy Kelly 42 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1967-11-26 WAS W, 42-37 1 70 interception Johnny Brewer 70 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
32 1967-11-26 WAS W, 42-37 2 104 kickoff Carl Ward 104 yard kickoff return (Lou Groza kick)
33 1967-11-26 WAS W, 42-37 2 48 pass Paul Warfield 48 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
34 1967-11-26 WAS W, 42-37 3 1 rush Ernie Green 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
35 1967-11-26 WAS W, 42-37 4 21 rush Leroy Kelly 21 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
36 1967-12-03 NYG W, 24-14 1 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
37 1967-12-03 NYG W, 24-14 2 24 pass Gary Collins 24 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
38 1967-12-03 NYG W, 24-14 4 79 interception Jim Houston 79 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
39 1967-12-10 @ STL W, 20-16 2 38 pass Paul Warfield 38 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
40 1967-12-10 @ STL W, 20-16 4 18 interception Jim Houston 18 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
41 1967-12-17 @ PHI L, 24-28 1 2 rush Leroy Kelly 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
42 1967-12-17 @ PHI L, 24-28 4 5 pass Clifton McNeil 5 yard pass from Gary Lane (Lou Groza kick)
43 1967-12-17 @ PHI L, 24-28 4 5 pass Clifton McNeil 5 yard pass from Gary Lane (Lou Groza kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-17 DAL W, 21-14 1 22 pass Bob Hayes 22 yard pass from Don Meredith (Harold Deters kick)
2 1967-09-17 DAL W, 21-14 2 7 pass Dan Reeves 7 yard pass from Don Meredith (Harold Deters kick)
3 1967-09-17 DAL W, 21-14 3 28 interception Chuck Howley 28 yard interception return (Harold Deters kick)
4 1967-09-24 @ DET W, 31-14 2 4 rush Tom Watkins 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
5 1967-09-24 @ DET W, 31-14 3 5 pass Mel Farr 5 yard pass from Milt Plum (Garo Yepremian kick)
6 1967-09-24 @ DET W, 31-14 4 4 rush Tom Watkins 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
7 1967-09-24 @ DET W, 31-14 4 3 rush Tom Nowatzke 3 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
8 1967-10-01 @ NOR L, 7-42 2 2 rush Jim Taylor 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
9 1967-10-07 PIT L, 10-21 3 8 pass Dick Hoak 8 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mike Clark kick)
10 1967-10-15 STL L, 16-20 3 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1967-10-29 @ NYG W, 38-34 2 15 rush Fran Tarkenton 15 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1967-10-29 @ NYG W, 38-34 2 3 rush Tucker Frederickson 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1967-10-29 @ NYG W, 38-34 2 32 pass Aaron Thomas 32 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1967-10-29 @ NYG W, 38-34 3 30 pass Joe Morrison 30 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1967-10-29 @ NYG W, 38-34 3 12 pass Joe Morrison 12 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1967-11-05 @ PIT L, 14-34 2 18 pass Roy Jefferson 18 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
17 1967-11-05 @ PIT L, 14-34 4 13 pass J.R. Wilburn 13 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
18 1967-11-12 @ GNB W, 55-7 1 87 kickoff Travis Williams 87 yard kickoff return (Don Chandler kick)
19 1967-11-12 @ GNB W, 55-7 1 14 pass Marv Fleming 14 yard pass from Bart Starr (Don Chandler kick)
20 1967-11-12 @ GNB W, 55-7 1 2 rush Donny Anderson 2 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
21 1967-11-12 @ GNB W, 55-7 1 27 pass Donny Anderson 27 yard pass from Bart Starr (Don Chandler kick)
22 1967-11-12 @ GNB W, 55-7 1 85 kickoff Travis Williams 85 yard kickoff return (Don Chandler kick)
23 1967-11-12 @ GNB W, 55-7 2 9 rush Donny Anderson 9 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
24 1967-11-12 @ GNB W, 55-7 4 3 rush Donny Anderson 3 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
25 1967-11-19 MIN L, 10-14 1 4 rush Dave Osborn 4 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
26 1967-11-26 WAS L, 37-42 2 23 pass Charley Taylor 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Gene Mingo kick)
27 1967-11-26 WAS L, 37-42 2 15 pass Charley Taylor 15 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Gene Mingo kick)
28 1967-11-26 WAS L, 37-42 3 1 rush Gerry Allen 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
29 1967-11-26 WAS L, 37-42 4 48 pass Bobby Mitchell 48 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Gene Mingo kick)
30 1967-11-26 WAS L, 37-42 4 1 rush Gerry Allen 1 yard rush
31 1967-12-03 NYG L, 14-24 3 9 rush Joe Morrison 9 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
32 1967-12-03 NYG L, 14-24 4 7 pass Aaron Thomas 7 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
33 1967-12-10 @ STL L, 16-20 4 15 pass Jackie Smith 15 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
34 1967-12-17 @ PHI W, 28-24 2 1 pass Izzy Lang 1 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
35 1967-12-17 @ PHI W, 28-24 3 8 rush Izzy Lang 8 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
36 1967-12-17 @ PHI W, 28-24 4 43 pass Tom Woodeshick 43 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
37 1967-12-17 @ PHI W, 28-24 4 60 pass Ben Hawkins 60 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)