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1968 Cleveland Browns

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL Century Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 6.6, Defense: 0.6, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 394 points (28.1/g), 3rd of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 273 points (19.5/g), 7th.
 Differential of 121 points (8.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.9-4.1.

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 394 4889 831 5.9 30 14 21 248 184 363 2858 27 16 7.4 123 447 2031 20 4.5 104
Team Defense 273 4090 888 4.6 46 14 19 259 213 439 2248 19 32 4.8 130 423 1842 11 4.4 110
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 2 7 5 11 4 2 3 1 9 3 3 2
Lg Rank Defense 7 8 1 7 13 16 8 8 1 3 4 10 6 12

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 @ New Orleans Saints 24 10 16 338 185 153 3 14 208 123 85 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 7 28 12 250 163 87 2 24 346 143 203 1
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 Los Angeles Rams 6 24 6 129 63 66 3 22 364 176 188 2
4 Sat October 5 boxscore W 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 24 24 374 190 184 3 19 272 156 116 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-3 St. Louis Cardinals 21 27 15 333 311 22 2 20 282 135 147 2
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-3 @ Baltimore Colts 30 20 19 305 126 179 1 13 212 131 81 5
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-3 Atlanta Falcons 30 7 24 444 248 196 17 284 137 147 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 33 21 22 362 138 224 2 21 311 241 70 5
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-3 New Orleans Saints 35 17 17 467 245 222 6 18 284 123 161 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 7-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 45 24 18 399 352 47 3 21 353 188 165 7
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-3 Philadelphia Eagles 47 13 22 438 237 201 21 342 285 57 6
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-3 New York Giants 45 10 25 378 206 172 2 12 182 77 105 5
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-3 @ Washington Redskins 24 21 15 354 205 149 3 21 326 212 114 3
14 Sat December 14 boxscore L 10-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16 27 13 318 189 129 16 324 121 203
Playoffs
Division Sat December 21 boxscore W 11-4 Dallas Cowboys 31 20 12 280 178 102 2 13 286 200 86 4
ConfChamp Sun December 29 boxscore L 11-5 Baltimore Colts 0 34 12 173 117 56 3 22 353 169 184 2

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
16 Bill Nelsen 27 QB 14 11 9-2-0 152 293 51.9 2366 19 6.5 10 3.4 87 8.1 7.8 15.6 169.0 86.4 0 1
13 Frank Ryan 32 qb 7 3 1-2-0 31 66 47.0 639 7 10.6 6 9.1 57 9.7 7.7 20.6 91.3 79.0 0 1
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 26 HB 14 0 1 4 25.0 34 1 25.0 0 0.0 34 8.5 13.5 34.0 2.4 102.1
Team Total 26.2 14 10-4-0 184 363 50.7 3039 27 7.4 16 4.4 87 8.4 7.9 16.5 217.1 85.6 0 2
Opp Total 14 213 439 48.5 2447 19 4.3 32 7.3 5.6 3.16 11.5 174.8 49.8 26 199 4.8 2.6 5.6

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
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 26 HB 14 0 248 1239 16 65 5.0 88.5 17.7 22 297 13.5 4 68 1.6 21.2 1536 20 6
31 Charlie Harraway 24 13 4 91 334 0 23 3.7 25.7 7.0 12 162 13.5 1 63 0.9 12.5 496 1 2
48 Ernie Green 30 FB 8 8 41 152 0 14 3.7 19.0 5.1 16 142 8.9 2 62 2.0 17.8 294 2 0
25 Charlie Leigh 23 KR/PR 14 2 23 144 1 20 6.3 10.3 1.6 3 -4 -1.3 0 4 0.2 -0.3 140 1 1
26 Reece Morrison 23 14 0 18 39 1 11 2.2 2.8 1.3 2 40 20.0 1 29 0.1 2.9 79 2 0
16 Bill Nelsen 27 QB 14 11 13 30 1 18 2.3 2.1 0.9 30 1 2
13 Frank Ryan 32 qb 7 3 11 64 0 19 5.8 9.1 1.6 64 0 2
89 Milt Morin* 26 TE 14 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.6 0.1 43 792 18.4 5 87 3.1 56.6 800 5 0
41 Ralph Smith 30 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0.1 2 11 5.5 0 7 0.1 0.8 24 0 0
42 Paul Warfield* 26 SE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 1067 21.3 12 65 3.6 76.2 1067 12 0
87 Eppie Barney 24 FL 12 8 0 8 1 8 0.7 0.0 18 189 10.5 1 18 1.5 15.8 197 2 0
86 Gary Collins 28 fl 5 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 230 25.6 0 39 1.8 46.0 230 0 0
29 Tommy McDonald 34 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 113 16.1 1 42 0.8 12.6 113 1 0
Team Total 26.2 14 447 2031 20 65 4.5 145.1 31.9 184 3039 16.5 27 87 13.1 217.1 5070 47 23
Opp Total 14 423 1842 11 4.4 131.6 30.2 213 2248 10.6 19 15.2 160.6 4090 30 20

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
25 Charlie Leigh 23 KR/PR 14 2 14 76 0 29 5.4 14 322 0 41 23.0 538
28 Ben Davis 23 RCB 14 14 9 11 0 9 1.2 8 152 0 33 19.0 163
27 Carl Ward 24 14 0 13 236 0 35 18.2 236
33 Nate James 23 12 0 8 166 0 43 20.8 166
26 Reece Morrison 23 14 0 4 85 0 33 21.3 164
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 26 HB 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 1 10 0 10 10.0 1555
52 Billy Andrews 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
40 Erich Barnes* 33 LCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
64 Jim Copeland 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
82 Jim Houston 31 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
34 Mike Howell 25 RS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
41 Ralph Smith 30 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 27
Team Total 26.2 14 24 96 0 29 4.0 54 974 0 43 18.0 6140
Opp Total 14 23 120 0 5.2 64 1417 0 22.1

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
12 Don Cockroft 23 K/P 14 0 6 6 7 7 4 2 6 2 1 1 24 18 75.0% 48 46 95.8% 61 2297 59 0 37.7
86 Gary Collins 28 fl 5 4 2 52 28 0 26.0
Team Total 26.2 14 6 6 7 7 4 2 6 2 1 1 24 18 75.0% 48 46 95.8% 63 2349 59 0 37.3
Opp Total 14 26 14 53.8% 33 33 100.0% 60 2394 39.9

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
28 Ben Davis 23 RCB 14 14 8 162 0 44 0 0 4 1 0 0
34 Mike Howell 25 RS 14 14 6 55 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Ernie Kellermann* 25 LS 14 14 6 29 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 26 HB 14 0 0 6 1 1 0
56 Bob Matheson 24 MLB 14 14 2 44 0 30 0 0 0 4 0 0
40 Erich Barnes* 33 LCB 14 14 3 64 1 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Jim Houston 31 LLB 14 14 3 11 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 John Garlington 22 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
71 Walter Johnson* 26 LDT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
16 Bill Nelsen 27 QB 14 11 0 2 1 1 0
13 Frank Ryan 32 qb 7 3 0 2 1 0 0
52 Billy Andrews 23 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
80 Bill Glass 33 RDE 10 9 2 21 1 17 0
31 Charlie Harraway 24 13 4 0 2 0 0 0
33 Nate James 23 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
25 Charlie Leigh 23 KR/PR 14 2 0 1 1 0 0
27 Carl Ward 24 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
64 Jim Copeland 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Gene Hickerson*+ 33 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
51 Dale Lindsey 25 RLB 12 11 1 0 0 0 0
59 Wayne Meylan 22 14 0 0 0 1 1 0
88 Ron Snidow 27 LDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
62 Joe Taffoni 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 32 386 2 44 0 0 23 23 3 0
Opp Total 14 21 20 6

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 26 HB 14 0 16 4 20 120
12 Don Cockroft 23 K/P 14 0 46 18 100
42 Paul Warfield* 26 SE 14 14 12 12 72
89 Milt Morin* 26 TE 14 14 5 5 30
87 Eppie Barney 24 FL 12 8 1 1 2 12
48 Ernie Green 30 FB 8 8 2 2 12
26 Reece Morrison 23 14 0 1 1 2 12
40 Erich Barnes* 33 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
80 Bill Glass 33 RDE 10 9 1 1 6
31 Charlie Harraway 24 13 4 1 1 6
25 Charlie Leigh 23 KR/PR 14 2 1 1 6
29 Tommy McDonald 34 9 2 1 1 6
16 Bill Nelsen 27 QB 14 11 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 14 20 27 2 49 46 18 394
Opp Total 14 11 19 2 1 33 14 273