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1969 Cleveland Browns

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in NFL Century Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: 2.6, Defense: -1.7, SoS: -2.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 351 points (25.1/g), 3rd of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 300 points (21.4/g), 9th.
 Differential of 51 points (3.6/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-5.7.

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
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 351 4428 845 5.2 35 14 15 250 199 378 2640 24 21 6.6 138 447 1788 17 4.0 97
Team Defense 300 4454 841 5.3 41 22 16 257 202 387 2464 19 19 5.8 121 417 1990 18 4.8 120
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 9 11 6 11 9 2 10 4 6 5 1 7
Lg Rank Defense 9 11 4 2 12 8 8 8 7 10 6 13 15 16

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 20 19 369 196 173 5 12 246 158 88 2
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-0 Washington Redskins 27 23 22 339 140 199 2 15 275 98 177
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-1 Detroit Lions 21 28 14 264 185 79 6 19 301 157 144 4
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-1 @ New Orleans Saints 27 17 18 306 214 92 21 277 116 161 4
5 Sat October 18 boxscore W 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 42 31 16 283 139 144 4 20 320 183 137 8
6 Sun October 26 boxscore T 4-1-1 St. Louis Cardinals 21 21 19 336 230 106 1 19 445 306 139 1
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 5-1-1 Dallas Cowboys 42 10 20 325 230 95 3 20 323 183 140 6
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 5-2-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 51 8 151 109 42 4 31 454 266 188
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 3 23 390 263 127 2 15 278 107 171 4
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-2-1 New York Giants 28 17 14 268 115 153 2 20 376 259 117 6
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 8-2-1 @ Chicago Bears 28 24 19 358 290 68 1 23 334 97 237 3
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 9-2-1 Green Bay Packers 20 7 17 347 137 210 12 218 119 99 1
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 10-2-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 27 21 17 341 237 104 2 16 219 158 61 2
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 10-3-1 @ New York Giants 14 27 24 351 155 196 3 14 388 257 131
Playoffs
Division Sun December 28 boxscore W 11-3-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 38 14 22 344 247 97 17 217 117 100 3
ConfChamp Sun January 4 boxscore L 11-4-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 27 14 268 171 97 3 18 383 161 222

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* 28 QB 14 14 10-3-1 190 352 54.0 2743 23 6.5 19 5.4 82 7.8 6.7 14.4 195.9 78.8 17 164 6.99 5.92 4.6 2 2
17 Jerry Rhome 27 11 0 7 19 36.8 35 0 0.0 2 10.5 22 1.8 -2.9 5.0 3.2 5.7 3 26 0.41 -3.68 13.6
44 Leroy Kelly* 27 FB 13 14 1 5 20.0 36 1 20.0 0 0.0 36 7.2 11.2 36.0 2.8 96.7 0 0 7.20 11.20 0.0
30 Ron Johnson 22 HB 14 13 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
26 Reece Morrison 24 PR 14 1 1 1 100.0 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.1 118.7 0 0 16.00 16.00 0.0
Team Total 25.5 14 10-3-1 199 378 52.6 2830 24 6.3 21 5.6 82 7.5 6.3 14.2 202.1 75.2 20 190 6.63 5.46 5.0 2 2
Opp Total 14 202 387 52.2 2787 19 4.9 19 4.9 7.2 5.97 13.8 199.1 71.5 37 323 5.8 4.7 8.7

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* 27 FB 13 14 196 817 9 31 4.2 62.8 15.1 20 267 13.4 1 36 1.5 20.5 1084 10 1
30 Ron Johnson 22 HB 14 13 138 472 7 48 3.4 33.7 9.9 24 164 6.8 0 18 1.7 11.7 636 7 4
26 Reece Morrison 24 PR 14 1 59 300 1 54 5.1 21.4 4.2 6 71 11.8 0 26 0.4 5.1 371 1 2
35 Bo Scott 26 KR 13 1 44 157 0 20 3.6 12.1 3.4 6 25 4.2 0 14 0.5 1.9 182 0 1
16 Bill Nelsen* 28 QB 14 14 5 -11 0 3 -2.2 -0.8 0.4 -11 0 8
42 Paul Warfield* 27 SE 14 14 2 23 0 16 11.5 1.6 0.1 42 886 21.1 10 82 3.0 63.3 909 10 0
89 Milt Morin 27 TE 14 13 2 30 0 22 15.0 2.1 0.1 37 495 13.4 0 35 2.6 35.4 525 0 1
17 Jerry Rhome 27 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
86 Gary Collins 29 FL 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 786 14.6 11 48 3.9 56.1 786 11 0
83 Chip Glass 22 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 91 22.8 2 40 0.3 6.5 91 2 0
43 Fair Hooker 22 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 12 0.2 1.6 21 0 0
41 Dave Jones 22 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 33 16.5 0 22 0.2 2.5 33 0 0
25 Charlie Leigh 24 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 -9 -4.5 0 -4 0.2 -0.7 -9 0 2
Team Total 25.5 14 447 1788 17 54 4.0 127.7 31.9 199 2830 14.2 24 82 14.2 202.1 4618 41 26
Opp Total 14 417 1990 18 4.8 142.1 29.8 202 2464 12.2 19 14.4 176.0 4454 37 32

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
35 Bo Scott 26 KR 13 1 25 722 0 65 28.9 904
26 Reece Morrison 24 PR 14 1 11 49 0 15 4.5 9 155 0 31 17.2 575
44 Leroy Kelly* 27 FB 13 14 7 28 0 13 4.0 2 26 0 14 13.0 1138
29 Walt Sumner 22 RCB 14 14 9 88 0 21 9.8 88
25 Charlie Leigh 24 13 0 5 18 0 14 3.6 2 6 0 6 3.0 15
21 Dean Brown 24 5 0 2 45 0 24 22.5 45
34 Mike Howell 26 RS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
60 Al Jenkins 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
30 Ron Johnson 22 HB 14 13 1 31 0 31 31.0 667
69 Jim Kanicki 28 6 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
56 Bob Matheson 25 14 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
49 Alvin Mitchell 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 32 183 0 21 5.7 46 985 0 65 21.4 5786
Opp Total 14 20 72 0 3.6 56 1166 0 20.8

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 24 K/P 14 0 8 7 8 3 6 2 1 23 12 52.2% 45 45 100.0% 57 2138 55 1 37.5
86 Gary Collins 29 FL 14 14 3 112 59 0 37.3
Team Total 25.5 14 8 7 8 3 6 2 1 23 12 52.2% 45 45 100.0% 60 2250 59 1 37.5
Opp Total 14 22 12 54.5% 38 36 94.7% 64 2592 40.5

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
16 Bill Nelsen* 28 QB 14 14 0 8 3 0 0
29 Walt Sumner 22 RCB 14 14 4 82 1 40 0 0 3 0 0 0
34 Mike Howell 26 RS 14 14 6 21 0 11 0
30 Ron Johnson 22 HB 14 13 0 4 2 0 0
26 Reece Morrison 24 PR 14 1 0 2 3 5 0
50 John Garlington 23 RLB 14 9 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Ernie Kellermann 26 LS 11 11 3 40 1 40 0
25 Charlie Leigh 24 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
55 Chuck Reynolds 23 11 0 0 0 3 0 0
35 Bo Scott 26 KR 13 1 0 1 2 0 0
84 Marvin Upshaw 23 RDT 14 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
52 Billy Andrews 24 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Erich Barnes 34 LCB 14 14 1 55 1 55 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Monte Clark 32 RT 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
81 Jack Gregory* 25 RDE 14 14 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Fred Hoaglin* 25 C 14 14 0 1 1 -41 0
71 Walter Johnson* 27 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 12 1
44 Leroy Kelly* 27 FB 13 14 0 1 1 0 0
88 Ron Snidow+ 28 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
65 John Demarie 24 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
82 Jim Houston* 32 LLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
60 Al Jenkins 23 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
69 Jim Kanicki 28 6 5 0 0 1 0 0
51 Dale Lindsey 26 MLB 14 14 1 3 0 3 0
49 Alvin Mitchell 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Milt Morin 27 TE 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
17 Jerry Rhome 27 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 19 217 3 55 0 0 26 33 -19 1
Opp Total 14 20 32 10

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
12 Don Cockroft 24 K/P 14 0 45 12 81
86 Gary Collins 29 FL 14 14 11 11 66
44 Leroy Kelly* 27 FB 13 14 9 1 10 60
42 Paul Warfield* 27 SE 14 14 10 10 60
30 Ron Johnson 22 HB 14 13 7 7 42
83 Chip Glass 22 14 1 2 2 12
40 Erich Barnes 34 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
71 Walter Johnson* 27 LDT 14 14 1 1 6
24 Ernie Kellermann 26 LS 11 11 1 1 6
26 Reece Morrison 24 PR 14 1 1 1 6
29 Walt Sumner 22 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 14 17 24 1 3 45 45 12 351
Opp Total 14 18 19 1 36 12 300