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1970 Cleveland Browns

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.6, Offense: 0.5, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (20.4/g), 13th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 13th.
 Differential of 21 points (1.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-6.4.

Coach: Blanton Collier (7-7-0)

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 286 4161 870 4.8 38 14 18 239 190 392 2582 17 24 6.3 134 462 1579 14 3.4 87
Team Defense 265 4244 842 5.0 31 12 12 236 186 357 2238 16 19 5.7 120 451 2006 10 4.4 104
Lg Rank Offense 13 7 17 10 6 11 5 11 21 4 9 18 7 20
Lg Rank Defense 13 22 17 21 20 7 14 11 14 18 13 22 9 25

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 21 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 31 21 20 221 145 76 31 454 286 168 4
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 31 34 20 448 326 122 4 24 435 277 158
3 Sat October 3 boxscore W 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 7 8 199 130 69 2 17 263 129 134 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 Cincinnati Bengals 30 27 23 346 216 130 3 15 236 182 54 1
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 3-2 Detroit Lions 24 41 19 318 171 147 6 13 315 200 115 2
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-2 @ Miami Dolphins 28 0 21 339 252 87 3 8 165 46 119 3
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 4-3 San Diego Chargers 10 27 19 309 151 158 4 16 321 190 131
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-4 @ Oakland Raiders 20 23 12 240 110 130 3 21 294 134 160 2
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 14 15 296 143 153 1 14 333 123 210 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 5-5 Houston Oilers 28 14 18 348 222 126 23 326 148 178 4
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 9 28 16 171 129 42 1 15 425 257 168 2
12 Mon December 7 boxscore W 6-6 @ Houston Oilers 21 10 20 344 150 194 4 11 223 113 110 1
13 Sat December 12 boxscore L 6-7 Dallas Cowboys 2 6 13 299 236 63 4 12 174 52 122 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 7-7 @ Denver Broncos 27 13 15 283 201 82 3 16 280 101 179 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
16 Bill Nelsen 29 QB 12 12 6-6-0 159 313 50.8% 2156 16 5.1 16 5.1 78 6.9 5.6 13.6 179.7 68.9 8 79 6.47 5.22 2.5 1 1
15 Mike Phipps 23 qb 14 1 0-1-0 29 60 48.3% 529 1 1.7 5 8.3 53 8.8 5.4 18.2 37.8 49.9 7 86 6.61 3.55 10.4
11 Don Gault 24 qb 2 1 1-0-0 2 19 10.5% 67 0 0.0 3 15.8 44 3.5 -3.6 33.5 33.5 2.2 1 5 3.10 -3.65 5.0
Team Total 25.9 14 7-7-0 190 392 48.5% 2752 17 4.3 24 6.1 78 7.0 5.1 14.5 196.6 60.7 16 170 6.33 4.51 3.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 186 357 52.1% 2528 16 4.5 19 5.3 7.1 5.58 13.6 180.6 67.8 34 290 5.7 4.4 8.7

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* 28 RB 13 13 206 656 6 33 3.2 50.5 15.8 24 311 13.0 2 55 1.8 23.9 967 8 3
35 Bo Scott 27 FB 13 13 151 625 7 63 4.1 48.1 11.6 40 351 8.8 4 24 3.1 27.0 976 11 4
26 Reece Morrison 25 PR 14 2 73 175 0 18 2.4 12.5 5.2 5 95 19.0 1 53 0.4 6.8 270 1 0
27 Randy Minniear 27 8 0 12 39 1 9 3.3 4.9 1.5 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 38 1 0
15 Mike Phipps 23 qb 14 1 11 94 0 26 8.5 6.7 0.8 94 0 1
16 Bill Nelsen 29 QB 12 12 7 -4 0 2 -0.6 -0.3 0.6 -4 0 6
89 Milt Morin 28 TE 14 11 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 37 611 16.5 1 36 2.6 43.6 613 1 1
30 Ken Brown 25 11 0 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.7 0.1 -8 0 0
43 Fair Hooker 23 WR 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 490 17.5 2 69 2.2 37.7 490 2 0
86 Gary Collins 30 WR 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 351 13.5 4 28 2.2 29.3 351 4 1
83 Chip Glass 23 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 403 21.2 2 78 1.4 28.8 403 2 2
85 Homer Jones 29 KR 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 141 14.1 1 43 0.7 10.1 141 1 1
Team Total 25.9 14 462 1579 14 63 3.4 112.8 33.0 190 2752 14.5 17 78 13.6 196.6 4331 31 24
Opp Total 14 451 2006 10 4.4 143.3 32.2 186 2238 12.0 16 13.3 159.9 4244 26 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
85 Homer Jones 29 KR 14 4 29 739 1 94 25.5 880
26 Reece Morrison 25 PR 14 2 15 133 0 34 8.9 7 153 0 36 21.9 556
33 Tom Schoen 24 4 0 8 18 0 7 2.3 1 27 0 27 27.0 45
29 Walt Sumner 23 RCB 12 12 8 70 0 38 8.8 70
30 Ken Brown 25 11 0 2 44 0 32 22.0 36
44 Leroy Kelly* 28 RB 13 13 2 15 0 12 7.5 982
56 Bob Matheson 26 13 3 2 21 0 14 10.5 21
83 Chip Glass 23 14 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 403
60 Al Jenkins 24 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
89 Milt Morin 28 TE 14 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 613
70 Joe Righetti 23 9 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Team Total 25.9 14 34 236 0 38 6.9 44 1001 1 94 22.8 5568
Opp Total 14 23 83 0 3.6 39 956 0 24.5

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
12 Don Cockroft 25 K/P 14 0 4 3 3 2 7 4 7 3 1 22 12 54.5%% 35 34 97.1%% 71 3023 71 1 42.6
Team Total 25.9 14 4 3 3 2 7 4 7 3 1 22 12 54.5%% 35 34 97.1%% 71 3023 71 1 42.6
Opp Total 14 26 14 53.8%% 32 31 96.9%% 66 2798 42.4

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
16 Bill Nelsen 29 QB 12 12 0 6 3 0 0
40 Erich Barnes 35 LCB 14 14 5 85 1 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Walt Sumner 23 RCB 12 12 4 85 0 34 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 Leroy Kelly* 28 RB 13 13 0 3 1 0 0
35 Bo Scott 27 FB 13 13 0 4 0 0 0
51 Dale Lindsey 27 MLB 14 9 2 65 1 56 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Billy Andrews 25 RLB 14 10 1 25 1 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 John Garlington 24 11 6 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Chip Glass 23 14 3 0 2 0 0 0
82 Jim Houston* 33 LLB 14 14 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Mike Howell 27 FS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Ernie Kellermann 27 SS 14 14 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Bob Matheson 26 13 3 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Tom Schoen 24 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
72 Jerry Sherk 22 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 15 0
30 Ken Brown 25 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Gary Collins 30 WR 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
28 Ben Davis 25 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
11 Don Gault 24 qb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
81 Jack Gregory 26 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
60 Al Jenkins 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
71 Walter Johnson 28 LDT 14 14 1 4 0 4 0 1
41 Dave Jones 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Homer Jones 29 KR 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
89 Milt Morin 28 TE 14 11 0 1 0 0 0
15 Mike Phipps 23 qb 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
77 Dick Schafrath 33 LT 14 14 0 0 1 27 0
20 Freddie Summers 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 19 324 3 56 0 0 24 20 42 0 3
Opp Total 14 16 28 16

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
12 Don Cockroft 25 K/P 14 0 34 12 70
35 Bo Scott 27 FB 13 13 7 4 11 66
44 Leroy Kelly* 28 RB 13 13 6 2 8 48
86 Gary Collins 30 WR 12 11 4 4 24
83 Chip Glass 23 14 3 2 2 12
43 Fair Hooker 23 WR 13 13 2 2 12
85 Homer Jones 29 KR 14 4 1 1 2 12
52 Billy Andrews 25 RLB 14 10 1 1 6
40 Erich Barnes 35 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
51 Dale Lindsey 27 MLB 14 9 1 1 6
27 Randy Minniear 27 8 0 1 1 6
89 Milt Morin 28 TE 14 11 1 1 6
26 Reece Morrison 25 PR 14 2 1 1 6
71 Walter Johnson 28 LDT 14 14 1 2
55 Chuck Reynolds 24 14 0 1 2
88 Ron Snidow 29 LDE 14 9 1 2
Team Total 25.9 14 14 17 1 3 35 34 12 3 286
Opp Total 14 10 16 2 4 31 14 265

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-21 NYJ W, 31-21 1 8 pass Gary Collins 8 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1970-09-21 NYJ W, 31-21 1 2 rush Bo Scott 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1970-09-21 NYJ W, 31-21 3 94 kickoff Homer Jones 94 yard kickoff return (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1970-09-21 NYJ W, 31-21 4 25 interception Billy Andrews 25 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
5 1970-09-27 @ SFO L, 31-34 1 3 rush Bo Scott 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
6 1970-09-27 @ SFO L, 31-34 2 8 pass Fair Hooker 8 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1970-09-27 @ SFO L, 31-34 3 33 rush Leroy Kelly 33 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1970-09-27 @ SFO L, 31-34 4 8 rush Leroy Kelly 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1970-10-03 PIT W, 15-7 3 53 pass Reece Morrison 53 yard pass from Mike Phipps
10 1970-10-03 PIT W, 15-7 3 38 interception Erich Barnes 38 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
11 1970-10-11 CIN W, 30-27 2 3 pass Leroy Kelly 3 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
12 1970-10-11 CIN W, 30-27 2 4 pass Milt Morin 4 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
13 1970-10-11 CIN W, 30-27 4 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
14 1970-10-11 CIN W, 30-27 4 1 rush Bo Scott 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
15 1970-10-18 DET L, 24-41 1 14 pass Gary Collins 14 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1970-10-18 DET L, 24-41 2 16 pass Fair Hooker 16 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1970-10-18 DET L, 24-41 4 3 rush Bo Scott 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1970-10-25 @ MIA W, 28-0 2 13 pass Bo Scott 13 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
19 1970-10-25 @ MIA W, 28-0 2 56 interception Dale Lindsey 56 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1970-10-25 @ MIA W, 28-0 3 21 pass Gary Collins 21 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1970-10-25 @ MIA W, 28-0 4 1 rush Randy Minniear 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
22 1970-11-01 SDG L, 10-27 2 9 pass Bo Scott 9 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
23 1970-11-08 @ OAK L, 20-23 2 10 pass Leroy Kelly 10 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
24 1970-11-08 @ OAK L, 20-23 3 63 rush Bo Scott 63 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1970-11-15 @ CIN L, 10-14 1 9 rush Leroy Kelly 9 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1970-11-22 HOU W, 28-14 1 14 pass Bo Scott 14 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
27 1970-11-22 HOU W, 28-14 2 2 rush Leroy Kelly 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
28 1970-11-22 HOU W, 28-14 3 7 pass Chip Glass 7 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1970-11-22 HOU W, 28-14 3 78 pass Chip Glass 78 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
30 1970-12-07 @ HOU W, 21-10 2 1 pass Gary Collins 1 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
31 1970-12-07 @ HOU W, 21-10 3 2 rush Bo Scott 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
32 1970-12-07 @ HOU W, 21-10 4 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
33 1970-12-20 @ DEN W, 27-13 2 2 rush Bo Scott 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
34 1970-12-20 @ DEN W, 27-13 3 43 pass Homer Jones 43 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
35 1970-12-20 @ DEN W, 27-13 3 23 pass Bo Scott 23 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-21 NYJ L, 21-31 2 5 rush Emerson Boozer 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
2 1970-09-21 NYJ L, 21-31 3 10 rush Emerson Boozer 10 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
3 1970-09-21 NYJ L, 21-31 4 33 pass George Sauer 33 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ SFO W, 34-31 1 5 pass Ken Willard 5 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
5 1970-09-27 @ SFO W, 34-31 1 35 interception Mel Phillips 35 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
6 1970-09-27 @ SFO W, 34-31 2 15 pass Jimmy Thomas 15 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
7 1970-09-27 @ SFO W, 34-31 4 9 rush Ken Willard 9 yard rush
8 1970-09-27 @ SFO W, 34-31 4 61 pass Jimmy Thomas 61 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
9 1970-10-03 PIT L, 7-15 2 22 rush Terry Bradshaw 22 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
10 1970-10-11 CIN L, 27-30 1 2 rush Jess Phillips 2 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
11 1970-10-11 CIN L, 27-30 2 58 fumble Royce Berry 58 yard fumble return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1970-10-11 CIN L, 27-30 4 16 pass Speedy Thomas 16 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
13 1970-10-18 DET W, 41-24 1 62 interception Larry Hand 62 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
14 1970-10-18 DET W, 41-24 1 2 pass Altie Taylor 2 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
15 1970-10-18 DET W, 41-24 2 28 pass Larry Walton 28 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
16 1970-10-18 DET W, 41-24 2 29 interception Mike Weger 29 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
17 1970-10-18 DET W, 41-24 2 34 pass Larry Walton 34 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
18 1970-11-01 SDG W, 27-10 2 44 pass Lance Alworth 44 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
19 1970-11-01 SDG W, 27-10 2 20 fumble Chuck Detwiler 20 yard fumble return (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1970-11-01 SDG W, 27-10 3 1 rush Brad Hubbert 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1970-11-08 @ OAK W, 23-20 2 27 pass Charlie Smith 27 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
22 1970-11-08 @ OAK W, 23-20 4 14 pass Warren Wells 14 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
23 1970-11-15 @ CIN W, 14-10 2 13 pass Jess Phillips 13 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
24 1970-11-15 @ CIN W, 14-10 3 1 rush Paul Robinson 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
25 1970-11-22 HOU L, 14-28 2 40 rush Joe Dawkins 40 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
26 1970-11-22 HOU L, 14-28 4 8 rush Joe Dawkins 8 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
27 1970-11-29 @ PIT W, 28-9 1 8 pass Ron Shanklin 8 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Allan Watson kick)
28 1970-11-29 @ PIT W, 28-9 2 30 interception Chuck Beatty 30 yard interception return (Allan Watson kick)
29 1970-11-29 @ PIT W, 28-9 3 81 pass Ron Shanklin 81 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Allan Watson kick)
30 1970-11-29 @ PIT W, 28-9 4 57 pass John Fuqua 57 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Allan Watson kick)
31 1970-12-07 @ HOU L, 10-21 4 9 pass Jim Beirne 9 yard pass from Jerry Rhome (Roy Gerela kick)
32 1970-12-20 @ DEN L, 13-27 4 1 rush Willis Crenshaw 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)