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1974 Cleveland Browns

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: 0.5, Defense: -4.7, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 251 points (17.9/g), 15th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (24.6/g), 26th.
 Differential of -93 points (-6.6/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: Nick Skorich (4-10-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

Team Info

Principal Owner Art Modell
General Manager Peter Hadhazy
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 251 3651 876 4.2 39 15 27 223 179 367 1727 12 24 4.2 92 461 1924 14 4.2 104
Team Defense 344 4440 891 5.0 40 16 26 247 139 308 2025 22 24 6.0 95 555 2415 17 4.4 126
Lg Rank Offense 15 20 23 19 19 15 23 15 20 23 17 14 11 6
Lg Rank Defense 26 23 4 5 16 2 8 24 5 23 25 25 18 25

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 33 15 203 3 200 1 18 342 176 166 2
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-1 Houston Oilers 20 7 22 342 126 216 13 168 133 35 6
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 7 29 11 248 155 93 1 14 278 107 171
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 Oakland Raiders 24 40 14 244 120 124 6 31 445 223 222 4
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-4 Cincinnati Bengals 24 34 19 350 87 263 2 26 452 263 189 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 16 20 16 262 127 135 3 15 231 66 165 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 2-5 Denver Broncos 23 21 14 259 187 72 1 18 358 172 186 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 2-6 @ San Diego Chargers 35 36 20 294 186 108 2 16 424 321 103 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 3-6 @ New England Patriots 21 14 10 183 83 100 2 17 287 123 164 6
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 26 13 218 138 80 7 10 314 81 233 6
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-8 Buffalo Bills 10 15 19 277 130 147 3 10 197 9 188
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 4-8 San Francisco 49ers 7 0 11 183 26 157 2 14 192 33 159 6
13 Sat December 7 boxscore L 4-9 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 41 19 257 170 87 5 25 469 217 252 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 4-10 @ Houston Oilers 24 28 20 331 189 142 4 20 283 101 182 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
15 Mike Phipps 27 QB 14 9 2-7-0 117 256 45.7% 1384 9 3.5 17 6.6 55 5.4 3.1 11.8 98.9 46.7 33 280 3.82 1.80 11.4 0 1
17 Brian Sipe 25 qb 10 5 2-3-0 59 108 54.6% 603 1 0.9 7 6.5 37 5.6 2.9 10.2 60.3 47.0 15 122 3.91 1.51 12.2 1 2
34 Greg Pruitt* 23 PR/RB 14 9 2 2 100.0% 115 2 100.0 0 0.0 60 57.5 77.5 57.5 8.2 158.3 0 0 57.50 77.50 0.0
12 Don Cockroft 29 K/P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 27.0 27.0 27.0 1.9 118.7 0 0 27.00 27.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 14 4-10-0 179 367 48.8% 2129 12 3.3 24 6.5 60 5.8 3.5 11.9 152.1 50.6 48 402 4.16 2.14 11.6 1 3
Opp Total 14 139 308 45.1% 2259 22 7.1 24 7.8 7.3 5.26 16.3 161.4 61.6 28 234 6.0 4.1 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
34 Greg Pruitt* 23 PR/RB 14 9 126 540 3 54 4.3 38.6 9.0 21 274 13.0 1 43 1.5 19.6 814 4 10
30 Ken Brown 29 14 13 125 458 4 27 3.7 32.7 8.9 29 194 6.7 2 19 2.1 13.9 652 6 1
37 Hugh McKinnis 26 FB 13 5 124 519 2 44 4.2 39.9 9.5 32 258 8.1 0 55 2.5 19.8 777 2 1
15 Mike Phipps 27 QB 14 9 39 279 1 19 7.2 19.9 2.8 279 1 4
35 Bo Scott 31 14 1 23 86 0 20 3.7 6.1 1.6 7 22 3.1 0 13 0.5 1.6 108 0 0
17 Brian Sipe 25 qb 10 5 16 44 4 17 2.8 4.4 1.6 44 4 8
26 Billy Lefear 24 KR 11 0 6 2 0 4 0.3 0.2 0.5 4 21 5.3 0 8 0.4 1.9 23 0 5
88 Steve Holden 23 WR 10 10 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.6 0.1 30 452 15.1 3 53 3.0 45.2 458 3 1
84 Jim Thaxton 25 12 3 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.8 0.1 4 71 17.8 0 34 0.3 5.9 61 0 0
89 Milt Morin 32 TE 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 330 12.2 3 32 1.9 23.6 330 3 0
42 Gloster Richardson 32 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 266 29.6 2 60 1.0 29.6 266 2 0
83 Jubilee Dunbar 25 5 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 74 12.3 0 25 1.2 14.8 74 0 0
48 Dave Sullivan 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 92 18.4 0 37 0.8 15.3 92 0 1
43 Fair Hooker 27 WR 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 48 12.0 1 17 0.6 6.9 48 1 0
21 Van Green 23 RCB 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 27 27.0 0 27 0.1 1.9 27 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 461 1924 14 54 4.2 137.4 32.9 179 2129 11.9 12 60 12.8 152.1 4053 26 34
Opp Total 14 555 2415 17 4.4 172.5 39.6 139 2025 14.6 22 9.9 144.6 4440 39 31

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
34 Greg Pruitt* 23 PR/RB 14 9 27 349 0 72 12.9 22 606 1 88 27.5 1769
26 Billy Lefear 24 KR 11 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 26 574 0 41 22.1 598
27 Thom Darden 24 FS 14 14 21 173 0 45 8.2 173
28 Eddie Brown 22 13 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 6 138 0 36 23.0 138
56 Jim Romaniszyn 23 14 0 5 48 0 27 9.6 48
30 Ken Brown 29 14 13 1 9 0 9 9.0 661
Team Total 26.0 14 52 523 0 72 10.1 60 1375 1 88 22.9 5951
Opp Total 14 68 705 1 10.4 55 1345 1 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 29 K/P 14 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 3 1 16 14 87.5%% 30 29 96.7%% 90 3643 64 0 40.5
Team Total 26.0 14 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 3 1 16 14 87.5%% 30 29 96.7%% 90 3643 64 0 40.5
Opp Total 14 23 14 60.9%% 43 38 88.4%% 76 2888 38.0

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
34 Greg Pruitt* 23 PR/RB 14 9 0 10 2 0 0
17 Brian Sipe 25 qb 10 5 0 8 4 0 0
27 Thom Darden 24 FS 14 14 8 105 0 31 0 0 1 1 29 1
26 Billy Lefear 24 KR 11 0 0 5 2 0 0
15 Mike Phipps 27 QB 14 9 0 4 2 0 0
50 John Garlington 28 RLB 14 14 2 33 0 28 0 0 0 2 0 0
59 Charlie Hall 26 LLB 14 14 3 54 1 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Nick Roman 27 LDE 12 0 0 0 4 47 0
22 Clarence Scott 25 LCB 14 14 4 42 0 25 0
21 Van Green 23 RCB 14 14 2 56 1 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Allen Aldridge 29 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
28 Eddie Brown 22 13 0 2 24 0 24 0
30 Ken Brown 29 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
65 John Demarie 29 RG 11 11 0 0 2 0 0
72 Jerry Sherk* 26 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
84 Jim Thaxton 25 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Preston Anderson 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Billy Andrews 29 11 0 1 18 0 18 0
60 Bob Babich 27 MLB 14 14 1 4 0 4 0
12 Don Cockroft 29 K/P 14 0 0 1 0 -21 0
61 Bob DeMarco 36 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
73 Doug Dieken 25 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
88 Steve Holden 23 WR 10 10 0 1 0 0 0
71 Walter Johnson 32 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
37 Hugh McKinnis 26 FB 13 5 0 1 0 0 0
89 Milt Morin 32 TE 14 11 0 0 1 0 0
56 Jim Romaniszyn 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Mike Seifert 23 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Dave Sullivan 23 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Walt Sumner 27 SS 10 6 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 24 336 2 36 0 0 34 34 55 1
Opp Total 14 48 31 15 3

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 29 K/P 14 0 29 14 71
30 Ken Brown 29 14 13 4 2 6 36
34 Greg Pruitt* 23 PR/RB 14 9 3 1 1 5 30
17 Brian Sipe 25 qb 10 5 4 4 24
88 Steve Holden 23 WR 10 10 3 3 18
89 Milt Morin 32 TE 14 11 3 3 18
37 Hugh McKinnis 26 FB 13 5 2 2 12
42 Gloster Richardson 32 9 0 2 2 12
27 Thom Darden 24 FS 14 14 1 1 6
21 Van Green 23 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
59 Charlie Hall 26 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
43 Fair Hooker 27 WR 7 0 1 1 6
15 Mike Phipps 27 QB 14 9 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 14 12 1 1 2 30 29 14 251
Opp Total 14 17 22 1 1 1 1 38 14 3 344

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 @ CIN L, 7-33 2 7 pass Milt Morin 7 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1974-09-22 HOU W, 20-7 2 9 rush Greg Pruitt 9 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1974-09-22 HOU W, 20-7 3 5 pass Ken Brown 5 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1974-09-29 @ STL L, 7-29 3 55 pass Gloster Richardson 55 yard pass from Greg Pruitt (Don Cockroft kick)
5 1974-10-06 OAK L, 24-40 1 29 interception Charlie Hall 29 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
6 1974-10-06 OAK L, 24-40 1 34 pass Greg Pruitt 34 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1974-10-06 OAK L, 24-40 4 44 rush Hugh McKinnis 44 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1974-10-13 CIN L, 24-34 2 9 pass Milt Morin 9 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1974-10-13 CIN L, 24-34 3 20 rush Ken Brown 20 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1974-10-13 CIN L, 24-34 4 60 pass Gloster Richardson 60 yard pass from Greg Pruitt (Don Cockroft kick)
11 1974-10-20 @ PIT L, 16-20 2 18 rush Mike Phipps 18 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
12 1974-10-20 @ PIT L, 16-20 2 9 pass Milt Morin 9 yard pass from Mike Phipps
13 1974-10-27 DEN W, 23-21 4 8 rush Brian Sipe 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
14 1974-10-27 DEN W, 23-21 4 1 rush Brian Sipe 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
15 1974-11-03 @ SDG L, 35-36 1 6 pass Steve Holden 6 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1974-11-03 @ SDG L, 35-36 1 3 rush Greg Pruitt 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1974-11-03 @ SDG L, 35-36 2 1 rush Brian Sipe 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1974-11-03 @ SDG L, 35-36 4 6 rush Hugh McKinnis 6 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
19 1974-11-03 @ SDG L, 35-36 4 1 rush Brian Sipe 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1974-11-10 @ NWE W, 21-14 1 88 kickoff Greg Pruitt 88 yard kickoff return (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1974-11-10 @ NWE W, 21-14 1 29 fumble Thom Darden 29 yard fumble return (Don Cockroft kick)
22 1974-11-10 @ NWE W, 21-14 4 4 rush Ken Brown 4 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
23 1974-11-17 PIT L, 16-26 3 36 interception Van Green 36 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
24 1974-11-24 BUF L, 10-15 4 3 pass Ken Brown 3 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1974-12-01 SFO W, 7-0 4 1 rush Ken Brown 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1974-12-07 @ DAL L, 17-41 2 4 pass Steve Holden 4 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
27 1974-12-07 @ DAL L, 17-41 3 12 rush Ken Brown 12 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
28 1974-12-15 @ HOU L, 24-28 1 41 pass Steve Holden 41 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1974-12-15 @ HOU L, 24-28 3 4 rush Greg Pruitt 4 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
30 1974-12-15 @ HOU L, 24-28 4 9 pass Fair Hooker 9 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 @ CIN W, 33-7 2 1 rush Boobie Clark 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
2 1974-09-15 @ CIN W, 33-7 3 19 pass Isaac Curtis 19 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
3 1974-09-15 @ CIN W, 33-7 3 25 pass Bob Trumpy 25 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
4 1974-09-15 @ CIN W, 33-7 4 62 punt Lemar Parrish 62 yard punt return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
5 1974-09-22 HOU L, 7-20 1 9 pass Mack Alston 9 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Skip Butler kick)
6 1974-09-29 @ STL W, 29-7 2 56 interception Norm Thompson 56 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1974-09-29 @ STL W, 29-7 3 94 kickoff Terry Metcalf 94 yard kickoff return (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1974-09-29 @ STL W, 29-7 3 68 pass Mel Gray 68 yard pass from Jim Hart
9 1974-09-29 @ STL W, 29-7 3 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush
10 1974-10-06 OAK W, 40-24 1 11 pass Fred Biletnikoff 11 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
11 1974-10-06 OAK W, 40-24 2 45 pass Clarence Davis 45 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
12 1974-10-06 OAK W, 40-24 2 3 rush Pete Banaszak 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1974-10-06 OAK W, 40-24 3 10 pass Cliff Branch 10 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
14 1974-10-06 OAK W, 40-24 3 1 rush Clarence Davis 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
15 1974-10-13 CIN W, 34-24 1 2 rush Boobie Clark 2 yard rush
16 1974-10-13 CIN W, 34-24 1 28 pass Lenvil Elliott 28 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
17 1974-10-13 CIN W, 34-24 2 65 pass Charlie Joiner 65 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
18 1974-10-13 CIN W, 34-24 3 19 rush Ken Anderson 19 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
19 1974-10-13 CIN W, 34-24 4 18 pass Isaac Curtis 18 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
20 1974-10-20 @ PIT W, 20-16 1 6 rush Preston Pearson 6 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
21 1974-10-20 @ PIT W, 20-16 2 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
22 1974-10-27 DEN L, 21-23 1 12 pass Riley Odoms 12 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
23 1974-10-27 DEN L, 21-23 2 13 pass Jerry Simmons 13 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
24 1974-10-27 DEN L, 21-23 3 33 rush Otis Armstrong 33 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
25 1974-11-03 @ SDG W, 36-35 2 1 rush Bo Matthews 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
26 1974-11-03 @ SDG W, 36-35 3 43 pass Don Woods 43 yard pass from Dan Fouts
27 1974-11-03 @ SDG W, 36-35 3 1 pass Glen Bonner 1 yard pass from Dan Fouts
28 1974-11-03 @ SDG W, 36-35 4 70 pass Harrison Davis 70 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Dennis Partee kick)
29 1974-11-03 @ SDG W, 36-35 4 75 pass Don Woods 75 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Dennis Partee kick)
30 1974-11-10 @ NWE L, 14-21 2 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
31 1974-11-10 @ NWE L, 14-21 2 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
32 1974-11-17 PIT W, 26-16 1 28 pass Ron Shanklin 28 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Roy Gerela kick)
33 1974-11-17 PIT W, 26-16 4 14 fumble J.T. Thomas 14 yard fumble return (Roy Gerela kick)
34 1974-11-24 BUF W, 15-10 2 41 rush O.J. Simpson 41 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
35 1974-12-07 @ DAL W, 41-17 1 35 pass Golden Richards 35 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
36 1974-12-07 @ DAL W, 41-17 1 41 pass Golden Richards 41 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
37 1974-12-07 @ DAL W, 41-17 3 3 rush Walt Garrison 3 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
38 1974-12-07 @ DAL W, 41-17 3 42 pass Billy Joe DuPree 42 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
39 1974-12-07 @ DAL W, 41-17 3 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
40 1974-12-15 @ HOU W, 28-24 2 7 pass Mack Alston 7 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
41 1974-12-15 @ HOU W, 28-24 3 6 pass Billy Johnson 6 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
42 1974-12-15 @ HOU W, 28-24 3 5 rush Fred Willis 5 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
43 1974-12-15 @ HOU W, 28-24 4 20 rush Willie Rodgers 20 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)