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1975 Cleveland Browns

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.8, Offense: -2.6, Defense: -4.2, SoS: 4.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 218 points (15.6/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 372 points (26.6/g), 24th.
 Differential of -154 points (-11.0/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 3.1-10.9.

Coach: Forrest Gregg (3-11-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Kent State (Kent, 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 218 3807 915 4.2 37 14 24 247 220 437 1957 7 23 4.1 114 440 1850 14 4.2 109
Team Defense 372 4623 939 4.9 26 16 25 274 202 361 2591 25 10 6.6 125 544 2032 21 3.7 124
Lg Rank Offense 22 21 14 8 16 5 21 25 17 25 23 14 13 6
Lg Rank Defense 24 19 25 12 18 7 23 23 26 23 18 15 21 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 17 24 17 230 125 105 1 24 379 252 127 2
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-2 Minnesota Vikings 10 42 14 250 120 130 4 26 352 215 137 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 42 19 221 99 122 2 23 501 367 134
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-4 Houston Oilers 10 40 15 246 144 102 5 20 369 119 250
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 0-5 @ Denver Broncos 15 16 17 271 127 144 2 18 325 217 108 6
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 0-6 Washington Redskins 7 23 12 200 100 100 4 23 395 205 190 1
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 0-7 @ Baltimore Colts 7 21 17 278 153 125 2 15 228 111 117 1
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 0-8 @ Detroit Lions 10 21 13 200 74 126 1 15 282 154 128 2
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 0-9 @ Oakland Raiders 17 38 16 230 95 135 4 22 427 210 217 1
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 1-9 Cincinnati Bengals 35 23 24 439 273 166 2 17 402 328 74 3
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 2-9 New Orleans Saints 17 16 19 249 150 99 1 18 237 60 177
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 2-10 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 31 15 237 115 122 4 17 258 98 160 2
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 3-10 Kansas City Chiefs 40 14 27 481 203 278 3 15 146 99 47 4
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 3-11 @ Houston Oilers 10 21 22 275 179 96 2 21 322 156 166 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
15 Mike Phipps 28 QB 14 11 3-8-0 162 313 51.8% 1749 4 1.3 19 6.1 48 5.6 3.1 10.8 124.9 47.5 28 261 4.36 2.09 8.2 2 2
17 Brian Sipe 26 qb 7 2 0-2-0 45 88 51.1% 427 1 1.1 3 3.4 22 4.9 3.5 9.5 61.0 54.5 8 58 3.84 2.65 8.3
16 Will Cureton 25 qb 1 1 0-1-0 10 32 31.3% 95 1 3.1 1 3.1 16 3.0 2.2 9.5 95.0 38.0 2 21 2.18 1.44 5.9
12 Don Cockroft 30 K/P 14 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 79.2 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
36 Henry Hynoski 22 14 0 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
80 Willie Miller 28 14 3 1 1 100.0% 26 1 100.0 0 0.0 26 26.0 46.0 26.0 1.9 158.3 0 0 26.00 46.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 14 3-11-0 220 437 50.3% 2297 7 1.6 23 5.3 48 5.3 3.2 10.4 164.1 49.3 38 340 4.12 2.24 8.0 2 2
Opp Total 14 202 361 56.0% 2889 25 6.9 10 2.8 8.0 8.14 14.3 206.4 93.6 34 298 6.6 6.7 8.6

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 24 KR/PR/RB 14 14 217 1067 8 50 4.9 76.2 15.5 44 299 6.8 1 48 3.1 21.4 1366 9 10
39 Billy Pritchett 24 14 13 75 199 0 19 2.7 14.2 5.4 16 109 6.8 0 18 1.1 7.8 308 0 4
37 Hugh McKinnis 27 FB 14 1 71 259 4 14 3.6 18.5 5.1 17 155 9.1 0 20 1.2 11.1 414 4 2
15 Mike Phipps 28 QB 14 11 18 70 0 12 3.9 5.0 1.3 70 0 7
38 Larry Poole 23 3 0 17 114 0 26 6.7 38.0 5.7 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.7 119 0 0
30 Ken Brown 30 14 0 16 45 1 8 2.8 3.2 1.1 2 23 11.5 0 17 0.1 1.6 68 1 0
17 Brian Sipe 26 qb 7 2 9 60 0 21 6.7 8.6 1.3 60 0 1
36 Henry Hynoski 22 14 0 7 38 0 11 5.4 2.7 0.5 4 31 7.8 0 15 0.3 2.2 69 0 1
31 Cleo Miller 23 5 0 6 3 1 6 0.5 0.6 1.2 2 20 10.0 0 10 0.4 4.0 23 1 1
88 Steve Holden 24 WR 13 11 2 -4 0 0 -2.0 -0.3 0.2 21 320 15.2 0 28 1.6 24.6 316 0 1
80 Willie Miller 28 14 3 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 7 57 8.1 0 17 0.5 4.1 55 0 0
16 Will Cureton 25 qb 1 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1 0 0
33 Reggie Rucker 28 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 770 12.8 3 40 4.3 55.0 770 3 0
81 Oscar Roan 24 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 463 11.3 3 31 2.9 33.1 463 3 2
42 Neal Craig 27 FS 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
21 Van Green 24 SS 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 -1 0 1
26 Billy Lefear 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.4 14 0 0
89 Milt Morin 33 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.4 19 0 0
84 Gary Parris 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.9 12 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 440 1850 14 50 4.2 132.1 31.4 220 2297 10.4 7 48 15.7 164.1 4147 21 35
Opp Total 14 544 2032 21 3.7 145.1 38.9 202 2591 12.8 25 14.4 185.1 4623 46 26

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 24 KR/PR/RB 14 14 13 130 0 30 10.0 14 302 0 40 21.6 1798
26 Billy Lefear 25 10 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 13 412 0 92 31.7 440
80 Willie Miller 28 14 3 10 47 0 23 4.7 4 94 0 38 23.5 196
24 Pete Athas 29 6 5 5 36 0 16 7.2 6 95 0 23 15.8 131
36 Henry Hynoski 22 14 0 2 16 0 9 8.0 8 194 0 37 24.3 279
28 Eddie Brown 23 3 1 2 16 0 9 8.0 6 126 0 27 21.0 142
38 Larry Poole 23 3 0 6 35 0 11 5.8 2 65 0 40 32.5 219
30 Ken Brown 30 14 0 7 126 0 29 18.0 194
37 Hugh McKinnis 27 FB 14 1 3 39 0 16 13.0 453
31 Cleo Miller 23 5 0 3 70 0 31 23.3 93
52 Dick Ambrose 22 MLB 14 10 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
21 Van Green 24 SS 14 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 -1
Team Total 26.1 14 40 294 0 30 7.4 67 1526 0 92 22.8 5967
Opp Total 14 45 469 0 10.4 48 1278 1 26.6

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 30 K/P 14 0 1 1 9 7 6 4 5 5 2 23 17 73.9%% 24 21 87.5%% 82 3317 67 1 40.5
Team Total 26.1 14 1 1 9 7 6 4 5 5 2 23 17 73.9%% 24 21 87.5%% 82 3317 67 1 40.5
Opp Total 14 21 13 61.9%% 48 45 93.8%% 73 2810 38.5

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
15 Mike Phipps 28 QB 14 11 0 7 5 -12 0
34 Greg Pruitt 24 KR/PR/RB 14 14 0 10 2 0 0
39 Billy Pritchett 24 14 13 0 4 1 0 0
24 Pete Athas 29 6 5 0 3 1 0 0
73 Doug Dieken 26 LT 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
55 Dave Graf 22 14 0 1 19 0 19 0 0 1 2 0 0
59 Charlie Hall 27 LLB 14 14 2 28 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 1
21 Van Green 24 SS 14 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
81 Oscar Roan 24 TE 14 13 0 2 1 0 0
22 Clarence Scott 26 LCB 14 14 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Ken Brown 30 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
88 Steve Holden 24 WR 13 11 0 1 1 0 0
37 Hugh McKinnis 27 FB 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
20 Tony Peters 22 RCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0
33 Reggie Rucker 28 WR 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
52 Dick Ambrose 22 MLB 14 10 0 0 1 5 0
74 Carl Barisich 24 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
42 Neal Craig 27 FS 11 10 1 0 0 0 0
65 John Demarie 30 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
49 Jim Hill 29 11 3 1 56 1 56 0
67 Chuck Hutchison 27 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
36 Henry Hynoski 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
68 Robert Jackson 22 rg 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
71 Walter Johnson 33 LDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
31 Cleo Miller 23 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Willie Miller 28 14 3 0 0 1 17 1
70 Mack Mitchell 23 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
48 John Pitts 30 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
72 Jerry Sherk* 27 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 26 0
17 Brian Sipe 26 qb 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 10 107 1 56 0 0 35 34 46 2 1
Opp Total 14 38 26 10

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 30 K/P 14 0 21 17 72
34 Greg Pruitt 24 KR/PR/RB 14 14 8 1 9 54
37 Hugh McKinnis 27 FB 14 1 4 4 24
81 Oscar Roan 24 TE 14 13 3 3 18
33 Reggie Rucker 28 WR 14 14 3 3 18
30 Ken Brown 30 14 0 1 1 6
59 Charlie Hall 27 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
49 Jim Hill 29 11 3 1 1 6
31 Cleo Miller 23 5 0 1 1 6
80 Willie Miller 28 14 3 1 1 6
77 Ron East 32 LDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 26.1 14 14 7 2 1 24 21 17 1 218
Opp Total 14 21 25 1 1 45 13 372

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ CIN L, 17-24 3 8 rush Greg Pruitt 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ CIN L, 17-24 3 0 fumble Charlie Hall 0 yard fumble return (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1975-09-28 MIN L, 10-42 4 26 pass Reggie Rucker 26 yard pass from Willie Miller (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1975-10-05 PIT L, 6-42 4 7 rush Hugh McKinnis 7 yard rush
5 1975-10-12 HOU L, 10-40 2 1 rush Hugh McKinnis 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
6 1975-10-26 WAS L, 7-23 3 15 pass Oscar Roan 15 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1975-11-02 @ BAL L, 7-21 4 1 rush Hugh McKinnis 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1975-11-09 @ DET L, 10-21 4 12 pass Oscar Roan 12 yard pass from Will Cureton (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1975-11-16 @ OAK L, 17-38 1 10 rush Greg Pruitt 10 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1975-11-16 @ OAK L, 17-38 3 1 rush Cleo Miller 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
11 1975-11-23 CIN W, 35-23 1 2 rush Greg Pruitt 2 yard rush
12 1975-11-23 CIN W, 35-23 4 5 pass Oscar Roan 5 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
13 1975-11-23 CIN W, 35-23 4 13 pass Greg Pruitt 13 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
14 1975-11-23 CIN W, 35-23 4 56 interception Jim Hill 56 yard interception return
15 1975-11-30 NOR W, 17-16 4 22 pass Reggie Rucker 22 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1975-11-30 NOR W, 17-16 4 8 rush Greg Pruitt 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1975-12-07 @ PIT L, 17-31 2 1 rush Greg Pruitt 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1975-12-07 @ PIT L, 17-31 2 17 fumble Willie Miller 17 yard fumble return (Don Cockroft kick)
19 1975-12-14 KAN W, 40-14 1 11 rush Greg Pruitt 11 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1975-12-14 KAN W, 40-14 3 1 rush Hugh McKinnis 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1975-12-14 KAN W, 40-14 3 3 rush Greg Pruitt 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
22 1975-12-14 KAN W, 40-14 4 40 pass Reggie Rucker 40 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
23 1975-12-14 KAN W, 40-14 4 14 rush Greg Pruitt 14 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
24 1975-12-21 @ HOU L, 10-21 4 4 rush Ken Brown 4 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ CIN W, 24-17 1 27 pass Isaac Curtis 27 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ CIN W, 24-17 1 14 rush Boobie Clark 14 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
3 1975-09-21 @ CIN W, 24-17 3 3 rush Lenvil Elliott 3 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
4 1975-09-28 MIN W, 42-10 1 29 pass John Gilliam 29 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
5 1975-09-28 MIN W, 42-10 2 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
6 1975-09-28 MIN W, 42-10 2 13 pass Chuck Foreman 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
7 1975-09-28 MIN W, 42-10 3 2 rush Fran Tarkenton 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
8 1975-09-28 MIN W, 42-10 4 1 rush Robert Miller 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
9 1975-09-28 MIN W, 42-10 4 33 pass Jim Lash 33 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
10 1975-10-05 PIT W, 42-6 1 3 pass John Stallworth 3 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1975-10-05 PIT W, 42-6 2 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
12 1975-10-05 PIT W, 42-6 2 1 rush Mike Collier 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
13 1975-10-05 PIT W, 42-6 2 43 pass Lynn Swann 43 yard pass from Joe Gilliam (Roy Gerela kick)
14 1975-10-05 PIT W, 42-6 4 45 pass Reggie Garrett 45 yard pass from Joe Gilliam (Roy Gerela kick)
15 1975-10-05 PIT W, 42-6 4 3 rush Reggie Harrison 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
16 1975-10-12 HOU W, 40-10 2 6 pass Mack Alston 6 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
17 1975-10-12 HOU W, 40-10 2 5 pass Mack Alston 5 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
18 1975-10-12 HOU W, 40-10 3 81 kickoff Billy Johnson 81 yard kickoff return (Skip Butler kick)
19 1975-10-12 HOU W, 40-10 4 11 pass Mack Alston 11 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
20 1975-10-19 @ DEN W, 16-15 4 1 rush Jon Keyworth 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
21 1975-10-26 WAS W, 23-7 2 3 pass Mike Thomas 3 yard pass from Billy Kilmer
22 1975-10-26 WAS W, 23-7 4 11 pass Larry Brown 11 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
23 1975-10-26 WAS W, 23-7 4 1 rush Mike Thomas 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
24 1975-11-02 @ BAL W, 21-7 1 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
25 1975-11-02 @ BAL W, 21-7 2 2 pass Raymond Chester 2 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
26 1975-11-02 @ BAL W, 21-7 2 35 pass Lydell Mitchell 35 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
27 1975-11-09 @ DET W, 21-10 1 1 rush Altie Taylor 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
28 1975-11-09 @ DET W, 21-10 2 21 pass Ray Jarvis 21 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
29 1975-11-09 @ DET W, 21-10 4 67 interception Ben Davis 67 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
30 1975-11-16 @ OAK W, 38-17 1 22 pass Cliff Branch 22 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
31 1975-11-16 @ OAK W, 38-17 2 21 pass Cliff Branch 21 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
32 1975-11-16 @ OAK W, 38-17 3 15 pass Fred Biletnikoff 15 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
33 1975-11-16 @ OAK W, 38-17 4 31 pass Clarence Davis 31 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
34 1975-11-16 @ OAK W, 38-17 4 26 rush Clarence Davis 26 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
35 1975-11-23 CIN L, 23-35 1 35 pass Bob Trumpy 35 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
36 1975-11-23 CIN L, 23-35 1 4 rush Stan Fritts 4 yard rush
37 1975-11-23 CIN L, 23-35 2 30 pass Isaac Curtis 30 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
38 1975-11-30 NOR L, 16-17 2 1 rush Alvin Maxson 1 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
39 1975-11-30 NOR L, 16-17 3 1 rush Alvin Maxson 1 yard rush (run failed)
40 1975-12-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 1 3 rush Franco Harris 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
41 1975-12-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 3 3 pass Lynn Swann 3 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
42 1975-12-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 3 18 pass Lynn Swann 18 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
43 1975-12-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 4 8 rush Franco Harris 8 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
44 1975-12-14 KAN L, 14-40 4 1 rush Woody Green 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
45 1975-12-14 KAN L, 14-40 4 9 pass Billy Masters 9 yard pass from Tony Adams (Jan Stenerud kick)
46 1975-12-21 @ HOU W, 21-10 1 2 rush Don Hardeman 2 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
47 1975-12-21 @ HOU W, 21-10 1 75 pass Ken Burrough 75 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
48 1975-12-21 @ HOU W, 21-10 2 2 rush Ronnie Coleman 2 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)