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1977 Cleveland Browns

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6-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.5, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 0.1, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 269 points (19.2/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 267 points (19.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of 2 points (0.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.1-6.9.

Coach: Dick Modzelewski (0-1-0) and Forrest Gregg (6-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick Modzelewski

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 269 4375 911 4.8 53 22 33 271 208 377 2175 19 31 5.4 119 510 2200 9 4.3 119
Team Defense 267 4115 895 4.6 39 16 32 261 184 340 2017 15 23 5.4 116 524 2098 14 4.0 113
Lg Rank Offense 12 9 28 26 3 8 10 4 27 14 13 8 21 3
Lg Rank Defense 22 20 9 11 23 12 13 18 9 18 16 19 18 20

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 3 16 285 173 112 3 16 245 141 104 3
2 Mon September 26 boxscore W OT 2-0 New England Patriots 30 27 25 393 195 198 3 21 263 122 141 2
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 28 16 165 85 80 5 21 361 143 218 2
4 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-2 Oakland Raiders 10 26 14 250 137 113 5 17 259 88 171 2
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-2 @ Houston Oilers 24 23 11 170 61 109 2 18 228 119 109 3
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-2 @ Buffalo Bills 27 16 26 346 127 219 2 20 347 185 162 4
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 5-2 Kansas City Chiefs 44 7 34 526 204 322 3 16 256 119 137 6
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 5-3 Cincinnati Bengals 7 10 19 290 159 131 4 15 237 153 84 1
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 5-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 35 23 421 283 138 4 25 420 249 171 4
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 6-4 @ New York Giants 21 7 14 269 129 140 2 14 221 105 116 4
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 6-5 Los Angeles Rams 0 9 11 181 91 90 6 24 363 147 216 4
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 6-6 @ San Diego Chargers 14 37 17 319 208 111 1 23 425 258 167
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 6-7 Houston Oilers 15 19 22 400 222 178 8 10 167 56 111 2
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 6-8 @ Seattle Seahawks 19 20 23 360 101 259 5 21 323 132 191 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
17 Brian Sipe 28 QB 9 9 5-4-0 112 195 57.4% 1233 9 4.6 14 7.2 52 6.3 4.0 11.0 137.0 61.8 16 114 5.30 3.17 7.6 2 2
10 Dave Mays 28 qb 7 4 1-3-0 67 121 55.4% 797 6 5.0 10 8.3 60 6.6 3.9 11.9 113.9 57.8 6 67 5.75 3.15 4.7
7 Terry Luck 25 qb 4 1 0-1-0 25 50 50.0% 316 1 2.0 7 14.0 33 6.3 0.4 12.6 79.0 37.2 1 8 6.04 0.25 2.0
34 Greg Pruitt* 26 RB 14 14 4 9 44.4% 28 3 33.3 0 0.0 13 3.1 9.8 7.0 2.0 91.7 1 10 1.80 7.80 10.0
85 Dave Logan 23 WR 14 5 0 2 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
Team Total 26.2 14 6-8-0 208 377 55.2% 2374 19 5.0 31 8.2 60 6.3 3.6 11.4 169.6 56.8 24 199 5.42 2.89 6.0 2 2
Opp Total 14 184 340 54.1% 2298 15 4.4 23 6.8 6.8 4.60 12.5 164.1 61.9 31 281 5.4 3.5 8.4

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* 26 RB 14 14 236 1086 3 78 4.6 77.6 16.9 37 471 12.7 1 60 2.6 33.6 1557 4 8
30 Cleo Miller 25 FB 14 14 163 756 4 38 4.6 54.0 11.6 41 291 7.1 1 28 2.9 20.8 1047 5 5
43 Mike Pruitt 23 13 0 47 205 1 21 4.4 15.8 3.6 3 12 4.0 0 6 0.2 0.9 217 1 1
38 Larry Poole 25 13 0 38 118 1 12 3.1 9.1 2.9 17 137 8.1 3 21 1.3 10.5 255 4 1
17 Brian Sipe 28 QB 9 9 10 14 0 9 1.4 1.6 1.1 14 0 4
35 Brian Duncan 25 KR 14 0 5 16 0 10 3.2 1.1 0.4 1 5 5.0 1 5 0.1 0.4 21 1 0
10 Dave Mays 28 qb 7 4 4 2 0 2 0.5 0.3 0.6 2 0 3
7 Terry Luck 25 qb 4 1 3 -2 0 1 -0.7 -0.5 0.8 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.3 1.0 2 1 1
33 Reggie Rucker 30 WR 14 14 2 6 0 3 3.0 0.4 0.1 36 565 15.7 2 40 2.6 40.4 571 2 2
42 Paul Warfield 35 wr 12 9 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 18 251 13.9 2 52 1.5 20.9 253 2 0
9 Greg Coleman 23 P 14 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 -3 0 0
84 Gary Parris 27 te 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 213 10.1 5 26 1.5 15.2 213 5 1
85 Dave Logan 23 WR 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 284 14.9 1 42 1.4 20.3 284 1 0
81 Oscar Roan 26 TE 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 136 10.5 2 27 1.3 13.6 136 2 0
90 Reggie Craig 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 1.0 5 0 1
Team Total 26.2 14 510 2200 9 78 4.3 157.1 36.4 208 2374 11.4 19 60 14.9 169.6 4574 28 34
Opp Total 14 524 2098 14 4.0 149.9 37.4 184 2017 11.0 15 13.1 144.1 4115 29 32

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
25 Rolly Woolsey 24 PR 14 0 32 290 0 44 9.1 1 2 0 2 2.0 292
35 Brian Duncan 25 KR 14 0 15 298 0 36 19.9 319
83 Ricky Feacher 23 14 0 2 15 0 15 7.5 11 219 0 26 19.9 234
80 Lawrence Williams 24 3 0 8 199 0 32 24.9 199
36 Eddie Payton 26 2 0 3 17 0 16 5.7 4 91 0 34 22.8 108
43 Mike Pruitt 23 13 0 6 131 0 31 21.8 348
48 Ken Ellis 30 9 0 5 80 0 30 16.0 80
52 Dick Ambrose 24 MLB 14 14 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
60 Bob Babich 30 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
90 Reggie Craig 24 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 5
68 Robert Jackson 24 RG 14 14 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
Team Total 26.2 14 38 322 0 44 8.5 53 1075 0 36 20.3 5971
Opp Total 14 31 558 3 18.0 50 986 0 19.7

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
9 Greg Coleman 23 P 14 0 61 2389 58 0 39.2
12 Don Cockroft 32 K 14 0 6 6 8 6 9 5 23 17 73.9%% 31 30 96.8%% 1 30 30 0 30.0
Team Total 26.2 14 6 6 8 6 9 5 23 17 73.9%% 31 30 96.8%% 62 2419 58 0 39.0
Opp Total 14 22 16 72.7%% 32 27 84.4%% 70 2639 37.7

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* 26 RB 14 14 0 8 3 0 0
27 Thom Darden 27 FS 14 14 6 107 1 49 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Cleo Miller 25 FB 14 14 0 5 2 0 0
17 Brian Sipe 28 QB 9 9 0 4 2 0 0
86 Gerald Irons 30 RLB 14 14 3 99 1 53 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Ron Bolton 27 lcb 14 5 3 50 0 43 0
21 Oliver Davis 23 RCB 14 14 3 71 0 32 0
83 Ricky Feacher 23 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
59 Charlie Hall 29 LLB 14 14 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
10 Dave Mays 28 qb 7 4 0 3 0 -1 0
22 Clarence Scott 28 LCB 14 9 3 72 1 49 0
25 Rolly Woolsey 24 PR 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
52 Dick Ambrose 24 MLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
66 Earl Edwards 31 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
68 Robert Jackson 24 RG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
64 Joe Jones 29 LDE 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Terry Luck 25 qb 4 1 0 1 1 -1 0
70 Mack Mitchell 25 rde 14 5 0 0 2 0 0
20 Tony Peters 24 SS 14 14 2 29 0 25 0
33 Reggie Rucker 30 WR 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
90 Reggie Craig 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Doug Dieken 28 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
35 Brian Duncan 25 KR 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Ken Ellis 30 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Gary Parris 27 te 14 6 0 1 0 0 0
36 Eddie Payton 26 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 Larry Poole 25 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 Mike Pruitt 23 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Henry Sheppard 25 LG 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jerry Sherk 29 rdt 7 6 0 0 1 0 0 1
78 Mickey Sims 22 RDT 12 7 0 0 1 8 0
74 Mike St. Clair 24 RDE 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 23 430 3 53 0 0 34 27 6 0 1
Opp Total 14 24 32 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 32 K 14 0 30 17 81
30 Cleo Miller 25 FB 14 14 4 1 5 30
84 Gary Parris 27 te 14 6 5 5 30
38 Larry Poole 25 13 0 1 3 4 24
34 Greg Pruitt* 26 RB 14 14 3 1 4 24
81 Oscar Roan 26 TE 10 8 2 2 12
33 Reggie Rucker 30 WR 14 14 2 2 12
42 Paul Warfield 35 wr 12 9 2 2 12
27 Thom Darden 27 FS 14 14 1 1 6
35 Brian Duncan 25 KR 14 0 1 1 6
86 Gerald Irons 30 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
85 Dave Logan 23 WR 14 5 1 1 6
7 Terry Luck 25 qb 4 1 1 1 6
43 Mike Pruitt 23 13 0 1 1 6
22 Clarence Scott 28 LCB 14 9 1 1 6
72 Jerry Sherk 29 rdt 7 6 1 2
Team Total 26.2 14 9 19 3 31 30 17 1 269
Opp Total 14 14 15 3 27 16 267

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ CIN W, 13-3 2 12 rush Larry Poole 12 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1977-09-26 NWE W, 30-27 1 5 pass Brian Duncan 5 yard pass from Greg Pruitt (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1977-09-26 NWE W, 30-27 3 26 pass Gary Parris 26 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1977-09-26 NWE W, 30-27 4 8 pass Greg Pruitt 8 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
5 1977-10-02 PIT L, 14-28 1 22 pass Dave Logan 22 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
6 1977-10-02 PIT L, 14-28 2 1 rush Cleo Miller 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1977-10-09 OAK L, 10-26 4 20 pass Reggie Rucker 20 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1977-10-16 @ HOU W, 24-23 1 6 rush Cleo Miller 6 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1977-10-16 @ HOU W, 24-23 1 49 interception Clarence Scott 49 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1977-10-16 @ HOU W, 24-23 2 8 pass Oscar Roan 8 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
11 1977-10-23 @ BUF W, 27-16 2 52 pass Paul Warfield 52 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
12 1977-10-23 @ BUF W, 27-16 3 6 pass Cleo Miller 6 yard pass from Greg Pruitt (Don Cockroft kick)
13 1977-10-23 @ BUF W, 27-16 4 9 pass Gary Parris 9 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
14 1977-10-30 KAN W, 44-7 1 7 pass Gary Parris 7 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
15 1977-10-30 KAN W, 44-7 2 18 interception Thom Darden 18 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1977-10-30 KAN W, 44-7 2 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1977-10-30 KAN W, 44-7 3 78 rush Greg Pruitt 78 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1977-10-30 KAN W, 44-7 4 2 pass Gary Parris 2 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
19 1977-11-06 CIN L, 7-10 2 4 pass Oscar Roan 4 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1977-11-13 @ PIT L, 31-35 3 5 rush Cleo Miller 5 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1977-11-13 @ PIT L, 31-35 4 5 pass Larry Poole 5 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
22 1977-11-13 @ PIT L, 31-35 4 13 pass Larry Poole 13 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
23 1977-11-13 @ PIT L, 31-35 4 3 pass Larry Poole 3 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
24 1977-11-20 @ NYG W, 21-7 1 2 rush Greg Pruitt 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1977-11-20 @ NYG W, 21-7 3 53 interception Gerald Irons 53 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1977-11-20 @ NYG W, 21-7 4 18 pass Paul Warfield 18 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
27 1977-12-04 @ SDG L, 14-37 4 16 pass Reggie Rucker 16 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
28 1977-12-04 @ SDG L, 14-37 4 6 rush Cleo Miller 6 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1977-12-11 HOU L, 15-19 4 3 pass Gary Parris 3 yard pass from Terry Luck (Don Cockroft kick)
30 1977-12-18 @ SEA L, 19-20 1 4 pass Terry Luck 4 yard pass from Greg Pruitt
31 1977-12-18 @ SEA L, 19-20 2 5 rush Greg Pruitt 5 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-26 NWE L, 27-30 2 8 pass Sam Cunningham 8 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
2 1977-09-26 NWE L, 27-30 2 2 rush Don Calhoun 2 yard rush (John Smith kick)
3 1977-09-26 NWE L, 27-30 4 6 pass Russ Francis 6 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
4 1977-10-02 PIT W, 28-14 1 5 pass Lynn Swann 5 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
5 1977-10-02 PIT W, 28-14 2 65 pass Frank Lewis 65 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
6 1977-10-02 PIT W, 28-14 3 14 pass Lynn Swann 14 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
7 1977-10-02 PIT W, 28-14 4 1 rush Terry Bradshaw 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
8 1977-10-09 OAK W, 26-10 3 3 rush Mark van Eeghen 3 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
9 1977-10-09 OAK W, 26-10 4 3 rush Mark van Eeghen 3 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
10 1977-10-16 @ HOU L, 23-24 1 87 punt Billy Johnson 87 yard punt return (Toni Fritsch kick)
11 1977-10-16 @ HOU L, 23-24 2 6 rush John Hadl 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
12 1977-10-23 @ BUF L, 16-27 1 38 pass Reuben Gant 38 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Carson Long kick)
13 1977-10-23 @ BUF L, 16-27 3 91 punt Keith Moody 91 yard punt return
14 1977-10-30 KAN L, 7-44 4 22 pass John Brockington 22 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1977-11-06 CIN W, 10-7 1 11 rush Pete Johnson 11 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
16 1977-11-13 @ PIT W, 35-31 1 39 pass Lynn Swann 39 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
17 1977-11-13 @ PIT W, 35-31 2 2 rush Rocky Bleier 2 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
18 1977-11-13 @ PIT W, 35-31 2 38 pass John Stallworth 38 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
19 1977-11-13 @ PIT W, 35-31 2 16 rush Franco Harris 16 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
20 1977-11-13 @ PIT W, 35-31 4 9 pass John Stallworth 9 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
21 1977-11-20 @ NYG L, 7-21 2 15 pass Emery Moorehead 15 yard pass from Jerry Golsteyn (Joe Danelo kick)
22 1977-11-27 RAM W, 9-0 1 7 rush John Cappelletti 7 yard rush
23 1977-12-04 @ SDG W, 37-14 1 29 rush Don Woods 29 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
24 1977-12-04 @ SDG W, 37-14 1 15 pass Hank Bauer 15 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
25 1977-12-04 @ SDG W, 37-14 2 30 pass Charlie Joiner 30 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
26 1977-12-04 @ SDG W, 37-14 4 67 pass Larry Dorsey 67 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
27 1977-12-11 HOU W, 19-15 1 3 rush Ronnie Coleman 3 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
28 1977-12-11 HOU W, 19-15 2 2 rush Ronnie Coleman 2 yard rush
29 1977-12-11 HOU W, 19-15 3 72 punt Billy Johnson 72 yard punt return
30 1977-12-18 @ SEA W, 20-19 2 20 rush Sherman Smith 20 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
31 1977-12-18 @ SEA W, 20-19 4 5 rush David Sims 5 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
32 1977-12-18 @ SEA W, 20-19 4 15 pass Steve Largent 15 yard pass from Jim Zorn