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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 269 4375 911 4.8 53 22 271 208 377 2175 19 31 5.4 119 510 2200 9 4.3 119 125 1046 33
Opp. Stats 267 4115 895 4.6 39 16 261 184 340 2017 15 23 5.4 116 524 2098 14 4.0 113 117 979 32
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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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
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. 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. 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 5977
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 32 16 24

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
12 Don Cockroft 32 K 14 0 30 31 17 23 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 31 17 23 1 271
Opp Total 14 14 15 3 27 32 16 22 267

Touchdown Log

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