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1980 Cleveland Browns

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.8, Offense: 1.7, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (22.3/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 310 points (19.4/g), 12th.
 Differential of 47 points (2.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: Sam Rutigliano (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Kent State (Kent, Ohio)

Team Info

Principal Owner Art Modell
General Manager Peter Hadhazy
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 357 5588 1013 5.5 28 14 27 336 337 554 3915 30 14 6.8 207 436 1673 15 3.8 102
Team Defense 310 5626 1053 5.3 32 10 38 340 336 536 3865 23 22 6.8 197 485 1761 12 3.6 105
Lg Rank Offense 8 5 3 12 3 5 2 3 3 5 25 26 14 19
Lg Rank Defense 12 23 22 25 25 25 28 17 17 25 10 6 8 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 7 boxscore L 0-1 @ New England Patriots 17 34 16 263 215 48 2 27 452 266 186 2
2 Mon September 15 boxscore L 0-2 Houston Oilers 7 16 13 181 106 75 1 23 369 177 192 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-2 Kansas City Chiefs 20 13 26 385 282 103 3 14 251 157 94 1
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 27 22 400 308 92 2 24 417 337 80 2
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-3 Denver Broncos 16 19 18 358 255 103 1 17 239 157 82 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 27 3 24 387 211 176 1 20 323 205 118 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-3 Green Bay Packers 26 21 23 471 384 87 1 19 312 222 90 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 26 26 439 348 91 4 21 393 306 87 1
9 Mon November 3 boxscore W 6-3 Chicago Bears 27 21 31 432 262 170 2 20 275 189 86 1
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-3 @ Baltimore Colts 28 27 25 403 192 211 3 26 356 246 110 1
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 7-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 16 14 266 171 95 1 21 319 240 79 4
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 8-4 Cincinnati Bengals 31 7 21 332 301 31 1 25 397 247 150 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-4 @ Houston Oilers 17 14 11 194 73 121 1 17 322 208 114 5
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 10-4 New York Jets 17 14 27 398 319 79 1 17 298 205 93 2
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 10-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 23 28 21 366 232 134 1 29 530 455 75
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 11-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 27 24 18 313 256 57 3 20 373 248 125 4
Playoffs
Division Sun January 4 boxscore L 11-6 Oakland Raiders 12 14 17 254 169 85 4 12 208 132 76 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
17 Brian Sipe*+ 31 QB 16 16 11-5-0 337 554 60.8% 4132 30 5.4 14 2.5 65 7.5 7.4 12.3 258.3 91.4 23 217 6.79 6.73 4.0 3 4
Team Total 26.6 16 11-5-0 337 554 60.8% 4132 30 5.4 14 2.5 65 7.5 7.4 12.3 258.3 91.4 23 217 6.79 6.73 4.0 3 4
Opp Total 16 336 536 62.7% 4089 23 4.3 22 4.1 7.6 6.64 12.2 255.6 83.3 32 224 6.8 5.9 5.6

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
43 Mike Pruitt* 26 FB 16 16 249 1034 6 56 4.2 64.6 15.6 63 471 7.5 0 28 3.9 29.4 1505 6 9
25 Charles White 22 rb 14 7 86 279 5 16 3.2 19.9 6.1 17 153 9.0 1 31 1.2 10.9 432 6 1
34 Greg Pruitt 29 RB 16 9 40 117 0 19 2.9 7.3 2.5 50 444 8.9 5 43 3.1 27.8 561 5 1
30 Cleo Miller 28 16 0 28 139 3 50 5.0 8.7 1.8 2 8 4.0 0 7 0.1 0.5 147 3 2
17 Brian Sipe*+ 31 QB 16 16 20 55 1 24 2.8 3.4 1.3 55 1 3
8 Johnny Evans 24 P 16 0 3 -6 0 0 -2.0 -0.4 0.2 -6 0 0
16 Paul McDonald 22 15 0 3 -2 0 0 -0.7 -0.1 0.2 -2 0 2
82 Ozzie Newsome 24 TE 16 16 2 13 0 9 6.5 0.8 0.1 51 594 11.6 3 44 3.2 37.1 607 3 2
80 Willis Adams 24 16 0 2 7 0 15 3.5 0.4 0.1 8 165 20.6 0 39 0.5 10.3 172 0 0
26 Dino Hall 25 KR 16 0 2 26 0 19 13.0 1.6 0.1 26 0 0
35 Calvin Hill 33 15 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.7 0.1 27 383 14.2 6 50 1.8 25.5 394 6 0
33 Reggie Rucker 33 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 768 14.8 4 45 3.3 48.0 768 4 0
85 Dave Logan 26 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 822 16.1 4 65 3.2 51.4 822 4 0
83 Ricky Feacher 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 244 24.4 4 55 0.6 15.3 244 4 0
84 McDonald Oden 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 18 6.0 0 8 0.2 1.1 18 0 0
89 Keith Wright 24 PR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 62 20.7 3 39 0.3 5.2 62 3 2
Team Total 26.6 16 436 1673 15 56 3.8 104.6 27.3 337 4132 12.3 30 65 21.1 258.3 5805 45 24
Opp Total 16 485 1761 12 3.6 110.1 30.3 336 3865 11.5 23 21.0 241.6 5626 35 23

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
89 Keith Wright 24 PR 12 0 29 129 0 15 4.4 25 576 0 50 23.0 767
26 Dino Hall 25 KR 16 0 6 41 0 14 6.8 32 691 0 40 21.6 758
30 Cleo Miller 28 16 0 2 22 0 13 11.0 169
27 Thom Darden 30 FS 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1
20 Judson Flint 23 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
68 Robert Jackson 27 g 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
25 Charles White 22 rb 14 7 1 20 0 20 20.0 452
Team Total 26.6 16 35 170 0 15 4.9 63 1308 0 50 20.8 7283
Opp Total 16 38 245 0 6.4 71 1018 0 14.3

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 35 K 16 0 7 6 8 5 9 5 2 26 16 61.5%% 44 39 88.6%%
8 Johnny Evans 24 P 16 0 66 2530 56 0 38.3
Team Total 26.6 16 7 6 8 5 9 5 2 26 16 61.5%% 44 39 88.6%% 66 2530 56 0 38.3
Opp Total 16 29 18 62.1%% 37 32 86.5%% 63 2356 37.4

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
57 Clay Matthews 24 ROLB 14 13 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 83 0
43 Mike Pruitt* 26 FB 16 16 0 9 3 0 0
28 Ron Bolton 30 LCB 16 16 6 62 0 29 0
49 Clinton Burrell 24 RCB 15 13 5 51 0 29 0
17 Brian Sipe*+ 31 QB 16 16 0 3 1 -4 0
27 Thom Darden 30 FS 16 16 2 42 0 23 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 Dino Hall 25 KR 16 0 0 0 3 0 0
59 Charlie Hall 32 LOLB 16 16 2 3 0 3 0
56 Robert Jackson 26 LILB 14 14 2 15 0 9 0
48 Lawrence Johnson 23 db 2 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Paul McDonald 22 15 0 0 2 0 -9 0
30 Cleo Miller 28 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
82 Ozzie Newsome 24 TE 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
22 Clarence Scott 31 SS 16 16 2 14 0 9 0
79 Gerry Sullivan 28 16 0 0 1 1 -10 0
25 Charles White 22 rb 14 7 0 1 1 0 0
89 Keith Wright 24 PR 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
24 Autry Beamon 27 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
91 Henry Bradley 27 NT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
21 Oliver Davis 26 db 15 1 1 70 0 70 0
73 Doug Dieken* 31 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Ricky Feacher 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Judson Flint 23 13 0 0 0 1 4 0
94 Elvis Franks 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
90 Marshall Harris 25 LDE 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
55 John Mohring 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Greg Pruitt 29 RB 16 9 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 22 266 0 70 0 0 24 19 -19 0 83 0
Opp Total 16 23 23 13 1

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 35 K 16 0 39 16 87
35 Calvin Hill 33 15 0 6 6 36
43 Mike Pruitt* 26 FB 16 16 6 6 36
25 Charles White 22 rb 14 7 5 1 6 36
34 Greg Pruitt 29 RB 16 9 5 5 30
83 Ricky Feacher 26 16 0 4 4 24
85 Dave Logan 26 WR 16 16 4 4 24
33 Reggie Rucker 33 WR 16 16 4 4 24
30 Cleo Miller 28 16 0 3 3 18
82 Ozzie Newsome 24 TE 16 16 3 3 18
89 Keith Wright 24 PR 12 0 3 3 18
17 Brian Sipe*+ 31 QB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 15 30 45 39 16 357
Opp Total 16 12 23 2 32 18 1 310

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 @ NWE L, 17-34 4 10 pass Dave Logan 10 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1980-09-07 @ NWE L, 17-34 4 11 pass Keith Wright 11 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1980-09-15 HOU L, 7-16 2 3 pass Calvin Hill 3 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1980-09-21 KAN W, 20-13 2 2 rush Charles White 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
5 1980-09-21 KAN W, 20-13 3 12 pass Keith Wright 12 yard pass from Brian Sipe
6 1980-09-21 KAN W, 20-13 3 31 pass Charles White 31 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1980-09-28 @ TAM W, 34-27 2 8 rush Charles White 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1980-09-28 @ TAM W, 34-27 2 3 pass Calvin Hill 3 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1980-09-28 @ TAM W, 34-27 3 13 pass Ricky Feacher 13 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1980-09-28 @ TAM W, 34-27 4 43 pass Calvin Hill 43 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
11 1980-10-05 DEN L, 16-19 2 40 pass Reggie Rucker 40 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
12 1980-10-12 @ SEA W, 27-3 1 2 rush Mike Pruitt 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
13 1980-10-12 @ SEA W, 27-3 2 39 pass Keith Wright 39 yard pass from Brian Sipe
14 1980-10-12 @ SEA W, 27-3 3 3 rush Charles White 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
15 1980-10-12 @ SEA W, 27-3 4 22 rush Mike Pruitt 22 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1980-10-19 GNB W, 26-21 2 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1980-10-19 GNB W, 26-21 4 19 pass Ozzie Newsome 19 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1980-10-19 GNB W, 26-21 4 46 pass Dave Logan 46 yard pass from Brian Sipe
19 1980-10-26 PIT W, 27-26 2 5 pass Calvin Hill 5 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1980-10-26 PIT W, 27-26 3 6 pass Greg Pruitt 6 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1980-10-26 PIT W, 27-26 4 7 pass Greg Pruitt 7 yard pass from Brian Sipe
22 1980-10-26 PIT W, 27-26 4 18 pass Ozzie Newsome 18 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
23 1980-11-03 CHI W, 27-21 2 4 pass Reggie Rucker 4 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
24 1980-11-03 CHI W, 27-21 4 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1980-11-03 CHI W, 27-21 4 56 rush Mike Pruitt 56 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1980-11-09 @ BAL W, 28-27 1 5 rush Charles White 5 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
27 1980-11-09 @ BAL W, 28-27 1 39 pass Dave Logan 39 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
28 1980-11-09 @ BAL W, 28-27 2 5 rush Charles White 5 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1980-11-09 @ BAL W, 28-27 4 12 pass Greg Pruitt 12 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
30 1980-11-16 @ PIT L, 13-16 2 4 pass Ozzie Newsome 4 yard pass from Brian Sipe
31 1980-11-16 @ PIT L, 13-16 2 15 pass Dave Logan 15 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
32 1980-11-23 CIN W, 31-7 2 16 pass Reggie Rucker 16 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
33 1980-11-23 CIN W, 31-7 2 5 pass Calvin Hill 5 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
34 1980-11-23 CIN W, 31-7 3 2 pass Greg Pruitt 2 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
35 1980-11-23 CIN W, 31-7 3 55 pass Ricky Feacher 55 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
36 1980-11-30 @ HOU W, 17-14 1 6 rush Cleo Miller 6 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
37 1980-11-30 @ HOU W, 17-14 2 1 rush Cleo Miller 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
38 1980-12-07 NYJ W, 17-14 3 9 rush Mike Pruitt 9 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
39 1980-12-07 NYJ W, 17-14 4 5 pass Greg Pruitt 5 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
40 1980-12-14 @ MIN L, 23-28 1 18 pass Calvin Hill 18 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
41 1980-12-14 @ MIN L, 23-28 2 2 rush Brian Sipe 2 yard rush
42 1980-12-14 @ MIN L, 23-28 4 1 rush Cleo Miller 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
43 1980-12-21 @ CIN W, 27-24 2 42 pass Reggie Rucker 42 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
44 1980-12-21 @ CIN W, 27-24 3 35 pass Ricky Feacher 35 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
45 1980-12-21 @ CIN W, 27-24 3 34 pass Ricky Feacher 34 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 @ NWE W, 34-17 2 10 pass Harold Jackson 10 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
2 1980-09-07 @ NWE W, 34-17 3 67 pass Stanley Morgan 67 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
3 1980-09-07 @ NWE W, 34-17 3 2 rush Don Calhoun 2 yard rush (John Smith kick)
4 1980-09-07 @ NWE W, 34-17 4 17 pass Don Hasselbeck 17 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
5 1980-09-15 HOU W, 16-7 3 2 rush Tim Wilson 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
6 1980-09-21 KAN L, 13-20 3 16 pass Tony Samuels 16 yard pass from Steve Fuller (Nick Lowery kick)
7 1980-09-28 @ TAM L, 27-34 2 41 pass Gordon Jones 41 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
8 1980-09-28 @ TAM L, 27-34 4 3 pass Gordon Jones 3 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
9 1980-09-28 @ TAM L, 27-34 4 7 pass Jerry Eckwood 7 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
10 1980-10-05 DEN W, 19-16 2 93 interception Randy Gradishar 93 yard interception return (Fred Steinfort kick)
11 1980-10-19 GNB L, 21-26 3 7 rush Lynn Dickey 7 yard rush (Tom Birney kick)
12 1980-10-19 GNB L, 21-26 3 1 rush Gerry Ellis 1 yard rush (Tom Birney kick)
13 1980-10-19 GNB L, 21-26 4 26 pass James Lofton 26 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Tom Birney kick)
14 1980-10-26 PIT L, 26-27 1 1 rush Greg Hawthorne 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
15 1980-10-26 PIT L, 26-27 3 2 rush Greg Hawthorne 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
16 1980-10-26 PIT L, 26-27 3 2 rush Sidney Thornton 2 yard rush
17 1980-11-03 CHI L, 21-27 3 7 rush Vince Evans 7 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
18 1980-11-03 CHI L, 21-27 4 17 pass Brian Baschnagel 17 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
19 1980-11-03 CHI L, 21-27 4 6 pass Robin Earl 6 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
20 1980-11-09 @ BAL L, 27-28 2 23 pass Reese McCall 23 yard pass from Bert Jones
21 1980-11-09 @ BAL L, 27-28 3 5 rush Curtis Dickey 5 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
22 1980-11-09 @ BAL L, 27-28 4 2 pass Reese McCall 2 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
23 1980-11-09 @ BAL L, 27-28 4 5 pass Don McCauley 5 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
24 1980-11-16 @ PIT W, 16-13 2 10 pass Jim Smith 10 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
25 1980-11-16 @ PIT W, 16-13 4 3 pass Lynn Swann 3 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
26 1980-11-23 CIN L, 7-31 1 6 rush Charles Alexander 6 yard rush (Sandro Vitiello kick)
27 1980-11-30 @ HOU L, 14-17 2 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
28 1980-11-30 @ HOU L, 14-17 3 30 pass Dave Casper 30 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
29 1980-12-07 NYJ L, 14-17 3 39 pass Lam Jones 39 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
30 1980-12-07 NYJ L, 14-17 4 5 pass Mickey Shuler 5 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
31 1980-12-14 @ MIN W, 28-23 3 31 pass Joe Senser 31 yard pass from Tommy Kramer
32 1980-12-14 @ MIN W, 28-23 4 7 pass Ted Brown 7 yard pass from Tommy Kramer
33 1980-12-14 @ MIN W, 28-23 4 12 pass Ahmad Rashad 12 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
34 1980-12-14 @ MIN W, 28-23 4 46 pass Ahmad Rashad 46 yard pass from Tommy Kramer
35 1980-12-21 @ CIN L, 24-27 2 13 rush Jack Thompson 13 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
36 1980-12-21 @ CIN L, 24-27 3 52 interception Ray Griffin 52 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
37 1980-12-21 @ CIN L, 24-27 3 59 pass Pat McInally 59 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Jim Breech kick)