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1983 Cleveland Browns

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9-7-0, AFC Central Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.2, Offense: -0.9, Defense: -1.3, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 356 points (22.2/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 342 points (21.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of 14 points (0.9/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Sam Rutigliano (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larrye Weaver
 Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Lakeland Community College (Kirtland, Ohio)

Team Info

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 356 5583 1065 5.2 38 10 28 327 324 567 3661 27 28 6.1 186 465 1922 13 4.1 113
Team Defense 342 5142 1029 5.0 32 10 16 309 280 469 3077 22 22 6.1 155 528 2065 15 3.9 138
Lg Rank Offense 13 10 11 2 7 5 6 9 22 12 22 19 21 14
Lg Rank Defense 14 9 23 28 13 5 9 15 16 17 18 14 17 10

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 4 boxscore L 0-1 Minnesota Vikings 21 27 17 302 186 116 4 24 387 198 189 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 31 26 21 382 222 160 1 24 435 329 106 5
3 Thu September 15 boxscore W 2-1 Cincinnati Bengals 17 7 18 302 218 84 2 18 301 199 102 3
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W OT 3-1 @ San Diego Chargers 30 24 29 410 307 103 1 23 421 351 70
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 3-2 Seattle Seahawks 9 24 22 405 280 125 4 15 259 122 137 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 4-2 New York Jets 10 7 18 333 267 66 2 19 312 188 124 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 4-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 44 27 449 290 159 7 19 332 186 146 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 4-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 21 28 16 272 198 74 2 17 288 154 134 1
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W OT 5-4 Houston Oilers 25 19 19 377 189 188 2 11 258 138 120 1
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 5-5 @ Green Bay Packers 21 35 24 456 337 119 3 26 370 216 154 4
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 0 18 275 174 101 1 11 232 166 66 1
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-5 @ New England Patriots 30 0 16 227 51 176 1 12 190 76 114 5
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 8-5 Baltimore Colts 41 23 22 417 307 110 23 341 146 195 2
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-6 @ Denver Broncos 6 27 19 281 216 65 3 24 411 284 127 1
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 8-7 @ Houston Oilers 27 34 23 385 223 162 4 21 320 168 152
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 17 18 310 196 114 1 22 285 156 129 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 34 QB 15 14 8-6-0 291 496 58.7 3566 26 5.2 23 4.6 66 7.2 6.2 12.3 237.7 79.1 27 233 6.37 5.39 5.2 1 2
16 Paul McDonald 25 qb 16 2 1-1-0 32 68 47.1 341 1 1.5 4 5.9 27 5.0 2.7 10.7 21.3 42.6 6 38 4.09 1.93 8.1 1 1
42 Dwight Walker 24 KR 16 0 1 3 33.3 25 0 0.0 1 33.3 25 8.3 -6.7 25.0 1.6 25.0 0 0 8.33 -6.67 0.0
Team Total 26.4 16 9-7-0 324 567 57.1 3932 27 4.8 28 4.9 66 6.9 5.7 12.1 245.8 73.9 33 271 6.10 4.90 5.5 2 3
Opp Total 16 280 469 59.7 3316 22 4.7 22 4.7 7.1 5.90 11.8 207.3 77.4 32 239 6.1 5.0 6.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
43 Mike Pruitt 29 RB 15 14 293 1184 10 27 4.0 78.9 19.5 30 157 5.2 2 21 2.0 10.5 1341 12 4
30 Boyce Green 23 rb 13 2 104 497 3 29 4.8 38.2 8.0 25 167 6.7 1 33 1.9 12.8 664 4 4
17 Brian Sipe 34 QB 15 14 26 56 0 9 2.2 3.7 1.7 56 0 6
42 Dwight Walker 24 KR 16 0 19 100 0 15 5.3 6.3 1.2 29 273 9.4 1 35 1.8 17.1 373 1 1
38 Johnny Davis 27 rb 16 3 13 42 0 16 3.2 2.6 0.8 5 20 4.0 0 10 0.3 1.3 62 0 0
81 Harry Holt 26 TE 15 11 3 8 0 4 2.7 0.5 0.2 29 420 14.5 3 48 1.9 28.0 428 3 1
16 Paul McDonald 25 qb 16 2 3 17 0 10 5.7 1.1 0.2 17 0 1
89 Bobby Jones 28 WR 15 11 1 19 0 19 19.0 1.3 0.1 36 507 14.1 4 32 2.4 33.8 526 4 0
80 Willis Adams 27 wr 16 6 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 20 374 18.7 2 59 1.3 23.4 376 2 1
88 Rocky Belk 23 10 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.5 0.1 5 141 28.2 2 64 0.5 14.1 136 2 0
26 Dino Hall 28 PR 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 4 33 8.3 0 18 0.3 2.1 35 0 0
82 Ozzie Newsome 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 89 970 10.9 6 66 5.6 60.6 970 6 0
85 Dave Logan 29 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 627 16.9 2 34 2.3 39.2 627 2 1
83 Ricky Feacher 29 wr 9 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 217 16.7 3 42 1.4 24.1 217 3 1
73 Doug Dieken 34 LT 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 1 14 0.1 0.9 14 1 0
87 Tim Stracka 24 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.9 12 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 465 1922 13 29 4.1 120.1 29.1 324 3932 12.1 27 66 20.3 245.8 5854 40 21
Opp Total 16 528 2065 15 3.9 129.1 33.0 280 3077 11.0 22 17.5 192.3 5142 37 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
26 Dino Hall 28 PR 16 0 39 284 0 19 7.3 11 237 0 28 21.5 556
42 Dwight Walker 24 KR 16 0 3 26 0 13 8.7 29 627 0 38 21.6 1026
30 Boyce Green 23 rb 13 2 17 350 0 30 20.6 1014
24 Vagas Ferguson 26 1 0 2 36 0 27 18.0 36
58 Scott Nicolas 23 LILB 16 8 2 29 0 15 14.5 29
75 Bill Contz 22 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
38 Johnny Davis 27 rb 16 3 1 8 0 8 8.0 70
Team Total 26.4 16 42 310 0 19 7.4 63 1290 0 38 20.5 7454
Opp Total 16 30 309 0 10.3 61 1155 1 18.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
7 Jeff Gossett 26 P 16 0 70 2854 60 0 40.8
9 Matt Bahr 27 K 16 0 1 1 9 9 6 5 7 6 1 24 21 87.5% 40 38 95.0%
15 Steve Cox 25 p 7 0 1 1 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.4 16 1 1 9 9 6 5 7 6 2 1 25 22 88.0% 40 38 95.0% 70 2854 60 0 40.8
Opp Total 16 22 16 72.7% 42 40 95.2% 73 2956 40.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
57 Clay Matthews 27 ROLB 16 16 6.0 4 0 0 0 0 106 0
50 Tom Cousineau 26 RILB 16 16 4.0 4 47 0 15 0 0 0 2 14 0
56 Chip Banks*+ 24 LOLB 16 16 4.0 3 95 1 65 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Brian Sipe 34 QB 15 14 0 6 1 0 0
94 Elvis Franks 26 rde 16 7 5.0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Mike Pruitt 29 RB 15 14 0 4 2 0 0
96 Reggie Camp 22 LDE 16 16 4.5
79 Bob Golic 26 NT 16 16 3.5 1 7 1 7 0
29 Hanford Dixon 25 RCB 16 15 1.0 3 41 0 35 0
30 Boyce Green 23 rb 13 2 0 4 0 0 0
42 Dwight Walker 24 KR 16 0 0 1 3 0 0
21 Mike Whitwell 25 FS 16 16 1.0 3 67 0 28 0
49 Clinton Burrell 27 SS 12 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Dave Logan 29 WR 16 12 0 1 2 0 0
72 Dave Puzzuoli 22 16 0 2.0 0 0 1 2 0
80 Willis Adams 27 wr 16 6 0 1 1 0 0
31 Al Gross 22 16 0 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 4 0
81 Harry Holt 26 TE 15 11 0 1 1 0 0
48 Lawrence Johnson 26 lcb 16 6 2 0 0 0 0
16 Paul McDonald 25 qb 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
40 Rod Perry 30 db 16 4 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Clarence Scott 34 ss 16 5 2 0 0 0 0
52 Dick Ambrose 30 lilb 6 6 0 0 1 0 0
99 Keith Baldwin 23 RDE 16 9 1.0
54 Tom DeLeone 33 c 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
83 Ricky Feacher 29 wr 9 5 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 32.0 22 296 2 65 0 4 21 20 20 0 106 0
Opp Total 16 33 30 20 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Matt Bahr 27 K 16 0 38 21 101
43 Mike Pruitt 29 RB 15 14 10 2 12 72
82 Ozzie Newsome 27 TE 16 16 6 6 36
30 Boyce Green 23 rb 13 2 3 1 4 24
89 Bobby Jones 28 WR 15 11 4 4 24
83 Ricky Feacher 29 wr 9 5 3 3 18
81 Harry Holt 26 TE 15 11 3 3 18
80 Willis Adams 27 wr 16 6 2 2 12
88 Rocky Belk 23 10 0 2 2 12
85 Dave Logan 29 WR 16 12 2 2 12
56 Chip Banks*+ 24 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
73 Doug Dieken 34 LT 16 16 1 1 6
79 Bob Golic 26 NT 16 16 1 1 6
42 Dwight Walker 24 KR 16 0 1 1 6
15 Steve Cox 25 p 7 0 1 3
Team Total 26.4 16 13 27 2 42 38 22 356
Opp Total 16 15 22 1 1 3 40 16 1 342