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1984 Cleveland Browns

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5-11-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -6.1, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 250 points (15.6/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 297 points (18.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of -47 points (-2.9/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.4-9.6.

Coach: Sam Rutigliano (1-7-0) and Marty Schottenheimer (4-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Scannella
 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
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 250 4828 1039 4.6 39 16 26 295 273 495 3132 14 23 5.7 180 489 1696 10 3.5 89
Team Defense 297 4641 995 4.7 35 15 22 270 261 458 2696 15 20 5.4 145 494 1945 10 3.9 103
Lg Rank Offense 25 24 18 14 19 17 18 24 19 17 14 21 23 26
Lg Rank Defense 6 2 14 12 2 5 3 3 13 6 13 15 2 15

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 3 boxscore L 0-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 0 33 10 120 68 52 5 20 307 162 145 3
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 20 16 333 251 82 2 14 226 90 136 3
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-3 Denver Broncos 14 24 21 310 231 79 4 18 297 164 133 2
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 10 17 413 285 128 1 12 219 148 71 3
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 16 186 108 78 4 17 234 139 95 4
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-5 New England Patriots 16 17 23 349 305 44 2 14 254 145 109
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-6 New York Jets 20 24 26 384 267 117 1 19 336 144 192 3
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 9 12 24 324 268 56 4 18 296 176 120 2
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 1-8 New Orleans Saints 14 16 17 262 179 83 18 373 262 111 1
10 Sun November 4 boxscore W 2-8 @ Buffalo Bills 13 10 16 284 73 211 3 13 183 77 106 2
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 2-9 San Francisco 49ers 7 41 10 251 208 43 4 23 468 255 213 2
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 3-9 @ Atlanta Falcons 23 7 17 330 217 113 2 18 210 139 71 4
13 Sun November 25 boxscore W 4-9 Houston Oilers 27 10 18 262 142 120 2 11 147 38 109 2
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L OT 4-10 Cincinnati Bengals 17 20 20 279 183 96 21 348 229 119 1
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 4-11 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 23 21 342 202 140 4 16 347 222 125 2
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 5-11 @ Houston Oilers 27 20 23 399 145 254 1 18 396 306 90 1

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
16 Paul McDonald 26 QB 16 16 5-11-0 271 493 55.0% 3472 14 2.8 23 4.7 64 7.0 5.5 12.8 217.0 67.3 53 345 5.73 4.34 9.7 1 3
15 Steve Cox 26 P 16 0 1 1 100.0% 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.0 118.7 0 0 16.00 16.00 0.0
10 Tom Flick 26 1 0 1 1 100.0% 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 79.2 2 13 -3.67 -3.67 66.7
Team Total 26.2 16 5-11-0 273 495 55.2% 3490 14 2.8 23 4.6 64 7.1 5.5 12.8 218.1 67.5 55 358 5.69 4.32 10.0 1 3
Opp Total 16 261 458 57.0% 3049 15 3.3 20 4.4 6.7 5.35 11.7 190.6 70.0 43 353 5.4 4.2 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
30 Boyce Green 24 RB 16 10 202 673 0 29 3.3 42.1 12.6 12 124 10.3 1 44 0.8 7.8 797 1 3
43 Mike Pruitt 30 rb 10 7 163 506 6 14 3.1 50.6 16.3 5 29 5.8 0 9 0.5 2.9 535 6 1
44 Earnest Byner 22 KR 16 3 72 426 2 54 5.9 26.6 4.5 11 118 10.7 0 26 0.7 7.4 544 2 3
25 Charles White 26 rb 10 1 24 62 0 8 2.6 6.2 2.4 5 29 5.8 0 17 0.5 2.9 91 0 0
16 Paul McDonald 26 QB 16 16 22 4 1 10 0.2 0.3 1.4 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 0 1 16
38 Johnny Davis 28 rb 16 4 3 15 1 8 5.0 0.9 0.2 15 1 0
81 Harry Holt 27 TE 12 8 1 12 0 12 12.0 1.0 0.1 20 261 13.1 0 36 1.7 21.8 273 0 0
42 Dwight Walker 25 rb 11 1 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.7 0.1 10 122 12.2 0 25 0.9 11.1 114 0 1
85 Bruce Davis 21 wr 14 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 7 119 17.0 2 43 0.5 8.5 125 2 2
82 Ozzie Newsome*+ 28 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 89 1001 11.2 5 52 5.6 62.6 1001 5 0
86 Brian Brennan 22 PR 15 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 455 13.0 3 52 2.3 30.3 455 3 1
84 Duriel Harris 30 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 512 16.0 2 43 2.9 46.5 512 2 0
83 Ricky Feacher 30 wr 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 382 17.4 1 64 1.4 23.9 382 1 0
80 Willis Adams 28 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 261 12.4 0 24 1.3 16.3 261 0 1
77 Rickey Bolden 23 TE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.6 19 0 1
87 Tim Stracka 25 te 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.2 2.5 15 0 0
83 Glen Young 24 wr 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 47 47.0 0 47 0.5 23.5 47 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 489 1696 10 54 3.5 106.0 30.6 273 3490 12.8 14 64 17.1 218.1 5186 24 31
Opp Total 16 494 1945 10 3.9 121.6 30.9 261 2696 10.3 15 16.3 168.5 4641 25 34

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
86 Brian Brennan 22 PR 15 4 25 199 0 19 8.0 654
44 Earnest Byner 22 KR 16 3 22 415 0 28 18.9 959
85 Bruce Davis 21 wr 14 1 18 369 0 40 20.5 494
84 Duriel Harris 30 WR 11 11 9 73 0 13 8.1 585
89 Preston Brown 26 2 0 8 136 0 26 17.0 136
42 Dwight Walker 25 rb 11 1 6 50 0 13 8.3 164
25 Charles White 26 rb 10 1 5 80 0 23 16.0 171
83 Glen Young 24 wr 2 1 5 134 0 36 26.8 181
75 Bill Contz 23 RT 15 9 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
81 Harry Holt 27 TE 12 8 1 1 0 1 1.0 274
58 Scott Nicolas 24 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 26.2 16 40 322 0 19 8.1 61 1157 0 40 19.0 6665
Opp Total 16 43 489 0 11.4 52 1159 0 22.3

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
15 Steve Cox 26 P 16 0 3 1 3 1 33.3%% 74 3213 69 2 43.4
9 Matt Bahr 28 K 16 0 3 3 12 12 7 2 9 6 1 1 32 24 75.0%% 25 25 100.0%%
Team Total 26.2 16 3 3 12 12 7 2 9 6 4 2 35 25 71.4%% 25 25 100.0%% 74 3213 69 2 43.4
Opp Total 16 33 29 87.9%% 30 30 100.0%% 77 3126 40.6

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 28 ROLB 16 16 12.0 3 0 1 0 0 126 0
16 Paul McDonald 26 QB 16 16 0 16 5 -5 0
96 Reggie Camp 23 LDE 16 16 14.0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Al Gross 23 SS 16 16 5 103 0 47 0 0 0 2 28 0
56 Chip Banks 25 LOLB 16 16 2.5 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 3 17 0
29 Hanford Dixon 26 RCB 16 16 5 31 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Earnest Byner 22 KR 16 3 0 3 2 55 1
30 Boyce Green 24 RB 16 10 0 3 2 0 0
99 Keith Baldwin 24 RDE 16 16 4.5
50 Tom Cousineau 27 RILB 16 16 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
78 Carl Hairston 32 16 0 4.0
79 Bob Golic 27 NT 15 15 2.0 0 0 1 18 0
31 Frank Minnifield 24 LCB 15 12 1 26 0 26 0 0 0 2 10 0
72 Dave Puzzuoli 23 nt 16 1 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Eddie Johnson 25 LILB 16 16 0.5 2 3 0 3 0
85 Bruce Davis 21 wr 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
43 Mike Pruitt 30 rb 10 7 0 1 1 0 0
94 Elvis Franks 27 16 0 1.5
80 Willis Adams 28 wr 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
61 Mike Baab 25 C 16 16 0 1 0 -11 0
77 Rickey Bolden 23 TE 12 9 0 1 0 0 0
86 Brian Brennan 22 PR 15 4 0 1 0 0 0
64 Joe DeLamielleure 33 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
73 Doug Dieken 35 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
74 Paul Farren 24 rt 15 6 0 0 1 0 0
10 Tom Flick 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
68 Robert Jackson 31 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
48 Lawrence Johnson 27 db 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
58 Scott Nicolas 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Rod Perry 31 8 0 1 17 0 17 0
37 Chris Rockins 22 db 16 2 1 0 0 0 0
20 Don Rogers 22 FS 15 14 1 39 0 39 0
42 Dwight Walker 25 rb 11 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 43.0 20 236 0 47 0 3 31 29 112 1 126 0
Opp Total 16 55 34 19

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
9 Matt Bahr 28 K 16 0 25 24 97
43 Mike Pruitt 30 rb 10 7 6 6 36
82 Ozzie Newsome*+ 28 TE 16 15 5 5 30
86 Brian Brennan 22 PR 15 4 3 3 18
44 Earnest Byner 22 KR 16 3 2 1 3 18
85 Bruce Davis 21 wr 14 1 2 2 12
84 Duriel Harris 30 WR 11 11 2 2 12
38 Johnny Davis 28 rb 16 4 1 1 6
83 Ricky Feacher 30 wr 16 3 1 1 6
30 Boyce Green 24 RB 16 10 1 1 6
16 Paul McDonald 26 QB 16 16 1 1 6
15 Steve Cox 26 P 16 0 1 3
Team Total 26.2 16 10 14 1 25 25 25 250
Opp Total 16 10 15 2 3 30 29 297

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1984-09-09 @ RAM L, 17-20 1 6 rush Mike Pruitt 6 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
2 1984-09-09 @ RAM L, 17-20 3 4 pass Ozzie Newsome 4 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
3 1984-09-16 DEN L, 14-24 1 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
4 1984-09-16 DEN L, 14-24 2 2 rush Mike Pruitt 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
5 1984-09-23 PIT W, 20-10 3 44 pass Boyce Green 44 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
6 1984-09-23 PIT W, 20-10 4 3 pass Duriel Harris 3 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
7 1984-10-07 NWE L, 16-17 3 16 pass Duriel Harris 16 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
8 1984-10-14 NYJ L, 20-24 1 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1984-10-14 NYJ L, 20-24 2 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
10 1984-10-28 NOR L, 14-16 2 5 pass Ozzie Newsome 5 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
11 1984-10-28 NOR L, 14-16 3 5 pass Ozzie Newsome 5 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
12 1984-11-04 @ BUF W, 13-10 4 55 fumble Earnest Byner 55 yard fumble return (Matt Bahr kick)
13 1984-11-11 SFO L, 7-41 4 18 pass Bruce Davis 18 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
14 1984-11-18 @ ATL W, 23-7 1 43 pass Bruce Davis 43 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
15 1984-11-18 @ ATL W, 23-7 4 16 pass Ozzie Newsome 16 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
16 1984-11-25 HOU W, 27-10 1 14 pass Brian Brennan 14 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
17 1984-11-25 HOU W, 27-10 2 12 pass Ozzie Newsome 12 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
18 1984-11-25 HOU W, 27-10 4 7 pass Brian Brennan 7 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
19 1984-12-02 CIN L, 17-20 2 21 pass Brian Brennan 21 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
20 1984-12-02 CIN L, 17-20 4 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
21 1984-12-09 @ PIT L, 20-23 2 16 pass Ricky Feacher 16 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
22 1984-12-09 @ PIT L, 20-23 4 3 rush Paul McDonald 3 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
23 1984-12-16 @ HOU W, 27-20 1 2 rush Earnest Byner 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
24 1984-12-16 @ HOU W, 27-20 3 15 rush Earnest Byner 15 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
25 1984-12-16 @ HOU W, 27-20 4 2 rush Johnny Davis 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1984-09-03 @ SEA W, 33-0 1 5 pass Mike Tice 5 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
2 1984-09-03 @ SEA W, 33-0 2 7 pass Paul Johns 7 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
3 1984-09-03 @ SEA W, 33-0 3 34 pass Daryl Turner 34 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
4 1984-09-09 @ RAM W, 20-17 1 81 interception LeRoy Irvin 81 yard interception return (Mike Lansford kick)
5 1984-09-09 @ RAM W, 20-17 4 5 pass Ron Brown 5 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Mike Lansford kick)
6 1984-09-16 DEN W, 24-14 2 23 pass Clint Sampson 23 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
7 1984-09-16 DEN W, 24-14 2 18 pass Butch Johnson 18 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
8 1984-09-16 DEN W, 24-14 4 62 interception Randy Robbins 62 yard interception return (Rich Karlis kick)
9 1984-09-23 PIT L, 10-20 2 69 interception Sam Washington 69 yard interception return (Gary Anderson kick)
10 1984-09-30 @ KAN W, 10-6 4 9 pass Billy Jackson 9 yard pass from Todd Blackledge (Nick Lowery kick)
11 1984-10-07 NWE W, 17-16 3 42 pass Stephen Starring 42 yard pass from Tony Eason (Tony Franklin kick)
12 1984-10-07 NWE W, 17-16 4 2 rush Tony Collins 2 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
13 1984-10-14 NYJ W, 24-20 1 3 rush Freeman McNeil 3 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
14 1984-10-14 NYJ W, 24-20 2 8 rush Freeman McNeil 8 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
15 1984-10-14 NYJ W, 24-20 4 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
16 1984-10-28 NOR W, 16-14 2 2 pass Hokie Gajan 2 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
17 1984-11-04 @ BUF L, 10-13 2 34 fumble Chris Keating 34 yard fumble return (Chuck Nelson kick)
18 1984-11-11 SFO W, 41-7 2 20 rush Roger Craig 20 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
19 1984-11-11 SFO W, 41-7 3 2 rush Roger Craig 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
20 1984-11-11 SFO W, 41-7 3 60 pass Freddie Solomon 60 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
21 1984-11-11 SFO W, 41-7 4 2 pass Freddie Solomon 2 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
22 1984-11-11 SFO W, 41-7 4 5 rush Bill Ring 5 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
23 1984-11-18 @ ATL L, 7-23 1 20 pass Stacey Bailey 20 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
24 1984-11-25 HOU L, 10-27 1 25 fumble Keith Bostic 25 yard fumble return (Joe Cooper kick)
25 1984-12-02 CIN W, 20-17 1 15 pass Stanford Jennings 15 yard pass from Turk Schonert (Jim Breech kick)
26 1984-12-02 CIN W, 20-17 3 1 pass Anthony Munoz 1 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
27 1984-12-09 @ PIT W, 23-20 1 61 pass Louis Lipps 61 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
28 1984-12-09 @ PIT W, 23-20 2 1 rush Frank Pollard 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
29 1984-12-16 @ HOU L, 20-27 2 4 rush Larry Moriarty 4 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)
30 1984-12-16 @ HOU L, 20-27 3 4 rush Larry Moriarty 4 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)