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1959 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 2nd place Eastern Conference 7-5-0 .583
Head Coach: Paul Brown
EndsPaul Bixler
BackfieldHoward Brinker
Assistant CoachDick Gallagher
GuardsFritz Heisler
TacklesEddie Ulinski
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Wed8/12/1959APittsburgh Steelers20-34LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27432
Sat8/22/1959HDetroit Lions3-9LAkron, OHRubber Bowl22654
Sun8/30/1959HSan Francisco 49ers14-17LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium24737
Sat9/5/1959ALos Angeles Rams27-24WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum55883
Sun9/13/1959ADetroit Lions28-31LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium33435
Sat9/19/1959HChicago Bears33-31WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium25316
Sat9/26/1959APittsburgh Steelers7-17LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field33844
Sun10/4/1959AChicago Cardinals34-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field19935
Sun10/11/1959HNew York Giants6-10LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium65534
Sun10/18/1959HChicago Cardinals17-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium46422
Sun10/25/1959HWashington Redskins34-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium42732
Sun11/1/1959ABaltimore Colts38-31WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium57557
Sun11/8/1959HPhiladelphia Eagles28-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium58275
Sun11/15/1959AWashington Redskins31-17WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium32266
Sun11/22/1959HPittsburgh Steelers20-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium68563
Sun11/29/1959HSan Francisco 49ers20-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium56854
Sun12/6/1959ANew York Giants7-48LNew York, NYYankee Stadium68436
Sun12/13/1959APhiladelphia Eagles28-21WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field45952
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
45LeRoy BoldenLOH5-717527Michigan State120
32Jim BrownFB6-222823Syracuse1212
40Preston CarpenterLOE6-219725Arkansas1212
82Frank ClarkeROE-ROH6-021125Wisconsin; Trinidad State JC; Colorado121
50Vince CostelloMLB6-022827Ohio University1212
77Willie DavisROT-LOT6-324325Grambling State122
35Galen FissLLB6-022628Kansas1211
79Bob GainLDE6-325630Kentucky1212
76Lou GrozaLOT-K6-324035Ohio State1212
66Gene HickersonROG6-324824Mississippi1211
86Billy HowtonROE6-219129Rice1212
56Art HunterC6-424326Notre Dame1212
22Kenny KonzLS5-1018431Louisiana State123
88Rich KreitlingLOE-ROE6-220823Auburn; Illinois120
24Warren LahrLS-RS5-1118936Western Reserve129
53/52Dave LloydLB-C6-324723Texas Tech; Georgia120
78Willie McClungLDT6-225029Florida A&M1212
74Mike McCormackROT6-424629Kansas109
34Walt MichaelsRLB6-023130Washington & Lee1212
49Bobby MitchellLOH6-019224Illinois1212
36Ed ModzelewskiFB6-021730Maryland120
15Jim NinowskiQB6-120623Michigan State20
65Chuck NollLOG-LLB6-121827Dayton123
70Fran O'BrienROT-LOT-ROG6-125323Michigan State121
30Bernie ParrishLDH5-1119423Florida1212
73Floyd PetersLDT-RDT6-325423San Francisco State120
16Milt PlumQB6-120524Penn State1212
18Bob PtacekLOH6-120522Michigan120
26Ray RenfroROH6-119030North Texas1211
80Dick SchafrathRDE-LDE6-325322Ohio State121
44Jim ShofnerRDH-P6-219124Texas Christian1212
64Jim Ray SmithLOG6-324127Baylor1210
84Paul WigginRDE6-324525Modesto JC; Stanford1212
60John WootenROG6-225023Colorado121
42Junior WrenRS-P6-019230Missouri1212
72Sid YoungelmanRDT6-325728Alabama1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Rich Kreitling111EIllinois
Dick Schafrath223GOhio State
Fran O'Brien335TMichigan State
Gary Prahst437EMichiganfrom GB
Dave Lloyd447CGeorgia
John Wooten553GColoradofrom DET
Dick LeBeau558BOhio State
Jim Prestel670TIdahofrom NYG
Bob Denton671EPacific
Gene Miller782TRice
Bob Ptacek887QBMichiganfrom CHIC
Kirk Wilson9106BUCLA
Bob Zeman10119BWisconsin
Jerry King11130GKent State
Fran Palandrani12143TNorth Carolina State
Ray Reese13154BBowling Green State
Elbert Dubenion14167BBluffton
Tom Salwocki15178CPittsburgh
Jamie Caleb16191BGrambling State
Homer Schmittan17202ETennessee Tech
Eddie Hill18215GMiami (Ohio)
Joe Schroeder19226TXavier (Ohio)
Al McClain20239TShaw
Jim Fraser21250GWisconsin
Joe Wenzel22263ELehigh
Jim Gardner23274TDuke
Russ Goings24287GXavier (Ohio)
Ernie Spychalski25298TOhio State
Homer Floyd26311BKansas
Larry Baker27322TBowling Green State
Pete Abadie28335ETulane
Ron Nietupski29346TIllinois
Carl Ketchie30359BWashington State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals65724489
Opponents Totals17946538
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals234118109736329
Opponents Totals205751151532285
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Brown140000084
Bobby Mitchell100000060
Lou Groza0333789.251631.3048
Ray Renfro60000036
Preston Carpenter20000012
Billy Howton1000006
Ed Modzelewski1000006
Bernie Parrish1000006
Milt Plum1000006
Junior Wren1000006
Team Totals37333789.251631.30270
Opponents Totals282828100.061346.20214
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Lou Groza51631.32/0/2/1/0/
Team Totals51631.32/0/2/1/0/
Opponents Totals61346.21/3/1/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Brown29013294.670t14
Bobby Mitchell1317435.790t5
Milt Plum21201.0171
Ed Modzelewski6183.0180
Bob Ptacek3134.360
Jim Ninowski11111.0110
LeRoy Bolden4112.890
Preston Carpenter144.040
Team Totals45721494.790t20
Opponents Totals36014224.0659
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Milt Plum26615658.610219927.512.876145.383.0157183587.2
Jim Ninowski10330.06414.113.72000.0110.010314.6
Team Totals27615957.610820337.412.876145.193.3167186684.1
Opponents Totals31916852.713324577.714.671175.3185.6115234272.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Howton3951013.136t1
Bobby Mitchell3535110.076t4
Ray Renfro3052817.670t6
Preston Carpenter2437215.543t2
Jim Brown241907.9250
Frank Clarke34414.7200
Ed Modzelewski3186.0131
Milt Plum12020.0200
Team Totals159203312.876t14
Opponents Totals168245714.67117
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bernie Parrish58316.637t1
Junior Wren5397.8220
Jim Shofner25025.0300
Chuck Noll252.550
Kenny Konz13535.0210
Galen Fiss199.090
Walt Michaels177.070
Warren Lahr100.000
Vince Costello01414L0
Team Totals1824213.437t1
Opponents Totals913915.4321
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Junior Wren2799636.95501
Jim Shofner2386037.44801
Team Totals50185637.1550239177735.5
Opponents Totals50212142.46205211181036.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Mitchell1717710.478t1
Kenny Konz9343.8110
Team Totals262118.178t1
Opponents Totals32391.2110
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Mitchell1123621.5310
LeRoy Bolden917018.9380
Jim Brown48822.0290
Ed Modzelewski4379.3190
Chuck Noll12020.0200
Team Totals2955119.0380
Opponents Totals3873419.3460
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
LeRoy Bolden110100
Jim Brown210100
Galen Fiss0002250
Bob Gain0002200
Dave Lloyd0001100
Walt Michaels00044120
Bobby Mitchell210100
Fran O'Brien100000
Milt Plum200000
Paul Wiggin0001100
Junior Wren00011441
Sid Youngelman0001100
Team Totals8531215611
Opponents Totals201285131
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