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1965 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 1st place Eastern Conference 11-3-0 .786
Head Coach: Blanton Collier
DefenseHoward Brinker
Offensive LineFritz Heisler
Offensive Backs/EndsDub Jones
Defensive LineNick Skorich
LinebackersEddie Ulinski
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/6/1965ACollege All-Stars24-16WChicago, ILSoldier Field68000
Sun8/15/1965ASan Francisco 49ers37-21WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium28727
Sat8/22/1965ALos Angeles Rams21-19WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum29508Postponed from 8/21
Sun8/29/1965ADetroit Lions28-14WDetroit, MITiger Stadium28803
Sat9/4/1965HGreen Bay Packers14-30LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83118Doubleheader
Sat9/11/1965HPittsburgh Steelers28-16WAkron, OHRubber Bowl23162
Sun9/19/1965AWashington Redskins17-7WWashington, DCD.C. Stadium48208
Sun9/26/1965HSt. Louis Cardinals13-49LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80161
Sun10/3/1965APhiladelphia Eagles35-17WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field60759
Sat10/9/1965HPittsburgh Steelers24-19WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80187
Sun10/17/1965HDallas Cowboys23-17WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80432
Sun10/24/1965ANew York Giants38-14WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62864
Sun10/31/1965HMinnesota Vikings17-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83505
Sun11/7/1965HPhiladelphia Eagles38-34WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72807
Sun11/14/1965HNew York Giants34-21WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium82426
Sun11/21/1965ADallas Cowboys24-17WDallas, TXCotton Bowl76251
Sun11/28/1965APittsburgh Steelers42-21WPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium42757
Sun12/5/1965HWashington Redskins24-16WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium77765
Sun12/12/1965ALos Angeles Rams7-42LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum49048
Sun12/19/1965ASt. Louis Cardinals27-24WSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium29348
Sun1/2/1966AGreen Bay Packers12-23LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field50777League Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
40Erich BarnesRCB6'220130Purdue13
49Walter BeachRCB6'018430Central Michigan10
23Larry BenzRS5'1118524Northwestern14
83Johnny BrewerTE6'423328Mississippi14
32Jim BrownFB6'222829Syracuse14
70John BrownROT6'225026Syracuse14
37Jamie CalebHB6'121029Grambling State5
73Monte ClarkROT6'626028Southern California1414
86Gary CollinsFL-P6'421125Maryland14
50Vince CostelloMLB6'022833Ohio University13
20Ross FichtnerLS6'018627Purdue14
35Galen FissRLB-LLB6'022634Kansas12
24Bobby FranklinDB5'1118229Mississippi14
81Jim GarciaDE6'424821Purdue12
80Bill GlassRDE6'525230Baylor14
48Ernie GreenHB6'220527Louisville13
76Lou GrozaK6'324041Ohio State140
66Gene HickersonROG6'324830Mississippi14
82Jim HoustonLLB6'323928Ohio State12
34Mike HowellDB6'118922Grambling State14
87Tom HutchinsonSE6'119024Kentucky14
71Walter JohnsonDT6'326823New Mexico State; Los Angeles State14
69Jim KanickiRDT6'427024Michigan State14
44Leroy KellyHB6'020023Morgan State13
51Dale LindseyMLB-LLB6'222422Kentucky; Western Kentucky14
85Clifton McNeilOE-FL6'218625Grambling State13
62Dale MemmelaarOG-C6'224728Wyoming14
74Dick ModzelewskiLDT6'025834Maryland14
56John MorrowC6'324432Michigan14
11Jim NinowskiQB6'120629Michigan State6
30Bernie ParrishLCB5'1119429Florida14
27Walt RobertsSE5'1016723San Jose State14
13Frank RyanQB6'319929Rice12
36Charley ScalesFB5'1121427Indiana14
77Dick SchafrathLOT6'325328Ohio State14
38Stan SczurekLB5'1122928Purdue11
41Ralph SmithTE6'221427Mississippi14
42Paul WarfieldFL6'018823Ohio State1
84Paul WigginLDE6'324531Modesto JC; Stanford14
67Sid WilliamsRLB6'223523Southern University14
60John WootenLOG6'225029Colorado14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jim Garcia217TPurduefrom CHIB
Gerry Bussell222HBGeorgia Techfrom LARM
Walter Johnson227DTLos Angeles State
Bo Scott332HBOhio Statefrom CHIB
Bobby Maples341LBBaylor
Billy Irwin569TMississippi
Arnie Simkus672TMichiganfrom SF
Corwyn Aldredge683ENorthwestern State (Louisiana)
Dale Lindsey797LBWestern Kentucky
Mike Howell8111BGrambling State
Gary Lane9125QBMissouriFuture
Pat Screen10139QBLouisiana StateFuture
Olie Cordill, Jr.11153BMemphisFuture
Justin Canale12167OGMississippi State
Henry Pickett13181HBBaylorFuture
Dan Simrell14195QBToledo
Larry Gagner15209TFloridaFuture
Mel Anthony16223FBMichigan
Johnny Boyette17237TClemsonFuture
Dick Arrington18251GNotre DameFuture
Ed Orazen19265GOhio State
Frank Goldberg20279LBCentral Michigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals6011485104
Opponents Totals551126890
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals257133972784976
Opponents Totals2651041352662586
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Brown2100000126
Lou Groza04545100.0162564.0093
Gary Collins100000060
Ernie Green40000024
Walt Roberts40000024
Tom Hutchinson20000012
Leroy Kelly20000012
Johnny Brewer1000006
Ross Fichtner1000006
Team Totals454545100.0162564.00363
Opponents Totals43404393.091850.00325
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Lou Groza162564.03/3/3/7/0/
Team Totals162564.03/3/3/7/0/
Opponents Totals91850.04/2/2/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Brown28915445.36717
Ernie Green1114363.9412
Leroy Kelly371393.8160
Frank Ryan19723.8180
Charley Scales11595.4200
Jim Ninowski44611.5170
Walt Roberts33010.0140
Gary Collins11616.0160
Bobby Franklin1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals47623314.96719
Opponents Totals41218664.554t11
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Frank Ryan24311949.011117517.214.780t187.4135.323202154975.3
Jim Ninowski834048.2405496.613.73244.833.687047970.8
Jim Brown2150.013919.539.039t150.000.00039135.4
Lou Groza100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals32916048.615323397.114.680t237.0164.931272206775.3
Opponents Totals41920448.719131537.515.587t317.4245.738307284674.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Collins5088417.76710
Jim Brown343289.632t4
Ernie Green2529811.9692
Walt Roberts1631419.680t4
Johnny Brewer1317413.425t1
Leroy Kelly912213.6520
Tom Hutchinson611318.824t2
Clifton McNeil36923.0320
Paul Warfield33010.0130
Charley Scales177.070
Team Totals160233914.680t23
Opponents Totals204315315.587t31
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Benz57815.6310
Ross Fichtner49824.5481
Bernie Parrish44511.3350
Vince Costello33311.0230
Jim Houston23216.0280
Erich Barnes13535.0350
Dale Lindsey11111.0110
Stan Sczurek11010.0100
Galen Fiss155.050
Bill Glass100.000
Sid Williams100.000
Walter Beach022L0
Team Totals2434914.5481
Opponents Totals1627517.296t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Gary Collins65303546.771010
Bobby Franklin411829.53100
Team Totals69315345.771010259269439.0
Opponents Totals69283841.16904427233133.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Leroy Kelly17626515.667t2
Walt Roberts18131629.0510
Charley Scales1000.000
Team Totals361942711.967t2
Opponents Totals3672597.2670
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Walt Roberts1849327.4880
Leroy Kelly2462125.9510
Charley Scales48822.0240
Mike Howell231.530
Tom Hutchinson200.000
Ernie Green144.040
Bobby Franklin100.000
Dale Lindsey100.000
Team Totals53120922.8880
Opponents Totals58133423.0650
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Brown600000
Ross Fichtner0001100
Bobby Franklin101100
Ernie Green3505-50
Lou Groza0010100
Gene Hickerson0010100
Jim Houston0002200
Leroy Kelly311200
Dick Modzelewski0001100
Bernie Parrish0001100
Walt Roberts110100
Frank Ryan5101-20
Charley Scales100000
Sid Williams0001100
John Wooten0010100
Team Totals20911819-70
Opponents Totals13859140
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