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1971 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Central Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Nick Skorich
DefenseHoward Brinker
Offensive BacksHoward Keys
Defensive BacksRichie McCabe
Defensive LineDick Modzelewski
ReceiversBob Nussbaumer
OffenseRay Prochaska
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/8/1971ASan Francisco 49ers24-38LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park40000
Fri8/13/1971ALos Angeles Rams5-17LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum52503
Fri8/20/1971ADallas Cowboys15-16LDallas, TXCotton Bowl69099
Sat8/28/1971AChicago Bears19-20LSouth Bend, INNotre Dame Stadium43568
Sat9/4/1971HNew York Giants30-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium82710Doubleheader
Fri9/10/1971ASt. Louis Cardinals13-27LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46171
Sun9/19/1971HHouston Oilers31-31WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium73387
Sun9/26/1971ABaltimore Colts14-13WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium56837
Mon10/4/1971HOakland Raiders20-34LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium84285
Sun10/10/1971HPittsburgh Steelers27-17WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83391
Sun10/17/1971ACincinnati Bengals27-24WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium60284
Sun10/24/1971HDenver Broncos0-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75674
Sun10/31/1971HAtlanta Falcons14-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium76825
Sun11/7/1971APittsburgh Steelers9-26LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50202
Sun11/14/1971AKansas City Chiefs7-13LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium50388
Sun11/21/1971HNew England Patriots27-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium65238
Sun11/28/1971AHouston Oilers37-24WHouston, TXAstrodome37921
Sun12/5/1971HCincinnati Bengals31-27WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium82705
Sun12/12/1971ANew Orleans Saints21-17WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium72794
Sun12/19/1971AWashington Redskins20-13WWashington, DCRFK Stadium53041
Sun12/26/1971HBaltimore Colts3-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70734AFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
52Billy AndrewsRLB6'022326Southeastern Louisiana1414
40Erich BarnesRS6'220136Purdue32
84Bob BriggsRDE-RDT6'426526Heidelberg140
30Ken BrownRB5'1020426none100
21Stan BrownWR5'918422Purdue60
12Don CockroftK-P6'119026Adams State140
86Gary CollinsWR6'421131Maryland138
64Jim CopelandC-LOG-ROG6'224226Virginia147
33Bo CornellRB6'121522Washington140
28Ben DavisRCB5'1118326Defiance1211
65John DemarieLOG6'325026Louisiana State1413
73Doug DiekenLOT-ROT6'525322Illinois145
50John GarlingtonLLB-MLB6'122225Louisiana State146
83Chip GlassTE6'423724Florida State140
81Jack GregoryRDE6'524927Tennessee-Chattanooga; Delta State1414
59Charlie HallRLB6'322023Houston140
66Gene HickersonROG6'324836Mississippi1414
54Fred HoaglinC6'424727Pittsburgh118
43Fair HookerWR6'119024Arizona State1414
82Jim HoustonLLB6'323934Ohio State1411
34Mike HowellRS6'118928Grambling State1412
74Mitch JohnsonLOT6'424929Los Angeles State; UCLA110
71Walter JohnsonLDT6'326829New Mexico State; Los Angeles State1414
41Dave JonesWR6'118524Kansas State140
80Joe JonesLDE6'625023Tennessee State1414
24Ernie KellermannLS-RS6'018428Miami (Ohio)142
44Leroy KellyRB6'020029Morgan State1414
58Rick KingreaMLB6'122822Tulane141
51Dale LindseyMLB6'222428Kentucky; Western Kentucky1411
78Bob McKayROT6'526524Texas1414
89Milt MorinTE6'424329Massachusetts1413
26Reece MorrisonRB6'020626Texas State80
16Bill NelsenQB6'019530El Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
15Mike PhippsQB6'320824Purdue141
25Frank PittsWR6'219828Southern University136
77Dick SchafrathLOT6'325334Ohio State149
35Bo ScottRB6'321328Ohio State1414
22Clarence ScottLCB6'019022Kansas State1313
72Jerry SherkRDT6'425023Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1414
63Mike SikichLOG6'224322Northwestern30
88Ron SnidowLDE6'424930Oregon136
20Freddie SummersLCB-LS6'118024MJCook JC; Wake Forest31
29Walt SumnerLS-RCB6'118824Florida State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Clarence Scott114DBKansas State
Bo Cornell240RBWashington
Paul Staroba366WRMichigan
Charlie Hall368LBHoustonfrom KC
Bubba Pena492GMassachusetts
Stan Brown5118WRPurdue
Doug Dieken6142TIllinoisfrom CHIB
Jay Dixon6144LBBoston University
Bob Jacobs7170KWyoming
Larry Zelina8196RBOhio State
Wilmer Levels9222DBNorth Texas
Steve Casteel10248LBOklahoma
Mike Sikich11274GNorthwestern
Tony Blanchard12300TENorth Carolina
Thad Jamula13326TLehigh
Rick Kingrea14352LBTulane
Bill Green15378DBWestern Kentucky
Dave Smith16404WRMississippi State
Leo Dillon17430CDayton
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals477164103
Opponents Totals511202379
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals231891271568612
Opponents Totals2321151001786772
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft03434100.0152853.6079
Leroy Kelly120000072
Bo Scott100000060
Frank Pitts40000024
Gary Collins30000018
Milt Morin20000012
Chip Glass1000006
Fair Hooker1000006
Walter Johnson1000006
Doug Dieken0000012
Team Totals343434100.0152853.61285
Opponents Totals303030100.0213167.70273
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft152853.62/36/66/91/90/1
Team Totals152853.62/36/66/91/90/1
Opponents Totals213167.76/79/114/82/40/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Leroy Kelly2348653.73510
Bo Scott1796063.4359
Ken Brown11474.3170
Mike Phipps6355.8150
Don Cockroft11212.0120
Bo Cornell11121.160
Milt Morin111.010
Reece Morrison5-2-0.440
Bill Nelsen13-18-1.410
Team Totals46115583.43519
Opponents Totals48422274.686t14
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bill Nelsen32517453.512823197.113.353t134.0237.122222209760.3
Mike Phipps471327.7301793.813.83912.148.50017914.6
Leroy Kelly4125.03235.823.02300.000.0002351.0
Team Totals37618850.016125216.713.453t143.7277.222222229954.2
Opponents Totals33915646.015921706.413.953123.5247.125203196749.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Fair Hooker4564914.4481
Milt Morin4058114.5312
Bo Scott302337.8351
Frank Pitts2748718.053t4
Leroy Kelly2525210.1292
Gary Collins1523115.4293
Dave Jones46616.5210
Bo Cornell11818.0180
Chip Glass144.04t1
Team Totals188252113.453t14
Opponents Totals156217013.95312
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Walt Sumner5357.0250
Clarence Scott44711.8210
Billy Andrews33411.3190
Ernie Kellermann300.000
Mike Howell29346.5680
Dale Lindsey25025.0290
Ben Davis2189.0150
Jerry Sherk231.530
John Garlington100.000
Ron Snidow033L0
Team Totals2428311.8680
Opponents Totals2745316.8662
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Don Cockroft62250840.55922
Gary Collins516232.44200
Team Totals67267039.95922227240337.0
Opponents Totals66280042.45917359230135.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Leroy Kelly3042929.7740
Dave Jones92637.0200
Ernie Kellermann1044.040
Team Totals4063599.0740
Opponents Totals26192278.7450
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Brown1533022.0350
Reece Morrison926729.7520
Frank Pitts923826.4350
Stan Brown715722.4320
Jim Houston12121.0210
Bo Cornell11919.0190
Doug Dieken11616.0160
Leroy Kelly11111.0110
Ernie Kellermann155.050
Chip Glass111.010
Team Totals46106523.2520
Opponents Totals55125222.8580
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Billy Andrews0001100
Ken Brown302200
Stan Brown100000
Gary Collins0010100
Bo Cornell100000
Ben Davis0001100
Jack Gregory0001100
Jim Houston0001100
Walter Johnson0002201
Dave Jones0010100
Ernie Kellermann0001100
Leroy Kelly711200
Milt Morin200000
Reece Morrison0010100
Bill Nelsen10505-90
Mike Phipps100000
Frank Pitts00101170
Bo Scott400000
Jerry Sherk0002200
Ron Snidow00033100
Walt Sumner0001100
Team Totals2919101626181
Opponents Totals31161518331
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