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1978 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Sam Rutigliano
Defensive LineBuck Buchanan
Offensive BacksJim Garrett
Offensive LineRod Humeniuk
ReceiversRich Kotite
LinebackersDick MacPherson
Special TeamsJohn Petercuskie
QuarterbacksJim Shofner
Defensive BacksChuck Weber
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/7/1978HNew York Giants7-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium30636
Sat8/12/1978ABuffalo Bills20-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium23341
Mon8/21/1978HDetroit Lions14-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium31345
Sun8/27/1978ANew England Patriots10-21LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium42696
Sun9/3/1978HSan Francisco 49ers24-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium68973
Sun9/10/1978HCincinnati Bengals13-10WOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72691
Sun9/17/1978AAtlanta Falcons24-16WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56648
Sun9/24/1978APittsburgh Steelers9-15LOTPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49573
Sun10/1/1978HHouston Oilers13-16LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72776
Sun10/8/1978ANew Orleans Saints24-16WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome50158
Sun10/15/1978HPittsburgh Steelers14-34LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81302
Sun10/22/1978AKansas City Chiefs3-17LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium41157
Sun10/29/1978HBuffalo Bills41-20WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium51409
Sun11/5/1978AHouston Oilers10-14LHouston, TXAstrodome45827
Sun11/12/1978HDenver Broncos7-19LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70856
Sun11/19/1978ABaltimore Colts45-24WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium45341
Sun11/26/1978HLos Angeles Rams30-19WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium55158
Sun12/3/1978ASeattle Seahawks24-47LSeattle, WAKingdome62262
Sun12/10/1978HNew York Jets37-34WOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium36881
Sun12/17/1978ACincinnati Bengals16-48LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46985
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
52Dick AmbroseMLB6'022825Virginia1616
60Bob BabichLB6'223131Miami (Ohio)160
69Leo BiedermannOT6'725423Diablo Valley JC; California160
28Ron BoltonLCB-RCB6'217028Norfolk State108
62George BuehlerROG6'226031Stanford112
12Don CockroftK6'119033Adams State160
23Larry CollinsRB5'1119023Texas A&M-Kingsville151
27Thom DardenFS6'219328Michigan1616
63Barry DarrowROT6'726028Montana-Western; Montana1614
21Oliver DavisRCB6'120324Tennessee State1313
54Tom DeLeoneC6'225228Ohio State1515
73Doug DiekenLOT6'525329Illinois1616
66Earl EdwardsLDT6'626432Wichita State1616
8Johnny EvansP-QB6'119722North Carolina State160
61Greg FairchildOG6'425724Tulsa20
85Ricky FeacherWR5'1017424Mississippi Valley State161
55Dave GrafLB6'222125Penn State70
59Charlie HallLLB6'322030Houston1616
35Calvin HillRB6'322831Yale120
86Gerald IronsRLB6'223031Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
68Bob JacksonROG-ROT6'525325Duke1616
56Robert JacksonLB6'123024Trinity Valley CC; Texas A&M140
64Joe JonesLDE-RDE6'625030Tennessee State146
47Ricky JonesS6'122423Tuskegee150
85Dave LoganWR6'422124Colorado1616
40Tommy LondonCB6'119724North Carolina State150
57Clay MatthewsLB6'224222Southern California152
30Cleo MillerFBB5'1121427Arkansas-Pine Bluff159
15Mark MillerQB6'217622Bowling Green State80
70Mack MitchellRDE6'724626Houston1414
82Ozzie NewsomeTE6'222822Alabama1616
84Gary ParrisTE6'222628Florida State160
20Tony PetersSS6'118525Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma1616
34Greg PruittRB5'1019027Oklahoma1212
43Mike PruittFB-RB6'022524Purdue169
24Randy RichCB5'1018125New Mexico90
81Oscar RoanTE6'621527UCLA; Southern Methodist140
33Reggie RuckerWR6'219031Boston University1616
74Mike St. ClairLDE6'525325Iowa Central JC; Grambling State1612
22Clarence ScottLCB-SS6'019029Kansas State1612
65Henry SheppardLOG6'626326Southern Methodist1414
77Jerry SherkRDT6'425030Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1616
78Mickey SimsDT6'527823South Carolina State150
17Brian SipeQB6'119029Grossmont JC; San Diego State1616
79Gerry SullivanLOG-C6'425026Illinois163
26Tom SullivanRB6'019028Miami (Florida)40
51Leo TierneyC6'323924Georgia Tech20
71Jesse TurnbowDT6'727222Tennessee160
89Keith WrightWR5'917522Memphis160
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Clay Matthews112LBSouthern California
Ozzie Newsome123WRAlabamafrom LARM
Johnny Evans239P-QBNorth Carolina State
Larry Collins367RBTexas A&M-Kingsvillefrom DET
Mark Miller368QBBowling Green State
Pete Pullara4103GTennessee-Chattanoogafrom WAS/LARM
Keith Wright5122WRMemphis
Al Pitts6149CMichigan State
Jesse Turnbow8205DTTennessee
Jon Kramer9234GBaylor
Brent Watson10261TTennessee
Larry Gillard11290DTMississippi State
Leo Biedermann12317TCalifornia
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals5011585786
Opponents Totals4699601456
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals293133130308521739.21281170
Opponents Totals329116175389623041.71311110
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft0374092.5192867.9094
Reggie Rucker80000048
Calvin Hill70000042
Greg Pruitt50000030
Mike Pruitt50000030
Dave Logan40000024
Ozzie Newsome40000024
Brian Sipe30000018
Larry Collins1000006
Oliver Davis1000006
Cleo Miller1000006
Mark Miller1000006
Team Totals40374092.5192867.90334
Opponents Totals42364187.8222975.91356
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft192867.91/26/72/510/120/2
Team Totals192867.91/26/72/510/120/2
Opponents Totals222975.92/29/95/106/80/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Greg Pruitt1769605.570t3
Mike Pruitt1355604.171t5
Cleo Miller893363.8181
Calvin Hill802893.6211
Ozzie Newsome13967.433t2
Brian Sipe28873.1353
Larry Collins22642.9191
Mark Miller7639.0171
Reggie Rucker2147.090
Johnny Evans2126.0120
Tom Sullivan571.450
Team Totals55924884.571t17
Opponents Totals56321493.83919
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Brian Sipe39922255.616229067.313.169t215.3153.829229267780.7
Mark Miller391333.3222125.416.34412.6410.354716521.5
Johnny Evans11100.001919.019.01900.000.00019118.8
Greg Pruitt300.0100.000.0266.712-20.0
Team Totals44223653.418531377.113.369t225.0214.835278285972.9
Opponents Totals48926554.219734357.013.072t204.1275.531232320367.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Reggie Rucker4389320.869t8
Ozzie Newsome3858915.5472
Greg Pruitt382927.726t2
Dave Logan3758515.8444
Calvin Hill2533413.453t6
Cleo Miller201527.6230
Mike Pruitt201125.6150
Keith Wright8769.5200
Ricky Feacher47619.0420
Tom Sullivan12020.0200
Larry Collins144.040
Gary Parris144.040
Team Totals236313713.369t22
Opponents Totals265343513.072t20
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Thom Darden1020020.0460
Oliver Davis66510.8331
Clarence Scott3155.070
Dick Ambrose24623.0390
Gerald Irons294.590
Tony Peters273.570
Charlie Hall166.060
Clay Matthews155.050
Team Totals2735313.1461
Opponents Totals2134316.3652
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Johnny Evans79308939.1650816366256332.4
Team Totals79308939.1650816366256332.4
Opponents Totals82314638.4560914317264932.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Wright37162887.8420
Ozzie Newsome212914.5240
Team Totals39173178.1420
Opponents Totals4163668.9390
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Wright3078926.3860
Larry Collins3270922.2410
Tom Sullivan49022.5270
Randy Rich24321.5240
Greg Pruitt13131.0310
Bob Jackson11919.0190
Cleo Miller11515.0150
Reggie Rucker111.010
Team Totals72169723.6860
Opponents Totals72146920.495t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dick Ambrose0001100
Ron Bolton00033430
Larry Collins410100
Thom Darden0011200
Barry Darrow0010100
Tom DeLeone0010100
Doug Dieken0020200
Johnny Evans0010100
Ricky Feacher0001100
Charlie Hall0001100
Calvin Hill200000
Gerald Irons100000
Ricky Jones0010100
Dave Logan0010100
Cleo Miller210110
Mark Miller1000-30
Mack Mitchell0002200
Ozzie Newsome100000
Gary Parris0001100
Greg Pruitt1210100
Mike Pruitt320200
Randy Rich0001100
Reggie Rucker300000
Mike St. Clair00033-50
Clarence Scott0001100
Henry Sheppard0010100
Mickey Sims0002200
Brian Sipe12404-110
Gerry Sullivan2101-260
Tom Sullivan100000
Keith Wright621300
Team Totals5029211839-10
Opponents Totals35181529440
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