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1979 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Sam Rutigliano
Offensive BacksJim Garrett
Offensive LineRod Humeniuk
ReceiversRich Kotite
LinebackersDick MacPherson
Special TeamsJohn Petercuskie
QuarterbacksJim Shofner
Defensive BacksChuck Weber
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979ANew York Giants7-27LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium30905
Sat8/11/1979HBaltimore Colts24-3WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium43056
Sat8/18/1979ADetroit Lions10-21LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome55623
Fri8/24/1979AWashington Redskins21-9WWashington, DCRFK Stadium40039
Sun9/2/1979ANew York Jets25-22WOTNew York, NYShea Stadium48472
Sun9/9/1979AKansas City Chiefs27-24WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium42181
Sun9/16/1979HBaltimore Colts13-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72070
Mon9/24/1979HDallas Cowboys26-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80123
Sun9/30/1979AHouston Oilers10-31LHouston, TXAstrodome48915
Sun10/7/1979HPittsburgh Steelers35-51LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81260
Sun10/14/1979HWashington Redskins9-13LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium63323
Sun10/21/1979HCincinnati Bengals28-27WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75119
Sun10/28/1979ASt. Louis Cardinals38-20WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium47845
Sun11/4/1979APhiladelphia Eagles24-19WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium69019
Sun11/11/1979HSeattle Seahawks24-29LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72440
Sun11/18/1979HMiami Dolphins30-24WOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80374
Sun11/25/1979APittsburgh Steelers30-33LOTPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48773
Sun12/2/1979HHouston Oilers14-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium69112
Sun12/9/1979AOakland Raiders14-19LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52641
Sun12/16/1979ACincinnati Bengals12-16LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium42183
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
80Willis AdamsWR6-220023Navarro JC; Houston160
77Lyle AlzadoLDE-RDE-RDT6-325430Yankton1515
52Dick AmbroseMLB-LILB6-022826Virginia1514
28Ron BoltonLCB6-217029Norfolk State1616
91Henry BradleyDT6-226226Alcorn State50
64George BuehlerLOG6-226032Stanford116
49Clinton BurrellCB6-119223Louisiana State160
12Don CockroftK6-119034Adams State160
27Thom DardenFS6-219329Michigan1616
21Oliver DavisRCB6-120325Tennessee State1616
54Tom DeLeoneC6-225229Ohio State1616
73Doug DiekenLOT6-525330Illinois1616
92Rich DimlerRDT6-626023Southern California122
8Johnny EvansP-QB6-119723North Carolina State160
83Ricky FeacherWR5-1017425Mississippi Valley State160
55Dave GrafLB6-222126Penn State160
81Jack GregoryRDE6-524935Tennessee-Chattanooga; Delta State1611
59Charlie HallLLB-LOLB6-322031Houston1616
26Dino HallRB5-716524Rowan110
35Calvin HillRB6-322832Yale147
86Gerald IronsLB6-223032Maryland-Eastern Shore160
68Bob JacksonROG6-525326Duke1616
56Robert JacksonRILB-MLB6-123025Trinity Valley CC; Texas A&M165
49Lawrence JohnsonCB5-1120322Wisconsin160
47Ricky JonesS6-122424Tuskegee160
85Dave LoganWR6-422125Colorado1616
57Clay MatthewsRLB-ROLB6-224223Southern California1616
30Cleo MillerFB5-1121428Arkansas-Pine Bluff163
15Mark MillerQB6-217623Bowling Green State20
71Matt MillerOT6-627023Colorado160
25Pat MoriartyRB6-019524Georgia Tech160
82Ozzie NewsomeTE6-222823Alabama1616
34Greg PruittRB5-1019028Oklahoma66
43Mike PruittFB6-022525Purdue1616
24Randy RichCB5-1018126New Mexico1610
63Cody RisienLOG6-727522Texas A&M1610
33Reggie RuckerWR6-219032Boston University1616
74Mike St. ClairLDE6-525326Iowa Central JC; Grambling State167
22Clarence ScottSS6-019030Kansas State1616
65Henry SheppardROT6-626327Southern Methodist1616
72Jerry SherkRDT6-425031Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1010
78Mickey SimsLDT-NT6-527824South Carolina State1616
17Brian SipeQB6-119030Grossmont JC; San Diego State1616
88John SmithWR6-017523Tennessee State60
79Gerry SullivanC-OT6-425027Illinois160
87Curtis WeathersTE6-523023Mississippi160
89Keith WrightWR5-917523Memphis50
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Willis Adams120WRHoustonfrom SD
Lawrence Johnson240DBWisconsin
Sam Claphan247TOklahomafrom SD
Jim Ramey370DEKentucky
Matt Miller495TColorado
Rich Dimler5124DTSouthern Californiafrom WAS/LARM
Clinton Burrell6151DBLouisiana State
Jim Ronan6163DTMinnesotafrom LARM
Cody Risien7183TTexas A&Mfrom OAK
Kent Perkov8204DESan Diego State
Carl McGee9234LBDuke
Curtis Weathers9241TEMississippifrom OAK
John Smith10261WRTennessee State
Randy Poeschl11287DENebraska
Dee Methvin12315CTulanefrom WAS
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals9159781229
Opponents Totals9481601143
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals350125189369922244.683709
Opponents Totals3071361581310524043.81181018
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft0384388.4172958.6089
Mike Pruitt110000066
Ozzie Newsome90000054
Dave Logan70000042
Reggie Rucker60000036
Calvin Hill30000018
Pat Moriarty20000012
Brian Sipe20000012
Thom Darden1000006
Ricky Feacher1000006
Dino Hall1000006
Cleo Miller1000006
Greg Pruitt1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals45384486.4172958.60359
Opponents Totals42344281.0223562.90352
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft172958.60/05/68/123/81/3
Team Totals172958.60/05/68/123/81/3
Opponents Totals223562.91/26/99/136/110/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Pruitt26412944.977t9
Greg Pruitt622333.8270
Cleo Miller392135.539t1
Calvin Hill531933.6331
Brian Sipe451784.0342
Dino Hall221526.952t1
Pat Moriarty14110.882
Ozzie Newsome166.060
Willis Adams242.030
Ricky Feacher1-1-1.0-10
Mark Miller1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals50422814.577t16
Opponents Totals57726044.571t25
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Brian Sipe53528653.522337937.113.374285.2264.943347344673.4
Johnny Evans2150.01147.014.01400.000.0001472.9
Mark Miller8225.05313.915.51700.0112.500313.6
Team Totals54528953.022938387.013.374285.1275.043347349172.1
Opponents Totals46827157.918132897.012.162143.0163.431243304675.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Logan5998216.6467
Ozzie Newsome5578114.2749
Reggie Rucker4374917.4546
Mike Pruitt413729.150t2
Calvin Hill3838110.0312
Cleo Miller262519.7330
Greg Pruitt1415511.1271
Ricky Feacher710314.7251
Dino Hall2147.080
Pat Moriarty11717.0170
Curtis Weathers11414.0140
Keith Wright11313.0130
Willis Adams166.060
Team Totals289383813.37428
Opponents Totals271328912.16214
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Thom Darden512525.039t1
Clarence Scott35618.7290
Ron Bolton3206.7130
Charlie Hall2147.0110
Oliver Davis13333.0330
Clay Matthews13030.0300
Dick Ambrose100.000
Team Totals1627817.439t1
Opponents Totals2731511.7501
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Johnny Evans69284441.259297375228932.2
Team Totals71284440.159297375228932.2
Opponents Totals80331341.4610911345278834.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dino Hall29529510.2470
Keith Wright126504.2130
Clinton Burrell0200
Ozzie Newsome0100
Team Totals41143458.4470
Opponents Totals4523758.3380
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dino Hall50101420.3330
Keith Wright1540226.8450
Ricky Feacher25125.5270
Randy Rich2105.060
Greg Pruitt12222.0220
Bob Jackson11818.0180
Cleo Miller11414.0140
Matt Miller100.000
Pat Moriarty100.000
Curtis Weathers100.000
Team Totals75153120.4450
Opponents Totals70132418.9510
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Willis Adams100000
Lyle Alzado0001100
Dick Ambrose00011130
Ron Bolton0011220
Henry Bradley0001100
Clinton Burrell1011110
Thom Darden0001100
Oliver Davis00011130
Ricky Feacher101100
Jack Gregory0001100
Dino Hall510100
Calvin Hill100000
Dave Logan100000
Clay Matthews0002200
Cleo Miller100000
Pat Moriarty0010100
Greg Pruitt110100
Mike Pruitt600000
Clarence Scott0001100
Jerry Sherk0001100
Mickey Sims0003300
Brian Sipe10606-80
Curtis Weathers100000
Team Totals2919101626310
Opponents Totals38162217391
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