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1970 Cleveland Browns (NFL)

2nd place • American Football Conference • Central Division • 7-7-0 .500
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Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Blanton Collier
Howard BrinkerDefense
Fritz HeislerOffensive Line
Howard KeysBackfield
Dick ModzelewskiDefensive Line
Bob NussbaumerReceivers
Nick SkorichOverall Defense
Eddie UlinskiLinebackers
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/8/1970ALos Angeles Rams17-30LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum71559
Sat8/15/1970NSan Francisco 49ers17-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium41851
Sat8/22/1970HKansas City Chiefs13-16LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl31532
Sat8/29/1970ACleveland Browns24-31LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium57112
Sat9/5/1970HMinnesota Vikings21-24LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83043
Sat9/12/1970ANew York Giants30-29WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62461
Mon9/21/1970HNew York Jets31-21WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium85703
Sun9/27/1970ASan Francisco 49ers31-34LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium37502
Sat10/3/1970HPittsburgh Steelers15-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium84349
Sun10/11/1970HCincinnati Bengals30-27WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83520
Sun10/18/1970HDetroit Lions24-41LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83577
Sun10/25/1970AMiami Dolphins28-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl75313
Sun11/1/1970HSan Diego Chargers10-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80047
Sun11/8/1970AOakland Raiders20-23LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54463
Sun11/15/1970ACincinnati Bengals10-14LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium60007
Sun11/22/1970HHouston Oilers28-14WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium74723
Sun11/29/1970APittsburgh Steelers9-28LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50214
Mon12/7/1970AHouston Oilers21-10WHouston, TXAstrodome50582
Sat12/12/1970HDallas Cowboys2-6LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75458
Sun12/20/1970ADenver Broncos27-13WDenver, COMile High Stadium51001

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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Schedule Notes
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Billy Andrews52RLB-LLB6-022325Southeastern Louisiana1410
Erich Barnes40LCB6-220135Purdue1414
Tom Beutler53MLB6-123224Toledo40
Ken Brown30RB5-1020425none110
Don Cockroft12K-P6-119025Adams State140
Gary Collins86WR6-421130Maryland1211
Jim Copeland64ROG-LOG6-224225Virginia140
Ben Davis28RCB-LCB5-1118325Defiance72
John Demarie65LOG6-325025Louisiana State1414
Steve Engel36RB6-121823Colorado30
John Garlington50LLB-RLB6-122224Louisiana State116
Don Gault11QB6-219024Hofstra21
Chip Glass83TE6-423723Florida State143
Jack Gregory81RDE6-524926Tennessee-Chattanooga; Delta State1414
Gene Hickerson66ROG6-324835Mississippi1414
Fred Hoaglin54C6-424726Pittsburgh1414
Fair Hooker43WR6-119023Arizona State1313
Jim Houston82LLB-MLB6-323933Ohio State1414
Mike Howell34RS6-118927Grambling State1414
Al Jenkins60LOT6-224524Southern Illinois; Tulsa50
Walter Johnson71LDT6-326828New Mexico State; Los Angeles State1414
Dave Jones41WR6-118523Kansas State140
Homer Jones85WR6-221129Texas Southern144
Joe Jones80LDE6-625022Tennessee State144
Ernie Kellermann24LS6-018427Miami (Ohio)1414
Leroy Kelly44RB6-020028Morgan State1313
Rudy Kuechenberg59LB6-221727Indiana30
Dale Lindsey51MLB-RLB-LLB6-222427Kentucky; Western Kentucky147
Bob Matheson56MLB-RDE6-424126Duke134
Bob McKay78LOT6-526523Texas80
Randy Minniear27RB6-121027Purdue80
Milt Morin89TE6-424328Massachusetts1411
Reece Morrison26RB6-020625Texas State142
Bill Nelsen16QB6-019529El Cerritos JC; Southern California1212
Mike Phipps15QB6-320823Purdue141
Chuck Reynolds55C6-324024Texas Christian; Tulsa140
Joe Righetti70LDT6-225323Waynesburg90
Dick Schafrath77LOT6-325333Ohio State1414
Tom Schoen33LS5-1118524Notre Dame40
Bo Scott35RB6-321327Ohio State1313
Jerry Sherk72RDT6-425022Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1414
Ron Snidow88LDE6-424929Oregon1410
Ricky Stevenson23CB5-1118822Indian Hills JC; Arizona10
Freddie Summers20LS6-118023McCook CC; Wake Forest120
Walt Sumner29RCB6-118823Florida State1212
Joe Taffoni62ROT6-324825West Virginia; Tennessee-Martin1414
Bill Yanchar75LDT6-325022Purdue50
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
13Mike PhippsQBPurdue
121Bob McKayTTexas
236Joe JonesDETennessee State
247Jerry SherkDTOklahoma State
499Ricky StevensonDBArizona
5125Steve EngelDBColorado
6151Mike CilekQBIowa
7177Craig WycinskiGMichigan State
8203Honester DavidsonDBBowling Green State
9229Geoff BrownLBPittsburgh
10255Bill YancharDTPurdue
11281Gene BennerWRMaine
12307Jerry SandersKTexas Tech
13333Larry RobertsRBCentral Missouri
14359Jimmie TharpeLBLincoln (Missouri)
15385Guy HomolyDBIllinois State
16410Johnny RedebaughTEBemidji State
17436Charles TabbRBMcMurry
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals54928555286
Opponents Totals541003774265
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2398413421/ %/ %65634
Opponents Totals23610412012/ %/ %88871
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft0343597.1122254.5070
Bo Scott110000066
Leroy Kelly80000048
Gary Collins40000024
Chip Glass20000012
Fair Hooker20000012
Homer Jones20000012
Billy Andrews1000006
Erich Barnes1000006
Dale Lindsey1000006
Randy Minniear1000006
Milt Morin1000006
Reece Morrison1000006
Walter Johnson0000012
Chuck Reynolds0000012
Ron Snidow0000012
Team Totals35343597.1122254.53286
Opponents Totals32313296.9142653.80265
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft122254.51473/42/34/73/70/1
Team Totals122254.51473/42/34/73/70/1
Opponents Totals142653.82/21/45/73/73/6
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Leroy Kelly2066563.233t6
Bo Scott1516254.163t7
Reece Morrison731752.4180
Mike Phipps11948.5260
Randy Minniear12393.391
Milt Morin122.020
Bill Nelsen7-4-0.620
Ken Brown1-8-8.0-80
Team Totals46215793.463t14
Opponents Totals45120064.47310
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bill Nelsen31315915913821566.913.678t165.1165.1879207768.9
Mike Phipps602929265298.818.253t11.758.378644349.9
Don Gault192214673.533.54400.0315.815622.2
Team Totals39219019017827527.014.578t174.3246.116170258260.7
Opponents Totals35718618615225287.113.681t164.5195.334290223867.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bo Scott403518.8244
Milt Morin3761116.5361
Fair Hooker2849017.5692
Gary Collins2635113.5284
Leroy Kelly2431113.0552
Chip Glass1940321.278t2
Homer Jones1014114.143t1
Reece Morrison59519.053t1
Randy Minniear1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals190275214.578t17
Opponents Totals186252813.681t16
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Erich Barnes58517.038t1
Walt Sumner48521.3340
Dale Lindsey26532.556t1
Billy Andrews12525.025t1
Jim Houston12525.0250
Ernie Kellermann11818.0180
Bob Matheson11111.0110
John Garlington166.060
Walter Johnson144.040
Ben Davis100.000
Mike Howell100.000
Team Totals1932417.156t3
Opponents Totals2439916.662t4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Don Cockroft71302342.6711783280039.4
Team Totals71302342.6711783280040.0
Opponents Totals66280142.46503236250538.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Reece Morrison1521338.9340
Walt Sumner811708.8380
Tom Schoen81182.370
Leroy Kelly20157.5120
Al Jenkins1000.000
Dave Jones0200
Team Totals34162366.9380
Opponents Totals2328833.6330
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Homer Jones2973925.594t1
Reece Morrison715321.9360
Ken Brown24422.0320
Bob Matheson22110.5140
Tom Schoen12727.0270
Joe Righetti11717.0170
Chip Glass100.000
Milt Morin100.000
Team Totals44100122.894t1
Opponents Totals3995624.5910
SACKSNOYDS
Jack Gregory15.5
Walter Johnson6.5
Joe Jones5.5
Jerry Sherk4.0
Ron Snidow3.0
Billy Andrews1.0
Jim Houston0.5
Team Totals IND=3634.0290.0
Opponents Totals16.0170.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Billy Andrews0001100
Erich Barnes0001100
Ken Brown0001100
Gary Collins100000
John Garlington0001100
Don Gault100000
Chip Glass200000
Jack Gregory0001100
Jim Houston0001100
Mike Howell0001100
Al Jenkins100000
Dave Jones0001100
Homer Jones100000
Ernie Kellermann0001100
Leroy Kelly310100
Dale Lindsey0001100
Bob Matheson0010100
Milt Morin100000
Bill Nelsen630300
Mike Phipps100000
Dick Schafrath00101270
Tom Schoen110100
Bo Scott400000
Jerry Sherk00112150
Freddie Summers0001100
Walt Sumner200000
Team Totals241681220420
Opponents Totals28121614302
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