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1971 Cleveland Browns (NFL)

1st place • American Football Conference • Central Division • 9-5-0 .643
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Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Nick Skorich
Howard BrinkerDefense
Howard KeysOffensive Backs
Richie McCabeDefensive Backs
Dick ModzelewskiDefensive Line
Bob NussbaumerReceivers
Ray ProchaskaOffense
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
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 Stadium82710
Fri9/10/1971ASt. Louis Cardinals13-27LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46171
Sun9/19/1971HHouston Oilers31-0WCleveland, 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
AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/26/1971HBaltimore Colts3-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70734

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 Andrews52RLB6-022326Southeastern Louisiana1414
Erich Barnes40RS6-220136Purdue32
Bob Briggs84RDE-RDT6-426526Heidelberg140
Ken Brown30RB5-1020426none100
Stan Brown21WR5-918422Purdue60
Don Cockroft12K-P6-119026Adams State140
Gary Collins86WR6-421131Maryland138
Jim Copeland64C-LOG-ROG6-224226Virginia147
Bo Cornell33RB6-121522Washington140
Ben Davis28RCB5-1118326Defiance1211
John Demarie65LOG6-325026Louisiana State1413
Doug Dieken73LOT-ROT6-525322Illinois145
John Garlington50LLB-MLB6-122225Louisiana State146
Chip Glass83TE6-423724Florida State140
Jack Gregory81RDE6-524927Tennessee-Chattanooga; Delta State1414
Charlie Hall59RLB6-322023Houston140
Gene Hickerson66ROG6-324836Mississippi1414
Fred Hoaglin54C6-424727Pittsburgh118
Fair Hooker43WR6-119024Arizona State1414
Jim Houston82LLB6-323934Ohio State1411
Mike Howell34RS6-118928Grambling State1412
Mitch Johnson74LOT6-424929Los Angeles State; UCLA110
Walter Johnson71LDT6-326829New Mexico State; Los Angeles State1414
Dave Jones41WR6-118524Kansas State140
Joe Jones80LDE6-625023Tennessee State1414
Ernie Kellermann24LS-RS6-018428Miami (Ohio)142
Leroy Kelly44RB6-020029Morgan State1414
Rick Kingrea58MLB6-122822Tulane141
Dale Lindsey51MLB6-222428Kentucky; Western Kentucky1411
Bob McKay78ROT6-526524Texas1414
Milt Morin89TE6-424329Massachusetts1414
Reece Morrison26RB6-020626Texas State80
Bill Nelsen16QB6-019530El Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
Mike Phipps15QB6-320824Purdue141
Frank Pitts25WR6-219828Southern University136
Dick Schafrath77LOT6-325334Ohio State149
Bo Scott35RB6-321328Ohio State1414
Clarence Scott22LCB6-019022Kansas State1313
Jerry Sherk72RDT6-425023Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1414
Mike Sikich63LOG6-224322Northwestern30
Ron Snidow88LDE6-424930Oregon136
Freddie Summers20LCB-LS6-118024McCook CC; Wake Forest31
Walt Sumner29LS-RCB6-118824Florida State1414
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
114Clarence ScottDBKansas State
240Bo CornellRBWashington
366Paul StarobaWRMichigan
368Charlie HallLBHouston
492Bubba PenaGMassachusetts
5118Stan BrownWRPurdue
6142Doug DiekenTIllinois
6144Jay DixonLBBoston University
7170Bob JacobsKWyoming
8196Larry ZelinaRBOhio State
9222Wilmer LevelsDBNorth Texas
10248Steve CasteelLBOklahoma
11274Mike SikichGNorthwestern
12300Tony BlanchardTENorth Carolina
13326Thad JamulaTLehigh
14352Rick KingreaLBTulane
15378Bill GreenDBWestern Kentucky
16404Dave SmithWRMississippi State
17430Leo DillonCDayton
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals477164103285
Opponents Totals511202379273
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2318912715/ %/ %68612
Opponents Totals23211510017/ %/ %86772
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 GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft152853.61402/36/66/91/90/1
Team Totals152853.61402/36/66/91/90/1
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 Nelsen32517417412823197.113.353t134.0237.122222209760.3
Mike Phipps471313301793.813.83912.148.50017914.6
Leroy Kelly4113235.823.02300.000.0002351.0
Team Totals37618818816125216.713.453t143.7277.222222229954.2
Opponents Totals33915615615921706.413.953123.5247.125203196749.4
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
SACKSNOYDS
Jack Gregory8.5
Walter Johnson5.5
Jerry Sherk4.5
Joe Jones2.5
Ron Snidow2.0
Bob Briggs1.0
John Garlington1.0
Team Totals25.0203.0
Opponents Totals22.0222.0
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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