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1972 Cleveland Browns (NFL)

2nd place • American Football Conference • Central Division • 10-4-0 .714
Playoff Statistics
1972 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Nick Skorich
Howard BrinkerDefense
John David CrowOffensive Backs
Richie McCabeDefensive Backs
Dick ModzelewskiDefensive Line
Fran PolsfootReceivers
Ray ProchaskaOffense
Al TaborSpecial Teams
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri8/4/1972ALos Angeles Rams3-13LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum64803
Sun8/13/1972ASan Francisco 49ers13-20LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58364
Sun8/20/1972ADetroit Lions7-34LAnn Arbor, MIMichigan Stadium58422
Sat8/26/1972HMinnesota Vikings17-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70583
Sun9/3/1972NCincinnati Bengals21-27LColumbus, OHOhio Stadium84816
Sun9/10/1972ANew York Giants21-28LNew York, NYYankee Stadium60152
Sun9/17/1972HGreen Bay Packers10-26LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75771
Sun9/24/1972APhiladelphia Eagles27-17WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65720
Sun10/1/1972HCincinnati Bengals27-6WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81564
Sun10/8/1972HKansas City Chiefs7-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83819
Sun10/15/1972HChicago Bears0-17LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72339
Sun10/22/1972AHouston Oilers23-17WHouston, TXAstrodome38113
Sun10/29/1972ADenver Broncos27-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun11/5/1972HHouston Oilers20-0WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium61985
Mon11/13/1972ASan Diego Chargers21-17WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54205
Sun11/19/1972HPittsburgh Steelers26-24WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83009
Sun11/26/1972HBuffalo Bills27-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70104
Sun12/3/1972APittsburgh Steelers0-30LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sat12/9/1972ACincinnati Bengals27-24WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59524
Sun12/17/1972ANew York Jets26-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium62614
AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/24/1972AMiami Dolphins14-20LMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010

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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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Billy Andrews52RLB6-022327Southeastern Louisiana1413
Bob Briggs84RDE-LDE6-426527Heidelberg1312
Charlie Brinkman47WR6-220823Louisville10
Cliff Brooks23RCB-LCB6-119023Tennessee State140
Ken Brown30RB5-1020427none142
Joe Carollo63OT6-226232Notre Dame20
Don Cockroft12K-P6-119027Adams State140
Jim Copeland64C-OG6-224227Virginia11
Bo Cornell33RB6-121523Washington140
Fest Cotton77LDT-RDT6-325823Dayton30
Thom Darden27LS-RS6-219522Michigan1414
Ben Davis28RCB5-1118327Defiance1414
Bob DeMarco61C6-324334Indiana; Dayton129
John Demarie65ROG-ROT6-325027Louisiana State1414
Doug Dieken73LOT6-525323Illinois1414
John Garlington50RLB-LLB6-122226Louisiana State141
Chip Glass83TE6-423725Florida State140
Wes Grant75LDE6-325026Santa Monica JC; UCLA31
Charlie Hall59LLB6-322024Houston1414
Gene Hickerson66LOG6-324837Mississippi1414
Fred Hoaglin54C6-424728Pittsburgh145
Fair Hooker43WR6-119025Arizona State1414
Jim Houston82MLB6-323935Ohio State143
Mike Howell34LS6-118929Grambling State43
Rich Jackson87LDE6-225831Southern University105
Walter Johnson71LDT6-326830New Mexico State; Los Angeles State1414
Leroy Kelly44RB6-020030Morgan State1414
Rick Kingrea58MLB6-122823Tulane70
Billy LeFear19WR5-1119722Henderson State90
Dale Lindsey51MLB6-222429Kentucky; Western Kentucky1111
Mel Long53RLB6-022826Toledo140
Bobby Majors24LS6-119323Tennessee90
Bob McKay78ROT6-526525Texas1110
Milt Morin89TE6-424330Massachusetts1414
Chris Morris62LOT-ROT6-325023Indiana140
Reece Morrison26RB6-020627Texas State40
Bill Nelsen16QB6-019531El Cerritos JC; Southern California41
Bubba Pena68ROG6-225023Dean JC; Massachusetts74
Mike Phipps15QB6-320825Purdue1413
Frank Pitts25WR6-219829Southern University1413
Gloster Richardson42WR6-020030Jackson State70
Nick Roman81LDE-RDE6-323725Ohio State107
Bo Scott35RB6-321329Ohio State1212
Clarence Scott22LCB6-019023Kansas State1414
Jerry Sherk72RDT6-425024Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1414
Ron Snidow88LDE6-424931Oregon33
Paul Staroba85WR6-320423Michigan81
Walt Sumner29RS-LS6-118825Florida State1310
George Wright79DT6-326525Sam Houston State40
Craig Wycinski67OG6-324324Michigan State60
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
118Thom DardenDBMichigan
245Cliff BrooksDBTennessee State
251Les SimsDEAlabama State
5122George HuntKTennessee
5128Greg KuceraRBNorthern Colorado
6149Leonard ForeyGTexas A&M
7174Don WesleyTMaryland-Eastern Shore
8201Hugh McKinnisRBArizona State
9226Larry McKeeGArizona
9230Billy LeFearWR-RBHenderson State
10253Herschell MosierDTNorthwestern Oklahoma State
11278Mel LongLBToledo
12305Bernie ChapmanDBTexas-El Paso
13330Brian SipeQBSan Diego State
14357Ed StewartGEast Central
15382Jewell McCullarLBChico State
16409Dick WakefieldWROhio State
17434Bill PortzDBSterling
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals39954688268
Opponents Totals61577259249
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2151021011255/174 31.6%/ %57536
Opponents Totals240130892172/196 36.7%/ %63557
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft0282996.6222781.5094
Frank Pitts80000048
Leroy Kelly50000030
Mike Phipps50000030
Ken Brown20000012
Fair Hooker20000012
Bo Scott20000012
Bob Briggs1000006
Milt Morin1000006
Nick Roman1000006
Clarence Scott1000006
Paul Staroba1000006
Team Totals29282996.6222781.50268
Opponents Totals272727100.0202969.00249
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft222781.50575/57/87/82/51/1
Team Totals222781.50575/57/87/82/51/1
Opponents Totals202969.06/72/57/95/70/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Leroy Kelly2248113.6184
Bo Scott1235714.627t2
Mike Phipps602564.3185
Ken Brown321143.6142
Frank Pitts3299.7130
Bo Cornell781.170
Billy LeFear362.040
Bill Nelsen1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals45317934.027t13
Opponents Totals52023334.575t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mike Phipps30514414414519946.513.880t134.3165.223183181161.0
Bill Nelsen311414141414.510.12600.039.732911219.1
Leroy Kelly100100.000.000.017-739.6
Team Totals33715815816021356.313.580t133.9195.627219191656.9
Opponents Totals31016016013719946.412.580t144.5134.238258173669.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Pitts3662017.280t8
Fair Hooker3244113.8432
Milt Morin3054018.0361
Leroy Kelly232048.9281
Bo Scott231727.5300
Ken Brown56412.8190
Chip Glass56112.2240
Bo Cornell273.550
Paul Staroba11919.019t1
Gloster Richardson177.070
Team Totals158213513.580t13
Opponents Totals160199412.580t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Thom Darden36421.3200
Ben Davis3103.3100
Nick Roman13636.036t1
Bob Briggs11616.0160
Charlie Hall11212.0120
John Garlington11010.0100
Billy Andrews144.040
Mike Howell111.010
Walter Johnson111.010
Team Totals1315411.836t1
Opponents Totals191457.6350
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Don Cockroft81349843.26504357306137.8
Team Totals81349843.26500357314138.8
Opponents Totals74302340.96007211267236.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Majors166966.0410
Thom Darden157614.1370
Leroy Kelly53408.0140
Walt Sumner121414.0140
Team Totals37182115.7410
Opponents Totals46213577.8600
(Team)3.0
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Brown2047323.7470
Bobby Majors1022222.2400
Billy Lefear613823.0290
Reece Morrison36722.3320
Walter Johnson23316.5240
Team Totals4193322.8470
Opponents Totals50119824.0660
SACKSNOYDS
Jerry Sherk10.5
Walter Johnson8.0
Bob Briggs5.5
Nick Roman3.5
Rich Jackson2.0
Jim Houston1.5
Billy Andrews1.0
Wes Grant1.0
Mike Howell1.0
Ron Snidow1.0
(Team)3.0
Team Totals38.0258.0
Opponents Totals27.0219.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Billy Andrews0001140
Bob Briggs00022111
Ken Brown411200
Bo Cornell0001100
Fest Cotton0001100
Thom Darden0001100
Bob DeMarco0010100
Chip Glass112360
Charlie Hall0002200
Fair Hooker0020200
Mike Howell100000
Leroy Kelly410100
Rick Kingrea0003300
Dale Lindsey0011200
Bobby Majors100000
Mike Phipps830300
Bo Scott210100
Jerry Sherk0011200
Team Totals219121628211
Opponents Totals3916209290
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