1979 Cleveland Browns Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Sam Rutigliano (9-7)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1979 Cleveland Browns Roster
The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.
The Browns ran up 359 points, and the defensive squad allowed 352. Brian Sipe led the charge, passing for 3,793 yards. Dave Logan snagged 59 passes for 982 yards, while Reggie Rucker and Ozzie Newsome contributed to the receiving game, too.
Mike Pruitt carried the ball for a team-leading 1,294 yards for Cleveland.
Thom Darden picked off 5 opponent throws.
Sam Rutigliano coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 359
Regular Season Points Against: 352
|September 2, 1979||Cleveland Browns 25 at New York Jets 22||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||OT|
|September 9, 1979||Cleveland Browns 27 at Kansas City Chiefs 24||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0|
|September 16, 1979||Baltimore Colts 10 at Cleveland Browns 13||W||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0|
|September 24, 1979||Dallas Cowboys 7 at Cleveland Browns 26||W||2-0-0||2-0-0||4-0-0|
|September 30, 1979||Cleveland Browns 10 at Houston Oilers 31||L||2-0-0||2-1-0||4-1-0|
|October 7, 1979||Pittsburgh Steelers 51 at Cleveland Browns 35||L||2-1-0||2-1-0||4-2-0|
|October 14, 1979||Washington Redskins 13 at Cleveland Browns 9||L||2-2-0||2-1-0||4-3-0|
|October 21, 1979||Cincinnati Bengals 27 at Cleveland Browns 28||W||3-2-0||2-1-0||5-3-0|
|October 28, 1979||Cleveland Browns 38 at St. Louis Cardinals 20||W||3-2-0||3-1-0||6-3-0|
|November 4, 1979||Cleveland Browns 24 at Philadelphia Eagles 19||W||3-2-0||4-1-0||7-3-0|
|November 11, 1979||Seattle Seahawks 29 at Cleveland Browns 24||L||3-3-0||4-1-0||7-4-0|
|November 18, 1979||Miami Dolphins 24 at Cleveland Browns 30||W||4-3-0||4-1-0||8-4-0||OT|
|November 25, 1979||Cleveland Browns 30 at Pittsburgh Steelers 33||L||4-3-0||4-2-0||8-5-0||OT|
|December 2, 1979||Houston Oilers 7 at Cleveland Browns 14||W||5-3-0||4-2-0||9-5-0|
|December 9, 1979||Cleveland Browns 14 at Oakland Raiders 19||L||5-3-0||4-3-0||9-6-0|
|December 16, 1979||Cleveland Browns 12 at Cincinnati Bengals 16||L||5-3-0||4-4-0||9-7-0|