1947 Cleveland Browns Statistics

All American Football Conference (AAFC)
Team Record: 12-1-1
Finishing 1st in the AAFC's West Division
Postseason: 1-0 Won Championship
Coach: Paul Brown (12-1-1)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1947 Cleveland Browns Roster
1947 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the All American Football Conference ended the 1947 season with a record of 12 wins and 1 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the AAFC's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-0.

On offense, Cleveland led the league with 410 points. The defense proved to be a force, as the Browns yielded 185 points, fewest in the league. Marion Motley ran for a team-leading 889 yards.

Otto Graham passed for 2,753 yards. Mac Speedie topped all receivers, snagging 67 passes for 1,146 yards.

The ball-hawking defense created 51 turnovers, topping in the league. Tom Colella picked off 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Paul Brown coached the team. The 1947 Cleveland Browns won the Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Otto Graham26916360.6275310.2259.3114.199109.2
Ermal Allen13430.8886.800.000.0055.9
Edgar Jones3266.77926.300.000.00109.7
Cliff Lewis11545.5706.419.119.1058.9


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Marion Motley1468896.150 8
Edgar Jones694436.45
Bill Boedeker311946.34
Bob Cowan381814.82
Spiro Dellerba291766.10
Bill Lund141057.51
Tony Adamle23954.11
Don Greenwood18945.20
Tom Colella11777.01
Lew Mayne41751.80
Otto Graham19723.81
Cliff Lewis11666.00
Jim Dewar14644.61
Ray Terrell5285.60
Ermal Allen7111.60
Weldon Humble100.00
Ernie Blandin1-6-6.0-6 0
Mac Speedie1-7-7.0-7 0
Totals47925575.350 24


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mac Speedie67114617.199 6
Dante Lavelli4979916.372 9
Bill Boedeker817521.91
Marion Motley77310.41
Lew Mayne623839.73
Bill Lund611018.31
John Yonakor69515.82
Edgar Jones59218.41
Bob Cowan56012.01
Don Greenwood5499.80
Tom Colella46315.818 1
Marshall Shurnas23015.00
Horace Gillom22412.00
Tony Adamle12222.022 0
Spiro Dellerba11414.014 0
Totals174299017.299 26


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Lou Groza423992.919736.860
Chet Adams2150.011100.04
Lou Saban111090.910


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Horace Gillom47209644.60
Ermal Allen413533.80
Tom Colella13636.036

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Otto Graham1012112.10
Tom Colella511322.682 1
Cliff Lewis78412.00
Bill Boedeker38227.30
Edgar Jones23718.50
Ermal Allen4287.00
Jim Dewar122.00
Totals3246714.682 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Marion Motley1332224.80
Bill Boedeker613322.20
Lew Mayne510220.40
Cliff Lewis47117.80
Bob Cowan35518.30
Edgar Jones24824.00
Bill Lund23718.50
Spiro Dellerba13434.034 0
Jim Dewar12525.025 0
Tony Adamle12222.022 0
Frank Gatski11717.017 0
Tom Colella11313.013 0
Dante Lavelli11010.010 0
John Yonakor100.00
Totals4288921.234 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Colella613021.71
Ermal Allen46315.80
Don Greenwood4194.80
Cliff Lewis4194.80
Bill Lund23618.028 1
Weldon Humble23115.50
Lou Saban221.00
Frank Gatski200.00
Jim Dewar15050.050 0
Marion Motley14848.048 1
Horace Gillom12929.029 0
Tony Adamle12525.025 0
Lenny Simonetti12222.022 0
Otto Graham100.00
Totals3247414.850 3

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Lou Groza739060
Marion Motley810100060
Dante Lavelli9000054
Mac Speedie06100042
Edgar Jones510000036
Bill Boedeker410000030
Tom Colella1110100024
Bob Cowan21000018
Bill Lund110100018
Lew Mayne03000018
John Yonakor2000012
Lou Saban0010010
Tony Adamle10000006
Spiro Dellerba00010006
Otto Graham1000006
Jim Dewar10000006
Chet Adams1104


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