1951 Cleveland Browns Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's American Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Championship
Coach: Paul Brown (11-1)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1951 Cleveland Browns Roster
1951 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1951 season with a record of 11 wins and 1 losses, finishing first in the NFL's American Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Browns paced the league with just 152 points allowed. Cleveland scored 331 points. Dub Jones ran for a team-leading 492 yards, while Ken Carpenter also buoyed the ground attack.

Otto Graham passed for 2,205 yards. Dante Lavelli topped pass catchers, snagging 43 passes, while Mac Speedie added 589 receiving yards. Dub Jones provided receiving help as well.

The ball-hawking defense manufactured 51 turnovers. Cliff Lewis and Warren Lahr each snatched 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Paul Brown coached the team. The 1951 Cleveland Browns lost in the Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Otto Graham26514755.522058.3176.4166.08179.2
Cliff Lewis6466.76811.3116.7116.720104.9


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dub Jones1044924.743 7
Ken Carpenter854024.730 4
Marion Motley612734.526 1
Emerson Cole462525.523 1
Rex Bumgardner451262.820 1
Don Phelps16654.110 1
Carl Taseff13493.815 2
Chick Jagade7304.322 0
Otto Graham35290.812 3
Cliff Lewis3-10-3.30
Totals41517084.143 20


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dante Lavelli4358613.647 6
Mac Speedie3458917.351 3
Dub Jones3057019.081 5
Ken Carpenter1218315.245 2
Horace Gillom1116414.924 0
Marion Motley10525.234 0
Rex Bumgardner56112.219 1
Emerson Cole4307.517 0
Bob Oristaglio12020.020 1
Carl Taseff11818.018 0
Totals151227315.181 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Lou Groza4343100.0231043.573


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Horace Gillom73332145.566

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Carpenter1417312.449 0
Cliff Lewis14483.411 0
Carl Taseff166.00
Don Phelps133.00
Totals302307.749 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Carpenter919621.848 0
Rex Bumgardner37525.033 0
Don Phelps36622.025 0
Carl Taseff35618.720 0
Chick Jagade23618.019 0
Emerson Cole22814.020 0
Horace Gillom22512.515 0
Bob Gaudio188.00
Don Shula166.00
Abe Gibron100.00
Totals2749618.448 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Warren Lahr59519.029 2
Cliff Lewis5469.220 0
Don Shula4235.816 0
Tommy Thompson22311.517 0
Alex Agase273.50
Tommy James210.50
Hal Herring12828.028 0
Tony Adamle11212.012 0
Totals2223510.729 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Lou Groza1043073
Dub Jones7500072
Dante Lavelli600036
Ken Carpenter420000036
Otto Graham3100024
Mac Speedie300018
Carl Taseff200000012
Warren Lahr200012
Rex Bumgardner11000012
George Young10006
Bob Oristaglio10006
Emerson Cole1000006
Horace Gillom0010006
Marion Motley100006
Don Phelps1000006


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