1961 Cleveland Browns Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-5-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division
Coach: Paul Brown (8-5-1)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1961 Cleveland Browns Roster
1961 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's East Division.

The Browns ran up 319 points, and the defense allowed 270. Jim Brown piled up yardage, accumulating a 1,408 yards for Cleveland.

Milt Plum threw for 2,416 yards. Ray Renfro snagged 48 passes for 834 yards. Jim Brown contributed to the receiving game as well.

Bernie Parrish intercepted 7 errant tosses from the opposition.

Paul Brown coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Milt Plum30217758.624168.0186.0103.37790.3
Len Dawson15746.7855.716.7320.01747.2
Jim Brown3133.33712.3133.300.037120.8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Brown30514084.638 8
Bobby Mitchell1015485.456 5
Tom Watkins432094.921 0
Bobby Franklin11212.012 1
Preston Powell155.00
Rich Kreitling040
Len Dawson1-10-10.0-10 0
Milt Plum24-17-0.714 1
Totals47621594.556 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Renfro4883417.457 6
Jim Brown4645910.077 2
Bobby Mitchell3236811.552 3
Rich Kreitling2122910.919 3
Gern Nagler1924112.721 1
Leon Clarke1121119.241 2
Tom Watkins46616.535 1
Charley Ferguson26834.060 1
Bobby Crespino26231.049 1
Totals185253813.777 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Lou Groza383797.4231669.685


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Sam Baker53229643.362

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Mitchell1416411.764 1
Jim Shofner141198.521 0
Totals2828310.164 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Mitchell1642826.891 1
Preston Powell1632120.136 0
Tom Watkins922625.147 0
Sam Baker35719.025 0
Jim Brown25025.026 0
Larry Stephens11515.015 0
Ross Fichtner11111.011 0
Errol Linden155.00
Johnny Brewer122.00
Totals50111522.391 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bernie Parrish7405.716 0
Jim Shofner581.60
Don Fleming36220.741 0
Bobby Franklin22010.020 0
Walt Michaels2178.515 0
Galen Fiss11313.013 0
Totals201608.041 0

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 Groza1637085
Jim Brown82000060
Bobby Mitchell531100060
Ray Renfro600036
Rich Kreitling0300018
Leon Clarke200012
Bobby Crespino10006
Vince Costello10006
Charley Ferguson10006
Bobby Franklin100006
Gern Nagler10006
Milt Plum10006
Tom Watkins0100006
Bernie Parrish010006


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