1978 Cleveland Browns Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Sam Rutigliano (8-8)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1978 Cleveland Browns Roster
1978 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Browns chalked up 334 points, but the leaky defense yielded 356. Greg Pruitt ran for a team-leading 960 yards for Cleveland.

Brian Sipe threw for 2,906 yards. Reggie Rucker topped all receivers, snagging 43 passes for 893 yards. Dave Logan, Ozzie Newsome and Greg Pruitt each contributed to the receiving game, too.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 45 turnovers. Thom Darden picked off 10 errant tosses from the opposition.

Sam Rutigliano coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Brian Sipe39922255.629067.3215.3153.8692922980.7
Mark Miller391333.32125.412.6410.34454721.5
Johnny Evans11100.01919.000.000.01900118.8
Calvin Hill000000120.0
Greg Pruitt300.000.000.0266.70000.0
Totals44223653.431377.1225.0214.869 35278


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Greg Pruitt1769605.570 3
Mike Pruitt1355604.171 5
Cleo Miller893363.818 1
Calvin Hill802893.621 1
Ozzie Newsome13967.433 2
Brian Sipe28873.135 3
Larry Collins22642.919 1
Mark Miller7639.017 1
Reggie Rucker2147.00
Johnny Evans2126.012 0
Tom Sullivan571.40
Totals55924884.571 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Reggie Rucker4389320.869 8
Ozzie Newsome3858915.547 2
Greg Pruitt382927.726 2
Dave Logan3758515.844 4
Calvin Hill2533413.453 6
Cleo Miller201527.623 0
Mike Pruitt201125.615 0
Keith Wright8769.520 0
Ricky Feacher47619.042 0
Tom Sullivan12020.020 0
Gary Parris144.00
Larry Collins144.00
Totals236313713.369 22


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Don Cockroft403792.5281967.994


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Johnny Evans79308939.165

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Keith Wright372887.842 0
Ozzie Newsome22914.524 0
Totals393178.142 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Keith Wright3078926.386 0
Larry Collins3270922.241 0
Tom Sullivan49022.527 0
Randy Rich24321.524 0
Greg Pruitt13131.031 0
Robert Jackson11919.019 0
Cleo Miller11515.015 0
Reggie Rucker111.00
Totals72169723.686 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Thom Darden1020020.046 0
Oliver Davis66510.833 1
Clarence Scott3155.00
Dick Ambrose24623.039 0
Gerald Irons294.50
Tony Peters273.50
Charlie Hall166.00
Clay Matthews155.00
Totals2735313.146 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Don Cockroft1937094
Reggie Rucker08000048
Calvin Hill1600042
Greg Pruitt32000030
Mike Pruitt5000030
Ozzie Newsome22000024
Dave Logan400024
Brian Sipe300018
Oliver Davis10006
Cleo Miller1000006
Mark Miller10006
Larry Collins1000006


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