1951 Cleveland Browns season

1951 Cleveland Browns season

1951 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Paul Brown
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Local radio WERE (1300 AM)
Results
Record 11–1–0
Division place 1st NFL American
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship
Timeline
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The 1951 Cleveland Browns season was the team's second season with the National Football League. Dub Jones set an NFL record with six touchdowns in one game versus the Chicago Bears.[1]

Offseason and roster moves

Cleveland won the NFL championship in 1950, its first year in the league after four seasons in the defunct All-America Football Conference. Head coach Paul Brown made a number of roster moves in the offseason, including bringing in fullback Chick Jagade, end Bob Oristaglio and defensive backs Don Shula and Carl Taseff.

NFL draft selections

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Roster and coaching staff

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Exhibition schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 17, 1951 vs College All-Stars at Chicago W 38–7
92,180
2 August 25, 1951 vs. New York Yanks at Akron W 34–7
25,820
3 September 4, 1951 at Detroit Lions L 20–21
35,165
4 September 9, 1951 at Chicago Bears W 32–21
67,342
5 September 14, 1951 Los Angeles Rams W 7–6
38,851

Regular season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1951 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–10
52,219
2 October 7, 1951 at Los Angeles Rams W 38–23
67,186
3 October 14, 1951 Washington Redskins W 45–0
33,968
4 October 21, 1951 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–0
32,409
5 October 28, 1951 New York Giants W 14–13
56,947
6 November 4, 1951 at Chicago Cardinals W 34–17
19,742
7 November 11, 1951 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–17
36,571
8 November 18, 1951 at New York Giants W 10–0
52,215
9 November 25, 1951 Chicago Bears W 42–21
40,969
10 December 2, 1951 Chicago Cardinals W 49–28
30,550
11 December 9, 1951 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 28–0
24,229
12 December 16, 1951 at Philadelphia Eagles W 24–9
16,263

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 23, 1951 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–17
57,540

Standings

NFL American
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 1 0 .917 331 152 W-11
New York Giants 9 2 1 .818 254 161 W-4
Washington Redskins 5 7 0 .417 183 296 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 7 1 .364 183 235 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 4 8 0 .333 234 264 L-2
Chicago Cardinals 3 9 0 .250 210 287 W-1

Awards and records

References

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