1977 Cleveland Browns season

1977 Cleveland Browns season

1977 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Forrest Gregg
Dick Modzelewski (interim)
Owner Art Modell
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Local radio WHK
Results
Record 6–8–0
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1977 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 28th season with the National Football League. With one game left in the season, head coach Forrest Gregg was fired and replaced by Dick Modzelewski.

Offseason

NFL Draft

The following were selected in the 1977 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
1 17 Robert L. Jackson Linebacker Texas A&M
2 46 Tom Skladany Punter Ohio State
4 102 Oliver Davis Defensive Back Tennessee State
4 110 Mickey Sims Defensive Tackle South Carolina State
7 173 Kenny Randle Wide Receiver SMU
7 184 Blane Smith Linebacker Purdue
7 188 Bob Lingenfelter Offensive Tackle Nebraska
8 213 Bill Armstrong Defensive Back Wake Forest
9 240 Daryl Brown Defensive Back Tufts
10 269 Tom Burkett Offensive Tackle North Carolina
11 296 Charles Nash Wide Receiver Arizona
12 325 Leo Tierney Center Georgia Tech
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Exhibition schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 8, 1977 Washington Redskins L 16–14
32,554
2 August 13, 1977 at Minnesota Vikings L 34–33
45,379
3 August 19, 1977 St. Louis Cardinals W 19–10
31,308
4 August 25, 1977 Chicago Bears W 14–7
36,598
5 September 3, 1977 at Green Bay Packers W 19–14
53,180
6 September 9, 1977 at Detroit Lions L 24–20
49,168

Regular season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 at Cincinnati Bengals W 13–3
52,847
2 September 26, 1977 New England Patriots W 30–27
76,418
3 October 2, 1977 Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–14
80,588
4 October 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders L 26–10
80,236
5 October 16, 1977 at Houston Oilers W 24–23
47,888
6 October 23, 1977 at Buffalo Bills W 27–16
60,905
7 October 30, 1977 Kansas City Chiefs W 44–7
60,381
8 November 6, 1977 Cincinnati Bengals L 10–7
81,932
9 November 13, 1977 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 35–31
47,055
10 November 20, 1977 at New York Giants W 21–7
72,576
11 November 27, 1977 Los Angeles Rams L 9–0
70,352
12 December 4, 1977 at San Diego Chargers L 37–14
37,312
13 December 11, 1977 Houston Oilers L 19–15
30,898
14 December 18, 1977 at Seattle Seahawks L 20–19
61,583

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Browns 3 1000 13
Bengals 0 030 3
  • Date: September 18
  • Location: Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 74°F • Wind 12

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Standings

Template:1977 AFC Central standings

Roster

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics


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References

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