1973 Cleveland Browns season

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1973 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Nick Skorich
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Local radio WHK
Results
Record 7–5–2
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1972 1974 >

The 1973 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 24th season with the National Football League.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The following were selected in the 1973 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
1 16 Steve Holden Wide Receiver Arizona State
1 22 Pete Adams Guard USC
2 30 Greg Pruitt Running Back Oklahoma
2 47 Jim Steinke Defensive Back Texas State
3 67 Bob Crum Defensive End Arizona
4 93 Andy Dorris Defensive End New Mexico State
4 100 Randy Mattingly Quarterback Evansville
6 150 Van Green Defensive Back Shaw
9 228 Curtis Wester Guard Texas A&M University-Commerce
10 256 Tommy Humphrey Center Abilene Christian
11 281 Carl Barisich Defensive Tackle Princeton
12 306 Stan Simmons Tight End Lewis & Clark
13 334 Jim Romaniszyn Linebacker Edinboro
14 359 Robert Popelka Defensive Back SMU
15 384 Dave Sullivan Wide Receiver Virginia
16 412 George Greenfield Running Back Murray State
17 437 Robert McClowry Center Michigan State

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Exhibition schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 6, 1973 San Francisco 49ers L 27–16
65,707
2 August 11, 1973 at Los Angeles Rams T 21–21
54,385
3 August 19, 1973 vs. Cincinnati Bengals at Columbus, Ohio W 24–6
73,421
4 August 25, 1973 vs. Atlanta Falcons at Knoxville W 20–17
40,831
5 September 1, 1973 Detroit Lions L 16–13
64,088
6 September 8, 1973 vs. New York Giants at Akron L 21–10
30,751

Regular season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 Baltimore Colts W 24–14
74,303
2 September 23, 1973 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 33–6
49,396
3 September 30, 1973 New York Giants W 12–10
76,065
4 October 7, 1973 Cincinnati Bengals W 17–10
70,805
5 October 15, 1973 Miami Dolphins L 17–9
72,070
6 October 21, 1973 Houston Oilers W 42–13
61,146
7 October 28, 1973 San Diego Chargers T 16–16
68,244
8 November 4, 1973 at Minnesota Vikings L 26–3
45,590
9 November 11, 1973 at Houston Oilers W 23–13
37,230
10 November 18, 1973 at Oakland Raiders W 7–3
47,398
11 November 25, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–16
67,773
12 December 2, 1973 at Kansas City Chiefs T 20–20
70,296
13 December 9, 1973 at Cincinnati Bengals L 34–17
58,266
14 December 16, 1973 at Los Angeles Rams L 30–17
73,948

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 10 4 0 .714 286 231 W-6
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 0 .714 347 210 W-2
Cleveland Browns 7 5 2 .571 234 255 L-2
Houston Oilers 1 13 0 .071 199 447 L-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 NFL Draft Listing – Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-23.