1973 Cleveland Browns season

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1973 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Nick Skorich
Owner Art Modell
Home field Cleveland Municipal 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]

Draft[edit]

Main article: 1973 NFL Draft
draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 Steve Holden  WR Arizona St
1 22 Pete Adams  OG USC
2 30 Greg Pruitt  RB Oklahoma
2 47 Jim Stienke  DB Texas St
3 67 Bob Crum  DE Arizona
4 93 Andy Dorris  DE New Mexico St
4 100 Randy Mattingly  QB Evansville
6 150 Van Green  DB Shaw
9 228 Curtis Webster  OG Texas A&M-Commerce
10 256 Tommy Humphrey  C Abilene Christian
11 281 Carl Barisich  DT Princeton
12 306 Stan Simmons  TE Lewis & Clark
13 334 Jim Romaniszyn  LB Edinboro
14 359 Robert Popelka  DB SMU
15 384 Dave Sullivan  WR Virginia
16 412 George Greenfield  RB Murray St
17 437 Robert McClowry  C Michigan St
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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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

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 7 0 14
• Browns 7 10 7 0 24

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Week 2[edit]

Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 10 0 0 10
• Browns 0 0 6 6 12

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Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 3 0 0 7 10
• Browns 0 7 7 3 17

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Week 5[edit]

Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 0 13 0 13
• Browns 14 14 0 14 42

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Week 7[edit]

Week 8[edit]

Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Browns 17 0 3 3 23
Oilers 0 3 3 7 13
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Houston Astrodome
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)

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Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Browns 0 7 0 0 7
Raiders 0 0 0 3 3

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Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 3 3 16
• Browns 7 7 0 7 21

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Week 12[edit]

Week 13[edit]

Week 14[edit]

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 10 4 0 .714 4–2 8–3 286 231 W6
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 0 .714 4–2 7–4 347 210 W2
Cleveland Browns 7 5 2 .571 4–2 6–3–2 234 255 L2
Houston Oilers 1 13 0 .071 0–6 1–10 199 447 L6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 NFL Draft Listing – Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-05.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-06.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-09.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-13.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-19.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-19.
  8. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-19.