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1968 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Blanton Collier
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 10–4–0
Place 1st NFL Century
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship
Timeline
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1967 1969

The 1968 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 19th season with the National Football League. The Browns made it to the playoffs for the 2nd straight year thanks to a 8-game winning streak and the brillant play of quarterback Bill Nelsen who replaced Frank Ryan as the starting quarterback prior to week 4 of their season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The following were selected in the 1968 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
121Marvin UpshawDefensive End Trinity
247John GarlingtonLinebacker LSU
364Harry OlszewskiGuard Clemson
366Reece MorrisonRunning Back Texas State
4104Wayne MeylanLinebacker Nebraska
5131Mike WempeTackle Missouri
5134Jackie JacksonRunning Back Clemson
6152Nate JamesDefensive Back Florida A&M
7186Dale BradyRunning Back Memphis
8212Tom SchoenDefensive Back Notre Dame
9238David PorterDefensive Tackle Michigan
10255James GreerDefensive End Stephen F. Austin
10267Alvin MitchellDefensive Back Morgan State
11293Jim AlcornQuarterback Clarion
12319Tom BeutlerLinebacker Toledo
13348Terry SellersDefensive Back Georgia
14374Edgar WhippsRunning Back Jackson State
15400Bob BaxterFlanker Memphis
16429Dick SievertDefensive End Wisconsin-River Falls
17455Wayne McDuffieCenter Florida State
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Exhibition scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 9, 1968 at Los Angeles Rams L 23–21
64,020
2 August 18, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers W 31–17
26,801
3 August 24, 1968 at New Orleans Saints L 40–27
70,045
4 August 30, 1968 at Buffalo Bills W 22–12
45,448
5 September 7, 1968 Green Bay Packers L 31–9
84,918

Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 at New Orleans Saints W 24–10
74,215
2 September 22, 1968 at Dallas Cowboys L 28–7
68,733
3 September 29, 1968 Los Angeles Rams L 24–6
82,514
4 October 5, 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–24
81,865
5 October 13, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals L 27–21
79,349
6 October 20, 1968 at Baltimore Colts W 30–20
60,238
7 October 27, 1968 Atlanta Falcons W 30–7
67,723
8 November 3, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers W 33–21
31,359
9 November 10, 1968 New Orleans Saints W 35–17
71,025
10 November 17, 1968 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 45–24
41,572
11 November 24, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles W 47–13
62,338
12 December 1, 1968 New York Giants W 45–10
83,193
13 December 8, 1968 at Washington Redskins W 24–21
50,661
14 December 14, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals L 27–16
39,746

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Eastern Conference December 21, 1968 Dallas Cowboys W 31–20
81,497
NFL Championship December 29, 1968 Baltimore Colts L 34–0
80,628

StandingsEdit

NFL Century
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 4 0 .714 394 273 L-1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 4 1 .692 325 289 W-4
New Orleans Saints 4 9 1 .308 246 327 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 11 1 .154 244 397 L-5

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Capitol Century Coastal Central
Dallas Cleveland Atlanta Chicago
NY Giants New Orleans Baltimore Detroit
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles Green Bay
Washington St. Louis San Francisco Minnesota
1968 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl III
Related: 1968 AFL Season


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