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.

Offseason

NFL Draft

The following were selected in the 1968 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
1 21 Marvin Upshaw Defensive End Trinity
2 47 John Garlington Linebacker LSU
3 64 Harry Olszewski Guard Clemson
3 66 Reece Morrison Running Back Texas State
4 104 Wayne Meylan Linebacker Nebraska
5 131 Mike Wempe Tackle Missouri
5 134 Jackie Jackson Running Back Clemson
6 152 Nate James Defensive Back Florida A&M
7 186 Dale Brady Running Back Memphis
8 212 Tom Schoen Defensive Back Notre Dame
9 238 David Porter Defensive Tackle Michigan
10 255 James Greer Defensive End Stephen F. Austin
10 267 Alvin Mitchell Defensive Back Morgan State
11 293 Jim Alcorn Quarterback Clarion
12 319 Tom Beutler Linebacker Toledo
13 348 Terry Sellers Defensive Back Georgia
14 374 Edgar Whipps Running Back Jackson State
15 400 Bob Baxter Flanker Memphis
16 429 Dick Sievert Defensive End Wisconsin-River Falls
17 455 Wayne McDuffie Center Florida State

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Exhibition schedule

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 schedule

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

Playoffs

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

Standings

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 honors

References

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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