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1969 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Blanton Collier
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Place 1st NFL Century
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship
Timeline
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1968 1970

The 1969 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 20th season with the National Football League and the last before the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The following were selected in the 1969 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
120Ron JohnsonRunning Back Michigan
355Al JenkinsGuard Tulsa
372Chip GlassTight End Florida State
498Freddie SummersDefensive Back Washington (MD)
5124Fair HookerWide Receiver Arizona State
6145Larry AdamsDefensive Tackle Texas Christian University
6150Joe RighettiDefensive Tackle Waynesburg
7176Walt SumnerDefensive Back Florida State
8202Chuck ReynoldsCenter Tulsa
9228Ron KamzelskiDefensive Tackle Minnesota
10254Greg ShellyGuard Virginia
11280Dave JonesWide Receiver Kansas State
12306Dick DavisRunning Back Nebraska
13332Tommy BoutwellWide Receiver Southern Miss
14358Jiggy SmahaDefensive Tackle Georgia
15384Joe StevensonTight End Georgia Tech
16410James LoweFlanker Tuskegee
17436Bob OliverDefensive End Abilene Christian
[1]

PreseasonEdit

On August 30, a crowd of 85,532 fans viewed a doubleheader at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. In the first contest, the Chicago Bears played the AFL’s Buffalo Bills, while the Cleveland Browns hosted the Green Bay Packers in the second match.[2]

Exhibition scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 10, 1969 vs. San Francisco 49ers at Seattle W 24–19
32,219
2 August 16, 1969 at Los Angeles Rams W 10–3
54,937
3 August 23, 1969 at San Diego Chargers T 19–19
36,005
4 August 30, 1969 Green Bay Packers L 27–17
85,532
5 September 6, 1969 at Washington Redskins W 20–10
45,994
6 September 13, 1969 vs. Minnesota Vikings at Akron L 23–16
28,561

Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–20
60,658
2 September 28, 1969 Washington Redskins W 27–23
82,581
3 October 5, 1969 Detroit Lions L 28–21
82,933
4 October 12, 1969 at New Orleans Saints W 27–17
71,274
5 October 18, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers W 42–31
84,078
6 October 26, 1969 St. Louis Cardinals T 21–21
81,186
7 November 2, 1969 Dallas Cowboys W 42–10
84,850
8 November 9, 1969 at Minnesota Vikings L 51–3
47,700
9 November 16, 1969 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–3
47,670
10 November 23, 1969 New York Giants W 28–17
80,595
11 November 30, 1969 at Chicago Bears W 28–24
45,050
12 December 7, 1969 Green Bay Packers W 20–7
82,137
13 December 14, 1969 at St. Louis Cardinals W 27–21
44,924
14 December 21, 1969 at New York Giants L 27–14
62,966

StandingsEdit

NFL Century
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 351 300 L-1
New York Giants 6 8 0 .429 264 298 W-3
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 314 389 L-3
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 13 0 .071 218 404 L-13

RosterEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Eastern Conference December 4, 1969 at Dallas Cowboys W 38–14
69,321
NFL Championship January 4, 1970 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–7
47,900

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1969.htm
  2. Rockin’ the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League, p.439, Jeffrey J. Miller, ECW Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-55022-797-0
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Related: 1969 AFL Season

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