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1977 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Forrest Gregg
Dick Modzelewski (interim)
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 6–8–0
Place 4th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1976 1978

The 1977 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 28th season with the National Football League. With one game left in the season, head coach Forrest Gregg was fired and replaced by Dick Modzelewski.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The following were selected in the 1977 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
117Robert L. JacksonLinebacker Texas A&M
246Tom SkladanyPunter Ohio State
4102Oliver DavisDefensive Back Tennessee State
4110Mickey SimsDefensive Tackle South Carolina State
6162Giovanni StrassiniTight End Ohio State
7173Kenny RandleWide Receiver SMU
7184Blane SmithLinebacker Purdue
7188Bob LingenfelterOffensive Tackle Nebraska
8213Bill ArmstrongDefensive Back Wake Forest
9240Daryl BrownDefensive Back Tufts
10269Tom BurkettOffensive Tackle North Carolina
11296Charles NashWide Receiver Arizona
12325Leo TierneyCenter Georgia Tech
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Exhibition scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 8, 1977 Washington Redskins L 16–14
32,554
2 August 13, 1977 at Minnesota Vikings L 34–33
45,379
3 August 19, 1977 St. Louis Cardinals W 19–10
31,308
4 August 25, 1977 Chicago Bears W 14–7
36,598
5 September 3, 1977 at Green Bay Packers W 19–14
53,180
6 September 9, 1977 at Detroit Lions L 24–20
49,168

Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 at Cincinnati Bengals W 13–3
52,847
2 September 26, 1977 New England Patriots W 30–27
76,418
3 October 2, 1977 Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–14
80,588
4 October 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders L 26–10
80,236
5 October 16, 1977 at Houston Oilers W 24–23
47,888
6 October 23, 1977 at Buffalo Bills W 27–16
60,905
7 October 30, 1977 Kansas City Chiefs W 44–7
60,381
8 November 6, 1977 Cincinnati Bengals L 10–7
81,932
9 November 13, 1977 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 35–31
47,055
10 November 20, 1977 at New York Giants W 21–7
72,576
11 November 27, 1977 Los Angeles Rams L 9–0
70,352
12 December 4, 1977 at San Diego Chargers L 37–14
37,312
13 December 11, 1977 Houston Oilers L 19–15
30,898
14 December 18, 1977 at Seattle Seahawks L 20–19
61,583

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 283 243 W-1
Houston Oilers 8 6 0 .571 299 230 W-2
Cincinnati Bengals 8 6 0 .571 238 235 L-1
Cleveland Browns 6 8 0 .429 269 267 L-4

RosterEdit

1977 Cleveland Browns rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics


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ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1977 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XII


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