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1979 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Sam Rutigliano
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 9–7–0
Place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 30th season with the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The following were selected in the 1979 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
120Willis AdamsWide Receiver Houston
240Lawrence JohnsonDefensive Back Wisconsin
247Sam ClaphanOffensive Tackle Oklahoma
370Jim RameyDefensive End Kentucky
495Matt MillerOffensive Tackle Colorado
5124Rich DimlerDefensive Tackle USC
6151Clinton BurrellDefensive Back LSU
6163Jim RonanDefensive Tackle Minnesota
7183Cody RisienOffensive Tackle Texas A&M
8204Kent PerkovDefensive End San Diego State
9234Carl McGeeLinebacker Duke
9241Curtis WeathersLinebacker Mississippi
10261John Henry SmithWide Receiver Tennessee State
11287Randy PoeschlDefensive End Nebraska
12315Dee MethvinCenter Tulane
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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at New York Jets W 25–22
48,272
2 September 9, 1979 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–24
42,181
3 September 16, 1979 Baltimore Colts W 13–10
72,070
4 September 24, 1979 Dallas Cowboys W 26–7
80,123
5 September 30, 1979 at Houston Oilers L 31–10
48,915
6 October 7, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers L 51–35
81,260
7 October 14, 1979 Washington Redskins L 13–9
63,323
8 October 21, 1979 Cincinnati Bengals W 28–27
75,119
9 October 28, 1979 at St. Louis Cardinals W 38–20
47,845
10 November 4, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles W 24–19
69,019
11 November 11, 1979 Seattle Seahawks L 29–24
72,440
12 November 18, 1979 Miami Dolphins W 30–24
80,374
13 November 25, 1979 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 33–30
69,112
14 December 2, 1979 Houston Oilers W 14–7
69,112
15 December 9, 1979 at Oakland Raiders L 19–14
52,641
16 December 16, 1979 at Cincinnati Bengals L 16–12
42,183

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers 1240.750416262
Houston Oilers 1150.688362331
Cleveland Browns 970.563359352
Cincinnati Bengals 4120.250337421

RosterEdit

1979 Cleveland Browns rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams


Rookies in italics



Awards and recordsEdit

  • Brian Sipe, NFL Leader, Touchdown Passes (28), Tied with another player

MilestonesEdit

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
1979 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIV

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