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.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

The following were selected in the 1979 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
1 20 Willis Adams Wide Receiver Houston
2 40 Lawrence Johnson Defensive Back Wisconsin
2 47 Sam Claphan Offensive Tackle Oklahoma
3 70 Jim Ramey Defensive End Kentucky
4 95 Matt Miller Offensive Tackle Colorado
5 124 Rich Dimler Defensive Tackle USC
6 151 Clinton Burrell Defensive Back LSU
6 163 Jim Ronan Defensive Tackle Minnesota
7 183 Cody Risien Offensive Tackle Texas A&M
8 204 Kent Perkov Defensive End San Diego State
9 234 Carl McGee Linebacker Duke
9 241 Curtis Weathers Linebacker Mississippi
10 261 John Henry Smith Wide Receiver Tennessee State
11 287 Randy Poeschl Defensive End Nebraska
12 315 Dee Methvin Center Tulane

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Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 0 .750 416 262
Houston Oilers 11 5 0 .688 362 331
Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 359 352
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 337 421

Roster[edit | edit source]

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 records[edit | edit source]

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

Milestones[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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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