Team Facts

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
June 4, 1944 as Charter Member of AAFC

First Season:
1946

Merged into NFL:
1950

Stadium:
First Energy Stadium

NFL Championships:
1950, 1954, 1955, 1964

AAFC Championships:
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949

AAFC Western Divisional Championships:
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949

NFL American Conference Championships:
1950,1951,1952

NFL Eastern Conference Championships:
1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969

NFL Century Division Championships:
1967, 1968, 1969

AFC Central Division Championships:
1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2017 Season)
525-490-13

AAFC Record:
52-4-3

NFL Record:
473-486-10

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#14 Otto Graham
#32 Jim Brown
#45 Ernie Davis
#46 Don Fleming
#76 Lou Groza
 

 

  • First NFL Draft Choice: Ken Carpenter, HB, Oregon State, 1950.
  • First Regular-Season Game in the AAFC: A 44-0 victory over the Miami Seahawks, 9/6/46.
  • First Regular-Season Game in the NFL: A 35-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, 9/16/50.
  • First Touchdown/AAFC: A 19-yard touchdown pass from Cliff Lewis to Mac Speedie vs. the Miami Seahawks, 9/6/46.
  • First Touchdown/NFL: A 59-yard touchdown pass from Otto Graham to Dub Jones vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, 9/16/50.
  • First Winning Season/AAFC: 1946 (12-2).
  • First Winning Season/NFL: 1950 (10-2).
  • First Playoff Appearance/AAFC: A 14-9 victory over the New York Yankees in the AAFC Championship game, 12/22/46.
  • First Playoff Appearance/NFL: An 8-3 victory over the New York Giants in the NFL American Conference playoff game.
  • First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Marion Motley, 143 yards vs. the Los Angeles Dons, 10/20/46.
  • First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Jim Brown, 1,527 (1958).
  • First To Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Otto Graham, 401 yards vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, 10/4/52.
  • Most Career Rushing Yards: Jim Brown, 12,312 yards (1957-1965).
  • Most Career Passing Yards: Brian Sipe, 23,713 yards (1974-1983).
  • Most Career Receptions: Ozzie Newsome, 662 receptions (1978-1990).
  • All-Time Leading Scorer: Lou Groza, 1,608 points, (1946-1949 AAFC, 1950-1959, 1961-1967 NFL).
  • First Brown Elected to the Hall of Fame: QB Otto Graham, 1965.



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