1987 Cleveland Browns season

1987 Cleveland Browns season

1987 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Marty Schottenheimer
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Local radio WDOK · WWWE
Results
Record 10–5
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost AFC Conference Championship
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
1986      1988

The 1987 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 38th season in the National Football League.

Led by another 3,000-yard season by Bernie Kosar, the Browns captured their third straight AFC Central crown. In the divisional playoffs, against the Indianapolis Colts at Municipal Stadium, the Browns have no problem advancing to their 2nd straight AFC Championship Game as they rout the Colts 38–21. For the 2nd year in a row the Browns are matched up against the Denver Broncos for a trip to Super Bowl XXII. The Browns would fall behind early at Mile High Stadium, as the Broncos roared out to a big halftime lead. However, the Browns roar back scoring 30 points in the 2nd half, and driving for the game tying TD in the final 2 minutes. However, the Browns dreams would come up just a few yards short as RB Earnest Byner fumbles at the goal line (the play would simply be call The Fumble) Jeremiah Castille recovered, Denver ran down the clock taking an intentional safety with 8 seconds left as the Browns fall 38–33. Denver would return to the Super Bowl for a second straight year at the expense of the Browns.

Personnel

Staff

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Schedule

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at New Orleans Saints L 28–21
59,900
2 September 20, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–10
79,543
September 28, 1987 Denver Broncos canceled
3 October 4, 1987 at New England Patriots W 20–10
14,830
4 October 11, 1987 Houston Oilers L 15–10
38,927
5 October 18, 1987 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34–0
40,179
6 October 26, 1987 Los Angeles Rams W 30–17
76,933
7 November 1, 1987 at San Diego Chargers L 27–24
55,381
8 November 8, 1987 Atlanta Falcons W 38–3
71,135
9 November 15, 1987 Buffalo Bills W 27–21
78,409
10 November 22, 1987 at Houston Oilers W 40–7
51,161
11 November 29, 1987 at San Francisco 49ers L 38–24
60,248
12 December 6, 1987 Indianapolis Colts L 9–7
70,661
13 December 13, 1987 Cincinnati Bengals W 38–24
77,331
14 December 20, 1987 at Los Angeles Raiders W 24–17
40,275
15 December 26, 1987 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–13
56,394

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 9, 1988 Indianapolis Colts W 38–21
78,586
Conference Championship January 17, 1988 at Denver Broncos L 38–33
75,993

Standings

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AFC Championship Game

  • Denver Broncos 38, Cleveland Browns 33
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 3 21 9 33
Broncos 14 7 10 7 38

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Game attendance: 75,993

References

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