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1985 Cleveland Browns

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8-8-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -4.7, Defense: 3.4, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 287 points (17.9/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 294 points (18.4/g), 7th.
 Differential of -7 points (-0.4/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 7.8-8.2.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Pendry
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Cowher (Special Teams)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Lakeland Community College (Kirtland, Ohio)

Team Info

Principal Owner Art Modell
Executive VP of Football Operations/General Manager Ernie Accorsi
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 287 4921 983 5.0 36 23 24 271 222 414 2636 17 13 5.9 128 533 2285 16 4.3 119
Team Defense 294 4958 1050 4.7 27 9 19 297 289 509 3107 18 18 5.6 172 497 1851 14 3.7 106
Lg Rank Offense 23 21 11 28 22 27 25 22 2 11 8 8 13 9
Lg Rank Defense 7 9 27 28 12 14 12 6 19 13 17 10 11 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L OT 0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 24 27 19 357 181 176 3 15 286 186 100
2 Mon September 16 boxscore W 1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 7 21 293 148 145 1 15 216 162 54 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 7 20 15 297 169 128 3 20 343 212 131 2
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-2 @ San Diego Chargers 21 7 23 440 165 275 1 16 275 219 56 2
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 3-2 New England Patriots 24 20 28 447 301 146 5 18 400 291 109 3
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 4-2 @ Houston Oilers 21 6 13 360 208 152 4 14 190 67 123 2
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 4-3 Los Angeles Raiders 20 21 18 232 123 109 20 319 199 120 2
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 4-4 Washington Redskins 7 14 17 264 167 97 4 19 284 142 142 1
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 4-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 9 10 9 153 87 66 17 238 83 155
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 27 13 325 213 112 3 23 370 252 118
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-6 Buffalo Bills 17 7 17 294 93 201 1 13 217 162 55 3
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 6-6 Cincinnati Bengals 24 6 14 283 102 181 14 226 90 136 1
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 7-6 @ New York Giants 35 33 17 314 205 109 3 28 496 267 229 3
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 7-7 @ Seattle Seahawks 13 31 16 306 214 92 4 21 338 246 92 1
15 Sun December 15 boxscore W 8-7 Houston Oilers 28 21 19 314 156 158 1 21 399 303 96 3
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 8-8 @ New York Jets 10 37 12 242 104 138 3 23 361 226 135 2
Playoffs
Division Sat January 4 boxscore L 8-9 @ Miami Dolphins 21 24 17 313 62 251 1 20 330 238 92 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
19 Bernie Kosar 22 QB 12 10 4-6-0 124 248 50.0% 1578 8 3.2 7 2.8 68 6.4 5.7 12.7 131.5 69.3 19 121 5.46 4.88 7.1 2 2
18 Gary Danielson 34 qb 8 6 4-2-0 97 163 59.5% 1274 8 4.9 6 3.7 72 7.8 7.1 13.1 159.3 85.3 17 128 6.37 5.76 9.4 1 1
86 Brian Brennan 23 WR 12 10 1 1 100.0% 33 1 100.0 0 0.0 33 33.0 53.0 33.0 2.8 158.3 0 0 33.00 53.00 0.0
28 Herman Fontenot 22 9 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
7 Jeff Gossett 28 P 16 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 8-8-0 222 414 53.6% 2885 17 4.1 13 3.1 72 7.0 6.4 13.0 180.3 76.4 36 249 5.86 5.31 8.0 3 3
Opp Total 16 289 509 56.8% 3460 18 3.5 18 3.5 6.8 5.91 12.0 216.3 74.8 44 353 5.6 4.8 8.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
44 Earnest Byner 23 RB 16 13 244 1002 8 36 4.1 62.6 15.3 45 460 10.2 2 31 2.8 28.8 1462 10 5
34 Kevin Mack* 23 FB 16 15 222 1104 7 61 5.0 69.0 13.9 29 297 10.2 3 43 1.8 18.6 1401 10 4
19 Bernie Kosar 22 QB 12 10 26 -12 1 10 -0.5 -1.0 2.2 -12 1 14
18 Gary Danielson 34 qb 8 6 25 126 0 28 5.0 15.8 3.1 126 0 5
26 Greg Allen 22 7 0 8 32 0 8 4.0 4.6 1.1 32 0 1
38 Johnny Davis 29 16 0 4 9 0 5 2.3 0.6 0.3 9 0 0
33 Curtis Dickey 29 1 0 2 6 0 5 3.0 6.0 2.0 6 0 0
85 Clarence Weathers 23 PR/WR 13 7 1 18 0 18 18.0 1.4 0.1 16 449 28.1 3 72 1.2 34.5 467 3 3
61 Mike Baab 26 C 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
82 Ozzie Newsome* 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 62 711 11.5 5 38 3.9 44.4 711 5 0
86 Brian Brennan 23 WR 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 487 15.2 0 57 2.7 40.6 487 0 3
80 Willis Adams 29 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 132 13.2 0 22 3.3 44.0 132 0 0
81 Harry Holt 28 te 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 95 9.5 1 23 0.9 8.6 95 1 1
83 Fred Banks 23 wr 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 62 12.4 2 17 0.5 6.2 62 2 0
84 Glen Young 25 KR 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 111 22.2 1 45 0.3 7.4 111 1 1
89 John Jefferson 29 wr 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 30 10.0 0 17 0.4 4.3 30 0 0
28 Herman Fontenot 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 17 0.2 2.1 19 0 1
87 Travis Tucker 22 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.3 20 0 0
88 Reggie Langhorne 22 wr 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.8 12 0 1
Team Total 26.1 16 533 2285 16 61 4.3 142.8 33.3 222 2885 13.0 17 72 13.9 180.3 5170 33 40
Opp Total 16 497 1851 14 3.7 115.7 31.1 289 3107 10.8 18 18.1 194.2 4958 32 28

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Glen Young 25 KR 15 2 35 898 0 63 25.7 1009
85 Clarence Weathers 23 PR/WR 13 7 28 218 0 16 7.8 1 17 0 17 17.0 702
86 Brian Brennan 23 WR 12 10 19 153 1 37 8.1 640
28 Herman Fontenot 22 9 0 8 215 0 81 26.9 234
88 Reggie Langhorne 22 wr 16 3 3 46 0 19 15.3 58
30 Boyce Green 25 13 0 2 20 0 13 10.0 20
72 Dave Puzzuoli 24 16 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 8
26 Greg Allen 22 7 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 36
58 Scott Nicolas 25 lb 16 1 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.1 16 47 371 1 37 7.9 53 1217 0 81 23.0 6758
Opp Total 16 36 304 0 8.4 51 884 0 17.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
7 Jeff Gossett 28 P 16 0 81 3261 64 0 40.3
9 Matt Bahr 29 K 16 0 1 1 2 2 9 8 5 3 1 18 14 77.8%% 35 35 100.0%%
Team Total 26.1 16 1 1 2 2 9 8 5 3 1 18 14 77.8%% 35 35 100.0%% 81 3261 64 0 40.3
Opp Total 16 29 19 65.5%% 34 33 97.1%% 91 3840 42.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
57 Clay Matthews* 29 ROLB 14 14 6.0 1 0 1 15 0 88 0
19 Bernie Kosar 22 QB 12 10 0 14 2 -25 0
56 Chip Banks* 26 LOLB 16 16 11.0
96 Reggie Camp 24 LDE 16 16 8.5 0 0 1 0 0
44 Earnest Byner 23 RB 16 13 0 5 4 0 0
78 Carl Hairston 33 RDE 16 16 7.0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Al Gross 24 SS 16 16 5 109 1 37 0 0 0 2 2 0
34 Kevin Mack* 23 FB 16 15 0 4 3 0 0
18 Gary Danielson 34 qb 8 6 0 5 1 -17 0
85 Clarence Weathers 23 PR/WR 13 7 0 3 1 0 0
55 Curtis Weathers 29 lb 16 2 3.0 1 9 0 9 0
22 Felix Wright 26 16 0 2 11 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
50 Tom Cousineau 28 RILB 16 15 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Larry Braziel 31 16 0 2 40 0 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Brian Brennan 23 WR 12 10 0 3 0 0 0
29 Hanford Dixon 27 RCB 16 16 3 65 0 37 0
79 Bob Golic* 28 NT 16 16 3.0
88 Reggie Langhorne 22 wr 16 3 0 1 1 0 0
31 Frank Minnifield 25 LCB 16 16 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 6 0
58 Scott Nicolas 25 lb 16 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Eddie Johnson 26 LILB 16 16 0.5 1 6 0 6 0
37 Chris Rockins 23 16 0 0.5 1 8 0 8 0
80 Willis Adams 29 wr 3 3 0 0 1 4 0
26 Greg Allen 22 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Mike Baab 26 C 16 16 0 1 0 -2 0
99 Keith Baldwin 25 10 0 1.0
91 Sam Clancy 27 14 0 1.0
28 Herman Fontenot 22 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Harry Holt 28 te 11 2 0 1 0 0 0
62 George Lilja 27 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
82 Ozzie Newsome* 29 TE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
20 Don Rogers 23 FS 16 16 1 3 0 3 0
84 Glen Young 25 KR 15 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 44.0 18 254 1 40 0 1 40 26 -17 0 88 0
Opp Total 16 36 28 19

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Matt Bahr 29 K 16 0 35 14 77
44 Earnest Byner 23 RB 16 13 8 2 10 60
34 Kevin Mack* 23 FB 16 15 7 3 10 60
82 Ozzie Newsome* 29 TE 16 16 5 5 30
85 Clarence Weathers 23 PR/WR 13 7 3 3 18
83 Fred Banks 23 wr 10 5 2 2 12
86 Brian Brennan 23 WR 12 10 1 1 6
27 Al Gross 24 SS 16 16 1 1 6
81 Harry Holt 28 te 11 2 1 1 6
19 Bernie Kosar 22 QB 12 10 1 1 6
84 Glen Young 25 KR 15 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 16 17 1 1 35 35 14 287
Opp Total 16 14 18 1 1 33 19 294

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 STL L, 24-27 4 13 rush Kevin Mack 13 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
2 1985-09-08 STL L, 24-27 4 17 pass Harry Holt 17 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
3 1985-09-08 STL L, 24-27 4 25 pass Ozzie Newsome 25 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
4 1985-09-16 PIT W, 17-7 2 17 pass Fred Banks 17 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
5 1985-09-16 PIT W, 17-7 4 21 rush Earnest Byner 21 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
6 1985-09-22 @ DAL L, 7-20 4 1 rush Earnest Byner 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
7 1985-09-29 @ SDG W, 21-7 2 10 rush Kevin Mack 10 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
8 1985-09-29 @ SDG W, 21-7 3 11 pass Earnest Byner 11 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1985-09-29 @ SDG W, 21-7 4 10 pass Kevin Mack 10 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
10 1985-10-06 NWE W, 24-20 1 9 rush Earnest Byner 9 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
11 1985-10-06 NWE W, 24-20 2 33 pass Ozzie Newsome 33 yard pass from Brian Brennan (Matt Bahr kick)
12 1985-10-06 NWE W, 24-20 4 10 rush Kevin Mack 10 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
13 1985-10-13 @ HOU W, 21-6 3 68 pass Clarence Weathers 68 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
14 1985-10-13 @ HOU W, 21-6 3 4 rush Kevin Mack 4 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
15 1985-10-13 @ HOU W, 21-6 4 5 rush Earnest Byner 5 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
16 1985-10-20 RAI L, 20-21 1 1 rush Earnest Byner 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
17 1985-10-20 RAI L, 20-21 4 7 pass Kevin Mack 7 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
18 1985-10-27 WAS L, 7-14 3 14 pass Ozzie Newsome 14 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
19 1985-11-10 @ CIN L, 10-27 2 27 pass Earnest Byner 27 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
20 1985-11-17 BUF W, 17-7 3 4 rush Earnest Byner 4 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
21 1985-11-17 BUF W, 17-7 4 11 pass Ozzie Newsome 11 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
22 1985-11-24 CIN W, 24-6 2 2 rush Kevin Mack 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
23 1985-11-24 CIN W, 24-6 3 72 pass Clarence Weathers 72 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
24 1985-11-24 CIN W, 24-6 3 35 rush Kevin Mack 35 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
25 1985-12-01 @ NYG W, 35-33 1 42 rush Kevin Mack 42 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
26 1985-12-01 @ NYG W, 35-33 2 2 rush Earnest Byner 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
27 1985-12-01 @ NYG W, 35-33 2 37 interception Al Gross 37 yard interception return (Matt Bahr kick)
28 1985-12-01 @ NYG W, 35-33 4 25 pass Clarence Weathers 25 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Matt Bahr kick)
29 1985-12-01 @ NYG W, 35-33 4 9 rush Earnest Byner 9 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
30 1985-12-08 @ SEA L, 13-31 4 45 pass Glen Young 45 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
31 1985-12-15 HOU W, 28-21 1 2 rush Bernie Kosar 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
32 1985-12-15 HOU W, 28-21 2 2 pass Ozzie Newsome 2 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
33 1985-12-15 HOU W, 28-21 3 8 pass Fred Banks 8 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
34 1985-12-15 HOU W, 28-21 3 5 pass Kevin Mack 5 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
35 1985-12-22 @ NYJ L, 10-37 1 37 punt Brian Brennan 37 yard punt return (Matt Bahr kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 STL W, 27-24 1 4 rush Ottis Anderson 4 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
2 1985-09-08 STL W, 27-24 4 48 interception Lionel Washington 48 yard interception return (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
3 1985-09-08 STL W, 27-24 4 5 pass Pat Tilley 5 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
4 1985-09-16 PIT L, 7-17 4 6 pass John Stallworth 6 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
5 1985-09-22 @ DAL W, 20-7 2 10 pass Doug Cosbie 10 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
6 1985-09-22 @ DAL W, 20-7 3 12 pass Danny White 12 yard pass from James Jones (Rafael Septien kick)
7 1985-09-29 @ SDG L, 7-21 1 54 pass Jesse Bendross 54 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Bob Thomas kick)
8 1985-10-06 NWE L, 20-24 2 0 fumble Johnny Rembert 0 yard fumble return (Tony Franklin kick)
9 1985-10-06 NWE L, 20-24 3 22 pass Stanley Morgan 22 yard pass from Tony Eason (Tony Franklin kick)
10 1985-10-20 RAI W, 21-20 1 21 rush Frank Hawkins 21 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
11 1985-10-20 RAI W, 21-20 2 11 pass Marcus Allen 11 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
12 1985-10-20 RAI W, 21-20 4 8 pass Todd Christensen 8 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
13 1985-10-27 WAS W, 14-7 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
14 1985-10-27 WAS W, 14-7 1 19 pass Gary Clark 19 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
15 1985-11-03 @ PIT W, 10-9 3 32 rush Walter Abercrombie 32 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
16 1985-11-10 @ CIN W, 27-10 1 8 pass James Brooks 8 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
17 1985-11-10 @ CIN W, 27-10 2 1 rush Charles Alexander 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
18 1985-11-10 @ CIN W, 27-10 4 3 rush Larry Kinnebrew 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
19 1985-11-17 BUF L, 7-17 1 1 rush Booker Moore 1 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
20 1985-12-01 @ NYG L, 33-35 1 3 rush Joe Morris 3 yard rush (Eric Schubert kick)
21 1985-12-01 @ NYG L, 33-35 2 58 rush Joe Morris 58 yard rush
22 1985-12-01 @ NYG L, 33-35 2 29 pass Bobby Johnson 29 yard pass from Phil Simms (Eric Schubert kick)
23 1985-12-01 @ NYG L, 33-35 4 5 rush Joe Morris 5 yard rush (Eric Schubert kick)
24 1985-12-08 @ SEA W, 31-13 2 4 pass Dan Ross 4 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
25 1985-12-08 @ SEA W, 31-13 2 8 pass Daryl Turner 8 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
26 1985-12-08 @ SEA W, 31-13 3 15 pass Daryl Turner 15 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
27 1985-12-08 @ SEA W, 31-13 4 9 pass Steve Largent 9 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
28 1985-12-15 HOU L, 21-28 2 3 rush Mike Rozier 3 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
29 1985-12-15 HOU L, 21-28 4 15 pass Butch Woolfolk 15 yard pass from Warren Moon (Tony Zendejas kick)
30 1985-12-15 HOU L, 21-28 4 16 pass Tim Smith 16 yard pass from Warren Moon (Tony Zendejas kick)
31 1985-12-22 @ NYJ W, 37-10 1 39 pass Kurt Sohn 39 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1985-12-22 @ NYJ W, 37-10 2 5 rush Johnny Hector 5 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
33 1985-12-22 @ NYJ W, 37-10 3 1 rush Johnny Hector 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
34 1985-12-22 @ NYJ W, 37-10 4 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)