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1986 Cleveland Browns

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12-4-0, AFC Central Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.6, Offense: 2.9, Defense: 0.7, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 391 points (24.4/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 310 points (19.4/g), 11th.
 Differential of 81 points (5.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lindy Infante
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Adolph
 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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 391 5394 1047 5.2 24 13 25 302 315 538 3744 18 11 6.5 175 470 1650 20 3.5 102
Team Defense 310 5269 1047 5.0 37 19 18 302 291 518 3288 21 18 5.9 171 494 1981 12 4.0 113
Lg Rank Offense 5 9 1 8 14 11 8 17 1 7 16 22 5 24
Lg Rank Defense 11 19 12 2 14 16 15 11 18 17 18 18 9 21

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 31 41 21 349 280 69 1 26 367 174 193 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 1-1 @ Houston Oilers 23 20 9 243 156 87 1 20 404 264 140 5
3 Thu September 18 boxscore L 1-2 Cincinnati Bengals 13 30 24 338 255 83 1 20 399 142 257 1
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 Detroit Lions 24 21 15 254 170 84 1 25 333 228 105
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 27 24 16 270 162 108 3 19 308 132 176 4
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-2 Kansas City Chiefs 20 7 20 356 285 71 1 10 126 83 43 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 4-3 Green Bay Packers 14 17 14 265 233 32 2 19 360 264 96 1
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 23 20 14 199 50 149 2 20 396 238 158 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 24 9 15 259 213 46 20 264 159 105 1
10 Mon November 10 boxscore W 7-3 Miami Dolphins 26 16 29 558 390 168 2 20 353 295 58 2
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 7-4 @ Los Angeles Raiders 14 27 8 217 145 72 2 16 323 202 121 1
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W OT 8-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 37 31 35 536 414 122 1 20 339 197 142 1
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W OT 9-4 Houston Oilers 13 10 18 345 170 175 4 18 290 162 128 6
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 10-4 @ Buffalo Bills 21 17 21 371 230 141 1 17 391 308 83 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 11-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 34 3 19 372 246 126 15 283 148 135 3
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 12-4 San Diego Chargers 47 17 24 462 345 117 2 17 333 292 41 4
Playoffs
Division Sat January 3 boxscore W OT 13-4 New York Jets 23 20 33 558 483 75 2 14 287 183 104
ConfChamp Sun January 11 boxscore L OT 13-5 Denver Broncos 20 23 17 356 256 100 3 22 374 225 149 1

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
19 Bernie Kosar 23 QB 16 16 12-4-0 310 531 58.4 3854 17 3.2 10 1.9 72 7.3 7.1 12.4 240.9 83.8 39 274 6.28 6.09 6.8 5 7
10 Mike Pagel 26 1 0 2 3 66.7 53 0 0.0 0 0.0 45 17.7 17.7 26.5 53.0 109.7 0 0 17.67 17.67 0.0
7 Jeff Gossett 29 P 16 0 1 2 50.0 30 0 0.0 1 50.0 30 15.0 -7.5 30.0 1.9 56.2 0 0 15.00 -7.50 0.0
86 Brian Brennan 24 16 0 1 1 100.0 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 2.2 118.7 0 0 35.00 35.00 0.0
28 Herman Fontenot 23 rb 16 3 1 1 100.0 46 1 100.0 0 0.0 46 46.0 66.0 46.0 2.9 158.3 0 0 46.00 66.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 12-4-0 315 538 58.6 4018 18 3.3 11 2.0 72 7.5 7.2 12.8 251.1 84.6 39 274 6.49 6.25 6.8 5 7
Opp Total 16 291 518 56.2 3546 21 4.1 18 3.5 6.8 6.09 12.2 221.6 76.5 35 258 5.9 5.2 6.3

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
34 Kevin Mack 24 FB 12 12 174 665 10 20 3.8 55.4 14.5 28 292 10.4 0 44 2.3 24.3 957 10 6
33 Curtis Dickey 30 RB 14 10 135 523 6 47 3.9 37.4 9.6 10 78 7.8 0 12 0.7 5.6 601 6 4
44 Earnest Byner 24 rb 7 7 94 277 2 37 2.9 39.6 13.4 37 328 8.9 2 40 5.3 46.9 605 4 1
28 Herman Fontenot 23 rb 16 3 25 105 1 16 4.2 6.6 1.6 47 559 11.9 1 72 2.9 34.9 664 2 2
19 Bernie Kosar 23 QB 16 16 24 19 0 17 0.8 1.2 1.5 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 20 0 7
39 Major Everett 26 9 0 12 43 0 8 3.6 4.8 1.3 43 0 0
10 Mike Pagel 26 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 2
5 Webster Slaughter 22 WR 16 16 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 40 577 14.4 4 47 2.5 36.1 578 4 1
88 Reggie Langhorne 23 WR 16 15 1 -11 0 -11 -11.0 -0.7 0.1 39 678 17.4 1 66 2.4 42.4 667 1 2
81 Harry Holt 29 14 0 1 16 1 16 16.0 1.1 0.1 4 61 15.3 1 34 0.3 4.4 77 2 0
89 Gerald McNeil 24 KR/PR 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.8 0.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 21 0 3
86 Brian Brennan 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 55 838 15.2 6 57 3.4 52.4 838 6 1
82 Ozzie Newsome 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 417 10.7 3 31 2.4 26.1 417 3 0
85 Clarence Weathers 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 100 11.1 0 16 0.6 6.3 100 0 0
80 Terry Greer 29 wr 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 51 17.0 0 22 0.3 4.6 51 0 0
87 Travis Tucker 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 29 14.5 0 16 0.1 1.8 29 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 470 1650 20 47 3.5 103.1 29.4 315 4018 12.8 18 72 19.7 251.1 5668 38 31
Opp Total 16 494 1981 12 4.0 123.8 30.9 291 3288 11.3 21 18.2 205.5 5269 33 36

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Gerald McNeil 24 KR/PR 16 0 40 348 1 84 8.7 47 997 1 100 21.2 1366
28 Herman Fontenot 23 rb 16 3 7 99 0 19 14.1 763
88 Reggie Langhorne 23 WR 16 15 4 57 0 20 14.3 724
58 Scott Nicolas 26 16 0 3 28 0 13 9.3 28
72 Dave Puzzuoli 25 16 0 1 32 0 32 32.0 32
5 Webster Slaughter 22 WR 16 16 1 2 0 2 2.0 580
Team Total 26.5 16 41 350 1 84 8.5 62 1213 1 100 19.6 7231
Opp Total 16 44 268 0 6.1 78 1476 1 18.9

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 29 P 16 0 83 3423 61 0 41.2
9 Matt Bahr 30 K 12 0 4 4 9 7 8 7 2 1 3 1 26 20 76.9% 30 30 100.0%
3 Mark Moseley 38 k 4 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 7 6 85.7% 14 13 92.9%
Team Total 26.5 16 5 5 11 9 11 10 3 1 3 1 33 26 78.8% 44 43 97.7% 83 3423 61 0 41.2
Opp Total 16 29 20 69.0% 36 34 94.4% 80 3032 37.9

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
57 Clay Matthews 30 ROLB 16 16 1.0 2 12 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 89 0
59 Mike Johnson 24 16 0 3 0 2 0 0 56 0
78 Carl Hairston 34 RDE 16 16 9.0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Bernie Kosar 23 QB 16 16 0 7 3 -15 0
29 Hanford Dixon*+ 28 RCB 16 16 5 35 0 19 0 0 1 2 0 0
91 Sam Clancy 28 de 16 1 6.5 0 0 1 0 0
96 Reggie Camp 25 LDE 16 16 7.0
34 Kevin Mack 24 FB 12 12 0 6 1 0 0
56 Chip Banks* 27 LOLB 16 16 4.5 0 0 2 0 0
33 Curtis Dickey 30 RB 14 10 0 4 2 0 0
72 Dave Puzzuoli 25 16 0 6.0
37 Chris Rockins 24 FS 16 16 2 41 0 24 0 0 1 3 0 0
31 Frank Minnifield* 26 LCB 15 15 3 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Felix Wright 27 16 0 3 33 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Ray Ellis 27 SS 15 15 1.0 2 12 0 7 0
28 Herman Fontenot 23 rb 16 3 0 2 1 0 0
23 Mark Harper 25 db 16 1 1 31 0 31 0 0 0 2 0 0
89 Gerald McNeil 24 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 0 0 0
10 Mike Pagel 26 1 0 0 2 1 -4 0
86 Brian Brennan 24 16 0 0 1 1 0 1
39 Major Everett 26 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
88 Reggie Langhorne 23 WR 16 15 0 2 0 0 0
63 Cody Risien* 29 RT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
5 Webster Slaughter 22 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 1
44 Earnest Byner 24 rb 7 7 0 1 0 0 0
69 Dan Fike 25 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
53 Anthony Griggs 26 RILB 16 15 0 0 1 3 0
27 Al Gross 25 db 4 1 0 0 1 0 1
87 Travis Tucker 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Brad Van Pelt 35 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 35.0 18 184 0 33 0 5 31 35 -16 3 145 0
Opp Total 16 39 36 17

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Matt Bahr 30 K 12 0 30 20 90
34 Kevin Mack 24 FB 12 12 10 10 60
86 Brian Brennan 24 16 0 6 1 7 42
33 Curtis Dickey 30 RB 14 10 6 6 36
3 Mark Moseley 38 k 4 0 13 6 31
5 Webster Slaughter 22 WR 16 16 4 1 5 30
44 Earnest Byner 24 rb 7 7 2 2 4 24
82 Ozzie Newsome 30 TE 16 16 3 3 18
28 Herman Fontenot 23 rb 16 3 1 1 2 12
81 Harry Holt 29 14 0 1 1 2 12
89 Gerald McNeil 24 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 2 12
27 Al Gross 25 db 4 1 1 1 6
88 Reggie Langhorne 23 WR 16 15 1 1 6
31 Frank Minnifield* 26 LCB 15 15 1 1 6
22 Felix Wright 27 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 20 18 1 1 3 2 45 43 26 391
Opp Total 16 12 21 1 1 1 34 20 310