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1988 Cleveland Browns

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10-6-0, AFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.5, Offense: -3.5, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (19.0/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 288 points (18.0/g), 6th.
 Differential of 16 points (1.0/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-7.5.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Adolph
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Cowher (Secondary) and Marc Trestman (Quarterbacks)

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 304 5011 1013 4.9 33 16 24 294 313 537 3436 19 17 6.0 177 440 1575 10 3.6 93
Team Defense 288 4767 1009 4.7 31 11 25 301 245 474 2847 13 20 5.6 162 498 1920 13 3.9 114
Lg Rank Offense 20 18 10 16 19 9 9 17 7 14 23 24 23 25
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 21 24 13 5 6 4 12 10 17 15 8 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W 1-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 6 3 20 337 195 142 1 9 149 89 60 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 1-1 New York Jets 3 23 12 222 186 36 3 22 402 248 154 1
3 Mon September 19 boxscore W 2-1 Indianapolis Colts 23 17 22 356 255 101 2 15 282 154 128 3
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 17 24 20 322 254 68 1 22 393 180 213
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23 9 15 299 131 168 1 13 183 94 89 5
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 3-3 Seattle Seahawks 10 16 21 334 174 160 4 14 227 101 126 1
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 4-3 Philadelphia Eagles 19 3 17 361 179 182 1 12 119 48 71 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 5-3 @ Phoenix Cardinals 29 21 21 369 301 68 4 27 330 161 169 4
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 6-3 Cincinnati Bengals 23 16 17 302 203 99 2 18 281 153 128
10 Mon November 7 boxscore L 6-4 @ Houston Oilers 17 24 15 253 209 44 1 18 330 182 148 1
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 6-5 @ Denver Broncos 7 30 15 227 140 87 4 27 335 215 120
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 7 11 262 192 70 18 285 167 118 4
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 8-5 @ Washington Redskins 17 13 25 324 166 158 1 11 227 124 103 2
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 9-5 Dallas Cowboys 24 21 16 302 275 27 1 22 410 247 163 1
15 Mon December 12 boxscore L 9-6 @ Miami Dolphins 31 38 22 353 266 87 3 35 497 404 93 4
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 10-6 Houston Oilers 28 23 25 388 310 78 4 18 317 280 37 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 24 boxscore L 10-7 Houston Oilers 23 24 19 260 192 68 2 19 334 205 129 3

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 25 QB 9 9 6-3-0 156 259 60.2 1890 10 3.9 7 2.7 77 7.3 6.9 12.1 210.0 84.3 25 172 6.05 5.64 8.8 3 3
10 Mike Pagel 28 qb 5 4 2-2-0 71 134 53.0 736 3 2.2 4 3.0 28 5.5 4.6 10.4 147.2 64.1 1 9 5.39 4.50 0.7
12 Don Strock 38 qb 4 2 2-0-0 55 91 60.4 736 6 6.6 5 5.5 41 8.1 6.9 13.4 184.0 85.2 4 26 7.47 6.37 4.2 1 1
18 Gary Danielson 37 qb 2 1 0-1-0 31 52 59.6 324 0 0.0 1 1.9 26 6.2 5.4 10.5 162.0 69.7 6 43 4.84 4.07 10.3 0 1
28 Herman Fontenot 25 rb 16 1 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 26.9 16 10-6-0 313 537 58.3 3686 19 3.5 17 3.2 77 6.9 6.1 11.8 230.4 77.9 36 250 6.00 5.32 6.3 4 5
Opp Total 16 245 474 51.7 3102 13 2.7 20 4.2 6.5 5.19 12.7 193.9 64.0 37 255 5.6 4.3 7.2

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
44 Earnest Byner 26 RB 16 16 157 576 3 27 3.7 36.0 9.8 59 576 9.8 2 39 3.7 36.0 1152 5 5
34 Kevin Mack 26 FB 11 11 123 485 3 65 3.9 44.1 11.2 11 87 7.9 0 25 1.0 7.9 572 3 5
42 Tim Manoa 24 rb 16 4 99 389 2 34 3.9 24.3 6.2 10 54 5.4 0 9 0.6 3.4 443 2 4
28 Herman Fontenot 25 rb 16 1 28 87 0 17 3.1 5.4 1.8 19 170 8.9 1 15 1.2 10.6 257 1 0
19 Bernie Kosar 25 QB 9 9 12 -1 1 13 -0.1 -0.1 1.3 -1 1 0
12 Don Strock 38 qb 4 2 6 -2 0 5 -0.3 -0.5 1.5 -2 0 4
18 Gary Danielson 37 qb 2 1 4 3 0 5 0.8 1.5 2.0 3 0 1
10 Mike Pagel 28 qb 5 4 4 1 0 5 0.3 0.2 0.8 1 0 0
43 Tony Baker 24 4 0 3 19 0 13 6.3 4.8 0.8 19 0 0
88 Reggie Langhorne 25 WR 16 16 2 26 1 20 13.0 1.6 0.1 57 780 13.7 7 77 3.6 48.8 806 8 3
9 Matt Bahr 32 K 16 0 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.5 0.1 -8 0 0
4 Max Runager 32 P 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
86 Brian Brennan 26 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 579 12.6 1 33 2.9 36.2 579 1 0
82 Ozzie Newsome 32 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 343 9.8 2 28 2.2 21.4 343 2 0
84 Webster Slaughter 24 WR 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 462 15.4 3 41 3.8 57.8 462 3 1
85 Clarence Weathers 26 wr 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 436 15.0 1 49 1.8 27.3 436 1 2
81 Derek Tennell 24 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 88 9.8 1 26 0.6 5.5 88 1 0
89 Gerald McNeil 26 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 74 14.8 0 23 0.3 4.6 74 0 3
83 Glen Young 28 KR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 34 17.0 0 25 0.1 2.3 34 0 0
77 Rickey Bolden 27 t 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 1 3 0.1 0.2 3 1 0
Team Total 26.9 16 440 1575 10 65 3.6 98.4 27.5 313 3686 11.8 19 77 19.6 230.4 5261 29 32
Opp Total 16 498 1920 13 3.9 120.0 31.1 245 2847 11.6 13 15.3 177.9 4767 26 23

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 26 PR 16 0 38 315 0 32 8.3 2 38 0 22 19.0 427
83 Glen Young 28 KR 15 0 29 635 0 34 21.9 669
28 Herman Fontenot 25 rb 16 1 21 435 0 84 20.7 692
85 Clarence Weathers 26 wr 16 6 2 10 0 9 5.0 446
36 Stephen Braggs 23 db 16 1 1 27 0 27 27.0 27
92 Michael Dean Perry 23 dt 16 2 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
81 Derek Tennell 24 te 16 3 1 11 0 11 11.0 99
Team Total 26.9 16 40 325 0 32 8.1 55 1159 0 84 21.1 6745
Opp Total 16 32 304 1 9.5 58 973 0 16.8

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
9 Matt Bahr 32 K 16 0 1 1 12 10 10 8 6 5 29 24 82.8% 33 32 97.0%
4 Max Runager 32 P 13 0 48 1935 52 2 40.3
11 Lee Johnson 27 p 3 0 17 643 61 0 37.8
Team Total 26.9 16 1 1 12 10 10 8 6 5 29 24 82.8% 33 32 97.0% 65 2578 61 2 39.7
Opp Total 16 34 26 76.5% 30 30 100.0% 69 2719 39.4

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
59 Mike Johnson 26 LILB 16 16 2 36 0 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 132 0
57 Clay Matthews* 32 ROLB 16 16 6.0 0 0 2 0 0 101 0
48 Brian Washington 23 SS 16 14 0.5 3 104 1 75 0 69 0
92 Michael Dean Perry 23 dt 16 2 6.0 2 0 2 10 1 25 0
51 Eddie Johnson 29 RILB 15 8 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
44 Earnest Byner 26 RB 16 16 0 5 2 0 0
22 Felix Wright 29 FS 16 16 5 126 0 53 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Kevin Mack 26 FB 11 11 0 5 1 0 0
12 Don Strock 38 qb 4 2 0 4 2 -2 0
72 Charles Buchanan 24 9 0 5.0 1
56 David Grayson 24 LOLB 16 14 5.0
91 Sam Clancy 30 LDE 16 12 4.5
23 Mark Harper 27 db 13 1 1.0 2 13 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Reggie Langhorne 25 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
42 Tim Manoa 24 rb 16 4 0 4 0 0 0
89 Gerald McNeil 26 PR 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
31 Frank Minnifield*+ 28 LCB 15 15 4 16 0 13 0
29 Hanford Dixon* 30 RCB 15 15 2 24 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Carl Hairston 36 RDE 14 13 3.0
35 Will Hill 25 db 16 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Bernie Kosar 25 QB 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
73 Gregg Rakoczy 23 C 16 16 0 2 0 -16 0
4 Max Runager 32 P 13 0 0 1 1 -16 0
85 Clarence Weathers 26 wr 16 6 0 2 0 0 0
18 Gary Danielson 37 qb 2 1 0 1 0 -4 0
95 Marlon Jones 24 de 16 1 1.0
10 Mike Pagel 28 qb 5 4 0 0 1 0 0
84 Webster Slaughter 24 WR 8 8 0 1 0 0 0
70 Larry Williams 25 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 36.0 20 319 1 75 0 3 32 23 -28 1 327 0 1
Opp Total 16 36 23 12

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 32 K 16 0 32 24 104
88 Reggie Langhorne 25 WR 16 16 1 7 8 48
44 Earnest Byner 26 RB 16 16 3 2 5 30
34 Kevin Mack 26 FB 11 11 3 3 18
84 Webster Slaughter 24 WR 8 8 3 3 18
28 Herman Fontenot 25 rb 16 1 1 1 2 12
42 Tim Manoa 24 rb 16 4 2 2 12
82 Ozzie Newsome 32 TE 16 14 2 2 12
77 Rickey Bolden 27 t 16 3 1 1 6
86 Brian Brennan 26 wr 16 1 1 1 6
19 Bernie Kosar 25 QB 9 9 1 1 6
31 Frank Minnifield*+ 28 LCB 15 15 1 1 6
92 Michael Dean Perry 23 dt 16 2 1 1 6
81 Derek Tennell 24 te 16 3 1 1 6
48 Brian Washington 23 SS 16 14 1 1 6
85 Clarence Weathers 26 wr 16 6 1 1 6
72 Charles Buchanan 24 9 0 1 2
Team Total 26.9 16 10 19 1 1 2 33 32 24 1 304
Opp Total 16 13 13 1 1 2 30 26 288