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1989 Cleveland Browns

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9-6-1, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.4, Offense: -0.2, Defense: 4.6, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (20.9/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 254 points (15.9/g), 4th.
 Differential of 80 points (5.0/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 10.5-5.5.

Coach: Bud Carson (9-6-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Marc Trestman
 Defensive Coordinator: Dan Radakovich

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
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 334 5042 1011 5.0 30 15 23 285 309 529 3433 20 15 6.1 161 448 1609 14 3.6 101
Team Defense 254 4831 1031 4.7 38 11 22 276 269 540 3161 20 27 5.4 161 446 1670 8 3.7 93
Lg Rank Offense 14 16 5 15 20 10 11 16 5 13 18 21 12 24
Lg Rank Defense 4 7 8 24 6 21 9 13 2 6 10 10 2 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 10 boxscore W 1-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 51 0 19 357 205 152 5 53 17 36 8
2 Sun September 17 boxscore W 2-0 New York Jets 38 24 18 277 192 85 1 21 382 246 136 4
3 Mon September 25 boxscore L 2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 14 21 16 267 175 92 21 371 184 187 1
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-1 Denver Broncos 16 13 16 296 201 95 1 10 241 161 80 3
5 Sun October 8 boxscore L OT 3-2 @ Miami Dolphins 10 13 19 330 189 141 2 18 304 234 70 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 17 17 260 153 107 7 16 231 138 93 2
7 Mon October 23 boxscore W 4-3 Chicago Bears 27 7 17 326 273 53 16 301 152 149 1
8 Sun October 29 boxscore W 5-3 Houston Oilers 28 17 18 383 280 103 2 17 299 210 89
9 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42 31 18 271 157 114 24 398 349 49 4
10 Sun November 12 boxscore W 7-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 17 7 20 277 138 139 14 180 134 46 3
11 Sun November 19 boxscore T OT 7-3-1 Kansas City Chiefs 10 10 17 261 183 78 5 17 307 188 119 3
12 Thu November 23 boxscore L 7-4-1 @ Detroit Lions 10 13 14 359 289 70 2 15 271 125 146 1
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 7-5-1 Cincinnati Bengals 0 21 15 264 176 88 3 16 298 197 101 3
14 Sun December 10 boxscore L OT 7-6-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 17 23 24 470 347 123 4 19 396 251 145 1
15 Sun December 17 boxscore W OT 8-6-1 Minnesota Vikings 23 17 16 320 256 64 2 19 316 194 122 1
16 Sat December 23 boxscore W 9-6-1 @ Houston Oilers 24 20 21 324 219 105 1 28 483 381 102 2
Playoffs
Division Sat January 6 boxscore W 10-6-1 Buffalo Bills 34 30 18 325 235 90 1 24 453 404 49 3
ConfChamp Sun January 14 boxscore L 10-7-1 @ Denver Broncos 21 37 14 256 190 66 3 22 497 377 120 2

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 26 QB 16 16 9-6-1 303 513 59.1 3533 18 3.5 14 2.7 97 6.9 6.4 11.7 220.8 80.3 34 192 6.11 5.61 6.2 2 3
10 Mike Pagel 29 16 0 5 14 35.7 60 1 7.1 1 7.1 18 4.3 2.5 12.0 3.8 43.8 0 0 4.29 2.50 0.0 0 1
21 Eric Metcalf 21 KR/RB 16 11 1 2 50.0 32 1 50.0 0 0.0 32 16.0 26.0 32.0 2.0 135.4 0 0 16.00 26.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 9-6-1 309 529 58.4 3625 20 3.8 15 2.8 97 6.9 6.3 11.7 226.6 80.1 34 192 6.10 5.61 6.0 2 4
Opp Total 16 269 540 49.8 3520 20 3.7 27 5.0 6.5 5.01 13.1 220.0 62.3 45 359 5.4 4.0 7.7

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
21 Eric Metcalf 21 KR/RB 16 11 187 633 6 43 3.4 39.6 11.7 54 397 7.4 4 68 3.4 24.8 1030 10 5
42 Tim Manoa 25 FB 16 15 87 289 3 22 3.3 18.1 5.4 27 241 8.9 2 32 1.7 15.1 530 5 2
26 Keith Jones 23 rb 16 2 43 160 1 15 3.7 10.0 2.7 15 126 8.4 0 36 0.9 7.9 286 1 1
35 Barry Redden 29 rb 16 1 40 180 1 38 4.5 11.3 2.5 6 34 5.7 0 8 0.4 2.1 214 1 2
34 Kevin Mack 27 rb 4 1 37 130 1 12 3.5 32.5 9.3 2 7 3.5 0 4 0.5 1.8 137 1 1
19 Bernie Kosar 26 QB 16 16 30 70 1 23 2.3 4.4 1.9 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7 0.1 -0.4 63 1 2
33 Mike Oliphant 26 14 0 15 97 1 21 6.5 6.9 1.1 3 22 7.3 0 9 0.2 1.6 119 1 3
88 Reggie Langhorne 26 WR 16 15 5 19 0 18 3.8 1.2 0.3 60 749 12.5 2 62 3.8 46.8 768 2 3
89 Gerald McNeil 27 PR 16 0 2 32 0 18 16.0 2.0 0.1 10 114 11.4 0 32 0.6 7.1 146 0 0
10 Mike Pagel 29 16 0 2 -1 0 4 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
84 Webster Slaughter* 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 65 1236 19.0 6 97 4.1 77.3 1236 6 2
82 Ozzie Newsome 33 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 324 11.2 1 31 1.8 20.3 324 1 0
86 Brian Brennan 27 wr 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 289 10.3 0 38 2.0 20.6 289 0 1
85 Lawyer Tillman 23 wr 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 70 11.7 2 19 0.4 5.0 70 2 0
87 Ron Middleton 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 1 5 0.1 0.6 5 1 0
81 Derek Tennell 25 te 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.1 0.3 4 1 0
50 Van Waiters 24 rolb 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 1 14 0.1 0.9 14 1 0
Team Total 26.5 16 448 1609 14 43 3.6 100.6 28.0 309 3625 11.7 20 97 19.3 226.6 5234 34 23
Opp Total 16 446 1670 8 3.7 104.4 27.9 269 3161 11.8 20 16.8 197.6 4831 28 32

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 27 PR 16 0 49 496 0 49 10.1 4 61 0 21 15.3 703
21 Eric Metcalf 21 KR/RB 16 11 31 718 0 49 23.2 1748
33 Mike Oliphant 26 14 0 5 69 0 28 13.8 188
26 Keith Jones 23 rb 16 2 4 42 0 25 10.5 328
36 Stephen Braggs 24 7 0 2 20 0 18 10.0 20
35 Barry Redden 29 rb 16 1 2 2 0 2 1.0 216
51 Eddie Johnson 30 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
80 Vernon Joines 24 4 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 26.5 16 49 496 0 49 10.1 50 932 0 49 18.6 6662
Opp Total 16 49 418 0 8.5 58 1175 0 20.3

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
15 Bryan Wagner 27 P 16 0 97 3817 60 0 39.4
9 Matt Bahr 33 K 16 0 5 5 8 6 9 4 2 1 24 16 66.7% 40 40 100.0%
Team Total 26.5 16 5 5 8 6 9 4 2 1 24 16 66.7% 40 40 100.0% 97 3817 60 0 39.4
Opp Total 16 28 15 53.6% 29 29 100.0% 94 3798 40.4

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* 27 MLB 16 16 1.0 3 43 0 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 133 0
57 Clay Matthews* 33 LLB 16 16 4.0 1 25 0 25 0 3 1 2 -2 1 113 0
92 Michael Dean Perry*+ 24 RDT 16 16 7.0 2 0 2 0 0 92 0
22 Felix Wright 30 SS 16 16 9 91 1 27 0
60 Al Baker 33 LDE 16 16 7.5
78 Carl Hairston 37 LDT 16 16 6.5
97 Robert Banks 26 RDE 15 15 4.0 0 0 2 0 0
30 Thane Gash 24 FS 16 15 2.0 3 65 2 36 0 0 0 1 15 0
56 David Grayson 25 RLB 10 10 1.0 2 25 1 14 0 0 0 2 31 1
23 Mark Harper 28 db 16 2 1.0 3 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Eric Metcalf 21 KR/RB 16 11 0 5 0 0 0
24 Anthony Blaylock 24 db 16 1 4.0
19 Bernie Kosar 26 QB 16 16 0 2 2 -1 0
31 Frank Minnifield* 29 LCB 16 16 3 29 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Reggie Langhorne 26 WR 16 15 0 3 0 0 0
33 Mike Oliphant 26 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
96 Andrew Stewart 24 16 0 3.0
86 Brian Brennan 27 wr 14 2 0 1 1 0 0
71 Tom Gibson 26 de 16 1 2.0
26 Keith Jones 23 rb 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
42 Tim Manoa 25 FB 16 15 0 2 0 0 0
35 Barry Redden 29 rb 16 1 0 2 0 0 0
84 Webster Slaughter* 25 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
68 Ted Banker 28 LG 16 16 0 0 1 -1 0
58 Clifford Charlton 24 15 0 1.0
29 Hanford Dixon 31 RCB 15 15 1 2 0 2 0
74 Paul Farren 29 LT 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
66 Tony Jones 23 t 9 3 0 0 1 0 0
40 Kyle Kramer 22 14 0 1 12 0 12 0
49 Robert Lyons 23 9 0 1 0 0 0 0
34 Kevin Mack 27 rb 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
75 Chris Pike 25 12 0 1.0
Team Total 26.5 16 45.0 27 300 4 36 0 8 23 18 42 2 338 0
Opp Total 16 34 32 21

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 33 K 16 0 40 16 88
21 Eric Metcalf 21 KR/RB 16 11 6 4 10 60
84 Webster Slaughter* 25 WR 16 16 6 6 36
42 Tim Manoa 25 FB 16 15 3 2 5 30
85 Lawyer Tillman 23 wr 14 1 2 1 3 18
30 Thane Gash 24 FS 16 15 2 2 12
56 David Grayson 25 RLB 10 10 1 1 2 12
88 Reggie Langhorne 26 WR 16 15 2 2 12
26 Keith Jones 23 rb 16 2 1 1 6
19 Bernie Kosar 26 QB 16 16 1 1 6
34 Kevin Mack 27 rb 4 1 1 1 6
57 Clay Matthews* 33 LLB 16 16 1 1 6
87 Ron Middleton 24 9 0 1 1 6
82 Ozzie Newsome 33 TE 16 13 1 1 6
33 Mike Oliphant 26 14 0 1 1 6
35 Barry Redden 29 rb 16 1 1 1 6
81 Derek Tennell 25 te 14 3 1 1 6
50 Van Waiters 24 rolb 16 5 1 1 6
22 Felix Wright 30 SS 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 14 20 2 4 1 41 40 16 334
Opp Total 16 8 20 1 1 29 15 254