1989 Cleveland Browns season

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1989 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Bud Carson
General manager Ernie Accorsi
Owner Art Modell
Home field Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Local radio WDOK · WWWE
Results
Record 9–6–1
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost AFC Conference Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1988 1990

The 1989 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 40th season with the National Football League.

It was the Browns' first season with head coach Bud Carson, who had been the defensive coordinator of the New York Jets the previous season. The Browns reached their third AFC Championship Game in four seasons,[1] and for the third time lost to the Denver Broncos.

It would be the Browns's fifth consecutive season making the playoffs, but it would be their last playoff season until 1994.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1989 Cleveland Browns staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Marc Trestman
  • Running Backs – George Sefcik
  • Receivers – Richard Mann
  • Special Assistant-Offense/Tight Ends – Lionel Taylor
  • Offensive Line – Hal Hunter
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Paul Lanham

Strength and conditioning

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 10, 1989 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 51–0
57,928
2 September 17, 1989 New York Jets W 38–24
73,516
3 September 25, 1989 at Cincinnati Bengals L 21–14
55,996
4 October 1, 1989 Denver Broncos W 16–13
78,637
5 October 8, 1989 at Miami Dolphins L 13–10
58,444
6 October 15, 1989 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–7
78,840
7 October 23, 1989 Chicago Bears W 27–7
78,722
8 October 29, 1989 Houston Oilers W 28–17
78,765
9 November 5, 1989 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 42–31
69,162
10 November 12, 1989 at Seattle Seahawks W 17–7
58,978
11 November 19, 1989 Kansas City Chiefs T 10–10
77,922
12 November 23, 1989 at Detroit Lions L 13–10
65,624
13 December 3, 1989 Cincinnati Bengals L 21–0
76,236
14 December 10, 1989 at Indianapolis Colts L 23–17
58,550
15 December 17, 1989 Minnesota Vikings W 23–17
70,777
16 December 23, 1989 at Houston Oilers W 24–20
58,852

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Browns 17 13 14 7 51
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 6, 1990 Buffalo Bills W 34–30
77,706
Conference Championship January 14, 1990 at Denver Broncos L 21–37
76,005

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Cleveland Browns(2) 9 6 1 .594 3–3 6–5–1 334 254
Houston Oilers(4) 9 7 0 .563 3–3 6–6 365 412
Pittsburgh Steelers(5) 9 7 0 .563 1–5 6–6 265 326
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 5–1 6–6 404 285

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Browns had previously reached the AFC Championship game following the 1986 and 1987 seasons.
  2. ^ "All-Time Assistant Coaches". ClevelandBrowns.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-01.