1984 Cleveland Browns season

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1984 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Sam Rutigliano
Marty Schottenheimer
Owner Art Modell
Home field Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Results
Record 5–11–0
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
AFC-Throwback1984-Uniform-CLE.PNG

The 1984 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 35th season with the National Football League. At the season's mid-way point, head coach Sam Rutigliano was fired after starting 1–7. He was replaced by defensive coordinator Marty Schottenheimer, who went 4–4 to finish the season. (Schottenheimer would coach the Browns until 1988, guiding the Browns to a .620 winning percentage in his tenure with the team.)

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1984 Cleveland Browns staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1984 at Seattle Seahawks L 33–0
59,540
2 September 9, 1984 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–17
43,043
3 September 16, 1984 Denver Broncos L 24–14
61,980
4 September 23, 1984 Pittsburgh Steelers W 20–10
77,312
5 September 30, 1984 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–6
40,785
6 October 7, 1984 New England Patriots L 17–16
53,036
7 October 14, 1984 New York Jets L 24–20
55,673
8 October 21, 1984 at Cincinnati Bengals L 12–9
50,667
9 October 28, 1984 New Orleans Saints L 16–14
52,489
10 November 4, 1984 at Buffalo Bills W 13–10
33,343
11 November 11, 1984 San Francisco 49ers L 41–7
60,092
12 November 18, 1984 at Atlanta Falcons W 23–7
28,280
13 November 25, 1984 Houston Oilers W 27–10
46,077
14 December 2, 1984 Cincinnati Bengals L 20–17
51,774
15 December 9, 1984 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–20
55,825
16 December 16, 1984 at Houston Oilers W 27–20
33,676

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 9 7 0 .563 5–1 6–6 387 310 W2
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 339 339 W4
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 250 297 W1
Houston Oilers 3 13 0 .188 1–5 3–9 240 437 L2

Game Summaries[edit]

Week 12: at Atlanta[edit]

Week 12: Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 10 3 0 10 23
Falcons 7 0 0 0 7

at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, GA

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 55°F, relative humidity 50%, round (wind) 12 MPH
  • Game attendance: 28,280
  • TV announcers (NBC): Gary Gerould (play–by–play) and Reggie Rucker (color commentator)
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Game information
First Quarter
  • ATL (4:13) – Bailey 20 yard pass from Bartkowski (Luckhurst kick)
    Falcons 7, Browns 0
  • CLE (11:35) – Davis 33 yard pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
    Browns 7, Falcons 7
  • CLE (14:26) – Bahr 27 yard field goal
    Browns 10, Falcons 7
Second Quarter
  • CLE (6:51) – Bahr 46 yard field goal
    Browns 13, Falcons 7
Third Quarter

No scoring

Fourth Quarter
  • CLE (1:49) – Newsome 16 yard pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
    Browns 20, Falcons 7
  • CLE (9:26) – Bahr 20 yard field goal
    Browns 23, Falcons 7
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Turnovers
  • CLE – 2
  • ATL – 4

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