1989 Cleveland Browns season
|1989 Cleveland Browns season|
|Head coach||Bud Carson|
|General manager||Ernie Accorsi|
|Home field||Cleveland Municipal Stadium|
|Local radio||WWWE · WDOK|
|Division place||1st AFC Central|
|Playoff finish||Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills 34–30)
Lost Conference Championship (Broncos 21–37)
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, 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.
|1989 Cleveland Browns staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1989 Cleveland Browns roster|
|1||September 10, 1989||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 51–0||
|2||September 17, 1989||New York Jets||W 38–24||
|3||September 25, 1989||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 21–14||
|4||October 1, 1989||Denver Broncos||W 16–13||
|5||October 8, 1989||at Miami Dolphins||L 13–10||
|6||October 15, 1989||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 17–7||
|7||October 23, 1989||Chicago Bears||W 27–7||
|8||October 29, 1989||Houston Oilers||W 28–17||
|9||November 5, 1989||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 42–31||
|10||November 12, 1989||at Seattle Seahawks||W 17–7||
|11||November 19, 1989||Kansas City Chiefs||T 10–10||
|12||November 23, 1989||at Detroit Lions||L 13–10||
|13||December 3, 1989||Cincinnati Bengals||L 21–0||
|14||December 10, 1989||at Indianapolis Colts||L 23–17||
|15||December 17, 1989||Minnesota Vikings||W 23–17||
|16||December 23, 1989||at Houston Oilers||W 24–20||
As of February 2017, the 1989 season marks the last time that the Browns have won a division title. The 27 season drought without a division title is the longest active drought in the NFL.
|Divisional||January 6, 1990||Buffalo Bills||W 34–30||
|Conference Championship||January 14, 1990||at Denver Broncos||L 21–37||
- The 1990 Conference Championship game between the Browns and the Broncos marked the third time in four years that John Elway defeated Bernie Kosar and the Browns in the AFC championship game.
- The Browns had previously reached the AFC Championship game following the 1986 and 1987 seasons.
- "All-Time Assistant Coaches". ClevelandBrowns.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved February 6, 2009.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-01.
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