1993 Cleveland Browns season

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1993 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Bill Belichick
Owner Art Modell
Home field Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Local radio WHK · WMMS
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1993 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 44th season with the National Football League. This season was notable for coach Bill Belichick deciding to bench, and then ultimately release, longtime starting quarterback Bernie Kosar in favor of Vinny Testaverde. Kosar would resurface during the season with the Dallas Cowboys, when he would be part of the eventual Super Bowl champions as a fill-in for injured quarterback Troy Aikman. The Browns get off to a 5-2 start despite the Quarterback Controversy. Prior to the start of the season the Browns signed Free Agent Quarterback Vinny Testaverde. Originally Testaverde was supposed to back-up his former University of Miami teammate Bernie Kosar. However, when Testaverde performed better when given the opportunity to play some felt there should be a change at the Quarterback position. However, the Browns would go beyond that by unceremoniously releasing Kosar in the middle of the season. The Browns would go on to lose their next four games and seven of their last nine games to finish with a 7-9 record.

NFL Draft[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1993 Cleveland Browns staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Simmons

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–14
75,508
2 September 12, 1993 San Francisco 49ers W 23–13
78,218
3 September 19, 1993 at Los Angeles Raiders W 19–16
48,617
4 September 26, 1993 at Indianapolis Colts L 23–10
59,654
5 October 10, 1993 Miami Dolphins L 24–14
78,138
6 October 17, 1993 at Cincinnati Bengals W 28–17
55,647
7 October 24, 1993 Pittsburgh Steelers W 28–23
78,118
8 November 7, 1993 Denver Broncos L 29–14
77,818
9 November 14, 1993 at Seattle Seahawks L 22–5
54,622
10 November 21, 1993 Houston Oilers L 27–20
71,668
11 November 28, 1993 at Atlanta Falcons L 14–17
54,510
12 December 5, 1993 New Orleans Saints W 17–13
60,388
13 December 12, 1993 at Houston Oilers L 19–17
58,720
14 December 19, 1993 New England Patriots L 20–17
48,618
15 December 26, 1993 at Los Angeles Rams W 42–14
34,155
16 January 2, 1994 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–9
49,208

Game summaries[edit]

Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 6 3 23
• Browns 0 14 7 7 28

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Week 13: at Atlanta[edit]

Week 13: Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 7 7 14
Falcons 10 7 0 0 17

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 54,510
  • TV announcers (NBC): Drew Goodman (play–by–play) and Beasley Reece (color commentator)
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Game information

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Houston Oilers 12 4 0 .750 368 238 W11
(6) Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 308 281 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 304 307 L1
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 187 319 L1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/history/draft-history/1990s.html
  2. ^ "All-Time Assistant Coaches". ClevelandBrowns.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Mar-27.