2007 Cleveland Browns season

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2007 Cleveland Browns season
Head coachRomeo Crennel
General managerPhil Savage
Home fieldCleveland Browns Stadium
Local radioWTAM · WMMS
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd AFC North
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersT Joe Thomas
TE Kellen Winslow II
QB Derek Anderson
WR Braylon Edwards
KR Joshua Cribbs
LS Ryan Pontbriand
Uniform
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Jamal Lewis rushes during Cleveland's 33-30 OT win at Baltimore, week 11

The 2007 Cleveland Browns season was the franchise's 59th season as a professional sports franchise and it 55th season as a member of the National Football League. The season began with the Browns attempting to improve upon their 4–12 record from the 2006 season, in which the team finished in fourth place in the AFC North. The Browns also attempted to overcome the many injuries that plagued the team throughout the 2006 season. The Browns remained under the supervision of head coach Romeo Crennel and they played all of their home games in Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.

During the 2007 NFL Draft, the Browns selected Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas with the third overall selection.[1] The Browns were also able to draft Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn with the 22nd overall selection,[2] after completing a trade with the Dallas Cowboys,[2] which saw the Browns send their second-round pick in the 2007 draft, along with their first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, to the Cowboys for their first-round selection at number 22.[2] The Browns completed their first-day draft by selecting UNLV cornerback Eric Wright,[3] following another trade with Dallas,[3] which saw the Browns giving up their third- and fourth-round picks in the 2007 draft and swapping sixth-round picks with the Cowboys.[3]

During the off-season, the Browns signed key free agents Eric Steinbach (Cincinnati, offensive guard),[4][5] Jamal Lewis (Baltimore, running back),[6] and Robaire Smith (Tennessee, defensive end).[7]

The Browns ultimately finished the season with a 10–6 record but nevertheless failed to qualify for the playoffs. They were beaten for the division title on a tiebreaker by the Pittsburgh Steelers and lost another tiebreaker for a wildcard berth to the Tennessee Titans. As of the 2018 NFL season, this remains the best record and the last winning season the Browns have had since returning to the NFL in 1999.

Off-season[edit]

Coaching staff changes[edit]

The Cleveland Browns’ offense was marred by bad play-calling throughout the early stages of the 2006 season, forcing the resignation of the team's offensive coordinator, Maurice Carthon, on October 24, 2006.[8] Following Carthon's resignation, head coach Romeo Crennel hired assistant head coach and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson as the team's offensive coordinator for the remainder of the 2006 season.[9] However, the Browns lost Davidson to the Carolina Panthers, where he was hired to serve as the Panthers’ offensive coordinator.[10] Because of Davidson's hiring in Carolina, the Browns hired Rob Chudzinski as the team's new offensive coordinator.[11] The team has also hired Ted Daisher as the team's new special teams coordinator.[12]

Other coaching staff changes made by the Browns in the 2007 off-season include the hiring of Steve Marshall as the offensive line coach;[13] Tom Myslinski as the strength-and-conditioning coach;[13] Alan DeGennaro as the assistant strength-and-conditioning coach;[13] Dave Atkins as the senior offensive assistant coach;[14] Anthony Lynn as the running backs coach;[14] Rip Scherer as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach;[14] and Alfredo Roberts as the tight ends coach.[15]

On June 14, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's contract was extended by two years, allowing him to remain with the Browns through the 2009 season.[16]

Roster changes[edit]

The Cleveland Browns had one of the busiest off-seasons in terms of movement in the NFL. Beginning on March 3, 2007, the Browns signed former Cincinnati Bengals offensive guard Eric Steinbach to a seven-year contract[4][5] and former Houston Texans outside linebacker Antwan Peek to a three-year contract;[17] the team also resigned center Hank Fraley to a four-year contract,[18] fearing that center LeCharles Bentley's 2006 season-ending knee injury may also be a career-ending injury.

The following day, March 4, the Browns signed former Washington Redskins cornerback Kenny Wright to a three-year contract.[19] One day later, on March 5, the Browns lost wide receiver and punt returner Dennis Northcutt to the Jacksonville Jaguars under the terms of a five-year contract.[20]

On March 8, the team signed former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis to a one-year contract,[6] bolstering the team's lackluster running game. Because of Lewis’ signing, running back Reuben Droughns had been made expendable,[21] and was subsequently traded to the New York Giants for wide receiver Tim Carter on March 9.[22]

Also on March 9, the Browns terminated the contract of veteran cornerback Daylon McCutcheon,[23] citing that he failed a physical, and lost safety Brian Russell to the Seattle Seahawks,[24] though the terms of Russell's deal were not disclosed.

Nearly a week later, on March 14, the Browns terminated the contract of fullback Terrelle Smith, prior to having to pay Smith a due roster bonus;[25][26] the team also signed former Miami Dolphins offensive guard Seth McKinney to a one-year contract[26][27] and former Tennessee Titans defensive end Robaire Smith to a four-year contract.[7] On March 16, the Browns signed former Bengals defensive tackle Shaun Smith to a four-year contract.[28] Four days later, on March 20, the team re-signed offensive guard Lennie Friedman to a one-year contract;[29] the team also lost defensive end Alvin McKinley to the Denver Broncos.[30]

On March 29, it was revealed that Browns general manager Phil Savage entered into talks with Kansas City Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson regarding their veteran quarterback, Trent Green.[31] However, Green was instead traded to the Miami Dolphins.[32]

On April 2, the team signed former San Francisco 49ers safety Mike Adams to a two-year contract.[33] On April 14, the Browns re-signed veteran tight end Steve Heiden to a four-year contract extension,[34] though terms of his deal were not disclosed. On April 16, the Browns signed former Ravens fullback Alan Ricard to a one-year contract,[35] though terms of his deal were not disclosed; the team also formally announced the signing of former San Diego Chargers tight end Ryan Krause, though the date he was signed and the terms of his deal were not disclosed.[35] On April 19, the Browns re-signed defensive tackle Ethan Kelley to the terms of a one-year contract.[36]

On April 25, the Browns resigned free agents Simon Fraser and Mason Unck each to one-year contracts.[37] On April 27, the Browns resigned free agent offensive lineman Nat Dorsey to a one-year contract.[38] On May 2, the team waived offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi.[39] Following his release, Andruzzi was hospitalized with lymphoma.[40] The Browns release a statement wishing Andruzzi well,[41] though it is not known whether his ailment is the reason the Browns released Andruzzi.

On May 3, the Browns announced the signings of nine undrafted free agents.[42] Those players are: Jesse Ainsworth, a placekicker from Arizona State;[42] Charles Ali, a fullback from Arkansas (Pine Bluff);[42] Mike Alston, a linebacker from Toledo;[42] Rick Drushal, an offensive lineman from Wooster;[42] Hunter Funtaine, a linebacker from Vanderbilt;[42] Mike Mason, a wide receiver from Tennessee State;[42] Tyrone Moss, a halfback from Miami (Florida);[42] Brent Pousson, an offensive lineman from McNeese State;[42] and Scott Stephenson, an offensive lineman from Iowa State.[42] The team also signed three try-out rookies on May 8, signing linebacker Kevin Sears, offensive lineman Cliff Louis and running back Jerome Jackson.[43]

On June 17, the Browns waived cornerback Antonio Perkins, fullback Alan Ricard, and offensive linemen Brent Pousson and Scott Stephenson.[44] On June 26, the team waived safety Ben Emanuel and claimed former Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide receiver Efrem Hill from waivers.[45]

2007 NFL Draft[edit]

Prior to the 2007 NFL Draft, the Browns were set to utilize either the third pick or fourth pick of the first round.[46] This discrepancy was because the Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had similar records and strength-of-schedule averages.[47] After the coin toss, it was determined that the Browns will use the third pick of the draft.[48] The 2007 NFL Draft was held on April 28 and 29, 2007 in New York City.[47]

Draft Player name Position College Height Weight
Rnd Pick
1 3 Joe Thomas Offensive tackle Wisconsin 6 ft 6 in 313 lbs
22 Brady Quinn Quarterback Notre Dame 6 ft 3 in 226 lbs
2 53 Eric Wright Cornerback UNLV 5 ft 11 in 190 lbs
5 140 Brandon McDonald Cornerback Memphis 5 ft 11 in 181 lbs
6 200 Melila Purcell Defensive end Hawaii 6 ft 5 in 269 lbs
7 213 Chase Pittman Defensive end LSU 6 ft 5 in 273 lbs
234 Syndric Steptoe Wide receiver Arizona 5 ft 9 in 182 lbs

The Browns selected Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas with the third overall pick of the draft.[1] However, the Browns selected Quinn with the 22nd selection of the draft,[2] following a trade with the Dallas Cowboys,[2] which saw the Browns send their second-round pick of the 2007 draft and their first-round pick of the 2008 NFL Draft to the Cowboys for their first-round pick at number 22.[2] During the second round of the draft, the Browns made another trade with the Cowboys,[3] this time using the selection to pick UNLV cornerback Eric Wright.[3] The Browns gave up their third- and fourth-round picks of the draft, and swapped their sixth-round pick with the Cowboys.[3]

On the second day of the draft, the Browns looked to fill holes left by departing players through free agency. In the fifth round, the Browns drafted Memphis cornerback Brandon McDonald;[49] in the sixth round, the Browns drafted Hawaii defensive end Melila Purcell;[50] and in the seventh round, the Browns drafted LSU defensive end Chase Pittman[51] and Arizona wide receiver Syndric Steptoe.[51]

On July 18, the Browns signed the first of their seven draft picks, signing Pittman to a four-year contract.[52] On July 22, the Browns signed three more draft picks, this time signing McDonald, Purcell and Steptoe each to four-year contracts.[53] Steptoe is likely to compete to be the team's starting punt-returner heading into the 2007 season.[51] On July 26, the Browns signed Thomas to a six-year contract (voidable after five years)[54] and Wright to a four-year contract.[54] Thomas and Wright will look to battle to become the starters at left tackle and cornerback respectively.[54]

Until August 7, the Browns and Brady Quinn could not agree on a contract, and the quarterback missed nearly two weeks of training camp. The parties then agreed, in principle,[55] to a contract. Hours later, the team and Quinn finalized the contract, and Quinn signed with the team under the terms of a five-year contract.[55] The contract is worth $20 million.[56]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Cleveland Browns 2007 coaching staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2007 Cleveland Browns final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
54 Active, 12 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 11 Kansas City Chiefs W 16–12 1–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
2 August 18 Detroit Lions L 20–23 1–1 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
3 August 25 at Denver Broncos W 31–7 3–1 Invesco Field at Mile High Recap
4 August 30 at Chicago Bears W 19–9 3–1 Soldier Field Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–34 0–1 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
2 September 16 Cincinnati Bengals W 51–45 1–1 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
3 September 23 at Oakland Raiders L 24–26 1–2 McAfee Coliseum Recap
4 September 30 Baltimore Ravens W 27–13 2–2 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
5 October 7 at New England Patriots L 17–34 2–3 Gillette Stadium Recap
6 October 14 Miami Dolphins W 41–31 3–3 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
7 Bye
8 October 28 at St. Louis Rams W 27–20 4–3 Edward Jones Dome Recap
9 November 4 Seattle Seahawks W 33–30 5–3 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
10 November 11 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–31 5–4 Heinz Field Recap
11 November 18 at Baltimore Ravens W 33–30 6–4 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
12 November 25 Houston Texans W 27–17 7–4 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
13 December 2 at Arizona Cardinals L 21–27 7–5 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
14 December 9 at New York Jets W 24–18 8–5 Giants Stadium Recap
15 December 16 Buffalo Bills W 8–0 9–5 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
16 December 23 at Cincinnati Bengals L 14–19 9–6 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
17 December 30 San Francisco 49ers W 20–7 10–6 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap

Standings[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Pittsburgh Steelers 10 6 0 .625 5–1 7–5 393 269 L1
Cleveland Browns 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 402 382 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 380 385 W2
Baltimore Ravens 5 11 0 .313 1–5 2–10 275 384 W1

Regular season week-by-week results[edit]

Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

1 2 34Total
Steelers 17 0 14334
Browns 0 0 707

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Week 2: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 34Total
Bengals 7 14 17745
Browns 6 21 141051

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio


Scoring drives[edit]

  • First quarter
  • Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 4:28 TOP
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 39 yards, 7–3 CIN
  • Drive: 7 plays, 15 yards, 2:59 TOP
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 39 yards, 7–6 CIN
  • Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 3:24 TOP
  • Second quarter
  • Drive: 7 plays, 49 yards, 3:40 TOP
    • CIN – TD: Houshmandzadeh 23-yard pass from Palmer (Graham kick), 14–13 CIN
  • Drive: 7 plays, 67 yards, 3:23 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Jurevicius 9-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 20–14 CLE
  • Drive: 3 plays, 11 yards, 1:01 TOP
    • CIN – TD: C. Johnson 22-yard pass from Palmer (Graham kick), 21–20 CIN
  • Drive: 7 plays, 88 yards, 3:26 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Winslow 25-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 27–21 CLE
  • Drive: 5 plays, 88 yards, 2:00 TOP
  • Third quarter
    • CIN – FG: Graham 20 yards, 27–24 CLE
  • Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards, 2:45 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Edwards 34-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 34–24 CLE
  • Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards, 3:52 TOP
    • CIN – TD: C. Johnson 14-yard pass from Palmer (Graham kick), 34–31 CLE
  • Drive: 4 plays, 34 yards, 2:06 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Lewis 66-yard run (Dawson kick), 41–31 CLE
  • Drive: 1 play, 66 yards, 0:17 TOP
    • CIN – TD: Houshmandzadeh 5-yard pass from Palmer (Graham kick), 41–38 CLE
  • Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 5:05 TOP
  • Fourth quarter
    • CLE – TD: Edwards 37-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 48–38 CLE
  • Drive: 5 plays, 92 yards, 3:08 TOP
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 18 yards, 51–38 CLE
  • Drive: 6 plays, 69 yards, 2:45 TOP
    • CIN – TD: Holt 7-yard pass from Palmer (Graham kick), 51–45 CLE
  • Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 2:05 TOP

Week 3: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

1 2 34Total
Browns 0 10 7724
Raiders 3 13 7326

at McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California

Scoring drives[edit]

  • First quarter
  • Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 5:34 TOP
  • Second quarter
    • OAK – FG: Janikowski 22 yards, 6–0 OAK
  • Drive: 6 plays, 20 yards, 2:35 TOP
    • OAK – TD: Curry 41-yard pass from McCown (Janikowski kick), 13–0 OAK
  • Drive: 8 plays, 93 yards, 4:03 TOP
    • OAK – FG: Janikowski 23 yards, 16–0 OAK
  • Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:37 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Cribbs 99-yard kickoff return (Dawson kick), 16–7 OAK
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 23 yards, 16–10 OAK
  • Drive: 8 plays, 24 yards, 1:28 TOP
  • Third quarter
  • Drive: 4 plays, 52 yards, 1:22 TOP
    • OAK – TD: Jordan 1-yard run (Janikowski kick), 23–17 OAK
  • Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, 9:06 TOP
  • Fourth quarter
    • OAK – FG: Janikowski 48 yards, 26–17 OAK
  • Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 5:58 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Anderson 1-yard run (Dawson kick), 26–24 OAK
  • Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:38 TOP

Week 4: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 6 0713
Browns 14 10 3027

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio


Scoring drives[edit]

  • First quarter
  • Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 5:14 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Edwards 78-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 14–0 CLE
  • Drive: 1 play, 78 yards, 0:08 TOP
  • Second quarter
    • BAL – FG: Stover 21 yards, 14–3 CLE
  • Drive: 6 plays, 21 yards, 2:27 TOP
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 41 yards, 17–3 CLE
  • Drive: 8 plays, 49 yards, 3:28 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Lewis 1-yard run (Dawson kick), 24–3 CLE
  • Drive: 8 plays, 31 yards, 4:18 TOP
    • BAL – FG: Stover 29 yards, 24–6 CLE
  • Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 4:00 TOP
  • Third quarter
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 20 yards, 27–6 CLE
  • Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards, 4:37 TOP
  • Fourth quarter
  • Drive: 13 plays, 85 yards, 6:27 TOP

Week 5: at New England Patriots[edit]

1 2 34Total
Browns 0 0 31417
Patriots 10 10 01434

at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts

Scoring drives[edit]

  • First quarter
  • Drive: 14 plays, 78 yards, 6:59 TOP
  • Drive: 1 play, 34 yards, 0:11 TOP
  • Second quarter
    • NE – FG: Gostkowski 25 yards, 13–0 NE
  • Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 4:17 TOP
    • NE – TD: Watson 7-yard pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 20–0 NE
  • Drive: 3 plays, 25 yards, 0:46 TOP
  • Third quarter
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 42 yards, 20–3 NE
  • Drive: 8 plays, 56 yards, 3:28 TOP
  • Fourth quarter
    • CLE – TD: Carter 21-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 20–10 NE
  • Drive: 7 plays, 55 yards, 3:50 TOP
    • NE – TD: Watson 25-yard pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 27–10 NE
  • Drive: 9 plays, 71 yards, 4:30 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Winslow 14-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 27–17 NE
  • Drive: 2 plays, 35 yards, 0:48 TOP
    • NE – TD: Gay 15-yard fumble return (Gostkowski kick), 34–17 NE

Week 6: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

1 2 34Total
Dolphins 3 7 14731
Browns 14 13 01441

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring Drives[edit]

  • First quarter
  • Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards, 2:14 TOP
    • MIA – FG: Feely 43 yards, 7–3 CLE
  • Drive: 10 plays, 43 yards, 3:43 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Anderson 1 yard run (Dawson kick), 14–3 CLE
  • Drive: 10 plays, 67 yards, 6:08 TOP
  • Second quarter
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 40 yards, 17–3 CLE
  • Drive: 9 plays, 36 yards, 5:10 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Edwards 24-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 24–3 CLE
  • Drive: 1 play, 24 yards, 0:06 TOP
    • MIA – TD: Martin 14-yard pass from Lemon (Feely kick), 24–10 CLE
  • Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:10 TOP
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 20 yards, 27–10 CLE
  • Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 1:03 TOP
  • Third quarter
    • MIA – TD: Lemon 5 yard run (Feely kick), 27–17 CLE
  • Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 7:03 TOP
    • MIA – TD: Lemon 1 yard run (Feely kick), 27–24 CLE
  • Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:41 TOP
  • Fourth quarter
    • CLE – TD: Edwards 5-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 34–24 CLE
  • Drive: 12 plays, 66 yards, 6:53 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Edwards 16-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 41–24 CLE
  • Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 4:27 TOP
    • MIA – TD: Martin 4-yard pass from Lemon (Feely kick), 41–31 CLE
  • Drive: 4 plays, 26 yards, 0:51 TOP

Week 8: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

1 2 34Total
Browns 3 14 7327
Rams 14 3 3020

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Scoring Drives[edit]

  • First quarter
  • Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards, 3:23 TOP
    • STL – TD: Holt 1 yard pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick), 14–0 STL
  • Drive: 10 plays, 71 yards, 5:21 TOP
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 35 yards, 14–3 STL
  • Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 2:28 TOP
  • Second quarter
  • Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 5:04 TOP
    • CLE – TD: Winslow 21-yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 17–14 CLE
  • Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 4:13 TOP
    • STL – FG: Wilkins 40 yards, 17–17
  • Drive: 8 plays, 52 yards, 1:08 TOP
  • Third quarter
    • CLE – TD: Edwards 5 yard pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 24–17 CLE
  • Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:16 TOP
    • STL – FG: Wilkins 46 yards, 24–20 CLE
  • Drive: 12 plays, 47 yards, 5:18 TOP
  • Fourth quarter
    • CLE – FG: Dawson 45 yards, 27–20 CLE
  • Drive: 12 plays, 45 yards, 7:51 TOP

Week 9: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

1 2 34OTTotal
Seahawks 7 14 36030
Browns 0 9 714333

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Score

Week 10: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

1 2 34Total
Browns 7 14 0728
Steelers 3 6 71531

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 40 °F or 4.4 °C (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 64,781
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play) & Phil Simms (color commentator)

Scoring Drives[edit]

Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Extra point Drive Score
1 Browns 4:10 Anderson 4-yard pass to Winslow Dawson kick 16 plays, 71 yards, 8:55 7–0 CLE
1 Steelers 1:29 Reed 28-yard field goal 7, 52, 2:41 7–3 CLE
2 Browns 14:56 Anderson 2 yard pass to Vickers Dawson kick 4, 3, 1:33 14–3 CLE
2 Steelers 9:02 Reed 35-yard field goal 10, 54, 5:54 14–6 CLE
2 Browns 5:24 Anderson 16-yard pass to Edwards Dawson kick 3, 18, 0:59 21–6 CLE
2 Steelers :04 Reed 35-yard field goal 15, 57, 5:20 21–9 CLE
3 Steelers 6:14 Roethlisberger 12-yard pass to Ward Reed kick 4, 38, 2:04 21–16 CLE
4 Steelers 11:32 Roethlisberger 30-yard run Roethlisberger pass to Ward 7, 66, 3:15 24–21 PIT
4 Browns 11:14 Cribbs 100-yard kickoff return Dawson kick no drive, 0:18 28–24 CLE
4 Steelers 3:13 Roethlisberger 2-yard pass to Miller Reed kick 14, 78, 8:01 31–28 PIT

Week 11: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

1 2 34OTTotal
Browns 3 10 143333
Ravens 0 7 716030

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Score

Week 12: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

1 2 34Total
Texans 7 3 0717
Browns 0 14 31027

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

This was Terry McAulay’s first game he officiated in Cleveland since the Bottlegate incident against Jacksonville in December 16, 2001.

Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Score

Week 13: at Arizona[edit]

Week 13: Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 3 7 8321
Cardinals 14 0 7627

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 14: at New York Jets[edit]

1 2 34Total
Browns 0 7 71024
Jets 0 3 31218

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey


Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Score

Week 15: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

1 2 34Total
Bills 0 0 000
Browns 3 5 008

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Score

Week 16: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 34Total
Browns 0 0 7714
Bengals 0 19 0019

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Score

Week 17: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

1 2 34Total
49ers 0 7 007
Browns 7 10 0320

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring summary
Q Team Time Scoring play Score

2008 Pro Bowl[edit]

Six Browns players, wide receiver Braylon Edwards, kick returner Josh Cribbs, left tackle Joe Thomas, longsnapper Ryan Pontbriand, tight end Kellen Winslow II, and quarterback Derek Anderson were named to the AFC team to represent the Cleveland Browns during the 2008 Pro Bowl.[66][67][68] Announced on December 18, 2007, this marked the first time since the 2001 NFL season when Jamir Miller played in the 2002 Pro Bowl as a linebacker that the Browns had had any player named to the Pro Bowl. It was the most selections for a Browns team since the 1995 season.

Edwards was one of the AFC's reserve wide receivers, while Cribbs started as the AFC's kick returner.[66] Thomas, Anderson, and Winslow were all voted first alternates but all played due to injuries or other players electing not to participate in the game. Pontbriand was elected as a "needs" player by the AFC coaching staff.

Guard Eric Steinbach (1st), fullback Lawrence Vickers (2nd), and placekicker Phil Dawson (3rd) were named alternates at their respective positions.[66]

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