2013 Cleveland Browns season

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2013 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Rob Chudzinski
General manager Mike Lombardi
Owner Jimmy Haslam
Home field FirstEnergy Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th AFC North
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers WR Josh Gordon
T Joe Thomas
C Alex Mack
TE Jordan Cameron
CB Joe Haden
S T. J. Ward

The 2013 Cleveland Browns season was the franchise's 65th season as a professional sports franchise and its 61st season as a member of the National Football League. They failed to improve on their 5–11 record from 2012, finishing the year at 4-12 their sixth consecutive 11+ loss season. They also extended their franchise record playoff drought to 11 years. This was the first season under head coach Rob Chudzinski (who was later fired after the season) and new General Manager Michael Lombardi (who was later fired in February 2014). This also marked the first full season under owner Jimmy Haslam. The Browns played all of their home games at the newly renamed FirstEnergy Stadium (formerly known as Cleveland Browns Stadium).

Offseason[edit]

Barkevious Mingo during the Browns' 2013 training camp

Personnel changes[edit]

Front office changes[edit]

On December 31, 2012, the Browns fired general manager Tom Heckert.[1]

Coaching staff changes[edit]

On December 31, 2012, the team fired head coach Pat Shurmur. In two seasons as Browns' head coach, Shurmur posted a record of 9–23, including a disappointing 2–10 mark within the division.[1]

University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly emerged as the favorite to replace Shurmur after a lengthy interview on January 4,[2] however talks between the two sides broke down and Kelly decided to go the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]

On January 10, the Browns hired former Carolina Panthers' offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as head coach. Chudzinski, who spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Panthers, also previously served as an assistant coach with the Browns and the San Diego Chargers.[4]

Besides Chudzinski and Kelly, the Browns also interviewed former Arizona Cardinals' head coach Ken Whisenhunt[5] and defensive coordinator Ray Horton,[5] Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone,[5] Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien,[5] Montreal Alouettes head coach and former Browns' assistant coach Marc Trestman,[6] and Cincinnati Bengals' defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.[7]

On January 17, the Browns hired former San Diego Chargers' head coach Norv Turner as offensive coordinator. Turner, who served as Chargers' head coach from 2007–2012, was also the head coach of the Washington Redskins (1994–2000) and Oakland Raiders (2004–2005), and has served as an NFL coach in some capacity since 1985. Turner replaces Brad Childress.[8]

On January 17, the Browns also added Mike Sullivan as offensive line coach, Scott Turner, Norv Turner's son, as wide receivers coach, and Brad Roll as strength and conditioning coach.[9]

On January 18, the Browns hired Horton, who previously interviewed for the head coaching position, as defensive coordinator.[10] Horton, a former defensive back, has served as the Cardinals' defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

Roster changes[edit]

Free agency[edit]

Pos Player Tag Date signed 2013 team
CB Sheldon Brown UFA
WR Josh Cribbs UFA Oakland Raiders
K Phil Dawson UFA March 19[11] San Francisco 49ers
LB Auston English ERFA
LB Scott Fujita UFA April 23 [12] New Orleans Saints
P Reggie Hodges UFA
RB Brandon Jackson UFA Cleveland Browns
QB Josh Johnson UFA March 21[13] Cincinnati Bengals
LB Kaluka Maiava UFA March 13[14] Oakland Raiders
WR Mohamed Massaquoi UFA April 5 Jacksonville Jaguars
WR Jordan Norwood RFA Cleveland Browns
RB Chris Ogbonnaya ERFA March 13 Cleveland Browns
LB Juqua Parker UFA
TE Alex Smith UFA April 16 Cincinnati Bengals
LB Emmanuel Stephens ERFA
SS Ray Ventrone UFA San Francisco 49ers
TE Benjamin Watson UFA March 18[15] New Orleans Saints
FB Eddie Williams RFA
LS Christian Yount ERFA Cleveland Browns

Releases[edit]

Pos Player Released Date signed 2013 team
DE Frostee Rucker February 5[16] March 21[17] Arizona Cardinals

Signings[edit]

Pos Player Date signed 2012 team
CB Kevin Barnes March 25[18] Detroit Lions
TE Gary Barnidge March 13[19] Carolina Panthers
DE Desmond Bryant March 13[20] Oakland Raiders
QB Jason Campbell March 26[21] Chicago Bears
TE Kellen Davis March 22[22] Chicago Bears
K Shayne Graham April 15[23] Houston Texans
OLB Quentin Groves March 13[24] Arizona Cardinals
OLB Paul Kruger March 12[25] Baltimore Ravens
P Spencer Lanning February 13[26] Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL)
CB Chris Owens March 22[27] Atlanta Falcons
P Jake Schum March 29[28] N/A
RB Willis McGahee September 18 Denver Broncos

Trades[edit]

  • On April 26, the Browns traded a 2013 fourth- and fifth-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins for WR Davone Bess and a fourth- and seventh-round draft pick in 2013.[31]

2013 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
2013 Cleveland Browns draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Barkevious Mingo  OLB LSU
3 68 Leon McFadden  CB San Diego State
6 175 Jamoris Slaughter  S Notre Dame
7 217 Armonty Bryant  DE East Central Pick from MIA
7 227 Garrett Gilkey  OG Chadron State Pick from CIN
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career
Notes


Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 St. Louis Rams W 27–19 1–0 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
2 August 15 Detroit Lions W 24–6 2–0 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
3 August 24 at Indianapolis Colts L 6–27 2–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at Chicago Bears W 18–16 3–1 Soldier Field Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 Miami Dolphins L 10–23 0–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
2 September 15 at Baltimore Ravens L 6–14 0–2 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
3 September 22 at Minnesota Vikings W 31–27 1–2 Mall of America Field Recap
4 September 29 Cincinnati Bengals W 17–6 2–2 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
5 October 3 Buffalo Bills W 37–24 3–2 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
6 October 13 Detroit Lions L 17–31 3–3 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at Green Bay Packers L 13–31 3–4 Lambeau Field Recap
8 October 27 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–23 3–5 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
9 November 3 Baltimore Ravens W 24–18 4–5 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
10 Bye
11 November 17 at Cincinnati Bengals L 20–41 4–6 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
12 November 24 Pittsburgh Steelers L 11–27 4–7 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
13 December 1 Jacksonville Jaguars L 28–32 4–8 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
14 December 8 at New England Patriots L 26–27 4–9 Gillette Stadium Recap
15 December 15 Chicago Bears L 31–38 4–10 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
16 December 22 at New York Jets L 13–24 4–11 MetLife Stadium Recap
17 December 29 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–20 4–12 Heinz Field Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week One: Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 3 7 10 23
Browns 0 7 3 0 10

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
  • MIA (1:29) – Caleb Sturgis 45 yd field goal
    Dolphins 3, Browns 0 Drive: 15 plays, 58 yds, 7:17
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • MIA (6:48) – Daniel Thomas 1 yd run (Caleb Sturgis kick)
    Dolphins 20, Browns 10 Drive: 10 plays, 85 yds, 5:06
  • MIA (3:59) – Caleb Sturgis 36 yd field goal
    Dolphins 23, Browns 10 Drive: 4 plays, 7 yds, 1:34
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

The Browns opened their 2013 season at home against the Dolphins. The Dolphins scored first in the 1st quarter when Caleb Sturgis kicked a 45-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. They increased their lead in the 2nd quarter when Sturgis nailed a 49-yard field goal for a 6-0 lead. The Browns got on the board and took the halftime lead 7-6 after Jordan Cameron caught a 7-yard TD pass from Brandon Weeden. The Dolphins retook the lead in the 3rd quarter when Brian Hartline caught a 34-yard TD pass from Ryan Tannehill to make the score 13-7. The Browns came within 3 as Billy Cundiff kicked a 39-yard field goal for a 13-10 game. In the 4th quarter, the Phins sealed the game as Daniel Thomas ran for a 1-yard TD for a 20-10 game followed up by Sturgis kicking a 36-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Browns start the season 0-1 and pick up their 9th straight regular season opening loss.

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Two: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 3 0 0 6
Ravens 0 0 7 7 14

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
  • CLE (8:42) – Billy Cundiff 21 yd field goal
    Browns 3, Ravens 0 Drive: 5 plays, 57 yds, 2:27
Second quarter
  • CLE (0:11) – Billy Cundiff 51 yd field goal
    Browns 6, Ravens 0 Drive: 5 plays, 33 yds, 0:29
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a tough loss at home, the Browns traveled to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. The Browns scored the points in the first half both of them with field goals in both quarters from Billy Cundiff from 21 yards out in the first quarter and 51 yards out in the 2nd making the score 3-0 and eventual halftime score 6-0. The Ravens got on the board in the 3rd quarter as Bernard Pierce ran for a 5-yard TD to take the lead 7-6. In the 4th quarter, the Ravens moved ahead by 8 as Joe Flacco found Marion Brown on a 5-yard TD pass for a final score of 14-6.

With the loss, the Browns dropped to 0-2. The team also lost their 11th straight game against the Ravens.

Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Three: Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 17 0 7 31
Vikings 7 10 7 3 27

at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a tough road loss, the Browns traveled northwest to take on the Vikings. The Vikes would score first as AP ran for a 2-yard TD for a 7-0 lead. The Browns managed to tie it as 2nd-string QB Brian Hoyer found Josh Gordon on a 47-yard TD pass for a 7-7 game. The Browns took the lead in the 2nd quarter as Hoyer found Jordan Cameron for a 19-yard TD pass and a 14-7 lead. The Vikes tied the game as Christian Ponder ran for a 6-yard TD to make the score 14-14. The Browns moved back into the lead as Billy Cundiff kicked a 38-yard field goal for a 17-14 lead and increased it with a trick play as Spencer Lanning found Cameron on an 11-yard TD pass for increasing the score to 24-14. Blair Walsh managed to get the Vikes within 7 after he kicked a 43-yard field goal for a 24-17 halftime lead. After the break, Ponder ran for another TD from 8 yards out tying the game 24-24. They retook the lead in the 4th quarter as Walsh nailed a 30-yard field goal for a 27-24 lead. Hoyer found Cameron with less than a minute left in the game for a final score of 31-27.

With the win not only the Browns improved to 1-2. They also snapped a 7-game losing streak against NFC teams

Week 4: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Four: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 3 3 0 6
Browns 7 0 3 7 17

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,481
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CIN (10:48) – Mike Nugent 25 yd field goal
    Browns 7, Bengals 3 Drive: 13 plays, 46 yds, 6:25
Third quarter
  • CLE (5:10) – Billy Cundiff 51 yd field goal
    Browns 10, Bengals 3 Drive: 10 plays, 17 yds, 3:25
  • CIN (0:37) – Mike Nugent 43 yd field goal
    Browns 10, Bengals 6 Drive: 10 plays, 62 yds, 4:33
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a tough win over the Vikings, the Browns returned home for a game against the Bengals in Round 1 of the Battle of Ohio. In the first quarter, the Browns scored first as Brian Hoyer found Jordan Cameron on a 2-yard pass for a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, the Bengals scored when Mike Nugent nailed a 25-yard field goal for the eventual halftime score of 7-3. In the third quarter, the Browns scored a field goal of their own when Billy Cundiff nailed one from 51 yards out giving them a 10-3 lead. The Bengals once again came within 4 as Nugent kicked another field goal from 46 yards out for a 10-6 game. In the fourth quarter, it was all Browns as Hoyer found Chris Ogbonnaya on a 1-yard pass for the eventual final score of 17-6.

With the win, the Browns improved to 2-2.

Week 5: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Five: Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 10 0 14 0 24
Browns 0 17 7 13 37

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
  • BUF (13:21) – Fred Jackson 1 yd run (Dan Carpenter kick)
    Bills 7, Browns 0 Drive: 2 plays, 32 yds, 0:44
  • BUF (5:55) – Dan Carpenter 52 yd field goal
    Bills 10, Browns 0 Drive: 12 plays, 56 yds, 4:14
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CLE (12:31) – Billy Cundiff 24 yd field goal
    Browns 27, Bills 24 Drive: 10 plays, 26 yds, 4:32
  • CLE (2:19) – Billy Cundiff 44 yd field goal
    Browns 30, Bills 24 Drive: 8 plays, 31 yds, 4:41
  • CLE (1:44) – T. J. Ward 44 yd interception return (Billy Cundiff kick)
    Browns 37, Bills 24
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a win over the Bengals, the Browns stayed home for a Thursday Night duel against the Bills. The Bills scored first when Fred Jackson ran for a 1-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead followed up by Dan Carpenter nailing a 52-yard field goal increasing their lead to 10-0. In the second quarter, it was all Browns as Billy Cundiff kicked a 33-yard field goal for a 10-3 game. They eventually tied the game up and moved into the lead when Willis McGahee ran for a 1-yard touchdown for a 10-10 game followed up by Travis Benjamein returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown for a halftime score of 17-10. In the third quarter, the Bills tied it up and took the lead back when C.J. Spiller ran for a 54-yard touchdown for a 17-17 game followed up by McGahee running for another 1-yard touchdown for a 24-17 lead. The Browns however later on in the quarter, tied it back up as Brandon Weeden hooked up with Josh Gordon for a 37-yard pass for a 24-24 game. In the fourth quarter, it was all Browns as Cundiff made field goals from 24 and 44 yards out for leads of 27-24 and 30-24 before sealing the game when T.J. Ward returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown and for the final score of 37-24.

With their 3rd straight win, the Browns improved to 3-2.

Week 6: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Six: Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 7 0 7 17 31
Browns 0 17 0 0 17

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a big win over the Bills, the Browns would remain at home for the third week in a row this time taking on the Lions. The Lions scored first in the first quarter when Joseph Fuaria caught a 1-yard pass from Matthew Stafford for a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, it was all Browns when Brandon Weeden found Chris Ogbonnaya on a 4-yard pass tying the game up 7-7 and taking the lead when Weeden found Greg Little on a 2-yard pass for a 14-7 lead. This was followed up by Billy Cundiff nailing a 40-yard field goal as the Browns lead 17-7 at halftime. In the second half however, it was all Lions starting in the third quarter when Stafford found Reggie Bush on an 18-yard pass to come within 3, 17-14. In the fourth quarter, they took the lead back when Stafford found Fauria on a 23-yard pass for a 21-17 lead followed up by David Akers nailing a 51-yard field goal for a 24-17 lead and finally Stafford and Fauria hooking up again on a 10-yard pass for the final score of 31-17.

With their 3-game winning streak snapped, the Browns fell to 3-3.

Week 7: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Seven: Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 3 3 7 13
Packers 14 3 0 14 31

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 77,804
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CLE (5:11) – Billy Cundiff 46 yd field goal
    Packers 14, Browns 3 Drive: 12 plays, 60 yds, 6:25
  • GB (0:03) – Mason Crosby 26 yd field goal
    Packers 17, Browns 3 Drive: 14 plays, 61 yds, 5:08
Third quarter
  • CLE (5:03) – Billy Cundiff 44 yd field goal
    Packers 17, Browns 6 Drive: 7 plays, 20 yds, 1:45
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a tough loss at home, the Browns traveled to take on the Packers. In the first quarter, it was all Packers as Aaron Rodgers found Jermichael Finley on a 10-yard pass taking a 7-0 lead followed up by Eddie Lacy running for a 1-yard touchdown for a 14-0 lead. In the second quarter, the Browns got on the board as Billy Cundiff kicked a 46-yard field goal 14-3 game. Though the Packers moved ahead by 2 touchdowns at halftime when Mason Crosby nailed a 26-yard field goal for a 17-3 game. In the third quarter, the Browns would score the only points when Cundiff kicked another field goal this time from 44 yards out for a 17-6 game. In the fourth quarter, the Packers went back to work as Rodgers found Jordy Nelson on a 1-yard pass for a 24-6 game. The Browns came within 11 again as Brandon Weeden found Jordan Cameron on a 2-yard pass for a 24-13 game. The Packers would later on seal the game when Rodgers found Jarrett Boykin on a 20-yard pass for the eventual final score 31-13.

With the loss, the Browns dropped to 3-4.

Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Eight: Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 10 7 0 17
Chiefs 6 14 0 3 23

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
  • KC (11:22) – Ryan Succop 42 yd field goal
    Chiefs 3, Browns 0 Drive: 9 plays, 64 yds, 3:38
  • KC (4:46) – Ryan Succop 35 yd field goal
    Chiefs 6, Browns 0 Drive: 11 plays, 47 yds, 5:04
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • KC (0:17) – Ryan Succop 40 yd field goal
    Chiefs 23, Browns 17 Drive: 4 plays, 9 yds, 1:44
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a tough loss on the road, the Browns traveled again to take on the Chiefs. In the first quarter, it was all Chiefs as Ryan Succop nailed 2 field goals from 42 and 35 yards out for leads of 3-0 and 6-0. In the second quarter, Alex Smith found Anthony Sherman on a 12-yard pass for a 13-0 game. The Browns finally got on the board when Jason Campbell found Josh Gordon on a 39-yard pass for a 13-7 game. Though the Chiefs pulled away as Smith found Dexter McCluster on a 28-yard pass for a 20-7 lead. The Browns wrapped things up with Billy Cundiff's 44-yard field goal giving the Chiefs a 20-10 lead at halftime. In the third quarter the Browns came within 3 when Campbell found Fozzy Whittaker on a 17-yard pass for a 20-17 game for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs wrapped the scoring up when Succop nailed a 40-yard field goal for the eventual final score of 23-17.

With the loss and 3-game losing streak, the Browns dropped to 3-5.

Week 9: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Nine: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 3 7 0 8 18
Browns 7 7 7 3 24

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 71,513
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

After a tough loss on the road, the Browns returned home to take on the Ravens. They would score first in the first quarter when Jason Campbell found Davone Bess on a 1-yard pass for a 7-0 lead. The Ravens would shorten the lead when Justin Tucker nailed a 51-yard field goal to make it 7-3. In the second quarter, the Browns moved ahead by double digits when Campbell found Bess again this time on a 20-yard pass for a 14-3 lead. The Ravens came within 4 again when Joe Flacco found Marlon Brown on a 19-yard pass for a 14-10 game at halftime. In the third quarter, the Browns moved ahead by double digits again when Campbell found Gary Barnidge on a 4-yard pass to lead 21-10 for the quarter's only score. In the fourth quarter, the Ravens drew closer as Flacco found Brown again on a 7-yard pass for a 21-18 game. Though later on, the Browns wrapped up the scoring when Billy Cundiff kicked a 22-yard field goal for a 24-18 final score.

With the win and 3-game winning streak snapped, the Browns went into their bye week 4-5. They would also defeat the Ravens for the first time since 2007 and also snapped their 11-game losing streak against them.

Week 11: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Eleven: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 13 0 7 0 20
Bengals 0 31 0 10 41

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 63,856
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • CLE (4:10) – Billy Cundiff 20 yd field goal
    Browns 3, Bengals 0 Drive: 11 plays, 79 yds, 4:51
  • CLE (3:04) – Billy Cundiff 28 yd field goal
    Browns 6, Bengals 0 Drive: 4 plays, 4 yds, 0:58
  • CLE (2:19) – Joe Haden 29 yd interception return (Billy Cundiff kick)
    Browns 13, Bengals 0
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CIN (11:55) – Alex Smith 2 yd pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick)
    Bengals 38, Browns 20 Drive: 7 plays, 52 yds, 3:27
  • CIN (8:09) – Mike Nugent 38 yd field goal
    Bengals 41, Browns 20 Drive: 4 plays, 1 yd, 2:44
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

The Browns came back from their bye week and traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in the year's Battle of Ohio Round 2. The Browns put up 13 points in the first quarter before the Bengals put up 31 in the second quarter and led 31-13 at halftime. They tried to rally in the third quarter coming within 11, 31-20. But 10 points in the fourth quarter would assure the game for the Bengals as they would win 41-20.

With the loss, the Browns fell to 4-6.

Week 12: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Twelve: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 7 7 27
Browns 3 0 0 8 11

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 20 °F (−7 °C), cold, snow
  • Game attendance: 71,513
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • PIT (10:03) – Shaun Suisham 47 yd field goal
    Steelers 3, Browns 0 Drive: 9 plays, 45 yds, 4:57
  • CLE (7:21) – Billy Cundiff 49 yd field goal
    Steelers 3, Browns 3 Drive: 7 plays, 29 yds, 2:38
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

Week 13: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Thirteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 13 0 12 32
Browns 7 7 7 7 28

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), overcast
  • Game attendance: 69,654
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders
NFL record
  • Josh Gordon became the first player in NFL history with consecutive games of 200+ yds receiving. His 498 receiving yds in the past 2 games are also an NFL record.

Week 14: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Fourteen: Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 3 13 7 26
Patriots 0 0 11 16 27

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information
First quarter
  • CLE (9:23) – Billy Cundiff 43 yd field goal
    Browns 3, Patriots 0 Drive: 10 plays, 47 yds, 5:42
Second quarter
  • CLE (14:50) – Billy Cundiff 37 yd field goal
    Browns 6, Patriots 0 Drive: 9 plays, 37 yds, 3:46
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

Week 15: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Fifteen: Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 10 7 21 38
Browns 3 7 14 7 31

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
  • CLE (7:26) – Billy Cundiff 35 yd field goal
    Browns 3, Bears 0 Drive: 7 plays, 56 yds, 3:11
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

With the loss, the Browns fell to 4-10 (a 3-5 home record) and were eliminated from postseason contention for the eleventh straight season, extending their franchise record for most consecutive seasons without a playoff berth.

Week 16: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Sixteen: Cleveland Browns at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 7 0 3 13
Jets 0 10 0 14 24

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,957
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • CLE (6:30) – Billy Cundiff 27 yd field goal
    Browns 3, Jets 0 Drive: 13 plays, 34 yds, 5:31
Second quarter
Third quarter

No scoring

Fourth quarter
  • NYJ (14:14) – David Nelson 5 yd pass from Geno Smith (Nick Folk kick)
    Jets 17, Browns 10 Drive: 14 plays, 81 yds, 6:28
  • CLE (9:40) – Billy Cundiff 21 yd field goal
    Jets 17, Browns 13 Drive: 9 plays, 50 yds, 4:34
  • NYJ (3:19) – Geno Smith 19 yd run (Nick Folk kick)
    Jets 24, Browns 13 Drive: 14 plays, 80 yds, 6:21
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

Week 17: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Seventeen: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 7 7 3 3 20

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), light rain
  • Game attendance: 56,361
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • PIT (3:50) – Shaun Suisham 30 yd field goal
    Steelers 17, Browns 0 Drive: 11 plays, 54 yds, 5:13
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top defenders

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 W3
Baltimore Ravens 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 L2
Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 L7

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 Denver Broncos West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 207 W2
2 New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 106 W2
3[a] Cincinnati Bengals North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 125 W2
4 Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 55 W3
Wild cards
5 Kansas City Chiefs West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 125 L2
6 San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 48 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 9 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 -32 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 -97 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 -18 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 -19 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 -49 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 -131 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 -202 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 -98 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 -152 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42–28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19–6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19–3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19–9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32–28).
  9. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Staff[edit]

2013 Cleveland Browns staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 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
53 Active, 11 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

References[edit]

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  13. ^ Bengals Sign QB Johnson
  14. ^ Raiders Add Three Unrestricted Free Agents on Defense
  15. ^ Saints sign Ben Watson
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  17. ^ Cardinals Sign DE Rucker
  18. ^ Browns Sign CB Barnes
  19. ^ Browns sign TE Barnidge
  20. ^ Browns Sign DE Bryant
  21. ^ Browns Sign QB Campbell
  22. ^ Browns Sign TE Davis
  23. ^ Browns sign K Graham
  24. ^ Browns Sign OLB Groves
  25. ^ Browns Sign OLB Kruger
  26. ^ Carins, Mike (February 13, 2013). "Browns sign punter Spencer Lanning". WEWS. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  27. ^ Browns sign CB Owens
  28. ^ Browns Add Punter Jake Schum
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  30. ^ "Browns acquire RB Dion Lewis". Associated Press. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
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