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1988 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Place T-2nd AFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
Uniform
AFCN-Throwback-Uniform-CLE
Timeline
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1987 1989

The 1988 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 39th season with the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
21Cleveland BrownsClifford CharltonOutside LinebackerFlorida
50Cleveland BrownsMichael Dean PerryDefensive TackleClemson
77Cleveland BrownsVan WaitersOutside LinebackerIndiana
103Cleveland BrownsAnthony BlaylockCorner BackWinston-Salem
188Cleveland BrownsThane GashDefensive BackEast Tennessee State
216Cleveland BrownsJ. J. BirdenWide ReceiverOregon

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1988 Cleveland Browns staff
Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at Kansas City Chiefs W 6–3
55,654
2 September 11, 1988 New York Jets L 23–3
74,434
3 September 19, 1988 Indianapolis Colts W 23–17
75,148
4 September 25, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 24–17
54,943
5 October 2, 1988 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–9
56,410
6 October 9, 1988 Seattle Seahawks L 16–10
78,605
7 October 16, 1988 Philadelphia Eagles W 19–3
78,787
8 October 23, 1988 at Phoenix Cardinals W 29–21
61,261
9 October 30, 1988 Cincinnati Bengals W 23–16
79,147
10 November 7, 1988 at Houston Oilers L 24–17
51,467
11 November 13, 1988 at Denver Broncos L 30–7
75,806
12 November 20, 1988 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–7
77,131
13 November 27, 1988 at Washington Redskins W 17–13
51,604
14 December 4, 1988 Dallas Cowboys W 24–21
77,683
15 December 12, 1988 at Miami Dolphins L 38–31
61,884
16 December 18, 1988 Houston Oilers W 28–23
74,610

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
Wild Card December 24, 1988 Houston Oilers L 24–23

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Cincinnati Bengals 1240.750448329
Cleveland Browns 1060.625304288
Houston Oilers 1060.625424365
Pittsburgh Steelers 5110.313336421

RosterEdit

Cleveland Browns rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

PlayoffsEdit

AFC Wild Card GameEdit

Houston Oilers 24, Cleveland Browns 23
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 14 0 10

24

Browns 3 6 7 7

23

at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Oilers cornerback Richard Johnson's interception set up kicker Tony Zendejas' game-clinching 49-field field goal with 1:54 left in the game. After the Browns scored first on a 33-yard field goal by Matt Bahr, Houston marched 91 yards to score on quarterback Warren Moon's 14-yard touchdown pass to running back Allen Pinkett. Then on Cleveland's next drive, Oilers defensive lineman Richard Byrd recovered quarterback Don Strock's fumble to set up Pinkett's 16-yard touchdown run. Bahr later made two field goals to cut Houston's lead, 14–9, before halftime. In the third quarter, backup quarterback Mike Pagel, who replaced an injured Strock, threw a 14-yard touchdown completion to wide receiver Webster Slaughter to put the Browns ahead, 16–14. However, the Oilers marched on a 76-yard drive that was capped with running back Lorenzo White's 1-yard rushing touchdown. After Johnson's interception and Zendejas' subsequent game-clinching 49-yard field goal, Slaughter caught a 2-yard touchdown reception to close out the scoring.

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego Phoenix Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1988 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXIII

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