2001 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Butch Davis
Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Place T-3rd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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The 2001 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 49th season with the National Football League.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The most notabale game from the 2001 Cleveland Browns season came on a December 16 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Browns were driving toward the east end zone for what would have been the winning score. A controversial call on fourth down gave the Jaguars the ball. Browns' receiver Quincy Morgan had caught a pass for a first down on 4th and 1. After Tim Couch spiked the ball on the next play, referee Terry McAulay reviewed Morgan's catch, claiming that the replay officials had buzzed him before Couch spiked the ball. (NFL Rules state that once the next play is completed, the officials cannot under any circumstances review any previous plays.) Upon reviewing the play, McAulay determined that Morgan never had control of the ball, thus the pass was incomplete, and the Jaguars were awarded the ball. Fans in the Dawg Pound began throwing plastic beer bottles and other objects on the players and officials. McAulay declared the game over and sent the teams to the locker rooms. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue then called to override the referee's decision, sending the players back onto the field, where the Jaguars ran out the last seconds under a hail of debris.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 Seattle Seahawks L 9–6
72,318
2 September 23, 2001 Detroit Lions W 24–14
73,168
3 September 30, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 23–14
57,875
4 October 7, 2001 San Diego Chargers W 20–16
73,018
5 October 14, 2001 at Cincinnati Bengals L 24–14
64,217
6 October 21, 2001 Baltimore Ravens W 24–14
72,818
7 Bye
8 November 4, 2001 at Chicago Bears L 27–21
66,944
9 November 11, 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers L 15–12
73,218
10 November 18, 2001 at Baltimore Ravens W 27–17
69,353
11 November 25, 2001 Cincinnati Bengals W 18–0
72,918
12 December 2, 2001 Tennessee Titans L 31–15
72,818
13 December 9, 2001 at New England Patriots L 27–16
60,292
14 December 16, 2001 Jacksonville Jaguars L 15–10
72,818
15 December 23, 2001 at Green Bay Packers L 30–7
59,824
16 December 30, 2001 at Tennessee Titans W 41–38
68,798
17 January 6, 2002 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–7
59,189

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 13 3 0 .812 352 212
Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 303 265
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 285 319
Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 .438 336 388
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 294 286
Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 226 309

Roster[edit | edit source]

Postseason[edit | edit source]

The Browns did not qualify for the postseason.

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Cleveland Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
Tennessee
2001 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXVI
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