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1987 Cleveland Browns season

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Record  10–5
Head coach  Marty Schottenheimer
General manager  Ernie Accorsi
Home field  Cleveland Stadium
Division place  1st AFC Central
Start date  1987
Owner  Art Modell
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Playoff finish  Won Divisional Playoffs (Colts) 38–21 Lost Conference Championship (Broncos) 38–33
Similar  1987 New Orleans Saints se, 1987 NFL season, 1987 New York Giants season, 1998 Denver Broncos s, 2016 Cleveland Browns s

The 1987 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 38th season in the National Football League.

Led by another 3,000-yard season from Bernie Kosar, the Browns captured their third-straight AFC Central crown. In the divisional playoffs, against the Indianapolis Colts at Municipal Stadium, the Browns routed the Colts 38–21 to advance to their second-straight AFC Championship Game. For the second year in a row, the Browns were matched up against the Denver Broncos for a trip to Super Bowl XXII. The Browns fell behind early at Mile High Stadium, as the Broncos roared out to a big halftime lead. However, the Browns scored 30 points in the second half, and drove down the field in the late fourth quarter with a chance to score a game-tying touchdown. With 1:12 left in the game, RB Earnest Byner was stripped of the ball at the 2-yard line by Broncos' defensive back Jeremiah Castille in a play since dubbed The Fumble. Denver ran down the clock and took an intentional safety with 8 seconds left, and the Browns fell 38–33. Denver returned to the Super Bowl for a second straight year at the expense of the Browns.

Playoffs

AFC Divisional Game

AFC Championship Game

References

1987 Cleveland Browns season Wikipedia


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