1990 Cleveland Browns season

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1990 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Bud Carson
Jim Shofner (interim)
Owner Art Modell
Home field Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Local radio WWWE · WLTF
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1990 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 41st season with the National Football League.

The season was the second for head coach Bud Carson, but the Browns started the season 2–7. Carson was fired one day after a Week Nine shutout loss to the eventual AFC Champion Buffalo Bills. He was replaced by former Browns quarterback Jim Shofner, who finished the season with only one additional win. The move didn't help as the Browns finished 3-13.

The 1990 Browns surrendered 462 points, the most points of any NFL team in the 1990s.[1] Their −234 point differential is the third-worst total of any team in the '90s, even worse than the 1999 Browns expansion team.[2]

Personnel

Staff

1990 Cleveland Browns staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Paul Lanham

Strength and conditioning

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Roster

1990 Cleveland Browns roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen


Defensive linemen


Linebackers

Defensive backs

Thane Gash S

Special teams



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers W 13–3
78,298
2 September 16, 1990 at New York Jets L 21–24
67,354
3 September 23, 1990 San Diego Chargers L 24–14
77,429
4 September 30, 1990 at Kansas City Chiefs L 34–0
75,462
5 October 8, 1990 at Denver Broncos W 30–29
74,814
6 October 14, 1990 at New Orleans Saints L 25–20
68,608
7 October 22, 1990 Cincinnati Bengals L 34–13
78,567
8 October 28, 1990 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–17
63,672
9 November 4, 1990 Buffalo Bills L 42–0
78,331
10 Bye
11 November 18, 1990 Houston Oilers L 35–23
76,726
12 November 25, 1990 Miami Dolphins L 30–13
70,225
13 December 2, 1990 Los Angeles Rams L 38–23
61,981
14 December 9, 1990 at Houston Oilers L 58–14
54,469
15 December 16, 1990 Atlanta Falcons W 13–10
46,536
16 December 23, 1990 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 35–0
51,665
17 December 30, 1990 at Cincinnati Bengals L 21–14
60,041

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 360 352 W2
(6) Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 405 307 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 292 240 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 231 462 L2

Game Summaries

Week 15: vs. Atlanta

Week 15: Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 0 7 10
Browns 0 10 3 0 13

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: December 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 39°F, relative humidity 79%, round (wind) 15 MPH, wind chill 30°F
  • Game attendance: 46,536
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play–by–play) and Dan Jiggetts (color commentator)
  • [1]
Game information

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1990 to 1999, in the NFL, in the regular season, sorted by descending Points Allowed
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1990 to 1999, in the NFL, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Points Differential
  3. ^ "All-Time Assistant Coaches". ClevelandBrowns.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 


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