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The 1984 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 35th season with the National Football League. At the season's mid-way point, head coach Sam Rutigliano was fired after starting 1–7. He was replaced by defensive coordinator Marty Schottenheimer, who went 4–4 to finish the season. (Schottenheimer would coach the Browns until 1988, guiding the Browns to a .620 winning percentage in his tenure with the team.)

1984 Cleveland Browns season
Head coachSam Rutigliano(fired October 15; 1-7 record)
Marty Schottenheimer (interim; 4–4 record)
OwnerArt Modell
Home fieldCleveland Municipal Stadium
Local radioWHK
Results
Record5–11
Division place3rd AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Uniform
AFC-Throwback1984-Uniform-CLE.PNG

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1984 Cleveland Browns staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

RosterEdit

1984 Cleveland Browns roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad {{{practice_squad}}}


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance Record
1 September 3, 1984 at Seattle Seahawks L 33–0
59,540
0–1
2 September 9, 1984 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–17
43,043
0–2
3 September 16, 1984 Denver Broncos L 24–14
61,980
0–3
4 September 23, 1984 Pittsburgh Steelers W 20–10
77,312
1–3
5 September 30, 1984 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–6
40,785
1–4
6 October 7, 1984 New England Patriots L 17–16
53,036
1–5
7 October 14, 1984 New York Jets L 24–20
55,673
1–6
8 October 21, 1984 at Cincinnati Bengals L 12–9
50,667
1–7
9 October 28, 1984 New Orleans Saints L 16–14
52,489
1–8
10 November 4, 1984 at Buffalo Bills W 13–10
33,343
2–8
11 November 11, 1984 San Francisco 49ers L 41–7
60,092
2–9
12 November 18, 1984 at Atlanta Falcons W 23–7
28,280
3–9
13 November 25, 1984 Houston Oilers W 27–10
46,077
4–9
14 December 2, 1984 Cincinnati Bengals L 20–17
51,774
4–10
15 December 9, 1984 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–20
55,825
4–11
16 December 16, 1984 at Houston Oilers W 27–20
33,676
5–11

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 9 7 0 .563 3–3 6–6 387 310 W2
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 5–1 6–6 339 339 W4
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 250 297 W1
Houston Oilers 3 13 0 .188 1–5 3–9 240 437 L2

Game SummariesEdit

Week 12: at AtlantaEdit

Week 12: Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 10 3 01023
Falcons 7 0 007

at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 55°F, relative humidity 50%, round (wind) 12 MPH
  • Game attendance: 28,280
  • TV announcers (NBC): Gary Gerould (play–by–play) and Reggie Rucker (color commentator)
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Game information

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