1989 Cleveland Browns schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
9-6-1 1-1 5623 3858 1765 34 317 5781 3942 1839 43 322
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The Cleveland Browns' forty-fourth season was in 1989, playing their home games at Cleveland Stadium. During the offseason they hired Bud Carson to lead the team. Carson previously was the defensive coordinator of the New York Jets and had seventeen years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the year 9-6-1 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC Central, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Denver Broncos 37-21.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 51-0
Week 2 New York Jets 38-24
Week 3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 14-21
Week 4 Denver Broncos 16-13
Week 5 @ Miami Dolphins 10-13
Week 6 Pittsburgh Steelers 7-17
Week 7 Chicago Bears 27-7
Week 8 Houston Oilers 28-17
Week 9 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-31
Week 10 @ Seattle Seahawks 17-7
Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs 10-10
Week 12 @ Detroit Lions 10-13
Week 13 Cincinnati Bengals 0-21
Week 14 @ Indianapolis Colts 17-23
Week 15 Minnesota Vikings 23-17
Week 16 @ Houston Oilers 24-20


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Buffalo Bills 34-30
Conference Championship @ Denver Broncos 21-37

1989 Cleveland Browns Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Bud Carson Offensive Coordinator: Marc Trestman Defensive Coordinator: Dan Radakovich Special Teams Coordinator: Paul Lanham Quarterbacks Coach: Marc Trestman Wide Receivers Coach: Richard Mann, Lionel Taylor Offensive Line Coach: Hal Hunter Sr. Running Backs Coach: George Sefcik Defensive Line Coach: John Teerlinck Linebackers Coach: Dan Radakovich Secondary Coach: Jed Hughes Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Donald "Deek" Pollard, Joe Popp Strength and Conditioning Coach: Stan Jones, Gary Wroblewski Scouting Administrative Assistant: Debbie Pollom Athletic Trainer: Leo Murphy Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship: Ted Williams