1986 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
12-4-0 1-1 6308 4483 1825 29 352 5930 3696 2234 38 338
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The Cleveland Browns' forty-first season was in 1986, and it was the third season Marty Schottenheimer served as the head coach of the team. The Browns played their home games at Cleveland Stadium. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC Central, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Denver Broncos 23-20.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Chicago Bears 31-41
Week 2 @ Houston Oilers 23-20
Week 3 Cincinnati Bengals 13-30
Week 4 Detroit Lions 24-21
Week 5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24
Week 6 Kansas City Chiefs 20-7
Week 7 Green Bay Packers 14-17
Week 8 @ Minnesota Vikings 23-20
Week 9 @ Indianapolis Colts 24-9
Week 10 Miami Dolphins 26-16
Week 11 @ Los Angeles Raiders 14-27
Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers 37-31
Week 13 Houston Oilers 13-10
Week 14 @ Buffalo Bills 21-17
Week 15 @ Cincinnati Bengals 34-3
Week 16 San Diego Chargers 47-17


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round New York Jets 23-20
Conference Championship Denver Broncos 20-23

1986 Cleveland Browns Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Marty Schottenheimer Offensive Coordinator: Lindy Infante Defensive Coordinator: Dave Adolph Quarterbacks Coach: Lindy Infante Wide Receivers Coach: Richard Mann Offensive Line Coach: Howard Mudd Running Backs Coach: Joe Pendry Tight Ends Coach: Charlie Davis Defensive Line Coach: Tom Pratt Linebackers Coach: Tom Olivadotti, Dave Adolph Secondary Coach: Tom Olivadotti Special Teams Coach: Bill Cowher Special Assistant: Darvin Wallis Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dave Redding Scouting Administrative Assistant: Debbie Pollom Athletic Trainer: Leo Murphy