1986 Cleveland Browns Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (12-4)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1986 Cleveland Browns Statistics
1986 Cleveland Browns Roster

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1986 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The Browns piled up points with 391 points, while the defense allowed 310. Bernie Kosar directed the offense, passing for 3,854 yards. Brian Brennan topped pass catchers, snagging 55 passes for 838 yards, while Reggie Langhorne and Herman Fontenot provided receiving help as well.

Kevin Mack ran for a team-leading 665 yards for Cleveland, and Curtis Dickey also contributed to the rushing attack.

Hanford Dixon intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition. Carl Hairston blasted opposing passers 9 times.

Marty Schottenheimer coached the team. The 1986 Cleveland Browns lost in the Conference Championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 391
Regular Season Points Against: 310

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 7, 1986 Cleveland Browns 31 at Chicago Bears 41 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 14, 1986 Cleveland Browns 23 at Houston Oilers 20 W 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
September 18, 1986 Cincinnati Bengals 30 at Cleveland Browns 13 L 0-1-0 1-1-0 1-2-0
September 28, 1986 Detroit Lions 21 at Cleveland Browns 24 W 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
October 5, 1986 Cleveland Browns 27 at Pittsburgh Steelers 24 W 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
October 12, 1986 Kansas City Chiefs 7 at Cleveland Browns 20 W 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0
October 19, 1986 Green Bay Packers 17 at Cleveland Browns 14 L 2-2-0 2-1-0 4-3-0
October 26, 1986 Cleveland Browns 23 at Minnesota Vikings 20 W 2-2-0 3-1-0 5-3-0
November 2, 1986 Cleveland Browns 24 at Indianapolis Colts 9 W 2-2-0 4-1-0 6-3-0
November 10, 1986 Miami Dolphins 16 at Cleveland Browns 26 W 3-2-0 4-1-0 7-3-0
November 16, 1986 Cleveland Browns 14 at Los Angeles Raiders 27 L 3-2-0 4-2-0 7-4-0
November 23, 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 at Cleveland Browns 37 W 4-2-0 4-2-0 8-4-0 OT
November 30, 1986 Houston Oilers 10 at Cleveland Browns 13 W 5-2-0 4-2-0 9-4-0 OT
December 7, 1986 Cleveland Browns 21 at Buffalo Bills 17 W 5-2-0 5-2-0 10-4-0
December 14, 1986 Cleveland Browns 34 at Cincinnati Bengals 3 W 5-2-0 6-2-0 11-4-0
December 21, 1986 San Diego Chargers 17 at Cleveland Browns 47 W 6-2-0 6-2-0 12-4-0
January 3, 1987 New York Jets 20 at Cleveland Browns 23 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2OT AFC Divisional Playoff
January 11, 1987 Denver Broncos 23 at Cleveland Browns 20 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 OT AFC Championship


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