23 Facts About Cleveland Browns


Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland.

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Since resuming operations in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have struggled to find success, especially during the 2010s when they did not post one winning season throughout that decade.

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From 2003 to 2019, the Cleveland Browns had a 17-season playoff drought, which ended during the 2020 season.

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The Cleveland Browns won each of the league's four championship games before the league dissolved in 1949.

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Between 1950 and 1955, Cleveland Browns reached the NFL championship game every year, winning three times.

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The Cleveland Browns won the championship in 1964 and reached the title game the following season, losing to the Green Bay Packers.

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Under Sipe the Cleveland Browns did not make it past the first round of the playoffs.

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Quarterback Bernie Kosar, whom the Cleveland Browns drafted in 1985, led the team to three AFC Championship games in the late 1980s but lost each time to the Denver Broncos.

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The Cleveland Browns have only posted three winning seasons and two playoff appearances since returning to the NFL.

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In six seasons under Haslam's ownership, the Cleveland Browns went through four head coaches and four general managers, none of whom had found success.

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Cleveland Browns are the only National Football League team without a helmet logo.

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The Cleveland Browns have used special commemorative logos during individual seasons, such as the 1999 logo to celebrate the team's return to the NFL, a 60th-anniversary logo for the 2006 season, and a 75th-anniversary logo in 2021.

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The Cleveland Browns uniforms saw their first massive change prior to the 2015 season.

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Until recently, when more NFL teams have started to wear white at home at least once a season, the Cleveland Browns were the only non-subtropical team north of the Mason-Dixon line to wear white at home on a regular basis.

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In 1999, the expansion Cleveland Browns adopted the traditional design with two exceptions: first, the TV numbers, previously on the sleeves, were moved to the shoulders; and second, the orange-brown-orange pants stripes were significantly widened.

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The Cleveland Browns have continued to wear the brown pants throughout the 2009 season.

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Cleveland Browns chose to wear white at home for the 2011 season, and wound up wearing white for all 16 games as when they were on the road, the home team would wear their darker colored uniform.

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Cleveland Browns brought back the all-brown look for the NFL Color Rush program in 2016, minus the white elements.

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Cleveland Browns have rivalries with all three of their AFC North opponents.

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Cleveland Browns had a brief rivalry with the Denver Broncos that arose from three AFC Championship Games from 1986 to 1989.

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Cleveland Browns have the fourth-largest number of players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a total of 17 enshrined players elected based on their performance with the Browns, and nine more players or coaches elected who spent at least one year with the Browns franchise.

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Otto Graham was the first Cleveland Browns player to be enshrined as a member of the class of 1965, and the most recent Cleveland Browns player to be included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is Mac Speedie, who was a member of the class of 2020.

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Cleveland Browns have been featured in various movies and TV shows over the years.

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