|1995 Cleveland Browns season|
|Head Coach||Bill Belichick|
|Home Field||Cleveland Stadium|
|Place||3rd AFC Central|
|Playoff Finish||did not qualify|
|Previous Season||Next Season|
The 1995 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 46th season with the National Football League, and 50th overall. On November 6, then-owner Art Modell announced his intentions to move the team to Baltimore for the 1996 season. Among the notable players on this year's roster were Matt Stover (kicker) and Vinny Testaverde (QB).
|1||Craig Powell||Linebacker||Ohio State|
|3||Mike Frederick||Defensive End||Virginia|
|5||Tau Pupua||Defensive Tackle||Weber State|
|7||A.C. Tellison||Wide Receiver||Miami (FL)|
|1995 Cleveland Browns staff|
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Strength and Conditioning
The Browns' record was 4–5 on November 6, the day that owner Art Modell announced the team would be moving to Baltimore for the 1996 season. Cleveland ended the season losing six of their final seven games.
They did, however, win their final home game on December 17th, against long-time rival Cincinnati.
The 1995 season is, as of 2011, the last season in which the Browns didn't sell out some of their home games, thus being blacked out.
|1||September 3, 1995||at New England Patriots||L 17–14|| |
|2||September 10, 1995||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 14–7|| |
|3||September 17, 1995||at Houston Oilers||W 14–7|| |
|4||September 24, 1995||Kansas City Chiefs||W 35–17|| |
|5||October 2, 1995||Buffalo Bills||L 22–19|| |
|6||October 8, 1995||at Detroit Lions||L 38–20|| |
|7||October 22, 1995||Jacksonville Jaguars||L 23–15|| |
|8||October 29, 1995||at Cincinnati Bengals||W 29–26|| |
|9||November 5, 1995||Houston Oilers||L 37–10|| |
|10||November 13, 1995||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 20–3|| |
|11||November 19, 1995||Green Bay Packers||L 31–20|| |
|12||November 26, 1995||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 20–17|| |
|13||December 3, 1995||at San Diego Chargers||L 31–13|| |
|14||December 9, 1995||at Minnesota Vikings||L 27–11|| |
|15||December 17, 1995||Cincinnati Bengals||W 26–10|| |
|16||December 24, 1995||at Jacksonville Jaguars||L 24–21|| |
Relocation to BaltimoreEdit
- Main article: Cleveland Browns relocation controversy
Modell announced on November 6, 1995, that he had signed a deal to relocate the Browns to Baltimore in 1996—a move which would return the NFL to Baltimore for the first time since the Colts relocated to Indianapolis after the 1983 season. The very next day, on November 7, 1995, Cleveland voters overwhelmingly approved an issue that had been placed on the ballot at Modell's request, before he made his decision to move the franchise, which provided $175 million in tax dollars to refurbish the outmoded and declining Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Modell's plan was later scrapped and taxpayers ultimately paid close to $300 million to demolish the old stadium and construct a new stadium for the Browns on the site of Municipal Stadium.
Awards and recordsEdit