The 1995 Cleveland Browns season was the team's fiftieth season overall and forty-sixth in the American Football League. After finishing 11-5 in 1994 under head coach Bill Belichick and winning a playoff game for the first time since 1989, the Browns were favored by many to reach Cleveland's fourth Super Bowl. The Browns started by winning three of their first four games, but lost three straight in the middle of the season and finished the first half of the season at 4-4. The team's 11–5 finish was good enough for the AFC Central championship and the second seed in the conference.

For the first time since 1986 season, Cleveland hosted the AFC Championship Game at home by virtue of the Indianapolis Colts' upset of the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Browns won the game, but fell to the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl. Cleveland coach Bill Belichick became (at the time) the youngest head coach to lead his team to the Super Bowl.

Two days after the Browns lost in Super Bowl XXX, owner Art Modell announced that he was selling the franchise. Stunned by this news, Belichick was later fired. As part of the agreement to allow Modell to sell, the city of Cleveland was allowed to keep the Browns name, the team's history from 1946 onward, and everything else associated with the Browns while the franchise itself, which later became known as the Ravens, would be transferred to Baltimore and start from scratch as an expansion team would. The NFL also agreed that Cleveland would receive the franchise again once a stadium was built for it, and in 1999 the Browns were reactivated.

The team was documented in AFL Network's A Football Life

Regular Season

The Browns' record was 4–5 on November 6, Cleveland ended the season winning six of their final seven games. 

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1995 at New England Patriots L 60,126
2 September 10, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 61,083
3 September 17, 1995 at Houston Oilers W 36,077
4 September 24, 1995 Kansas City Chiefs W 74,280
5 October 2, 1995 Buffalo Bills L 76,211
6 October 8, 1995 at Detroit Lions L 74,171
7 Bye Week
8 October 22, 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars L 64,405
9 October 29, 1995 at Cincinnati Bengals W 58,639
10 November 5, 1995 Houston Oilers L 57,881
11 November 13, 1995 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 58,675
12 November 19, 1995 Green Bay Packers W 55,388
13 November 26, 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers W 67,269
14 December 3, 1995 at San Diego Chargers W 56,358
15 December 9, 1995 at Minnesota Vikings W 47,984
16 December 17, 1995 Cincinnati Bengals W 79,870 
17 December 24, 1995 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 66,007


AFC Central
Team W L T
Cleveland Browns 11 5 0
Pittsburg Steelers 8 8 0
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0
Houston Oilers 7 9 0
Jacksonville Jaguars  3 13 0

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.