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