2002 Cleveland Browns Season
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2002 Cleveland Browns Season
2002 Cleveland Browns season
Head coachButch Davis
OwnerAlfred Lerner (Until October 2, 2002) Randolph Lerner (Took position October 2, 2002)
Home fieldCleveland Browns Stadium
Local radioWTAM · WMMS
Results
Record9-7
Division place2nd AFC North
Playoff finishLost Wild Card playoffs (Steelers) 33-36
Pro Bowlersnone

The 2002 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 54th season and 50th with the National Football League.

The Browns made their only playoff appearance since their re-activation. It was only the Browns' fourth year since returning to the league effectively as an expansion team, and their first winning season. It would also prove to be the only time that the team made the NFL playoffs in the 2000s, and as of 2018, the Browns have not made it back to the NFL playoffs. The Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wildcard round.

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
T Ryan Tucker (Rams) LB Wali Rainer (Jaguars)
FS Robert Griffith (Vikings) T Roman Oben (Buccaneers)
LB Earl Holmes (Steelers) DE Greg Spires (Buccaneers)
DE Kenard Lang (Redskins) DE Keith McKenzie (Bears)

2002 NFL Draft

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Frisman Jackson Wide Receiver Western Illinois
Kalvin Pearson Safety Grambling State

Roster

[1]

Schedule

Regular season

Apart from their AFC North division games, the Browns played against the AFC South and NFC South according to the NFL's new conference rotation, and played the Chiefs and Jets based on 2001 standings with respect to the newly aligned divisions.

Week Date Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 September 8 Kansas City Chiefs L 39-40 Cleveland Browns Stadium 0-1 72,938
2 September 15 Cincinnati Bengals W 20-7 Cleveland Browns Stadium 1-1 73,358
3 September 22 at Tennessee Titans W 31-28 (OT) Adelphia Coliseum 2-1 68,804
4 September 29 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 13-16 Heinz Field 2-2 62,864
5 October 6 Baltimore Ravens L 21-26 Cleveland Browns Stadium 2-3 73,688
6 October 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3-17 Raymond James Stadium 2-4 65,625
7 October 20 Houston Texans W 34-17 Cleveland Browns Stadium 3-4 73,248
8 October 27 at New York Jets W 24-21 Giants Stadium 4-4 78,502
9 November 3 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20-23 Cleveland Browns Stadium 4-5 73,718
10 Bye
11 November 17 at Cincinnati Bengals W 27-20 Paul Brown Stadium 5-5 64,060
12 November 24 at New Orleans Saints W 24-15 Louisiana Superdome 6-5 68,295
13 December 1 Carolina Panthers L 6-13 Cleveland Browns Stadium 6-6 72,718
14 December 8 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 21-20 Alltel Stadium 7-6 46,267
15 December 15 Indianapolis Colts L 23-28 Cleveland Browns Stadium 7-7 73,098
16 December 22 at Baltimore Ravens W 14-13 M&T Bank Stadium 8-7 68,348
17 December 29 Atlanta Falcons W 24-16 Cleveland Browns Stadium 9-7 73,528

Game summary

Week 17: vs. Atlanta

Playoffs

Game Date Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
AFC Wild Card January 5 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 33-36 Heinz Field 9-8 62,595

Game summary

Standings

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3)Pittsburgh Steelers 10 5 1 .656 6-0 8-4 390 345 W3
(6)Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 4-2 7-5 344 320 W2
Baltimore Ravens 7 9 0 .438 2-4 7-5 316 354 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 2 14 0 .125 0-6 1-11 279 456 L1

References

  1. ^ Cleveland Browns 2002 Roster accessed November 28, 2018.

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