Cleveland Browns Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- 16th of September 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- 23rd of September 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills
- 27th of October 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
- 7th of October 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants
- 14th of October 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- 21st of October 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts
- 28th of October 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. San Diego Chargers
- 4th of November 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
- Bye Week
- 18th of November 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys
- 25th of December 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- 2nd of December 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders
- 9th of December 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- 16th of December 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins
- 23rd of December 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos
- 30th of December 2012: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Overview of the Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns were a foundation member of the All-America Football Conference in 1946, dominating that leagues short history before moving to the NFL. The Browns were the most successful team of the 1950’s winning the NFL Championship four times and qualifying for the playoffs eight times. The franchise won one more Championship in 1964 but since that time have struggled; making only sporadic appearances in the playoffs and never qualifying for the Super Bowl.
Statistics Overview of the Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns entered the NFL in 1950. They have played their home matches at Cleveland Browns Stadium since reentering the NFL in 1999. The Browns have never won the Super Bowl but have been Conference Champions on eleven occasions. The franchise has won nine divisional titles but none since 1989. They have an overall record of 489-410-13. The Browns have qualified for the playoffs twenty-four times and have a playoffs record of 16-20. Their rivalry with the Baltimore Ravens is one of the most unique in the NFL because of the shared history between the franchises.Conference: NFC
Stadium: Cleveland Browns Stadium (1999- present)
Super Bowl Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 11 (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969)
Division Championships: 9 (1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989)
Playoff Appearances:: 24 (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2002)
Overall Record: 489-410-13
Playoff Record: 16-20
Biggest Rivals: Baltimore Ravens
Head Coach: Pat Shurmur
Legenday Players: Brian Sipe, Jim Brown, Ozzie Newsome, Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Brandon Weeden
Brandon Weeden was selected with the 22nd pick of the 2012 NFL draft. At 28 years of age Weeden was the oldest player selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Weeden was a professional baseball player from 2002 to 2006, spending time with the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals. In 2007 he quit baseball and enrolled at Oklahoma State. Weeden eventually became the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State and led the side to a number 3 ranking in the BCS standings in 2011. Because of his age Weeden is under more pressure than any other rookie in the NFL this season.
Offensive Star: Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson was the 3rd pick of the 2011 NFL draft. Richardson had an extremely successful College Football career at the University of Alabama, winning two National Championships and the 2011 SEC Offensive Player of the Year award. Richardson is considered the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson. He will receive a great deal of work in his rookie season and he is easily the strongest player on the Browns off season.
Defensive Star: D'Qwell Jackson
D'Qwell Jackson was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 34th pick of the 2006 NFL draft. Jackson did not secure a starting role in the Browns defense until 2008. That season he made the most tackles in the NFL and was unlucky not to be selected for the AFC Pro Bowl team. The linebacker injured his shoulder in the sixth game of the 2009 season, causing Jackson to miss the entire 2010 season. Jackson returned in 2011 and had his best season ever. He made 116 solo tackles, the most anybody has made in the NFL since 2007. Jackson will be aiming to take this form into 2012 and be selected for his first AFC Pro Bowl team.
Head Coach: Pat Shurmur
Pat Shurmur began his NFL coaching career as quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999. He spent ten years in that role before being named offensive coordinator of the Rams in 2009. The Rams offense improved considerably under Shurmur's leadership. He was named Cleveland Browns head coach in 2011 and charged with turning around the fortunes of the struggling franchise. The Browns offense struggled in 2011, finishing the season ranked 30th. Shurmur will be hoping rookies Weeden and Richardson can help the Browns offense fire in 2012.