2000 Cleveland Browns season

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2000 Cleveland Browns season
Head coachChris Palmer
General managerDwight Clark
OwnerAl Lerner
Home fieldCleveland Browns Stadium
Local radioWTAM · WMJI
Results
Record3–13
Division place6th AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlersnone

The 2000 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 48th season with the National Football League and 52nd overall. It was the 2nd season of the "new Browns" which returned to the NFL in 1999.

Kicker Phil Dawson was the Browns’ leading scorer with 59 points.[1] The Browns total offense ranked 31st (last) in the league, while their total defense ranked 26th in the league.[2] The 2000 Browns’ 161 points scored (10.06 per game) is the third-fewest ever by a team in a 16-game schedule tied with the 1998 Eagles and behind the 1992 Seahawks and 1991 Colts.[3] Nevertheless, their four games without even scoring is the most in the NFL since the 1977 Buccaneers failed to score six times;[4] by contrast the 2016 and 2017 Browns went a combined 1–31 but never failed to score a point in any game. Even the 1999 Browns scored 217 points, or 3.50 more per game than the 2000 version.

Offseason[edit]

2000 NFL Draft[edit]

Draft order Player name Position College
Round Pick
1 1 Courtney Brown Defensive End Penn State
2 32 Dennis Northcutt Wide Receiver Arizona
3 63 Travis Prentice Running back Miami (Ohio)
3 79 JaJuan Dawson Wide Receiver Tulane
4 95 Lewis Sanders Cornerback Maryland
4 110 Aaron Shea Tight End/Fullback Michigan
5 130 Anthony Malbrough Defensive back Texas Tech
5 146 Lamar Chapman Defensive back Kansas State
6 183 Spergon Wynn Quarterback Southwest Texas State
6 206 Brad Bedell Offensive Lineman Colorado
7 207 Manuia Savea Offensive Lineman Arizona
7 209 Eric Chandler Defensive Lineman Jackson State
7 225 Rashidi Barnes Safety Colorado

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2000 Cleveland Browns staff
Front office
  • Owner and Chairman – Alfred Lerner
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Carmen Policy
  • Executive Vice President/Director of Football Operations – Dwight Clark
  • Executive Director of Player Personnel – Joe Collins
  • Director of College Personnel – Phil Neri
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Keith Kidd

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Mark Michaels
  • Special Teams Assistant – Jon Fabris

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Tim Jorgensen
  • Assistant Strength – Joe Kim

Final roster[edit]

2000 Cleveland Browns final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
60 Active, 3 Inactive, 1 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 3 Jacksonville Jaguars L 27–7 CBS 1:00 pm
72,418
2 September 10 at Cincinnati Bengals W 24–7 CBS 1:00 pm
64,006
3 September 17 Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–20 CBS 1:00 pm
73,018
4 September 24 at Oakland Raiders L 36–10 CBS 4:17 pm
45,702
5 October 1 Baltimore Ravens L 12–0 CBS 1:00 pm
73,018
6 October 8 at Arizona Cardinals L 29–21 CBS 4:15 pm
39,148
7 October 15 at Denver Broncos L 44–10 CBS 4:05 pm
75,811
8 October 22 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 22–0 CBS 4:05 pm
57,659
9 October 29 Cincinnati Bengals L 12–3 CBS 1:00 pm
73,118
10 November 5 New York Giants L 24–3 FOX 1:00 pm
72,718
11 November 12 New England Patriots W 19–11 CBS 1:00 pm
72,618
12 November 19 at Tennessee Titans L 24–10 CBS 1:00 pm
68,498
13 November 26 at Baltimore Ravens L 44–7 CBS 1:00 pm
68,361
14 December 3 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 48–0 CBS 4:15 pm
51,262
15 December 10 Philadelphia Eagles L 35–24 FOX 1:00 pm
72,318
16 December 17 Tennessee Titans L 24–0 CBS 1:00 pm
72,318
17 Bye

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Tennessee Titans 13 3 0 .813 346 191 W4
(4) Baltimore Ravens 12 4 0 .750 333 165 W7
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 321 255 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 7 9 0 .438 367 327 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 185 359 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 161 419 L5

Game Summaries[edit]

Week 6: at Arizona[edit]

Week 6: Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 7 7 0721
Cardinals 0 16 10329

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

  • Date: October 8
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 87 °F (30.6 °C), relative humidity 25%, wind 15 miles per hour (24 km/h; 13 kn)
  • Game attendance: 44,296
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers (CBS): Don Criqui (play–by–play) and Steve Tasker (color commentator)
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Game information

Best performances[edit]

  • Tim Couch, Week 3, 316 Passing Yards vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[5]
  • Doug Pederson, Week 15, 309 Passing Yards vs. Philadelphia Eagles[6]

Awards and records[edit]

  • Led NFL, Yards Punted, 4,919 yards[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 216
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 215
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2012, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Points For.
  4. ^ Pro Football Reference; In a single season, from 1940 to 2018, in the Regular Season, requiring Points For = 0, sorted by most games in season matching criteria
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 206
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 207
  7. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 202