The 1980s were a golden era of Cleveland Browns football. This was a decade that saw the Browns make the playoffs in seven out of 10 years. We take a look back on five regular season games that are worth remembering.
It’s hard for some Cleveland Browns fans to remember, but there was a time when the Browns were really good. In fact, during the 1980s, the team appeared in the playoffs in seven out of 10 years.
From the Kardiac Kids of 1980 to the 1989 team that made the AFC Championship Game for the third time in four years, the 1980s were filled with special memories. In this part of the series, we’re taking a look back at five games from the 1980s that you should enjoy while social distancing.
Before you review, I’ll include a few disclaimers. First, I did not include any playoff games. Enough has been written about Red Right 88, The Drive, The Fumble, and the double OT thriller versus the Jets. The games speak for themselves.
Second, I’m also only listing games that the Browns won. This can be a depressing enough time, there’s no need to add to it.
Finally, the games are listed chronologically. This isn’t about ranking games, it’s about trying to catalog a handful of games that had significance and defined what it meant to be a fan during these years.
Because the team had so much success there are many games that simply didn’t make the cut, so be sure to include your favorites in the comments.