Cleveland Browns Playoff History: All-Time Playoff Win-Loss Record

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) reacts as he runs off the field after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 during an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Justin Berl)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Jan 21, 2023, 11:39 AM

The Cleveland Browns’ all-time playoff record is 17-21

Browns Playoff History

Before the NFL-AFL merger, the Browns were one of football’s dominant franchises. They won eight championships before 1966 but sit among the NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl and NFL teams that have never appeared in a Super Bowl.

In 38 playoff games, the Browns are 17-21, with five trips to the AFC Championship Game appearances and no victories.

The Browns began their winning ways back in 1946, beating the New York Yankees in the one-round championship game 14-9.

They followed that up with championships in 1947 and 1948.

The 1949 season saw the introduction of the Divisional Round, but it made no difference to the Browns. They beat the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers to win the 1949 championship and knocked off the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams to win a fifth straight title in 1950.

The Browns continued to make the championship game, losing three consecutive times from 1951 to 1953 and winning in 1954 and 1955.

They added one more championship in 1964 but have failed to advance past the Conference Championship since.

From 1971 to 1985, the Cleveland Browns made the playoffs five times but could not win a single playoff game.

They finally won a Divisional Round game in 1987 and again in 1989, but it was one and done every time.

The Browns won just one playoff game in the 1990s and have only one playoff victory since 1994, a 2020 Wild Card victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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