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Playoff Appearances (since 1970): 11
Conference Championship Appearances: 3 (1986, 1987, 1989)
Last Playoff Appearance: 2002 (Lost in Wild Card Round)
It wasn't always like this.
From 1946-1955, the Cleveland Browns played in an eye-popping 10 straight championship games. The Browns won the NFL title in their first year in the league in 1950, setting off a string of three championships in six years.
The Browns would again win a championship in 1964, led by running back Jim Brown.
Since then, there's been heartbreak in every form imaginable.
The "Red Right 88" playoff loss to the Oakland Raiders in 1980. Three losses to the Denver Broncos in four years in the the AFC title game in the late 1980s, punctuated by "The Drive" and "The Fumble."
Then, just when Browns fans thought things couldn't get any worse, former team owner Art Modell yanked the team away altogether, moving it to Baltimore.
Where they won two Super Bowls.
Since the Browns reentered the NFL in 1999, it's been more of the same. There have been two winning seasons and one playoff appearance. In each of the last six seasons, the Browns have lost at least 10 games.
The team completely overhauled the front office after Jimmy Haslam bought the team in 2012, but it didn't take long for head coach Rob Chudzinski to fall out of favor. He was fired after a single season, leading one disgruntled player to tell NFL Network's Michael Silver "This organization is a joke."
Why the Browns Will Be Last
Many will argue that Cleveland should be higher on this list than Jacksonville.
After all, the Browns have one of the NFL's best offensive tackles in Joe Thomas, and the league's best center in free agent to-be Alex Mack.
Wide receiver Josh Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013. Cornerback Joe Haden is one of the top young players at his position.
Tight end Jordan Cameron showed great promise in 2013. So did safety T.J. Ward, who recaptured his Pro Bowl form.
And yet the Browns won four games in 2013.
For the umpteenth time since the Browns returned in 1999, the team will look to draft its franchise quarterback this year. With five picks in the first three rounds, the Browns are in great position to make big strides quickly.
Of course, we said the same thing two years ago, before the Browns used the extra first-round pick they got for passing on Julio Jones to draft Brandon Weeden.
Fans will point out that was a different regime.
You know, not the regime with the owner, under federal investigation for ripping off customers, who just canned a head coach after one season.
And that's the rub. It hasn't mattered who owned the team, ran it or coached it.
If there's been a decision to be made in Cleveland over the past 15 years, the Browns have made the wrong one.
And to this point, the new regime has offered exactly zero indication this time is going to be any different.