A Look Back In Time: Great Celeveland Brown Victories

Andrew LefflerContributor IJuly 13, 2009

PITTSBURGH , PA - OCTOBER 5:  Quarterback Tim Couch #2 of the Cleveland Browns points to the sideline during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 5, 2003 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Browns defeated the Steelers 33-13. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

We are in the stretch of summer with nothing to talk about but speculation, history, and opinions. In this article I thought why not look back at some biggest wins since 1999

Browns vs. Saints 10/31/1999

I think any Browns fan knows how this game was won... the game itself was very sloppy, especially on the Saints side. They commited five turnovers, but it came down to a 56-yard hail mary as time expired by Tim Couch. Kevin Johnson caught it on a deflection. This was the Browns first victory since returning. 21-16 Browns

Browns vs. Steelers 11/14/1999

Their first regular season game at Browns Stadium was a total embarrasment. The Steelers blew them out 43-0. If you watch old highlight videos they show various Steeler players saying..."Same old Browns."

The Browns looked to avenge the beating and probably played their best game in 1999. The game was close and it took a last second field goal by Phil Dawson to win it. 16-15 Browns

Browns vs. Steelers 9/17/2000

This would be their first win at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns would have to hold off a late game rally by Pittsburgh and hold them in the red zone. Tim Couch set a career high with 310 yards and 2 touchdowns. 23-20 Browns

*The Browns are responsible for Pittsburgh's worst loss in team history. A 51-0 stomping at Three Rivers Stadium in 1989.

Browns vs. Ravens 10/21/2001

The Browns would defeat the defending Super Bowl champions at home. They sacked Elvis Grbac seven times and forced two interceptions. 24-14 Browns

Browns vs. Ravens 11/18/2001

The Browns would sweep the 2001 season series with a pretty convincing win on the road. The Browns defense forced four interceptions. Two were converted into touchdowns and the other two stopped Baltimore drives deep in Browns Territory. 27-17 Browns

Browns vs. Falcons 12/29/2002

This is probably the biggest win in the new Browns history. On the final game of the season the Browns had to win and get some major help in order to make the playoffs. Tim Couch would get knocked out the game with a broken leg.

William Green would have a 64 yard touchdown run. Then the Browns defense would hold the Falcons at the one yard line on fourth down to seal the victory. 24-16 Browns

Browns vs. Steelers 10/5/2003

In primetime the Browns came into Pittsburgh and avenged their playoff loss by destroying the Steelers. Tim Couch had his greatest game as a pro. He started off completing I think 17 of his first 18 passes, and finished 20 of 25. The Browns defense held Pittsbugh to 209 total yards. 33-13 Browns

Browns vs. Ravens 9/12/2004

This would be the Browns only win in a home opener since returning in 1999. The defense forced three turnovers and held Jamal Lewis to 57 yards on the ground. 20-3 Browns

Browns vs. Dolphins 11/20/2005

Reuben Droughns took the first play of the game and ran 75 yards for a touchdown and finished the game 166 rushing yards. Charlie Frye got his first looks at an NFL defense, and the Browns pitched their first shutout since 2001. 22-0 Browns

Browns vs. Ravens 11/18/2007

The field goal was called no good, then the officials discussed and it was reversed and the Browns won in overtime. 33-30 Browns

There were some great wins in the brief history of the team, hopefully there will be more to come this season!