September 15, 1986 |
Just when the Houston Oilers appeared to have overcome a hard-hitting Cleveland defense that forced six turnovers, Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar stepped in and delivered the knockout punch. Trailing 13-9, Kosar threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Langhorne with 2:10 to play for the go-ahead points in a 23-20 victory over the Oilers Sunday. The Oilers failed to cover the ensuing short kickoff and Cleveland's D.D. Hoggard recovered at the Houston 20.
December 5, 1988 |
After the running game failed to materialize, Cleveland quarterback Bernie Kosar placed special emphasis on the passing game, and thanks to some help from his receivers the strategy worked. "The wideouts did a tremendous job for us today," Kosar said after he passed for 308 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Browns beat the Dallas Cowboys, 24-21.
November 15, 1993 |
Bernie Kosar didn't look like a quarterback with diminished skills. With only four days of practice after his release by the Cleveland Browns, Kosar completed 13 of 21 passes for 199 yards. He also threw for a touchdown while directing the Dallas Cowboys to 20-15 victory Sunday over the Phoenix Cardinals. "For Bernie to pull this off with limited practice time was commendable," Dallas Coach Jimmy Johnson said. "He was hitting Michael Irvin on cross-over routes and executing the offense.
September 19, 1986 |
Fullback Larry Kinnebrew, looking even bigger than his listed 258 pounds, bruised his way to three touchdowns Thursday night as he led the Cincinnati Bengals to a 30-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns. "You better believe he's a load, at 270 pounds," Cleveland defensive end Carl Hairston said. "With a guy that big, you've got to have a lot of guys around him."
September 14, 1987 |
Bobby Hebert threw two touchdown passes to Hoby Brenner, and Bruce Clark and Brett Maxie both sacked Bernie Kosar in the end zone for fourth-quarter safeties Sunday as the New Orleans Saints beat the Cleveland Browns, 28-21. It was the first time in the Saints' 21-year history that they had two safeties in a game and only the fourth time they had won a season opener.
November 3, 1986 |
With his ground attack virtually non-existent, quarterback Bernie Kosar threw three touchdowns passes Sunday as the Cleveland Browns beat the winless Indianapolis Colts, 24-9. A spectacular catch by Herman Fontenot gave the Browns a quick 14-0 lead, and Indianapolis never seriously challenged again. "He (Fontenot) wasn't the primary receiver," said Cleveland Coach Marty Schottenheimer of the 72-yard touchdown play.
March 15, 1985 |
Quarterback Bernie Kosar, whose strong arm led the University of Miami to the 1983 national championship, said Thursday that he would cut short his college career to play with the National Football League. Kosar said he would need six credit hours this summer to graduate and could complete his current studies by the end of June, in time for NFL summer training camps.
September 21, 1987 |
Mark Malone honestly didn't believe he was throwing the ball that poorly. The Pittsburgh quarterback threw five interceptions Sunday, including four in the second half, as the Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns, 34-10. It was the sixth straight loss for the Steelers at Cleveland Stadium. "I came in and felt like I was throwing the ball well," Malone said. "The last interception was a good play by (linebacker Clay) Matthews. The other four--you're looking at three deflections and a great play."
September 6, 1988 |
Quarterbacks Bernie Kosar of the Cleveland Browns and Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers, who were expected to lead their teams to big things this season, instead will be on the sidelines for several weeks. Kosar is expected to be out four to eight weeks with an injury to his passing arm suffered in Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. "I'm obviously, from my standpoint, pretty disappointed," Kosar said shortly after receiving the diagnosis Monday.
August 24, 1985
It had to happen. The day after Cleveland Browns rookie Bernie Kosar made the cover of Sports Illustrated, Peter King of Newsday wrote: "Kosar has lost the starting quarterback job--if he was in line to win it immediately--to nine-year veteran Gary Danielson, the Detroit Lions castoff. "Danielson is now a cinch to open the season for the Browns, and he'll have to play himself out of the job."