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1964 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Blanton Collier
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship (4)
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1963 1965

The 1964 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 15th season with the National Football League. The Browns' championship is the most recent championship by a professional sports team in the Cleveland area.

Contents

The Upset Heard 'Round Pro Football World

The Browns were not expected to win the NFL Championship when they faced the Baltimore Colts who had their best season since their 1959 championship season, and had a star-studed lineup with the likes of Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, John Mackey, and Raymond Berry. But the Browns had home field advantage and the best fans in the NFL. After a scoreless first half, the Browns exploded for 27 unanswered points, and wide receiver Gary Collins became the unsung hero of the game, as he caught 2 critical touchdown passes, as the Browns shocked the football world by beating the Colts and earned their fourth (as of 2009) and most recent NFL championship.

Offseason

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NFL Draft

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
1 11 Paul Warfield Tackle Ohio State
2 26 Billy Truax Defensive End LSU
4 54 Don Shackelford Tackle Pacific
5 67 Dick Klein Tackle Wichita State
7 95 Sammy Odom Linebacker Northwestern (LA) State
8 110 Leroy Kelly Running Back Morgan State
9 123 John Briscoe Linebacker Arizona
10 135 Bobby Robinson Guard Mississippi
10 138 Dick Van Raaphorst Kicker Ohio State
11 151 Eddie Versprille Fullback Alabama
12 166 Ed Mitchell Tackle Southern
13 179 Bob Meehan Guard Syracuse
14 194 Terry Sieg Running Back Virginia
15 207 John Houtman Tackle Michigan
16 222 Sidney Williams End Southern
17 235 Larry Bartolameolli Tackle Western Michigan
18 250 Sherman Lewis Defensive Back Michigan State
19 263 Jim Higgins Guard Xavier
20 278 Dave Archer Tackle Syracuse

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Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 13, 1964 at Washington Redskins W 27-13
2 September 20, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals T 33-33
3 September 27, 1964 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28-20
4 October 4, 1964 Dallas Cowboys W 27-6
5 October 10, 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers L 23-7
6 October 18, 1964 at Dallas Cowboys W 20-16
7 October 25, 1964 New York Giants W 42-20
8 November 1, 1964 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 30-17
9 November 8, 1964 Washington Redskins W 34-24
10 November 15, 1964 Detroit Lions W 37-21
11 November 22, 1964 at Green Bay Packers L 28-21
12 November 29, 1964 Philadelphia Eagles W 38-24
13 December 6, 1964 at St. Louis Cardinals L 28-19
14 December 12, 1964 at New York Giants W 52-20

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 27, 1964 Baltimore Colts W 27-0

Standings

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 415 293 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 3 2 .750 357 331 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 6 8 0 .429 312 313 L-1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 307 305 L-2
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 250 289 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 9 0 .357 253 315 L-1
New York Giants 2 10 2 .167 241 399 L-4

Roster

Cleveland Browns roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Postseason

NFL Championship Game

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 0 0 0
Browns 0 0 17 10 27

Cleveland Browns 27, Baltimore Colts 0

Scoring

  • CLE - FG Groza 43
  • CLE - Collins 18 yard pass from Ryan (Groza kick)
  • CLE - Collins 42 yard pass from Ryan (Groza kick)
  • CLE - FG Groza 9
  • CLE - Collins 51 yard pass from Ryan (Groza kick)

Awards and records

  • Jim Brown, NFL Rushing Leader, (1,446 yards)
  • Frank Ryan, NFL Leader, Touchdown Passes, (25)

Milestones

  • Jim Brown, Seventh NFL Rushing Title

References

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1964 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1964 AFL Season

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