The Full Wiki

More info on NFL Championship Game, 1964

NFL Championship Game, 1964: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1964 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Baltimore Colts 0 0 0 0 0
Cleveland Browns 0 0 17 10 27
Date December 27, 1964
Stadium Cleveland Municipal Stadium
City Cleveland, OH
Referee Norm Schachter
Attendance N/A
TV/Radio in the United States
TV Network CBS
TV Announcers Ken Coleman, Chuck Thompson, Frank Gifford

The 1964 National Football League championship game was the 32nd annual championship game. The NFL title game was held on December 27, 1964 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio. It was the first NFL title game to be televised by CBS.

Background

The Baltimore Colts had finished the regular season with a record of 12-2 and won the Western Conference. The Colts were led by their head coach Don Shula and quarterback Johnny Unitas. This was the Colts' 3rd championship game appearance since joining the NFL in 1953.

The Cleveland Browns had finished the regular season with a record of 10-3-1 and won the Eastern Conference. The Browns were led by their head coach Blanton Collier, quarterback Frank Ryan, running back Jim Brown and receivers Gary Collins and Paul Warfield. This was the Browns' 8th NFL championship game appearance since joining the NFL in 1950.

The Browns' win is the most recent major sports championship won by a professional Cleveland team.

Game summary

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 3-0 CLE
  • CLE - Collins 18 yard pass from Ryan (Groza kick) 10-0 CLE
  • CLE - Collins 42 yard pass from Ryan (Groza kick) 17-0 CLE
  • CLE - FG Groza 9 20-0 CLE
  • CLE - Collins 51 yard pass from Ryan (Groza kick) 27-0 CLE

References

[1] Chuck Heaton, "Browns Capture Crown, 27-0", Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 27, 1964, Browns history database retrieved December 12, 2007

Preceded by
NFL Championship Game, 1963
NFL Championship Game
1964
Succeeded by
NFL Championship Game, 1965
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message