Cleveland Browns: Top 30 moments of all-time

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The 1955 season saw the end of the greatest dynasty the NFL has even seen.

The Browns were the defending NFL champions and made a return trip to the title game after posting a 9-2-1 record. Their opponent that day, for the third time in six seasons, were the team that had once called Cleveland home – the Los Angeles Rams.

The two teams played in front of 87,695 fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, who witnessed one of the most dominant championship game performances in NFL history.

The Browns intercepted Los Angeles quarterback Norm Van Brocklin six times, with Don Paul returning one 65 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, as they held the league’s fourth-ranked offense to just 14 points.

On offense, Cleveland quarterback Otto Graham ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the Browns rolled to a final score of 38-14.

The title was Cleveland’s seventh in 10 years under head coach Paul Brown and Graham, who was playing his final NFL game. The title also marked the last championship that Brown won as a head coach.

While all dynasties must come to an end, few have come to a close in such dominating fashion. – TM

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