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Greatest moments in Cleveland Browns history: 2. The four NFL Championships
After treating the AAFC like four years of practices, the Browns were one of three franchises accepted into the NFL. Also joining them were the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts. Despite being looked at as an inferior team to those already established in the NFL, Cleveland came out and dominated in the NFL as well.
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They made the NFL championship every season from 1950-1955 and won it three times in that span. The wins started in their first season in the league, as they went 10-2 before taking on the Los Angeles Rams in the title game. They won that game after coming back from a late 28-20 deficit and went on to win again in 1954 and 1955.
In ’54, they completely destroyed the Detroit Lions by a score of 56-10 and followed that up by embarrassing the Rams with a 38-14 win in 1955. The Browns didn’t win again until 1964, which also happened to be the final championship they ever won in the NFL.
In their final appearance in the big game, the Browns made another statement. This time facing another former AAFC team, the Baltimore Colts (although they did have new ownership at this time following a few years out of the league), the Browns pitched a shut out and won by a score of 27-0. Hopefully, Cleveland can again begin to find success, but they surely started out on the right foot in the NFL.