The 1950 season in the NFL brought some changes to the league. First the NFL had added three teams from the All-America Football Conference. The NFL realigined the Eastern and Western Divisions into the American Conference and National Conference. For the first time both division/conference races resulted in ties at the end of the regular season, resulting in two playoff games. In the American Conference, the Cleveland Browns (who had joined the NFL from the AAFC) defeated the New York Giants, while in the National Conference the Los Angeles Rams beat the Chicago Bears.
The Browns had been the AAFC's most dominant team, winning all four of its championships. The Rams, who left Cleveland after the 1945 season for Los Angeles, were making their second straight appearance in an NFL title game.
1 – From 1966 to 1969, the first four Super Bowls were "World Championship" games played between two independent professional football leagues, AFL and NFL, and when the league merged in 1970 the Super Bowl became the NFL Championship Game. 2 – Dates in the list denote the season, not the calendar year in which the championship game was played. For instance, Super Bowl XLI was played in 2007, but was the championship for the 2006 season.