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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.

The Upset Heard 'Round Pro Football WorldEdit

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-studded 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 2011) and most recent NFL championship.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
111Paul WarfieldWide Receiver Ohio State
226Billy TruaxDefensive End LSU
454Don ShackelfordTackle Pacific
567Dick KleinTackle Wichita State
795Sammy OdomLinebacker Northwestern (LA) State
8110Leroy KellyRunning Back Morgan State
9123John BriscoeLinebacker Arizona
10135Bobby RobinsonGuard Mississippi
10138Dick Van RaaphorstKicker Ohio State
11151Eddie VersprilleFullback Alabama
12166Ed MitchellTackle Southern
13179Bob MeehanGuard Syracuse
14194Terry SiegRunning Back Virginia
15207John HoutmanTackle Michigan
16222Sid WilliamsEnd Southern
17235Larry BartolameolliTackle Western Michigan
18250Sherman LewisDefensive Back Michigan State
19263Jim HigginsGuard Xavier
20278Dave ArcherTackle Syracuse
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Exhibition scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 9, 1964 at San Francisco 49ers L 26–7
27,404
2 August 15, 1964 at Los Angeles Rams W 56–31
43,183
3 August 22, 1964 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers at Akron W 42–7
27,255
4 August 28, 1964 at Detroit Lions W 35–14
36,946
5 September 5, 1964 Green Bay Packers W 20–17
83,736

Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 at Washington Redskins W 27–13
47,577
2 September 20, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals T 33–33
76,954
3 September 27, 1964 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–20
60,671
4 October 4, 1964 Dallas Cowboys W 27–6
72,062
5 October 10, 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–7
80,530
6 October 18, 1964 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–16
37,456
7 October 25, 1964 New York Giants W 42–20
81,050
8 November 1, 1964 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–17
49,568
9 November 8, 1964 Washington Redskins W 34–24
76,385
10 November 15, 1964 Detroit Lions W 37–21
83,064
11 November 22, 1964 at Green Bay Packers L 28–21
48,065
12 November 29, 1964 Philadelphia Eagles W 38–24
79,289
13 December 6, 1964 at St. Louis Cardinals L 28–19
31,585
14 December 12, 1964 at New York Giants W 52–20
63,007

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 27, 1964 Baltimore Colts W 27–0
79,544

StandingsEdit

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

RosterEdit

1964 Cleveland Browns rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

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PostseasonEdit

NFL Championship GameEdit

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 recordsEdit

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

MilestonesEdit

  • Jim Brown, Seventh NFL Rushing Title

ReferencesEdit

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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