1954 NFL Championship Game

1954 NFL Championship Game

1954 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit Lions 3 7 0 0 10
Cleveland Browns 14 21 14 7 56
Date December 26, 1954
Stadium Cleveland Municipal Stadium
City Cleveland, OH
Attendance 43,827
TV/Radio in the United States
TV Network DuMont
TV Announcers Byrum Saam and Chuck Thompson
Radio Network Mutual
Radio Announcers Earl Gillespie and Chris Schenkel
Timeline
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1953 1955

The 1954 National Football League championship game was the 22nd annual championship game. The NFL title game was held on December 26, 1954, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio. This was the third straight title game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns. Detroit won the previous two Championship meetings.

The Detroit Lions had finished the 1954 season with a record of 9-2-1 and the Western Conference title. The Lions were led by quarterback Bobby Layne and running back Doak Walker.

Cleveland Browns had finished the regular season with a record of 9-3 and won the Eastern Conference. The Browns were led by their head coach Paul Brown and quarterback Otto Graham.

Scoring

  • DET - FG Walker 36 3-0 DET
  • CLE - Renfro 35-yard pass from Graham (Groza kick) 7-3 CLE
  • CLE - Brewster 8-yard pass from Graham (Groza kick) 14-3 CLE
  • CLE - Graham 1-yard run (Groza kick) 21-3 CLE
  • DET - Bowman 5-yard run (Walker kick) 21-10 CLE
  • CLE - Graham 5-yard run(Groza kick) 28-10 CLE
  • CLE - Renfro 31-yard pass from Graham (Groza kick) 35-10 CLE
  • CLE - Graham 1-yard run (Groza kick) 42-10 CLE
  • CLE - Morrison 12-yard run (Groza kick) 49-10 CLE
  • CLE - Hanulak 12-yard run (Groza kick) 56-10 CLE

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