The NFL Championship game between the Browns and Colts took place on December 27, 1964 at Cleveland Stadium. The Colts were known as one of the most dominant teams in recent memory with their 23-game winning streak, led by future Hall of Famers John Unitas and Raymond Berry.
The Browns, on the other hand, were known as a mediocre team, but one that fought hard to make their way to the championship game after an upset win over future Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Title and the San Francisco 49ers in the title game for the Western Conference Championship.
The key players in each team
The key players in the Browns include:
Jim Brown – Running Back
Lou Groza – Kicker
Paul Warfield – Wide Receiver
Leroy Kelly – Running Back
The key players in the Colts include :
Johnny Unitas – Quarterback
Raymond Berry – Wide Receiver
Gino Marchetti – Defensive End
Lenny Moore – Running Back
What were the highlights of the game
The highlights of this game includes three touchdowns by Jim Brown which gave them a 27-0 lead at halftime. The Colts, however, fought back to score 17 points in the fourth quarter and attempt an onside kick late in the 4th quarter which was unsuccessful.
who won the superbowl in 1964
The Browns won the game 27-0. The Browns went on to win three NFL championships, nearly dominating the NFL in the 1950s, and won one more NFL championship in 1964. The Browns later on became one of the most dominant teams in the 1980s.
The Colts, however, are also considered one of the most dominating teams due to their 23-game winning streak during that season. They won two NFL championships afterward in 1968 and 1970.
How did this game affect the sport of football recursively
This game is considered to be one of the best games in NFL history, and it gave rise to more popularity for AFL-NFL Championship Games. The Browns won the championship which started an era where they battled with them for another decade. This also led to two more close games between the Colts and Browns.