The 1950 National Football League championship game was the 18th NFL title game, played on December 24, 1950 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Playing their first season in the NFL after four years in the rival All-America Football Conference, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 30–28.

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  • The 1950 National Football League championship game was the 18th NFL title game, played on December 24, 1950 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Playing their first season in the NFL after four years in the rival All-America Football Conference, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 30–28. The championship was the first of three won by Cleveland in the 1950s under head coach Paul Brown behind an offense that featured quarterback Otto Graham, fullback Marion Motley and ends Dante Lavelli and Mac Speedie.Cleveland began the season with a win against the Philadelphia Eagles, who had won the previous two NFL championships. The Browns proceeded to win all but two of their regular-season games, both losses coming against the New York Giants. Cleveland ended the season with a 10–2 win–loss record, tied with the Giants for first place in the American Conference. The tie forced a playoff that the Browns won, 8–2. Los Angeles, meanwhile, finished the season 9–3, tied with the Chicago Bears for first place in the National Conference. The Rams won their playoff, setting up the championship matchup with the Browns.The game began with a long touchdown pass from Rams quarterback Bob Waterfield to Glenn Davis on the first play from scrimmage, giving Los Angeles an early lead. Cleveland tied the game later in the first quarter with a touchdown from Graham to Dub Jones, but the Rams quickly went ahead again on a Dick Hoerner touchdown run. Cleveland scored two unanswered touchdowns in the second and third quarters, retaking a 20–14 lead. A pair of Rams touchdowns in the third quarter, however, gave Los Angeles a two-possession advantage going into the final period. Cleveland responded with a diving touchdown catch by Rex Bumgardner in the final minutes of the game, followed by a field goal by placekicker Lou Groza with 28 seconds left to win 30–28.Lavelli set a championship-game record with 11 receptions, and Waterfield's 82-yard pass to Davis on the first play of the game was then the longest scoring play in championship history. Los Angeles had 407 total yards to Cleveland's 373, but Cleveland had five interceptions, compared to just one for the Rams. The Browns' Warren Lahr had two interceptions in the game. NFL commissioner Bert Bell called Cleveland "the greatest team ever to play football" after the game.
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  • The 1950 National Football League championship game was the 18th NFL title game, played on December 24, 1950 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Playing their first season in the NFL after four years in the rival All-America Football Conference, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 30–28.
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