mjp28 Posted June 9, 2022 Report Share Posted June 9, 2022 ★ Cleveland BROWNS glorious football history and traditions. A necessary look back. ★ It's time to get our football minds out of today's headlines and take a look back at our 73 years of professional football here in NE Ohio and elsewhere. If you have any special moments or other BROWNS stories good, funny or otherwise please join in, TEAM HISTORY Founded in 1944, the Browns officially joined the NFL in 1950 along with the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts from the All-America Football Conference after that league folded. The Browns quickly established themselves as perennial contenders, winning four NFL Championships from 1950-64. In 1961, Arthur B. Modell purchased the Browns for a then-record price of $4 million and in 1970, he moved the Browns to the American Football Conference. The Browns played in the first Monday Night Football game on September 21, 1970, defeating the New York Jets, 31-21. TEAM FACTS Seasons: 73 (1946-95, 1999-2021) Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Paul Brown (158-48-8) Super Bowl Titles: 0 Record going into 2021 season: (W-L-T) 533-509-14 Playoff Record: 17-21 Most Career Yards Rushing: Jim Brown, 12,312 (1957-65) Most Career Yards Passing: Brian Sipe, 23,713 (1974-83) Most Career Receptions: Ozzie Newsome, 662 (1978-90) Most Career Sacks: Clay Matthews, 62 (1978-93) Most Career Interceptions: Thom Darden, 45 (1972-81) Most Career Points: Lou Groza, 1,608 (1946-67) Current Team Owner: Jimmy Haslam and Dee Haslam 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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