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Encyclopedia > NFL Championship Game, 1951

In the 1951 National Football League Championship Game, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cleveland Browns, 24–17, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on December 23, 1951. This Championship Game was the first one televised coast-to-coast. The DuMont Network purchased the rights to do so from the NFL for $75,000. The 1951 NFL season was the 32nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Locations of teams in the NFL States with AFC team (red), NFC team (blue) The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City St. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation) and Coliseum. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ...


The Rams were the first to score with a 1-yard run by fullback Dick Hoerner in the second quarter. The Browns answered back with an NFL Championship record 52-yard field goal by Lou Groza. They later took the lead with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Otto Graham to Dub Jones. The Browns take the lead at halftime 10–7. Louis Roy Groza (born January 25, 1924 - died November 29, 2000) was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ... William Dub Jones (born December 29, 1924 in Arcadia, Louisiana) is a former American Football running back who played ten seasons with the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Seahawks from 1950 to 1955 in the National Football League and the old All-America Football Conference. ...


In the third quarter Larry Brink landed a hard tackle on Graham causing him to fumble the ball. Andy Robustelli picked up the ball on the Cleveland 24 and returned it to the Cleveland 2. On the third play of the drive, "Deacon" Dan Towler ran the ball in for a touchdown from the one yard line giving the Rams a 14–10 lead. Larry Brink was a defensive lineman in the NFL. Categories: | | ...


Early in the fourth quarter, the Rams increased their lead with a Bob Waterfield 17-yard field goal. The Browns answered back with an 8-play, 70-yard drive that ended with a 5-yard touchdown run by Ken Carpenter, tieing the game at 17–17. Twenty-five seconds later late in the fourth quarter, Tom Fears beat defenders Clif Lewis and Tom James and received a Norm Van Brocklin pass at midfield. Fears raced to the endzone for a 73-yard touchdown, securing a Rams 24–17 win and the 1951 NFL title. Bob Waterfield began his NFL career with the Rams with their 5th pick in 1944 in the NFL Draft. ... Kenneth Carpenter Kenneth Carpenter (April 19, 1913 - March 15, 1984) was the USCs first two-time NCAA champion in a weight event. ... Thomas Jesse Fears (December 3, 1922 - January 4, 2000) was an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. ... Norman Mack Norm Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. ...


Scoring summary

Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Browns 0 10 0 7 17
Rams 0 7 7 10 24
  • RAM - TD, Hoerner 1 run (Waterfield kick)
  • CLE - FG, Groza 52
  • CLE - TD, Jones 17 pass from Graham (Goza kick)
  • RAM - TD, Towler 1 run (Waterfield kick)
  • RAM - FG, Waterfield 17
  • CLE - TD, Carpenter 5 run (Groza kick)
  • RAM - TD, Fears 73 pass from Van Brocklin (Waterfield kick)

References

  • Riffenburgh, Beau, (1997). "Championships & Playoffs." Eds Silverman, Matthew, et al. Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. New York: HarperCollins. 178-262. ISBN 0-06-270174-6
  • NFL Chronology: 1951. NFL.com. Retrieved 17 Setpember 2006.
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