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Est. 1946

Cleveland
Browns

Jim Brown - RB - 12,312 Rushing Yards

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The Browns didn’t play a single NFL down from 1996-98, after the original team and staff relocated to Baltimore in 1996. The Browns franchise resumed operations in 1999 with the same logo and colors.

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   

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