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The Undefeated 1948 Cleveland Browns

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About the Book

According to the National Football League, the 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only undefeated, untied Super Bowl champions. But pro football’s first undefeated championship team was crowned in 1948, when the Cleveland Browns won their third straight All-America Football Conference title with a record of 15 victories, no losses and no ties. They were led by Hall of Fame head coach Paul Brown, whose methods revolutionized the game and influenced every coach who followed. On the field, the ’48 Browns’ roster featured six future Hall of Famers, including Marion Motley and Bill Willis, who broke pro football’s color barrier with the first snap of the 1946 season.

About the Author(s)

Gary Webster has spent many years in commercial radio in northeastern Ohio and is the author of five books for McFarland.

Bibliographic Details

Gary Webster
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 10 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9821-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2237-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 4
1. Building a Dynasty 11
2. Christmas in July 24
3. Game 1: Browns 19, Dons 14 46
4. Game 2: Browns 42, Bills 13 56
5. Game 3: Browns 28, Rockets 7 64
6. Game 4: Browns 21, Rockets 10 69
7. Game 5: Browns 14, Colts 10 76
8. Game 6: Browns 30, Dodgers 17 82
9. Game 7: Browns 31, Bills 14 86
10. Game 8: Browns 35, Yankees 7 95
11. Halftime 106
12. Game 9: Browns 28, Colts 7 112
13. Game 10: Browns 14, 49ers 7 123
14. Game 11: Browns 34, Yankees 21 134
15. Game 12: Browns 31, Dons 14 144
16. Game 13: Browns 31, 49ers 28 150
17. Game 14: Browns 31, Dodgers 21 156
18. Who’s Next? 166
19. Championship: Browns 49, Bills 7 171
20. Searching for a Sensible Solution 192
Appendix: 1948 Cleveland Browns Statistics 215
Chapter Notes 217
Bibliography 223
Index 225