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Browns 5 Most All-Time Memorable Wins Against the Cardinals


3. Browns 35, Cardinals 3, Oct. 24, 1954 at Chicago

This was a must-win for the Browns and they got it, making them 2-2 and still behind the Philadelphia Eagles (4-0) and New York Giants in the East Division standings. The victory was the first of eight in a row for Cleveland, which won the East with a 9-3 record and then routed the Detroit Lions 56-10 in the NFL championship game at Cleveland Stadium.

Otto Graham had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs and Maurice Bassett also got into the end zone twice, from one yard and three yards. Graham completed 16 of 24 passes for 182 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown to Dante Lavelli, who caught eight passes for 98 yards.

The Browns allowed just 160 yards to the Cardinals, who became 0-4 and finished 2-10.

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Mike Peticca covered the Indians and Cavaliers for The Associated Press from 1976 to 1998 and the Browns from 1976 to 1995. The Akron native doubled as a Plain Dealer sports writer for several years, and then covered high school, college and professional teams for The PD until 2013. He is a longtime baseball Hall of Fame voter.

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