From Jim Brown to LeBron James, the Rams and Browns have an interesting history
In 1946, the Rams moved from Cleveland to Los Angeles and the Browns took their place. The two teams met three times in the NFL Championship Game between 1950 and 1955, with the Browns winning twice and the Rams claiming the title in 1951. Cleveland was the most dominant team at the time, winning seven of its first eight games. Los Angeles Rams.
From that point on, it’s all about the Rams, who will try to improve their record against the Browns dating back to 1965 to 13-4 when the teams meet again on Sunday.
It’s no surprise that teams from different conferences haven’t played against each other that often, or that the Cleveland Browns have lost a lot of games in the Super Bowl era, but even when the Rams trail, they’re always trailing by a little less than the Rams. cleveland. Will this continue on Sunday?
the beginning of an era
The Rams began their dominance with a 42-7 victory over the Browns in 1965, a lopsided victory despite Cleveland entering the game at 10-2 and Los Angeles at 3-9. Roman Gabriel threw five touchdown passes and Tommy McDonald had 200 receiving yards and three scores (a Rams player vs. Cleveland Jim Brown, the player with the most touchdowns in history, had 20 yards on 13 carries. Recently, some videos of the game have been uploaded to YouTube.
The Rams won the next three games in the series 24-6, 30-17 and 9-0. That means they’ve allowed just four touchdowns in those four games. Even in 1977, when Rams quarterback Pat Haden was intercepted three times, Los Angeles won 9-0 and also intercepted Cleveland’s quarterback three times. At this time, Jim Brown had already walked from the scene to the booth:
A year later, the Browns defeated the great Rams 30-19. It was Cleveland’s first win over Los Angeles in 15 years, and they featured young tight end Ozzie Newsome. Many years later, as general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, Newsom would draft quarterback Joe Flacco if Dorian Thompson-Robinson wasn’t ready from a concussion After recovering from treatment, he will be the Browns’ starter on Sunday.
The Rams won three of their next four games, eventually winning 38-23 in 1990, with Jim Everett throwing four touchdown passes and Kevin Greene ) had 3 sacks (most sacks by a Rams player against the Browns). To that point, the Rams were 7-2 against the Browns over the past 25 years.
The Rams and Browns meet twice on Monday Night Football. The first time was in 1987, which the Browns won 30-17. Next came 2003, a 26-20 Rams win with Mark Bulger, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce and Aeneas Williams leading St. Louis to victory. Cleveland Cavaliers rookie LeBron James, 18, was in attendance.
Just like the Rams, James eventually found himself joining Los Angeles from Cleveland.
The Browns did beat the Rams in one game in 1993. But six years later, when St. Louis was the best team in the NFL…and the “New Browns” were the worst…the Rams won 34-3. This was a rare confrontation between a 0-6 team and a 5-0 team, and the expected team won.
The Rams have lost just one game to the Browns since 1999, and St. Louis has yet to win in that time. In 2007, under head coach Scott Linehan, the Rams fell to 0-8 and a 14-0 lead in the first quarter was ruined.
The Rams have won their last three games by scores of 13-12, 24-6 and 20-13. Sean McVay is just 1-0 against Cleveland, a game in which Cooper Kupp threw two touchdowns and the Browns received little help from Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. A few years later, OBJ helped the Rams win the Super Bowl. A year later, Mayfield helped McVay make up for the loss of Cooper Kupp.
At this moment, the Browns are playing their best football since 2007, the last time Cleveland finished the season with a positive margin and the last time they beat the Rams. The Browns are now +30, and even though they went 11-5 in 2020, they’re -11. The Browns’ defense ranks No. 1 in yards allowed, and they’ve only finished in the top 10 three times since 1990.
The Rams rarely have a worse record against the Browns, but that’s the case this weekend. However, both teams feel almost evenly matched as they both try to overcome injuries and inconsistent play so far this season. They are not often evenly matched.
They have not existed throughout history.