Playoff Results: 1950s

01/01/2005

The 1950s saw the rise of professional football in the nation's sporting conscience. The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns were in their heyday during the decade, with both teams claiming three NFL titles. But it was the 1958 overtime championship game between Baltimore and the New York Giants that solidified the sport's role as a staple of any sportsman's diet.

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1959

Eastern Conference Champs:
New York Giants (10-2)

Western Conference Champs:
Baltimore (9-3)

NFL Championship: BALTIMORE 31, N.Y. Giants 16

1958

Co-Eastern Conference Champs:
New York Giants (9-3)
Cleveland (9-3)

Western Conference Champs:
Baltimore (9-3)

Eastern Conference Playoff: N.Y. GIANTS 10, Cleveland 0
NFL Championship
: Baltimore 23, N.Y. GIANTS 17 (OT)

1957

Eastern Conference Champs:
Cleveland (9-2-1)

Co-Western Conference Champs:
Detroit (8-4)
San Francisco (8-4)

Western Conference Playoff: Detroit 31, SAN FRANCISCO 27
NFL Championship
: DETROIT 59, Cleveland 14

1956

Eastern Conference Champs:
N.Y. Giants (8-3-1)

Western Conference Champs:
Chicago Bears (9-2-1)

NFL Championship: N.Y. GIANTS 47, Chicago Bears 7

1955

Eastern Conference Champs:
Cleveland (9-2-1)

Western Conference Champs:
Los Angeles (8-3-1)

NFL Championship: Cleveland 38, LOS ANGELES 14

1954

Eastern Conference Champs:
Cleveland (9-3)

Western Conference Champs:
Detroit (9-2-1)

NFL Championship: CLEVELAND 56, Detroit 10

1953

Eastern Conference Champs:
Cleveland (11-1)

Western Conference Champs:
Detroit (10-2)

NFL Championship: DETROIT 17, Cleveland 16

1952

American Conference Champs:
Cleveland (8-4)

Co-National Conference Champs:
Detroit (9-3)
Los Angeles (9-3)

National Conference Playoff: DETROIT 31, Los Angeles 21
NFL Championship
: Detroit 17, CLEVELAND 7

1951

American Conference Champs:
Cleveland (11-1)

National Conference Champs:
Los Angeles (8-4)

NFL Championship: LOS ANGELES 24, Cleveland 17

1950

Co-American Conference Champs:
Cleveland (10-2)
N.Y. Giants (10-2)

Co-National Conference Champs:
Los Angeles (9-3)
Chicago Bears (9-3)

American Conference Playoff: CLEVELAND 8, N.Y. Giants 3
National Conference Playoff:
LOS ANGELES 24, Chicago Bears 14
NFL Championship
: CLEVELAND 30, Los Angeles 28

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