Wk 2 - Cleveland at Green Bay memorable matchups

01/01/2005

Brian Sipe

Brian Sipe

September 27, 1953 – CLEVELAND 27, Green Bay 0 at Milwaukee
The Browns coasted to an easy win in the season opener as quarterback Otto Graham  completed 18 of 24 passes for 292 yards and rushed for two scores in three quarters of play.  The Browns defense shut down the Packers who only moved past the 50-yard-line four times in the game.

November 22, 1964 – GREEN BAY 28, Cleveland 21 at Milwaukee
The Packers squeezed out a victory over Cleveland with the precision passing of Bart Starr and two touchdown runs by fullback Jim Taylor.  The Browns attack featured Paul Warfield’s 126 yards receiving and two TDs.

January 2, 1966 – GREEN BAY 23, Cleveland 12 (1965 NFL Championship Game)
Paul Hornung rushed for 105 yards on 18 carries and scored one TD while fellow Hall of Famer Jim Taylor ran for 96 yards to lead the Packers to the 1965 NFL title.  Jim Brown gained 50 yards rushing and caught 3 passes in what was the final game of his career. 

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor

September 18, 1966 – Green Bay 21, CLEVELAND 20
The Packers never led in this game until Jim Taylor’s game-winning touchdown catch from Bart Starr on a fourth down-and-nine play with just 2:34 left.  The Browns had built a 14-0 first half lead on two Frank Ryan-to-Gary Collins TD passes. 
 

October 19, 1980 – CLEVELAND 26, Green Bay 21
Brian Sipe connected with Dave Logan on a 46-yard TD pass with just 13 seconds to play to give the Browns the win.  On the day, Sipe completed 24 of 39 passes for 391 yards and a pair of TDs.  Lynn Dickey ran for one TD and had one touchdown pass for the Packers 

October 18, 1992 – CLEVELAND 17, Green Bay 6
Running back Kevin Mack capped two long Browns’ drives with touchdown runs.  The Browns defense thwarted the Packers as Green Bay managed just a pair of field goals in five trips inside Cleveland’s 30-yard-line.

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