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  • The 1952 National Football League championship game was the 20th annual championship game. The NFL title game was held on December 28, 1952 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio. The Detroit Lions had finished the 1952 season tied with the Los Angeles Rams for the National Conference title with a record of 9–3. The Lions defeated the Rams 31–21 in a playoff game in Detroit on December 21. The Lions were led by quarterback Bobby Layne and running back Doak Walker, coached by Buddy Parker. This was the Lions' first appearance in the title game since 1935. The Cleveland Browns had finished the regular season with a record of 8–4 and won the American Conference. The Browns were led by their head coach Paul Brown and quarterback Otto Graham. This was the Browns' third NFL championship game appearance since joining the NFL in 1950. Detroit had taken the opening kickoff, failed to gain and punted, with Renfro getting back 11 yards to the Browns' 41. A couple of offside penalties were costly, but the Browns still managed to reach the 18, as Graham was then tossed for an 11-yard loss and the threat ended with Lou Groza missing a field goal from the 25. Detroit then moved upfield, getting to the Cleveland 30, but also failed to score when Pat Harder was short and wide with a field goal bid from 37 yards out. Wikipedia

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