Sport: Faces in the Dirt

The Cleveland Browns, best in the eastern division of the pro football league, trotted onto Cleveland's Municipal Stadium field last Sunday to play the Detroit Lions, best in the West, for the 1954 football championship of the U.S. The game was figured close: the Lions, champs for the past two years, were the favorites by a slight margin. But the Browns went wild and won in a stunning, runaway upset. Score: 56 to 10.

Deceptive Preview. It was a special victory for Coach Paul Brown of the Browns, a cold, hard perfectionist who handles every...

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