1954 Cleveland Browns
The 1954 Browns are best remembered for their dominant defense. They became the first team in NFL history to allow the fewest rushing yards, fewest passing yards and fewest total yards allowed in the same season.
After a 1-2 start to the season, the Browns strung together eight straight victories, including a pair of victories over the New York Giants, a 62-3 win over the Washington Redskins (now Washington Football Team) and a 39-10 beatdown of the Chicago Bears.
They’d lose their regular season finale to the Detroit Lions on Dec. 19 in a game that was postponed from early October due to Cleveland Stadium hosting an Indians World Series Game.
However, the Browns had already clinched their respective division and a week later, squared off with the Lions again in the NFL Championship Game.
The Browns would get their revenge as they blew out Detroit 56-10 despite being out-gained 331-303.
Cleveland’s championship roster featured several of Football’s all-time greats, including quarterback Otto Graham, kicker and offensive lineman Lou Groza, defensive lineman Bob Gain and linebacker Chuck Noll.