The NFL community has lost a legend. One of the greatest to ever do it passed away this week at the age of 87. Jim Brown was not only an all-time great but his impact stretched far outside the football field. He was a role model for many, a community activist and will leave a long-lasting legacy. In honor of the late great Jim Brown let’s take a look at his greatest games.
Jim Brown’s Record-Breaking Performance
One of Jim Brown’s most memorable games took place on November 24, 1957, when the Cleveland Browns faced the Los Angeles Rams. Brown showcased his exceptional talent by rushing for a staggering 237 yards and scoring four touchdowns. This extraordinary feat not only shattered records but also solidified Brown’s reputation as an unstoppable force on the field. With his power, speed, and agility, Brown dominated the game and left a lasting impact on the NFL landscape.
The Championship Blowout: Brown’s Only Title
On December 27, 1964, the Cleveland Browns clashed with the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Championship game. The game was no contest as Cleveland dominated their way to a 27-0 victory. Brown finished the day with 114 yards on the ground and 151 total yards. This would turn out to be Jim Brown’s only Championship in his illustrious career.
Brown’s Five Touchdown Masterclass
In a pivotal match-up between two stars, Jim Brown rumbled his way for 5 touchdowns on November 1st, 1959. This game was a heavy-weight battle to the end as the Cleveland Browns outlasted the Baltimore Colts 38-31. Many were tuned in as the best quarterback at the time Johnny Unitas took on the league’s best running back Jim Brown. In the end, Brown finished with 178 yards on the ground. Unitas also had his day as he carved up the Browns defense for 397 passing yards and 4 touchdowns
Legacy Cemented: Brown Dominates in the Opener
On September 15, 1963, the Cleveland Browns took on the Washington Redskins on opening day. It was another blowout for Cleveland as the Browns thrashed the Redskins 37-14. On this day Jim Brown had two impressive touchdowns. One 80-yard touchdown run and also an impressive 83-yard touchdown reception. Brown finished the day with a whopping 262 total yards. That season he went on to rush for 1,863 yards and won his third MVP award.