Featured image of a blog posts on the Packers and Browns playoff history. It shows Bart Starr handing off the football.

      Browns vs Packers Playoff History

      • All time series: Packers lead 1-0
      • First meeting: January 2, 1966
      • Last meeting: January 2, 1966
      • This was the final NFL Championship before the AFL-NFL merger and the establishment of the Super Bowl


      January 2, 1966: Browns 12 Packers 23

      The Packers took on the Cleveland Browns and MVP Jim Brown in the final NFL Championship game before the NFL would merge with the AFL. This would also be the last game Jim Brown would ever play in the NFL. Although he had over 1,500 yards rushing during the regular season, the Packers limited him to just 50 yards on 12 carries. The Packers meanwhile, had a 100 yard rusher in Paul Hornung (105) and almost a second with Jim Taylor (96). It was a one point game at halftime with the Packers leading 13-12 but the Packers would get a Paul Hornung touchdown and Don Chandler field goal in the second half while holding the Browns scoreless to win their first of three straight World Championships.

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