For the second time the Browns and Rams play for the NFL title. The last time they met for the Championship was in 1950 with the Browns winning. This is the third time the Browns have reached the NFL Title Game and they are 2-0 having beat the Rams in 1950 and the 49ers in 1952. The Browns also won three AAFC Championships.
This is the fifth time in six years that the Rams are playing for the Championship. They beat the Eagles in 1949, lost to the Browns in 1950, beat the Giants in 1951 and were beaten in the final minutes by the Eagles in 1953.
The Browns and Rams had excellent years in 1954 and are very evenly matched. A big factor could be the number of injuries in the Rams backfield. Norm Van Brocklin may have a busy day passing.