After the Bears dramatic playoff win, the Championship will be determined on the day after Christmas. This is the fourth time that the undefeated and defending Champion Browns have made it to the Championship Game since joining the NFL in 1950. This game breaks their cycle of reaching the Championship Game every other year. The Browns are undefeated in NFL Championship play.
This is the Bears first chance for the Championship since 1948. After WWII ended they played in the Championship Game four straight times (1945-48) and won it all in 1948.
The Bears had the best offense this season with a superb running game. The Browns had a great offense this year, with Otto Graham superb in his final year. The Browns had the best defense this season. Their opponents averaged less than 10 points a game.