On This Date in Sports: December 27, 1953

1953Lions On This Date in Sports: December 27, 1953

Lions QB Bobby Layne scrambles away from the Browns defense looking to pass the ball in the 1953 Championship Game.

For the second straight season, the Detroit Lions face the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship. This time the game is played at Detroit’s Briggs Field and the result is the same as the Lions win their second straight title 17-16. Trailing by six points in the 4th Quarter the Lions go ahead on a 33 yard Touchdown pass from Bobby Layne to Jim Doran. The Browns and Lions would meet for a third straight year in 1954, this time the Browns would reign supreme.

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