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1936 Cleveland Rams season

The 1936 Cleveland Rams season was the team's only year with the American Football League and the first season in Cleveland. The team won its first of four franchise league championships.

1936 Cleveland Rams season
Head coachDamon Wetzel
Home fieldCleveland Municipal Stadium
Results
Record5–2–2
League place2nd (AFL) Regular Season
Playoff finishLeague Champions after Boston Shamrocks forfeit playoff game[1]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Result
October 11, 1936 Syracuse Braves W 26–0
October 18, 1936 Boston Shamrocks L 0–9
October 25, 1936 New York Yankees W 27–0
October 28, 1936 at New York Yankees T 0–0
November 1, 1936 Pittsburgh Americans T 7–7
November 8, 1936 Brooklyn Tigers W 15–14
November 11, 1936 at Boston Shamrocks W 34–26
November 22, 1936 New York Yankees L 7–15
November 26, 1936 at Rochester Tigers W 7–6

ChampionshipEdit

The Rams were scheduled to play the first place Boston Shamrocks in an AFL Championship Game. But Boston players refused to play and forfeited the game, giving the league title by default to the Rams, after the Shamrocks could not make payroll. However, the Shamrocks, who finished with the best regular season record, are usually credited as the league champs in most subsequent records.[1]

StandingsEdit

Team W L T
Boston Shamrocks 8 3 0
Cleveland Rams 5 2 2
New York Yankees 5 3 2
Pittsburgh Americans 3 2 1
Syracuse/Rochester Braves 1 6 0
Brooklyn/Rochester Tigers 0 6 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Cleveland Rams: Remembering the Original L.A. Move & a Rivalry Born". Retrieved January 15, 2016.