Despite being without injured wide receiver Dante Lavelli and Carpenter and then losing defensive end Bob Gain to a broken jaw, the Browns have little problem pounding the Eagles 49-7 in Philadelphia. It is Cleveland's 5th win over Philadelphia in as many meetings. Otto Graham throws for 290 yards and four touchdowns and even backup quarterback George Ratterman gets into the act, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Horace Gillom.
The Browns take a one-game lead in the Eastern Conference with a 48-24 win at Washington. Chuck Jagade runs for 127 yards on 16 carries, including a 17-yardTD scamper on a draw play. Carpenter also had a big day returning punts including one for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Needing a win in the season finale to clinch the Eastern Conference Title, The Browns lose to the Giants in New York City 17-14. Charlie Conerly fires four TD passes for the Giants while Graham threw three interceptions. The Browns clinch anyway when Washington upsets Philadelphia.