Griffith Stadium - Jim Brown rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns as his Cleveland team pulled away from a game Redskins squad in the final minutes.
The teams were tied at 10 going into the fourth quarter. Cleveland finally broke through by driving 58 yards to a 26-yard field goal by Lou Groza with slightly more than two minutes remaining. After that, defensive back Don Paul broke the Redskins' backs with an interception that he returned to the Washington 11. After two carries by Brown, Cleveland had the clinching touchdown with just a minute left on the clock.
Brown's rushing yardage for the game pushed him past the regular season rushing mark of 1,146 yards that Steven Van Buren had set. Brown, with 1,163 yards so far, took just eight games to surpass Van Buren's record, set in a 12-game season.