1936 Cleveland Rams season

1936 Cleveland Rams season
Head coach Damon Wetzel
Home field Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Record 5–2–2
League place 2nd (AFL) Regular Season
Playoff finish League Champions after Boston Shamrocks forfeit playoff game[1]

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.


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


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]


Boston Shamrocks 830
Cleveland Rams 522
New York Yankees 532
Pittsburgh Americans 321
Syracuse/Rochester Braves 160
Brooklyn/Rochester Tigers 061


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