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]

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.

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Record Venue
1 October 11 Syracuse Braves W 26–0 1–0 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
2 October 18 Boston Shamrocks L 0–9 1–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
3 October 25 New York Yankees W 27–0 2–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
4 October 28 at New York Yankees T 0–0 2–1–1 Yankee Stadium
5 November 1 Pittsburgh Americans T 7–7 2–1–2 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
6 November 8 Brooklyn Tigers W 15–14 3–1–2 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
7 November 11 at Boston Shamrocks W 34–26 4–1–2 Braves Field
8 November 22 New York Yankees L 7–15 4–2–2 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
9 November 26 at Rochester Tigers W 7–6 5–2–2 Red Wing Stadium

Championship

The AFL Championship Game was scratched and the Rams were awarded the Championship as the Boston Shamrocks were unable to field a team due to a players' strike after the Shamrocks failed to make payroll.

Despite this, the Shamrocks, who finished with the best regular season record, are credited as the league champs in various subsequent sources.[1]

Standings

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

References

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