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The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team in the National Football League (NFL). The Browns are named after their original coach and co-owner Paul Brown, who founded the team in 1945. Originally a part of the All-America Football Conference, the Browns dominated the other teams in their league putting together a 47-4-3 record before the league folded in 1949. The Browns then joined the NFL 1950 and won a championship that season as well as in 1954, 1955, and 1964. However, despite the early franchise success, the Browns have been one of the least successful franchises since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The team has made the playoffs just 11 times since 1970 and not since the 2002 season.
In 1995, Browns owner Art Modell moved the team from Cleveland to Baltimore and adopted the moniker Ravens. In 1999, the Browns rejoined the NFL as an expansion team and have been even worse than the previous iteration of the team. Playing their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, the Browns are 95-224-1 since rejoining the NFL. This version of the franchise has only made the playoffs one time (2002).