When Browns came just short of ending Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 season: Browns Flashback

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When Browns came just short of ending Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 season: Browns Flashback
When Browns came just short of ending Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 season: Browns Flashback

The Miami Dolphins finished the 1972 season as the only Super Bowl champion ever to go through a season undefeated, but only after fourth-quarter rally to get by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the playoffs on Christmas Eve. Jim Kiick's 8-yard touchdown run with less than five minutes to go put the Dolphins ahead to stay, 20-14 (following Garo Yepremian's extra point). Read the game story below as it appeared in the next day's Plain Dealer. Familiar names include Browns quarterback Mike Phipps, who threw five interceptions, Dolphins quarterback Earl Morrall, kickers Don Cockroft for the Browns and Garo Yepremian for the Dolphins, plus ex-Browns and Ohio State star Paul Warfield for

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