Summing up, there are only two teams in the East without insurmountable problems—Cleveland and St, Louis. Of these two, Cleveland appears to be in better condition for the second half of the season. The Browns survived the heaviest siege of injuries of any club in the league during the first half, beginning with the loss of Paul Warfield. In replacing the injured, Coach Blanton Collier used young players who performed well and gained experience, so that now the Browns are deeper and better prepared than they were when they began the season. And Jim Ninowski is a better second quarterback than either of St. Louis' replacements for Charley Johnson.
Also, the Browns have only one more Western Division team left to play. If there is a team in the West that most Eastern Division teams should be able to beat it is the Los Angeles Rams. The Cardinals play the Rams, too. But they also have to play the Bears.
The Browns meet the Cardinals in the final game of the season in St. Louis. This game could, of course, decide the Eastern Division championship, but on the evidence of Sunday's derring-don't in New York, the Browns should have it won by then.