On This Date 12/24/1972

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The Miami Dolphins survived a scare against the Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round, winning 20-14, as Jim Kiick’s eight-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner. The Dolphins’ defense intercepted Mike Phipps five times while Earl Morrall struggled, passing for 88 yards on six completions. The Browns had taken the lead midway in the final quarter after Miami held a 10-0 lead at the half.