The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are members of the North division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team was established in 1946 and has won four NFL championships, all of them prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The Browns have a storied history and have produced some of the greatest players in NFL history, such as Jim Brown, Otto Graham, and Bernie Kosar. Despite their historical success, the Browns have struggled in recent decades, experiencing numerous coaching and quarterback changes, as well as a prolonged period of losing seasons. However, the team has shown signs of improvement in recent years, making the playoffs in 2020 for the first time since 2002.