Browns stun Steelers for first playoff victory since 1994


Sunday night's Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers game on NBC averaged 26 million. Priefer said Stefanski had drawn up a pandemic contingency plan in the spring, and the Browns are putting it into action this week.

Cleveland plays Sunday at Kansas City.

"I hope the Steelers want me back, if that's the way we go", Roethlisberger said. Pittsburgh is annually good, and Cleveland should be pretty good for a number of years.

Although Cleveland held a 28 point lead, the Steelers gained momentum in the second and third quarters as they trimmed the lead. The Browns jumped out to 28-0 lead in the first quarter on the way to their first postseason triumph since January 1, 1995, three months before Mayfield was born. The Kansas City Chiefs are favorites to win it all, led by the most valuable man in American sports.

Browns Pro Bowl guard Joel Bitonio also tested positive for the virus last week, along with wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge and two offensive assistants, which forced the Browns to close their training facility and wiped out their Wednesday and Thursday practices. Visiting teams posted a winning record (128-127-1) this season, the first time that's happened since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. "I think the Steelers will win by 14", he said. The Browns appeared to breathe a sigh of relief the moment Tomlin took his foot off the accelerator.

After finally getting past the Steelers for the first time in over 25 years, I'm sure The Browns aren't trying to end their playoff berth here.

And even the last time the Browns made the playoffs, 18 years ago, that run was ended in the first round.

· Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama) started at free safety for the Steelers.

It's been fun, Cleveland Browns.

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Lionel Messi was rested by Ronald Koeman for the match, with Martin Braithwaite selected in the Argentine's place. Thibaut Courtois blasted La Liga for treating the team like "puppets" by refusing to postpone the fixture.

After another disappointing season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to consider some big changes in key areas of their football team.

Pittsburgh already has some nice backs in Benny Snell, Jr. and Anthony McFarland, but they are not considered starting backs. It's the seventh UConn game canceled or postponed this season for coronavirus-related issues. One member of that Browns team was the father of Steelers linebacker Devin Bush, who won't play this week because of a season-ending knee injury in Week 6 (against the Browns).

The Browns got three players back from their reserve/covid list but star cornerback Denzel Ward will not be available, and Cleveland may also be without corners Kevin Johnson and Terrance Mitchell. The Browns is the Browns.

"I just remember it being a whirlwind", Roethlisberger said, adding the veterans on that team also called a players-only meeting.

Smith-Schuster finished with a solid line, going for 13 catches, 157 yards, and 1 touchdowns in the loss. "We knew what mentality we were going to have, and it's just to cut it loose. because no one believed in us besides us".

Craig Mowery of Mineral Ridge, a Browns fan, said whenever there is local rivalry it is a good game.

Like the run-up to their regular-season finale against the Steelers, the Browns have been conducting virtual walkthroughs and classroom work, while players have trained at home during the course of the week. "Defense played great in the first half and we kind of stalled out and let them climb back in the game, but that's a great team win right there - guys stepping up all over the board". They drafted wide receiver Chase Claypool in the second round. With both of these teams playing arguably their best ball all year, we should be in for an exciting Divisional Round matchup.

"One of us! One of us!" Roethlisberger played flawlessly at times during an 11-0 start. "Nobody here is satisfied yet".