PITTSBURG, PA—On Sunday, January 10, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 for a wild card spot. The loss to the Browns removes the Steelers chances at going to Super Bowl LV. The Browns and the Steelers both have a current record of (12-5).
The Steelers who are last in the league in rushing yards started off with a bad snap, allowing the Browns to recover the ball in the end zone for a touch back. On the Steelers next attempt, Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger overthrew a pass landing in the defender’s hands for the interception. The Browns dominated the Steelers with a lead 28- 0 by the end of the first quarter.
During the second quarter, Roethlisberger made a pass that was tipped off by defenders and into the hands of the Browns. With a little more then two minutes left of the second quarter, the Steelers rushed into the in zone for there first touchdown of the game. The Steelers held the Browns to one touchdown throughout the second quarter. Bringing the score to 35-10 with the field goal made by the Steelers at the end of the first half.
The Steelers received their second touchdown of the game during the third quarter bringing the score to 35-16. The Browns managed to get 36 yards this quarter, while the Steelers received 152 yards. The Browns held onto the lead ending the third quarter with a lead of 35-23.
The Browns continued to dominate the Steelers at the beginning of the fourth quarter with #42, Karl Joseph breaking through numerous tackles to charge his way into the end zone for another touchdown for the Browns. Roethlisberger responded with a throw to his receiver #11 Chase Claypool into the end zone for another point for the Steelers bring the score to 42-29. The Browns ended up getting close enough to make the field goal giving them an extra three points. With a little more then three minutes left in the game, Roethlisberger threw another interception straight into the Browns defenders hands. The Browns tacked on to there lead with another field goal.
Not giving up, Roethlisberger found an open man for the pass, then the receiver ran the ball into the end zone. The Steelers threw the ball for the extra two-point conversion ending the game with a final score of 48-37.
Final team stats ended with Browns securing 390 total yards, 263 passing yards, 127 rushing yards, and 6.0 yards per play.
The Steelers had 553 total yards, 501 passing yards, 52 rushing yards, 6.6 yards per play, one fumble lost, and a total of four interceptions thrown.