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Browns defeat Steelers to finish lengthy playoff drought By Reuters



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The visiting Cleveland Browns scored 14 seconds into the sport and Kareem Hunt ran for 2 touchdowns Sunday en path to a 48-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC wild card sport.

Cleveland performs Sunday at Kansas Metropolis.

The Browns, of their first playoff sport since 2002, have been with out coach Kevin Stefanski, who examined constructive for COVID-19, and various different coaches and gamers due to protocol associated to the pandemic.

The Steelers received the AFC North however misplaced 4 of their remaining 5 common season video games following an 11-0 begin, together with a 24-22 defeat final week in opposition to Cleveland when 4 key starters have been rested.

Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield was 21-of-34 passing for 263 yards and touchdowns to Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper and Nick Chubb (NYSE:) because the staff notched its first playoff victory for the reason that 1994 season.

Ben Roethlisberger, a type of rested final week, accomplished 47 of 68 passes for 501 yards, with 4 touchdowns to Chase Claypool (two), Eric Ebron and Juju Smith-Schuster, and 4 interceptions. James Connor ran for a landing.

The sport’s first snap, by Pittsburgh Professional Bowler Maurkice Pouncey, went over Roethlisberger’s head. Karl Joseph recovered it in the long run zone for a 7-0 Cleveland lead.

M.J. Stewart picked off Roethlisberger to arrange Landry’s 40-yard landing catch over the center to make it 14-0, and Hunt bulled his approach in from 11 yards for a 21-0 lead simply greater than 10 minutes into the competition.

Sheldrick Redwine’s interception arrange Hunt’s 8-yard run landing run to push it to 28-0 with 1:56 left within the opening quarter.

Connor’s 1-yard scoring run reduce it to 28-7 with 1:44 left within the first half, however Cleveland answered with Mayfield discovering Hooper from 7 yards to make it 35-7.

Chris Boswell’s 49-yard discipline purpose because the half ended left it 35-10.

The Steelers pulled to inside 35-16 on Ebron’s 17-yard scoring catch and a failed try at a two-point conversion with 7:22 left within the third quarter.

On fourth down within the third quarter, Roethlisberger’s 5-yard landing go to Smith-Schuster reduce it to 35-23, however Chubb countered with a 40-yard landing catch to push the margin again to 19.

Claypool’s 29-yard scoring catch, and a missed two-point try, made it 42-29.

Cody Parkey tacked on discipline targets of 24 and 37 to make it 48-29.

Claypool’s 7-yard landing catch and two-point conversion have been too little, too late.

–Discipline Stage Media

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