“I am really just happy for our fans,” said first-year coach Kevin Stefanski. Many fans make the two-hour drive by car to away games. Rudolph had choice words for Garrett and unsuccessfully tried to pull Garrett's helmet off. Before the scoreboard clock in FirstEnergy Stadium ticked off its final seconds, most of the 12,000 fans — there were some Terrible Towel wavers — cheered wildly and Browns players danced off the sideline and onto the field. However, Rooney reconsidered after then-Browns owner Art Modell volunteered the Browns to shift to the AFC, partly because the NFL had offered $3 million as an incentive to move but also because of the potential for an intrastate rivalry with the AFL's Cincinnati Bengals. “I just told him, ‘Good game, and see you all in a week,’” Garrett said. If that indeed proves to be the extent of the impact on the offense, the Browns still have to deal with the fact Stefanski, the architect of an … The Steelers dominated the game 43–0 in a game in which the new Browns could only gain two first downs. Browns: Back to Pittsburgh, where they lost 38-7 in October and have dropped 17 in a row at Heinz Field. The Steelers opened Three Rivers Stadium in 1970 and won their first sixteen meetings with the Browns at that venue. Stefanski's team barely practiced this week because of COVID-19 positive tests and protocols and went into its most important game in years without six players, including top cornerback Denzel Ward, and three assistant coaches. ET at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns would win the first eight meetings before the Steelers would finally beat their rivals in 1954. After losing to the NY Jets, the Browns find themselves in a ‘win and get in’ scenario against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. In the 1989 season opener, the Browns defeated the Steelers 51–0 in Pittsburgh. Browns win, Steelers nearly come back from down 29–7 late in the game in Cleveland but fall one point short. [13], On January 3, 2021, the Browns entered Week 17 at home with a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Steelers. A week of COVID-19 disruptions concluded in celebration as the Browns wrapped up their big reward: a third matchup this season against the AFC North champion Steelers, in Pittsburgh next Sunday night. The Steelers lead the overall series, 77–61–1. Steelers vs. Browns playoff game live on Peacock tonight: How to watch, stream online, time for NFL Wild Card matchup originally appeared on NBCSports.com TRENDING 1. Later that season, the Steelers came back from down 21–6 to win 31–28. After the NFL merged with the former American Football League (AFL) in 1970, the Browns and Steelers were placed in the Central division of the newly formed American Football Conference (AFC). With eight seconds remaining in the game, Browns DE Myles Garrett tackled Steelers QB Mason Rudolph after the latter completed a screen pass to RB Trey Edmunds. 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The Browns' struggles continued and the team reached rock bottom in 2016 and 2017, as they went 1–31 in those two seasons combined. It wasn't easy. The consistently poor Browns' teams since their expansion in 1999, along with the one-sidedness of the rivalry since then is also a factor in the rivalry having diminished in the views of football fans. As such, they usually play twice every regular season. The Browns continued their dominance in the NFL as they appeared in six straight NFL Championship games from 1950 to 1955, winning the NFL title in 1950, 1954, and 1955. Steelers' away win in Week 17 leads to clinching the final AFC Wild Card berth. In addition, natural expansion has occurred with companies with Western Pennsylvania roots with Vocelli Pizza and Altoona-based Sheetz making successful expansions into the Cleveland market. A week of COVID-19 disruptions concluded in celebration as the Browns wrapped up their big reward: a third matchup this season against the AFC North champion Steelers, in Pittsburgh next Sunday night. NOW PLAYING. With the Steelers already securing a playoff spot, they have announced that they will be resting many of their starters in the game. The Browns only had to run out the clock to secure the win and Mayfield, who earlier had a key 28-yard run, scampered for 3 yards on 3rd-and-2 with 1:10 left. “I told him good luck,” Rudolph said. Browns lose, Steelers win first game over Browns. video. During the 1970s, the teams each won five of the ten meetings in Cleveland. The teams have also had various prominent players and coaches with roots in the other team. His 47-yard TD run pushed the Pro Bowler into quadruple digits despite him missing four games with a sprained right knee. Following the game, Garrett was suspended for 6 games while Pouncey and Ogunjobi received 2-game and 1-game suspensions, respectively. Browns game vs. Steelers ‘not in jeopardy’ of being postponed because no evidence of COVID-19 transmission inside facility, NFL says Updated Dec 30, 2020; Posted Dec 30, 2020 13 This included six straight wins from 1993 to 1995 that featured a 29–9 win in the 1994 divisional playoff game, the first playoff meeting between the two rivals. The Steelers ended the 1970s winning seven straight meetings and capped the decade by winning Super Bowls XIII and XIV to go along with their Super Bowl wins earlier in the decade (IX and X). Browns vs. Steelers matchup As of Tuesday afternoon, the Browns’ COVID-19 outbreak has only ensnared receiver KhaDarel Hodge as far as Cleveland’s skill position players. Dan Orlovsky and Domonique Foxworth discuss whether the Packers' draft moves will determine if Aaron Rodgers stays in Green Bay. Later that season in Cleveland, the Browns won in a blowout, 45–7. The Cleveland branch of the Federal Reserve includes Pittsburgh in its territory. AFL-NFL merger. This page was last edited on 23 March 2021, at 16:14. The teams exchanged victories throughout the 1980s. However, in the return fixture in Pittsburgh later that season, the new Browns would defeat the Steelers 16–15 on a last-second Phil Dawson field goal. Browns vs. Steelers Playoff Projections The experts who power our NFL PRO Projections use their consensus team ratings to project a spread. But the backup QB badly overthrew rookie Chase Claypool on the 2-point attempt, and Browns tight end Stephen Carlson fell on the ensuing kick under a pile of bodies. The Steelers won the head-to-head tiebreaker, while the Browns failed to earn a wild card spot after losing a tiebreaker to the Tennessee Titans. The rivalry was primarily fueled by the close proximity between the two cities, as Cleveland and Pittsburgh are roughly 135 miles apart. AFC Divisional round: 1994. Vernon didn't put any weight on his leg while being assisted to the medical tent. Steelers Hall of Famer Jack Lambert is a native Ohioan and attended Kent State University, as did Akron, Ohio native James Harrison. The Browns and Steelers would again split the series in 2000, with each team winning in their home stadium. In their first playoff appearance since January 2003, the Browns stunned the Steelers with 28 unanswered first-quarter points on their way to a 48-37 AFC wild-card win Sunday night. In the stands, masked fans hugged, high-fived and took one last look at the final score — Cleveland 24, Pittsburgh 22 — just to make sure. The Browns–Steelers rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Browns OTs vs. Steelers pass rush — Pittsburgh led the NFL with 56 sacks, including four against the Browns last week. In the first meeting of the decade, the Browns, led by quarterback Brian Sipe, overcame a 12-point deficit to stun the Steelers 27–16. If the Steelers lose to the Colts next week, and the Browns beat the Jets, both teams will be 11-4, and the winner of the Week 17 Steelers-Browns game in Cleveland will be the AFC North … "I was worried about this game and rightfully so.”. Roethlisberger became the Steelers' starting quarterback in his rookie year and led the Steelers to three Super Bowl appearances, including wins in Super Bowls XL and XLIII. Among other reasons, some Clevelanders didn't like the idea of a Pittsburgh-based bank buying National City because of the rivalry between the Browns and Steelers. Play icon. CLEVELAND -- — Squeezing the game ball in his left hand, Baker Mayfield looked at the giant scoreboard showing highlights of Cleveland's glory days. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. To date, this is the Browns only regular season win at, Steelers win in Cleveland on a last minute. “I’m just excited to play football this time of year," he said. Nick Chubb rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown for the Browns, who were up 24-9 early in the fourth before Rudolph brought back the Steelers (12-4). The teams met three times in the playoffs, with the Steelers holding a 2–1 advantage. TMFad 5 Free 5G Version 2. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Steelers Vs Browns animated GIFs to your conversations. Browns most recent season sweep of Steelers. Play icon. on a full-time basis if given the chance. ET Venue: Heinz Field, … Pouncey then jumped into the brawl by punching and kicking Garrett in the head several times. However, in the final seconds of the game, a brawl broke out between the two teams. The Browns ended a 16-game losing streak at Three Rivers Stadium with a 27–24 victory in 1986. Chubb went over 1,000 yards for the second straight season in style. Going into overtime, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell missed a game-winning field goal. Former Browns head coach Marty Schottenheimer is a native of Pittsburgh area suburb Canonsburg, along with his brother Kurt Schottenheimer, who was the Browns special teams coach from 1987 to 1988. The Steelers committed 6 turnovers against a strong Browns defense, and Browns DE Myles Garrett was able to sack Roethlisberger three times in their first meeting together. Former punter Chris Gardocki played for three years for the Steelers, including the Super Bowl XL championship team, after playing five seasons with the Browns from 1999 to 2003. Both teams finished the season 10–6, tied for the AFC North lead, but the Steelers won the division on the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Browns’ 48-37 first-round playoff victory over the Steelers both redefined how poorly an NFL can play for a quarter and transposed the history of a one-sided rivalry. Browns vs. Steelers Playoff Game: How Much Did The Point Spread Move After Cleveland's COVID Cases? [4] PNC and Giant Eagle are official team sponsors for both teams. Brown’s issues with the Steelers boiled over before a vital Week 17 matchup. Wild Card Game Highlights: Browns vs. Steelers See the top plays from Sunday night's game at Heinz Field video. 3 AFC seed Steelers will host the No. “They deserve this. The Steelers won 55–27 in a game in which Ray Matthews had 150 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Date: Sunday, January 10th Kickoff: 8:15 P.M. Browns: DE Olivier Vernon suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Steelers commit six turnovers in the game in Pittsburgh. Both teams missed field goals in the final two minutes of overtime that would have won the game. Steelers: Will be back at full strength for their first playoff appearance since the 2017 season. However, injuries and rookie QB Johnny Manziel's poor play would doom the Browns’ season, where they would finish with a 7–9 record while the Steelers won the division. A field goal try by the Browns in the last seconds of overtime was blocked by the Steelers, resulting in a tie. The Youngstown television market has dual rights to both teams. As a result, backup QB Kelly Holcomb started. The Browns won the first meeting on October 7, 1950, 30–17 as they forced six Steelers turnovers. The Browns would hold a 31–9 series advantage through the first two decades of the rivalry. “A lot of respect for him.”. [3] The Youngstown area fan base remains roughly split 50/50 between the Steelers and Browns. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hails from Findlay, Ohio. When the league was voting on the Browns relocation, Steelers owner Dan Rooney was one of only two owners to vote against the move. By then, the rivalry between the two clubs was more hostile and personal, as evident in the 1976 matchup at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, when Joe "Turkey" Jones tackled Terry Bradshaw with a pile-driving sack. Rookie WR/PR Donovan Peoples-Jones suffered a concussion late in the first half while jumping to make a catch and getting drilled by safety Sean Davis. The Steelers made ten playoff appearances in Roethlisberger's career, including the three Super Bowl appearances, while the Browns have not made it to the playoffs and only posted one winning season during this stretch. The Steelers would defeat the Browns later that year in another close game. The Get Up crew discusses why Justin Fields is receiving so much criticism ahead of the draft and how that is affecting his position in the mock draft. First tie game in the history of the rivalry. Stephen A. Smith emphatically explains why Aaron Rodgers should host "Jeopardy!" Steelers vs. Browns - Game Summary - January 3, 2021 - ESPN The Browns were clinging to a 10-9 lead in the third quarter when Rudolph, under extreme pressure, floated a pass across the field that was intercepted by reserve cornerback M.J. Stewart. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns Sunday in the biggest divisional matchup on the Week 6 schedule. A 22nd lawsuit has been filed against Deshaun Watson, alleging that the quarterback assaulted a woman "by touching her with his penis and exposing himself.". Browns force nine Steelers turnovers in the game in Pittsburgh. Despite a late rally, the Steelers lost to the Browns 24–22. Browns clinch AFC Central in final game of the season in Pittsburgh. In the game in Pittsburgh, Browns come back from down 27–3 in the 3rd quarter to tie the game at 27, but the Steelers kick a game winning field goal. In 2003, the Browns would win their first and game at Heinz Field, defeating the Steelers 33–13. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire) The Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season finale on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Former Steelers Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians held the same position with the Browns from 2001 to 2003. Here is how to watch, live stream, or listen to the Cleveland Browns game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1:00 pm EST on January 3, 2021. They played their first game against the Steelers at the new Cleveland Browns Stadium. Todd McShay has more than 100 prospects with a first-, second- or third-round grade for this year's NFL draft class. This marked the first tie game in the history of the rivalry. The financial boost combined with the prospect of losing his most lucrative division rival quickly persuaded Rooney to join Modell in the AFC in order to continue their own rivalry, although the team did lose its in-state rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles as a result. The Browns and Steelers, along with the Baltimore Colts were placed in the AFC with the former members of the AFL to allow each conference to have the same number of teams. The Browns, winless just three seasons ago and so bad for so long, are in the playoffs. Browns DT Larry Ogunjobi was also involved in the scuffle by pushing Rudolph to the ground. The AFC North rivals enter the game with a combined 8-1 record. The logo later became the Steelers primary trademark, and is arguably better known with the logo than the steel industry itself. [14] Despite losing the majority of their coaching staff to the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the Browns forced five Steelers turnovers, led 28–0 in the first quarter, and won 48–37 to advance to the divisional round.