Steelers Beat Browns Again, And Move Into Six-Way Wild Card Tie

November 25, 2013
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Ben Roethlisberger improved to 16-1 against the Cleveland Browns, and his Pittsburgh Steelers climbed to 25-5 against Cleveland since 1999 in a 27-11 win for the Steelers against the Browns on Sunday in Cleveland.

With the victory, the Steelers (5-6) have won 5-of-7 games following an 0-4 start to the season, and have moved into a six-way tie for the final wild card playoff spot in the American Football Conference.  They will meet one of the other 5-6 teams, the Ravens, in a Thanksgiving night game in Baltimore.

Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes to Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, William Gay returned an interception for a score, and Shaun Suisham kicked a pair of field goals.

The Steelers’ defense sparkled, despite an historic day by Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who tied his team’s record with 14 receptions for a club-record 237 yards and a touchdown.  In addition to the pick by Gay, Steelers defenders recovered three fumbles by Cleveland (4-7).

Roethlisberger completed 23-of-34 passes for  217 yards with no interceptions. Brown (92 yards) and Sanders (52 yards) both caught six passes.  Le’Veon Bell carried the ball 23 times for 80 yards.

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