Final result of Browns vs. Steelers: Steelers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive; Ben Roethlisberger wins the final at home
The Steelers kept their playoff hopes alive with a win in the final home game of the regular season.
Their 26-14 win over the Browns on Monday Night Football gives the Steelers a chance for a spot in the AFC. You must defeat rival Ravens on the streets in week 18 and get help.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished his outing from Heinz Field with 24 of 46 passes for 123 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He connected with wide receiver Diontae Johnson for the touchdown, a 5-yard rush in the second quarter that gave Pittsburgh a 7-0 lead. Rookie running back Najee Harris led the Steelers with 180 rushing yards and a touchdown.
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On the other hand, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield continued to fight in Pittsburgh. He completed 16 of 38 passes for 185 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He teamed up with tight end David Njoku to bring Cleveland on board in the third quarter and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Bryant late in the fourth to cut the Browns’ deficit to 19-14. Mayfield is 0-4 living at Heinz Field in the regular season, but 1-0 in the playoffs.
Nick Chubb led the Browns for 58 yards.
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Cleveland (7-9) will return home in its final game of the season on Sunday to face AFC North champions Cincinnati.
Sporting News followed the results of the Browns vs. Steelers and the highlights of Monday Night Football. Below are the full results of the NFL game for week 17.