January 13, 2021
The Cleveland Browns visited recorded 14 seconds into the match, and Kareem Hunt made two touchdowns on Sunday, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the AFC Wild Card Game.
Cleveland will play in Kansas City on Sunday.
In the first playoff game since 2002, Browns had no coach Kevin Stefanski who tested positive for COVID-19, and gathered other coaches and players for pandemic-related protocols. ..
The Steelers won the AFC North, but lost four of the last five regular season games after starting 11-0.
Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland quarterback passed 21-of-34 with 263 yards and a touchdown to Jarvis Laundry, Austin Hooper and Nickchub when he recorded his first playoff victory since the 1994 season.
Ben Roethlisberger, who took a break last week, made 47 out of 68 passes 501 with four touchdowns and four passcuts to Chase Claypool (2), Eric Ebron and Juju Smith-Schuster. Completed in the yard. James Connor ran for a touchdown.
The first snap of the game by Pittsburgh Pro Bowler Moki Spawny went beyond Roethlisberger’s head. Karl Joseph recovered it in the end zone for a 7-0 Cleveland lead.
MJ Stewart chose Roethlisberger to center the laundry’s 40-yard touchdown catch to 14-0, and Hunt took the lead from 11 yards to 21-0, taking just over 10 minutes into the contest. ..
Sheldrick Redwine’s passcut set up Hunt’s 8-yard run touchdown run and pushed 28-0, leaving 1:56 in the opening quarter.
Connor’s one-yard scoring run cut 28-7, leaving 1:44 in the first half, but Cleveland replied that Mayfield found Hooper from seven yards and made it 35-7.
Chris Boswell’s 49-yard field goal was 35-10 at the half-end.
The Steelers were pulled within 35-16 by Ebron’s 17-yard scoring catch and failed an attempt to convert two points, leaving 7:22 in the third quarter.
Roethlisberger’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Smith-Schuster cut 35-23 in the third quarter four-down, but Chub countered with a 40-yard touchdown catch, returning the margin to 19. It was.
Claypool’s 29-yard scoring catch and missed a two-point attempt resulted in 42-29.
Cody Parky worked on 24 and 37 field goals, 48-29.
Claypool’s 7-yard touchdown catch and 2-point conversion were too few and too late.
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The Browns defeated the Steelers and ended the long playoff drought
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