Browns Use Big First Quarter, Defeat Steelers Again

Jonathan Grant | January 11th, 2021

The old Jon Bon Jovi song say that you should go out with a blaze of glory if you’re going to go out. That can’t exactly be said of the Pittsburgh Steelers of late. Having started the season 11-0, they lost four of their last five regular season games, including the final game to their rivals, the Cleveland Browns. That loss guaranteed the Browns’ spot, and it’s something they might well regret now.

Dawgs By Nature

The Browns made history as they romped to a 48-37 win on Sunday night in the AFC Wild Card round, scoring 28 points in the first quarter to lead 28-0 after the period. It was the largest lead for a visiting team in the first half of a playoff game ever, and it allowed them to get their first playoff victory since 1995. It was their first playoff win on the road since 1969, an even more amazing feat to believe. Baker Mayfield had three touchdowns and 263 yards, while opposite number Ben Roethlisberger, who had to throw all game long racked up over 500 yards to go with four TD’s of his own. Unfortunately, he was intercepted four times as well, handing the victory to the Browns and ending what had been such a promising season.

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