The Pittsburgh Steelers fell short in Sunday’s game after losing by two points, 22-24, against the Cleveland Browns.
The Steelers’ regular season came to an end, and despite the Steelers being short-handed, missing key players such as T.J. Watt and Ben Roethlisberger, they managed to give the Cleveland Browns a game in the fourth quarter.
The Steelers started the game off slow with the first quarter ending 0-7 with the Browns in the lead. The second quarter saw the Steelers score their first touchdown, however, the Steelers missed the extra point. The Browns scored a field goal at the end of the second quarter making the halftime score 6-10.
The third quarter looked grim for the Steelers when the Browns scored a touchdown and the Steelers scathing by with an extra point, while the Browns scored yet another touchdown, ending the quarter 13-17. Fans of the Browns and the Steelers best described the fourth quarter as “a nail-biter.” all coming down a two-point conversion after Pittsburgh wide receiver, John Sherman “JuJu” Smith-Schuster, scored a touchdown with a little over two minutes to go into the game. Unfortunately, the two-point conversion failed after rookie wide receiver, Chase Claypool, failed to catch a pass from Steeler back-up quarterback, Mason Rudolph.
Despite the loss, however, the Steelers season is far from over. Due to the 11 game winning streak, the Steelers had this season, they secured their spot for the AFC playoffs. However, the loss yesterday has also lost the Steelers their No.1 seed for the playoff, knocking them to the No.3 seed behind Kansas City and Buffalo.
While the Steelers lost the privilege of having a bye week, they have their chance to rematch the Browns again next week, in the AFC playoff games.
The Pairings for the playoffs go as follows:
1.Kanas City Chiefs vs Bye
2.Buffalo Bills vs 7.Indianapolis Colts (@Buffalo)
3.Pittsburgh Steelers vs 6.Cleveland Browns (@Pittsburgh)
4.Tenessee Titans vs 5.Baltimore Ravens (@Tenessee)
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