The Cleveland Browns scored a defensive landing on the primary play of their wild card spherical sport vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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The Cleveland Browns waited 18 years to play of their subsequent playoff sport.
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As soon as getting there, nevertheless, they did not have to attend lengthy to take a lead.
In what marked the primary play from scrimmage in Sunday evening’s wild card spherical sport towards the Pittsburgh Steelers, heart Maurkice Pouncey snapped the ball over Ben Roethlisberger’s head. After Cleveland defensive finish Myles Garrett pushed the ball towards the tip zone, security Karl Joseph was capable of get better it, giving the Browns a 7-Zero lead simply 14 seconds into the sport.
Cleveland’s momentum did not cease there, as nickel again M.J. Stewart intercepted Roethlisberger on the following possession. The Browns proceeded to reap the benefits of the pricey turnover, taking a 14-Zero lead on a 40-yard landing cross from Baker Mayfield to Jarvis Landry.
Getting into their first postseason sport since 2003, the Browns discovered themselves shorthanded. As a result of a constructive COVID-19 take a look at, Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski is lacking Sunday’s sport, as are 5 Browns gamers, together with star cornerback Denzel Ward and Professional Bowl guard Joel Bitonio.
Ought to Cleveland maintain on to beat the Steelers and win its first postseason sport since 1994, it could advance to subsequent week’s AFC divisional spherical, the place it could face the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
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