The Cleveland Browns are doing their best to fulfill their spoiler role in Week 17 and impact the AFC playoff picture despite struggling to mount much of an offensive attack against the Pittsburgh Steelers but holding onto a 6-3 lead at halftime.
Cleveland made it into the Pittsburgh red zone one time but stalled at the 8-yard line and settled for a Phil Dawson field goal and then cashed in a 45-yard field goal from Dawson with just over a minute to play in the half. I
It appeared the Brown would take a 6-0 lead to the half but Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown with two big gains that left the Steelers on the Browns' 1-yard line. But Cleveland held tough and force the Steelers to settle for a Sean Suisham field goal.
Pittsburgh had three drives of at least ten plays but struggled to move the ball very far into Cleveland territory. One of those long drives ended on downs after coach Mike Tomlin decided against a 49-yard field goal attempt. Instead quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass on 4th and 3 to end the threat.
The next time Tomlin went for the field goal the the Steelers' offense stalled at the Cleveland 27 yard line but Suisham's 45-yard kick was no good.
The Browns only have 113 total yards with quarterback Seneca Wallace throwing for 70 yards and rushing for 24 yards.