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Browns vs. Steelers 2012: Cleveland caps off disappointing season with disappointing loss

The Cleveland Browns fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday to finish the 2012 season at 5-11, last place in the AFC North.

Karl Walter

The Cleveland Browns put the finishing touches on yet another disappointing season, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-10.

Led by Thaddeus Lewis at the quarterback position, the Browns hung tight with the Steelers until late when Ben Roethlisberger put the game away with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress. Lewis passed for 204 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Browns turned the ball over four times on the day, including three times on fumbles.

Chris Pokorny of SB Nation's Cleveland Browns blog, Dawgs by Nature, writes that turnovers and unforced errors wasted what was otherwise a well played game for the Browns.

The Browns didn't go down without a fight of their own...Unfortunately, the difference in a 24-10 loss ended up being a couple of extracurricular plays/turnovers, including two fumbles by our wide receivers.

The loss drops the Browns to 5-11 and gives them the 6th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, which will highlight an offseason that is sure to contain plenty of player and personnel changes. The Browns have finished in last place of the AFC North in four of the last five seasons.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.