In the end, the outcome of the game was strictly a matter of pride. The Cleveland Browns did their best to spoil the Pittsburgh Steelers' chances to win the AFC North but after the Browns jumped out to a 6-0 lead, the Steelers came back to win 13-9.
Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals to secure the AFC North division crown, so the Steelers will take the No. 5 seed into the first round of the playoffs where they'll face the Denver Broncos.
The Steelers defense tuned up for the playoffs facing a quarterback that resembled Tim Tebow in Seneca Wallace. The Cleveland quarterback struggled throwing the ball much of the day and made a few big plays with his legs. Pittsburgh eventually forced Wallace to throw the ball to make a comeback and kept him in check until the final drive of the game which ended appropriately with an incomplete pass on the last play of the game from the Pittsburgh 24-yard line.
For the game, Wallace completed 16 of 41 passes for 177 yards while rushing three times for 44 yards. Cleveland only ran the ball 15 times, giving Peyton Hillis 10 carries for just 30 yards.
Pittsburgh survived to win with Ben Roethlisberger completing 23 of 40 passes for 221 yards. Running back Isaac Redman scored the game's only touchdown for the Steelers as part of 92-yard rushing game. Redman kept the Browns alive late when he fumbled after a long run, one of two Redman lost in the game.
The loss ends the injury-plagued season for the Browns leaving them with a 4-12 record.
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