Steelers-Browns Rivalry: For the AFC North

Steelers Browns Rivalry: The First Win *"What's the Matter?" * End of an Era       


January 2, 2011, Cleveland Browns StadiumSteelers 41, Browns 9 Winning the game meant winning the AFC North. And the Steelers did just that, beating the Cleveland Browns 41-9 in the 2010 season finale. On the Steelers first drive, QB Ben Roethlisbergerand WR Mike Wallaceconnected on a 56-yard touchdown pass, and the Steelers never looked back. RB Rashard Mendenhallscored two one-yard touchdowns, Roethlisberger and TE Heath Miller connected on a four-yard score and K Shaun Suishamadded a 41-yard field goal to give the Steelers a commanding 31-3 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Pittsburgh used a little trickery as WRs Antwaan Randle-Eland Hines Wardconnected on a three-yard touchdown pass. Suisham added a field goal early in the fourth quarter. With the victory, the Steelers earned the number-two seed in the playoffs and marched on to Super Bowl XLV.

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