STEELERS-BROWNS SERIES HISTORY
Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Browns heading into the Week 17 contest at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Series History:Series began in 1950
*Overall Regular Season:Steelers lead, 67-58
At Pittsburgh:Steelers lead, 42-21
At Cleveland:Browns lead, 37-25
Streak:Steelers won previous meeting
Last Regular-Season Meeting:Nov. 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 9 Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 2-0
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 5, 2013, in Pittsburgh - Wild Card
Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33
*(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week's game marks the 126th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will meet in the regular season...the Steelers hold a nine-game advantage in the all-time series (67-58)...Sunday's game will mark the 21st game between the two teams in the month of December, with the Steelers holding a 13-7 record vs. Cleveland in the previous 20 December meetings.
THE LAST TIME VS. CLEVELAND
Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 9 Nov. 15, 2015
Heinz Field (64,402)
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PITTSBURGH -** The Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 30-9 at Heinz Field. The win marked the 12th straight home victory vs. Cleveland, the second-longest active home winning streak against a single opponent in the NFL.
QB Ben Roethlisberger entered the game in the first quarter after QB Landry Jones left the game due to an ankle injury.
Roethlisberger threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns. The 379 passing yards are the most in NFL history for a quarterback that did not start the game.
K Chris Boswell connected on a 24-yard field goal to give the Steelers a 3-0 lead. Browns' K Travis Coons tied the game with his 23-yard field goal. Boswell made a 34-yarder near the end of the first quarter to give Pittsburgh a 6-3 advantage.
With less than four minutes to go in the second quarter, Roethlisberger threw a four-yard touchown to WR Antonio Brown. The Steelers' defense forced a turnovers on the Browns' next drive. Roethlisberger then threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to WR Martavis Bryant to give the Steel- ers a 21-3 lead at halftime.
Boswell made a 25-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to extend Pittsburgh's lead to 24-3. Cleveland scored its lone touchdown of the game on QB Johnny Manziel's seven-yard pass to TE Gary Barnidge.
On Pittsburgh's ensuing drive, Roethlisberger threw a 56- yard touchdown to Brown to lift the Steelers to a 30-9 victory over the Browns.
The Steelers' defense had a season-high six sacks and held the Browns to just 15 rushing yards.
|PIT 1||10:59||Boswell 24 yd. FG||4-6; 1:27||3-0|
|CLE 1||8:06||Coons 23 yd. FG||7-67; 2:53||3-3|
|PIT 1||4:45||Boswell 34 yd. FG||9-64; 3:21||6-3|
|PIT 2||3:27||Brown 4 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Pass to Brown)||8-92; 3:49||14-3|
|PIT 2||0:37||Bryant 32 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Boswell kick)||2-47; 0:28||21-3|
|PIT 3||8:33||Boswell 25 yd. FG||6-80; 1:38||24-3|
|CLE 4||12:28||Barnidge 7 yd. pass from Manziel (Kick failed)||2-11; 0:46||24-9|
|PIT 4||9:02||Brown 56 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Kick failed)||7-80; 3:21||30-9|
PIT-CLE SERIES HIGHS
Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger - 417 (10/18/2009)
Browns: Bernie Kosar - 414 (11/23/1986)
Steelers: Willie Parker - 223 (12/7/2006)
Browns: Jim Brown - 175 (10/5/1963)
Steelers: Buddy Dial - 235 (10/22/1961)
Browns: Josh Gordon - 237 (11/24/2013)