Steelers to face Browns in AFC Wild Card Round

The Steelers will host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field in the AFC Wild Card Round on Sunday, January 10. Kickoff for the game is set for 8:15 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC (WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh).

The Steelers split the series with the Browns this season, defeating them, 38-7, in Week 6 at Heinz Field, and dropping the season finale, 24-22, in Week 17, with several Steelers starters sitting out, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Since Heinz Field opened in 2001, the Steelers have hosted 13 postseason games with an 8-5 record.

Being in the postseason is nothing new to the Steelers, who are 36-24 all-time in the postseason since the 1970 merger and have earned 30 playoff berths.

The Steelers enter the postseason as AFC North Division champions, the 24th time the Steelers have clinched the division title. The Steelers won 15 AFC Central Division championships and nine AFC North Division championships after the conference was realigned in 2002 to include the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.