The Cleveland Browns will play Pittsburgh in the postseason
Week 17 proved to be a good week for the Cleveland Browns as they held off the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 24-22 win. It was their 11th win of the season, but more importantly, it ended the longest active playoff drought in the NFL as the Browns made it to the postseason.
Now, their reward for beating the Steelers at home and securing a spot in the playoffs is another game with their biggest rivals, but this time on the road. Cleveland will travel to Pittsburgh to play next Sunday night in what will be their first playoff game since 2003.
Of course, the last time the Browns made it to the postseason, they also had to play the Steelers. That one went in the Steelers’ favor 36-33 but this current Cleveland team could help to erase that stain from our memories with a prime time win this coming weekend. It might not feel like the best matchup, but the fact is, a win here could be big for the future of this young franchise.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“The weight isn’t off our shoulders just by making it to the playoffs, we’ve got a ticket to the dance, but if you want to dance with the pretty girl, you’ve got to make it to the end,” said Browns defensive end Myles Garrett after Sunday’s game."
The AFC North was the toughest division in football this season with three teams finishing with at least 11 wins. As fate would have it, the Browns now have to face one of those teams for a third time — but this one has much more meaning behind it. Playoff football is back in Cleveland, and the stakes couldn’t be higher with them heading to Pittsburgh.
"“The Browns are going to the playoffs following a 24-22 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Their reward: a rematch with the Steelers next weekend, only this time it will be at Heinz Field.”"
Mary Kay and Dan Labbe get together to break down the Browns big win and discuss what they learned about the team. They also discuss how much energy was in the crowd despite the fact that the crowd was smaller than we are used to in Cleveland.
Following the Browns big win, Baker Mayfield took some time with Evan Washburn to talk about the win. Sam Penix broke down the conversation, which included Mayfield saying he expects many more trips to the postseason beyond this one.
Some good news circulated social media after the Browns win as Greedy Williams suggested he might be back for the playoffs. Our own Nick Pedone shares what Williams said and discusses what that could mean for the team that has been so bad in the secondary this year.