Going into Sunday, there was a lot that needed to happen for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the NFL playoffs. One of those tasks was in there own hands as they needed to defeat the division rival Cleveland Browns at home, and then hope that the other chips fall in order for them to keep playing this season.
The Steelers indeed did hold up their end of the bargain as they defeated the Browns by a final score of 20-7 on Sunday, keeping those hopes healthy and alive.
Pittsburgh controlled this one from start to finish, only allowing the Browns to score their lone touchdown in the waning moments of the game with just under three minutes left in the contest.
Despite a sub-par outing by QB Ben Roethlisberger in this one who went for just 179 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown, Pittsburgh was able to ride the legs of RB Le’Veon Bell offensively to the victory. Bell finished up the game with 90 yards on 20 carries and a score.
Now, the Steelers need to sit back and wait.
Coming into this weekend, they needed the Dolphins, Ravens and Chargers to lose.
Miami has been defeated by the New York Jets, and the Ravens currently trail by 10 against the Bengals.
It appears now they everyone in Pittsburgh will become Kansas City Chiefs fans for the next few hours, hoping that they can beat San Diego.