Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 17 Monday Night Football Browns vs. Steelers

The Browns and Steelers faced-off in the final regular season Monday Night Football game.
The Browns and Steelers faced-off in the final regular season Monday Night Football game. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sure, it was likely Ben Roethlisberger's last home game, but the Week 17 Monday Night Football game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers was a stinker. Especially so if you were backing the Browns, who had nothing but frustrating play calls and performances tonight.

There wasn't much to be won or lost in terms of playoff implications, but there are still some winners and losers to point out.

As is the weekly tradition, let's break down the top winners and losers from Monday Night Football in Week 18. Any odds listed are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Monday Night Football Week 15 Winners

The Steelers Playoff Hopes

Let's start with the obvious. The Browns were already eliminated from the playoffs, but the Steelers were able to hang on to their hopes and dreams with a win tonight. It's still unlikely, but they're technically alive heading into the final week of the season.

The Steelers will need to beat the Ravens next week, the Colts need to lose to the Jaguars, and then the Chargers and Raiders need to not end in a tie. Pittsburgh can certainly beat Baltimore, but it's going to be tough for the Colts to lose to the Jaguars as 15-point favorites.

Ben Roethlisberger

Legendary Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will likely be calling it a career, which makes him the final quarterback from the legendary 2004 draft class to do so. He may not get one more shot at the playoffs, but at least he got to end his career at Heinz Field with a win.

Monday Night Football Week 15 Losers

Baker Mayfield

It was a tough outing for Baker Mayfield, and all of a sudden his future in Cleveland is in question. He finished 8-for-23 for 128 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He was inaccurate all night, missing several of his receivers. Is this the end of the Baker era for the Browns? If nothing else, at least we'll likely see him in fewer commercials next season.

Kevin Stefanski

As a Browns bettor, tonight's game was baffling and infuriating to watch from a play-calling perspective. Nick Chubb is averaging 5.5 yards per carry this season, and he and the Browns got to face the worst run defense in the NFL tonight. What does Stefanski do? He keeps Chubb off the field and decides to try to win the game by throwing it all night with Mayfield.

Chubb only got 11 carries, and still managed 5.1 yards. Disgusting performance by the former coach of the year.