Steelers stomp Browns 20-7, but miss playoffs

New Pittsburgh Courier

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh played like it didn’t want its season to end. Cleveland looked as though it couldn’t wait to pack things up and go home.

The Browns got their wish. The Steelers did not.

Le’Veon Bell ran for 90 yards and a touchdown as Pittsburgh drubbed lifeless Cleveland 20-7 on Sunday

. It wasn’t quite enough to secure an unlikely playoff spot. The Steelers (8-8) were eliminated from postseason contention when San Diego edged Kansas City 27-24 in overtime on Sunday evening.

Pittsburgh went 6-2 over the final eight weeks to rally from a miserable start, but failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season.

Cleveland didn’t exactly play angry while letting the Steelers roll to victory for the 26th time in 31 meetings since the Browns were revived in 1999.

Roethlisberger passed for 179 yards and a touchdown against two interceptions as Pittsburgh (8-8) won…

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