Pittsburgh Steelers Must Destroy the Cleveland Browns To Establish Dominance

October 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dec. 10, 2009. 
The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Cleveland to play the Browns. The Browns were in chaos, suffering to a 1-11 record. The Steelers coming off a four game losing streak, were in desperate need of a win, or any shot at the playoffs would be gone.
The Browns would out play the Steelers, defeating them by the score of 13-9. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 201 yards, but on the frozen field in Cleveland, it was not enough.
During an off-season that saw the Steelers on the wrong side of the media spotlight, Roethlisberger was suspended for Conduct Detrimental to the League, and Santonio Holmes was traded to the New York Jets for a fifth round pick, most observers believed that the Steelers were closer to the basement of the AFC North than the Penthouse.
Many Browns fans even predicted that the Steelers would finish with a record of 6-10, or even 5-11. Most people thought with the Roethlisberger suspension, that the Steelers would be lucky to finish 8-8...

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