Steelers vs. Browns: Steelers Must Win to Get Season Back on Track

November 24, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers need a win in Cleveland Sunday to protect their one-game lead for the final AFC playoff spot.
They'd also avoid their first losing streak of the season.
History teaches us another reason why beating the Browns (2-8) is important for the Steelers (6-4).
Since the Browns were reincarnated in 1999, Pittsburgh is 23-4 against Cleveland. Those four losses came in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2009. None of those Steelers teams made the playoffs.
That means a loss to the Browns is damning evidence of a Steelers team that's going nowhere. Steelers teams that lose to the Browns are like job candidates who show up for the interview drunk. 
Heck, in 2009 the Steelers barely showed up at all in a 13-6 loss at Cleveland that capped their first five-game losing streak since 2003.
A win over the Browns on Sunday would not only show that the Steelers are heading in the right direction, it would return normalcy to an up-is-down, down-is-up ty...

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