Browns Win NFL Playoff Game, 1st Time in 26 Years


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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WTVN)--The Cleveland Browns came into Sunday night's NFL Wild Card playoff game short-handed due to COVID-19 issues, and were underdogs against their arch-rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. None of that mattered, as the Browns raced out to a 28-0 lead in the 1st quarter at Heinz Field, en route to a 48-37 win.

It all started with a fumbled snap by Pittsburgh, recovered in the end zone for a Cleveland touchdown. A touchdown catch by Jarvis Landry, and two touchdown runs by Nick Chubb led to the 28-0 lead after 1 quarter.

Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for three touchdown passes, and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw four interceptions.

For Cleveland, it's their first playoff win since the 1994 season, and the 1st road playoff win since 1969. it's just their 3rd road playoff win in team history.

The Browns now head to Kansas City to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs in the Divisional round. That game is Sunday afternoon.