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Browns Defeat Steelers 48-37, Claim First Playoff Win Since 1995

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) looks to throw a pass during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh.
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) looks to throw a pass during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

The Browns kept Cleveland's NFL playoff dream alive, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in Sunday's AFC wild card game.

Cleveland recovered a Steelers fumble in the endzone in the game's opening seconds, launching a dominant first quarter that ended with the Browns up 28-0. The Browns picked off four interceptions from Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and claimed Cleveland's first playoff victory since 1995.

Baker Mayfield threw for three touchdowns and Kareem Hunt added two touchdown runs for the Browns.

The Browns accomplished the feat without head coach Kevin Stefanski, who sat the game out after testing positive for COVID-19. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer coached in his place.

Roethlisberger passed for 501 yards and four touchdowns but also threw four interceptions.

The Browns will face the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday, January 17.