Browns dominate Steelers for first playoff win in 26 years

Cleveland gets off to 28-0 start en route to 48-37 romp
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield scrambles out of pocket at Pittsburgh Steelers in wild-card playoff game, Jan. 10, 2021
Posted at 11:56 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 23:56:01-05

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Browns are bottom feeders no more. Baker Mayfield threw for three touchdowns and the Browns collected their first playoff victory in 26 years with a 48-37 romp over Pittsburgh.

Kareem Hunt added two touchdown runs for the Browns.

Cleveland was playing without several high-profile players and head coach Kevin Stefanski due to COVID-19.

It hardly mattered as the Browns raced to a quick 28-0 lead then turned aside a Pittsburgh second-half rally.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger walks off field after second-half interception vs. Cleveland Browns in wild-card playoff game, Jan. 10, 2021
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger walks off the field after throwing an interception during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

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