Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 29, 2013
Location - Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature - 40°
Head Official - Mike Carey
Attendance - 56361

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 0 0 0 7 7
Pittsburgh 7 7 3 3 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 4-12 3-5 1-7 L7
Pittsburgh 8-8 5-3 3-5 W3

Recap


Steelers 20, Browns 7: Le'Veon Bell ran for 90 yards and a touchdown as host Pittsburgh ended the season with its third straight win.

Jerricho Cotchery had a touchdown reception and Shaun Suisham booted a pair of field goals for the Steelers (8-8), who remained alive for a playoff spot until San Diego defeated Kansas City in overtime later in the day. Ben Roethlisberger completed 19-of-31 passes for 179 yards with a scoring pass and two interceptions as Pittsburgh attempted to become just the second team in NFL history (San Diego in 1992) to make the postseason after opening the campaign with four consecutive defeats.

Jason Campbell was 23-of-41 for 240 yards with a touchdown pass to Fozzy Whittaker and an interception for the Browns (4-12), who ended the season with seven straight losses. Edwin Baker gained 69 yards on 18 carries and Josh Gordon caught seven passes for 82 yards.

Pittsburgh got on the board just over five minutes into the game as Roethlisberger connected with Cotchery for a 9-yard touchdown pass. The Steelers made it 14-0 with 4:22 remaining in the second quarter on a 5-yard TD run by Bell.

Suisham kicked field goals of 30 and 32 yards in the second half to boost the lead to 20-0. Campbell got Cleveland on the board with a 35-yard TD pass to Whittaker with 2:46 remaining in the fourth, but the Browns went on to lose their 10th straight visit to Pittsburgh.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Steelers have won 19 of their last 21 overall meetings with the Browns. ... Gordon fell one touchdown catch shy of becoming the fourth player in team history to reach double digits in a season. He also came within five receptions of breaking TE Ozzie Newsome's single-season club mark of 89. ... Bell gained 96 yards from scrimmage to finish the season with 1,259, breaking RB Franco Harris' franchise rookie record of 1,235 set in 1972. ... Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown made nine catches for 87 yards, leaving him three receptions short of WR Hines Ward's single-season club record of 112 set in 2002.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Pittsburgh
Edwin Baker Player Le'Veon Bell
18 Attempts 20
69 Yards 90
3.8 Avg Yards 4.5
0 Touchdowns 1
20 Long 15
Receiving
Cleveland   Pittsburgh
Josh Gordon Player Antonio Brown
7 Receptions 9
82 Yards 87
11.7 Avg Yards 9.7
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 24

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 293 79 214 1 0 2 1.0 1
Pittsburgh 292 120 172 2 2 1 3.0 1