Same old Browns? Hardly. Cleveland drills Steelers 48-37
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates as he walks off the field following a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it. The Browns dismantled the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the wild-card round Sunday night, picking up the franchise’s first postseason victory in more than a quarter-century and earning a trip to Kansas City next Sunday to face the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. The kick bounced into the end zone for a touchback and Mayfield calmly took Cleveland 80 yards in six plays. So much for the Browns being the Browns, a winking assessment Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made about Cleveland in the middle of the week.
Unbeaten Steelers focusing on Washington, not perfection
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) tries to fend off Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tramon Williams after making a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. So forgive the Pittsburgh Steelers if they're not exactly caught up in the hype — or maybe lack of hype — surrounding their perfect start. Yes, the Steelers are unbeaten. “Every week is a test,” Rivera said. “It really is about feel and opportunity as far as those things are concerned," Rivera said.
Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll
(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)NEW YORK – As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Steelers improved to 6-0 for their best start since 1978, when Pittsburgh won its first seven on the way to the Super Bowl. The Ravens host the Steelers this week in the top matchup of Week 8.
Steelers dominate early, hold off Titans for 27-24 win
The Steelers won 27-24. I mean, I was surprised he missed it,” Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster said. It’s good for us.”The Steelers improved to 6-0 for their best start since 1978, when Pittsburgh won its first seven on the way to the Super Bowl. Roethlisberger had his 1-yard TD pass to James Conner wiped out by penalty so he hit Johnson for an 11-yard TD and a 7-0 lead. UP NEXTSteelers: Visit Baltimore in a game rescheduled because of the Titans' outbreak with the Ravens coming off their bye.
Miami, Nebraska still waiting for 1st player taken in draft
So maybe it should be no surprise that neither the Hurricanes nor Cornhuskers had a player taken in the NFL draft's first three rounds. Heading into Saturday's final four rounds, Miami is still trying to extend a streak of having at least one player drafted that started in 1976. Nebraska will try to avoid a second straight season of no drafted players after having its 56-year streak snapped last year. Saturday could be a good day for several Miami players with receivers Jeff Thomas and K.J. This is the fourth straight season Nebraska has not had a player drafted during the first three rounds.
AP All-America teams dominated by LSU, Ohio State
Ohio State led all teams with seven players selected to the three All-America teams, including quarterback Justin Fields, who made the second team. DEFENSEEnds — Chase Young, junior, Ohio State; James Lynch, junior, Baylor. Cornerbacks — Derek Stingley, freshman, LSU; Jeff Okudah, junior, Ohio State. Running backs — J.K. Dobbins, junior, Ohio State; Travis Etienne, junior, Clemson. Guards — Jonah Jackson, senior, Ohio State; Ben Bredeson, senior, Michigan.