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Steelers defeat Browns, who go winless in 2017

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cleveland Browns have gone winless. They are the second team in recent memory to go 0-16 in a season.

They join the Detroit Lions, who also went 0-16. The Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-24, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones attempts to make a pass against the Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones making a pass against the Cleveland Browns (Getty Images)

The Steelers ended their season with a 13-3 record. They also clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs.

While the Browns and Lions are the only two teams, who went 0-16, they are not the only teams in NFL history, who went winless. The Baltimore Colts went 0-8-1 in a player’s strike-shortened regular season to nine games.

The 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers also went 0-14. The 1960 Dallas Cowboys also went 0-11-1.

The Steelers even attempted to gift wrap the Browns the win. Pittsburgh was without its Big Three, as Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell sat out the game, while Antonio Brown missed it due to a calf injury.

Steelers quarterback Landry Jones went 23 of 27 for 239 passing yards. He had one touchdown and one interception.

Stevan Ridley, who signed with the team after James Conner went down with an injury, had 17 carries for 80 yards, including a touchdown. Darrius Heyward-Bey also had a 29-yard rushing touchdown. Fitzgerald Toussaint had five carries for 22 yards.

JuJu Smith-Schuster had nine receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. Martavis Bryant had six receptions for 65 yards.

Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer went 16 of 30 for 314 passing yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception.

Kizer went 0-and-15 as a starter during his rookie campaign.

Kizer also had six carries for 61 yards. Isaiah Crowell had 15 carries for 21 yards. Duke Johnson Jr. had six carries for 20 yards, including a touchdown.

Josh Gordon had four receptions for 115 yards. Johnson Jr. also had six receptions for 75 yards. Rashard Higgins had three receptions for 68 yards and two touchdowns. David Njoku had two receptions for 38 yards.

Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez also made a field goal.


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