Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers finished their season on a high note by beating the division rival Cleveland Browns. The victory was welcomed by black and gold faithful after three straight losses  to San Diego, Dallas, and the Bengals, which consequently ended the Steelers playoff hopes.  The game even featured a brawl which ended with two personal fouls assessed to Cleveland. In essence, the game was one which Pittsburgh and Cleveland fans have become accustomed to seeing. The victory, though hollow in that the Steelers were already out of the playoffs, at least served as payback for the humiliating loss the Steelers suffered earlier in the season to Cleveland. I hate Cleveland as much as the next Steelers’ fan, but in some ways the Pittsburgh-Cleveland rivalry is not the same ever since, former Cleveland owner, Art Modell, nearly destroyed the best rivalry in professional football.… Read more
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