8:20 PM ET, December 10, 2009
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
CLEVELAND -- There's nothing Super about the Pittsburgh Steelers anymore.The defending NFL champions lost their fifth straight and had their playoff hopes thrown for a loss by the lowly Cleveland Browns, who ended a 12-game skid against their bitter rival by beating the Steelers 13-6 on Thursday night in subzero wind chills.
Call Off The Dawgs
Ben Roethlisberger was sacked eight times by the Browns defense on Thursday, just one shy of the most he's ever suffered in a single game.
|Nov. 26, 2006||Ravens||9|
|Sept. 21, 2008||Eagles||8|
|Dec. 10, 2009||Browns||8|
|Nov. 18, 2007||Jets||7|
|Nov. 21, 2004||Bengals||7|
The Steelers are in the midst of the longest losing streak by a defending Super Bowl champion in NFL history. Their current five-game slide ties the 1987 Giants' previous mark.
Ward played despite a hamstring injury and caught four passes for 21 yards. ... Holmes, the MVP in Pittsburgh's Super Bowl win over Arizona, surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in four seasons. ... Browns DE Robaire Smith injured his hip in the first half but returned. ... Jennings previously played for Montreal in the Canadian Football League. ... Cleveland's offensive line went sleeveless in the bone-chilling weather.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.5||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-1||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||3:51||Phil Dawson 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -4 yds, 1:13
|FG||7:24||Phil Dawson 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 36 yds, 2:56
|TD||0:48||Chris Jennings 10 Yard Run (Phil Dawson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 74 yds, 3:35
|FG||0:02||Jeff Reed 27 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 58 yds, 0:41
|FG||0:12||Jeff Reed 42 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 49 yds, 3:45