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Offense: With the Steelers going into halftime with only a 7-3 lead there was plenty to keep the Steelers faithful on the edge of their seats. The play calling on the offensive side of the ball swung like a pendulum between too conservative and occasionally very aggressive.
Despite their record, the Browns have been in every game this year and in what could have easily been a trap game, the Steelers came out with an 18 point victory. Going forward it would be nice to see more of the two back look, a draw play or two, and more shots at crossing routes over the middle, but hey a win is a win.
Final Grade: B+
Defense: Here's hoping the playing not to lose on defense comes to an end soon. Sending even five pass rushers isn't leaving the kitchen empty in the secondary. The defense got some breaks today, but there is also a saying that you make your own luck.
Final Grade: B-
These grades probably come across as harsh to some, but the Steelers let the Browns hang around way to long for my comfort level. Keep in mind this is play calling and not the effort or results by the players, which for another week was excellent.
Player of the Game: Rashard Mendenhall
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