Keys for the Pittsburgh Steelers to Earn a Victory Against the Cleveland Browns

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Keys for the Pittsburgh Steelers to Earn a Victory Against the Cleveland Browns
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The Pittsburgh Steelers began their run to the playoffs in a big way last week with a dominating 35-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

It was one of their best performances of the season where all three phases came up big with the offense putting points on the board, the defense holding Cincinnati to only a touchdown, and the special teams making big play after big play.

With a short week, the Steelers will quickly focus their attention to the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland is coming off of a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and they will be pretty close to the “packing it in” mode. That does not mean they will be quite ready to quit on the season.

Pittsburgh usually brings out the best in teams, and they also tend to play down to their competition. This is a not a game they can afford to lose if they want to have a chance at the AFC North crown.

“It's getting closer to the playoffs and it's time for us to get better,” said Mike Wallace.

Wallace is correct. It is playoff mode for the Steelers, and they need to be hitting on all cylinders at this time of year.

Here are keys to the Steelers earning a victory over the Browns.

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