Steelers escape with 13-9 win over Browns

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And with Roethlisberger slowed by his tender ankle, Pittsburgh had to make due.

With the score tied 6-6 in the third, Polamalu’s interception of Wallace at Cleveland’s 43 set up the Steelers‘ go-ahead score.

On 3rd-and-2, Wallace rolled right, and feeling pressure from backup linebacker Jason Worlids, forced a pass to tight end Evan Moore that Polamalu read perfectly and picked off near the sideline.

Roethlisberger completed two passes and the Browns jumped offsides to put it at the 7 before Redman took a handoff right and weaved his way in to make it 13-6.

After getting their first points on Suisham’s 19-yard field goal on the final play before halftime, the Steelers took the kickoff to start the second half and marched deep into Cleveland territory before their drive stalled and Suisham booted a 29-yarder.

Down 6-0 and looking anything but prepared for the postseason, the Steelers finally put together a scoring drive to close the first half.

Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown for 40 yards and Pittsburgh moved to Cleveland’s 1-yard line with 11 seconds left. But out of timeouts, the Steelers couldn’t risk running the ball _ a mistake the Browns made last week _ and Roethlisberger threw two incomplete lobs into the end zone before Suisham kicked his 19-yarder.

Earlier, Suisham’s 45-yard attempt was blown wide left by strong gusts off Lake Erie.

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