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Browns turn back Steelers at the goal line

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In the fourth quarter of an old-school, helmet-jarring football game, the Steelers found themselves with a first down on the Cleveland two, after a catch-and-run from receiver Mike Wallace that had been called a touchdown on the field was overturned via replay review.

And with four cracks at the end zone from the two, the Steelers couldn’t get in.

Linebacker Chris Gocong set the tone with a wicked helmet-to-helmet hit on running back Rashard Mendenhall, a maneuver that’s legal when applied to ball carriers.  Gocong tackled Mendenhall on second down and assisted on third down.

On fourth down, the Steelers opted not to take the chip-shot field goal, which would have put them up by seven.  Instead, the Steelers ran it again — and the Browns once again rose to the challenge.

In the end, Pittsburgh’s 14-play drive, led by a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger, was wasted.  But for the bad field position with which the Browns are now saddled.

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13 Responses to “Browns turn back Steelers at the goal line”
  1. acieu says: Dec 8, 2011 11:02 PM

    That field goal they passed up would look pretty good right now. Eeijts.

  2. nmking26 says: Dec 8, 2011 11:09 PM

    Linebacker Chris Gocong set the tone with a wicked helmet-to-helmet hit on running back Rashard Mendenhall, a maneuver that’s legal when applied to ball carriers.
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    Wait….what?

  3. heyitsmejosh says: Dec 8, 2011 11:13 PM

    wow what an exciting game this one has been…

  4. axespray says: Dec 8, 2011 11:13 PM

    how does james harrison not know how to tackle a midsection?

    pop a guy in the ribs, knock the wind out of him is alot better than making colt mccoy and/or himself into the next chris benoit.

  5. steelersmichele says: Dec 8, 2011 11:14 PM

    I swear I hope Arians and Kemoeatu are not with the steelers next year. One doesn’t understand the importance of points and the other just likes to rack up penalties.

  6. cavredleg15 says: Dec 8, 2011 11:15 PM

    Colt McCoy better stop carrying the ball like a RB. Would Guns Hochuli had called that roughing penalty with Tebow or Vick?

  7. Deb says: Dec 8, 2011 11:16 PM

    Finally, a TD!!! I think that may be the most insane screaming I’ve done for the Steelers against the Browns since Brian Sipe was playing. Was so afraid Antonio would trip on the one and we’d get stuck there again!

  8. footballhistorian says: Dec 8, 2011 11:43 PM

    I can’t wait to see what Harrison’s fine is going to be this time…

  9. sixjak says: Dec 9, 2011 1:19 AM

    He the Clowns’ D ain’t no joke. Fantasy geeks, sheeple who buy into “its a quarterback league” sheepthink and ppl suffering from ADD: prepare for another snooze fest when the 9ers and steelers collide next Monday. The rest of us will enjoy the slugfest.

  10. tommccrossin says: Dec 9, 2011 2:08 AM

    Guess who was stuck with mendenhall on his fantasy team :(

  11. Steeler's Will says: Dec 9, 2011 7:28 AM

    axespray says:
    Dec 8, 2011 11:13 PM

    pop a guy in the ribs, knock the wind out of him is alot better than making colt mccoy and/or himself into the next chris benoit.
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    lol wrestling

  12. cmich2006 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:28 AM

    Redman should have got the carries…he would have scored

  13. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Dec 9, 2011 8:58 AM

    I’m not a Browns fan, but they should give the defensive player of the week to Gocong for that goal line stand.

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