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.

13 responses to “Browns turn back Steelers at the goal line

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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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