Pairing up divisional rivals in Week 17 was supposed to guarantee drama.
But as in other precincts, that didn’t quite work out in Pittsburgh, as the Browns and Steelers are playing a dreadful game befitting two teams which won’t make the playoffs.
One of those teams is quarterbacked by Thaddeus Lewis.
They’re tied 3-3, with Shaun Suisham and Phil Dawson trading second-quarter field goals.
Lewis is actually playing as well as Ben Roethlisberger. Other than a ridiculous interception to Troy Polamalu, Lewis doesn’t look like a guy making his first NFL start. He’s 10-of-16 passing for 119 yards and the pick, while Roethlisberger’s 4-of-6 for 41 yards.
At some point, someone’s going to start caring and put this game away.