Browns shock Steelers

With the Steelers needing to end a four-game losing streak in order to keep alive their shot at returning to the playoffs and defending their Super Bowl title, they were unable to defeat a downtrodden team that was riding a seven-game losing streak.

Pittsburgh lost to their rivals from Cleveland on Thursday night, 13-6.

The Browns sacked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger eight times, holding the Steelers offense to only two field goals.

The game wasn’t decided until the closing minutes, when defensive lineman David Bowens dropped into coverage and knocked down a fourth-down pass meant for Santonio Holmes.

The lackluster performance likely will increase calls for the Steelers to fire offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and possibly to clear out other members of the coaching staff.

Though the Steelers aren’t dead yet, they’ll need to win their final three games and get plenty of help.

For the Browns, they’ve moved to 2-11.  It likely won’t be enough to save coach Eric Mangini’s job, but if he can lead the team to two or three more wins, maybe he’ll be able to make a case for a second season.

183 responses to “Browns shock Steelers

  1. Everyone’s been ragging on the defense…….but how in the world did that offense ever win a Super Bowl?
    Awful performance.

  2. Clean-up on aisle six-burg! Tomlin was right, hell was unleashed. Too bad for them that karma is a bitch!

  3. It may not save mangini’s job? I think you underestimate how important beating the steelers is to browns fans.
    Geez, Florio, this must be a tough pill for you to swallow. Lots of people are going to have to start returning steelers merchandise.
    Go Browns.

  4. The Steelers are the most overrated team in the NFL.
    Actually, they WERE the most overrated team in the league.
    As of tonight, no one except the biggest homers will deny their total and complete overrated-ness.
    Maybe “Coach” Lily Tomlin should have unleashed heaven.

  5. I’ll just say that honestly I don’t follow the Steelers closely, but my dad is a Pittsburgh diehard and has claimed for the past few years that Bruce Arians is a joke. I’m not saying I necessarily endorse that statement – don’t know enough to endorse it – but it’s interesting (for an outsider) to hear that this sentiment is being echoed elsewhere as well.

  6. GO BROWNS!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…Goodnight Squealers! Go ahead and use your “No Troy Headandshoulders” excuse!!!HAHAHAHAHA!

  7. If a team loses to the Bears, Chiefs, Raiders and the Browns, it in no way, shape or form belongs in the playoffs. The Steelers are not a playoff team.

  8. Furhio, I don’t think you understand how big of a win this was for Pittsburgh. If his job was ever in doubt, Mangini saved it

  9. The Browns defense looked like the defending Super Bowl champs and the Steelers offense looked like chumps. That was an impressive performance by the Browns and another awful performance by the Steelers.

  10. Congrats to the Browns, the hungrier and more disciplined team tonight. No question that they deserved the win.

  11. Damn Mendenhall just messed up my fantasy football this week I sat Frank gore and ricky williams over that fool what happened to te Clevelend D

  12. LMAO Suck it, Florio. Even now you can’t drop your vendetta against Mangini. He’s not going anywhere, you tool.

  13. The Steelers got swept by the Bengals, and lost to the Raiders and Chiefs. After all that, I don’t see how losing the Browns would be shocking to anyone. Maybe not something you would expect, but definitely not shocking.

  14. Before anyone talks smack just remember none of these embarrassing losses matter because the Steelers won the Superbowl last year so therefore they are the best franchise ever. This year’s record means nothing and every other team sucks.

  15. I have so many things to say right now………I had a planned a semantical tirade…..I don’t know where to start….this is so good..it is like fumbling with a condom and losing my erection…….ok I have to stop and gather my thoughts….
    You are lucky I was going to unleash hell on you with my football fervor…
    I better be careful we could lose to the Lions this weekend….this was a shocker…..

  16. Florio, the tone of the article is obituary-like. Is it because your favorite team’s playoff chances died tonight?

  17. I think it absolutely saved Mangini’s job for one more year. Right or wrong that’s how I see it as a fan. Oh and drive safely Steeler fans! Now get out of our town!!! Put a fork in the Steelers, they’re done!

  18. I think it absolutely saved Mangini’s job for one more year. Right or wrong that’s how I see it as a fan. Oh and drive safely Steeler fans! Now get out of our town!!! Put a fork in the Steelers, they’re done!

  19. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

  20. I dont know if anyone except Steelers fans are schocked. Everyone has seen the writing on the walls the last 5 weeks. They just arent any good this year. I normally wouldnt havent watched this game because come on its the Steelers vs the Browns the game would have been over before it started, but I watched the whole thing because how bad the Steelers have been you knew the game was going to be competitive.
    I honestly thought the Steelers were gonna win by 1 or 2 points but Im not schocked that they didnt. Thats why they got me 17 points in my foxsports.com pro pick-em league(The spread was 10 so I picked the browns and bet 16 points on them and won).

  21. From 6-2 to 6-7.
    Have Packers, Ravens and @Dolphins.
    3 hungry teams that need to win to stay alive and a flat Steelers team that has lost 5 in a row.
    Including losses to Chiefs, Raiders and Browns.
    6-10 looks very possible.

  22. BWAHAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHA.
    You gotta be kidding me! Steelers get shocked by the Browns! The Steelers are a horseshit overrated joke of a team much like the Packers!

  23. Big coaching changes and some player movement to, imo they need to reevaluate farrior he gets beat to many times everygame. washed up

  24. The Steelers aren’t dead yet? Not being mathematically eliminated is one thing. Losing 5 straight in the heart of the playoff run, including KC, Oakland (at home, no less) and Cleveland (that has to hurt) screams advanced stages of rigor mortis.

  25. I think it absolutely saved Mangini’s job for one more year. But that’s only my opinion.
    Oh and drive safely Steeler fans! Now please get out of our town! Put a fork in the Steelers, they’re done!

  26. I have said for years that Bruce Arians quick score or no score offense leads to losing. The if we score or not the offense is on the field for less than two minutes wears out the defense. Bruce Arians needs to go. I have said it for three years. We have won in spite of him not because. It is not that his offense is not productive, but it is like when two attractive people make an ugly baby because their features don’t work well together. that is the case with Lebeau and Arians. We know we can win with a power running game following a power blocking back as well as with the high scoring passing attack, but we also only know we win with Lebeaus fast defense, so the offense needs to change to the run to suit the D. Fire Bruce Arians.

  27. honestly – florio.
    please write about what event(s), coaching changes, injuries, scandals or any dirt you can dig up that has resulted in this TITANIC COLLAPSE of a (pretend) SUPERBOWL Champion.
    we all know they stole last year’s superbowl – but this big collapse – what caused this??

  28. Awww poor Florio. … atleast you have your little piss colored rag to dry your tears!
    Not even the refs can bail your sucky ass team out this year.

  29. Exactly where do you get your information from? Or do you just make it up as you go along?
    “For the Browns, they’ve moved to 2-11. It likely won’t be enough to save coach Eric Mangini’s job, but if he can lead the team to two or three more wins, maybe he’ll be able to make a case for a second season.”

  30. Maybe the most telling thing for me as a Steelers fan is that I’m not really shocked. I passed shocked a couple of weeks ago. Now I just feel like I did after my last major surgery … before the drugs kicked in. We have a lot of work to do.
    Anyway … a hearty congrats to the Browns. I was surprised by the terrific play of your defense. Just hope tonight’s win doesn’t persuade Lerner to keep Mangini. Not that it’s my business since I’m not a Browns fan, but I think you’d be better off without him. You guys definitely deserved the win. Kudos!

  31. Throw the ball 32 times in 25 mph winds, really? This team fell in love with the pass and no we have to live with the consequences. Arians really should go.
    Congrats to the Browns, they wanted it more and it showed from the start of the game. Why they wanted it more than the Steelers, who were fighting for a playoff spot is beyond me. Time to shut Troy down for the year and start looking towards next year. Hopefully we can play spoiler these next few games.
    Oh and Santa if you’re listening could you bring the Steelers some DB’s who can actually cover some one, thanks big guy!

  32. Bowens is a linebacker, so really not that surprising he was in coverage… especially since he started the play lined up over the slot and five yards off the line of scrimmage.
    Also, I know you wrote off Mangini a long time ago… but I would not be surprised in the least to see him get another year over there in Cleveland.

  33. Mangini’s job is safe. Write it down. The Browns are getting better every week and “his” players are doing damn good. Screw the bashers.

  34. Re: The game wasn’t decided until the closing minutes, when defensive lineman David Bowens dropped into coverage and knocked down a fourth-down pass meant for Santonio Holmes.
    ==
    And Matt Millen then TWICE SAID that the pass should have been intercepted by Bowens AND MILLEN WAS AS USUAL 100% WRONG!
    Bowens did the right thing KNOCKING IT DOWN ON 4TH DOWN and not catching and running with it like that idiot Marlon Macree did with the Chargers as Patriots would have been eliminated if he had done likewise. But Macree intercepted it then had ball pulled out of his hands when the Chargers just could have run the clock out- instead Brady had another chance he already blew and scored and went on to win Super Bowl. OR the idiot d-back of the Redskins last week before halftime who instead of knocking that pass down he intercepted it and tried to be a hero- only to have it pulled out of his hands and that score is why Saints are still unbeaten.
    BUT Millen doesn’t even know that! No wonder he he did so well with his brain for Detroit!

  35. It’s okay, Steelers. You were due for a disappointing season. Keep your heads up. We’ll send you a postcard from a little town called First Round Bye. See you towel heads next year.

  36. Wait. Did I miss something? When do the Steelers start to “unleash hell”? What an arrogant team to think they can just flip the switch like that. I’d like to see those who have been riding Tomlin’s jock for all this time (you’re included, Florio) admit that he’s not that great of a coach. This team’s underachieving.

  37. As a Steeler fan, I’ll be the first to say they stepped on us while we were down and their D played great.. Shocked is an understatement..

  38. my heartstrings goes out to you quealer fans, gotta be rough to see your girls to be bitch-slapped like that…

  39. i would have been able to stomach all these Browns losses this season and been easier on Mangini thus far if we played every game like we did tonight.
    I knew we wouldnt win a lot of games this year but i wanted to see growth. i wanted to see guys flying around, not going down without a fight. there have been flashes of that the past few weeks but we did it all night tonight. glad to have broken that win streak Pitt had on us.

  40. You surprised me Florio, I thought the headline would be “win cost Browns high draft pick.” Then I figured you would blame Mangini.

  41. Take that malaria. Your team su*ks and out of the playoffs (almost). Champs to chumps. Team of the decade? sure.

  42. haha WOW! The mighty squealers lose their 5th straight.
    Glad to see these losers not make it into the playoffs.
    BROWNS!?!?!?! hahahahah

  43. I’m sorry, I need new glasses. I thought for a minute you were saying that the Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    Pass the Windex, please, I gotta see what REALLY happened.

  44. Thanks for nothing Pittsburgh…I put 16 points on you in this week’s confidence pool thinking a team that won the SB last year was incapable of losing to the Browns.
    Thank you for proving that slight tinge I had running up my spine earlier today was correct and thus, ignored by my mental faculties.
    I guess the good thing is that only the ones in last place in my pool were desperate/crazy enough to back the Browns.

  45. Steelers luck has run out!! FIRE TOMLIN!! Unleash WHAT? INCOMPETENCE? Mission accomplished.
    Cry into your `terrible towels~ Pits-bums!!

  46. Miserable performance by my team. No other way to say it. Special teams, secondary, & key injuries make this season one to forget.
    Haters, were home watching this yr & it’s a bitter pill to swallow. That said it’s pretty likely whomever your team is, even if you take it all this year, we still have more of those silver football trophies than you do. Only small sollace for a guy w/ all his SUNs now open

  47. ugly, with an emphasis on the ugh. With no motorcycle accident the finger will undoubtedly point to Arians.
    Just want to throw something out there regarding the defense, there is a lot being said about Polamalu being hurt, but I think one of the problems with the D is the loss of Aaron Smith.
    He is so key to LeBeau’s defense, adding the extra pressure on QB’s, hurrying them in to making bad passes, allowing for the picks we saw last year. Im not laying this egg on him being out, but there is nobody who has played in his spot all year that does the things he does. Lets go midround draft!

  48. One can only hope that the Steelers will be shown less on national TV next year because their offense is painful to watch.

  49. Well, as a Steeler fan, its terrible to watch your team lose. Losing is fine but to give up and play without heart is gutless and pathetic. Take some pride and keep playing for shits sake. I give Cleveland credit. Those guys played their asses off.

  50. Yay Browns! Missing Shaun Rogers, Kenyon Coleman, EJ Mosley, D’Qwell Jackson, Eric Barton, and Broney Pool on defense…. Rob Ryan gets a group of nobodies to play ferocious football and man-handle the Steelers the entier game…8 sacks on Big Ben….wow….0 offensive touchdowns for the Steelers….wow.

  51. Here come the steeler fans whining about injuries and making excuses. Get in line, the eagles, chargers, giants and other teams have a lot more injuries. Browns and the Raiders in back to back weeks? pathetic.

  52. Steelers = Over rated and they suck. Bruce Arians sucks, Dickie Laboo sucks, Bob Ligashesky sucks, Larry Zeierlein sucks and the leader Mikey Tomlin sucks too.

  53. As a Browns fan, I would bring back Mangini next year. Now, I would have never hired him in the first place, but now that he’s hired you gotta give him at least another year.

  54. Mangenius will start winning games now just as he did with the Jets to raise their draft pick number 3-4-5 possibly…

  55. I’m crying on the inside…I really am. Did Yinz see that?
    The Steelers managed to lose even with Brady Quinn doing his absolute best to sabotage his team’s performance.
    Thank you Mike Tomlin…now I’m no longer scared of Hell! Hey wait a minute, I thought Black’N’Fold Fans said that there was 0% chance that The Almighty Tomlin would let his team slouch-off after the SB win like Cowher did?
    Good thing you suited-up Ward! But you forgot the smile…

  56. HAHA Stoolers fans. Lets hear about how you”re going to win out, and how we all just got lucky when we beat you. Piss off.

  57. i know that the browns suck, but why is this such a shocK? The steelers are a garbage team this year. Their QB is soft and so is the O-Line. Bad combo. Good Luck steeler faithful. They show it each week.

  58. Eff the “Mangenius”–he didn’t win this game. Rob Ryan’s defense won this game. Brad Seely’s special teams won this game. Joshua F. Cribbs won this game (Kent State WHAT?!). Bottom line? Enjoy watching the playoffs from home, yinzers! You defended your title like the Argentine Army did their territories in ’86.

  59. Doesn’t make it all better, but I’ll take it.
    People who don’t live here, or are fans of consistently successful teams, can’t understand what this one win means to Cleveland.
    Maybe now someone will finally tell Rosthlisberger he’s a QB not an OL and make him lose some weight.
    Oh, and PAY JOSH CRIBBS HIS MONEY!

  60. Yes, let’s fire the guy whose offense won a Super Bowl last year.
    And hey, let’s hope Mangina stays around for another year. Heck, let’s hope for ten. I kind of enjoy watching the Browns playing like a bunch of monkeys punting a football.

  61. Been a Steelers fan forever! Born and raised in the Burgh! Moved to CA….Can’t believe the Steelers have lost to the Chiefs, the Raiders and now the Browns! 3 of the worst teams in the NFL! Steelers: Do you not care, have you given up, have you no pride or glory! Last year you were the Superbowl Steelers and now you are the Superbowl Chumps! So disappointing!!!So low!!So Sad!!!

  62. Hey, karma sucks, genius. I remember that snide comment you made about the Browns’ playoff chances a couple of weeks ago. Ain’t so funny now, is it?

  63. Two teams with opposite trajectories…
    The Browns clearly hit bottom earlier this year, and they finally have finally found some young defensive talent, and a man-to-man scheme that threw Pittsburgh off all night. The secondary played the best man-on-man D since Dixon and Minnifield. Oh, and possibly, just possibly, they’ve found a QB to build around. Quinn is 1-0 vs. the Steelers. That damn near makes him the next Kosar in Cleveland. Maybe if Mangini still gets canned (and he should) CLE will promote Ryan from within?
    Pittsburgh just looked old, especially on both lines. The intra-team bickering and whining won’t help either. Was this Hines’ last trip to CLE?

  64. If you beat the Steelers it counts like three or four wins, so Mangini’s safe.
    I was at that game and it was really cold. I had six layers on and I needed them all.

  65. What a beautiful sight it is.
    Made even better by reports that Hines Ward was crying on the sideline. With Joey Porter gone he’s hands-down the easiest one to hate, making it feel all the better.
    The Steelers are out of the playoffs, with the final blow coming from the team that hates them the most. Gotta love it.

  66. I was there at the game. Im a steeler fan and this was absolutely disgraceful. To not be able to move the ball on offense or stop em on D, a team that had one win in the last what 20 games of the NFL?! Kudos to the browns they came to play. But hey Browns fans that now think you are the best in the world: Beating Pittsburgh twice in ten years is not something Id be boasting, and you guys just lost your first round draft pick way to go! The only other thing u had to look forward to.

  67. Uhh…is it really a shock again? They lost to the Chiefs and Raiders in 2 of the last 3 weeks and have now lost 5 straight. It’s no longer a shock that Bruce Arians is a moron, Tomlin has no balls to cut vets, and the Steelers can not win without Polamalu.

  68. Why Browns fans, sorry not all the majority of Browns fans are horrible; their team wins one game (and it doesnt even have to be against the Steelers) and they go nuts and trash talk like thier undefeated and on thier way to the superbowl! HAHA Now Steeler fans trash talk dont get me wrong, but atleast our team has done things to back that up. Our stadium is packed no matter what, I saw the stadium at Clevelan tonight…..a lot of open seats. And so much for Cleveland fans doing “Brown outs” the organization kept most people out til the second quarter themselves. “Mistake on the Lake” no matter if they beat Steelers or not.

  69. Maybe now that the mighty Steelers have lost to the team Florio has been ragging on since before the season even started, and has floundered at the #32 spot of his Power Ranking, will cause the Black and Gold to now drop into the 20’s on his weekly list. I suspect they will land at #19…just ahead of spots that start making the team seem as if they are inept.

  70. and you called the jaguars one of the worst teams with a winning record a couple weeks back…interesting

  71. After being “shocked” by the Chiefs, then “shocked” by the Raiders, I am not that shocked anymore.

  72. Mike Tomlin has been exposed. He sucks! So does his horrible coaching staff and these lousy players that have put no effort into this season whatsoever. The Steelers won the Super Bowl last year in spite of Tomlin being their coach. The Rooneys are destroying this organization because they had to be politically correct and hire a unqualified black coach just to be stylish. The rest of this team should be ashamed of themselves, too.
    The Browns showed heart. The Steelers never showed up. Now, the Browns will finish 14-2 instead of 15-1. The are a horrible franchise but they exposed the Steelers last night in a way that makes me feel embarrassed to be a fan.
    See ya in court during the off season, Ben;)

  73. When Tomlin made the comment about how his team was ready to “unleash hell”, I didn’t realize he meant “on themselves”.
    What’s going on with the Steelers O-line? Are they really this bad or is Big Ben just getting too fat to get out of the way? As a friend of mine pointed out, yes- he *does* kind of look like Will Ferrell in a football uniform.
    As a Browns fan, I’m not gonna gloat about winning one game when we’ve had our ass handed to us 12 times in a row previously… But man, what a nice surprise. The way the Browns D played and the Steelers’ O looked lethargic, the only thing that kept this from being a blowout is that the Browns O stalled in the half.
    It looked to me also that, of the two teams, Pittsburgh was affected more by the bitter cold temperature…

  74. It’s not a shock.
    Browns have been playing better lately, and the Steelers were overrated all season long.
    Steelers just aren’t that good, period.

  75. Bug-eyed Mike Tomlin acts so hard in his press confrences and they go out and lose to the Browns. Hilarious

  76. Can’t really say it was a shock. I didn’t want it to be so but they looked flat out of the gate.
    BIG UPS to the Browns for winning their Super Bowl.

  77. Nice Florio, don’t update the comments all night long. Face it, the Browns spanked your beloved Squeelers. Show some class for a change loser.

  78. Nice, this pretty much seals that the Steelers will not be able to cheap shot Carson Palmer in an opening round playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium.

  79. Florio
    Come on man…Its Manginis FIRST year.. No way in hell there going to fire the guy. He is supposed to be Jesus and walk on water with a paltry line up after the prior coach screwed it into the ground ?
    Look at it this way. That game was a definite big plus for his posistion. The Browns have been OWNED for multiple years, somewhat like Meatchicken is by THE Ohio State University, and you got to believe that Dick Rod would do ANYTHING to win that game, so is the same with the Browns!
    Scoreboard Browns…………….Mangini !
    He keeps his job

  80. Thank you Cleveland, and as much as I hate you, Eric Mangini, thank you too! My Christmas will be a whole lot better because you couldn’t really score and you covered. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
    The depression around here is gonna be great today. I love moping Steeler fans. Say something about my Pats now, asswipes!!!

  81. Just helps show how the Steelers were an uncalled illegal block to the back and more away from not being winners last February.

  82. You must realize that you take delight in watching the Steelers lose and you spend all your time thinking of clever things to say about the ‘Shitsburgh Squealers’ or whatever because deep down you are jealous.
    Especially if you are a Baltimore fan – The Pirates took TWO World Series from the Orioles, The Steelers have won Six Super Bowls while the team you stole from Cleveland has managed an impressive ONE – 10 years ago, you lost THREE times to the Steelers last year and right now you have the same number of wins.
    Well Baltimore is #1 at something:
    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-06-03/news/0906020063_1_baltimore-decline-in-homicides-city-homicide-rate

  83. Let’s see:
    – The starting quarterback is accused of rape
    – The kicker has had several off the field incidents (with no discipline from the league)
    – One starting wide reciever has questioned the quarterback’s toughness publicly
    – The other starting wide reciever has had run ins with the law for drugs
    – The starting linebacker has been accused of domestic violence
    HMMMM . . . If this were the Bengals and they were in the midst of a five game losing streak with all of these, there would be an avalanche of articles about “their lack of character contributing to the losses”, etc.

  84. maxsteel, typical dumb a$$ yinzer. You don’t loose your first round draft pick if you win a game. I think your tiny mind meant the first overall pick in the draft, which, if you knew football, no team wants due to the salary cap hell it puts your team in. Go back to bed with your sister and stay the hell out of the city. It takes us weeks to get rid of the smell you black and yellow fans leave.

  85. Wow, you would swear the Browns won the SB or something. They won, sure, BUT THEY ARE 2 AND 11. Geez, Browns fans need a reality check.

  86. cant blame the absence of polamalu, he doesnt play offense. i know the tendency is to play younger and younger running backs, but in must win games why not go to the proven entitiy. willie parker and moore should have been seeing more touches than they have over the last 5 weeks.
    finally, people do you know who doesnt care about your fantasy team, and gambling losses: everybody.

  87. Squeeler fans. You need to revolt against the hiring of tomlin!!!!! He took over a team that micky mouse could’ve coached and now when he needs to show his coaching abilities, well he has none!!!! You’ve been bit in the ass by the “Rooney Rule”. Hired because he’s___? (fill in the blank!)

  88. Are you loser Bengals fans still whining about Carson’s booboo. The punk is a puss. And, the Bengals won’t be winning any Super Bowls anytime soon. Do you dig me, UCHuskies08?

  89. “we still have more of those silver football trophies than you do”
    My God, man; you sound like Cowboys fan now!
    When you have to revert to this line, you KNOW your team truly sucks.
    I would like to personally thank the Pittsburgh Steelers for showing us New England Patriots fans just how lucky we are, things could be MUCH worse.
    A defending Super Bowl champ losing FIVE STRAIGHT GAMES?????
    Not very “Super” after all. How did this bunch of frauds win a little silver football trophy last year?

  90. Best overall win in all 3 sectors of the game for the good guys from Believeland! One for the Thumb as we rock-n-rolled over the pee-soaked towelette Squeelers.
    How’s it feel Hines? Poor baby, the dirtiest player on the Squeelers since Joey “shot my a**” Porter, and he was blubbering how it doesn’t feel good. What, no wise a** smirk like usual, Mr Wannabee Smokey Robinson?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    We won our mini-Super Bowl, the only one that counts this year! Ding dong the witch is dead!
    GO BROWNS!

  91. Before we start turning Eric Mangini into some sort of “savior” here, let’s keep in mind that while the Browns played well last night, they were facing a team that lost 4 games in a row.
    Mangini may feel full of himself today, but let’s see how this team plays the final few weeks before we start giving him a pass, huh?
    That said, to Thunderbolt who said “I kind of enjoy watching the Browns playing like a bunch of monkeys punting a football” …… that bunch of monkeys made the Steelers look like a stale bowl of crap last night. Could you have ever imagined Steeler fans being jealous of Browns fans six weeks ago????

  92. Mangini should for sure stay next year. Crappy teams with 30%+ roster turnover don’t turn into even 8-8 teams in 1 season. I say give him next year, or even 2 more years and see what happens? Its not like Cleveland fans are going to be any more disappointed than they have been in the past.

  93. I find it amusing and pathetic how so many people revel in another team’s loss. Is that because the team root for doesn’t give you a reason the cheer?

  94. Thank you for taking the time out to think about us and post in this thread.
    Sincerely,
    Steeler fans
    (Noone’s making excuses, they flat out sucked at all aspects of that game).

  95. As a Steelers fan, I am no longer shocked by these losses. The players are not blocking and tackling well, the coaches are not game planning well. Good game by the Browns, your team played good defense and the offense did not turn the ball over, that used to Steelers football.
    This is uncharted territory for the coaching staff. We will see how good a coach Mike Tomlin is. It obvious to me that coaching changes need made to the OC, OL, DB and ST coaches. Let’s if Tomlin has the stones to do what must be done.

  96. I’m going to say it again, Squeelers lose, thaaaaaaaaaaaaa Squeelers loooooooooooooose. Mike Tomlin keep unleashing that hell. Unleash it baby.

  97. DEB?!?!?!
    How many TDs did the Defense score?
    rydendonkeys > any Steeler fan
    I TOLD YOU ALL SO!!!!!!!
    WOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  98. ookie says:
    December 11, 2009 8:34 AM
    I find it amusing and pathetic how so many people revel in another team’s loss. Is that because the team root for doesn’t give you a reason the cheer?
    __________________________________
    Plain and simple. Steeler fans are known for throwing stones (6 championships notwithstanding). Now they’re getting the Jesus treatment.
    Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

  99. # maxsteel says: December 11, 2009 2:42 AM
    I was there at the game. Im a steeler fan and this was absolutely disgraceful. To not be able to move the ball on offense or stop em on D, a team that had one win in the last what 20 games of the NFL?! Kudos to the browns they came to play. But hey Browns fans that now think you are the best in the world: Beating Pittsburgh twice in ten years is not something Id be boasting, and you guys just lost your first round draft pick way to go! The only other thing u had to look forward to.
    _____________________________________
    Hahahaha, they still have their first round draft pick, it just wont be the first pick in the draft…..dipshit

  100. I love that so many people hate my team 🙂 This should make you feel better after a boatload of Stiller arse whuppins in years past. No team has it all together every year, right Pats fans? So, gonna play for dignity the rest of the way oh and Hey! Still got a shot at spoiling the ratbirds’ chances!

  101. its time to hope the Steelers lose out for a better draft pick!
    Go Saints! (Gotta support black and gold ya know)

  102. At this point in the season, the words “upset”, “shock”, “stun”, etc. shouldn’t be used in conjunction with a bad team beating the Steelers.
    The worst part of watching the Steelers this year is having to hear the commentators gush about how improved the other team is and how they “just needed a few plays to go their way before they got on a winning track”. LOL! The Chiefs, Bears, Ravens and (probably Oakland) sure looked great after their big wins against the Steelers. And the Browns will not win another game this year.
    I’m ok with them sucking at this point. It will open the eyes of management and hopefully usher in some coaching changes.
    It’s funny how Steelers haters love this kind of drama though. Most of you idiots would rather watch the Steelers lose a game than watch your own team win one. There’s something very wrong with that.

  103. Awwwwww, Fed Up, do you need a tissue? This fan base had this coming, save for a very few of you, (Deb), youe are the most annoying and blow hard fan base I’ve ever come across. That’s sad considering it includes the Browns fan base, perhaps because much like the Bengals, they’ve largely sucked for years? Anyway, sniffle sniffle Fed Up, cry me a river, your tactics reek of insecurity and childishness. Way to rep buddy.

  104. @RydenAss
    So you’re illiterate on top of all your other problems?
    I posted my no-excuses congratulations to the Browns right after the game. If you’d bothered reading the other posts before tossing in your drivel, you’d have seen it … dozens of posts ahead of yours.

  105. HAHAHAHAHA Lose to KC, Oakland and Cleveland in the same season? Steelers sure talk about how loyal they are, how come i don’t see any of their fans on here defending their team? Losers.

  106. @DanRooney …
    Just curious … when was Tomlin supposed to cut those vets? Immediately after they won a Super Bowl? Or when the team started this decline in mid season and there was no one available to replace them? Why don’t you wait until the offseason to find out what the man has the balls to do?
    @FedUp …
    You’re not a Steelers fan. You must be one of those bandwagon jackasses everyone keeps talking about. Please put on your white hood and slither away.
    @trickbunny …
    Sweetie, after reading these comments, I not only don’t hate you, I probably have more affection for you than for some of our own fans. Thanks for being a gracious winner.
    Yes, our o-line really is that bad and has been for a couple of years. Ben keeps covering for them, and some sacks are his fault because he holds the ball longer than most. But these guys are inconsistent and often miss their assignments. Half the time they look like they’re not sure what their assignments are. The problems seemed to start when o-line coach Russ Grimm left. When every player on the line is inconsistent, sloppy, undisciplined, and unprepared, a coaching change might be the place to start.

  107. ookie says:
    December 11, 2009 8:34 AM
    I find it amusing and pathetic how so many people revel in another team’s loss. Is that because the team root for doesn’t give you a reason the cheer?
    DID LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. I like how the Clowns fans keep saying Pittsburgh is overrated. The last time I looked they were ranked in the teens of a power poll and were free falling. And losing to teams with losing records. You might call your team overrated in that scenario in Cleveland, but Steeler fans call that plain losing.

  109. I think it is safe to say this is the most trash talking, most fan input period by Browns fans I have seen in several years. And its all trash. I know theres a smart Cleveland fan out there somewhere that can post a somewhat real statement. Two wins in ten years isnt something to be proud of. Two wins in the whole NFL in over a year and a half isnt either. I love how one win and Pixie fairy fans think their team is making a comeback! You all will wake up next week. Enjoy it while it lasts. Oh and 6 rings are better than than the number of rings on Browns fingers.

  110. @ jerrys world
    how do you defend bad coaching and play??? seriously? If us fans were you would find some stupid way to say that we cant admit sucking…you are a doucher
    btw i hope you enjoy it now cause how often do we lose 3,4, or 5 in a row probably way less then your crap ass team

  111. I just want to see this remain along the side of PFT as one of the most commented stories so I can have a good chuckle every day. The Browns? Really?

  112. Fed up says: December 11, 2009 4:52 AM
    Mike Tomlin has been exposed. He sucks! So does his horrible coaching staff and these lousy players that have put no effort into this season whatsoever. The Steelers won the Super Bowl last year in spite of Tomlin being their coach. The Rooneys are destroying this organization because they had to be politically correct and hire a unqualified black coach just to be stylish. The rest of this team should be ashamed of themselves, too.
    The Browns showed heart. The Steelers never showed up. Now, the Browns will finish 14-2 instead of 15-1. The are a horrible franchise but they exposed the Steelers last night in a way that makes me feel embarrassed to be a fan.
    ____________________________________
    Fan? you give the Browns 14 wins and 2 losses, do you even know what the hell you’re talking about?

  113. Glad to see us Packers/Vikings fans aren’t the only ones who can bicker and argue our way to 150+ comments.

  114. Made my day. Had a nasty Steeler chick try to pick a fight with me once in the mens room. She left the seat up too..

  115. The Steelers without Troy Pal. is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
    all the teams that beat the steelers without Troy will get one of these:
    *
    same goes for teams that beat the Ravens with no Ed Reed or Terrell Sugss.
    i know the Browns are excited, but beat them legit.
    i’m am NOT a steelers or Ravens fan.

  116. All I have to say is, I live in Youngstown, OH, easily the biggest ”frontrunner town” in Ohio, being placed perfectly between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and it is now Sunday and I have yet to see a Steeler logo in public since Thursday. Ahh, what a beautiful day for a die-hard Browns fan.

  117. Whoever thinks that this won saved or saves Mangini’s job knows as much about football as Randy lerner and should be best friends with him.If Lerner keeps him around another year because of this one win.The browns will never be a winner until he sells this team because that is absurd to keep him based on 1 damn win. Mangini,Dabol and Brady ALL need to get the hell out of my town!

  118. To all of you NFL football fans. I love the passion for “YOUR” team that is displayed on these blogs. The Cleveland Browns are my favorite team always have been, win or lose. I can remember when a fan would root for his home team and only his home team. I enjoy watching a good football team, I enjoy the chess match of trying to find the other teams weakness, and disguising your own weakness either by a lesser talent or by injury. What really bothers me is a Clevelander cheering for Pittsburgh. If your from P.A. thats O.K. because thats your home team. Let’s go back to being true fans and root for your cities team not the team that is currently winning. By the way Steeler fans here are some facts for you.
    The Steelers have 6 league championships
    The Browns have 8 league championships
    The Steelers winning percentage is .502
    The Browns winning percentage is .572
    The Cleveland Browns remain the superior franchise. Woof !

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  121. This season’s Steelers unraveling belongs squarely at the feet of the decision to abandon traditional Steelers football in favor of imitating what so many other NFL teams are doing. The Steelers brand of football so successful in so many seasons and Super Bowls has been running the football with a punishing fullback and controlling the ball and the clock with this scheme. This season, even though he is one outstanding quarterback, Roethlisberger cannot carry the entire game on his shoulders. This team is not designed to pass for 503 yards per game. This is the reason for five losses in succession. By the fourth quarter after successive 3 plays and out and much more running by the defense, they are winded and sucking oxygen on the sidelines. The fullback making punishing run plays and controlling the ball has been abandoned. Think Franco Harris, Bettis and the balanced running attack. Five Super Bowl appearances and wins resulted from this design. Is it Arians who thinks the Steelers are the Dallas Cowboys? The results are about the same. Who and what won the Steelers/Colts matchup in the playoffs a couple of years ago? Where the hell is Steelers football?

  122. Without Polamalu, the Steeler defense is just average.
    Also, those who are blaming Arians and Tomlin, neither had much to do with their Superbowl win anyway.. The Steeler offense consists of Ben running around, and dodging tackles until a receiver gets open and then making a throw with 2 defenders on his back. It’s backyard football.

  123. Take pride Browns fans. It was your team that kept the Steelers out of the playoffs!! The rest of the NFL that was afraid of this team that lost to the Chiefs, Raiders and Browns, thanks you very much!

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