The Steelers didn’t get off to a hot start in their regular-season finale against the Browns. But the club turned it on toward the end of the first half to take a 10-7 lead at halftime.
After the Browns took a 7-0 lead with David Njoku‘s 10-yard touchdown, the Steelers went down the field for a nine-play, 69-yard touchdown drive. Cleveland had a chance to hold Pittsburgh to a field goal with a third-and-15 play, but then the defense left George Pickens wide open down the right side. Kenny Pickett hit the layup for a 31-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7.
The Steelers turned that into a 49-yard field goal by Chris Boswell to go up 10-7.
Pickett finished the first half 6-of-15 passing for 114 yards with a touchdown. Najee Harris has nine carries for 24 yards, but also had a critical fumble at the goal line to keep points off the board in the first quarter.
Watson is 11-of-17 passing for 137 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Nick Chubb has six carries for 39 yards.
At the end of the first half, the Browns announced running back Kareem Hunt is being evaluated for a head injury and his return is questionable. Linebacker Reggie Ragland (shoulder) is also questionable to return.
If this score holds and the Steelers win, they’ll have a chance to be the No. 7 seed based on the results of Jets-Dolphins and Patriots-Bills.