Steelers vs Browns: 4 numbers that stood out from Monday’s game

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  • Cleveland Browns
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  • Pittsburgh Steelers
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  • Ben Roethlisberger
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  • Baker Mayfield
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  • Najee Harris
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We’ve poured over last week’s Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns and wanted to share four numbers that really stood out. Pittsburgh pulled off the win 26-14 and kept its playoff hopes alive thanks in large part to the play of the defense and run game.

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That’s how many times the Steelers sacks Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt had four of those with outside linebacker Alex Highsmith pitching in two more. Cam Heyward, Henry Mondeaux and Derrek Tuszka each shipping in one.

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This was quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s yards per attempt on Monday night. It took Roethlisberger 46 attempts to net 24 completions and only 123 passing yards. The deep pass was completely non-existent and even the intermediate passing game wasn’t working because of how quickly Roethlisberger was getting rid of the football.

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The number of times wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud was targeted in the passing game. That’s more than running back Najee Harris and tight end Pat Freiermuth combined. I get that McCloud has become the go-to int he slot for the Steelers but this isn’t a good thing for the passing game.

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This was running back Najee Harris’ yards per carry. The Steelers fed the talented rookie the ball, kept the blocking schemes smart and simple and Harris feasted. Those 181 of those 188 rushing yards came after contact with Harris breaking one run for 37 yards and scoring a rushing touchdown.

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