Steelers down 3 – 6 against Browns at halftime

In a very windy Cleveland, Pittsburgh (facing the wind) has struggled to put points on the board. With the second seed on the line, the Steelers have had some great defensive stands to keep Cleveland limited to two field goals. Roethlisberger, with a heavily braced ankle, has used the running game a majority of time to gain yardage. In the second half the Steelers will have the wind at their backs to open up the third quarter.

Rashard Mendenhall was injured on a rushing play (knee) and is questionable for a return to the game. Cortez Allen was also injured on a special-teams play and most-likely will not return in the second half.

Kudos go to Antonio Brown for setting a record for 1,000 yards receiving and 1,000 yards on special-teams returns (kick, punt).

Steelers fans are carefully watching to see if Hines Ward can set a receiving record for the Steelers.

Meanwhile the Ravens are holding the lead over Cincinnati in the third quarter of their game with a 17 – 3 lead.

First Downs 11 5
Total Yards 168 113
Passing Yards 108 68
Rushing Yards 60 45
Penalties (Yds) 1(10) 1(5)
Turnovers 0 0
Punts (AVG) 2(41) 3(39)
Time of Pos. 20:06 9:54

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Born in 1972, Christina L. Rivers follows in her maternal Grandmother's shoes as a writer. Christina is currently a journalist for, and writes for several blogs. She has recently been added as a writer for SteelersDepot and 'The Beam' in Pittsburgh. Christina's favorite Steelers players of all-time are Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley. She is active on Twitter @3Rivers_Writer. Christina also enjoys collecting NFL cards, and has over 5,000 individual Steelers cards, some as old as the late 1950s.