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Steelers to play wild-card playoff game against the Browns on Sunday night


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The Steelers will play their wild-card playoff game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night at 8:15 p.m. on NBC. The Steelers-Browns contest will be the last game of the weekend that will feature six playoff games, thanks to the new seven-team playoff format in each conference.


The last playoff game the Browns played in was against the Steelers at Heinz Field in the 2002 wild-card game, in which the Steelers came back from a 17-point deficit in the second half to win, 36-33. The Steelers are 2-0 against the Browns in the playoffs with their other win coming in 1994 in the divisional round. The Browns' last two playoff appearances were both losses to the Steelers and they haven't won at Heinz Field since 2003.


Since Heinz Field opened in 2001, the Steelers are 8-5 in home playoff games. The Steelers are 36-24 all-time in the postseason since the 1970 merger and have earned 30 playoff berths. The Steelers captured their ninth AFC North title this year. In total, including their 15 AFC Central Division championships, the Steelers have won 24 division titles.


The Steelers are 8-7 in the playoffs under Mike Tomlin and 5-3 at home. Ben Roethlisberger is 13-8 in the playoffs and 6-4 at Heinz Field.

The Steelers are currently listed as 4-point favorites against the Browns.









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