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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Pylon Pics: Postgame party spoiled by Browns

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click to enlarge Terrell Edmunds #34 watches the Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens game on the big screen following their 16-13 win against the Cincinnati Bengals. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Terrell Edmunds #34 watches the Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens game on the big screen following their 16-13 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

In my 10th season shooting NFL games, I've never encountered a situation like what transpired at the end of the Steelers vs Bengals game.

With their playoff hopes in the hands of the Cleveland Browns, who had to defeat the Baltimore Ravens, about half of the team stayed on the field, along with thousands of fans, to watch the other game finish on the big screen. Terrell Edmunds was the first I saw, who held his hands up. Then T.J. Watt, who stood with coaches. Other players sat on their helmets on the field. But they were all glued on every move by Baker Mayfield and the Browns offense as they made their way down the field with less than two minutes remaining. A close catch. A review. It kept everyone on pins and needles through Heinz Field even though the game they were there for had been over for ten minutes. Then JuJu Smith-Schuster walked to the other side of the field and watched the game with two members of the team the Steelers had just defeated 16-13.

As the Browns went for it on 4th down, Mayfield threw an interception. Game over. Fans left and JuJu made his way to the tunnel. There's still a slim chance that the Steelers make the playoffs, as I write this, if both teams in the Sunday Night Football game tie. But I think Lloyd Christmas had a better chance with Mary Swanson.

Thanks for following along all season with my coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I hope to bring you more sports coverage in the coming months and wish everyone a Happy New Year!


click to enlarge Joe Haden #23 is silhouetted against the setting sun during pregame warmups. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Joe Haden #23 is silhouetted against the setting sun during pregame warmups.
click to enlarge Ben Roethlisberger enters the field amidst the smoke. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Ben Roethlisberger enters the field amidst the smoke.
click to enlarge Ben Roethlisberger is sacked in the first half against the Bengals. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Ben Roethlisberger is sacked in the first half against the Bengals.
click to enlarge Mike Hilton #28 of the Steelers tackles Alex Erickson #12 of the Bengals. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Mike Hilton #28 of the Steelers tackles Alex Erickson #12 of the Bengals.
click to enlarge JuJu Smith-Schuster watches the game from the sideline. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster watches the game from the sideline.
click to enlarge JuJu Smith-Schuster reacts following an incomplete pass intended for him. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster reacts following an incomplete pass intended for him.
click to enlarge JuJu Smith-Schuster runs after a catch. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster runs after a catch.
click to enlarge Cam Heyward reacts after a sack on Jeff Driskel #6 of the Bengals. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Cam Heyward reacts after a sack on Jeff Driskel #6 of the Bengals.
click to enlarge James Washington makes a first down catch. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • James Washington makes a first down catch.
click to enlarge James Conner rushes after missing the last three games. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • James Conner rushes after missing the last three games.
click to enlarge JuJu Smith-Schuster reaches for the Steelers only touchdown of the game. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster reaches for the Steelers only touchdown of the game.
click to enlarge Eli Rogers attempts to escape a tackle after a catch. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Eli Rogers attempts to escape a tackle after a catch.
click to enlarge Ben Roethlisberger leaps while throwing a pass. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Ben Roethlisberger leaps while throwing a pass.
click to enlarge Newly signed Matt McCrane #3 kicks the game-winning field goal. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Newly signed Matt McCrane #3 kicks the game-winning field goal.
click to enlarge Jordan Dangerfield #37 of the Steelers celebrates a pass broken up and intended for Josh Malone #80 of the Bengals. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Jordan Dangerfield #37 of the Steelers celebrates a pass broken up and intended for Josh Malone #80 of the Bengals.
click to enlarge JuJu Smith-Schuster waves to fans after watching the Browns lose to the Ravens on the big screen. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster waves to fans after watching the Browns lose to the Ravens on the big screen.

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