And here we are folks, the NFL season comes to an end today for the Cleveland Browns (5-10) as they host the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4) at 1 p.m. It is a rematch of a Pittsburgh win earlier in the season, and the Browns will hope to match their record from last year with another upset. Colt McCoy will get an opportunity for his third win against a playoff team, but he will be tested against James Harrison and the always stingy Steelers defense. We shall see how this outcome also affects offseason feelings, much like last year’s win over Pittsburgh spurred optimism heading into the Mike Holmgren era.
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