Browns: Five Key Storylines Ahead Of Week 17 Game

Browns: Five Key Storylines Ahead Of Week 17 Game

With Roethlisberger in street clothes, Landry Jones will make the fifth National Football League start of his career, while rookie Joshua Dobbs acts as the backup quarterback.

Pittsburgh still has an outside chance at the one-seed in the AFC playoffs if they win against the Browns and New England loses to the New York Jets.

Whatever happens today, the Steelers are guaranteed a first round bye and will host during the divisional round of the playoffs.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will rest key starters, including QB Ben Roethisberger and RB Le'Veon Bell, in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, according to Ian Rappaport of The NFL Network.

The Steelers took the opening kickoff and went 72 yards in eight plays.

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Heyward-Bey took the pitch from running back Fitzgerald Toussaint, looked for a seam on the right edge and ran past three Browns players attempting to make the tackle. And the team was already willing to pay Bell more than the franchise tag in the first two years of the lucrative offer they extended to Bell last summer, and already have the cap space and wherewithal to absorb the $14.54 million cap hit for Bell that would be required for 2018. On fourth-and-goal, fullback Roosevelt Nix was stopped for a 1-yard loss.

However, the orange helmets couldn't convert and had to punt from the back of their end zone to start the second quarter. On third-and-2, Jones connected with Smith-Schuster for the rookie's seventh touchdown reception of the season.

The Browns answered with Duke Johnson Jr.'s 2-yard touchdown run with 11:46 left in the half. On the drive, Landry Jones completed 3-of-3 for 32 yards.

Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer responded with a 54-yard bomb to wide receiver Josh Gordon, moving the ball to the Steelers' two-yard line.

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