Player of the Game: Ben Roethlisberger
It almost went to Brown, who went over the century mark in the first half of the game. However, Roethlisberger drove the Steelers up and down the field and willed this team into the playoffs. Despite throwing two picks early in the contest, he ended the day 24/36 for 349 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. This team will cause noise in the playoffs because a healthy Big Ben is a dangerous playoff quarterback.
Play of the Game: James Harrison‘s Goal Line Interception
There was a window in this game for the Browns to make it a contest. After Browns linebacker Craig Robertson picked off a Roethlisberger pass, the Browns were set up again deep in Browns territory. Unfortunately, a pass intended for Barnidge was taken away by Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison. His interception kept the Browns out of the end zone and effectively ended the game right there.
Under the Radar Player of the Game: Stephon Tuitt, DT Steelers
Tuitt had two sacks on the game and applied the most pressure off of the right side on Davis. He was a constant presence in the backfield and had a couple of big time sacks that stalled Browns drives.
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