Steelers self destruct in 20-14 loss at Cleveland

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called his team's performance in its 20-14 loss at Cleveland in Week 12 "ugly." He was being nice.

In a poor game played by both teams (18 combined penalties, four interceptions and 480 yards combined between them), the Browns scored three times on short field, and the one scoring drive not starting in Pittsburgh's territory began at Cleveland's 46 yard line.

Steelers QB Charlie Batch looked bad enough to suggest he may have played his final game as a Steeler. Roethlisberger has been rumored to be playing next week when the Steelers take on the division-leading Ravens, and that can pretty much be moved into a sure thing, considering the Steelers' dying playoff hopes hinge on winning the rest of their games. All five of their losses have come within the AFC, meaning they won't have the advantage of tiebreakers against anyone other than the Bengals - whom they would have to beat when they play each other in Week 16.

BTSC's video breakdown goes over all of this and more.

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