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An analytical breakdown of the Steelers Week 10 win over the Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 30-9 in Week 10, but that doesn't mean everything was great for the boys in the black and gold. We take an in-depth look at the game that was.

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After a 30-9 beat down of an opponent, sometimes it seems a bit cruel to look back on the negatives which might have been pronounced during the victory. This could be said about the Pittsburgh Steelers after they demolished their AFC North rivals, the Cleveland Browns.

After the Week 10 game, with some help with our friends at Pro Football Focus, we take a look at the game within the game. Not just looking yards and receptions, but where passes were thrown, etc. Take a look at some key takeaways from the Steelers most recent victory last Sunday at Heinz Field.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown had 10 receptions on Sunday, and those ten receptions came off of 13 targets. There were eight different primary coverage defenders on those ten catches, and only K'Waun Williams was responsible for more than one catch.

For Ben Roethlisberger, he continues to improve his deep passing game in 2015. He attempted seven passes aimed 20 or more yards downfield. Six of those were outside the right numbers, where he completed four of six for 168 yards and a touchdown.

Although one of many, former first round draft pick David DeCastro is playing for a contract extension. The team used their 5th round option on the former Stanford star, and he is playing great football in 2015. He earned his seventh straight positive grade in Week 10, and his fourth straight above +1.5. He's now allowed one or fewer pressures in eight of ten games.

However, not all offensive lineman notes were positive. Cody Wallace had another poor game, allowing a team high five pressures, and the only one responsible for allowing a hit. His -6.2 was comfortably the lowest grade on the Steelers' offense.

On the defensive side of the ball, safety Mike Mitchell continues to prove he is capable of being the player the Steelers' acquired from the Carolina Panthers via free agency before the 2014 season. Mitchell's +3.1 grade was highest on the defense, in large part because of his +2.8 coverage grade. On 52 snaps in coverage he was targeted three times, allowed zero catches, and notched a pass breakup and an interception.

It stayed positive on the defensive side of the ball with Lawrence Timmons leading the team with eight defensive stops while notching a hit and a sack. Timmons didn't miss any tackles on the day. Will Allen's +1.7 run defense grade was best on the team Sunday, and his six defensive stops were second behind Timmons.

There was one player on defense who didn't have a good day at the office, and that was second year ILB Ryan Shazier. Shazier had another poor day in coverage (-2.8 coverage grade), allowing six of six for 72 yards, though he ended up at just -0.2 on the day with some solid work in the other areas of his game.

The Steelers will get the chance to sit on this game for another week, as they head into their bye week, but even after a quality win, such as their last, they know they will have to play better to beat the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12, and advance to the postseason for a second consecutive season.