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Unsung Heroes for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 17 win over the Cleveland Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Week 17, and it is time to pay homage to some players who made an impact on the game, but might not have gotten the accolades for it.

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It was a magical Week 17 for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not only were they victorious over the Cleveland Browns, but the Buffalo Bills pulled off the upset over the New York Jets helping the Steelers clinch the No. 6 seed in the AFC Playoffs. Obviously, players like Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will get a ton of recognition, but what about those players who make a difference yet don't get the ink they deserve?

This is where the BTSC feature 'Unsung Heroes' was created. Take a look at four players who made the list, and rightfully so, for their performances against the Browns on Sunday.

Arthur Moats - It had been a while since the Steelers got a sack from an outside linebacker, and it was Moats who broke the ice. Moats has been the ultimate team player for Pittsburgh, especially after watching Bud Dupree take his starting position towards the end of the season. Nonetheless, Moats registered 6 tackles against the Browns, a sack and a tackle for a loss. A stellar day for Moats, and much needed production from the outside linebacker position which hopefully continues into the playoffs.

Darrius Heyward-Bey - Moats is a tremendous team player, but the player who might embody the "Steelers Way" is Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey has been as unselfish as they come, plays special teams to keep his roster spot and makes plays whenever he gets onto the field. Against the Browns Heyward-Bey 2 catches for 74 yards, and one of them was a 66-yard bomb from Roethlisberger which helped open up the offense on a very cold and windy day in Cleveland. It is nice to see good things happen to players like Heyward-Bey.

Stephon Tuitt - Cameron Heyward has been making a name for himself as a premiere 3-4 defensive end in the NFL, but don't sleep on Stephon Tuitt. Tuitt had himself a game in Week 17 registering 4 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for a loss and 2 quarterback hits. With Heyward drawing more and more attention from opposing offenses, it is up to Tuitt to win his matchups and break up plays in the postseason. Let's hope the regular season finale was a springboard for the second year lineman from Notre Dame

Ross Ventrone - Ventrone was recently signed to the Steelers' 53-man roster when Jacoby Jones was released, and he proved his worth in short time against the Browns. As a special teams ace, Ventrone might not have registered a tackle, but was a demon on kick units and made a tremendous play downing a Jordan Berry punt at the Cleveland two-yard line. Ventrone's ability to to be an impact player on special teams can't be understated as the team looks to use his skill set to help flip field position in the AFC Playoffs.