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Browns entering playoff game against Steelers with something in common from last win at Heinz Field

Browns win at Heinz Field
Posted at 8:40 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 20:40:11-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns are set to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday in their first playoff appearance in 18 years, and they’ll do so with something in common from the last time they won in Pittsburgh.

On Friday, the Browns announced the uniform combination they’ll be wearing on Sunday and it looks a little something like what the team wore on Oct. 5, 2003.

Many Browns fans are likely to know the significance of that date—it’s the last time the Browns beat the Steelers at Heinz Field.

Browns win at Heinz Field
Cleveland Browns' Earl Little (20) leaps but can't come up with the ball after teammate Anthony Henry broke up this third quarter pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers' Plaxico Burress (80) from quarterback Tommy Maddox, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Pittsburgh. The Browns won 33-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Back then, the team was led by quarterback Tim Couch, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the first half of the game that broke a six-game losing streak and ended in a 33-13 Cleveland victory on Sunday Night Football.

Now, more than 17 years later, the Browns are looking to replicate that victory in another Sunday night match-up with the Steelers at Heinz Field, led by quarterback Baker Mayfield, but this time—it’s win or go home.

The Browns kick off their first playoff appearance since 2002 on Sunday night at 8:15 p.m.

We’ll see if white tops-orange pants proves to be a winning combination once again.

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