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WATCH: Browns enter first playoff game in 18 years with explosive start over Steelers

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 20:55:25-05

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Browns started their first playoff game in 18 years with a wild start against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In the first play of the Steelers' opening drive, center Maurkice Pouncey fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Browns safety Karl Joseph for a touchdown.

The unexpected play gave the Browns a very early 7-0 lead over the Steelers.

Watch the play below:

Then, when the Steelers got the ball back on the following drive, cornerback M.J. Stewart intercepted a pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, giving the Browns their second straight turnover, which led to a 40-yard touchdown pass from Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

Watch the plays below:

The Browns opened the game up 14-0 in the first few minutes of the first quarter, but they weren't done yet.

A six-play drive took the Browns back down the field and an 11-yard run from Kareem Hunt put the Browns in the end zone for the third time in the first quarter, giving the Browns a 21-0 lead.

The Browns continued the unbelievable start with another interception by safety Sheldrick Redwine which led to a fourth touchdown for the Browns on another run by Hunt.

The Browns set a record for most points scored in the first quarter of any playoff game in NFL history.

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BROWNS 2020 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · Aug. 13-17 · At Chicago Bears - CANCELED

WEEK 2 · Aug. 20-24 · At Green Bay Packers - CANCELED

WEEK 3 · Aug. 30 · Minnesota Vikings - CANCELED

WEEK 4 · Sep. 3-4 · Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CANCELED

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L · Sun 9/13 · Baltimore Ravens - 38, Browns - 6

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/17 · Browns 35, Cincinnati Bengals - 30

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/27 · Browns - 34, Washington Football Team - 20

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/4 · Dallas Cowboys - 38, Browns - 49

WEEK 5 · W · Sun 10/11 · Browns - 32, Indianapolis Colts - 23

WEEK 6 · L · Sun 10/18 · Pittsburgh Steelers - 38, Browns - 7

WEEK 7 · W · Sun 10/25 · Cincinnati Bengals - 34, Browns - 37

WEEK 8 · L · Sun 11/1 · Browns - 6, Las Vegas Raiders - 16

WEEK 9 · BYE

WEEK 10 · W · Sun 11/15 · Browns - 10, Houston Texans - 7

WEEK 11 · W · Sun 11/22 · Browns - 22, Philadelphia Eagles - 17

WEEK 12 · W · Sun 11/29 · Jacksonville Jaguars - 25, Browns - 27

WEEK 13 · W · Sun 12/6 · Tennessee Titans - 35, Browns - 41

WEEK 14 · L · Mon 12/14 · Browns - 42, Baltimore Ravens - 47

WEEK 15 · W · Sun 12/20 · Browns - 20, New York Giants 6

WEEK 16 · L · Sun 12/27 · Browns - 16, New York Jets 23

WEEK 17 · W · Sun 1/3 · Browns 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 22

Post-season

NFL Wild Card Round - W · Sun 1/10, Browns 48, Steelers 37

NFL Divisional Round · Sun, 1/17, 3:05 p.m. at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)