PITTSBURGH (AP) – Najee Harris ran for 84 yards and a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns 28-14 but were eliminated from the playoffs when Miami edged the New York Jets.
The Steelers will have to settle for a 16th straight non-losing season under coach Mike Tomlin, fueled by a 7-2 finish.
Pittsburgh’s ugly 2-6 start included an injury to star linebacker T.J. Watt and rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett’s ascension to the starting job.
The Browns finished 7-10, including 3-3 with quarterback Deshaun Watson.
This is the 17th time since Cleveland re-joined the NFL in 1999 that the Browns have lost at least 10 games.