Some things just seem to be destined to happen.
The sun rises. The seasons change. The Steelers beat the Browns.
That's why, even when the Browns were up 21-6 against the Steelers Sunday, there was little doubt Pittsburgh was going to win the game.
Cleveland is, well, Cleveland. You knew the Browns would find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
© I liked seeing big Chris Kemoeatu in there at fullback down by the goal line.
What I didn't like was the pass Willie Parker threw on second and goal with Kemoeatu in there.
With Max Starks at tight end and Kemoeatu at fullback, there were precious few options for Parker to throw to on that play.
© Once again, Ben Roethlisberger proves why he's one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, even though he doesn't get credit for it.
The Steelers are winning games because of him this season, just as they did down the stretch in 2005 and in the second half of last season.
© Alan Faneca spoke up in the huddle when the Steelers needed a score to go ahead, yelling at his teammates to get them going. Most of what Faneca said is unprintable, but the message was received.
So much for all the bozos out there who thought Faneca would be mailing it in this season, his final one in Pittsburgh.
© Heath Miller is a better tight end than Kellen Winslow, even though it will be Winslow who joins Antonio Gates in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.
Unforuntately, the Pro Bowl voters only look at catches as the measure of a tight end. Milller may be the best all-around tight end in the AFC, if not the NFL.
© Braylon Edwards' TD catch in the second quarter was an outstanding play. But if Edwards hadn't made it, you wouldn't have known he played Sunday.
He did nothing else.
© James Harrison continues to be a force. That's two more fumbles he forced against the Browns, giving him five in the past two games.
Joey Porter will be coming back to town later this season. Steelers fans should cheer him. Had he not declined so much in the past couple of seasons, Mike Tomlin may not have cut him and Harrison would not be starting right now.
© I usually don't comment on things that happen in other games, but I did watch the San Diego-Indianapolis game Sunday night.
First, Antonio Cromartie's second quarter one-handed interception of Peyton Manning was perhaps the best defensive play I've seen in some years.
Second, people who were giving Indianapolis the No. 2 seed in the playoffs may have been a bit premature.
If the playoffs began right now, the Steelers would be No. 2 based on a better conference record than Indianapolis.
The Steelers will be favored in all but one of their final six games this season. Indianapolis will be favored in all of its final six games. But you never know.