The big news coming out of this one is, of course, Ben Roethlisberger's injury. Word is that Roethlisberger is expected to be just fine, however.
He should be ready to go in two weeks when the Steelers host their AFC Divisional playoff game, probably against Indianapolis. At least that's my best guess at this point.
© After a slow start, you could see Willie Parker start to gain confidence Sunday. He had just 22 yards on his first 10 carries and finished with 116 on 23 attempts.
That was what the Steelers really wanted to accomplish in this one.
Parker's knee is fine, but he didn't have a lot of confidence making the cuts he needed to be effective.
He does now.
So what if it was against the Browns. The Steelers need the threat of a running game to be effective in the playoffs. And a confident Parker gives them that.
© The Steelers really wanted to lead the league in scoring, total, rushing and passing defense but will have to settle for three of the four.
That's not bad. And considering that the Browns really made no attempt to throw the ball Sunday, it's not all that bad.
The Steelers allowed 156.9 yards passing per game this season, their best since 1990 when they gave up 156.3 per game.
For a team whose weakness was supposed to be the secondary, that's not bad.
© Would I have played Roethlisberger Sunday? You bet.
Roethlisberger was coming off a four-turnover game and needed some positive plays as well heading into the playoffs.