The Steelers kept their playoff hopes alive with a win in their final home game of the regular season.

Their 26-14 victory against the Browns on “Monday Night Football” gives the Steelers a chance at earning a berth in the AFC. They must beat the rival Ravens on the road in Week 18 and get help.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ended his Heinz Field farewell completing 24 of 46 passes for 123 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He connected with wide receiver Diontae Johnson for the touchdown, a 5-yarder in the second quarter that gave Pittsburgh a 7-0 lead. Rookie running back Najee Harris led the Steelers with 180 rushing yards and a touchdown. 

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On the other side, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield continued to struggle in Pittsburgh. He completed 16 of 38 passes for 185 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He connected with tight end David Njoku to get Cleveland on the board in the third quarter and threw a 1-yard scoring pass to Harrison Bryant late in the fourth quarter to cut the Browns’ deficit to 19-14. Mayfield is 0-4 lifetime at Heinz Field in the regular season but 1-0 in the playoffs.

Nick Chubb led the Browns with 58 rushing yards.

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Cleveland (7-9) will return home to face AFC North champion Cincinnati in its season finale Sunday. 

Sporting News tracked scoring updates and highlights from Browns vs. Steelers on “Monday Night Football.” Read below for complete results from the NFL Week 17 game.

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Browns vs. Steelers score

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Browns vs. Steelers live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’

All times Eastern.

Final: Steelers 26, Browns 14

11:35 p.m.: INTERCEPTION STEELERS. Norwood picks off a pass from Mayfield and gives the Steelers a first down at the Cleveland 37. Roethlisberger takes a knee to end the matchup. 

11:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Harris breaks free and rushes for 37 yards and into the end zone. Steelers lead 26-14 with 51 seconds remaining. 

11:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BROWNS. Mayfield completes a pass to Bryant in the end zone for 1 yard. While the Browns still have two time outs, Steelers hold a 19-14 lead with 1:10 remaining. 

11:22 p.m.: Mayfield completes to Peoples-Jones for 15 yards, then rushes out of bounds at the Pittsburgh 22. 

11:18 p.m.: Mondeaux sacks Mayfield for a loss of 1 yard, then holds Johnson to 1 yard on the following play. 

11:16 p.m.: Mayfield spins left and rushes for 14 yards to give Cleveland a first down at the Pittsburgh 45. 

11:14 p.m.: Mayfield throws an incomplete pass on fourth down, but a defensive pass interference call against Pittsburgh gives the Browns a first down at their own 25. 

11:12 p.m.: Mayfield is sacked by Watt for a loss of 8 yards, then is sacked by Highsmith for a loss of 9 yards. 

11:08 p.m.: FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Boswell makes a 48-yard attempt and the Steelers lead 19-7 with 5:48 remaining. 

11:04 p.m.: Johnson rushes for 3 yards and is brought down by Allen and Norwood short of the first. Browns punt and the McCloud returns for 14 yards and gives the Steelers a first down at their own 37.  

11:00 p.m.: Tuszka sacks Mayfield for a loss of 5 yards and pushes Cleveland back to their own 18. 

10:56 p.m.: FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Boswell makes a 50-yard attempt that keeps the Steelers on top 16-7 with 9:45 remaining. 

10:48 p.m.: Mayfield throws an incomplete pass on third down and forces the Browns to punt. After the punt goes out of bounds, Steelers will take over at their own 43. 

10:45 p.m.: Mayfield completes a short pass up the middle to Hooper for 21 yards and gives Cleveland a first down at the 46. 

Third Quarter: Steelers 13, Browns 7

10:42 p.m.: Highsmith sacks Mayfield for a loss of 5 yards and pushes the Browns back to their own 25. 

10:37 p.m.: Roethlisberger throws an incomplete pass and forces the Steelers to punt. Peoples-Jones returns for 7 yards and gives the Browns a first down at the Cleveland 30. 

10:33 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BROWNS. Mayfield completes a pass to Njoku in the end zone for 3 yards and puts the Browns on the board. McLaughlin makes the extra point, but Steelers still lead 13-7

10:30 p.m.: Mayfield completes a deep pass to Peoples-Jones for 39 yards and gives the Browns a first down at the Pittsburgh 9. 

10:27 p.m.: Clowney sacks Roethlisberger for a loss of 8 yards on third down and pushes the Steelers back to the 4. Waitman punts and Peoples-Jones returns for 9 yards to the Pittsburgh 48. 

10:23 p.m.: Colquitt punts for 44 yards to the Pittsburgh 13. McCloud muffs the return and recovers the ball at the 5. 

10:20 p.m.: Chubb rushes for 7 yards and gets a first down, then rushes for another 3 yards on the following play.

10:15 p.m.: FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Boswell makes a 30-yard attempt that keeps the Steelers in the lead 13-0 with 8:24 remaining in the third quarter. 

10:12 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes to McCloud, who rushes out of bounds at the 14 for 12 yards. 

10:08 p.m.: Harris rushes for 30 yards and gives the Steelers a first down at the Cleveland 48. 

10:03 p.m: Heyward sacks Mayfield for a loss of 1 yard and the Browns are forced to punt. McCloud returns for 5 yards and positions the Steelers at their own 22. 

Halftime: Steelers 10, Browns 0

9:48 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BROWNS. Green intercepts a pass from Roethlisberger and returns for 1 yard to end the first half. 

9:42 p.m.: Colquitt punts for 37 yards and McCloud returns for 10 yards to the Pittsburgh 19. 

9:39 p.m.: Watt sacks Mayfield for a loss of 7 yards and pushes Cleveland back to the Pittsburgh 46. 

9:36 p.m.: Mayfield connects with Peoples-Jones on a deep pass for 22 yards and gives the Browns a first down at the Pittsburgh 47.

9:33 p.m.: Mayfield completes to Landry for 9 yards and gets a first down at the Cleveland 32 ahead of the two-minute warning. 

9:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Boswell makes a 22-yard attempt to keep the Steelers on top with 3:02 remaining in the half. 

9:25 p.m.: Roethlisberger connects with McCloud for 9 yards and positions the Steelers at the Cleveland 4. 

9:23 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes to Freiermuth for 12 yards and gets a first down at the Cleveland 16. 

9:20 p.m.: INTERCEPTION STEELERS. Witherspoon picks off a pass from Mayfield intended for Peoples-Jones. Steelers take over and get a first down from the Cleveland 43. 

9:18 p.m.: Waitman punts for 44 yards and Peoples-Jones returns for 9 yards. Cleveland gets a first down at their own 26. 

9:15 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes a pass to Harris for 13 yards and gets a first down at the 44. 

9:13 p.m.: Clowney sacks Roethlisberger for a loss of 6 yards, and lets the ball loose. He recovers and Pittsburgh is pushed back to their own 31. 

9:10 p.m.: Mayfield throws an incomplete pass on third down and forces the Browns to punt again. McCloud returns for 15 yards and gives the Steelers a first down at their own 37. 

9:05 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Roethlisberger completes to Johnson in the end zone for 5 yards and puts the Steelers on the board. Pittsburgh leads 7-0 with 10:39 left in the half. 

8:59 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes to Claypool for 3 yards on third down. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Clowney for throwing Claypool’s shoe gives the Steelers a first down at the Cleveland 18. 

8:57 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes to McCloud for 11 yards and gives the Steelers a first down at the Cleveland 48. 

8:55 p.m.: Colquitt punts for 36 yards and is downed at the Pittsburgh 34. 

First Quarter: Browns 0, Steelers 0

8:52 p.m.: Watt sacks Mayfield for a loss of 10 yards on third down to end the first quarter. He now leads the NFL with 18.5 sacks. 

8:49 p.m.: Roethlisberger throws an incomplete pass on fourth down which results in a turnover. Browns take over from their own 36. 

8:45 p.m.: Watt rushes up the middle for 1 yard and converts, giving the Steelers a first down at the Cleveland 41. 

8:40 p.m.: Mayfield throws an incomplete pass on third and fourth down, forcing a turnover. Pittsburgh will take over from their own 38. 

8:37 p.m.: Chubb breaks free and rushes for 32 yards before getting tackled at the Pittsburgh 41. 

8:34 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes to Harris, who is brought down by Ward for a loss of 2 yards. Steelers punt and the Browns will start their possession at their own 27. 

8:31 p.m.: Harris rushes for 8 yards and gets a first down at the Pittsburgh 31. 

8:28 p.m.: Mayfield throws an incomplete pass on third down and the Browns punt on their opening drive. Steelers will start over from their own 20. 

8:23 p.m.: Mayfield completes a deep pass to Landry for 20 yards and gets a first down at the Cleveland 45. 

8:19 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes to Claypool for 8 yards on third down, but falls short. Pittsburgh punts on the opening drive and a facemask penalty against the Steelers gives the Browns a first down at their own 27. 

8:15 p.m.: Browns win the coin toss and elect to defer, Steelers start with possession from the 25.  

Browns vs. Steelers start time

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 3
  • Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET | 5:15 p.m. PT

Browns vs. Steelers is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET, the regular time for “Monday Night Football,” at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

What channel is Browns vs. Steelers on today?

  • TV channel (national): ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN, fuboTV

Browns vs. Steelers will be broadcast nationally for “Monday Night Football” in Week 17. ESPN will have its regular broadcast team in the booth: Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines. It is ESPN’s final “Monday Night Football” game of the 2021 regular season.

Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch Browns vs. Steelers on DAZN by signing up for a subscription.

Browns schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET)TV
1Sept. 12at Chiefs4:25 p.m.CBS
2Sept. 19vs. Texans1 p.m.CBS
3Sept. 26vs. Bears1 p.m.Fox
4Oct. 3at Vikings1 p.m.CBS
5Oct. 10at Chargers4:05 p.m.CBS
6Oct. 17vs. Cardinals4:05 p.m.Fox
7Oct. 21 (Thu.)vs. Broncos8:20 p.m.Fox, NFLN, Amazon
8Oct. 31vs. Steelers1 p.m.CBS
9Nov. 7at Bengals1 p.m.CBS
10Nov. 14at Patriots1 p.m.CBS
11Nov. 21vs. Lions1 p.m.Fox
12Nov. 28at Ravens8:20 p.m.NBC
13Dec. 5BYE  
14Dec. 12vs. Ravens1 p.m.CBS
15Dec. 20 (Mon.)vs. Raiders5 p.m.Fox
16Dec. 25 (Sat.)at Packers4:30 p.m.Fox, NFLN, Amazon
17Jan. 3 (Mon.)at Steelers8:15 p.m.ESPN
18Jan. 9vs. Bengals1 p.m.CBS

Steelers schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET)TV
1Sept. 12at Bills1 p.m.CBS
2Sept. 19vs. Raiders1 p.m.CBS
3Sept. 26vs. Bengals1 p.m.CBS
4Oct. 3at Packers4:25 p.m.CBS
5Oct. 10vs. Broncos1 p.m.Fox
6Oct. 17vs. Seahawks8:20 p.m.NBC
7Oct. 24BYE  
8Oct. 31at Browns1 p.m.CBS
9Nov. 8 (Mon.)vs. Bears8:15 p.m.ESPN
10Nov. 14vs. Lions1 p.m.Fox
11Nov. 21at Chargers8:20 p.m.NBC
12Nov. 28at Bengals1 p.m.CBS
13Dec. 5vs. Ravens4:25 p.m.CBS
14Dec. 9 (Thu.)at Vikings8:20 p.m.Fox, NFLN, Amazon
15Dec. 19vs. Titans1 p.m.CBS
16Dec. 26at Chiefs4:25 p.m.CBS
17Jan. 3 (Mon.)vs. Browns8:15 p.m.ESPN
18Jan. 9at Ravens1 p.m.CBS

‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2021

WeekDateMatchup
1Sept. 13Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
2Sept. 20Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
3Sept. 27Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
4Oct. 4Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
5Oct. 11Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts
6Oct. 18Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills
7Oct. 25Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
8Nov. 1Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants
9Nov. 8Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
10Nov. 15San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
11Nov. 22Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
12Nov. 29Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks
13Dec. 6Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
14Dec. 13Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
15Dec. 20Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
16Dec. 27New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins
17Jan. 3Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns