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NFL Week 11 PFF ReFocused: Cleveland Browns 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 7

Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers at home, 21-7, to improve to 4-6 on the season Thursday night.

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Final Score

Cleveland Browns 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 7

Cleveland Browns

Browns off-ball linebacker Joe Schobert was lights out against the Steelers. He finished the game with multiple defensive stops and two interceptions on Thursday, an impressive effort by one of the NFL's best coverage linebackers.

Both Joel Bitonio and Greg Robinson held up well in pass protection on Thursday. Neither of the two had a perfect night, but the duo played well above expectation.

Baker Mayfield had an up-and-down performance against Pittsburgh. He had multiple big-time throws in the contest but also missed a handful of throws that he needs to make to earn high single-game PFF passing grades.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Mason Rudolph turned in an ugly performance on Thursday Night Football. He had multiple turnover-worthy plays and missed several other throws. He completed just 23-of-44 passes for 221 yards, one touchdown and four picks on the night.

Mark Barron had one of his worst games of the season against Cleveland. He was a complete liability in coverage and missed multiple tackles on the night. He also allowed the interception to Browns rookie tight end Stephen Carlson in the fourth quarter.

Both Cameron Heyward and Bud Dupree had strong outings against the run, but neither Steelers defender made an extremely positive impact as a pass-rusher.

Cris Collinsworth

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