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Kenny Pickett's struggles doom Steelers as Browns grind out 13-10 win without Deshaun Watson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have leaned on a ball-hawking defense to overcome poor quarterback play from Kenny Pickett en route to playoff contention.

On Sunday, it wasn't enough. The Browns defense swarmed Pickett as Cleveland ground out a 13-10 win over the Steelers despite playing with rookie backup Dorian Thompson-Robinson at quarterback. The win was critical for the AFC playoff race as they Browns improved to 7-3 while dropping their AFC North rivals to 6-4.

Both teams struggled to move the ball on a day where defense dominated on both sides. But Thompson-Robinson was able to generate a late drive for a game-winning field goal from Dustin Hopkins.