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AFC North Week 16 Review: Steelers and Bengals Advance to Playoffs, Manziel Leaves game With Pulled Hamstring

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Pittsburgh Steelers 20 Kansas City Chiefs 12- The Pittsburgh Steelers are going back to the playoffs after a three-year wait. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 220 yards and one touchdown. Antonio Brown hauled in seven passes for 72 yards and one touchdown. Brown has  1,570 total receiving yards this season.

Bengals 38 Broncos 27– The Cincinnati Bengals put the stamp on their playoffs passport. Andy Dalton passed for only 146 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw an interception for a touchdown. A.J. Green left in the first quarter due to swelling in his right bicep.

Carolina Panthers 17 Cleveland Browns 13Johnny Manziel’s rookie season came to as swift end as he suffered a pulled hamstring. His performance was dismal he passed for 32 yards. Brian Hoyer came in to relieve Manziel. He threw seven completions for 134 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Hoyer also suffered a shoulder injury.

Manziel said, “I’m not the guy I’ve always been.” “I’m not the Johnny Manziel that came in here a year ago.” “I have to take this a lot more seriously.”

Conner Shaw, the standout from the University of South Carolina will start against the Baltimore Ravens. The Browns also signed Tyler Thigpen who was on the Browns roster during the pre-season

Houston Texans 25 Baltimore Ravens 13– The Ravens offense never flew off the ground. Joe Flacco passed for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Steve Smith caught five passes for 49 yards. Torrey Smith caught two touchdowns. Justin Forsett ran for 19 yards which is an anomaly for him.

AFC North Standings

1. x- Cincinnati Bengals 10-4-1

2. x- Pittsburgh Steelers 10-5

3. Baltimore Ravens 9-6

4 Cleveland Browns 7-8

x- clinched playoff spot


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