CLEVELAND - The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers' 13-9 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium:
Play of the game: With 8 minutes, 27 seconds left in the third quarter, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu intercepted a Seneca Wallace pass to tight end Evan Moore at the Browns' 43-yard line. The Steelers then scored their only touchdown of the game six plays later.
Offensive player of the game: Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown caught six passes for 90 yards.
Defensive player of the game: Polamalu made big plays throughout the game.
Most telling statistic: The Steelers picked up 22 first downs to Cleveland's 14.
Deceiving statistic: The Steelers held the ball for nearly a 2-to-1 ratio over Cleveland but only won by four points.
Best pass: The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger fired a deep pass late in the first half that looked as though it was too far for Brown. But a strong wind held it up enough for Brown to run under it for a 40-yard gain.
Worst pass: Roethlisberger tried to hit Mike Wallace deep in the third quarter, but the pass was badly underthrown. Cleveland's Buster Skrine dropped what should have been an interception at the goal line.
Best run: Seneca Wallace bolted up the middle and raced to the Pittsburgh 4-yard line for a 27-yard pickup on third-and-2 in the second quarter.
Best catch: Brown snagged two high throws from Roethlisberger while cutting across the field. The best was a 13-yard pickup to the Cleveland 1-yard line late in the second quarter.
Dropped pass(es): Pittsburgh's Hines Ward dropped an easy toss on the Steelers' first offensive play of the game. Cleveland's Mohamed Massaquoi missed a wide-open throw down the middle of the field in the fourth quarter.
Best block: Steelers tight end Heath Miller took out Cleveland linebacker Chris Gocong on a 10-yard run by Isaac Redman on their third-quarter touchdown drive.
Missed block: Pittsburgh right tackle Marcus Gilbert was beaten by the Browns' Jabaal Sheard, who dumped Roethlisberger for a 13-yard loss in the second quarter.
Best tackle: Polamalu timed the snap perfectly and dropped Seneca Wallace for a 3-yard loss before he could do anything with the ball in the first quarter.
Best hit: Cleveland's Joshua Cribbs fought off a block to crush Brown at the 18-yard line on a second-quarter kickoff return.
Missed tackle: Redman slipped through Cleveland's Ahtyba Rubin on a fourth-and-1 run that picked up 3 yards in the second quarter.
Best coverage: Polamalu not only had an interception but also knocked away a short pass to Peyton Hillis in the first quarter.
Worst coverage: Pittsburgh's Keenan Lewis gave Cribbs too much room on a third-and-7 pass in the second quarter and allowed a 23-yard pass play.
Best kick: The Steelers' Jeremy Kapinos dropped a 48-yard punt at the Cleveland 4-yard line in the first quarter.
Worst kick: Pittsburgh's Shaun Suisham wasn't even close on a 45-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter.
Best decision: The Steelers were able to get rookie John Clay nine carries in the game. They more than likely will need him for next week's playoff game in Denver.
Worst decision: The Steelers' time management near the end of the first half was not good, as usual.
Worst penalty: Sheard was called for a neutral zone infraction in the third quarter with the Steelers at the 12-yard line. They scored on the next play from the 7.
Best effort: The Steelers defense held an opponent to nine points or less for the fifth time in the last six games.
Unsung hero: Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor held receiver Greg Little to no catches.
Replays: The Browns challenged a catch by Brown in the fourth quarter, but the catch was upheld.