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Roethlisberger throws 2 TD passes, Steelers move into playoff mix with 27-11 win over Browns

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is taken to the locker room after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is taken to the locker room after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen (20) returns a fumble by Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen (20) returns a fumble by Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/David Richard)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a 41-yard touchdown against Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a 41-yard touchdown against Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes and beat Cleveland again as the Pittsburgh Steelers moved back into the playoff picture with a 27-11 win over the Browns on Sunday.

Roethlisberger connected on a 41-yard TD pass to Antonio Brown in the first half, and hit Emmanuel Sanders on a 4-yarder in the third quarter for the Steelers (5-6), who have turned their season around following a 0-4 start.

Roethlisberger finished 22 of 34 for 217 yards and improved to 16-1 against the Browns (4-7), who have lost five of six and seen a promising year turn into yet another miserable one.

Browns quarterback Jason Campbell sustained a head injury in the third quarter when he was sacked by cornerback William Gay. Campbell was struck in the helmet by Gay and his head snapped back and banged the turf.

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