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Browns run over Steelers to climb out of AFC North cellar; Ben Tate has big game

The Steelers have indeed fallen on hard times after Ben Tate powered the Browns past them.

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The Cleveland Browns are no long the worst team in the AFC North. That designation, at least for the time being, seems to reside in Pittsburgh now after losing 31-10 to the Browns.

Since the two teams played in Week 1, Cleveland outscored Pittsburgh 55-6 between the second half of that game and the fourth quarter of their Week 6 rematch.

Brian Hoyer didn't play great, but he did throw for 217 yards and threw for on score on just 8-of-17 passing.

The ground game was far more effective, as Cleveland rushed for 158 yards and three scores, two of which came from Ben Tate, who had 78 yards on the day and may have reclaimed his role as the team's No. 1 RB.

With the win, Cleveland is now tied with the Cincinnati Bengals for second-place in the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens lead the division after thrashing Tampa Bay, while Pittsburgh sits in last place. The Steelers are now also 1-2 in the division.