With week seventeen of the NFL season basically in the books, these two teams put on abysmal performances. The Cleveland Browns capped off the wrong kind of historic season in their loss to the rival Steelers. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens also suffered defeat at the hands of fellow AFC North rival Bengals, costing themselves a shot at the playoffs.

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns went on the road to face the Steelers, who were resting several key starters, as they tried to avoid going winless. Early in the second quarter, they were down 14-0, and it seemed like they would end their historically awful season with a whimper.

However, the Browns started to fight back and cut the deficit to 21-14 by halftime.

Cleveland then opened the second half by going down to score, tying the game.

Unfortunately for the Browns, Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster then managed a 99-yard kick return touchdown to snatch the lead back. The Browns then managed a field goal to cut it to 28-24 going into the fourth quarter. Cleveland's defense did its part, forcing Pittsburgh to punt within six players over their next three possessions.

However, running back Duke Johnson fumbled deep in Steelers' territory after a 30-yard catch, and then DeShone Kizer was picked off at midfield.

The Browns then got the ball back and ended up facing a 4th-and-two at Pittsburgh's 27-yard line with 1:46 remaining. Kizer managed to escape a sack somehow and threw it to an open Corey Coleman, who dropped the pass and effectively ended the game. Pittsburgh ran out the clock, and the Browns fell to 0-16.

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens went into week 17 with a win-and-your-in home game against the rival Bengals. They got into a 17-3 hole, having punted seven times in the first half.

However, Chris Moore managed an 87-yard kick return in the waning moments of the second quarter. He then caught Joe Flacco's mass the next play to make it 17-10 at halftime.

Baltimore opened the third quarter with an impressive drive that ended in an 89-yard interception return touchdown for the Bengals. The Ravens then reeled off the next 17 consecutive points, taking a 27-24 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Both teams then traded punts and the Bengals got one last chance to win the game.

The Bengals faced a 4th-and-12 at the Ravens 49-yard line with 44 seconds remaining, as it seemed that Baltimore would win.

Andy Dalton then hit Tyler Boyd for a first down and more, as he scored on the play to give the Bengals a 31-27 lead. Baltimore then turned it over on downs, only gaining nine yards and blowing their chance to make the playoffs.