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Browns vs. Steelers score: Pittsburgh ahead, 10-3, at intermission

After one half of play, the Pittsburgh Steelers lead the Cleveland Browns, 10-3, at Heinz Field. It will be the final game of the 2012 season for both teams, who've been eliminated from playoff contention.

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns both already eliminated from playoff contention, fans were subjected to a sloppy first half between the two teams on Sunday at Heinz Field. After two quarters of play, Pittsburgh leads Cleveland, 10-3.

Pittsburgh scored the only touchdown of the game late in the second quarter, when Ben Roethlisberger hit Leonard Pope for a one-yard touchdown pass. The only other scores of the half came courtesy of field goals from Pittsburgh's Shaun Suisham and Cleveland's Phil Dawson.

Otherwise, neither team has been done much offensively.

Cleveland found a bit of success throwing the ball in the first half, thanks to quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, who is making his first career start. The third-year player out of Duke completed 11 of 18 passes for 119 yards in the first half, with wide receiver Josh Gordon making four catches. Meanwhile, despite taking a lead into halftime, Pittsburgh has only 99 yards of total offense as a team.

Sunday's game marks the end of the 2012 season for each team, which were both eliminated from playoff contention long ago.

It was an especially disappointing season in Pittsburgh, which will miss the playoffs for just the second time since the 2007 season.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.