Backup QB Mason Rudolph started for the Steelers against the Browns. (Alan Freed/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

With many of the starters resting, the PIttsburgh Steelers came close but couldn't topple the Cleveland Browns, who secured their first playoff berth since 2002 with a 24-22 win Sunday.

The Steelers rallied late to bring it close, but a failed two-point conversion kept the Browns on top. The two teams will face each other again Sunday night in the first round of the playoffs.

See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.

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