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11/26/2012
NFL: for FP

STEELERS HAND ONE OVER TO THE BROWNS

CLEVELAND -- Chris Rainey's fumble with 2:25 left -- Pittsburgh's seventh turnover -- was recovered by Cleveland's Phil Taylor and the Browns handed their hated rivals a potentially devastating loss, 20-14 over the stumbling Steelers.

Charlie Batch, forced to start at quarterback for Pittsburgh because of injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich, was picked off three times and the Steelers (6-5) lost five fumbles, the last on the final play of the game to help the Browns (3-8) beat Pittsburgh for just the second time in 18 games.

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden sustained a head injury in the final minutes. Backup Colt McCoy finished the win.

Cleveland rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 85 yards, scoring the go-ahead touchdown on a 15-yarder in the third.

Batch, 38, finished 20 of 34 for 199 yards.

'FINS FANS GO HOME HAPPY




MIAMI -- Just as Browns fans went home cheering a rare win, in Miami Dan Carpenter kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play Sunday, and the Dolphins scored 17 points in the last 8:08 to rally past Seattle 24-21.

Rookie Ryan Tannehill drove Miami 65 yards in the final 92 seconds to set up the winning kick. He finished 18 for 26 for 253 yards and a score.

Leon Washington returned a kickoff for a touchdown for the eighth time to tie the NFL career record. Miami answered with an 80-yard drive capped by Tannehill's 29-yard scoring pass to Charles Clay, making it 21-all.

Miami (5-6) broke a three-game losing streak. The Seahawks (6-5), who are unbeaten at home this year, lost for the fifth time in six road games.







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