Following the news, the Browns issued a statement of their own, condemning Garrett's actions and apologizing to Rudolph. The Steelers enter the game with their first 4-0 record since 1979, but those wins have come against opponents with a current combined record of 3-15-1. Rudolph seemed to take exception to what could be perceived as a late hit by Garrett and appeared to try to take off the defender's helmet. Trotter: The Browns boast a 76.8% chance to make the playoffs, according to the ESPN Football Power Index. I know I have to be accountable for what happened, learn from my mistake and I fully intend to do so.". With Roethlisberger's return, backup quarterback Mason Rudolph, who was hit in the head with a helmet swung by Garrett, won't play unless something goes horribly awry. The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers have never met with a combined winning percentage higher than the one they'll carry into their AFC North showdown on Sunday. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories, at Only two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald has more sacks (7.5) than Garrett, who has six. The NFL took swift and sharp action against Myles Garrett less than 24 … section: | slug: steelers-browns-fight-mason-rudolph-will-be-fined-by-nfl-for-role-in-altercation-with-myles-garrett | sport: football | route: | If you missed the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns, you missed one of the most bizarre and frankly savage endings to … Appeals are heard and decided by either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash. I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward. Given that the road trip to Pittsburgh might be their toughest remaining game, a win would substantially improve their chances. The brawl unfolded in the final moments of the Browns 21-7 win over the Steelers. His absence will be a massive loss for a Browns team that has now pieced together two straight wins, but must go forward without their most dominant defensive player. All Rights Reserved. 2:09 pm ET, Fines, suspensions handed down for Steelers-Browns brawl, everything related to the incident and the subsequent fallout right here, Early odds: Packers in one of worst spots, Bears' Wims suspended two games for sucker punches, Garoppolo reportedly will miss at least six weeks, Jaguars to start rookie QB Luton against Texans, Chargers trade former All-Pro cornerback to Titans. Pryor: The Steelers check in right above the Browns with an 81.5% chance to make the playoffs, per FPI. With this fine, it appears like Rudolph isn't getting away totally clean on this incident. Create a new league today and start fresh from this point! All Rights Reserved. Answer 7 questions about tonight's game for Judging Week 8 NFL overreactions: Is the AFC East race over? From there, things escalated to a very dangerous degree as Garrett ripped off Rudolph's helmet and then hit him over the head with it, along with throwing a few punches of his own. $1,000, winner takes all. None of their four opponents have a winning record. The Ravens lead the division's playoff odds in ESPN's Football Power Index with a 97.3% chance to make the playoffs, setting up for a dogfight between the Steelers and Browns to get a wild-card spot.