Cleveland Browns take first place in AFC North

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CLEVELAND — As if there wasn’t a big enough rivalry between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, a loss for the Steel City on Sunday resulted in something Browns fans have been waiting on for a long time.

Sole possession of first place in the AFC North.

The Cleveland Browns had Sunday off after their 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night. But the celebrations continued through the weekend after the Steelers fell to the New York Jets, 20-13. The Jets were 1-8 heading into Sunday’s competition and had lost eight in a row.

The last time the Browns had sole possession of first place in the AFC North in Week 10 or later was 1994.

The Browns return home Sunday to host the Houston Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium,