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NFL: Pittsburgh 27, Cleveland 7

Dec. 8, 2006 at 12:16 AM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Willie Parker scored one touchdown and gained a franchise-record 223 yards Thursday night as Pittsburgh beat the Cleveland Browns, 27-7.

Parker carried the ball 32 times and became the first player in Pittsburgh history to have two 200-yard games in the same season.

He rushed for 213 yards in the Steelers' 38-31 win over New Orleans Nov. 12.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for one score on 11-for-21 passing for 225 yards. He also ran for a touchdown for the Steelers (6-7), who have won four of their last five games to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

In his first career start at quarterback, Derek Anderson went 21-for-37 for 276 yards for Cleveland. Braylon Edwards scored once on four receptions for 86 yards, and Joe Jurevicius made seven catches for 111 yards for the Browns (4-9), who have lost three of their last four games.

Pittsburgh's defense held Cleveland to just 18 yards rushing.

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