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'Twas the night before the playoffs: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

3News' Leon Bibb shares a poem to rally the Dawg Pound ahead of the Browns' first playoff game since 2002.

CLEVELAND — As the Cleveland Browns prepare to battle the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs on Sunday, 3News' Leon Bibb reads a special poem about the big game...


'Twas the day before the playoffs, when all through the land….

Browns nation was stirring, the playoffs at hand

The jerseys, helmets and masks hung for game day with care

But in true Cleveland fashion, it really wasn’t fair

Our coach tested positive and ordered to bed

But visions of the Super Bowl still danced in our heads

Fans will dress with their lucky shirts and their ball caps

Ready after the browns took an 18-year playoff nap

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All season in the stands there hasn’t been much clatter

Most fans asked to stay home because of that COVID-19 matter

But on the field the team started clicking, clicking in a flash

Down the field Nick Chubb would dash

Now Baker to Higgins To Landry or People Jones

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Block them Garrett, Ward our defense loyal to the bones

To the end zone and the top of the Wall

Dash away, dash away it’s playoff football.

Then I heard the Dawg Pound exclaim -- with a championship in sight

We are ready to take down the Steel City -- See you Sunday night!


You can watch the Browns play the Steelers in the Wild Card round Sunday night on WKYC Channel 3. Pre-game coverage starts at 7 p.m. and kickoff is at 8:15 p.m.


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