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'VICTORY FRIDAY!!!': Social media reacts to the Cleveland Browns' much-needed win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

After last week's inexplicable loss, this one felt pretty good.

CLEVELAND — We're not sure it completely takes the sting out of last week's collapse, but it comes pretty close.

It's not hyperbole to say Thursday night's 29-17 win over the Steelers was one of the biggest Browns victories in a long time. After days of anger, finger-pointing, and doubts as to just how good this team was, they managed to finish the job against their most-hated rival, and in the process vaulted themselves to the top of the AFC North standings (yes, we know it's only three weeks in).

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In contrast to the scorn that permeated Cleveland this past Sunday and beyond, the mood is now jovial, as is normally the case after a triumph over Pittsburgh. It may have been an ugly affair, but any time you can get a W over the Black and Gold, you'll take it.

Here's what the 3News team was saying after the big win:

Meanwhile, here's what Browns fans (and even former players) across the city and country were Tweeting out:

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