The wife of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has mocked her husband’s rival after letting him know the NFL community heard his comments before the Steelers’ playoff collapse.
The visiting Cleveland Browns scored 14 seconds into the game and Kareem Hunt ran for two touchdowns Sunday en route to a 48-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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But before the game, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster took a dig at the Browns claiming he wasn’t worried because they only had a “couple of good players”.
“I think they’re nameless grey faces. They have a couple good players on their team, but at the end of the day, I don’t know. The Browns is the Browns,” he said last week.
But Emily Wilkinson, married to Mayfield, hit back at Smith-Schuster for his comments after the Browns’ playoff blitz.
“What you say @JuJu?” she wrote, with a screenshot of his comments the week earlier.
Smith-Schuster doubled down after the loss, which he had 13 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown.
“I don’t regret what I said. I said the Browns is the Browns,” Smith-Schuster said to reporters after the game.
“They came out and they played a hell of a game.”
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Cleveland plays Sunday at Kansas City.
The Browns, in their first playoff game since 2002, were without coach Kevin Stefanski, who tested positive for COVID-19, and assorted other coaches and players because of protocol related to the pandemic.
The Steelers won the AFC North but lost four of their final five regular season games following an 11-0 start, including a 24-22 defeat last week against Cleveland when four key starters were rested.
Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield was 21-of-34 passing for 263 yards and touchdowns to Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper and Nick Chubb as the team notched its first playoff victory since the 1994 season.
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