Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool wasn't ready to congratulate or credit the Cleveland Browns for their Wild Card Round win Sunday night that eliminated his team from the NFL playoffs.
Instead, Claypool said on TikTok Live that it was a "bad loss, but the Browns are going to get clapped next week so it's all good." The Browns visit the Kansas City Chiefs for a Divisional Round showdown on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. Eastern.
In video games, getting "clapped" means being destroyed, embarrassed or obliterated by an opponent.
Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki offered the following response, per Keith Britton of Cleveland's 92.3 The Fan via Twitter:
Before the Steelers and Browns met, Pittsburgh receiver JuJu Smith Schuster disrespected the Browns by saying "they're still the same Browns" and "the Browns is the Browns."
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield responded by yelling "the Browns is the Browns" as he ran into the locker room after the game.
On Monday, NFL Network's Peter Schrager compared Steelers quarterback and former Miami University standout Ben Roethlisberger's effort to Dan Marino's final NFL game - the Miami Dolphins' 62-7 playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2000.
The Enquirer's Paul Daugherty wrote Monday that "the Ben End is nigh" as "he is no longer Ben, Master of Cincinnati Disaster."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Paul Zeise wrote that the Steelers' Roethlisberger era needs to be over.
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