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“I don’t plan on doing that again,” said Stefanski, who watched the game from his basement, isolated from his family with his phone off. “A very, very unique feeling not to be there with them, so there was a ton of nervous energy that usually doesn’t exist on the sideline for whatever reason. But it existed for me last night.”
Without Stefanski, the Browns won their first playoff game since 1994, defeating the Steelers 48-37. Cleveland will face the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC divisional around.
In Pittsburgh, the Browns scored a defensive touchdown on the first play of the game, as Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey snapped the ball over the head of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into the end zone.
Stefanski said that he had previously hit pause and was behind the live broadcast feed by about 45 seconds when the score happened.
“When I heard my kids going crazy upstairs,” he said, “I had an inkling something good was gonna