Brian Sipe of the Browns, the NFL's most valuable player last season, set a club record by throwing six interceptions as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat Cleveland yesterday, 32-10.
Donnie Shell intercepted three, Anthony Washington two and Ron Johnson one. Otto Graham and Frank Ryan had held the Browns' record with five stolen passes.
"When you play this game long enough, you have games like this," Sipe said.
Terry Bradshaw of the Steelers (7-5) completed 17 of 32 passes for 223 yards as the Steelers virtually ended the Browns' playoff hopes.
Bradshaw threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Ray Pinney on a tackle-eligible play and a five-yarder to Rick Moser.
Greg Hawthorne, Sidney Thornton and Franco Harris provided the Steelers' other scores on short runs. David Trout of Pittsburgh missed three of five extra point attempts.
The Browns took an early lead on Matt Bahr's 33-yard field goal. They would have had a touchdown, instead, had Gregg Pruitt not dropped a pass in the end zone.
After Hawthorne scored from a yard out, Washington intercepted Sipe, and Thornton's three-yard run made it 12-3.
Dave Logan caught Sipe's 13-yarder to make it 12-10 at halftime, but Harris' two-yard run early in the second half started the rout.
Harris has 83 rushing touchdowns, tying him with Jim Taylor for second place on the NFL's all-time list. Jim Brown of Cleveland had 106.