Steelers defeat Dolphins 30-12 in Wildcard game

Antonio Brown caught a pair of touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91) during the second half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91) during the second half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have ended Miami’s brief postseason return.

The Steelers beat the Dolphins 30-12 on Sunday in Miami’s first playoff game since 2008. The Dolphins have not won a playoff game since 2000.

Pittsburgh advances to play at the Kansas City Chiefs next weekend.

Antonio Brown caught a pair of touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell broke Franco Harris’ team record for rushing yards in a postseason game – a mark that had stood since the 1975 Super Bowl. Bell had two touchdowns and 167 rushing yards.

The Steelers avenged a 15-point loss at Miami earlier this season by racing to a fast start against the Dolphins. Pittsburgh had 219 total yards in the first quarter – the most in the first quarter of a playoff game since 1991.

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