Cleveland Browns reach NFL playoffs for first time in 18 years: See social media reaction

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CLEVELAND, OHIO – JANUARY 03: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-22 at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Getty Images

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With a 24-22 win against Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns have snapped the longest active NFL postseason drought, advancing to the AFC Wild Card game next week against … the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Former players, celebrities and local pro sports franchises sent along their congratulations after quarterback Baker Mayfield’s third down run sealed the victory late in the fourth quarter.

Below are some of their reactions on social media.

Browns players wasted little time sharing their excitement.

Former Browns players shared their excitement, as well.

The Browns would do well to heed LeBron’s advice. He knows a thing or two about winning in the playoffs.

Other celebrities chimed in with their joy at Cleveland finally breaking through.

Local pro sports franchises took the moment to wish their compatriots well.

National sportswriters also took note.

And notable local fans felt relieved.

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