The Turnpike rivalry was updated Thursday. cleveland browns unloaded Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 at home in a fierce back-and-forth battle.
Both teams went 1-1, but it was Cleveland who led the AFC North (Baltimore have a chance to tie on Sunday).
The Browns were able to bounce back after a crushing loss to the New York Jets last week. He took a 13-point lead in the final 1:55 and lost 31-30. On the other hand, the Steelers are currently 6 games and he is a 0-6 superstar pass rusher. TJ Watt missed in his career. The incumbent NFL Defensive Player of the Year suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Week 1 and will reportedly be out of action until around Week 8.
Despite the loss, Pittsburgh still dominated the rivalry and now leads the all-time series 79-62-1.
These are the top plays from the ever-important early-season contention.
Cleveland Browns No. 29, Pittsburgh Steelers No. 17
The Browns offense got off to a slow start, but the Steelers defense was clicking on every cylinder early on.
First TD of Week 3
Cleveland is missed a field goal by Pittsburgh. His QB Jacoby Brissett of the Browns found Amari Cooper on a pass for an 11-yard touchdown that suited him to lead in the first quarter.
Catch of the season?
On the Steelers’ next drive, rookie George Pickens proved why the hype surrounding him was real.
Another young Steelers star, Nagy Harris, brought the score back to 7 after forcing into the end zone early in the second quarter.
The Browns regained the lead, 13-7, thanks to an all-out effort from tight end David Joc.
Do not blink. Otherwise, you may miss the Brisset pass.
back and forth
Pittsburgh led by one, 14-13, and Mitch Trubisky scored at halftime.
Pittsburgh got off to a strong start to the second half. Harris showed off some flashy footwork to move the Steelers downfield.
The Browns led by 2 in field goals in the 4th quarter. They then extended the lead to 23-14 midway through the frame courtesy of Nick Chubb.
To be on the safe side
The Steelers added a late field goal to close the gap to 23-17, but it didn’t spark the comeback. Cleveland scored on the final play of the game on a fumble recovery from Browns cornerback Denzel Ward after a failed lateral play from the Steelers.
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