CLEVELAND — Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for scoring, and the Cleveland Browns bounced back from an epic meltdown four days ago to beat the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 on Thursday night. I broke it.
The Browns (2-1) built a 9-point lead early in the fourth round on Chubb’s 1-yard run, then held it for life.
The Steelers (1-2) pulled within 23-17 on Chris Boswell’s 34-yard field goal with 1:48 remaining before Pittsburgh attempted an onside kick. But unlike his 31-30 loss on Sunday, the Browns balled out of bounds when he overcame a 13-point deficit in 1:55 in the final, aided by the New York Jets recovery. hit the
Cleveland fans could finally breathe when cornerback Denzel Ward fell on a Steelers fumble in the end zone on the final play for a meaningless touchdown.
Brissett connected with Amari Cooper and David Nyok on the TD and finished 21 of 31 for 220 yards. The 29-year-old had a solid run in his second straight game as Deshawn Watson received his 11-game suspension.
Chubb had 113 yards and pushed and twisted across the goal line on the fourth goal with 9:29 remaining to put the Browns ahead 23–14.
Mitch Trubisky and the Steelers’ stagnant offense showed vigor in the first half, but faltered after halftime, punting the first three possessions and gaining just 54 yards.
Trubisky, who was criticized for not throwing deep in the first two weeks, launched several long balls but failed to connect well enough.
For Cleveland, the win went smooth in a rough few days.
Following Sunday’s debacle, Myles Garrett criticized fans for booing them as the Browns left the field, who allegedly threw plastic bottles at owner Jimmy Haslam on the sidelines. was arrested in
But there was little drama this time around, just winning over his hated neighbors in Pennsylvania.
Rookie Cade York’s 34-yard field goal gave the Browns a 16–14 lead in the third quarter, and Cleveland lost four players to injuries, including starting linebackers Anthony Walker Jr. and Jeremiah Owusu Coramore.
Brissett’s 7-yard TD pass to Nyok gave the Browns a 13-7 lead with 8:58 remaining until halftime. However, York missed the extra point for the second week in a row.
Trubisky led the Steelers with a 75-yard scoring drive that hit the ground for 51 yards before the QB rolled right to score from 1. His PAT for Boswell gave Pittsburgh a 14-13 lead.
Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens expressed frustration at not getting the ball last week against New England, saying he was open “90 percent of the time.” did.
Trubisky eventually hit him with a long ball, but it took a nice one-handed catch by Pickens to get the 36-yard gain.
Garrett failed to record a sack, just short of Clay Matthews’ team record of 62.
Cavaliers All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland served as honorary captains for the Browns. Mitchell, recently acquired in a trade from Utah, smashed a fake guitar during the pre-game festivities.
Steelers: CB Akero Witherspoon (right hamstring) limped in the 3rd quarter and didn’t come back.
BROWNS: Walker was carried out with his left leg in an air cast. Walker looked like he was hurt when he awkwardly stooped backwards trying to fight off Block. … Owus Koramoa (Quadriceps) did not come back. … DT Taven Bryan (hamstring) also he was the third injured. … S Ronnie Harrison injured his hamstring during the warm-up and did not play.
Steelers: Host the New York Jets on October 2nd.
Browns: Visit Atlanta on October 2nd.
Jacoby Brissett, Browns rebound from collapse, beat Steelers
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