It won’t be Brandon Weeden trying to ice the game, however. Weeden has been taken to the locker room for “further evaluation” after getting hurt on a Browns series that ended with an incompletion and a punt a bit earlier in the quarter. That means Colt McCoy will be piloting the Browns the rest of the way. McCoy’s last run-in with the Steelers ended his 2011 season when a hit by linebacker James Harrison left him concussed.
Weeden didn’t show signs of injury to a particular body part, but he did hit his head on Joe Thomas‘ knee before leaving the game. Weeden was 17-of-26 for 158 yards, one touchdown and one interception before getting hurt.
UPDATE 3:58 p.m. ET: McCoy handed the ball off three times, but the Browns forced a fumble by running back Chris Rainey and recovered for a seventh takeaway of the day. The Steelers have no timeouts left, although they’ll get the ball back once more unless the Browns pick up a first down.