Thursday Night Football: Browns roll to 29-17 win over Steelers

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Deshaun who?

Jacoby Brissett didn’t play like a backup quarterback who is a short-time fill-in. On Thursday Night Football, Brissett starred, leading the Browns to a 29-17 victory over the Steelers.

Brissett, who is starting while Deshaun Watson serves his 11-game suspension, completed 21 of 31 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

The Browns had no trouble moving the ball against the T.J. Watt-less Steelers, rolling to 376 yards. Cleveland’s offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage as Nick Chubb rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, while Kareem Hunt added 47 yards on 12 carries.

Amari Cooper caught seven passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, and David Njoku made nine catches for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Browns fans, who haven’t gotten over the collapse by their team last week, watched as the Steelers went 63 yards in seven plays, using up only 1:25. Chris Boswell‘s 34-yard field goal drew the Steelers to within 23-17 with 1:48 left.

But George Pickens was offsides on Boswell’s onside kick, which went out of bounds after the Browns didn’t cleanly field it a second consecutive week. The Steelers, with only one timeout remaining, stopped the Browns and forced a punt. They got the ball back at the Cleveland 4-yard line with nine seconds left.

The Browns tacked on a touchdown on the final play as Denzel Ward recovered the ball in the end zone as the Steelers’ two laterals took them backward.

Mitch Trubisky was 20-of-32 for 207 yards and, with the Steelers 1-2, surely will hear calls for Kenny Pickett to start next week.

32 responses to “Thursday Night Football: Browns roll to 29-17 win over Steelers

  1. Putting Pickett in is throwing him to the lions. Porous run D of Steelers lost this gm. Steelers D is VERY average w/o Watt playing.

  2. It’s going to be a long, long, long decade Steelers fans. LOL.
    I don’t hear your big mouths now .

  3. You never can relax when watching the Browns until the clock hits zero. They make you sweat out every second of the game

  4. You mean “the guys in New York” stopped the Browns on 3rd down and forced them to punt. Because there was absolutely no clear and convincing evidence to overturn that call.

  5. There’s failing at the hook and ladder desperation final play and then there’s the unholy mess that was the steelers hook and ladder play.

    How the heck do you start at the 15 and end up in your own end zone? Also, not going for it on 4th and 6 inches really the smart move considering the next time you touched the ball was that stupid hook and ladder into your own endzone play?

  6. Congrats to Browns fans for the team doing well enough that the media has been forced to pretend they didn’t spend all summer crying that their old quarterback was the reason for their limited success. This offense has Jacoby Brissett looking like a first rounder while the guy the media cried about is still looking for a win and a game not full of fumbles on his new team. Cleveland is probably going to falter when they get to the tougher part of the schedule but as bad as the rest of the AFC North has played the last few weeks they have a real shot at the division even without Watson and are probably instant favorites with him.

  7. Okay, so TOTALLY PISSED at Amazon “Prime”

    Was watching the game on delay, and when I took a break and tried to re-connect, I received the message “Event Ended”

    WTF?!?!?!? So I can’t watch the game on delay because the “Event Ended?!?!?!”

    Perhaps my 20-year Amazon Prime subscription will be “Ended” as well!

    Suck it, Bezos!!!!

  8. NoT a fan of either team but definitely a new king of the AFC North. When Watson takes the helm they may be the kings of the AFC.

  9. Mitch had almost the same stat line as Brissett.

    The difference is Cleveland has a much better supporting cast. Steelers don’t have a WR anywhere near as good as Amari Cooper and they gave up too many big plays on D.

  10. Jacoby Brissett has been kicked around the NFL like an old duffle bag, when is and has been a starter based on skill and ability. He has not been given the same opportunities as half of the NFL’s QBs. He was in line to be the franchise QB for the Colts, having all the right endorsements (Luck & Reich) only to jettisoned for Rivers/Wentz/Ryan.

    Imagine if a team invested in his development around a team that let him play. All his numbers look good & there are teams that should embrace him as a starter, but they won’t.

  11. Strange broadcast. To me they didn’t show many replays on close calls, and the refs didn’t seem to have it together.

    Besides that, a good rivalry game on grass, & perfect weather.

  12. Sorry, but the browns didn’t win this game, the refs did. Steelers would be 3-0 right now without some of these blown calls. Why are the announcers just ignoring the fact that our O-Line is being held on almost every play?

  13. Steelers gave me some Fantasy gift points with the final play fumble in end zone. Chubb very solid too.

  14. Sorry, but the browns didn’t win this game, the refs did. Steelers would be 3-0 right now without some of these blown calls.
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    I’ll have what he’s having. Go Browns!

  15. Tighter game than score indicates, 23-17 before some prayer, backyard play let up a defensive score. Like others have said, Mitch hasn’t looked awesome but the team just isn’t all that good in both sides of the ball, Browns much deeper.

    And with the upcoming schedule, no way I put a rookie QB in. You play this out over the next 4 weeks and if Mitch fails he fails, then Kenny could play second half of schedule. Steelers aren’t making noise with this team regardless so you don’t want your rookie QB thrown to the wolves too early.

  16. Sorry, but the browns didn’t win this game, the refs did. Steelers would be 3-0 right now without some of these blown calls. Why are the announcers just ignoring the fact that our O-Line is being held on almost every play?

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    REALLY??? THAT’S what you saw? The Steelers were completely outplayed in the 2nd half. 3 points. 3.
    The refs did not make them punt with 4:30 to go, with the other team being a dominant ball control team.

  17. I’ll go Footballer23 one better: the Steelers would be 6-0 right now if not for the refs missing all those calls! That’s right, 6-0! Steelers would’ve won games that haven’t happened yet if not for the refs.

    I saw many times the browns tackled the Steelers ball carrier from behind and I’m sure that’s like clipping or something lol

    Sorry, but the browns didn’t win this game, the refs did. Steelers would be 3-0 right now without some of these blown calls.
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