Divisional position is at stake Thursday, as thetake on the in the renewal of the long-standing Turnpike Rivalry.
Both teams enter the matchup 1-1, and the winner will take over first place in the AFC North (will have a chance to tie that mark Sunday).
The Browns are aiming to bounce back after a crushing loss to thelast week, in which they blew a 13-point lead in the final 1:55 and lost 31-30. Similarly, the Steelers are looking to find a groove behind QB , who hasn’t topped 200 passing yards in either of his first two games as a starter.
Pittsburgh has the edge, leading the all-time series 79-61-1. However, the Steelers are 0-5 in the five games superstar pass rusherhas missed in his career. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year suffered a torn pec muscle in Week 1 and will be out of action until around Week 8.
These are the top plays from the ever-important early-season strife.
The Browns offense got off to a slow start, while the Steelers defense was clicking on all cylinders early.
First TD of Week 3
Cleveland was able to capitalize after aby Pittsburgh. Browns QB found for an 11-yard touchdown pass, good for a first-quarter lead.
Catch of the season
On the Steelers’ following drive, rookieproved why the hype surrounding him is real.
Another young Steelers star,, evened the score at seven early in the second quarter after forcing his way into the end zone.
The Browns regained the lead,13-7, thanks to an all-out effort from tight end.
Don’t blink, or you might miss Brissett’s pass.
Back and forth
The Steelers took a one-point lead, 14-13, late in the second quarter when Trubisky took it in himself for the score.
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