Cin a great running game, Jacoby Brissette and the cleveland browns (2-1) took control in the second half and managed to resolve the game with some comfort against the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 3 opening night Thursday Night Footballl for 17-29, in the First Energy Stadium.
Pittsburgh had one last chance to go for the game with nine seconds left and the score 17-23. However, on a desperate last play from inside their 10-yard line, the offense turned the ball over and it was recovered by Denzel Ward of the kick coverage body of the Brown’s in the end zone, allowing another six points to the local team to make the match more comfortable than it really was.
At halftime, the game ended 14-13 in favor of Pittsburgh, with the difference being an extra point missed by Cade York.
The Browns took advantage of the absence of the defensive stronghold of pittsburgh, the lineman TJ Ward, to run at will. Nick Chub He had 113 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, plus another 47 from Kareem Hunt, for a total of 171 yards.
For his part, the quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, He completed 21 of 31 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns in a game worthy of offense for the Browns, who lost unbelievably on Sunday against the NY Jets, receiving 14 points in the final minutes of the game. Amari Cooper he had a great game, with seven receptions for 101 yards, one of them for 32 yards and a touchdown.
The offensive problem that worsens in Pittsburgh
For the Steelers the problems worsen on offense, with a Mitch Trubisky that is shown as in its best few in Chicago, imprecise and unreliable, exacerbated by a lack of talent in the receiving corps, which dropped a fair amount of the ball.
Ultimately, Trubisky completed 20 of 32 passes for 204 yards and two carries for seven yards and a rushing touchdown. Najee Harris, his main offensive weapon added just 56 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown.
while by air, Diontae Johnson he caught eight passes for 84 yards. In addition to a great catch by rookie George Pickens, who during the week complained of a lack of balls in his direction.
The Steelers add their second consecutive loss of the season, while Cleveland already has its second win. The 2021 AFC champions Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 and the Baltimore Ravens are 1-1.
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