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PITTSBURGH -- In a time of sorrow in Pittsburgh, the Steelers brought some much needed joy to their city.
Despite getting off to a sluggish start, the Steelers' offense was firing on all cylinders. Ben Roethlisberger found his favorite target Antonio Brown for two touchdowns. Steelers running back James Conner continued his NFL success with 146 yards on the ground, finding the endzone twice. Conner ran for 60 yards on a 78-yard drive that he capped with a 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, to give the Steelers a 23-12 lead. For his second score of the day, Conner ran 22 yards to the endzone to make the score 33-12.
The Cleveland Browns defense seems to have a knack for forcing turnovers, as they forced two turnovers against a strong Pittsburgh offense. The Browns offense, as they have all season long, struggled to score off of turnovers. The Browns were only able to muster a field goal off of the two turnovers.
The Cleveland Browns shot themselves in the foot over and over again today against the Steelers. The Browns failed to score a touchdown on three trips inside the Pittsburgh 27-yard line. When the Browns needed their kicker the most, he folded. Greg Joseph missed a 41-yard field goal attempt that would have put the Browns up 9-0. Joseph followed up his missed field goal with a missed extra point.
Browns' rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield was under pressure throughout the entire game, but was able to throw 2 touchdown passes. Mayfield's first touchdown came on a pass to Antonio Calloway, who was forced to make the catch with one hand due to a Steelers defensive back hanging all over him. Nick Chubb ran for 65 yards, averaging 3.6 yards a carry, but was not able to find the endzone.
The Cleveland Browns will look to bounce back versus one of the hottest teams in the National Football League. The Kansas City Chiefs come to town to take on the Browns on Sunday, November 4th. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM at FirstEnergy Stadium.