Cleveland’s defense forced eight turnovers, including five fumble recoveries and three interceptions. The eight takeaways are the most by any NFL team since New Orleans had eight against St. Louis on October 28, 2001. The total is the most by the Browns since they registered eight at Pittsburgh on September 10, 1989. On the season, Cleveland has forced 25 turnovers this season after totaling 18 all of last season.
The Browns scored 17 points off turnovers today, which are their most since they scored 17 at Cincinnati on November 28, 2004.
Cleveland’s five defensive fumble recoveries today are their most since they had five at Pittsburgh on September 10, 1989. Today marked the seventh time in team history that they had five or more defensive fumble recoveries in one game. The team record is six set on November 12, 1950 against San Francisco.
Cleveland’s defense held Pittsburgh to 49 rushing yards, which marked their lowest total since allowing 41 against Arizona on November 16, 2003. Coupled with allowing 63 rushing yards last week at Dallas, it marked the first time the Browns allowed 65 or fewer rushing yards in back-to-back games since 1989 (49 at Tampa Bay on November 5 and 46 at Seattle on November 12).
Pittsburgh converted on just 1 of 9 third downs today, which is the lowest total by a Browns opponent since Carolina was 0 for 11 on October 8, 2006.
The Browns limited Pittsburgh to 242 total net yards today, the fewest they have allowed since October 23, 2011 when they held Seattle to 137.
With a 34-24 win against the Bengals earlier this season on October 14, the Browns have won two or more divisional games in the same season for the first time since 2007. That year the team went 3-3 against the AFC North.
The Browns’ 20 points scored today are their most against the Steelers since a 31-28 loss on November 11, 2007.
Defensive back T.J. Ward became the first Browns player to force two fumbles in a game since defensive back Chris Crocker had two on October 9, 2005 against Chicago.
Rookie running back
MOST WINS AS A STARTER BY A BROWNS ROOKIE QB - NFL
1. Bernie Kosar (1985)-4
2. Brandon Weeden (2012)-3
Charlie Frye (2005)-2
Tim Couch (1999)-2
Milt Plum (1953)-2
LONGEST CURRENT STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE
1. Phil Dawson (Cle.)-27
2. Alex Henery* (Phi.)-16
*plays Monday night
DAWSON’S CAREER STREAKS OF 20 CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE
Defensive lineman Phil Taylor registered his first sack of the season.
Playing in his 171st consecutive regular season game, defensive back