The Cleveland Browns forced eight turnovers and rode the momentum of those defensive plays to a 20-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Browns improved to 3-8, with a 2-3 mark in the AFC North Division. The Steelers fell to 6-5 after the loss.
Courtesy of a third-quarter touchdown run from
The Browns took their second lead over the Steelers when Richardson rushed for a 15-yard touchdown at the 5:19 mark of the third quarter. The touchdown was Richardson’s sixth rushing score of the season. His run finished a three-play, 31-yard drive that was set up by a Pittsburgh turnover.
On their second possession of the third quarter, the Steelers faced a third-and-six from their own 19-yard line. Quarterback Charlie Batch dropped back to pass to veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress when defensive back
A late touchdown run put the Steelers in front of the Browns, 14-13, at halftime.
Running back Chris Rainey scored on a one-yard touchdown run and put the Pittsburgh Steelers back in front of the Browns, 14-13, with one second remaining in the first half. Rainey’s touchdown finished off a nine-play, 84-yard drive.
Cleveland tight end
The Browns’ touchdown was the first given up by the Steelers in their opponents’ last 29 offensive possessions.
The defense set up the Browns with a first-and-goal when it forced the Steelers’ second turnover of the game.
On third-and-19 from their five-yard line, the Steelers called for running back Isaac Redman to run the ball, but he was stopped at the line of scrimmage and stripped of the football by Browns defensive end
On the strength of a defensive score, the Steelers held 7-3 lead over the Browns in Sunday’s AFC North Division game.
Pittsburgh linebacker Lawrence Timmons returned a Weeden interception 53 yards for a touchdown, which gave the Steelers a 7-0 lead over the Browns with 13:49 remaining in the first quarter.
Timmons caught the ball after defensive lineman Brett Keisel batted it at the line of scrimmage. The third-down pass was intended for wide receiver
The drive, which lasted seven plays and travelled 33 yards, was set up by the Browns defense.
After the team punted to the Steelers following its second possession, Cleveland defensive lineman
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