PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers enjoyed a 14-0 halftime lead over the Cleveland Browns in Sunday’s AFC North Division regular-season finale at Heinz Field.
Pittsburgh rookie running back Le’Veon Bell rushed for a five-yard touchdown and extended the Steelers’ lead over the Browns to 14-0 with 4:22 to play in the first half.
Bell took a handoff from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and spun out of a
Bell finished off a 14-play, 67-yard drive that took 8:17 off the second-quarter clock, and has now rushed for eight touchdowns this season.
The Steelers held a 7-0 lead over the Browns after the first quarter of play.
Pittsburgh wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery caught his team-leading ninth touchdown of the season from nine yards out, and gave the Steelers a 7-0 lead over the Browns with 9:53 to play in the first quarter.
The Steelers’ first scoring drive of the game covered 62 yards in nine plays and took 3:36 off the clock.
Pittsburgh converted both of its third-down attempts on the possession, including a third-and-one from its own 47-yard line, and later, a third-and-10 from the Browns’ 21. Running back Jonathan Dwyer ran for a six-yard gain on the Steelers’ first third-down attempt, and Roethlisberger completed a 12-yard pass to Cotchery for the conversion on third-and-10.