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Steelers lead Browns at the half

Posted Nov 24, 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers held a 13-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns after the first half of play from FirstEnergy Stadium.

With a 32-yard field goal from kicker Shaun Suisham with seven seconds to play in the first half, the Pittsburgh Steelers took a 13-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns into halftime of today’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The eight-play, 40-yard drive that resulted in Suisham’s field goal was initiated by a turnover, as Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya was stripped of the football by Steelers safety Troy Polamalu after an eight-yard run with 1:51 to play in the second quarter.

Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and put the Steelers in front of the Browns, 10-3, with 2:33 to play in the first half.

Brown used a double-move to get behind the coverage of defensive back Joe Haden, caught the ball near the goal line and controlled it for the touchdown while on his back in the end zone.

The Steelers’ two-play, 52-yard drive lasted 44 seconds and was set up by Brown’s 14-yard punt return.

The Browns and Steelers played to a 3-3 tie after the first quarter.

Cleveland kicker Billy Cundiff brought the Browns even with the Steelers, at 3-3, when he drilled a 49-yard field goal with 7:21 to play in the first quarter. Cundiff finished off a seven-play, 34-yard drive that took 2:34 off the clock and started with a solid special-teams return.

After Suisham’s 62-yard kickoff, Browns running back Fozzy Whittaker had a 32-yard return.

On their first possession of the game, the Steelers had a first-and-10 at Cleveland’s 31-yard line after starting the game at their own 26-yard line. However, the Browns’ defense held and forced Suisham to convert a 47-yard field goal with 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Suisham’s kick capped off a nine-play, 45-yard drive that took 4:57 off the first-quarter clock.

On first down, Cleveland defensive end Desmond Bryant stopped Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell after a four-yard gain, but the big moment of the drive came on the next play when Browns safety T.J. Ward shot through Pittsburgh’s offensive line and stopped Bell for a one-yard loss.

Defensive end Billy Winn then stopped Bell for a one-yard loss on third-and-seven.

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