By the numbers: Steelers ride Le'Veon Bell's big day to victory

CLEVELAND — The Steelers used a bruising ground game to hand the Browns a 24-9 loss on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.

We're breaking it down by the numbers.

201 — Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had himself a day against the Browns defense. He finished with 201 yards — including 135 in the first half — and a touchdown on 39 touches. Bell rushed for 146 yards and caught another 55.

8 — Cleveland surrendered eight sacks to a Steelers defense that brought plenty of pressure throughout the afternoon.

14 — Josh McCown, who filled in for an injured Cody Kessler, tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Gary Barnidge late in the game to cut the deficit to 17-9. McCown finished with 118 yards. Kessler left with a possible concussion late in the third quarter and did not return.

97 — Terrelle Pryor caught five balls for 97 yards — including a long pass on fourth down — and continues to emerge as one of the league's better receivers.

100 — The Browns were 5-of-5 on fourth down but converted just 4-of-15 of their third down attempts.

3 —​ While the Steelers found success moving the ball with their run game, they weren't as effective in the red zone, as Cleveland's defense buckled down and forced three field goals.

2 — Cleveland's comeback aspirations were, in part, dashed by a pair of turnovers, including a late strip-sack of McCown that gave the Steelers their final score of the afternoon.

40 — Duke Johnson Jr. became the first Browns running back with 40-plus receptions in multiple seasons since Jamel White (2001-03)

33 — The Browns finished with 33 yards rushing as they continue to search for their once-dominant ground game

5 — The Browns have placed an emphasis on finishing games — and the remainder of the season — the right way. After today's loss, Cleveland has five more opportunities to do that.

The Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11.

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