Steelers Sneak By Browns 30-27 After Wild Second Half

After a one-sided first half, the Browns nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback.

Our Browns-Steelers First-Half Breakdown

Cleveland fans have built up a pretty thick skin by now, but this one is still going to hurt.

After getting dominated on both sides of the ball in the first half, the Browns came to life in the second, scoring 24 unanswered points to tie the game up at 27 early in the fourth quarter.

Cleveland was unable to find any more points, though, and Steelers K Shaun Suisham drilled a 41-yarder as time expired to win the game for Pittsburgh.

Browns QB Brian Hoyer was solid after a miserable first-half performance that saw fans and media closely watching Johnny Manziel on the sidelines. Cleveland's running game was also impressive, and the Browns gained 183 yards on the ground for a 6.1 yards-per-carry average. Rookie RB Terrance West won the majority of the carries, and racked up 100 yards in his NFL debut.

The Steelers offense that looked so potent early couldn't get anything right in the second half, but they finally managed to make things happen on the final drive of the game.

Neither team will be happy with the way this game went, but the Steelers will take solace in the fact that they ultimately pulled out the win.


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