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Jacoby Brisset threw two touchdowns, Nick Chubb scored a goal, and the Cleveland Browns bounced back from an embarrassing loss four days earlier to beat rival Pittsburgh Steelers 29–17 on Thursday night.
Pittsburgh (1–2) scored 23–17 when Chris Boswell made a 34-yard field goal with 1:48 left before performing a side kick. But unlike Sunday’s 31-30 loss, when the New York Jets closed a 13-point deficit in the Finals 1:55 on a rebound, the Browns kicked the ball out of bounds.
Cleveland fans were finally able to breathe when cornerback Denzel Ward fell from a fumble in the end zone by the Steelers on a pointless touchdown on the final play.
Brisset connected with Amari Cooper and David Njoku on touchdowns and finished 21 of 31 for 220 yards. The 29-year-old played his second consecutive consistent game as a substitute while Deshawn Watson is serving an 11-game suspension.
Chubb finished with 113 yards and pushed and twisted the goal line for the fourth goal with 9:29 left to give the Browns a 23–14 lead.
Mitch Trubisky and the Steelers’ stagnant offense showed signs of life in the first half, but bogged down in their first three possessions after the break, gaining just 54 yards. Trubisky, who was criticized for not shooting deep in the first two weeks, launched several long passes but nearly missed the mark.
A 34-yard goal from rookie Cade Yorke gave the Browns a 16–14 lead in the third quarter as Cleveland lost four players, including starting linebackers Anthony Walker Jr. and Jeremy Owusu-Koramoa, to injuries.
Brisset’s seven-yard pass to Njoku gave the Browns a 13–7 lead with 8:58 to go, but York missed an extra point for the second week in a row.
Trubisky led the Steelers on a 75-yard scoring shot—51 yards on the ground—before the quarterback rolled to the right and shot from the one-yard line. Boswell’s PAT gave Pittsburgh a 14–13 lead.