Jacoby Brissett and the Browns fended off a late comeback to wipe away last week’s late loss to the Jets on Thursday night. (Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
It wasn’t great at times, but Jacoby Brissett led the Cleveland Browns past the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
The Browns, thanks to a clutch long touchdown drive to kick off the fourth quarter and then a defensive touchdown at the last second, held on to beat the Steelers 29-17 at FirstEnergy Stadium to get a win over a divisional rival and hopefully erase last week’s late loss to the New York Jets.
Brissett went 21-of-31 for 220 yards and threw for two touchdowns in the win. Running back Nick Chubb racked up 113 yards on 21 carries, too, and had a touchdown of his own — which marked his second 100-yard game of the season.
With a two-point lead to start the fourth quarter, Brissett led the Browns on an 11-play, 80-yard drive before Chubb finally got past the Steelers and into the end zone. The drive was almost all Chubb’s, too, except for one deep 39-yard toss to Amari Cooper for a 32 yard grab on an early third down.
The Steelers got one final field goal just inside the two minute warning after a promising drive of their own — their first in quite some time. The Browns then killed almost the entire rest of the clock before pinning Pittsburgh deep on a punt.
The Steelers’ final desperation play failed miserably, and Denzel Ward recovered a fumble after several laterals in the end zone for a last second touchdown to give the Browns the 12-point win.
Brissett was dealing in the first half, and found the end zone twice while racking up 134 yards — first to Cooper for an 11-yard score and then again to David Njoku for a seven-yard toss. They would have been tied up at the break except for a missed extra point.
But it was Steelers receiver George Pickens who stole the show in the half and kept Pittsburgh right in it. Pickens brought down what could easily be the catch of the season with his one-handed…
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Publish date : 2022-09-23 03:28:37
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