The Browns' offense couldn't capitalize after a nice interception by ILB Karlos Dansby, and then on Pittsburgh's next drive, they continued marching down the field with ease. The Browns finally got pressure on a play, but QB Ben Roethlisberger evaded the sack, rolled out, and then fired a perfect strike to WR Antonio Brown in the end zone for a 35-yard touchdown. That gave the Steelers a 17-3 lead mid-way through the second quarter.
It just kept piling on after that. The Browns' offense went three-and-out again, and then RB Le'Veon Bell had a 38 yard rushing touchdown that involved a bunch of missed tackles, giving them a 24-3 lead. Adding insult to injury, WR Antonio Brown blatantly kicked P Spencer Lanning in the head on a punt return and was only flagged 15 yards instead of being ejected. Pittsburgh added a field goal before the end of the half to take a 27-3 lead. Honestly, the Browns are lucky the score wasn't much worse. Aside from the second quarter collapse against the Bengals last year, this is one of the most pitiful performances in recent memory.
Game: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Date/Time: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Local Television: WOIO (Channel 19) - Ian Eagle & Dan Fouts
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX