The Steelers missed a 48-yard field goal to begin the second quarter, keeping it a 7-3 lead. Cleveland moved the ball to their side of the 50, but had to punt back to Pittsburgh after QB Austin Davis' third-down pass was off-target and dropped.
The Browns' defense forced a three-and-out, and then WR Travis Benjamin had a good punt return to set the offense up close to midfield. Cleveland got into the red zone again, but Davis was inaccurate on his passes and then took a third-down sack, setting up a 39-yard field goal by K Travis Coons. Coons connected to cut the Steelers' lead to 7-6, and that's where we stand heading into the second half.
In the two-minute drill, QB Ben Roethlisberger found WR Markus Wheaton for a big gain in to Cleveland territory. Later in the drive, despite having double coverage on WR Antonio Brown, Roethlisberger found him for a touchdown to make it 14-6. The Browns got in range for another 33-yard field goal, thanks to a -- get this -- 42-yard catch downfield for WR Terrelle Pryor, his first of the season. It's 14-9 heading into the half, and Cleveland will get the ball to begin the third quarter.
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs.
Date/Time: Sunday, January 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Television: CBS (Channel 19) -
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX