- "Jackson finds encouragement in season-opening loss after rally falls short" (C-T) - "If not for a bad interception from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer in the red zone. If the offense had just made two or three more plays."
- "Kizer shows encouraging signs he may be quarterback of future" (ABJ) - "The Browns adhered to tradition by losing their regular-season opener Sunday, but rookie DeShone Kizer may allow them to end another troubling trend."
- "Refocused: Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Cleveland Browns 18" (PFF) - "He was under pressure fairly often, but some of that was also self-induced by either drifting, or getting spooked and leaving the pocket before it was necessary."
- "Stats and Facts: Browns vs. Steelers" (Browns.com) - "Kizer’s .667 completion percentage was the second-highest of the nine rookies to start at quarterback for the Browns since 1999."
- "Browns join with Cleveland Police, first responders for pregame ceremony" (WKYC) - "After days of speculation about how Cleveland Police and Cleveland Browns players would treat the pregame ceremony before today's season opener..."
- "League will let teams decide whether to mimic Browns’ pre-anthem video" (PFT) - "Browns have discovered a way to let players express concerns regarding social justice and racial equality in a way that avoided any protests during the national anthem."
- "Steelers vs. Browns highlights | Week 1" (NFL.com) - VIDEO