Cleveland Browns bounced back from their meltdown four days earlier after beating the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 on Thursday night. Nick Chubb’s late score lifts Cleveland to a win over the Steelers.
With Chubb’s one-yard run, The Browns built a nine-point lead early in the fourth.
After Chris Boswell’s 34-yard field goal, the Steelers pulled within 23-17 with 1:48 left before Pittsburgh attempted an onside kick. The Browns battled the ball out of bounds and got the victory over the Steelers.
Denzel Ward, the cornerback, fell on a Steelers fumble in the end zone on the final play for a meaningless touchdown, and Cleveland fans could finally exhale.
Brisset connected with David Njoku and Amari Cooper for TDs and finished 21 of 31 for 220 yards, and it was Brisset’s second straight solid game. Chubb had 113 yards and put the Browns ahead 23-14.
Mitch Trubisky played well in the first half but bogged down after halftime and gained just 54 yards. Trubisky also launched a few long balls but didn’t connect nearly enough.
After Sunday’s defeat, a fan was arrested on charges he threw a plastic bottle in the direction of owner Jimmy Haslam on the sideline.
In the third quarter, when Cleveland lost four players due to injuries, Rookie Cade York’s 34-yard field goal gave the Browns a 16-14 lead.
Last week during a loss to New England, Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens expressed frustration about not getting the ball. In this match, Trubisky finally hit him with a long ball, but it took a spectacular, one-handed catch by Pickens for a 36-yard gain.