Cleveland (WOIO) - Another year, another showdown, another beatdown by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who took advantage of four Browns turnovers to roll to a 27-11 win at First Energy Stadium, their 18th win over the Browns in their last 20 meetings.
The teams were tied 3-3 into the second quarter before the Steelers found the end zone, as Ben Roethlisberger, who improved to 16-1 against the Browns in his career, hit Antonio Brown with a 41-yard touchdown pass to make it a 10-3 game.
Less than a minute later, Chris Ogbonnaya was stripped of the ball by Troy Polamalu, who also recovered the fumble near midfield, leading to another Steelers field goal and a 13-3 halftime lead for Pittsburgh.
It would get worse for the Browns in the third quarter, who would lose the ball and their starting quarterback on the same play, as William Gay hit Campbell, forcing another fumble, which former Ohio State star Will Allen would recover and return 49 yards to the Browns' four-yard line. One play later, Roethlisberger hit Emmanuel Sanders with a four-yard touchdown pass to make it 20-3 Steelers, and the rout was on.
Gay would add the next touchdown late in the fourth, intercepting Brandon Weeden and taking it 21 yards to the end zone for a 27-3 lead.
The Browns would finally find the end zone with just over three minutes remaining, as Weeden hit Josh Gordon with a one-yard touchdown toss. Gordon finished with 14 catches for 237 yards and one touchdown.
Weeden finished 13 of 30 for 209 yards with one touchdown, one interception and one fumble. Campbell was 14 of 22 for 124 yards and one fumble before he was injured.
The Browns, who have now lost five of their past six games, fall to 4-7 on the season, with Jacksonville coming to town next Sunday.