LIVE BLOG: Steelers beat Browns 26-22

Browns vs Steelers
Browns vs Steelers(WOIO)
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 8:07 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns look to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 1993 when they meet divisional opponent Pittsburgh Steelers in Monday Night Football.

Fourth Quarter

On 4th and 10 Deshaun Watson’s pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones was incomplete and that essentially ended the game. Steelers take over and take a knee to end the game.

David Njoku fumbles the ball at Cleveland’s 40 after catching a short pass from Deshaun Watson.

Sione Takitaki would sack Kenny Pickett on 3rd & 10 for a loss of 11.

Deshaun Watson was sacked by Alex Highsmith, Watson fumbled the ball, T.J. Watt recovered and returned it 15-yards for a Steelers touchdown. Pittsburgh takes the lead 26-22.

Third Quarter

Browns defensive end Za’Darius Smith had to be helped off the field early in the third quarter.

Steelers Chris Boswell hits a 50-yard field goal and Pittsburgh extends their lead 19-14.

Jerome Ford would break loose for a 69-yard run and went down just short of the end zone. Two plays later Pierre Strong would punch it into the end zone, two-point conversion is good and Browns take a 22-19 lead.

Browns CB Denel Ward left the field and went to the locker room with trainers, and Greg Newsome III had to be helped off the field with what looked to be an arm injury.

Second Quarter

Nick Chubb goes down on 1st and goal at 8. Chubb was carted off.

-Chubb was downgraded to OUT with a knee injury.

-Deshaun Watsons sacked again, this time by DeMarvin Leal.

-Deshaun Watson with the pass to Jerome Ford for the 3-yard touchdown.

-Steelers kicker Chris Boswell with a 52-yard FG to bring Pittsburgh within 1.

(Steelers 10, Browns 11)

-Kenny Pickett to George Pickens for the 71-yard touchdown. Steelers out in front 16-11

-Dustin Hopkins nails the 55-yard FG.

(Steelers 16, Browns 14)

End of the 2Q: Steelers 16, Browns 14

Deshaun Watson: 10/21, 102 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

First Quarter

-Browns first drive: Deshaun Watson intercepted by Alex Highsmith and broken up by Minkah Fitzpatrick.

(Steelers 7, Browns 0)

-Dustin Hopkins nails the 43-yard FG.

(Steelers 7, Browns 3)

-Steelers QB Kenny Pickett intercepted by Grant Delpit.

-Deshaun Watson sacked by Larry Ogunjobi.

-Browns can’t convert the pick into points, kicker Dustin Hopkins comes out for the 43-yard FG and misses wide left.

-Deshaun Watson fumbles, Larry Ogunjobi recovers.

End of 1Q Steelers 7, Browns 3

Deshaun Watson: 6/10, 50 yards, 1 INT Nick Chubb: 9 carries, 59 yards Kenny Pickett: 3/5, 22 yards, 1 INT

Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper is active for tonight’s game, Cooper was questionable headed into the game after suffering a groin injury during Saturday’s practice.

Safety Juan Thornhill is also active for Monday night. Thornhill had missed the first game of the season with a calf injury.