Series History: Steelers vs. Browns

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Steelers vs. Browns on Kickoff Weekend

Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak against Cleveland is tied as the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL, third best between divisional opponents.

Longest Current Home Winning Streaks vs. Opponent

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions22
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals14
New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills13
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans12
San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions11
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns10
Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings10

Pittsburgh will kick off the 2014 regular season against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 7.

The two teams will meet for the sixth time on Kickoff Weekend in a regular season series history that dates back to 1950.

The Steelers have defeated the Browns in each of the previous two Week One match-ups:

Steelers-Browns on Week One Results

  • 9/26/1959 Pittsburgh 17, Cleveland 7 – at Pittsburgh
  • 9/10/1989 Cleveland 51, Pittsburgh 0 – at Pittsburgh
  • 9/9/1990 Cleveland 13, Pittsburgh 3 – at Cleveland
  • 9/12/1999 Pittsburgh 43, Cleveland 0 – at Cleveland
  • 9/9/2007 Pittsburgh 34, Cleveland 7 – at Cleveland

Steelers-Browns Series History

  • Series History: Series began in 1950**
  • Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead 65-57
  • At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead 40-21
  • At Cleveland: Browns lead 36-25
  • Neutral Sites: n/a
  • Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 29, 2013 in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7)
  • Postseason Series: Steelers lead 2-0
  • Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 5, 2003 in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33)

Steelers-Browns Superlatives

Passing Yards

SteelersBen Roethlisberger41710/18/2009
BrownsBernie Kosar41411/23/1986

Rushing Yards

SteelersWillie Parker22312/7/2006
BrownsJim Brown17510/5/1963

Receiving Yards

SteelersBuddy Dial23510/22/1961
BrownsJosh Gordon23711/24/2013

Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7Dec. 29, 2013Heinz Field (56,361)

Pittsburgh ended its 2013 campaign with three straight wins, including a 20-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the season finale at Heinz Field. With the win, the Steelers recorded at least eight victories for the 10th straight regular season.

On the Steelers' first drive, QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Jerricho Cotchery connected on two straight plays. First, Roethlisberger and Cotchery converted a third-and-10 with a 12-yard pass, and on the very next play, Roethlisberger threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Cotchery. It marked Cotchery's team-leading 10th receiving touchdown of the season.

Late in the second quarter, RB Le'Veon Bellscored on a five-yard run to give the Steelers a 14-0 advantage. Bell finished the game with 96 yards from scrimmage to give him 1,259 on the season, passing Franco Harris (1,235) for the most yards from scrimmage by a rookie in a single-season in team history.

K Shaun Suisham made a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter to give Pittsburgh a 20-0 lead. Suisham finished the season 30-of-32 on field goals, which are the third-most made field goals in a single-season in franchise history. His FG percentage of 93.8 was a franchise best (min. 15 att.) in the regular season.

Cleveland RB Fozzy Whittaker scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass from QB Jason Campbell late in the contest to prevent the Pittsburgh shutout.

WR Antonio Brown finished with game-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (87). Brown became the first player in NFL history to record at least five receptions and 50 receiving yards in all 16 regular-season contests.

GAME SUMMARY

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Browns (4-12)00077
Steelers (8-8)773320

SCORING DRIVES

TEAMQTIMEPLAYDRIVESCORE
PIT19:53Cotchery 9-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)9-62; 3:367-0
PIT24:22Bell 5-yd. run (Suisham kick)14-67; 8:1714-0
PIT33:50Suisham 30-yd. FG11-54; 5:1317-0
PIT48:26Suisham 32-yd. FG4-8; 2:0620-0
CLE42:46Whitaker 35-yd. pass from Ccampbell (Cundiff kick)9-70; 2:5220-7

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