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 Lions||22|
|Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals||14|
|New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills||13|
|Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans||12|
|San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions||11|
|Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns||10|
|Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings||10|
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)
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.
|PIT||1||9:53||Cotchery 9-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||9-62; 3:36||7-0|
|PIT||2||4:22||Bell 5-yd. run (Suisham kick)||14-67; 8:17||14-0|
|PIT||3||3:50||Suisham 30-yd. FG||11-54; 5:13||17-0|
|PIT||4||8:26||Suisham 32-yd. FG||4-8; 2:06||20-0|
|CLE||4||2:46||Whitaker 35-yd. pass from Ccampbell (Cundiff kick)||9-70; 2:52||20-7|