Series History: Series began in 1950Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead 66-57At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead 41-21At Cleveland: Browns lead 36-25Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers have won last four meetingsLast Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 27)Postseason Series: Steelers lead 2-0
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 5, 2003 in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33)
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will meet for the 124th time in a regular-season series that began in 1950 on Sunday...Pittsburgh has defeated Cleveland in 14 of the previous 17 meetings in Cleveland...the Steelers will look to earn their fifth consecutive win against the Browns on Sunday and sweep the regular season series for the 11th time since 2000.
LAST TIME VS. CLEVELAND
Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 27Sept. 7, 2014Heinz Field (64,598)
PITTSBURGH–K Shaun Suishamconnected on a 41-yard field goal to give the Steelers a 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 season opener at Heinz Field. It marked the ninth time Suisham converted a game-winning field goal in his career and seventh as a Steeler.
Suisham booted a 36-yard field goal on the Steelers' opening drive of the contest to give the team an early 3-0 lead. Cleveland though would tie the game, 3-3, on its ensuing drive with a 39-yard field goal by K Billy Cundiff.
Pittsburgh though would score 24 straight points to take a commanding 27-3 lead at halftime. RB LeGarrette Blount scored on a seven-yard run late in the first quarter. QB Ben Roethlisbergerfound WR Antonio Brown for a 35-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. Then RB Le'Veon Bellscored on a 38-yard run. Suisham capped off the half with a 34-yard field goal as time expired.
Like Pittsburgh, Cleveland scored 24 unanswered points to open up the second half. Rookie RB Isaiah Crowell scored on back-to-back drives, rushing into the end zone from three yards out and then 15 yards out on the following drive. Cundiff then connected on a 25-yard field goal. And QB Brian Hoyer threw a nine-yard touchdown to WR Travis Benjamin to tie the game 27-27.
Photos from the last victory vs the Browns at Heinz Field on September 7th, 2014.
With less than two minutes to go, the Steelers' defense forced a three-and-out and the Browns punted to the Pittsburgh 43-yard line. Roethlisberger then led the team on a five-play, 33-yard drive to set up Suisham's game winning kick.
It marked the 31st time Roethlisberger led the team on a fourth-quarter game-winning drive in the regular season for his career. He finished the game with 365 passing yards, marking the 29th time he eclipsed the 300-yard mark in the regular season.
For the fifth time since 1991, the Steelers generated 300 or more total net yards in the first half (364) and for the first time since the 2009 season the team recorded 490 or more total net yards in a single game (490).
|PIT||1||9:58||Suisham 36-yd. field goal||9-62; 5:02||0-3|
|CLE||1||5:39||Cundiff 39-yd. field goal||8-54; 4:19||3-3|
|PIT||1||0:50||Blount 7-yd. run (Suisham kick)||9-80; 4:49||3-10|
|PIT||2||9:49||Brown 35-yd. pass from Roethlisbergher (Suisham kick)||6-89; 3:12||3-17|
|PIT||2||7:43||Bell 38-yd. run (Suisham kick)||2-50; 0:48||3-24|
|PIT||2||0:00||Suisham 34-yd. field goal||10-64; 1:44||3-27|
|CLE||3||13:27||Crowell 3-yd. run (Cundiff kick)||6-80; 1:33||10-27|
|CLE||3||9:05||Crowell 15-yd. run (Cundiff kick)||6-59; 2:31||17-27|
|CLE||4||14:57||Cundiff 25-yd. field goal||12-75; 4:45||20-27|
|CLE||4||11:15||Benjamin 9-yd. pass from Hoyer (Cundiff kick)||7-51; 2:35||27-27|
|PIT||4||0:00||Suisham 41-yd. field goal||5-33; 0:47||27-30|
|3rd Downs||2-11 (18%)||4-12 (33%)|
|4th Downs||0-0 (0%)||1-1 (100%)|
|Total Net Yards||389||490|
|Time of Poss.||27:33||32:27|
RUSHINGCle. – West 16-100; Tate 6-41; Crowell 5-32, 2TD; Benjamin 1-10; Gabriel 1-8; Agnew 1-2; Hoyer 1-(-2).Pit. – Bell 21-109, 1TD; Roethlisberger 2-8; Blount 4-6, 1TD; Archer 1-4.
PASSINGCle. – Hoyer 30-18-222 1TD. Pit. – Roethlisberger 23-23-365, 1TD, 1INT; Golden 1-1-25.
Cle. – Hawkins 8-87; Cameron 2-47; Dray 2-30; Austin 2-20; Benjamin 2-20, 1TD; Barnidge 1-13; Gabriel 1-5.
Pit. – Wheaton 6-97; Bell 6-88; A. Brown 5-116, 1TD; J. Brown 3-38; Miller 3-26; Blake 1-25.