Steelers-Browns Rivalry: Welcome Back

Steelers Browns Rivalry:The First Win "What's the Matter?"  *End of an Era       *

September 12, 1999, Cleveland Browns StadiumSteelers 43, Browns 0

After a three-year absence, the Cleveland Browns made their return to the NFL. But the Steelers played spoilers, crushing the Browns 43-0 in the opening game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. QB Kordell Stewart started off the scoring with a one-yard run midway through the first quarter. K Kris Brown made


two field goals and Stewart connected with RB Richard Huntleyon a five-yard pass in the second quarter to give Pittsburgh a 20-0 lead at halftime. Huntley added a three-yard run in the third quarter to extend the lead, 26-0. Brown added another field goal, Huntley recorded his third touchdown of the game on a 21-yard touchdown reception and WR Hines Ward recorded his first career receiving touchdown, a one-yarder, all in the fourth quarter. The Steelers finished 15-of-21 on third-down conversions and recorded a season-high 217 rushing yards. The Steelers defense allowed just 40 total net yards, which are the fewest net yards allowed in a single game since 1950.

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