What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong vs. Browns

COIN TOSS: Steelers call tails. It's heads. Browns win the toss and elect to defer. The Steelers get the ball first.

1:07 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers received the opening kickoff, and after Mason Rudolph completed a 13-yard pass to Chase Claypool to convert a third-and-4, he was pressured on the subsequent third down and threw incomplete to JuJu Smith Schuster. After Jordan Berry's punt, the Browns took over at their 15-yard line.

1:15 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Six plays after Jordan Berry's punt, the Browns had a 7-0 lead thanks to a 47-yard touchdown run by Nick Chubb that capped the 85-yard drive. Chubb carried three times for 61 yards and the touchdown on the drive, and Baker Mayfield completed 2-of-3 passes on the drive.

1:20 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers went three-and-out on the ensuing possession. Anthony McFarland gained 3 yards on first down, and when the Steelers tried to be a little tricky on second-and-7, Ray-Ray McCloud was stuffed for a 3-yard loss on a modified jet-sweep with Joshua Dobbs in at quarterback. Mason Rudolph was back on third-and-10, but his completion to Vance McDonald came up a yard short of the sticks, and Jordan Berry's second punt traveled 56 yards to put the Browns at their 10-yard line.

1:33 p.m. – What Went Right: A Mike Tomlin challenge reversed a ridiculously bad call by two officials to award a completed catch to Donovan Peoples-Jones on a play along the sideline in which he clearly was out of bounds, and on the subsequent third-and-11 a short pass to Kareem Hunt gained only 4 yards. After Jamie Gillan's punt, the Steelers started at their 10-yard line.

1:51 p.m. – What Went Right: The Browns moved relatively easily from their 25-yard line to a first-and-goal at the Steelers 4-yard line. The big play on the drive was a 42-yard completions to Rashard Higgins when Justin Layne appeared to lose coverage along the sideline to create a wide open receiver. On first down from the 4-yard line, Minkah Fitzpatrick broke up a pass in the end zone for David Njoku. On second down, Jayrone Elliott stopped Nick Chubb for a 1-yard loss, and then Baker Mayfield threw incomplete to Njoku who was covered tightly by Fitzpatrick. Cody Parkey's 23-yard field goal made the Browns lead 10-0 with 9:45 left in the second quarter.

2:02 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers answered the Cleveland field goal with one of their own, a 29-yarder by Matthew Wright that capped an 11-play, 66-yard drive that cut the Browns' lead to 10-3. Mason Rudolph converted a third-and-11 with a 41-yard drop-it-in-the-bucket pass down the sideline to Diontae Johnson. Then Joshua Dobbs ran 13 yards for another first down, and on a third-and-9 from the 11-yard line, Adrian Clayborn pushed Al Villanueva into Rudolph and caused an incomplete pass.

2:21 p.m. – What Went Right: Another Matthew Wright field goal, this one from 46 yards, cut the Browns lead to 10-6 with 1:07 left in the first half. Mason Rudolph completed one pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster for a first down, and then he converted a third-and-9 with a 26-yard catch-and-run by Smith-Schuster. An 8-yard sack by Olivier Vernon, who beat Chuks Okorafor on the play, set up a third-and-13. Josh Dobbs came in and ran for 7 yards to get Wright in range for the field goal attempt.

HALFTIME: Browns 10, Steelers 6

2:50 p.m. – What Went Right: The Browns took the second half kickoff, and after gaining one first down, a 7-yard sack by Jayrone Elliott put Cleveland behind the chains. After Baker Mayfield got a chunk of it back with a 14-yard pass to Jarvis Landry, the Browns ultimately decided to go for it on fourth-and-1. But a false start by Joel Bitonio turned the play into a punt, and the Steelers took over on their 20-yard line.

2:59 p.m. – What Went Right: Another 46-yard field goal by Matthew Wright cut the Browns lead to 10-9 with 8:26 left in the third quarter. Mason Rudolph converted a third-and-8 with a pretty 41-yard pass to Chase Claypool, and then after a couple of incomplete passes, one by Josh Dobbs, an 8-yard pass to James Conner got the Steelers into Wright's range.

3:07 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Browns answered the Steelers' field goal with an eight-play, 76-yard drive that was capped by a 2-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hooper. Baker Mayfield completed all four of his passes on the drive for 39 yards and the touchdown, and he also scrambled for 28 yards for a first down at the Steelers 16-yard line. There was 3:48 left in the third quarter.

3:19 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Browns extended their lead as the game rolled into the fourth quarter, but Cleveland benefitted by an uncalled roughing the passer penalty to gain possession of the ball in the first place. On a third-and-9 from the Pittsburgh 42-yard line, Mason Rudolph threw an interception to M.J. Stewart, but as he released the ball he was hit in the head by Ronnie Harrison. Rules analyst Gene Steratore said roughing the passer should've been called, but instead of maintaining possession with a first down, the Browns had the ball at the Pittsburgh 20-yard line following a 30-yard return of the interception. A 15-yard pass to KhaDarel Hodge put the ball at the 3-yard line, and Jarvis Landry ran it into the end zone on a jet sweep on the next play to extend the Browns lead to 24-9 with 14:57 left in the fourth quarter.

3:35 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers answered the Cleveland touchdown with a 13-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 28-yard touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph to Chase Claypool on a fourth-and-10. Rudolph also converted a fourth-and-6 with an 8-yard pass to Diontae Johnson. The Steelers closed to 24-16 with 10:07 left in the fourth quarter.

3:46 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers turned the ball over on downs at their 35-yard line with 3:37 remaining in the fourth quarter. After benefitting from an aversion to call holding penalties, the Browns ended up facing a fourth-and-7 from the Pittsburgh 35-yard line following a 4-yard sack by Stephon Tuitt. Baker Mayfield's pass on fourth down for Rashard Higgins was incomplete, and the Steelers took over.

3:57 p.m. – What Went Right: Mason Rudolph completed 3-for-3 for 62 yards and a touchdown to JuJu Smith-Schuster to cap a seven-play, 65-yard drive that made it 24-22 inside the two-minute warning. On the attempt for the two-point conversion to tie the game, cornerback Robert Jackson was all over the back of Chase Claypool as the attempt was incomplete, and as was the case all afternoon, there was no penalty called.

4:03 p.m. – What Went Wrong: It was a third-and-2. If the Browns convert, it was victory formation time. Baker Mayfield swept around the right side for 3 yards and a first down.

FINAL SCORE: Browns 24, Steelers 22