Steelers, Browns each kick away chances at victory

Sherman Parsons
September 11, 2018

Down 21-7 in the fourth quarter, the Browns were on the verge of their 18th straight loss.

Watt capped a brilliant performance by blocking Zane Gonzalez's 43-yard field-goal try with 9 seconds left to preserve the tie for the Steelers, whose drama-filled week around Le'Veon Bell ended with more theatrics. Conner had 31 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns. I mean we have got to play better offensively, it is not just him.

One of the knocks on Taylor in Buffalo was that he often missed throws he should have completed, and that he was afraid to attempt passes over the middle.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, bottom, can not hold onto the ball under pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Joe Haden, top, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Cleveland.

Gordon's TD catch, over Cameron Sutton, at the front right pylon, was his only reception of the game.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hardly looked like a future Hall of Famer, throwing three interceptions in the first half and losing two fumbles.

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Browns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward intercepted Roethlisberger twice in his National Football League debut.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday and the Cleveland Browns will go on the road to face the New Orleans Saints (0-1). On third-and-11, Fitzpatrick needed to make one more play - and did. Ask DeCastro why they struggled so much slowing down Browns' defensive end Myles Garrett but don't ask him if things could be better if Bell had been there. In that game, he came out of the gate hot with two sacks and an interception. Backup DeShone Kizer threw a pick six to Khalil Mack, who disappeared in the second half after a dominant start in his first game for Chicago.

Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry and the biggest offseason Browns signing in at least a decade, has gone on record as being someone who isn't down for the B.S. with this HBO Hard Knocks rousing speech.

Antonio Brown caught nine balls for 93 yards.

It was a tough week for Browns rookie guard Austin Corbett. Some team officials told La Canfora that they expect the running back will skip 4-6 games to reduce his risk of injury.

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