Brissett and Browns pull together to defeat Steelers 29-17

Tom Withers, The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb added one on the ground and the Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 on Thursday night.

The Browns (2-1) rebounded from a major meltdown four days ago and built themselves a nine-point fourth-quarter lead on Chubb’s one-yard touchdown.

The Steelers (1-2) went 23-17 on a 34-yard field goal from Chris Boswell with less than two minutes to go. They attempted a short kick, but unlike Sunday’s 31-30 loss to the New York Jets, the Browns pushed the ball out of bounds.

Browns fans got some breathing room when cornerback Denzel Ward dropped on the ball in the end zone following a Steelers fumble on the final play of the game.

Brissett threw a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper and David Njoku and completed 21 of 31 attempts from the air for 220 yards.

Chubb had 113 yards and showed determination to score the game-changing touchdown on fourth down and the goals with 9:29 to go.

Mitch Trubisky and the Steelers offense showed signs of life in the first half, but did nothing worthwhile in the second half. They cleared the ball on their first three possessions and only had 54 yards.

Rookie Cade York’s 34-yard field goal gave the Browns a 16-14 lead in the third quarter.

A seven-yard pass from Brissett to Njoku gave the Browns a 13-7 lead with 8:58 left in the second quarter, but Trubisky orchestrated a 75-yard offensive streak that ended when the quarterback broke the only yard separating it from the end zone. Boswell’s one-point convert put the Steelers ahead 14-13.


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