NFL: Cleveland kicks off Week 3 with important division win over Steelers | Video
Cleveland Coffeehouses they got their ssecond win of the year against divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers 17-29 from the FirstEnergy Stadium in Ohio.
Jacoby Brissettequarterback while deshaun watson serving his 11-game suspension, he put in a solid performance, completing 21 of 31 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns by air. AmariCooper, who came to reinforce the aerial game, received seven passes that earned him 101 yards and a touchdown.
The game got off to a fairly slow start for both offenses, adding three punts combined in three straight drives. It was not until the second offensive of the steelmakers that with a bad clearance they were placed in a good field position. Najee Harrisrunner, led a short offense but it was enough to set up the kicker Chris Boswell in field goal range, but on a windy night in Cleveland, the 49-yard attempt was not good.
cafes he would have the ball with great field position to start the offense, which they would take advantage of. The corridor Nick Chub would give a great demonstration of strength, agility and speed, carrying the ball 41 yards and leaving Brissette at the rival 11-yard line to look for the touchdown. On second-and-nine, the quarterback found the center of the field open to Cooper and put the 0-7 on the blackboard.
pittsburgh would respond immediately in the next offensive and George Pickensa rookie receiver, would make the play of the game and possibly the best reception of the seasonone-handed catching a pass from Trubisky for 36 yards. The offensive would conclude with a carry of Najee Harris to tie the match 7-7.
cleveland I would reply with another annotation to regain the lead after a 79-yard drive that would end with Brissette finding his tight end David Njōku on the diagonals. cade yorklocal kicker the extra point would fail and would only give his team an advantage of six.
steelmakers They weren’t far behind with an offense that lasted more than five minutes and ran for 75 yards. Mitch Trubiskywho has not been able to consolidate his starting status with inconsistent performances, led a good attack, which complemented with very good runs from Harris finished with the quarterback carrying the ball one yard to take the lead for the first and only time in the game, 14-13.
With just over three minutes, cleveland would seek to go to rest with the advantage, but despite reaching the rival’s 31-yard line, in a controversial decision in fourth down and two yards to advance, the home team decided to go for everything and at first, the bet seemed to have paid off, however, after reviewing it, the referees decided that the pass was incomplete. Steelers would seek to put something together in 25 seconds but time was not enough for them.
The second half would open with the visitors on offense but they were forced to clear the ball after 5 1/2 minutes with the ball. cleveland For his part, he would mount an 80-yard attack that would conclude with the only field goal for Cade Yorkwhich traveled 34 yards to regain the advantage 14-16.
steelmakers he would be unable to respond and would allow one of his greatest historical rivals to extend his lead. In another long drive the runners Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb would combine to 47 yards leaving his offense to the rival 1-yard line. Chubknown as one of the most physical carriers in the league, easily entered the diagonals and ended the hopes of his rival by putting the 14-23.
pittsburgh he would be unable to find himself offensively for most of the final period, clearing the ball twice. It was not until final 3 minutes that Trubisky was quite accurate with his passes, finding the tight end twice Pat Friermuth, who had 41 consecutive passing yards. The series would only end in a Field goal by Boswellthat although it brought them closer, the return still seemed unlikely but not impossible.
With victory one score and one extra point away, the defensive would be present and would force clearancebut with only 15 seconds they would need a miracle that never came. In a play ‘tochera’Steelmakers they would lose the ball that after being recovered by Denzel Wardwould conclude in one last cleveland touchdown and the 17-29 in favor of the premises.
With the result, cafes are placed as AFC North Division leaders with a record of 2-1while pittsburghworsens to 1-2 in the campaign.
The rest of the NFL Week 3will be played as follows:
Pittsburgh 17-29 Cleveland
Detroit-Minnesota, 12:00 p.m. NFL GamePass
Baltimore-New England, 12:00 p.m. izzy
New Orleans-Carolina, 12:00 p.m. NFL GamePass
Houston-Chicago, 12:00 p.m. NFL GamePass
Kansas City-Indianapolis, 12:00 p.m. Fox Sports
Philadelphia-Washington, 12:00 p.m. NFL GamePass
Buffalo-Miami, 12:00 p.m. Fox Sports
Cincinnati-New York (Jets), 12:00 p.m. NFL GamePass
Las Vegas-Tennessee, 12:00 p.m. NFL GamePass
Jacksonville-Los Angeles (Chargers), 3:05 p.m. Fox Sports
Atlanta-Seattle, 3:25 p.m. NFL GamePass
Los Angeles (Rams)-Arizona, 3:25 p.m. channel nine
Green Bay-Tampa Bay, 3:25 p.m. Fox Sports
San Francisco-Denver, 7:20 p.m. ESPN
Dallas-New York (Giants), 7:15 p.m. ESPN