Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
The Browns beat Pittsburgh 20-14 in front of the home crowd yesterday. Here are the winners and losers from the game-
WINNER:The fans. Hey, let’s face facts. ANY Browns win is a pretty big deal these days, but a win over the Steelers? Considering it has only happened five times now since the Browns returned to the league in 1999. Twenty-three losses. Savor it.
WINNER: The run defense. Yes, it sure is easier to defend the run when you aren’t too scared of the opposing QB. Still, the Browns held Pittsburgh under 50 yards rushing for the game. Coupled with allowing 63 rushing yards last week at Dallas, it marked the first time the Browns allowed 65 or fewer rushing yards in back-to-back games since 1989 (49 at Tampa Bay on November 5 and 46 at Seattle on November 12).
LOSER: The offensive line. Not their finest game. Way too many penalties and flat out missed assignments. The rushing game was slow to get going as well. Fortunately, it did not cost the Browns a win.
WINNER: Jimmy Haslam. Hey, he’s 1-0 as an owner against the Steelers.