James Conner rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown Sunday as the host Pittsburgh Steelers dominated their AFC North rival Cleveland Browns, 38-7 in a football today score.
Sunday’s win sees Pittsburgh staying undefeated on the season and improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1978. The latest defeat for Cleveland (4-2) ended its four-game winning streak.
The Steelers dominated the game from the start and held the Browns, who entered the matchup scoring well over 30 points per game this season, to under double-digits at Heinz Field.
Cleveland, which entered as the NFL’s top rushing team, was also held to just 75 rushing yards and was just 1-of-12 on third down conversions.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went 14 of 22 on completed passes for 162 yards, and a scoring pass to James Washington.
Rookie Chase Claypool and Benny Snell Jr. each ran for a touchdown, while Minkah Fitzpatrick had picked off a pass by Baker Mayfield and ran it back for a touchdown.
Claypool also took four catches for 74 yards.
Cleveland quarterback Mayfield was 10 of 18 for 119 yards, with a touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins. He however, had two interceptions and four sacks.
Mayfield, who was limited this week in training because of a bruised ribs, apparently aggravated the injury when he was hit by Pittsburgh’s Cam Heyward late in the first half.
He returned for the third quarter, but was later replaced by Case Keenum late in the third quarter.
The Steelers will travel to Nissan Stadium next week to take fellow undefeated Tennessee Titans (5-0).
Cleveland will seek to bounce when it makes the trip to Paul Brown Stadium to face the Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1) in an AFC North clash.
–Field Level Media and added information by David Agus