Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Live Game Thread

Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) and defensive end Brett Keisel (99) react after Heyward registered a sack against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers meet in a game that will have the winner with at least a share of second place within the AFC North, but it is much more than that for the Browns.  The Browns have beaten the Ravens and Bengals this season as they hope to establish a new identity and demand a level of respect within the division they have not had since their return in 1999.  The Steelers have been so dominant, so overwhelming that fans of that team do not look at the Browns as a rival, but as an inconvenience.

Since coming back in 1999, the Browns have beaten the Steelers five times.  Three of those were with Tim Couch at quarterback.  The Browns have only managed to beat Ben Roethlisberger once in his entire career and that was when head coach Eric Mangini’s Browns managed to sack Roethlisberger 8 times and the Browns cobbled together an offense largely based around Josh Cribbs carrying the football.

Roethlisberger’s legacy against the Browns has been dominant; perhaps even better than his record would suggest.  The Browns have been in close games only to have Roethlisberger elude a pass rush and break the hearts of fans in Cleveland with a late scramble or touchdown pass to win.  Even in a game where the Browns appeared to have broken the leg of Roethlisberger, it turned out to be a high ankle sprain and he finished the game, leading the Steelers to a win.  He has come to represent everything that the Steelers hope to be thought of as a player in the form of a quarterback which has tortured the Browns since he arrived in Pittsburgh.

These two teams find themselves on even footing in the standings but there is still an element of a chip on the shoulder of this Browns team and especially its fans.  The Browns hate the Steelers while the Steelers have barely had reason to even acknowledge the Browns for over a decade.  Rob Chudzinski grew up in the rivalry, back when it carried for more weight.  The Steelers look at the former Browns in the Baltimore Ravens as their rival.  The Browns have an opportunity to usher in a new era of Browns football and how they are perceived in Pittsburgh.

Topics: Cleveland Browns

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  • Mike

    Let’s go Browns!!

  • Mike

    Steelers on the board..Browns bend but don’t break

  • Pete Smith

    Steelers able to get a field goal to go up 3-0. In typical, back breaking Roethlisberger fashion, he moved the chains by eluding a Browns pass rush and finding a receiver.

  • Pete Smith

    At least the Browns will have decent field position to start

  • Mike

    Let’s hope the offense can move the ball and get 6

  • Pete Smith

    that looks familiar… Jason Campbell panicking and looking for the check down

  • Mike

    Big completion to Gordon..Cannot settle for three at this point, need to punch it in for 6 on this drive

  • Pete Smith

    Josh Gordon hits on another drag route. That has been good for him this year

  • Mike

    And we are going backwards..any points would be nice on this drive lol

  • Mike

    Alright I’ll take that..3-3 in Cleveland

  • Pete Smith

    Points are good… third down decision is still confusing

  • Mike

    Thought that as well on the 3rd down call

  • Mike

    Tank Carder way late covering the TE on that play

  • Mike

    Ben tries to draw the D offsides, they hold their ground and we are looking at a punt from the Steelers

  • Mike

    We have a Jordan Cameron sighting!!

  • Pete Smith

    The Browns are picking on Timmons

  • Mike

    Huge first down

  • Mike

    Nice play to avoid the pressure and find Fozzy…manageable 3rd down now

  • Mike

    And I spoke too soon I guess

  • Mike

    D’qwell close to snagging that one and taking to the house for 6

  • Pete Smith

    D’Qwell Jackson seems interested in winning this game

  • Mike

    Browns need to take advantage of this poor punt and great field position

  • Mike

    Nice punt byLanning

  • Mike

    Roethlisberger getting in a rhythm not good

  • Mike

    Haden getting beat a bit today

  • Mike

    Big 3rd down blitz dialed in by Ray Horton

  • Mike

    Weeden warming up, Campbell down…not good!!

  • Mike

    Haden getting absolutely toasted today

  • Pete Smith

    That play, Haden just sort of fell asleep.

  • Mike

    I heard the snoring all the way from on my couch

  • Mike

    Obgannaya just can’t hold onto the ball

  • Mike

    How bout u wrap up Gipson

  • Pete Smith

    Gipson prefers to throw dud shoulder bombs

  • Mike

    lol

  • Mike

    uneventful start

  • Mike

    Huge 4th down stand if the spot holds up

  • Mike

    That’s the qb job to recognize that

  • Mike

    Didn’t see this coming

  • Mike

    So we are entering the 4th quarter and not going the way we thought it would to say the least

  • Mike

    Did I lose ya Pete lol

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