To open the season, the Cleveland Browns took on AFC North rival, the black and yellow, Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns, unfortunately, tied withe the Steelers, dragging their winless streak of home openers to 14. In the first tie of the season, you can look at it in a myriad of ways; the Browns didn’t lose, but they possibly suffered a worse fate with an overtime tie. Let’s get some instant reactions.
The Cleveland Browns have, for the first time since 1999, tied their season opener to the ever-loathed Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger and Tyrod Taylor battled to a non-finish at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, which prevented Ben from collecting two more than the winningest Browns quarterback at the stadium (Derek Anderson).
It wasn’t all bad, as the Browns showed they can really run the ball, and Jarvis Landry looked the part of a top receiver.
In the end, the Browns and the Steelers ended with a draw, 21-21 in overtime. They had some moments of total ineptitude, but on the other side, they showed flashes of a pretty talented football team.
On a fifty-degree day in Cleveland, Ohio, the Browns had a classic rivalry game that almost felt like the Browns vs Steelers games of old. In a tie in overtime, they showed that they more than belonged on the same field as the black and yellow, and that’s pretty important, really.