Antonio Brown's big day helps Steelers beat Browns, 21-18

Posted September 11, 2017

Anthony Chickillo recovered the ball in the end zone to give the Steelers the first score of the game.

Ben Roethlisberger looks to pass against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 10, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The video will include messages from Browns players Joe Thomas, DeShone Kizer, Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, and coach Hue Jackson. The rookie has looked calm in his first regular season action, which is telling considering the big stage he's under at home against a big AFC North rival in the Steelers.

The Steelers covered total 372 yards per game last season while the Browns ran for 311 yards. The key play in the 68-yard drive was a 21-yard pass interference penalty on Steelers safety Sean Davis at the Pittsburgh 4-yard line.

The Steelers expanded their advantage to 21-10 on the following possession when Roethlisberger hooked up with James for a 2-yard pass out of an empty backfield.

Watt's debut includes six tackles, two sacks and an interception through the first three quarters. T.J.

After spending much of the game struggling to convert first downs, the Steelers got rolling late in the second quarter and mounted a go-ahead touchdown drive with 45 seconds to play in the first half against the Browns. Heading into the season opener against the Browns, the Steelers boast a youthful front seven, an exciting prospect that does not come without question marks attached.

The defense was also a bright spot on Sunday, as the group only allowed 14 points after that blocked punt disaster at the start of the game. He just missed picking off a pass in the second quarter. QB Kevin Hogan, with zero National Football League starts, backed up rookie DeShone Kizer.