The Pittsburgh Steelers held a moment of silence before Sunday’s game between them and the Cleveland Browns because of the tragedy on Saturday morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers were able to lift up the city and defeat the Browns 33-18.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner knows a thing or two about uplifting people. He played his heart out today as he rushed for 146 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns. Conner also caught five passes for 66 yards receiving.
With the Steelers trailing 6-0 in the second-quarter, Ben Roethlisberger threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. He also threw another 1-yard touchdown to Brown later in the second-quarter with eight seconds remaining. Roethlisberger completed 24-of-36 passes for 257 yards two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for six yards on two carries. Brown caught six passes for 84 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
With Pittsburgh up 14-6 in the third, the Steelers defense forced a penalty in the end zone and it resulted in a safety for Pittsburgh.
Antonio Callaway caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield later in the third-quarter for the Cleveland Browns (Greg Joseph missed extra point). Callaway caught five passes for 36 yards receiving and a touchdown. Jarvis Landry was the Cleveland Browns leading receiver with eight receptions for 39 yards receiving.
James Conner scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown later in the third for the Steelers. With Pittsburgh leading 26-12 in the fourth, Conner scored on a 22-yard run.
Seth DeValve caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield for the Browns with six seconds remaining in regulation. DeValve caught two passes for 28 yards receiving and a touchdown. Mayfield completed 22-of-36 passes for 180 yards two touchdowns and one. He also rushed for nine yards on one carry. Nick Chubb was the Cleveland Browns leading rusher 65 yards on 18 carries. He also caught two passes for 10 yards receiving.
The Cleveland Browns (2-5-1) will host the Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) next Sunday. The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1) will be on the road against the Baltimore Ravens (4-4) next Sunday.