Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer only completed eight passes for 217 yards Sunday but it was more than enough to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Browns used a combination of outside zone runs and play action on their way to an easy 31-10 victory over the Steelers. For the game, the Browns rushed for 158 yards and three touchdown on 38 carries in the win.
While Hoyer only completed eight passes in the game, five of them went for 24 or more yards.
As for the Steelers offense, they played just as bad as their defense did. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished 21-of-42 passing for 228 yards and his lone touchdown pass to wide receiver Lance Moore came with 2:36 left in the game. While Roethlisberger wasn’t very accurate, his receivers didn’t help him out much as there were several drops during the game.
The Steelers actually led the Browns 3-0 with 5:09 left in the first quarter. However, after punter Brad Wing mishandled a snap during a second field goal attempt by kicker Shaun Suisham with 13:41 left in the second quarter, the Browns marched down the field in just five plays to take the lead for good.
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown led all receivers in the game with seven catches for 118 yards and he extended his NFL record streak of having at least five catches and 50 yards in a game to 22 games in the process.
The Steelers also extended their red zone scoring problems Sunday against the Browns as they were 0-3 inside the 20-yard-line with only one field goal to show for their efforts.
The loss now drops the Steelers to 3-3 on the season and they now sit all alone at the bottom of the AFC North. The Steelers will next host the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field.