Nick Chubb runs through the Steelers defense as Browns wipes out the division rival

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The Cleveland Browns were quickly able to wash away their ugly defeat to the New York Jets with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 29-17, Thursday night.

It was a similar scenario to Sunday’s against the Jets, though, when the Steelers tried on-game football with less than two minutes to go and a six-point lead for Cleveland. But an offside penalty wiped out the attempt, and the Browns ended the game without a crazy comeback. In fact, they picked up a last-placed side play that went wrong for Pittsburgh in the end zone to crown the win.

Nick Chubb was the attacking tone for the Browns. He had yet another great game on the ground, making his way through the Steelers defense. Chubb’s second-half touchdown made a two-point game in favor of the home team, and he finished with a 113-yard record on 23 carries.

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Mitch Trubisky b.  10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers climbs by Anthony Walker Jr. no.  5 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mitch Trubisky b. 10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers climbs by Anthony Walker Jr. no. 5 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Chubb had 87 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets on Sunday and scored 141 yards on 22 carries in week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was very efficient for Cleveland, going 21 for 31 for 220 with two touchdowns and no interceptions thrown.

In the first half, the Browns were the first to enter the draw thanks to a mismatch exploited by the wide receiver Amari Cooper. His defender gave too much space near the goal line and a quick momentum was right on Brissett’s money for the touchdown.

Cooper finished the game as a leader in receiving yards with 101 out of seven scoring catches.

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The Steelers ended up responding right after Cooper’s touchdown, and it was rookie wide receiver George Pickens who threw an impressive one-handed catch down the right sideline for 36 yards. It was a hold reminiscent of Odell Beckham Jr.’s famous hold in 2014 against the Dallas Cowboys, but while that was a touchdown, Pickens’ hold brought the Steelers to the Browns side of the field.

A few plays later, Najee Harris, who ran 56 yards on 15 carries while taking three balls for nine yards, would rush into the end zone to make it a 7-7 game.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett scrambles for a brief gain during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett scrambles for a brief gain during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
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From there, it was a back and forth shootout as both teams swapped touchdowns again on subsequent drives.

David Njoku climbed the ladder to snatch a pass from Brissett into the end zone in 1-on-1 coverage for a seven-yard score. But rookie kicker Cade York, who lost one more point in the team’s ultimately decisive defeat to the New York Jets, missed another 13-7.

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Chris Boswell would score his extra point after Trubisky rushed into the end zone, giving the Steelers a 14-13 lead.

But the Steelers couldn’t find the end zone in the second half, and after that Chubb touchdown, that was all the Browns needed to win the division.

The Browns will look to maintain their away momentum against the Atlanta Falcons with a long rest for next week.

September 22, 2022;  Cleveland, Ohio, United States;  Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.

September 22, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, United States; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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The Steelers will return to Pittsburgh next week to prepare for the game against the Jets.