First-half thoughts from Browns-Steelers

Posted by Vic Carucci on November 25, 2012 – 7:32 pm

By Vic Carucci, Senior Editor

Here are some thoughts on the first half of the Browns’ game against the Steelers at Cleveland Browns Stadium:

What I liked…

>>Not getting rattled after Brandon Weeden threw a pick-six on the game’s fourth play from scrimmage.

>>Part of the way the Browns demonstrated they weren’t rattled was forcing a pair of fumbles that resulted in 10 points.

>>Weeden’s excellent throw and Jordan Cameron’s superb catch for the touchdown after the Steelers’ second fumble.

>>Usama Young’s impressive first half. The safety recovered a fumble and his blitz forced Charlie Batch into an incompletion.

>>The Browns’ stuffing the run and forcing the Steelers to lean more heavily than they would prefer on Batch’s 37-year-old passing arm.

What I didn’t like …

>>Giving up a touchdown in the final second of the half after a pass-interference penalty on Sheldon Brown put the Steelers in position for a Chris Rainey one-yard touchdown run that he amazingly bounced outside after being stuffed and knocked back up the middle.

>>Not getting touchdowns after both Steeler turnovers.

>>Not getting points out of the Steelers’ third fumble.

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