Steelers lead at halftime

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 25, 2012 – 7:33 pm

A late touchdown run put the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of the Cleveland Browns, 14-13, at halftime of Sunday’s game from Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Running back Chris Rainey scored on a one-yard touchdown run and put the Pittsburgh Steelers back in front of the Browns, 14-13, with one second remaining in the first half. Rainey’s touchdown finished off a nine-play, 84-yard drive.

Cleveland tight end Jordan Cameron caught a five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brandon Weeden on a third-and-goal play and put the Browns in front of the Steelers, 10-7, with 12:20 left to play in the first half.

The Browns’ touchdown was the first given up by the Steelers in their opponents’ last 29 offensive possessions.

The defense set up the Browns with a first-and-goal when it forced the Steelers’ second turnover of the game.

On third-and-19 from their five-yard line, the Steelers called for running back Isaac Redman to run the ball, but he was stopped at the line of scrimmage and stripped of the football by Browns defensive end Juqua Parker. Defensive back Buster Skrine came up with the fumble recovery, his first of the season.

On the strength of a defensive score, the Steelers held 7-3 lead over the Browns in Sunday’s AFC North Division game.

Pittsburgh linebacker Lawrence Timmons returned a Weeden interception 53 yards for a touchdown, which gave the Steelers a 7-0 lead over the Browns with 13:49 remaining in the first quarter.

Timmons caught the ball after defensive lineman Brett Keisel batted it at the line of scrimmage. The third-down pass was intended for wide receiver Greg Little on a drag route over the middle of the field.

Cleveland kicker Phil Dawson converted a 28-yard field goal attempt and drew the Browns to within three points of the Steelers, 7-3, with 8:25 left in the first quarter.

The drive, which lasted seven plays and travelled 33 yards, was set up by the Browns defense.

After the team punted to the Steelers following its second possession, Cleveland defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin forced the football loose from running back Rashard Mendenhall and defensive back Usama Young recovered at Pittsburgh’s 44-yard line. An official review of the play upheld the call on the field.


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