Pittsburgh 28, Cleveland 10

Sunday, October 17, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 17, 2010
WHERE: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
HEAD OFFICIAL: Walt Anderson

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 3 0 0 7 10
Pittsburgh 0 7 7 14 28

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 1-5 1-2 0-3 L2
Pittsburgh 4-1 2-1 2-0 W1


Ben Roethlisberger returned from a four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers used another strong defensive effort en route to a 28-10 victory over the visiting Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Rashard Mendenhall added 84 yards on 27 carries and a 2-yard TD for the Steelers, who have won 13 of the last 14 in this series. Roethlisberger was 16 of 27 for 267 yards.

Roethlisberger was picked off by rookie cornerback Joe Haden on his first possession, but the two-time Super Bowl champion took the Steelers (4-1) 81 yards on 11 plays on his next chance. He completed four of five passes for 66 yards on the drive, including a 29-yard touchdown to Mike Wallace.

Roethlisberger needed just three completions and five plays to take Pittsburgh 96 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter. He hit Wallace for 46 yards, tight end Heath Miller for 36 and found Hines Ward for the 8-yard touchdown that gave Pittsburgh a 14-3 edge.

Pittsburgh harassed Cleveland (1-5) rookie quarterback Colt McCoy all afternoon. Safety Ryan Clark picked off the third-round pick on his first possession, and the Steelers sacked him five times and forced three turnovers. 

McCoy completed 23 of 33 for 281 yards and two interceptions and found the end zone with 4:17 left on a 12-yard touchdown to tight end Benjamin Watson to cut the deficit to 21-10. But Roethlisberger hit Miller for 14 yards after McCoy's second interception to cap the scoring.

Cleveland running back Joshua Cribbs suffered a helmet-to-helmet collision with Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison in the second quarter and missed the rest of the game.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Pittsburgh
Peyton Hillis Player Rashard Mendenhall
12 Attempts 27
41 Yards 84
3.4 Avg Yards 3.1
0 Touchdowns 1
14 Long 25
Cleveland   Pittsburgh
Benjamin Watson Player Mike Wallace
6 Receptions 3
88 Yards 90
14.7 Avg Yards 30.0
1 Touchdowns 1
23 Long 50

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 327 69 258 1 1 1 0.0 0
Pittsburgh 378 121 257 4 0 2 6.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Steelers have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Browns have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .167 after a loss.