Cleveland 20, Pittsburgh 14

Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 25, 2012
WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 34°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ron Winter
ATTENDANCE: 69661

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 7 7 0 0 14
Cleveland 3 10 7 0 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 6-5 4-1 2-4 L2
Cleveland 3-8 3-3 0-5 W1

Recap


Browns 20, Steelers 14: Trent Richardson had 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter as host Cleveland forced eight turnovers to post just its second win in 18 meetings versus Pittsburgh.

The Browns (3-8) secured their third win at home by forcing five fumbles overall and three interceptions by veteran Charlie Batch, who was making his first start in nearly a year. Batch was playing in place of Ben Roethlisberger, who missed his second game with a sprained right shoulder and dislocated rib.

Pittsburgh's crowded backfield carousel of Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Chris Rainey lost a fumble apiece. Mendenhall was benched after he lost the handle on the ball for a second time, although the Steelers (6-5) recovered.

A Batch interception set up Jordan Cameron's first career touchdown reception. Rookie Brandon Weeden threw the pass before later exiting the contest after hitting his head on teammate Joe Thomas' knee.

Rainey had a 1-yard touchdown and linebacker Lawrence Timmons opened the scoring with a 53-yard interception return for a TD. The Steelers have dropped two in a row following a four-game winning streak.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After being signed on Tuesday, Plaxico Burress was targeted twice but did not have a catch. The veteran wideout was rushed into the lineup after injuries to Antonio Brown (ankle) and Jerricho Cotchery (ribs). ... Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden had an interception in his return to the field after missing last week with an oblique injury. ... Cleveland safety Usama Young exited the contest with a head injury after making a hit on tight end Heath Miller.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   Cleveland
Jonathan Dwyer Player Trent Richardson
9 Attempts 29
19 Yards 85
2.1 Avg Yards 2.9
0 Touchdowns 1
8 Long 15
Receiving
Pittsburgh   Cleveland
Emmanuel Sanders Player Josh Gordon
5 Receptions 4
75 Yards 60
15.0 Avg Yards 15.0
0 Touchdowns 0
27 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 242 49 193 2 0 1 4.0 0
Cleveland 238 108 130 2 2 3 1.0 7

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Browns have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .273 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Steelers have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .545 after a loss.