Pittsburgh : 1976 – Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier both exceed 1000 yards.Cleveland : 1985 – Kevin Mack and Ernest Byner both exceed 1000 yards. All-time Rushing Leader: Franco Harris 2,881 att, 11,950 yds, 91 TD . After beating the Houston Oilers in the House of Pain (the nail in Jerry Glanville’s coffin) during the Wildcard round, the Steelers nearly get a rubber match in Cleveland for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. I am surprised to note that this is most consequential game in a storied rivalry. (Take that, Lamar Jackson.) Geri wound up a first-team All Pro and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of him. WR Antonio Brown finished with game-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (87). Podcast: Don’t fret over the Haskins signing, Steelers fans. With a win Sunday, the Browns will have gone undefeated against the Steelers for an entire season for the first time since returning in 1999. LAST WEEK - Steelers … We mention this because Roethlisberger and the Steelers eked out a 21-18 Week 1 win at FirstEnergy Stadium, which now means Roethlisberger -- who, we reiterate, plays for the Steelers -- … Marion Motley (Browns 1946-53 / traded to Pittsburgh in 1955 after a brief retirement, for someone named Ed Modzelewski). ClevelandBud Carson (Cleveland Head Coach 1989-90) served as Defensive Coordinator for Steelers 1972-77 under Chuck Noll (Carson was defensive coordinator for five years and helped build the Steel Curtain; in his first game as Browns head coach in 1989, he handed Noll and Steelers their worst loss in franchise history). He had 81 yards on the ground. Couch ended up with the Browns for five seasons, and then was out of the league before his 27th birthday. Pittsburgh : James Harrison body-slams drunken imbecile at Browns 35 yards line, 2004Cleveland : Myles Garrett gets punched in the face by angry moron in downtown traffic, 2019, Pittsburgh : Cutting Johnny Unitas (1955), Passing on Dan Marino (1983) Also considered: trading away Earl Morrall (1958) and cutting Jack Kemp (1957), Cleveland : Passing on Ben Roethlisberger (2004), Drafting Johnny Manziel (2014)Also considered: drafting Brandon Weeden (2012) and drafting Brady Quinn (2007). (It may also be memorable as one of Ben Roethlisberger’s worst games, as Big Ben committed five turnovers.) A case study in the “every game counts” theory, this tie probably cost the Steelers a playoff berth in 2018. The Steelers would finish 6-6 (which qualifies as a gigantic success for the floundering franchise). I include it here because this is the week James Harrison obliterated both Mohamed Massaquoi and his former college teammate, Josh Cribbs, with then-legal sledgehammer hits. In 1976, the two-time defending champion Steelers opened with their eyes closed. For the first time since 2002, the Browns have a chance to sweep the Bengals in the Battle of Ohio and are currently 5-0 vs. "animal" teams this season. I’ve always thought Belichick, like Richard Nixon, probably keeps an enemies list. A member of the NFL’s 75th anniversary team, he still holds the all-time record for yards per carry, with a ridiculous 5.7 average. STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (32), PASS (16). Offseason NFL draft ... Record 1 Sun. … After clinching the AFC North and snapping a three-game slide last week with a win over Indianapolis, the Steelers are resting QB Ben Roethlisberger, who is 23-2-1 in his career against the Browns. The Browns and Steelers first met in 1950, the Browns' first NFL season after dominating the All-America Football Conference. STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), … PittsburghChuck Noll played for Browns 1953-59 under Paul Brown (Brown called him “The Professor” because, “Chuck Noll is never wrong”). Pittsburgh ended its 2013 campaign with three straight wins, including a 20-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the season finale at Heinz Field. His FG percentage of 93.8 was a franchise best (min. Cleveland led 33-21 with only 3:06 left in the game, when Steeler Tommy Maddox (the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year for 2002) hit Hines Ward (11 catches on the day) for a five yard score. Share this article 286 shares share tweet text email link Allison Koehler. The Steelers are the winningest team in the NFL since 1970. 1999 Cleveland Browns Statistics & Players: 2-14 (6th in AFC Central), Coach: Chris Palmer Cleveland is the worst team in the NFL this millennium. It may also represent the complicated blessing that is James Conner, who was pressed into duty when LeVeon Bell surprisingly declined to report and sign his franchise tag, exploding for 192 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns, but also lost a late fumble, and immediately stopped running with an edge, as the Steelers failed to put this game away. September 12, 1999Pittsburgh 43Cleveland 0. December 28, 2008Pittsburgh 31Cleveland 0, December 24, 2005Pittsburgh 41Cleveland 0. In this contest, Paul Brown, Otto Graham, and company jumped out to 20-point leads twice, and were never really challenged. The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing a lot of players to Reserve/Future contracts. The Browns had 5 turnovers. Amazingly, the Browns were 7-4 when that run started. In that contest, Rudolph, a freshman, led a frantic 14 point comeback in the final five minutes to win in overtime. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. October 17, 2010Pittsburgh 28Cleveland 10. A Lombardi may follow. shutouts. follow June 17, 2020 11:14 pm. Do-everything Steelers quarterback, Joe Geri (who? We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Pittsburgh 212-115-2 (.648)Cleveland 93-210-1 (.306). Sep. 12 at Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns Stadium: 8:20 p.m. ESPN: W 43–0 1–0 2 Sun. Get team statistics for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns football game. On the Steelers' first drive, QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Jerricho Cotchery connected on two straight plays. This was also the year that defenders realized they could tee-off on Big Ben with little repercussions, again for PR reasons (following Roethlisberger’s suspension), and that Hines Ward’s crackback blocks began to be criminalized. In opening weekend, the Browns hand the Steelers their worst loss in team history. One of the other players singled out that day (Brandon Meriweather) had a much more legit claim to be the face of dirty play, but somehow (probably because he was a better player) James Harrison wore the albatross. Steelers vs. Browns: A rivalrous history . In a galling follow-up, the NFL itself sold photos of Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi on their own merch website. The Steelers, who drafted Dawson in 1957, cut him in 1959; the Browns who acquired him in 1960, cut him in 1961. SPREAD - Steelers 9-6; Browns 6-9. September 10, 1989Pittsburgh 0Cleveland 51, October 15, 1989Pittsburgh 17Cleveland 7. Quarterbacks, explosiveness headline championship clashes, Vance McDonald anunció su retiro despues de 8 temporadas en la NFL, 4 con los SteelersÂ, Vance McDonald retired after eight seasons in the NFL, four with the Steelers, Vance McDonald released a statement on Friday morning, © 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. SPREAD - Steelers 9-6; Browns 6-9. The Steelers have won 22 of the last 27 meetings with the Browns and are currently on a two game win-streak. Bill Cowher played for Cleveland 1980-82 under Sam Rutigliano, and coached for the Browns (as secondary coach and defensive coordinator) 1985-88 under Marty Schottenheimer. After leading the AAFC and NFL in rushing and winning a handful of world championships, Motley retired in 1954. But for one week, the Steelers and Browns made the scoreboards spin. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Haden hasn’t had the same success in Pittsburgh, but he has absolutely held down the CB1 position for the three years he’s been in town. I’ll bet he hates the Steelers for life for this one. During that time the Steelers were among the NFL's worst teams. This is the name of the annual Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State rivalry. 15 att.) That was a pretty good era for Cleveland. Pittsburgh will kick off the 2014 regular season against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 7. LAST WEEK - Steelers beat Colts 28-24; Browns lost to Jets 23-16 . RECORD VS. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. After the contest, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (responding to PR pressure after Rutgers player Eric LaGrand was paralyzed on the field) made a no-warning example of Harrison, fining the linebacker an unprecedented $75,000 for the two hits, neither of which were flagged in-game. This is probably my all-time favorite Steelers squad ever. Pittsburgh Steelers Franchise Encyclopedia. It marked the return of professional football to the city of Cleveland, Ohio for the first time since the 1995 season, when the franchise was temporarily deactivated following the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy, which ultimately established the Baltimore Ravens. Pittsburgh holds a 77-59-1 advantage in the series overall and a 28-38-1 record on the road. The Browns had -3 yards of passing offense mostly because Buffalo recorded 7 sacks. A complete breakdown of Steelers vs. Browns. All-time Passing Leader: Ben Roethlisberger 5,050/7,838, 60,348 yds, 396 TD . The two teams have met each other 139 times (including 3 postseason games), with the Cleveland Browns winning 61 games and the Pittsburgh Steelers winning 77 games. The 1999 Cleveland Browns season was the Browns 51st season overall and 47th in the NFL. SPREAD - Steelers 9-6; Browns 6-9. Which remaining team are Steelers fans pulling for on Championship Weekend? Advertisement. With the win, the Steelers recorded at least eight victories for the 10th straight regular season. That the team won the AFC anyway that year was nothing short of spectacular. SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 77-59-1. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. 29, 2013Heinz Field (56,361). That gives the team a 3-29 record since the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2014. Although the Steelers salary cap situation looks bad going into 2021, there are ways around it depending on what they want to do. SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 77-59-1. Since their return to the NFL in 1999, the Browns have faced the Steelers 44 times. First, Roethlisberger and Cotchery converted a third-and-10 with a 12-yard pass, and on the very next play, Roethlisberger threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Cotchery. Meanwhile, the aforementioned duo of 1000 yard rushers, Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier (only the second teammates ever to go over the mark), had their historic season in 76, allowing rookie Mike Kruczek to win out without throwing a single touchdown pass. RECORD VS. Both of these games were the home stretch of seasons that ended with the Steelers winning the Super Bowl. All Rights Reserved. Welcome back. Mayfield had lost his eligibility that season, and didn’t play that day. Pittsburgh : Team of the 1970s (1972-79)102-31-1 (.764) overall record14-4 (.778) postseason record 13 Hall of FamersFour Super Bowl Titles. 12. It may go down as a coming out party for T.J. Watt, who recorded three sacks and blocked a kick. K Shaun Suisham made a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter to give Pittsburgh a 20-0 lead. Against Cleveland, the Steelers’ didn’t just lose the game; the Browns otherwise-unremarkable DE Turkey Jones famously pile drove Terry Bradshaw into the turf after the whistle had blown, knocking the quarterback unconscious, and taking him off the field for two months. We explain what that means... 6 Steelers whose cap savings highly outweighs their dead money if released in 2021. On the arm of Kelly Holcomb, the Browns had jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, and controlled most of this contest. The Browns continued their dominance in the NFL as they appeared in six straight NFL Championship games from 1950 to 1955, winning the NFL title in 1950, 1954, and 1955. Rudolph’s Cowboys won in 2014. Haden was a two-time Pro Bowler in Cleveland and a second-team All Pro in 2013, before the Browns shockingly cut him on the eve of the 2017 season. It may have signaled the rough year ahead for Chris Boswell, who missed a potential game-winning field goal late. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: A Complete History of the Rivalry In the NFL’s 100th season, a look at the Steelers and Browns, now and through history. Through these years, Mason Rudolph led OSU, Baker Mayfield quarterbacked OU. Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak against Cleveland is tied as the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL, third best between divisional opponents. 6, Browns No. Dawson went on to the Hall of Fame after starting two of the first four Super Bowls with the Kansas City Chiefs. View the 1999 Cleveland Browns schedule, results and scores for regular season, preseason and postseason NFL games. LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 38-7 on Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh . LAST WEEK - Steelers … Instead Noll’s team loses in the Divisional round 24-23 to the Denver Broncos, who will go on to beat Cleveland in the AFC Title game for the third time in four years. 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