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tackles on Seattle’s

tackles on Seattle’s

Postby zhangzk » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:40 am

One week in and the Browns are still undefeated.Now that's progress.Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers Josh Allen Color Rush Jersey , who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt blocked Zane Gonzalez's 43-yard field-goal attempt with 9 seconds left in OT.The Steelers, who blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, also wasted their chance to escape with a win when Chris Boswell was wide left on a 42-yard field-goal attempt with 1:44 remaining in the extra period.It was the NFL's first tie in Week 1 since 1971 and the league's first overall since Washington and Cincinnati ended in a 27-27 deadlock on Oct. 30, 2016."If you don't win," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said, "it feels like a loss."The Browns remain winless since Dec. 24, 2016, but at least they have a positive after going 0-16 last season, just the second team in league history to lose all 16 games.Pittsburgh committed six turnovers, including a strip-sack fumble of Roethlisberger late in OT that had the Browns poised to win their first opener since 2004.But Gonzalez's kick was low and Watt, who had four sacks, got deep penetration and appeared to get his hand on the ball, which went sideways and landed on the soaked FirstEnergy Stadium turf as thousands of Browns fans threw up their hands in disbelief.So close. So far."They broke through and were right there, so there wasn't much I could do about it," Gonzalez said. "It was blocked. We felt good about it when we went out there. They definitely were in there a little quick."Browns coach Hue Jackson felt the Steelers were offside on the climactic kick."Disappointed for our fans," said an exasperated Jackson, who fell to 1-31-1 with Cleveland. "Did not want them going home without a victory. I did not want our players to go home without a victory. We were not able to get it done. Did not finish it, but obviously, a tie. A tie."The Browns also had a chance to win it in regulation and were driving for a potential game-winning field goal, but Tyrod Taylor's deep pass for Josh Gordon was underthrown and intercepted by Cameron Sutton with 16 seconds left."There is nothing to be excited about, nothing at all," said Gordon, who missed most of the past four seasons because of drug suspensions. "We don't come to work to get ties. It's the equivalent of a loss to me."The Steelers played their opener without star running back Le'Veon Bell, who remains away from the team in a contract dispute. As Bell continued his holdout in warm and dry South Florida, James Conner filled in and scored two touchdowns while running for 135 yards 鈥?just nine fewer than he gained as a rookie last season.Roethlisberger threw three interceptions in the first half and finished 23 of 41 for 335 yards, throwing a 22-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Antonio Brown.Down 21-7 in the fourth quarter, the Browns were on the verge of their 18th straight loss.But they forced a fumble by Conner and scored quickly on Carlos Hyde's 1-yard run to pull within a touchdown.Cleveland's defense then forced a punt before Taylor connected with Gordon Laken Tomlinson Jersey , who was playing in his first opener since 2012, made a gorgeous leaping catch in the corner over Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton.In his debut with Cleveland, Taylor completed 15 of 40 passes for 197 yards.BUNGLING BROWNSCleveland gave up seven sacks and committed 11 penalties, including four on false starts."Tyrod got hit way too much," left guard Joel Bitonio said.ROOKIE SHINESBrowns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward intercepted Roethlisberger twice in his NFL debut. Both picks by the No. 4 overall selection came in the first half."We got guys who can get the ball and are ball hawks," defensive lineman Myles Garrett said. "Denzel is one of them."INJURIESSteelers: CB Joe Haden injured his hamstring in the second half and did not return.Browns: DE Emmanuel Ogbah left briefly with an ankle injury in the first quarter but returned.LEFT OUTIt was a tough week for Browns rookie guard Austin Corbett. First, the No. 33 overall pick was replaced in the starting lineup when coach Hue Jackson slid Joel Bitonio back to left guard and put undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison in at left tackle. Corbett figured to be a backup on game day, but was one of the club's inactives.UP NEXTSteelers: Host Kansas City on Sept. 16.Browns: Visit New Orleans on Sept. 16DENVER (AP) — Case Keenum won his Denver debut despite throwing three interceptions to go with his three touchdowns.He can thank Von Miller , who sacked Russell Wilson three times, forced two fumbles and recovered one as the Broncos held off the Seattle Seahawks 27-24 on Sunday to win for the 18th time in their past 19 home openers.Keenum, who signed a two-year, $36 million prove-it deal in Denver six months ago after leading the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC championship game, normally spends his time between series with his head down but he kept looking up to watch Miller’s magic.“I’m trying to stay focused on looking at the pictures, getting ready for my next series. “But it’s hard not to notice when the crowd’s going crazy and Von’s out there crawling or whatever he’s doing, whatever his sack dance is,” Keenum said. “That’s impressive to watch.“I’m glad I’m on the sidelines when he’s on the field, that’s for sure.”Wilson wasn’t so lucky.“We played a really tough defense, one of the best defenses you’re going to face all year. Obviously Von is a great player and he made some key plays,” Wilson said.Miller, whose best play came when he simply snatched the ball from running back Chris Carson’s arms, said recently that he hates facing Wilson, whom he considers the best quarterback in the game today.“I still don’t like playing against Russell, I mean, running around out there 20 yards, getting everybody tired,” Miller said. “Luckily, we were able to get him before he could get started. That was in our scheme this week Scottie Upshall Jersey , we wanted to keep him in the pocket and (make) him beat us with his arm, which he’s capable of doing. But we’d rather pick that poison and that strategy worked.”Wilson threw for 298 yards and three TDs, but was picked off twice and sacked six times and ran just twice for 5 yards.“He got out of the pocket a couple of times, but that’s Russ,” Miller said. “He’s a great player. He’s going to get out of the pocket, but we kept some of the great plays to a minimum.”Keenum, who threw for 329 yards, only threw seven interceptions last season and already he has three.“I’m really excited about how good this football team can be,” Keenum said. “Because if we take care of the ball — if I take care of the ball, because those are all on me — we’re going to be really, really hard to beat.”SPUTTERING SEAHAWKSAfter Demaryius Thomas atoned for several early hiccups by scoring the go-ahead TD with 11:11 left, the Seahawks gained just 3 yards in their final three possessions, the last one ending with Adam Jones‘ interception at midfield with no time left.“It’s frustrating,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Third downs we were lousy (2 for 12) and we didn’t run the ball as well as we wanted (64 yards) and we got sacked a bunch of times. It was not a very clean game for us.”Wilson put the Seahawks ahead 24-20 when he found Tyler Lockett all alone for a 51-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter.HOMECOMING KINGBrandon Marshall’s 20-yard TD catch for Seattle tied it at 17 and came against the team he started his career with back in 2006.NO DOUBTING THOMASOne of Keenum’s interceptions came when Demaryius Thomas, who also had three passes go off his hands and was whistled for a holding call that negated a first-down run, never looked back and safety Earl Thomas snared it in his first game since ending his holdout Wednesday.“I thought I had a pick-6,” said Thomas, who was caught at the 15-yard line by Broncos speedy running back Phillip Lindsay.No matter: Six seconds later, rookie tight end Will Dissly blew past rookie linebacker Bradley Chubb and hauled in the 15-yard TD pass.“Just glad to get through the first game and get that out of the way,” said Earl Thomas, who returned to the team after his pay-me-or-trade-me demands went nowhere.SOMERSAULT CELEBRATIONDenver took a 14-10 lead when Emmanuel Sanders somersaulted into the end zone with a 43-yard score. That was his first touchdown since Week 2 of last season.“It was good to get back in the end zone so I decided to bust out the flip,” Sanders said. “It felt good.”TWIN TROUBLEShaquill Griffin’s twin brother, rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin, started the game with K.J. Wright out following minor knee surgery. It’s another chapter in the remarkable story of Griffin , who had his left hand amputated as a child.The Griffins had back-to-back tackles on Seattle’s second defensive series.INJURIES: The only injury of note from either team was Seattle WR Doug Baldwin (right MCL sprain).UP NEXT:Seahawks: Visit Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.Broncos: Host Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
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