CLEVELAND — We’ve got a game here. It might not be loaded with offensive fireworks, but the Steelers’ season is in the balance and we’ve got another Thursday night game that should come down to the end.
Pittsburgh is riding the short passing game to move the ball. It’s the only thing that’s worked on a night when the run game has stalled and the club has already allowed seven sacks through three quarters (most sacks by the Browns since 2002, with a quarter still to play). A key third down dump-and-run to TE Heath Miller saved the last drive for the Steelers, and a check down to RB Rashard Mendenhall put them in field-goal range.
So it now stands at 13-6, Browns, with 15 minutes to play.
I’ve got to get packed up here, leave the comfy confines of the press box, tuck a couple of those warming packets in my shoes and head back down to the sidelines. If anything major happens, I will get the word out via my Blackberry from down there. Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the game.