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. But I think what most people remember is that, after an 0-16 season in 2017, the Cleveland Browns didn’t lose. Possible replacements for Vance McDonald’s tight end spot, The Steelers will be in desperate need of some reinforcements at the tight end position following McDonald’s retirement, The Steelers have options for managing the 2021 salary cap, they just have decisions to make. The Steelers have won 22 of the last 27 meetings with the Browns and are currently on a two game win-streak. The following day, Browns head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley would both be fired. Oh, also, the Browns would defeat this team again in two weeks, 45-7. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. That was a pretty good era for Cleveland. If Ben Roethlisberger decides to hang up his cleats, the Steelers should attempt to trade TJ Watt to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson. The previous season low in yardage was against the Jets a month before with 216. * The phenomenon of two teammates both rushing for 1000 yards in the same season has only happened six times in NFL history. September 12, 1999Pittsburgh 43Cleveland 0. 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. Up and down all year, the young Steelers wind up (somehow) in the playoffs. The Browns had -3 yards of passing offense mostly because Buffalo recorded 7 sacks. They have also tied 1 time. 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). A case study in the “every game counts” theory, this tie probably cost the Steelers a playoff berth in 2018. Offseason NFL draft ... Record 1 Sun. The two teams will meet for the sixth time on Kickoff Weekend in a regular season series history that dates back to 1950. LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 38-7 on Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh . 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. After leading the AAFC and NFL in rushing and winning a handful of world championships, Motley retired in 1954. 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. One could be forgiven for thinking the NFL had decided to cripple the Steelers by hook or by crook. The Browns had 5 turnovers. Classy, low-key, and a reliable locker room leader, he is undoubtedly the best Steeler cornerback since Ike Taylor. 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. 29, 2013Heinz Field (56,361). This was Cleveland’s home opener on their return to the league after Art Modell had moved the original franchise to Baltimore. 12. It may go down as a coming out party for T.J. Watt, who recorded three sacks and blocked a kick. Saturday Night Steelers Open Thread: Duds, Defense, and Dogs, Matthew Wright signs a Reserve/Future contract with the Detroit Lions. Podcast: Don’t fret over the Haskins signing, Steelers fans. A Lombardi may follow. Since their return to the NFL in 1999, the Browns have faced the Steelers 44 times. 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 -- … pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), Whitaker 35-yd. WR Antonio Brown finished with game-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (87). 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. 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. Browns vs. Steelers: Week 1 start time, ... since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Browns are 6-31 against Pittsburgh, a streak that includes 21 losses in their last 24 meetings. This is probably my all-time favorite Steelers squad ever. LAST WEEK - Steelers … Pittsburgh Steelers lead series 77-61-1 Opponent. He was a free agent for about 10 minutes before the Steelers snapped him up and cut previous starter Ross Cockrell. 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. 1999 Cleveland Browns Statistics & Players: 2-14 (6th in AFC Central), Coach: Chris Palmer Geri wound up a first-team All Pro and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of him. 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. Through these years, Mason Rudolph led OSU, Baker Mayfield quarterbacked OU. Although the Steelers salary cap situation looks bad going into 2021, there are ways around it depending on what they want to do. October 10, 1976 Pittsburgh 16Cleveland 18. 6, Browns No. They began with a blowout loss to their bitter rival, the Oakland Raiders, and fell to 1-4 with this loss to the Browns. A complete breakdown of Steelers vs. Browns. The 1999 Steelers are the only NFL team since at least 1940 to concede so many as five safeties in one season. All-time Passing Leader: Ben Roethlisberger 5,050/7,838, 60,348 yds, 396 TD . His FG percentage of 93.8 was a franchise best (min. STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (32), PASS (16). All Rights Reserved. Score, Pittsburgh Offense........289 (28th).......206 (27th)........83 (27th).......21.5 (19th)Cleveland Defense.......356 (17th).......221 (7th)........135 (27th).......24.6 (21st), Cleveland Offense........348 (19th).........225 (18th).....124 (13th).......19.0 (26th)Pittsburgh Defense........332 (12th)........227 (12th)....105 (17th).......20.1 (10th), Pittsburgh : +13 (2nd)Cleveland : -8 (28th), Pittsburgh : 82.8 (6th)Cleveland : 99.4 (22nd), Pittsburgh : 4 (4th)Cleveland : 8 (16th), Pittsburgh : 11 (1st)Cleveland : 25 (20th), Pittsburgh : 3.5 (28th)Cleveland : 5.2 (2nd), Pittsburgh : 3.9 (7th)Cleveland : 4.9 (28th), Joe Haden (Browns 2010-16, 1st Rd, 7 overall / signed by Steelers as free agent 2017). It is one of the more important games in the Browns-Steelers matchup since 1999. They didn’t win either, but when your team is on a 1-31 streak, moral victories often as good as it gets. During that time the Steelers were among the NFL's worst teams. The day after the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill, the Steelers hosted the Cleveland Browns and won a game that wasn’t this close. Mayfield had lost his eligibility that season, and didn’t play that day. Mayfield’s Sooners won 2015-17. I’ve always thought Belichick, like Richard Nixon, probably keeps an enemies list. 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. 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. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. All-time Rushing Leader: Franco Harris 2,881 att, 11,950 yds, 91 TD . 1 overall pick back in 1999 recorded 64 touchdowns, 67 interceptions, and a 75.1 passer rating. Cotchery 9-yd. October 17, 2010Pittsburgh 28Cleveland 10. That gives the team a 3-29 record since the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2014. Which remaining team are Steelers fans pulling for on Championship Weekend? (Take that, Lamar Jackson.) It marked Cotchery's team-leading 10th receiving touchdown of the season. September 10, 1989Pittsburgh 0Cleveland 51, October 15, 1989Pittsburgh 17Cleveland 7. Pittsburgh : Team of the 1970s (1972-79)102-31-1 (.764) overall record14-4 (.778) postseason record 13 Hall of FamersFour Super Bowl Titles. Steelers complete a three-game sweep of Bill Belichick’s Browns by beating them in the playoffs, ending their most successful season on his watch. In the aftermath, the Steelers defense held a players-only meeting, and came out the following week maniacally focused. 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. Cleveland : Team of the 1950s (1946-58)137-34-5 (.790) overall record / 85-30-2 (.733) in NFL only9-5 (.645) postseason record / 4-5 (.444) in NFL only9 Hall of Famers.Three NFL Titles, four AAFC Titles. On the Steelers' first drive, QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Jerricho Cotchery connected on two straight plays. RECORD VS. The 1999 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise’s 67th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.. For the second consecutive season the Steelers failed to make the playoffs after starting off the season by winning 5 of their first 8 games. Opening week last season, this is the only tie ever between these two teams. This was perhaps the greatest defense in NFL history; Dan Rooney always said it was the best Steeler team. Harrison, always known as a bully (see also: “Deebo”) nonetheless did not have a reputation as a dirty player coming into this week. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 77-59-1. … 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. Pittsburgh holds a 77-59-1 advantage in the series overall and a 28-38-1 record on the road. Steelers vs. Browns: A rivalrous history . In the NFL’s 100th season, a look at the Steelers and Browns, now and through history. By … SPREAD - Steelers 9-6; Browns 6-9. Cleveland RB Fozzy Whittaker scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass from QB Jason Campbell late in the contest to prevent the Pittsburgh shutout. AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. 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. The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing a lot of players to Reserve/Future contracts. RECORD VS. Pittsburgh is 36-7-1 against Cleveland since 1999. Pittsburgh : 1976 – Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier both exceed 1000 yards.Cleveland : 1985 – Kevin Mack and Ernest Byner both exceed 1000 yards. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Sep. 12 at Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns Stadium: 8:20 p.m. ESPN: W 43–0 1–0 2 Sun. Browns had just entered the league, after winning all four AAFC crowns. LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 38-7 on Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh . 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. STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), … The Steelers are 35-7-1 against the Brown since the 1999 season. Share this article 286 shares share tweet text email link Allison Koehler. He came out of retirement in 1955, but the Browns traded him to Pittsburgh, where he played linebacker for seven games, and then retired for good. But for one week, the Steelers and Browns made the scoreboards spin. View the 1999 Cleveland Browns schedule, results and scores for regular season, preseason and postseason NFL games. In a galling follow-up, the NFL itself sold photos of Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi on their own merch website. The leading rusher for the Browns was Mike Pruitt, who had 73 yards on the ground. 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. 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. Couch ended up with the Browns for five seasons, and then was out of the league before his 27th birthday. Cleveland is the worst team in the NFL this millennium. Brown became the first player in NFL history to record at least five receptions and 50 receiving yards in all 16 regular-season contests. 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. The 1999 Cleveland Browns season was the Browns 51st season overall and 47th in the NFL. Longest Current Home Winning Streaks vs. Unfortunately, this game didn’t amount to much because Steelers lost next week to the Tennessee Titans, when Dewayne Washington was flagged for roughing the kicker in overtime, giving Tennessee a short kick and victory. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: A Complete History of the Rivalry, There could be a Watt Family Reunion this season, in Houston. This is the name of the annual Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State rivalry. After forcing a punt in the final minutes, Maddox brought the Steelers back down again, hitting Ward and Plaxico Burress downfield twice each and leading to Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala’s game winning touchdown with 54 seconds left. The Browns claimed a wildcard spot in the playoffs with a 24-22 victory on Sunday, improving their meager record vs. Pittsburgh since re-entering the NFL in 1999 to 8-35. For the Steelers, this game represented the biggest playoff comeback in team history, as the team trailed by as much as 17 early in the second half. The Browns are 27th in wins, and 31st in winning percentage. 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. Marion Motley (Browns 1946-53 / traded to Pittsburgh in 1955 after a brief retirement, for someone named Ed Modzelewski). The Steelers have defeated the Browns in each of the previous two Week One match-ups: Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7Dec. 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. 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