Steelers lead Browns 14-7 at halftime of season opener in Cleveland

Steelers' opener marks return of Bell

The short video, just less than a minute in length, featured messages from several players, including Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas, quarterback DeShone Kizer, linebackers Jamie Collins and Christian Kirksey, and coach Hue Jackson.

Watt is the younger brother of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt.

After days of speculation about how Cleveland Police and Cleveland Browns players would treat the pregame ceremony before today's season opener at First Energy Stadium, the two groups joined with first responders in a rousing display of unity.

You would have been dead wrong. The ball bounded into the end zone where it was recovered for a touchdown, the first of the day, in very Browns fashion.

The Steelers signed the former first-round draft pick just hours later and he'll start his first game for his new team in his old home. And that's the most encouraging development from a somewhat ugly (although, you'll take ugly on the road within the division) win over the Browns where the Steelers defense lost two keys starters and a key reserve. Cleveland tied the game when Kizer capped the drive with a one-yard quarterback sneak to tie it, 7-7. They went power run on third-and-1, which Bell and the offensive line couldn't pick up during the first half.

The Steelers were able to do just enough to run out the clock, including an awesome catch by an wonderful player, Antonio Brown.

Brown finished the first half with 102 yards on six receptions.

The Steelers were forced to punt on their first four possessions, and had almost as many penalties (seven) as rushing yards (nine) at halftime. The offense was responsible for numerous team's gaudy 144 penalty yards on 13 flags. The Browns even got a pass interference penalty in their favor with David Njoku taking contact before the ball arrived.

There is no rush to get Bell to 30 touches on Sunday.

The Browns wouldn't go away, though.

Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick T.J. Watt was raising eyebrows in his National Football League debut on Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Browns. After the two-point conversion, the Browns pulled within three, 21-18, but that would be the final score.

Defensive end Myles Garrett missed the game due to an injury. Will be re-evaluated and more informaiton on Tuesday. Anthony Chickillo likely will start. Tyler Matakavich blocked Britton Colquit's punt. The 4-yard TD reception came after a drive that included two long pass plays from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown.

Coleman held onto the touchdown pass despite taking a crushing illegal helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh defensive back J.J. Wilcox at the goal line.



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