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The Cleveland Browns were able to quickly wash away their bad loss to the New York Jets with a 29-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

It was similar to Sunday against the Jets, although the Steelers attempted an onside kick with less than two minutes to play and a six-point lead for Cleveland. But an offsides penalty wiped out the attempt and the Browns ended the game without a wild comeback. In fact, they collected a last-ditch lateral play that fumbled for Pittsburgh in the end zone for the win.

Nick Chubb was the tone setter on offense for the Browns. He had another great game on the ground, charging his way through the Steelers defense. Chubb’s second-half touchdown made it a two-score game in favor of the home team, and he finished with a game-high 113 yards on 23 carries.

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Mitch Trubisky #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scrambles from Anthony Walker Jr. #5 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Chubb had 87 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets on Sunday and totaled 141 yards on 22 carries in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was very efficient for Cleveland, going 21-for-31 for 220 with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

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In the first half, the Browns got on the board first thanks to a mismatch that wide receiver Amari Cooper exploited. His defender gave up too much space near the goal line and there was a quick slant from Brissett for a touchdown.

Cooper finished the game as the leader with 101 yards receiving on seven catches with a score.

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The Steelers answered immediately after the Cooper touchdown and it was rookie wide receiver George Pickens who made an impressive one-handed catch down the right sideline for 36 yards. It was a catch reminiscent of Odell Beckham Jr.’s famous catch against the Dallas Cowboys in 2014, but while it was a touchdown, Pickens’ possession forced the Steelers to drive down the Browns’ field.

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A few plays later, Naji Harris, who ran for 56 yards on 15 carries and caught three balls for nine yards, would run into the end zone to make it a 7-7 game.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett scrambles for a short gain during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett scrambles for a short gain during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Cleveland.
(AP Photo/Ron Schwan)

From there, it was a back-and-forth shootout as both teams traded touchdowns again on their next drives.

David Njoku scrambled up the ladder to snag a Brissett pass in the end zone in 1-on-1 coverage for a seven-yard score. But rookie kicker Cade York, who missed an extra point in the team’s ultimately decisive loss to the New York Jets, missed another to make it 13-7.

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Chris Boswell would kick his extra point after Trubisky ran into the end zone, giving the Steelers a 14-13 lead.

But the Steelers did not find the end zone in the second half, and after that Chubb touchdown, it was all the Browns needed to win the division for themselves.

The Browns will look to keep their momentum going on the road against the Atlanta Falcons with some extended rest for next week.

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September 22, 2022;  Cleveland, Ohio, USA;  Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb (24) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.

September 22, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb (24) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
(David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports)

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The Steelers will return to Pittsburgh next week to prepare for their game against the Jets.

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