The Pittsburgh Steelers and also Cleveland Browns went head-to-head to start the 2018 normal period, and also while the Steelers have actually possessed the Browns given that they re-entered the league, this Color Jackson-led team was predestined to compose a brand-new phase in the rivalry’s history.
With the climate less-than-ideal for both groups, the Browns were offered the selection to take the kick-off, or differ to the second half, they chose to take the first possession of the 3rd quarter rather than start the game on offense.
After an opening drive three-and-out for Ben Roethlisberger as well as company, Tyrod Taylor had the ability to transform 2/3rd downs, one on 3rd-and-13, yet the drive finished in a Britton Colquitt punt.
With both group exchanging punts on their 2nd possessions, the Steelers were lastly able to assemble a drive and also relocate right into Cleveland area for the very first time of the game; nonetheless, after a large conclusion to JuJu Smith-Schuster to place the Steelers in the red-zone, Roethlisberger was obstructed by Denzel Ward for the very first turn over of the game.
After the Pittsburg forced a punt, the Steelers’ has the ball in Cleveland territory at the end of the very first quarter.