DeShone Kizer throws first career TD pass in 4th quarter vs. Steelers

Chelsea West
September 11, 2017

Things got off to a horrific start when the Steelers blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown after a Browns three-and-out to open the game, seemingly starting another year of misfortune.

Pittsburgh linebacker Tyler Matakevich burst through the line and Anthony Chickillo jumped on it in the end zone, ending Cleveland's first drive of the season in tremendous failure.

The touchdown was the team's first touchdown in the first quarter of a season opener since 2010, which looks to be a good sign for the Browns offensively with a rookie leading the way for them under center. He finished going 20-30 with 222 yards, recording a touchdown through the air along with one on the ground.

The Browns cut the deficit to 14-10 on a 24-yard field goal by rookie Zane Gonzalez with 9:27 left in the third quarter.

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Browns fans are no stranger to disappointment and misery, but usually it takes a little longer than four plays into the season for that to kick in.

Browns general manager Sashi Brown, who arrived in June, is not off to a great start.

On second down at his 11, Roethlisberger fired a pass over the middle that was tipped by linebacker Joe Schoebert and deflected directly to Brown, who caught it and zig-zagged his way for 50 yards. While the narrative seems set up for big days from the front seven, they will need to deliver between the lines on Sunday to prove that they can provide the type of performances to allow the team to be successful.

Game time is finally upon us!

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