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Steelers Open Season With Win Over Browns

Expectations are very high for the Pittsburgh Steelers coming into the 2017 NFL season.  The journey for a seventh Super Bowl title would begin on the road against the division rival Cleveland Browns.  Most would have expected Pittsburgh to win this game easily, but teams are usually still finding themselves early in the year and anything can happen when AFC North teams play each other.

The Steelers would force a quick three and out and then jump on the scoreboard when Anthony Chickillo recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.  Cleveland would tie the game with :22 left in the first quarter on a DeShone Kizer 1yd TD run.  The game would remain tied until :45 remaining in the half.  That is when Ben Roethlisberger would throw his first of two touchdown passes to Jesse James.

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Steelers Handle 49ers With Ease

What a difference a week makes, or in the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, ten days. After a long rest period after dropping the season opener, Pittsburgh kicked off the home portion of their schedule against the San Francisco 49ers. The Steelers fired on all cylinders to pick up their first win of the year, a 43-18 defeat of San Francisco.

The offense had it going on the ground and through the air. Ben Roethlisberger ended his day with 369yds passing to go with three touchdown passes. He found Heath Miller for the first touchdown of the day and then threw a 35yd TD to Darrius Heyward-Bey in the second. His final TD was thrown to Antonio Brown in the third from seven yards out. Speaking of Brown, he would lead all receivers on the day with 195yds on nine receptions.

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