MTV's Hot Takes :: Cleveland Browns With Best Start Since 2004

Roethlisberger-Landry-090918-GETTY-FTR

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns tied 21-21 Sunday following a scoreless overtime. The third one, they just let the game go to the half - which was understandable and deserves a pass. "Not what I wanted, but we will get through that, too".

They failed to win the game despite getting six takeaways by their opportunistic defense: three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

"Win or lose going to get the same questions from the fans, question from the media, they want to frame it every week the same way", said left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, who had trouble keeping Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett in check on a day Garrett had two sacks and two forced fumbles.

"Sometimes the game plans change", Gordon said, admitting after the 21-21 tie he was surprised to start.

- Houston Texans rookie Deshaun Watson looked ho-hum in replacing starter Tom Savage for the second half of a 29-7 loss at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars. "We need to be able to take these kinds of games and win them". "He is showing that he was worthy of being the first player drafted a year ago".

The Browns were last in the league with just 17 takeaways last season.

"I saw it just like you did" Hue said after the game.

It was another positive for Gordon, who missed most of training camp to address health issues and was playing in his first season opener since 2012 because of drug and alcohol addictions. "It's not. The offensive unit as a whole has got to play better".

Harrison wasn't the only offending Cleveland player as the Browns were called for 11 penalties for 87 yards.

"It's the nature of the game", DeCastro said. "They made the play when they had to for this game to end in a tie". It is not good enough. And Taylor's only interception occurred on first-and-10 at the Steelers' 43-yard line when he threw deep for Gordon, who had a step on Sutton before Sutton came down with the ball at the Steelers' 8-yard line with 16 seconds left in regulation. But while Pittsburgh turned the ball over an alarming three times in the first half, Tyrod Taylor and the Cleveland offense were unable to manufacture a single scoring drive. Cleveland then recovered a fumble with less than a minute left in overtime and had a chance to win it with a 42-yard field goal, which of course was blocked. It was capped by Taylor's 20-yard TD run, on which he scrambled up the left side and dove over Artie Burns at the pylon.

Nothing was really doing for both teams in the first quarter, but Cleveland's defense flexed its muscles on Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as they forced him to turn the ball over on an interception by rookie cornerback Denzel Ward.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CBS' Leslie Moonves resigns amid allegations
Sep 10, 2018 - 19:12
CBS's board has been in talks with Moonves to negotiate his exit, a source familiar with the matter previously told Reuters . Six more women have made bone-chilling allegations of abuse, harassment and retaliation against Les Moonves .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
Sep 10, 2018 - 19:04
This is the LAST news any fan of the Green Bay Packers - or of lovely , fantastic football - would ever want to hear. They took their first drive right down the field and were up 20-0 early into the third quarter.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nadal sails into US Open semis
Sep 10, 2018 - 18:55
The victor of this match will face Juan Martin del Potro - who saw off big-serving American John Isner - in the last four. The world number one worked his way back into the match but he was never in control and Thiem served for the third set.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WTA chief backs Serena as row grows over US Open sexism
Sep 10, 2018 - 18:42
I will be sure to use it when I write about how Black women are treated and characterised for speaking up for themselves. Meanwhile, some Williams supporters have thanked her for highlighting the "unequal playing field" in sports for women.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania Trump to op-ed writer: You are 'sabotaging' our country
Sep 10, 2018 - 18:41
Woodward says Trump drafted a tweet which said the United States would remove families of troops stationed in South Korea. Asked whether he has tape recordings of most of the interviews, Woodward said yes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes
Sep 10, 2018 - 18:29
North Korea has long used parades to display the strength of its military, having most recently held one of February of this year. Mr Trump thanked "Chairman Kim" and said: "There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Initiates Damage Protocol For Frozen Screen iPhone 8 Units
Sep 09, 2018 - 10:59
With just a week left before the Apple special event , price and possible monikers of the 2018 iPhones have surfaced online. When it comes to individual models, the iPhone X is the leader of the pack, losing only 32% of its value since release.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian lawmaker: North Korea's leader confirmed readiness to visit Russia - RIA
Sep 09, 2018 - 08:27
US State Department representatives did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment about the details of the letter. North Korea "is the only country that has commitments under UN Security Council resolutions", he told reporters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Syria and Russian Federation strike in Idlib as leaders meet in Teheran
Sep 09, 2018 - 08:03
State Department's adviser for Syria, Jim Jeffrey , said in an interview with Reuters . There was no immediate comment on the clashes by the government.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Help, I Can’t Stop Looking at These Elon Musk Smoking Memes
Sep 09, 2018 - 07:40
In an Instagram post from the August weekend spent at Musk's residence, Banks claimed the Tesla CEO had taken LSD. Musk, when offered a hit by Rogan, asked, "It's legal right?" before opting to take a puff.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tom Brady on continuing WEEI interviews: 'I don't know, I think so'
Sep 09, 2018 - 06:16
Linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (illness), offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (calf) and safety Nate Ebner (knee) were full participants. But he is aware of the concern that looms over the unit before their game against Tom Brady , who torched them for 378 yards and.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena Williams zooms into US Open final
Sep 08, 2018 - 23:27
So that contrast between her looks and her name makes her even more charismatic to Japanese people. As she said Thursday while holding back tears, good things lie ahead. "I love you", Osaka said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spain: Manager Luis Enrique Bans Board Games and PlayStation
Sep 08, 2018 - 22:16
We want to absorb Enrique's knowledge."It is a new coach which always demands more attention". Enrique was named coach of Spain after the early exit in 2018 World Cup tournament.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Storm watch - Monitoring the Atlantic
Sep 08, 2018 - 19:42
At least two of those storms have the hurricane center and emergency management officials along the U.S. East Coast warning residents to put their hurricane preparations into gear, if they haven't already.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4 dead, 5 injured in shooting at Cincinnati bank
Sep 07, 2018 - 21:54
Bank manager Greg Harshfield told CNN affiliate WXIX that he could hear the shooting unfold from an upper floor of the building. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said investigators have not established a motive, but they are confident Perez acted alone.