Mason Rudolph finished an abysmal night against the Browns defense Thursday night with two fourth-quarter interceptions, including one that helped Cleveland secure its third touchdown.
The Browns picked off Rudolph four times total in their 21-7 win and recorded four sacks. But the biggest blow Rudolph took was from Myles Garrett, the Cleveland edge rusher who smashed Rudolph in the head with his dislodged helmet.
The incident will almost certainly overshadow a solid victory from the Browns, and hefty suspensions are a near certainty.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2019
Pittsburgh was also dealt injury blows to star receiver Juju Smith-Schuster (head) and running back James Conner (shoulder).
The Browns, meanwhile, lost safety Morgan Burnett to injury and safety Damarious Randall to ejection.
Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Steelers vs. Browns on ” Thursday Night Football .” Here’s how the Browns won:
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Final: Browns 21, Steelers 7
11:41 p.m. — Oh boy. A huge brawl breaks out with eight seconds left and the game well over. Myles Garrett smashed Rudolph with his helmet. That was bad.
11:27 p.m. — Fourth interception of the night by Rudolph. He’ll be happy when this is over.
11:20 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Browns. The Steelers just got Moss’d. Stephen Carlson makes a leaping catch over his defender in the end zone. 21-7, Browns.
11:17 p.m. — Rudolph throws his third interception of the night. Horrible, horrible throw. If Cleveland scores a touchdown here, this game is probably over.
11:16 p.m. — With 6:32 left, Pittsburgh takes over inside its own 10.
11:07 p.m. — Aaaand Pittsburgh punts again.
11:05 p.m. — Pittsburgh has the ball back with more than 10 minutes remaining. Plenty of time.
10:58 p.m. — The Steelers turn it over on downs. Rudolph was lucky not to have been picked off there.
End of third quarter: Browns 14, Steelers 7
10:51 p.m. — Seibert misses his second field goal of the night. On to the fourth quarter we go.
10:35 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. Pittsburgh gets back in it with a Jaylen Samuels TD reception. 14-7, Browns.
10:29 p.m. — Damarious Randall has been ejected for targeting. The Browns are now without both of their starting safeties, as Burnett left injured earlier.
#Browns safety Damarious Randall ejected with 8:05 left in 3Q after helmet-to-helmet hit to #Steelers WR Diontae Johnson on deep incomplete pass from QB Mason Rudolph. Randall penalized for unnecessary roughness.
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) November 15, 2019
10:18 p.m. — Picked! Rudolph throws way behind his receiver and pays the price.
10:09 p.m. — The second half is underway.
Halftime: Browns 14, Steelers 0
9:43 p.m. — Now the Browns miss a field goal, this one from 45 yards out.
9:40 p.m. — Rudolph is picked off! Burnett, who has made a couple of big plays, gets the takeaway and returns it into Steelers territory.
9:27 p.m. — Smith-Schuster is helped off the field after a helmet-to-helmet hit. He stayed down for a while.
9:21 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Browns. Jarvis Landry doubles the lead. He was wide open. 14-0, Browns.
9:20 p.m. — Pass interference in the end zone, assessed to Joe Haden, gives Cleveland a first-and-goal setup.
9:12 p.m. — Big play for Cleveland! On the second snap of the Browns drive, Mayfield hits Khadarel Hodge for 41 yards.
9:10 p.m. — Rudolph launches a deep ball on third down, but it’s broken up nicely by Morgan Burnett.
End of first quarter: Browns 7, Steelers 0
8:53 p.m. — Pittsburgh forces a punt. Solid rebound from that first drive.
8:51 p.m. — Great catch-and-run by Kareem Hunt on third-and-long. He turns a dump-off pass from Mayfield into a first down with a couple of shifty moves.
8:45 p.m. — The drive stalls, though, on an incomplete third-down pass by Mason Rudolph into the flat. Then, kicker Chris Boswell shanks a 44-yard field goal attempt.
8:44 p.m. — This second Steelers drive is looking much better. Deep into Browns territory.
8:35 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Browns. Mayfield runs it in. 7-0, Browns.
8:32 p.m. — It’s Odell Beckham Jr. streaking free on a post route and snagging an on-target pass from Baker Mayfield. Initially ruled a TD, but overturned on review.
8:29 p.m. — Steelers go three-and-out.
8:25 p.m. — The Steelers receive the opening kickoff.