How ugly tie could be priceless December gift for Browns

How ugly tie could be priceless December gift for Browns

How ugly tie could be priceless December gift for Browns

All things considered, Watt probably did his job better than anyone on the Steelers on Sunday.

But they forced a fumble by Conner and scored quickly on Carlos Hyde's 1-yard run to pull within a touchdown.

The Cleveland Browns now sit 0-0-1 after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in nearly every facet of the game, yet still only managing to eek out a tie.

Still, it was much more positive than negative for Conner, and he is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week. Tyrod Taylor dropped back and released a pass to the sideline to try and get a big gain to get the Browns in field goal range. Some team officials told La Canfora that they expect the running back will skip 4-6 games to reduce his risk of injury.

"He's making seven times what I make, twice as much as [left tackle Al Villanueva] is making and we're the guys who do it for him", guard Ramon Foster said.

Jackson stiffened when he was asked what kind of leash he intends to have on Taylor, who was acquired in March from Buffalo and will start until the Browns feel the No. 1 overall pick Mayfield is ready.

One of the knocks on Taylor in Buffalo was that he often missed throws he should have completed, and that he was afraid to attempt passes over the middle. Quarterback Nick Foles caught a 15-yard pass from wide receiver Nelson Agholor to extend a drive that ended with a touchdown.

A muffed punt by New England's Riley McCarron with under five minutes left set up Watson's 5-yard TD pass to Bruce Ellington and cut the deficit to 27-20. "The personnel that we were using obviously called for him to be in the game (on the first play)". Juju Smith-Schuster had five catches for 119 yards. The third one, they just let the game go to the half - which was understandable and deserves a pass.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported Sunday on "The NFL Today" that the Steelers are bracing for a lengthy absence, adding that there is no indication when Bell plans to sign the franchise tender. After No. 2, it was 26 yards.

Down 21-7 in the fourth quarter, the Browns were on the verge of their 18th straight loss.

The Browns revamped offensive line, with rookie Desmond Harrison at left tackle, surrendered - sacks.

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