1:00 p.m. ET
59 degrees, light rain
Key Decision #1: (CLE ball, down 21-7, at PIT 23 / 7:55 4Q)
• Cleveland attempted to convert a fourth down from their opponent’s 23-yard line instead of kicking the field goal. They were down 14 points with 7:55 to go in the fourth Quarter. This resulted in a deduction from their play-calling score.
Key Decision #2: (Cleveland ball, tied 21-21, at CLE 29 / 1:29 4Q)
• With 1:29 to go in the game, no timeouts, and an opportunity to take the lead, Cleveland started their drive with a handoff up the middle, netting very little gain but wasting about 16 seconds of play clock. This resulted in a mark against Cleveland’s play calling and clock management scores.
• Cleveland incurred back-to-back false start penalties on their first third-down attempt of the game. Given the amount of time they had to prepare for Week 1, it is a mark against their game planning score for not being able to execute on the early plays of their script.
• At several points in the game, Steelers backup running back James Conner looked indistinguishable from Le’Veon Bell in terms of the production for the offense. This is a credit to Pittsburgh’s use of personnel.