Steelers vs. Browns live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ game

There’s nothing quite like getting to settle a divisional rivalry under the bright lights in prime time.

The rivalry between the Steelers and Browns has gone largely in Pittsburgh’s favor: the Steelers lead the all-time series 79-61-1, including postseason games. But the Browns have made things interesting in recent years. While Pittsburgh swept the series in 2021, the teams split in 2020 and the Browns won the AFC wild-card matchup between the squads that season.

This edition will look a little different than usual. Both teams have fill-in quarterbacks. The Steelers have turned to Mitch Trubisky with 2022 first-round pick Kenny Pickett waiting for his chance to start following the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger. The Browns will send out Jacoby Brissett, who will be the team’s starter until Deshaun Watson returns from his 11-game suspension in Week 13.

Both teams have had mixed results this season. They both pulled off Week 1 victories, with the Steelers beating the Bengals in overtime and the Browns edging the Panthers in the final seconds. Both fell in Week 2, to the Patriots and Jets, respectively.

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The winner will advance to 2-1 and be guaranteed at least a share of the AFC North division lead after Week 3.

The Sporting News will be tracking live scores and highlights from the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between the Steelers and Browns. Follow for updates throughout the AFC North showdown in Cleveland.

Steelers vs. Browns score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Steelers 0 14
Browns 7 6

Steelers vs. Browns live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’

(All times Eastern)

Second Quarter

9:20 p.m.: Another long field ahead for Cleveland as Jerome Ford decides to bring the kickoff out of the end zone and is stopped at the Cleveland 12.

9:16 p.m. Steelers scoring play: Trubisky rushes around to the right side and just does make it into the end zone before his knee is done. Boswell drills the PAT and Pittsburgh takes its first lead of the day with 3:50 left in the half. Steelers take a 14-13 lead.

9:15 p.m.: Harris nearly makes it to the goal-line, but is stopped a yard short by Cleveland’s defense.

9:14 p.m.: The Steelers are moving downfield fast. Chase Claypool takes a jet sweep 11 yards down field to the Cleveland 15, and Harris cuts up to the five on the next play. Pittsburgh has a 1st and goal from the 5.

9:13 p.m.: Harris is swallowed up quickly at the 26 for a short gain of one.

9:12 p.m.: Harris carries the ball for a gain of four, but on the next drive, Warren fumbles the ball following a pickup of 17. Fortunately for the Steelers, Johnson is there on the right sideline to pounce on the ball and recover it for Pittsburgh.

9:11 p.m.: Trubisky, again, airing it out downfield, finding Johnson down the right sideline for a gain of 16 to the Cleveland 44.

9:10 p.m.: Pittsburgh starts the drive with a quick first down as Trubisky rolls out and finds Johnson for a gain of eight to the right before Harris powers his way up the middle for a gain of three. Pittsburgh up to its 36.

9:09 p.m.: The Steelers will start at the 25 on a touchback.

9:05 p.m. Browns scoring play: Brissett picks up his second touchdown pass of the day as Njoku makes a leaping grab in the end zone. Cade York misses his second point-after in as many weeks, however, as it clangs off the upright. Browns take a 13-7 lead.

9:04 p.m.: Browns will have a 1st and goal after a short pass to Njoku for six and a rush by Hunt for six to the right. Ball at the Pittsburgh 7.

9:04 p.m.: Chubb, somehow, picks up a yard after the play is blown up, but he miraculously cuts through the defense to pick up a yard.

9:03 p.m.: Brissett again firing down field, this time hitting Cooper on an out route for a gain of 18 out to the Pittsburgh 20.

9:02 p.m.: Back-to-back first downs, this time with some trickery. Brissett hands the ball to Hunt on a jet sweep, it gets flicked back to Brissett and he hits Hunt for a gain of 11.

9:01 p.m.: This time, Brissett connects with Peoples-Jones for a gain of 10 and a first down.

9 p.m.: Hunt can only pick up a yard after bouncing to the left, and Brissett misses Donovan Peoples-Jones on the next play. Cleveland facing a 3rd and nine from its own 41 with 12:57 left in the half.

8:58 p.m.: The Browns keep the drive moving down the field despite the penalty as Njoku finds space on the right side of the field and hauls in a 13-yard pass. Steelers have to call a timeout after some confusion on defense.

8:56 p.m.: Brissett goes right back to Cooper, hitting him on a curl route for a gain of six. They connect on a deep shot on the next play, but it’s brought back after Cooper stepped out of bounds and came back in to make the play. Illegal touching the call makes it a 2nd and four at the Cleveland 27.

8:55 p.m.: Browns can only bring the kickoff out to the 21.

8:52 p.m. Steelers scoring play: Tie game in Cleveland. Harris bounces to the outside for a touchdown five seconds into the second quarter. Steelers tie the game at 7.

First Quarter

8:49 p.m.: Back-to-back runs by Warren for six and seven yards send Pittsburgh up with a 1st and goal from the Cleveland 5 heading into the second quarter.

8:48 p.m.: After Warren rushes for seven, Pickens makes an incredible one-handed snag down the right sideline for a gain of 36 at the Cleveland 18.

8:47 p.m.: Following a short pass of three yards to Jaylen Warren, Trubisky rolls out and hits Johnson, who takes it for a gain of 11.

8:46 p.m.: The Steelers will start on offense at the 25.

8:42 p.m. Browns scoring play: Cleveland strikes first as Brissett finds Cooper up the middle for a touchdown to give Cleveland the lead with 2:54 left. Browns take a 7-0 lead.

8:41 p.m.: Chubb bursts down the right side and carves his way through the defense for 36 yards, then follows it up with a gain of one. Browns out to the Pittsburgh 12.

8:39 p.m.: Brissett has plenty of time and finds David Njoku, who nearly reaches the first-down marker, but he’s stopped a yard short. The Browns go for it on 4th and one and sneak it with Brissett for a gain of three.

8:39 p.m.: Chubb can only pick up a yard, and Brissett follows that up with an incompletion to him out to the left.

8:35 p.m.: The 49-yard field goal try by Chris Boswell hooks wide right at the very end, missing by a foot. Cleveland will take over at the 32.

8:33 p.m.: Trubisky hits Pickens on an attempted wide receiver screen, but the play is blown up for a loss of two by Martin Emerson. Trubisky dumps the ball off to Harris for a short gain of four to bring up a 4th and four.

8:32 p.m.: It doesn’t take long for Pittsburgh to push further into Cleveland territory. Harris takes back-to-back handoffs for gains of 10 and four.

8:31 p.m.: Bojorquez’s punt appears to be tipped on the way up. As a result, the Steelers will start at the Browns’ 48.

8:29 p.m.: Alex Highsmith is called for a neutral zone infraction to move the Cleveland offense up to a 3rd and one, but Brissett is sacked for a loss of nine by Larry Ogunjobi on the next play to bring up a punt.

8:28 p.m.: Just like the first drive, the Browns are starting the drive with Chubb, who carried it to the left side for two yards. The next play, Brissett gets Kareem Hunt involved, hitting him for a two-yard gain.

8:24 p.m.: Trubisky can’t connect with Johnson on a deep shot down the right sideline, but it’s broken up by Denzel Ward, forcing a punt on 4th and five. Pressley Harvin punts the ball out to the Cleveland 23, where it is fair caught by Chester Rogers.

8:23 p.m.: Mitch Trubisky starts the Steelers’ drive by getting flushed out of the pocket and connect on a pass with Diontae Johnson for 13 yards to the right side. Najee Harris follows that up with two carries up the middle to bring up a 3rd and five.

8:19 p.m.: Two incompletions and a gain of zero from Amari Cooper will force the Browns to punt from their own 39. Corey Bojorquez punts it into the end zone for a touchback.

8:18 p.m.: After a short carry to start, Nick Chubb rushed right up the middle for a 13-yard gain and nearly broke for more had he not been tripped up at the Cleveland 39.

8:17 p.m.: Cleveland’s offense will start at the 25 after a touchback to start the game.

8:10 p.m.: The Browns have taken the field against the Steelers ahead of this pivotal, early season rivalry matchup.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

The Steelers and the Browns will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland

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Where to watch Steelers vs. Browns

  • Live stream: Amazon Prime

The matchup between the Steelers and Browns will be carried exclusively on Amazon Prime. Last Thursday, the Chargers and Chiefs played in the inaugural presentation of “Thursday Night Football” on Amazon Prime.

Al Michaels will call the play-by-play for the game and ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit will provide analysis. Kaylee Hartung will be the sideline reporter.

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Why is ‘Thursday Night Football’ on Amazon Prime?

This is the first year “Thursday Night Football” will be on Amazon after years of bouncing from network to network.

Before the 2017 season, Amazon acquired non-exclusive streaming rights for several “Thursday Night Football” games during the season. In March 2021, it officially acquired the rights to be the exclusive home of the prime-time series for a $1 billion per year.

MORE: How Amazon won rights to TNF

The deal was initially slated to begin in 2023, but Fox ended its deal with the NFL a year early, paving the way for Amazon to carry games exclusively starting in 2022. The streaming giant will be the exclusive home through 2033.

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