|CL||Traded for OLB Jamie Collins for 3rd round comp pick or 4th round pick in 17 draft from NE|
|bf||WR Percy Harvin unretired & signed with BF. 1m for rest of 16|
|bf||Placed S Aaron Williams on IR|
|DT||DE Armonty Bryant suspended 3 games violation of NFL substance policy|
|NJ||Claimed RB Knile Davis off waivers from GB|
|TB||Traded cb Johnthan Banks to DT for 7th pick 2018|
|KC||Claimed RB Bishop Sankey off NE practice squad|
|WA||LT Trent Williams suspended for 4 games for violations of substance policy|
|MN||OC Turner resigned. Will be replaced by Pat Shurmur.|
|AT43 TB28||TB D is better but could not stop Ryan to Jones.|
|6-3 3-5||TB O was limited because O line could not protect Winston.|
|TB scored 14 in the 4th in garbage time.|
|AT Ryan 25/34 344 40 Freeman 17/77 Jones 8c 111 TD|
|TB Winston 23/37 261 30 Barber 11/31 Evans 11c 150 2TDs|
|PT BA-3||BA O has been totally out of sync. No run game & Flacco’s mechanics are affected by his injury.|
|4-3 3-4||Roethlisberger is back practicing.. If he can play will help because Jones is horrible.|
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No question that the Browns fans, the city of Cleveland and the team needed a win over the hated Steeler Nation. They not only got it but did it in style with the 31-10 victory in Cleveland yesterday.
But there were extenuating circumstances that took a lot of the luster off the win. Of course the season ending injuries C Alex Mack and DE Armonty Bryant took some of the joy out of the win.
But the win had far more to do with offensive and defensive breakdowns by the Steelers than great play by the Browns. That is not to say that the Browns played poorly. That is not the case. But on both sides of the ball the Steelers made mistakes that allowed the Browns to score and prevent scores by Pittsburgh.
The both the long passes to TE Jordan Cameron were blown coverages by SS Troy Polamalu. In each case he chased a player that was not his responsibility rather than covering Cameron who was his charge.
The Steelers have struggled for more than 2 years in the red zone. Their ineptness was a … Read more at FryingPanSports