James Conner ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and the Pittsburgh Steelers battered the Cleveland Browns in a 38-7 blowout victory. Pittsburgh improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1978 with the win. Ben Roethlisberger added 162 yards passing and a score as Pittsburgh emphatically ended Cleveland’s four-game winning streak while extending the Browns’ skid at Heinz Field to 17 and counting. The Browns (4-2) were unable to get anything going against a defense that sacked aching Baker Mayfield four times. Mayfield also threw a pair of interceptions and was pulled late in the third quarter.
The Browns got battered in Pittsburgh, losing their 17th straight game at Heinz Field on Sunday. Baker Mayfield threw an early interception that was returned for a touchdown and set the tone for Cleveland’s lopsided loss. Mayfield was pulled at the end of the third quarter by coach Kevin Stefanski, who didn’t want his quarterback to get hurt. Mayfield was sacked four times. Stefanski, though, said Mayfield will start next week in Cincinnati as long as he’s healthy. Mayfield was limited in practice earlier this week by injured ribs.