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

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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
Browns 7

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

(All times Eastern)

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.

MORE: How many people watched ‘Thursday Night Football’ on Amazon?

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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