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Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky finally hit him with a long ball in a loss to the Browns, but it took a spectacular one-handed catch by Pickens for a 36-yard gain.
However, as great as it was, it mattered little in the end as Pittsburgh came up short against the Browns.
Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for a score and Cleveland bounced back from its epic meltdown by finishing off the rival Steelers 29-17.
“We had the right men in that room to be able to get past it,” Brissett said, “and I think we answered that call. We knew it wasn't going to be easy. The guys answered the bell.”
The Steelers pulled within 23-17 on Chris Boswell's 34-yard field goal with 1:48 left before Pittsburgh attempted an onside kick.
But unlike in Sunday's 31-30 loss,
For a split second, it looked like Sunday all over again.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was asked what he was thinking as the ball bounced around near Pittsburgh's sideline. He paused for six seconds before answering.
“A lot,” he said.
Cleveland fans could finally exhale when cornerback Denzel Ward fell on a Steelers fumble in the end zone on the final play for a meaningless touchdown.
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