Browns Gameday: Baskin's in-game Blog, Browns vs. Steelers

Steelers beat the Browns 27-11. Browns fall to 4-7. Steelers go to 5-6.

Jason Campbell suffered a concussion today, the Browns will have to consider wether or not to bring in a third quarterback this week.

Brandon Weeden hits Devon Bess on a two point conversion. Steelers lead the Browns 27-11.

Brandon Weeden to Josh Gordon one yard touchdown pass. Steelers lead 27-9 with 3:13 to play.

Josh Gordon with 11 catches today for a career high 203 yards.

William Gay interception return 21 yards for a touchdown. Steelers lead 27-3 with 4:46 left in the fourth quarter.

Weeden fumbles. Amazing how every piece of goodwill after the Ravens game is floating in the middle of Lake Erie now.

71,513 at the game.

It's at the point now, that it's so cold. Browns fans could care less about the handful of Steelers fans in front of the press box yodeling "Here we go Steelers, here we go."  The good old days are gone.

Weeden gets first down on 4th and 1. Browns get down to the 27. Billy Cundiff misses a 46 yard field goal. 2:18 to go in the third.

Campbell suffered a head injury. He is out for the rest of the game. Questioning if the fumble was a shot to the head.

One play later Rothlisberger touchdown pass to Emanuel Sanders. 20-3 Pittsburgh leads. You could hear a pin drop from Browns fans. Steelers fans and the yellow hankies are getting louder and more obnoxious. 

Former Buckeye Will Allen returns a fumble by Jason Campbell, Campbell is crushed. 49 yards on the return, William Gay with the sack. Gay had a clear path to Campbell. Obi did a nice job of stopping a touchdown.

Baffling with just two linebackers why the Browns aren't trying to throw down the middle of the field.

Third quarter underway. Browns stop Steelers at 45 on third and one, Browns stop on 4th and one. Play is reviewed. Browns get ball at own 45. Let's see what adjustments they will make in second half.

Browns trail 13-3 at half. Biggest questions going into halftime. Why did the Browns try to dink and dunk in the first half. You can count on less than one hand how many times the Browns passed the ball down field for more than 5 yards. How bad is Jason Campbell hurt?  This stadium has no buzz. If the Browns can pull this game out. I can only imagine how many empty seats we will see next week against Jacksonville?

Browns stop Tashaun Gipson big play stops a touchdown. Steelers get 3 poinst from Obi's fumble. 13-3 Pittsburgh.

Bad NFL rule. Pittsburgh spikes the ball. Tank Carder is hurt. Browns forced to take a time out.

So much for questionable. Campbell back on next play. Lands pass to Gordon. Obi fumbles. Steelers marking down the field.

Weeden with a light sprinkling of boo's with the snow. First pass from Weeden dropped by Jordan Cameron. Steelers get the ball back at mid-field.

Short field helps Steelers. 41 yard touchdown pass from Ben Rothlisberger to Antonio Brown. 10-3. Steelers take lead and momentum. 10-3. Jason Campbell has rib injury. He's questionable to come back in the game.

Jason Campbell shaken up on a hard fall to the ground. 3:31 to go in first half Brandon Weeden in the game. Let's hope he is energized by Oklahoma State's win over Baylor.  Remember Josh Cooper is active at WR. Campbell right knee.

Tug-o-war on field position. 4:33 to go in the first half.

Light snowfall trickling in.

So far this is all about field position. If you had a late night last night. You are having trouble staying awake.

Browns 3 Steelers 3, after first quarter.

Browns defense doesn't bite on a 4 and 1 fake out on the Steelers 38 yard line.

49 yard kick by Browns Billy Cundiff makes it 3-3. He had the wind at his back kicking towards the west end zone.

Dawg pound struggles with the this is "The Dawg Pound" banner. 

Steelers start with the ball. Sun makes it's first apperance of the day. Steelers go no huddle on first drive. Browns defense gets tough after getting down field. TJ Ward with a big hit. Shawn Suisham sneaks a 47 yard field through the uprights. Steelers 9 plays 45 yards. Steelers lead 3-0.

Always amazing to me how many Steeler fans are here. I just don't remember this many coming to the lakefront when I was a kid.

Moment of silence for former Brown Mike McCormack, who passed away this week.

Browns are wearing Brown and and Brown uniforms during warm-ups.

Good to see Browns wide out Josh Cooper on the field today. He is the one guy I knew could make Brandon Weeden look rock solid, and when you go back to the preseason he had good chemistry with Jason Campbell.

It's cold. Today is your day. If you think that Browns football needs to played outside. Congrats, it's going to be in the 20's and wind chill is going to make you happy below zero. To quote one of the folks that works here when I walked in the stadium. "Seriously, this might be the coldest game I can remember in a long time."

Today's inactives. Browns-Marqueis Gray, Craig Robertson, Patrick Lewis, Martin Wallace, Garrett Gilkey, Reid Fragel, and Armonty Bryant.

Steelers-Landry Jones, Derek Moye, Shamarko

Thomas, Richard Gordon, Stevenson Slyvester, LaMarr Woodley, Brett Keisel.

Expected Starters. Browns-Tank Carder at inside linebacker Craig Robertson. Steelers-Ziggy Hood at Defensive End for Brett Keisel.  Jarvis Jones at Outside linebacker for LaMarr Woodley

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