Mc Cown completed right at the sticks to Barnidge for a new set of downs.Another blitz led to a deep pass in the end zone to Pryor, but too long and incomplete. The Browns were docked for a holding call that was accepted. Mc Cown got the ball out to Pryor on the play for 15 yards to make it third and 10.On third and six, Johnson got loose behind Lawrence Timmons for a catch-and-run of 22 yards, down to Pittsburgh’s 29.Kessler looked to the end zone for Corey Coleman, incomplete, with Artie Burns in coverage. On third and nine, with the blitz coming, Gary Barnidge could not hail in a slightly off-target pass with Shazier in coverage.
From Cleveland’s 40, Roethlisberger dropped back and found Brown again, this time for 13 yards.From the 37, Bell spun out of a tackle near the line of scrimmage to pick of four more yards on the ground.He got the call again on second down, picking up six.Timmons was flagged for roughing the passer as well, making it a 31-yard play, putting the ball at the Steelers’ 44 with an untimed down due to the penalty. Timmons blitzed again, but Mc Cown found Coleman, with William Gay missing a tackle on a modest reception.Mc Cown checked down to Crowell for three to set up a third and four.