November 30, 2023

Mike Tomlin: The Browns make a lot of offenses look like that

The Steelers fell to the Browns 13-10 on Sunday, popping out on the quick finish of one other defensive battle between AFC North opponents.

Pittsburgh’s offense completed with 249 complete yards, however 74 of them got here on Jaylen Warren’s landing run early within the third quarter.

The membership had solely 12 first downs and was 3-of-14 on third down, punting 9 occasions within the contest.

After the sport, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin credited Cleveland when requested what his staff has to do to get its offense going.

“They have a really good defense. They make a lot of offenses look like that,” Tomlin stated in his press convention. “Coupled with their venue, we have to give them some credit. We knew their reputation in Week 2. Maybe the rest of the National Football League didn’t. It’s kind of been confirmed in the weeks after that and obviously they were really good today.”

After Tomlin talked about through the week that the Steelers would wish extra from Kenny Pickett, the quarterback completed 15-of-28 for simply 106 yards. He was sacked 3 times.

“I think the Cleveland Browns had a lot to do with that,” Tomlin stated when requested what he’s seeing with Pickett that isn’t clicking. “I’d be disingenuous if I didn’t compliment them on their players, their schematics, how they played today. The venue component, from an offensive perspective. There’s a lot of things that were challenging today.”

Pittsburgh is now 6-4 and at present the AFC’s No. 7 seed. The membership could have one other divisional matchup subsequent week towards Cincinnati. While the Bengals gained’t have Joe Burrow, Cleveland didn’t have Deshaun Watson on Sunday both.