From the Newsroom: Steelers at Browns


Just need to improve: Quarterback Mitch Trubisky rated Browns 29, Steelers 17 as a half-down job.

“We just have to be better in the second half,” lamented Trubisky. “I think we did well in the first half. We’re getting there, it’s just not where you need to be to get the win.

“I thought in the first half we took a few steps in the right direction, the second half just wasn’t good enough.”

Trubisky completed 20 of 32 passes for 207 yards, did not throw for a touchdown or interception, and finished with an 81.1 passer rating.

He was 9 of 13 for 109 yards in the first half, which ended with the Steelers leading, 14-13.

“We had crucial plays in the second half which if we got those plays it could have been a different story and we just didn’t touch them,” Trubisky continued. “There’s a few more details in there that we’ll have to go back and look at on film, but that’s kind of how we felt in the second half, just those pieces that we have to hit, we don’t have it. just didn’t.”

Trubisky also carried twice for 7 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run, on the Reading option guards.

“I was reading the (defensive) end and I fired it,” he said. “The O line did a great job with their blocks, (tight end) Pat (Freiermuth) made a great block and went into the end zone.

“Look to do more of these things in the future.”

Trubisky also said he feels more comfortable with each successive departure after spending last season as a backup at Buffalo.

“I feel like I’m in a good rhythm with my routine, I felt good (Thursday night),” he said. “We just have to be better in the second half.”


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