Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to tight end Jesse James as the Pittsburgh Steelers, with minimal help from Le'Veon Bell, opened the season by holding off the Cleveland Browns 21-18 on Sunday. The 4-yard TD reception came after a drive that included two long pass plays from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown.
And he finished it off by himself with a one-yard touchdown run.
In the second quarter, Kizer looked a little more like a rookie.
This could be one of the sneaky games of the week to start the 2017 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 21-18 on Sunday. As the younger brother of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, expectations are already sky-high, and he'll inevitably be compared to his older brother, at least at the beginning of his career. James made the catch with 45 seconds left in the second quarter.
The Steelers former second-round draft pick out of Michigan State chose to stay away from the team most of the offseason after receiving the franchise tag ahead of the start of the new league year in March.
The Browns were backed up in their own end zone on a punt attempt after the first drive of the game, and the Steelers more than took advantage of the situation in the shadows of Cleveland's end zone.
Roethlisberger completed 24 of 36 passes for 263 yards, two scores and an interception.
According to Pro Football Talk, the players got the idea for the video after talking with former Browns great Jim Brown during the preseason. Bell's 8 rushing yards in the first half matched the second-fewest for his career in the first 30 minutes of a game, according to ESPN Stats & Info.