PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starting or off the bench. Healthy or on one foot. It doesn’t matter. Ben Roethlisberger against the Cleveland Browns isn’t a fair fight.
The hobbled Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback passed for 379 yards and three touchdowns after coming in for injured starter Landry Jones as the Steelers overwhelmed the hapless Browns and Johnny Manziel 30-9 on Sunday.
Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 139 yards and two scores as the Steelers (6-4) remained unbeaten at home against Cleveland (2-8) since 2003.
Manziel passed for a career-high 372 yards with a touchdown and an interception but was also sacked six times. The Browns, who have lost five straight, ran for just 15 yards and were penalized 11 times for 159 yards. Cleveland is 2-13 in its last 15 games under coach Mike Pettine.