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Simulation: Steelers win big over the Browns in their season opener

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Editor’s Note: This is a simulation and doesn’t indicate what the final score will be when the game is played. With it being a simulation, not everyone, who played in this computerized game, may play in the actual game.

According to our whatifsports.com simulation, the Pittsburgh Steelers will defeat the Cleveland Browns, 27-3, in Cleveland to begin the season.

The Steelers had 376 of total offense in 33 minutes and 50 seconds in time of possession. The Browns only had 198 of total offense in 26 minutes and 10 seconds.

Derek Anderson went 14 of 26 for a 127 yards.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Braylon Edwards had four receptions for 61 yards, while Joe Jurevicious also had four receptions for 23 yards. Jamal Lewis had two receptions for 23 yards and Kellen Winslow Jr. had four receptions for 20 yards.

Lewis had 18 carries for 57 yards, while Jason Wright had six carries for 15 yards and Anderson had two carries for a yard. Joshua Cribbs and Lawrence Vickers had a carry each for no yards.

Ben Roethlisberger went 17-of-24 for a 192 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Charlie Batch came in late and went one-for-one for 19 yards.

Heath Miller had four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown. Santonio Holmes added three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown. Hines Ward had four receptions for 39 yards, while Nate Washington had two receptions for 22 yards.

Najeh Davenport had two receptions for 19 yards. Willie Parker had two receptions for 12 yards, while Cedrick Wilson had a catch for nine yards.

Parker had 23 carries for 118 yards, while Davenport added eight carries for 42 yards. Carey Davis had two carries for 16 yards and Roethlisberger had three caries for two yards.

Eric Wright led the Browns defense with nine tackles and a sack. Leigh Bodden had six tackles, while D’Qwell Jackson had five tackles. Kamerion Wimbley had four tackles with a sack, as Shaun Smith and Robaire Smith also had four tackles.

Brodney Pool had the interception.

Brett Keisel had seven tackles for the Steelers defense. Deshea Townsend had five tackles, while James Harrison and James Farrior had four tackles each. Anthony Smith, Aaron Smith and Ike Taylor added three tackles each.

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed connected on two second-half field goals. Browns kicker Phil Dawson made a 43 yard field goal minutes into the third quarter to cut the lead to 21-3.

Parker caught a three-yard reception for the 7-0 lead. Then, Holmes and Miller both caught touchdowns for the 21-0 halftime lead.

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