Local NFL action from week two:
PITTSBURGH 26 ---- MINNESOTA 9
BALTIMORE 24 ---- CLEVELAND 10
CAROLINA 9 ---- BUFFALO 3
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns, while Antonio Brown caught five passes for 62 yards and Martavis Bryant hauled in three receptions for 91 yards and Pittsburgh's first touchdown. Le'Veon Bell rushed 27 times for 87 yards, while McDowell grad James Conner carried the ball once for 9 yards. The Steelers move to 2-0 and head to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears on the road next Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Browns signal caller DeShone Kizer was picked off three times, while backup Kevin Hogan was also intercepted once in a loss to Baltimore. Kizer threw for 182 yards and rushed for 26 more yards in a game where he left due to injury, but did manage to return and finish the contest. Browns rookie tight end David Njoku caught a 23 yard touchdown pass from Hogan for his first career score, but the Ravens' defense was too much for Cleveland as the Browns fall to 0-2 with a pair of AFC North losses in succession. Cleveland faces the Colts in Indianapolis next Sunday at 1:00 pm from Lucas Oil Stadium.
Despite sacking Panthers quarterback Cam Newton six times, the Buffalo Bills failed to find the end zone in a 9-3 loss to Carolina. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor accounted for 180 of the team's 194 total yards as running back LeSean McCoy was suffocated to the tune of 12 carries for 9 yards in the loss. Buffalo falls to 1-1 and gets set to host Denver next Sunday at New Era Field at 1:00 pm.
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