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NFL: Pittsburgh 27, Cleveland 14

Oct. 18, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Roethlisberger's two second-quarter touchdown passes Sunday keyed Pittsburgh's 27-14 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Roethlisberger completed 23-of-35 passes for 417 yards with one interception and his scoring passes led Pittsburgh to a 17-7 halftime advantage.

Wide-outs Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes combined for 13 receptions for 263 yards.

Jeff Reed kicked two field goals.

Heath Miller caught a touchdown pass, while Rashard Mendenhall added a touchdown on 17 carries for 62 yards for the Steelers (4-2), who have won three in a row.

They held a 543-197 advantage in total offense.

Cleveland's Derek Anderson went just 9-for-24 passing for 122 yards with a touchdown.

Josh Cribbs scored on a 98-yard second-quarter kickoff return and added 45 rushing yards on six carries for the Browns (1-5).

He became the first player since 1950 to return a kickoff for a score and throw an interception in a regular-season contest.

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