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Browns vs. Steelers recap: Pittsburgh kicks through to first season-opening win since 2010

It was a game of kicks between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Pittsburgh won the coin toss and elected to kick the bejeezus out of the Browns in the first half of the teams' season-opener at Heinz Field Sunday. The only real negative, however, is the Browns did a bit of kicking of their own in the second half.

After their punter was kicked in the head by Antonio Brown, the Browns unveiled their no huddle offense - probably in the second half so the Steelers were unable to make halftime adjustments - and roared back from the dead to score 24 unanswered points and tie the game at 27.

The Steelers would get the final boot, though, and Ben Roethlisberger would notch another game-winning drive after hitting Markus Wheaton twice, the last being a 20-yarder that set up Shaun Suisham's 41-yard field goal at the end of regulation.

A wild ride, for sure, and certainly a lot of things to fix before taking on Baltimore Thursday. They may not be as inclined to surrender a 27-3 halftime lead.