Winners, losers from Browns-Steelers on Thursday Night Football

Winners, Losers of Browns-Steelers on Thursday Night Football originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
That was AFC North Football.
In a classic rivalry game, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 and went 2-1. The Steelers are now 1-2 on consecutive losses.
After the short week, both teams now have a much needed 10 days to prepare for Week 4.
Before we move on to the weekend, here are some winners and losers from Thursday's game:
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Winner: Jacoby Brissett
The Browns' backup quarterback played a near-perfect game against the Steelers. Brissett had two well-placed touchdowns, first against Amari Cooper and then against David Njoku.
Brissett completed 21 of 31 passes for 220 yards and notably no turnovers. That's about all you can ask of a backup, and that's what Cleveland will need for the next eight games before Deshaun Watson returns from his suspension for sexual misconduct.
Loser: Mitch Trubisky, who might be running out of time
OK, so Trubisky wasn't that bad against the Browns. But he wasn't that good either, although the last stat line is respectable - 20 of 32, 207 yards, a rushing TD, no interceptions.
After a stunning Week 1 win over reigning AFC champions Bengals, Pittsburgh have suffered back-to-back losses to the Patriots and Browns. The Steelers' offense has been pathetic in all three games, and defense isn't the same without T.J. Watt.
First-round rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett won't solve all of the Steelers' problems. He won't magically nurse Watt back to health. He won't do the offensive line block better. But he could provide a spark, which their current starter never will. Everyone knows what Trubisky is - it's time to give the kid a chance, especially with a long week at home preparing for the Jets.
Winner: Brown's trade for Amari Cooper
When the Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to the Browns for a fifth-round pick in March, many people questioned that. After Thursday we can safely say that everyone is questioning it.
Cooper, a four-time Pro Bowler, had his best game of the season, catching seven for 101 yards and a touchdown.
He has 19 receptions, 219 yards and two touchdowns in three games with his new team and looks like a sure No. 1 receiver.
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