PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Browns started their first playoff game in 18 years with a wild start against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In the first play of the Steelers' opening drive, center Maurkice Pouncey fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Browns safety Karl Joseph for a touchdown.
The unexpected play gave the Browns a very early 7-0 lead over the Steelers.
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Then, when the Steelers got the ball back on the following drive, cornerback M.J. Stewart intercepted a pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, giving the Browns their second straight turnover, which led to a 40-yard touchdown pass from Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
Watch the plays below:
The Browns opened the game up 14-0 in the first few minutes of the first quarter, but they weren't done yet.
A six-play drive took the Browns back down the field and an 11-yard run from Kareem Hunt put the Browns in the end zone for the third time in the first quarter, giving the Browns a 21-0 lead.
The Browns continued the unbelievable start with another interception by safety Sheldrick Redwine which led to a fourth touchdown for the Browns on another run by Hunt.
The Browns set a record for most points scored in the first quarter of any playoff game in NFL history.