Cleveland Browns lose a close season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Anthony Chickillo recovered the ball in the end zone to give the Steelers the first score of the game.

The Cleveland Browns are building for the future - and it's a good thing, too, because the present looks very grim indeed.

There will be messages from tackle Joe Thomas, quarterback DeShone Kizer, linebacker Jamie Collins, linebacker Christian Kirksey, Coach Hue Jackson and others, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports.

The touchdown pulled the Browns within 21-18 after a two-point conversion run by running back Isaiah Crowell.

Of the 75 yards the Steelers gained on their six plays from scrimmage on the drive, 41 came on a pass interference penalty against Browns cornerback Jamar Taylor on a throw intended for Brown.

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Islam Slimani had a big chance to open the scoring 60 seconds before Morata's strike but was denied by Thibaut Courtois. The England striker converted from the spot to provide Leicester some hope going into the final half hour of the match.

Despite taking two sacks that spoiled the Browns' second drive of the game, Kizer completed six of his seven attempts for 45 yards in the first quarter.

Browns fans are no stranger to disappointment and misery, but usually it takes a little longer than four plays into the season for that to kick in.

The Steelers made life miserable for the Browns quarterback - this time Kizer. While the narrative seems set up for big days from the front seven, they will need to deliver between the lines on Sunday to prove that they can provide the type of performances to allow the team to be successful.

The Browns' 2017 season got off to about as rough a start as possible. He just missed picking off a pass in the second quarter.

What it means for the Browns: 2017 was supposed to build off last season's 1-15 campaign.

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