PITTSBURGH — Cleveland spent the early weeks of the season turning over quarterbacks, but now the Browns are turning turnovers into victories.
The Browns converted 3 of 5 Pittsburgh second-half turnovers into a pair of Matt Bahr field goals and rookie Brian Washington's 75-yard touchdown run with an interception Sunday as Cleveland beat the Steelers, 23-9.
The Browns, who lost starting quarterback Bernie Kosar and backup Gary Danielson to injuries in the first 2 games, used the victory to stay competitive in the AFC Central Division race at 2-3.
The Steelers, who opened 1-6 2 seasons ago, lost their fourth straight to fall to 1-4.
The Browns, who lost 16 games in a row at Pittsburgh from 1970 through 1985, won here for the third consecutive year.