Dorsey was on the field because the quarterbacks in front of him, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn, were out with injuries. By the end of this one, Dorsey was injured, too.
His three interceptions in the game were his three worst plays from an expected points standpoint, though the two sacks he suffered — quarterbacks receive part of the blame for sacks in QBR — didn’t help, either. Dorsey’s most damaging interception was a pass just a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage intended for Braylon Edwards that Leon Hall picked off and returned to the house.
Dorsey and the Browns were ultimately outdueled by Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bengals, 14-0. It was the final appearance of Dorsey’s NFL career.
Kizer’s second half featured an ill-advised interception on a corner route, but he also enjoyed his best sequence of the day late in the fourth quarter. A 29-yard seam route to Ricardo Louis. A 22-yard checkdown to Isaiah Crowell. Kizer’s TD pass to Corey Coleman on fourth down trimmed the lead to three with 3:36 remaining.
Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger didn’t give the ball back. A 38-yard pass to Antonio Brown sealed another Steelers victory and improved Big Ben’s record against Cleveland to 21-2. But this time, the Browns weren’t left with a feeling of hopelessness. Roethlisberger, who also has taken quite a few hits, offered encouragement to Kizer.
“We’re both from Northwest Ohio, both wear No. 7,” Roethlisberger said. “I Cheap Jordan Jerseys thought he played a great game. He did some things against a great defense that gets after it, but I told Cheap Jerseys World him afterward, ‘What an awesome start.'”