Austin Davis to start vs Steelers

Browns head coach Mike Pettine has officially ruled out Johnny Manziel for Sunday’s game due to a concussion, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Austin Davis will start at QB.

 

Pitt off to 11-1 start

Pittsburgh 72 – Syracuse 61

Pitt (11-1, 1-0) pulled away from Syracuse (10-4, 0-1) 72-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC Opener to improve to 11-1 on the season. “We’re back to normal, back to where we like to be. We have a lot of good players,” coach Jamie Dixon said of the Panthers showing signs of re-emerging as a top-25 team.

To secure the win, Pitt went on a 14-2 run as Sheldon Jeter scored seven straight points off the bench to finish with 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Jamel Artis led Pitt with 18 points and nearly posted a triple-double with 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Michael Young averaging 17.2 ppg on the season, had 15 points in the win.

Pitt had a 43-25 advantage on the boards, including a 19-8 advantage on offensive rebounds.

 

Penguins fall to Leafs 3-2

Leafs 3 – Penguins 2 (SO)

It was the Matt Murray and Jonathan Bernier show Wednesday night with the Leafs (14-15-7, 35 pts) coming away with the two points. Toronto secured a 3-2 shootout win as Peter Holland and PA Parenteau each scored shootout goals. David Perron the Penguins first shooter scored Pittsburgh’s lone goal in the shootout.

In a game that saw both teams trade chances all night, Murray was sensational for the Penguins (17-15-4, 38 pts) in the loss. He stopped 34 of 36 shots, including three breakaway saves, two in the third period.

Sidney Crosby (8) had a goal and assist in the loss. Chris Kunitz (5) scored his fifth goal of the season on the power play in the first period.

The Penguins with 38 points on the season are currently five points out of a playoff spot.

 

Antonio Brown named Steelers’ MVP

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been named Team MVP as voted on by his teammates.

Brown has 123 receptions for 1,647 yards and 9 touchdowns on the season.

 

Johnny Manziel in concussion protocol

Browns QB Johnny Manziel has been placed in concussion protocol, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland. If Manziel can’t start, Austin Davis will go for the Browns vs the Steelers.

Manziel was 33 of 45 for 372 yards vs the Steelers in week 10.