The Steelers forced a safety against the Browns, then made a colossal error on the ensuing kick, leading to a Cleveland touchdown.
The Steelers gifted the Browns six of the most fortunate points Cleveland will score this season during Sunday's Week 8 contest in Pittsburgh.
Midway through the third quarter, the Pittsburgh defense produced a safety when an offensive holding penalty was called against the Browns in their own end zone.
The Steelers went up 16-6. They were about to have a chance to build a larger lead on the ensuing free kick, however, a mental lapse curtailed the opportunity before it came to fruition.
As Cleveland's free-kick bounced near the 35-yard line, Pittsburgh's return team watched as the ball bounced around after waving for a fair catch. The Browns return team pounced on the ball, giving Cleveland possession at Pittsburgh's 24.
The Browns would end up scoring a touchdown on Baker Mayfield's one-yard pass to Antonio Callaway, but the special teams madness continued on the ensuing extra-point try. Greg Joseph pushed the attempt wide left, leaving the Browns down 16-12 with five minutes left in the third.